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Ohio groups seek support for growers in COVID-19 Crisis

Giving farmers and farmers markets the ability to fulfill SNAP purchases online is one recommendation presented by a group of Ohio farm organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Father’s Day weekend boosts produce sales growth past 15%

Fresh produce dollar sales growth over 2019 topped 15% in the third week of June, boosted by Father’s Day weekend, with vegetables experiencing sales growth of more than 20%.

Inflation ticks higher for groceries

U.S. retail grocery prices increased 0.8% in May and are running nearly 5% above a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Albertsons exec to speak in Organic Produce Summit session

Albertsons co-chairman Jim Donald will discuss the role of organics, changes in consumer behavior due to COVID-19 and more during an online Organic Produce Summit session July 9.

Bonus episode of the podcast — Sweet corn update before 4th of July

Bert Barnes, account manager and corn commodity manager for Oviedo, Fla.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, provided an update June 29 on how sweet corn supply and quality are looking heading into the Fourth of July weekend.

Hass Avocado Board tools show opportunities across the U.S.

The Hass Avocado Board has released a new tool to help merchandizers prioritize potential opportunities in 45 U.S. markets.

Robinson Fresh distributes Apeel limes to Wakefern stores

Apeel Sciences, Santa Barbara, Calif., is expanding distribution of limes treated to extend shelf life through Robinson Fresh.

IFG grapes and their whimsical names: Bepob, Quip, Rugby

International Fruit Genetics, Bakersfield, Calif., is adding six grape varieties with unique flavors and shapes to its lineup.

Certis USA donates for HLB research

Biopesticides company Certis USA has donated another $20,000 to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Inc., to help in its research on huanglongbing.

Tori Spelling promotes The Produce Moms on Instagram

Tori Spelling, Beverly Hills 90210 star and beauty brands influencer, is including The Produce Moms in her June Celebrity Gift Box.