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NatureFresh Farms earns popular vote for tomatoes

NatureFresh Farms received numerous awards at the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards at the Leamington Fair.

It’s time for Georgia watermelons

After two years of extreme weather during their season, Georgia watermelon growers are reporting smooth sailing.

NW pear group appoints officers

The Pear Bureau Northwest recently appointed new officers on its board of directors.

Produce industry members appointed to agriculture, trade group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have appointed members to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables.
Jun 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Trade

Michigan flexes year-round strength

With year-round shipments of fruits and vegetables, Michigan is a fresh produce force in the U.S.

California blueberries heading to Vietnam

California blueberries grown under the T&G Orchard Rd brand are being sent to Vietnam for the first time.

Avocados from Mexico at Walmart, research on ripeness

Avocados From Mexico has partnered with Walmart again, with more than 4,000 U.S. stores directing shoppers to avocado content through an online Chatbot.

Sunkist CEO Russ Hanlin plans to retire

Russ Hanlin, who has been with Sunkist Growers Inc. since 1978, plans to retire as president and CEO Oct. 31, and Jim Phillips, president of Porterville Citrus, will succeed him.

Hedgehogs or lettuce, outbreak investigations are complex

CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.

NW pear production set to drop, but still a ‘solid crop’

Northwest pear growers are estimating the 2019-20 fresh market crop will be 17.3 million 44-pound box equivalents, a drop of 9% from the previous harvest, and 6% the industry’s five-year average.