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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%.

Sakata Seed America acquires Danziger’s blocky pepper program

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America has acquired the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger Seeds Ltd. of Israel. 

Retail produce sales remain elevated, but growth slows

Fresh produce dollar sales growth fell below 10% for the first time in nearly two months as the timing of Father’s Day produced unfavorable sales comparisons for some items.

Conversations at United — Jeff Madu with Windset Farms

Windset Farms spoke with visitors to its United Fresh Live! booth about its greenhouse-grown Cameo cherry tomatoes-on-the-vine, its Crescendo long peppers, its Fresco Baby Cucumbers and other items.

Cold, rainy weather forces delays on Michigan’s crops

A lingering cold and rainy season had grower-shippers in Michigan waiting a little longer than normal this year to get their summer deals going.

Conversations at United — Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms

Heading into the industry’s first virtual trade show, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Sun Farms adjusted its booth focus to spotlight its growing Sweets program.

Potato, tomato pathogen eradicated in greenhouses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 has been eliminated from greenhouses in the U.S.

USDA changes import rules to guard against plant virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting a tomato brown rugose fruit virus survey of tomato greenhouses and has restricted imports to crack down on the virus.

Marketscope — Vegetable f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

Summer produce heating up on PMG

Haitian mangoes continued their hold on the No. 1 spot on The Packer's PMG the week of May 25, while cucumbers gained a couple of spots to land at No. 2.