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Florida citrus volume up over last year

Good growing conditions have Florida citrus growers looking forward to a strong crop this season with volume an estimated 3.4% greater than last year.

Growers strive for upper hand over HLB

Citrus greening disease or huanglongbing — HLB for short — has taken a toll on Florida’s citrus sales, but hope remains that the industry will survive and even thrive.

Recipe: Plant-based Thanksgiving

A vegetable-forward recipe for Thanksgiving, farro and vegetable stuffed acorn squash.
Nov 26, 2019 by Brooke Park #Produce (General), #PBH

Apple education foundation thanks Stemilt volunteers

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., received the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s Group Volunteer of the Year Award.

Sysco gives Taylor Farms top produce supplier award

Sysco Corp. has awarded Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., with its top supplier award for fresh produce.

Wholesome Wave selects Joe Cahalan as interim director

Wholesome Wave has selected Joe Cahalan as interim executive director.

Pennsylvania association awards Kegel’s Produce for food safety

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association has given Kegel’s Produce, Lancaster, Pa., the Excellence in Food Safety Award.

USDA reports grape exports, output rising in Peru

Peru grape exports will increase by 5% in 2019-20, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
Nov 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Whiskey (barrel)-fueled sustainability at Nature Fresh Farms

Culled whiskey barrels from distiller Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. is fueling growth in greenhouses at Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario.

Tomato growers expect strong results from Texas crops

Going into mid-November and beyond, the outlook is very good for Texas produce, industry sources say.