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C.H. Robinson acquires Spanish logistics company

C.H. Robinson has acquired The Space Cargo Group, Madrid, expanding its logistics reach with an emphasis on air and ocean shipping.

Public comments allowed on deregulation of potato fields

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to allow public comments on its process for deregulating fields previously infested with pale cyst nematode.

Use of antibiotics as tool to fight citrus greening weighed

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments until March 14 on its proposed decision to establish tolerances for the use of streptomycin in/on citrus fruit.

Produce education opportunities plentiful at NGA Show

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Independent retailers at the National Grocers Association Show had the chance to hear about organic produce, varieties seeing growth, sales opportunities and the Double Up Food Bucks program.

Price Chopper names new president, CEO

Overland Park, Kan.-based Price Chopper Enterprises has selected retail veteran Brian Haaraoja as its new president and CEO.

Celery prices holding strong near $40 per carton

West Coast celery shipping point prices continue to hold strong at historically high levels, and the market may not back down for several weeks.
Feb 28, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Celery

Border wall question lingers for Trump, country

The Packer’s newest poll question simply asks “How do you feel about President Trump’s plan to build a border wall at the U.S.- Mexican border?”

Mexican tomato growers challenge Commerce Department

Mexican tomato growers are challenging the Commerce Department’s decision to formally withdraw from the tomato suspension agreement May 7.

Hy-Vee employee wins 2019 Best Bagger Championship at NGA Show

Dwayne Campbell from West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee won the Best Bagger Championship and $10,000 at the NGA Show Feb. 25.

Whole Foods, Wegmans, Stop & Shop among buyers attending PMA event

The Produce Marketing Association expects more than 30 buyers from 24 companies to participate in its Fresh Connections: Retail event in Philadelphia in April.