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PSSI promotes Monty Christenberry to senior leadership

Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), Kieler, Wis., has appointed Monty Christenberry as senior vice president of the central region.

U.S. growers expect strong blueberry season

The domestic blueberry season was kicking off in mid-April with harvesting already underway in Georgia, said Victoria De Bruin, marketing manager for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

Strawberry volume builds

California’s strawberry crop seemed to be gradually returning to normal volume this spring after a rainy winter that delayed picking early in the season.

D’Arrigo New York gets streamlined, updated

Gabriela D’Arrigo paused as she walked by the loading trucks and pallet jacks carrying boxes of lettuce on the outdoor dock at Hunts Point Produce Market.

Peaches 101

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

Fruit and vegetable industry ally Bhimu Patil honored

Bhimu Patil, Texas A&M University professor and director of the Vegetable Improvement Center, College Station, Texas, has received the Texas A&M University Professorship.

Nominate a Produce Man or Woman of the Year today!

The Packer seeks nominations from the produce industry for its annual Produce Man or Woman of the Year award, presented at the June 10-12 United Fresh Produce Association annual convention in Chicago.

C&D Produce Outlet South barred from industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned C&D Produce Outlet South Inc., Palm Springs, Fla., for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
May 08, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Industry groups voice displeasure over tomato trade disruption

With new duties on Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S., industry groups said negotiations between the Department of Commerce and Mexico’s tomato industry must continue.

Fresh apple holdings down 13%

May 1 fresh apple holdings were down 13% compared with a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Apple Association market report.
May 07, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples