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Star Group focuses on tech program at Fresh Summit

The Star Group, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is expanding a focus on technology to improve processes from food safety to ensuring better flavor of the produce it grows.

Wish IMG Citrus ‘happy anniversary’ at Fresh Summit

IMG Citrus is celebrating 40 years in business, starting as a 72-acre farm that’s transformed to a vertically integrated grower, packer and shipper that recently added 4,000 acres of Florida grapefruit.

Hazel Tech partners with WP Produce on avocados

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies Inc. has partnered with Dominican Republic avocado exporter WP Produce to use the post-harvest technology on Desbry brand avocados shipped to U.S. markets.

Ron Clark: Silence equals complicity on climate change

It is depressing to see our silence on voicing the truth that we are all experiencing and fighting every day — that our climate is indeed changing, and we need to find solutions.

USDA to buy $30 million of U.S. grapes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying $30 million of table grapes.
Oct 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #USDA

California grape estimate lower, but plenty for fall, winter

The California Table Grape Commission has downgraded July projections of the third-largest crop in history to a normal production of 109 million 19-pound boxes.

Florida Citrus Growers Finally Receive Good News

There's a little bit of good news for producers in Florida's citrus region. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shares why.

Virginia leaders celebrate the state’s apple harvest

Pamela Northam, wife of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, celebrated National Apple Month and the peak of the state’s apple harvest season.

USDA revises grade standards for fuji apples

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has amended the standards for fuji apples.
Oct 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Apples, #USDA

Romaine Task force calls for action, further study of outbreak causes

The final report from the Romaine Task Force, convened in the wake of several outbreaks traced to the lettuce, is far from the final say in the matter, with some recommendations for action as soon as December.