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Strawberry, bell pepper imports next up for trade investigations

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is asking the International Trade Commission to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, following requests by Florida groups.

Live Oak Farms adds Pasha Marketing bell peppers in the fall

Live Oak Farms, Le Grand, Calif., will be marketing Pasha Marketing LLC’s fall vegetables from California’s Coachella Valley.

Generation Farms redesigns website with eye on the future

Generation Farms, Vidalia, Ga., has redesigned its website,, focusing on the company’s vision for the future.

Sakata Seed goes online for California Field Days

While the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t cancel the Sakata Seed America’s California Field Days, it forced the company to severely limit attendance.

Load of produce also carries record meth load at Nogales port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales, Ariz., seized nearly $2 million in drugs hidden in a semi-trailer of produce.

Mastronardi Produce to open western Canada distribution center

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, is establishing a distribution center in Surrey, British Colombia, to serve western U.S. and Canada.

Bridges Produce starts Mexican fall organic imports

Bridges Produce, Portland, Ore., has begun its fall season of Mexican organic produce.

EFI certifies fifth Mastronardi Produce location

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, has received Equitable Food Initiative certification for its fifth operation.

Fresh veg sales at retail up 16% from year-ago levels

Retail sales of fresh vegetables continue to significantly exceed 2019 as many consumers continue to eat more meals at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Father’s Day weekend boosts produce sales growth past 15%

Fresh produce dollar sales growth over 2019 topped 15% in the third week of June, boosted by Father’s Day weekend, with vegetables experiencing sales growth of more than 20%.