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New York’s Bowery Farming hires scientist Newton Kalengamaliro

Newton Kalengamaliro is the new senior agricultural scientist at Bowery Farming, New York City.

Cindy Jewell departs California Giant, starts marketing company

Cindy Jewell is hanging out a new shingle in her produce career. 

Eastern Produce Council selects 2020 Leadership Class

The Eastern Produce Council has chosen 20 produce professionals for its 2020 Leadership Class.

Brian Rayfield joins PennRose Farms as president

Brian Rayfield, a longtime Southeast produce executive, is the new president at Wimauma, Fla.-based PennRose Farms.

Apeel Sciences hires Taylor Sokol as director of foodservice

Taylor Sokol has been named to the newly created position of director of foodservice for Apeel Sciences, Goleta, Calif. 

Matt Quiring named director of sales for Nature Fresh

Matt Quiring is now director of sales for Leamington, Ontario-based Nature Fresh Farms.

USDA seeks nominees for National Watermelon Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon importers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Family, friends, industry members pay tribute to Frieda

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Trailblazer, activist, mentor and marketing genius are a few of the descriptors used to characterize produce industry icon Frieda Rapoport Caplan at a celebration of life Feb. 22.  

Submit your nomination for United Fresh Women in Produce

The nomination period is open for the United Fresh Produce Association’s Women in Produce program, which has taken place the last 22 years at the United Fresh Convention & Expo.

Roger Privett III joins Main Street Produce in sales

Main Street Produce, Santa Maria, Calif., has hired Roger Privett III as sales and business development manager.