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Sunkist rolls out Lunar New Year box

As more consumers turn to citrus to help them celebrate the Lunar New Year Sunkist Growers Inc. has introduced a 2019 limited edition Year of the Pig gift carton for navel oranges.
Jan 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer

Limoneira markets organic lemons

Limoneira Co. is packing and marketing organic lemons year-round.

LGS Specialty is now BRC certified

LGS Specialty Sales Ltd, now is BRC (British Retail Consortium) certified, according to a news release.

Cecilia Packing hires salesman

Jim Saavedra, most recently with Sun Pacific Shippers Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been hired as a salesman at Cecelia Packing Corp.

Imports, labor issues trouble California asparagus growers

The weather is no longer the biggest challenge facing asparagus growers in California as they prepare for this year’s anticipated March-to-summer harvest season.
Jan 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Asparagus

California asparagus season on track for March

Labor concerns and pressure from imports aside, California asparagus growers expect a healthy crop, and say organic demand is growing even as overall acreage drops.

Texas movement gaining ground

Weather was a pain for Texas citrus growers as the 2018-19 season got underway.

Big increase in Florida citrus volume

Florida's orange growers are expected to ship 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit and 1.2 million boxes of tangerines this season.

Deadline nears for Eastern Produce Council Leadership Program

New produce industry professionals have only a few days left to apply for the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program, which closes its window Jan. 31.

Stemilt unveils easy display unit

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC unveiled an Easy Pallet Display this fall for its Artisan Organics apples, said Brianna Shales, communications manager.