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David Arana joins Jacobs Farm Del Cabo

Organic vegetable and herb grower Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, Santa Cruz, Calif., has hired David Arana as strategic sourcing manager.

Jim Knutzon leads SCS’ Food and Agriculture division

Jim Knutzon has been promoted to oversee the SCS Global Services’ Food and Agriculture Division.
Jan 07, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Tom Nunes V named president at The Nunes Co.

The Nunes Co., Salinas, Calif., has elected Tom Nunes V as president of the company.
Jan 07, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Youth charities benefit from Opal apple sales.

FirstFruits Marketing is using the appeal of Opal apples to fund youth groups through the Youth Make a Difference Initiative.

Questions on romaine losses continue in Canada

Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.

California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.

Year in Produce No. 7 — Weather

In 2018, Florida growers were still grappling with the fallout from 2017’s Hurricane Irma, which caused more than $760 million in damage to the state’s citrus industry.

UF pest management workshop

Having difficulties with Asian citrus psyllids? 
Dec 18, 2018 by Brooke Park #Produce Crops, #PRODUCE

Look to Asia, Africa for growth in produce sales

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As population and per-capita consumption growth slows in the U.S., fresh produce marketers may be wise to focus on faster-expanding markets in Asia and Africa.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).