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Mission Produce, others bring avocado orchard to Ventura College

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., joined other businesses to promote agriculture outreach, planting an avocado orchard at Ventura College.

Index Fresh sees high prices through California avocado season

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., wrapped up its California avocado season with record prices on a per-carton basis.

United Fresh has year-long food safety program

The United Fresh Produce Association has developed the Produce Safety Immersion Program, a year-long program designed to help professionals newer to the industry.

Citrus company Fancher Creek uses blockchain for exports

Singapore-based tech company DiMuto has its first customer in the U.S., with citrus company Fancher Creek Packing using its Track & Trace blockchain technology.

FDA, industry to study pathogens in Yuma growing region

The Food and Drug Administration has formed a partnership with the Yuma, Ariz., leafy greens industry and other groups in a multi-year study to determine how crops in the area are getting contaminated with pathogens.

Michigan Farmer with EEE Fights for His Life In Hospital

One Michigan fruit farmer is fighting for his life after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben visits the farm in Eau Claire, Michigan.

Mission Produce ramps up Colombia avocado production

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has big plans in Colombia.

Seald Sweet brings on Mexican avocados with partnership

Seald Sweet International is branching out into avocados with a partnership with Mexican grower Valvilla Produce.

Pumpkin season heats up in California

Iconic fall crops such as pumpkins are doing well just before harvest, even though temperatures are still hovering in the 90s in several U.S. regions.

Guatemala’s specialty exports to U.S. on the rise

Guatemala’s exports of specialty vegetables and fruits to the U.S. have been steadily rising over the past two decades.