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UPDATED: Inspection, audit fee increase set for October

(UPDATED, March 19) The U.S. Department of Agriculture will increase fees for audit and fresh produce inspections services on Oct. 1.

Dole sponsors NEPC meeting at Greater Boston Food Bank

New England Produce Council members recently pitched in to sort and pack food at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Industry petitions for changes in hours of service, ELD regulations

A broad coalition of fruit and vegetable industry groups have petitioned the FMCSA to modify the Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device rules for perishable fruit and vegetable commodities.

Avocados From Mexico partners with Milwaukee Bucks

Avocados From Mexico has become the official avocado of the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Robinson Fresh’s Jim Lemke plans 2019 retirement

Jim Lemke, who joined C.H. Robinson in 1989 and has led its Robison Fresh division since it was established, is planning to retire this year.

Mexican greenhouse production soars

Every year, Mexican producers are growing more of their product under protected agriculture.

Fresh trends data shows appeal of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular vegetable among U.S. shoppers, with female, white and high-income consumers among the most frequent purchasers.

Kool Logistics opens Los Angeles office

Kool Logistics LLC, based in Nashville, has opened a full-service office in Los Angeles.

The case for food as medicine grows stronger

ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s never been a better time to highlight the inherent health benefits of fresh produce in marketing strategies: Food is medicine, and the science keeps backing it up.

Florida Classic Growers rolls out peach pouch

Florida Classic Growers is launching a 2-pound peach pouch bag this season, said Al Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers.