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Lutz to leave PMA, start marketing venture

Industry veteran Steve Lutz plans to leave the Produce Marketing Association Aug. 2 to start his own marketing and communications company. 
Jul 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Taking predictions: organic produce sales by 2025

The latest poll from The Packer invites readers to predict what percent of total department sales they think organic produce will account for by 2025.

Jasper Trujillo joins Fox Packaging

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, has hired Jasper Trujillo as business development manager.

Team Peru wins World Avocado Cup

Team Peru took the top prize in the first World Avocado Cup Regatta hosted by the World Avocado Organization and the San Diego Yacht Club July 13-14.

UPDATED: H-2A regulatory reform proposal finally published

(UPDATED, 11:38 a.m.)Taking a step to deliver on a 2018 promise, a proposed rule from the Trump administration seeks to update the way wage rates are determined for the H-2A agricultural guest worker program.
Jul 16, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Okra inches up on figs on Produce Market Guide

Figs continued their dominance of most searched items on Produce Market Guide during the week of July 8, while okra shot from the No. 4 spot up to No. 2.

Jim Gulick, former Del Monte logistics VP, remembered

Jim Gulick, former vice president of logistics-North America for Del Monte Fresh Produce, died on June 30.

The Produce Moms discusses school meals with Dallas group

Lori Taylor, owner and founder of The Produce Moms, was the featured speaker at a recent Dallas Fresh Food Association meeting.

Seven Seas adds account manager Steve Kim to California office

Seven Seas, Springfield, Ill., has hired Steve Kim as an account manager in the company’s Visalia, Calif., office.

PACA order lifted on Spring Creek Produce

Spring Creek Produce LLC, Greenfield, Tenn., has satisfied a reparation order issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Jul 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #USDA, #PACA