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Specright raises $8.8 million for product development

Software company Specright Inc., Irvine, Calif., has secured $8.8 million funding from investors to speed up product development, expand operations globally and more than double its employees.

Florida avocado suppliers see calm after storms

Rough tropical weather in 2017 and its fallout in 2018 are now history, and Florida avocado grower-shippers say they are eager to get back to business as usual this year.

CPS OKS $1 million for ag water research following outbreaks

The Center for Produce Safety is offering up to $1 million in regional grants for researchers to study when and where ag water treatments are appropriate, and what options are available to growers.

United Fresh: Jewell reflects on year as chairwoman

Being the top industry volunteer leader for United Fresh in 2018-19 has been a labor of love for Cindy Jewell.

United Fresh promises memorable Chicago show

The June 10-12 United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago is having one more fling with the Windy City before moving to San Diego next year for a June 17-18 show.

West Coast Expo names Brighter Bites as Golf Tournament beneficiary

The Packer’s West Coast Produce Expo has named Brighter Bites as the event’s golf tournament beneficiary.

Give your input on The Packer's 125th anniversary issue

Taking measure of progress in the produce industry over the past 125 years is no simple task, but The Packer has helped to chronicle that journey since its founding in 1893.
May 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Opinion, #The Packer

Strawberry commission plans promotional programs

The Watsonville-based California Strawberry Commission has a wealth of programs on tap this season to encourage consumers to buy California strawberries.

Greenhouse growth cools

Better protected from the unpredictability of weather, outdoor pests and contamination, indoor growing of all kinds offers more reliability and consistency that means it’s a category to last, say proponents.
Apr 03, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer

Watermelon and orange demand climbs on Produce Market Guide

Last week watermelon and orange content dominated Produce Market Guide searches. Strawberries, lettuce and celery rounded out the top five searches on the platform that connects produce buyers and sellers.
Apr 02, 2019 by The Packer Staff #The Packer