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Mike Stuart to be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Mike Stuart, who is retiring from the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association after 26 years, will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2019.
Sep 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Florida

FDA to launch online portal for importers

The Food and Drug Administration is launching an online food safety resource for produce importers three months ahead of its original planned release.
Sep 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Imports, #FDA

Idaho’s 2017 fresh potato prices raise national average

Sales of table stock potatoes in the 2017-18 season totaled 107 million cwt., a 6% drop from the previous year, but the national average price-per-cwt. rose $1.13, to $11.73, according to the USDA.

North Carolina sweet potatoes take hit from Florence

Significant damage to North Carolina’s sweet potato crop is anticipated after Hurricane Florence pounded many areas of the state with double-digit rainfall totals.

Black Gold Farms’ red and yellow potatoes shipping from N.D.

Black Gold Farms has started harvesting red and yellow potatoes in the Red River Valley.

USDA streamlines approval of new produce imports to the U.S.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is reducing regulations involving the approval of new imports of fresh fruits and vegetables into the U.S.
Sep 17, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Imports, #USDA

U.S. pear export outlook positive despite China tariffs

The Northwest pear industry likely will have to live without China this season, but export markets elsewhere appear to be wide open.

Giumarra’s Sugar & Spice persimmons offer unique flavor

You could say the new persimmon from The Giumarra Cos. has “everything nice.”

Lots of options for pear promotions

A bigger Northwest pear crop will give retailers plenty of promotion opportunities this year.

Del Rey Avocado sees big growth in organic sales

Fallbrook, Calif.-based Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc. is reaping the benefits from its decision 12 years ago to make a commitment to growing organic fruit.