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Red Sun brings home trophy in United Way charity event

Red Sun Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, highlighted its Sweetpops tomatoes and Sweetpeps peppers at a recent United Way fundraiser that pairs local greenhouses with a chef and local student.

Music City: 2018 watermelon convention hits high note

Attendees of the 2018 National Watermelon Association Convention in Nashville were treated to unique Nashville experiences, with planners integrating the city’s brand throughout the event.

California pear suppliers expect good volume this year

California pear grower-shippers say they anticipate ample supplies of fruit, although the first promotable volumes likely will be a bit late during the 2019 season.

Late-season supplies spur more California avocado promotions

California Avocado Month (June) is drawing to a close, but the California Avocado Commission has launched a new program to support the brand through the rest of the season.

FDA seeks comments on sprout seed food safety guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration has released a proposal on food safety guidelines for the sprout industry and will be taking public comments until late August.

Fresh Express cyclospora panel releases preliminary report

A panel of food safety experts brought together by Fresh Express after an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis in 2018 has released an interim report.

USDA updates plant pest regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has revised rules that govern the movement of plant pests.

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.