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Health agency reports salmonella linked to Costco cukes

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating six cases of salmonella possibly linked to English cucumbers from Costco this summer.

Mission Produce celebrates 35 years

Mission Produce is celebrating its 35th anniversary at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Oct. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla.

Stemilt asks — and answers: What apple are you?

If you were an apple, what kind of apple would you be?
Oct 17, 2018 by Lori Fairchild #Produce Crops, #Apples

USDA appoints members to the Hass Avocado Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed nine members to the Hass Avocado Board.

Oct 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Avocados

Plenty of pumpkins still available

With just two shipping weekends before Halloween, there is an abundant amount of pumpkins to be sold.
Oct 16, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Pumpkins

Church Brothers’ Mexico facility to open this year

Church Brothers Farms and its processing company, True Leaf Farms, is building a processing/packing facility just across the U.S. border in Mexico to increase year-round supplies.

N.C. growers sorting out effects of Hurricane Florence

As mid-September approached, some sweet potato growers in North Carolina said they were praying for rain. Then, Hurricane Florence rumbled ashore Sept. 14-15 and brought too much of a good thing.

Duncan Family Farms promotes Pete Guerrero

Pete Guerrero has been promoted to chief operating officer at Duncan Family Farms, Goodyear, Ariz.
Oct 09, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Cattle group to answer questions from leafy greens industry

As leafy greens growers in Arizona and California widen buffer zones between their fields and cattle operations, a web seminar seeks to inform growers about how livestock facilities are managed.

AgroFresh thinks inside the box for longer shelf life

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., Philadelphia, has an addition to its line of products designed to extend shelf life.