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Produce (General)

Let them eat cake.. should shippers care more about driver detention?

There continues to be a lot of conversation about driver detention times, and the U.S.  Department of Transportation was still taking input on the issue until Sept. 9.

Fall strawberries ramp up

Strawberry lovers will be happy to hear that a new crop of summer-planted California berries is just around the corner.

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.

Outlook's strong for California pears

California pears will be available through most of October, and total shipments may equal about 2.2 million bartlett pears and 500,000 cartons of bosc pears.

The Giorgi Cos. invests in 'functional mushroom' company

The Giorgi Cos. Inc. has invested an undisclosed amount in FreshCap Mushrooms Ltd., which sells functional mushroom extract powders.

LA & SF Specialty event connects chefs, suppliers, buyers

LOS ANGELES — Seventy vendors touted their wares for customers and potential customers of LA & SF Specialty at the company’s seventh Cultivating Our Community.

National Mango Board hires retail account manager-West Coast

The National Mango Board has hired Michele Hoard as retail account manager for the West Coast.

FirstFruits begins Sweetie apple season

For the seventh year, FirstFruits Farms is growing and selling the Sweetie apple.

Tom Nassif to receive Western Growers’ Award of Honor

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the recipient of the organization’s 2019 Award of Honor.

To infinity and beyond.. imports growing fast from Peru

In a previous post, I showed charts of fresh fruit and vegetable exports to specific markets.