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California Kiwifruit committee seeks board members

The California Kiwifruit Administrative Committee is seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board.

TV show features Chiquita’s sustainability measures

Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be featured on “Tomorrow’s World Today,” a television program that seeks innovation in using natural and technological resources for sustainability.

BrightFarms to build second greenhouse in Pennsylvania

New York-based BrightFarms plans to build a 250,000-square-foot greenhouse in Snyder County, Pa. — its second greenhouse in the state.

Riveridge’s Michigan asparagus program ready

Riveridge Produce, Sparta, Mich., is ready for the asparagus season.

Potatoes USA seeks nominations

Potatoes USA, the national research and promotion group, is seeking nominees for 73 open seats on its board.

Florida Watermelon Association puts $100,000 in research

The Florida Watermelon Association is allocating $100,000 for research and development grants, to fight pests and diseases, study growing practices and other projects.

FDA calls for 'New Era of Food Safety'

The FDA is ushering in what it calls a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, with a focus on technology to trace the origin of fresh produce.

Donald Alford joins JMB to focus on asparagus, sweet corn

Asparagus and sweet corn company Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt, San Ramon, Calif., has hired Donald Alford in sales.

Sykes Co. adds organic seedless watermelons

The Sykes Co., Rio Rico, Ariz., is now offering organic red seedless watermelons.

Spotted lanternfly killer fungi could protect NY grapes, apples

Cornell University researchers have discovered two local fungi that could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge.