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Cranberry Institute’s Terry Humfeld is retiring

After more than 35 years in the produce industry, Terry Humfeld, the Cranberry Institute’s executive director based in Avondale, Pa., is retiring at the end of 2019.

USDA restricts four  businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting four companies from operating in the produce industry for Perishable Agricultural Act violations.
May 22, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Northwest cherry growers say crop’s later, but good

Northwest cherry grower-shippers are expecting to have plenty of product for their June-August market window this year.

Peppers add a slash of color

Retailers say bell peppers and sweet mini peppers can really brighten up a produce department.

Rainier Fruit promotes sales staff

Rainier Fruit, Selah., Wash., has promoted Blake Belknap to vice president of sales and Blaine Markley has director of domestic sales.

Loop seeks to cut waste with reusable consumer packaging

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Loop, a division of New Jersey recycling company TerraCycle, seeks to reduce waste by marketing big-brand durable and reusable consumer packaging.

Bell Peppers 101

Discover a variety of bell pepper information such as; consumer trends, retail availability and trending sales statistics.

Avocado remains top commodity on Produce Market Guide

Current commodities trending on Produce Market Guide.

Plenty of good quality peppers on tap

Pepper lovers have something to look forward to for the next several months as grower-shippers report plentiful supplies of good-quality product.

Oh very young truck drivers find pushback

To say there is pushback against the idea of creating another pilot program to allow drivers under 21 to operate commercial trucks is putting it mildly.