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New Michigan apple partnership adds Elite Apple supply

The newly formed joint sales alliance of Grand Rapids-based Michigan Fresh Marketing and BelleHarvest has added Sparta, Mich.-based Elite Apple as another supplier.

Performance Food Group Company To Acquire Reinhart Foodservice

Richmond, Va.-based Performance Food Group Co. will acquire Rosemont, Ill.-based Reinhart Foodservice LLC from Reyes Holdings LLC in a $2 billion transaction.

FDA and CDC work to stop Cyclospora contamination

The FDA and the CDC are working to identify data gaps and research needs to develop improved tools to detect, prevent, and control Cyclospora contamination of food.

Perdue tours central coast farms

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently toured berry and lettuce farms in Watsonville, Calif. 

Crunch Time Apple Growers: SnapDragon had a monster 2018 season

SnapDragon apples experienced a huge 2018-19 season and may have an even better 2019-20 season. 

More flexibility coming for hours of service regulations?

Hours-of-service regulations for truckers are attracting attention again, with some dead set against any relaxation in the rules and others fighting to give truckers more flexibility.

Labor relations forum set

The 45th Annual Labor Relations Forum is set for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.
Jul 03, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

John Giumarra Jr. was ‘champion’ for California grape industry

John G. Giumarra Jr., whose legal expertise helped guide not only the family business, but aided in greater grape exports for the overall California grape industry, has died.

Mike Rubidoux joins Pacific Organic Produce as sales manager

Pacific Organic Produce, San Francisco, which markets under the Purity Organic brand, has hired Mike Rubidoux as sales manager.

New Jersey officials kick off National Blueberry Month

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, and state and local officials, visited Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm this week to highlight National Blueberry Month.