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Rain, hail take out some of the Vidalia onion crop

Heavy rains and hail storms during Vidalia growing season, plus typical spring harvest rains, have cut a chunk out of the season’s yield, but harvesting hasn’t been delayed more than usual.

SEPC distributes more foodservice products to people in need

The Southeast Produce Council distributed donated produce that was originally for foodservice customers to people in the Tattnall County area in Georgia.

Southern Exposure makes a difference with fun, giving, good business

TAMPA, Fla. — Making connections, deepening relationships and learning the latest were all activities on parade at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure 2020 trade show. 

Southeast Produce Council unveils new logo, website

The Southeast Produce Council redesigned its logo and website on its 20th anniversary, revealing the details just before the organization’s Southern Exposure 2020 event.

SEPC issues Golden Rule Challenge for Southern Exposure

The Southeast Produce Council is issuing what it calls the Golden Rule Challenge for exhibitors at Southern Exposure.

Hurricane Dorian: Florida Tomato Council reschedules conference

An abridged version of Florida’s 44th Tomato Conference, canceled due to Hurricane Dorian’s approach in the Atlantic, has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3 in a new location.

EFI certifies Rouge River Farms’ U.S. operations

Rouge River Farms, a sweet corn grower in Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Ontario, has all of its U.S. operations certified by the Equitable Food Initiative.

Farmers of the Year include Georgia, Florida produce growers

Georgia peach grower Robert Dickey III and Florida vegetable grower Charles Obern have been named 2019 Farmers of the Year by Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo.

Wish Farms ready to promote Southeastern blackberries

Berry grower Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., sees a lively season for southeast blackberries.

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.