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Blueberry groups hire in marketing-communications, financial roles

Two groups that represent the U.S. blueberry industry have hired a vice president of marketing and communications and financial controller, which are new positions.

Magic Sun offers imported blueberries, with plan to double crop

Magic Sun, Richmond, Va., known as a grower of conventional and organic tomatoes, is expanding to include blueberries, with plans to quickly ramp up production.

California grape harvest continues into December

The California Table Grape Commission, Fresno, has video reminders that grape harvest continues into December in the San Joaquin Valley.

USDA releases info on first California mandarin survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the first California mandarin objective measurement survey.

Peruvian grape grower recognized for water conservation programs

Peruvian grape grower Don Ricardo, which exports about half of its production to the U.S., has received the Peruvian National Water Resources Certificado Azul to recognize its sustainable water practices.

Genome project brings citrus industry closer to stopping greening

Researchers from California and Florida reached a milestone in the in the search to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a plant that’s closely related to citrus trees.

Pace International presents annual Postharvest Academy

Pace International is presenting its Postharvest Academy through a series of web seminars on a range of topics affecting apple, citrus, cherries and pears.

Proposal terminates Washington potato marketing order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to officially dissolve the marketing order for potatoes in the state of Washington.

Benny F. Hall and Sons barred from industry for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned Benny F. Hall & Sons LLC for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

BBC looks at pandemic’s effects on global supply chains

BBC World News is airing a global look at how the coronavirus caused unprecedented challenges to the supply, including the effects felt in the U.S.