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Monterey Mushrooms awards $235,000 in scholarships

Watsonville, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms has recently presented 127 children of its employees with $235,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-19 academic year.

USA Pears celebrates harvest start with new celebrity spokesperson

Portland, Ore.-based USA pears kicked off the start of the 2018 harvest season with actress Amy Smart’s new role as official spokesperson for the group.
Sep 07, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Pears

Four Seasons' solar project goes online

The Four Seasons Family of Cos. powered up its 1.3 million megawatt solar array installation at the end of August, providing power to the company’s main refrigerated distribution center in Ephreta, Pa.

USDA lingers over cranberry diversion proposal 

With harvest starting later this month, cranberry growers are still waiting on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to decide on a proposal to cut the allowable amount of fruit marketed in the 2018-19 season by about 25%.

Corrugated foundation helps establish university labs

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation has helped establish corrugated packaging design labs at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

“Savor every moment” platform launched by Avocados From Mexico

Avocados From Mexico has a targeted line-up of retail promotions this fall designed to build the category and spur avocado lovers to “Savor Every Moment.”

Eco Farms brings on new marketing talent

Eco Farms has hired Emily Noble and Vikki Almond to its marketing team, as part of a strategic growth plan.

Giant Driscoll’s berry basket rolling through cities

Driscoll’s has turned a food truck into a giant basket of berries on wheels, and it could be rolling through your community to offer berry treats.

United Fresh chooses Family Business scholarship recipients

The United Fresh Produce Association has selected four recipients of the 2018 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships for the upcoming Washington Conference.

Urban School Food Alliance to work with FoodCorps

The Urban School Food Alliance has announced a partnership with FoodCorps.