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Strawberry, bell pepper imports next up for trade investigations

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is asking the International Trade Commission to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, following requests by Florida groups.

Wish Farms brand refresh includes label, website, app updates

Berry grower-marketer Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., is refreshing its brand with a new look for packaging, new label messaging, updated website and a smartphone app.

Berry People adds Peruvian partnerships

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and avocados, recently secured partnerships with growers in Peru.

Markon strawberries available in recyclable cardboard packaging

Markon Cooperative, Salinas, Calif., is offering foodservice operators a new cardboard clamshell for strawberries that’s fully recyclable.

Giddings Berries USA opens California office

Global conventional and organic berry supplier Giddings Fruit has opened an office in Monterey, Calif., through its subsidiary, Giddings Berries USA.

California Giant hires Alan Ediger as VP of sales, Jay Brown as CFO

California Giant Berry Farms has hired Alan Ediger as vice president of sales and Jay Brown as chief financial officer.

Bobalu Berries adds Jonathan Sparks in sales

Jonathan Sparks has joined Oxnard, Calif.-based Bobalu Berries’ sales team.

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

California strawberry group releases COVID-19 safety videos

The California Strawberry Commission, Watsonville, has released a series of training videos to remind agriculture workers of steps to take to remain safe in fields and at home.

California Giant supplier Satsuma Farms hits sustainability goal

Satsuma Farms, Watsonville, a supplier to California Giant Berry Farms, has become the first strawberry Growers to receive Sustainably Grown certification from SCS Global Services.