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Produce (General)

Wanted H-2A reform: in Yoho’s words

Can Congress really take up immigration legislation so close to an election year? It seems doubtful, but if it is possible it may be that a targeted approach to H-2A reform would be the vehicle. 

USDA relaxes rules for Japanese unshu oranges and sand pears

Rules governing the U.S. imports of Japanese unshu oranges and sand pears will be changed to allow for easier access to the U.S. market.

Washington Conference gives industry platform to politicians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the search for definitive solutions goes on, the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference provided a soapbox for industry leaders to express their passion.

These retail stores won National Mango Board display awards

Who created the craziest, most eye-catching mango displays in their retail produce departments? 

Vision Produce offers ripe mango program

Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Company is now offering a “ripe and ready” mango program following the protocol established by the National Mango Board.
Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Mangoes

USDA perishable transportation handbook gets update, app

A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.

Oppenheimer to ship Ocean Spray label

Oppenheimer's first Ocean Spray cranberry shipments are scheduled near the first day of fall.

Tray sealing solution wins award

Proseal’s GT4 tray sealing-solution has won a MTP Gold Medal ahead of a leading international tech exhibition.

Calavo boosts tomato greenhouse acreage by 25%

Calavo Growers Inc. has expanded its greenhouse acreage in Mexico by 25% over last year.

Wireless access introduced for container refrigeration unit

Promising easy wireless access, Carrier Transicold has introduced the Micro-Link 5 Controller.