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Costa Rica event showcases exports to potential buyers

Costa Rica is inviting buyers of fresh produce and other exports to the country’s 20th Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica.

Aug 16, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops

Romaine slowly rebounding; iceberg shortage helping demand

Interest in romaine increased in mid-August as iceberg prices rose due to supply issues — an about-face from the situation earlier this year when romaine demand dropped following an E. coli outbreak.

USDA offers seminars on commodity purchase participation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a pair of web seminars scheduled to take companies through the steps of becoming an approved USDA Foods vendor.
Aug 13, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA

Avocado movement up for 2018

Supplies may be a bit tight during July and August, but when all is said and done, total volume of hass avocados sold in the U.S. this year should be up, according to the Hass Avocado Board.

Key Technology designs sorter specifically for leafy greens

Key Technology is introducing a new line of digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens.

California recognizes grape commission’s 50th anniversary

The California Table Grape Commission is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Late Season Berries 2018 business updates

Catch up on late season developments with a bunch of berry companies from around North America.

Strawberries still reign as No. 1 Ventura County crop

Strawberries remained the top crop in Ventura County in 2017, and the county’s 10 leading crops in terms of value are mostly fruits and vegetables.

Global company opens food lab in Fresno

Eurofins Scientific is opening a food testing laboratory complex in Fresno, Calif., this summer.

Baldor’s Thomas McQuillan’s new role, and Imperfect Produce debut

Baldor Specialty Foods, Hunt’s Point, N.Y., has promoted Thomas McQuillan to vice president of strategy, culture and sustainability.