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NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.

Florida Citrus Growers Finally Receive Good News

There's a little bit of good news for producers in Florida's citrus region. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shares why.

You missed these people (and more) at the NEPC expo in Boston

Check out some of the businesses, people and news you missed (or you saw yourself) at the 20th anniversary New England Produce Council's Produce, Floral and Foodservice Expo in Boston.
Sep 30, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Northeast (U.S.), #People, #Video

Washington Conference gives industry platform to politicians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the search for definitive solutions goes on, the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference provided a soapbox for industry leaders to express their passion.

New tomato suspension agreement signed

The new normal for U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes is signed, sealed and delivered.

Tour this Boston-area retailer's produce department

We heard a lot of good things about the nearby Market Basket location while touring the Boston Market Terminal and New England Produce Center — so we stopped by ourselves to check out why it got such high praise.

Big Idaho Potato Truck Rolls on, superheroes turn in capes

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Big Idaho Potato Truck will be back for another year, for what is expected to be a quality potato crop, Frank Muir told attendees at the 2019 Idaho Grower Shippers Association Convention.
Aug 29, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #Idaho, #Video

Jeff Colombini starts term as chairman of U.S. Apple Association

Jeff Colombini, a third-generation grower and owner of Lodi Farming Inc., Stockton, Calif., is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association.

West Mathison honored as Apple Man of the Year

CHICAGO – Twenty three years after his grandfather Tom Mathison won the same award, Stemilt Growers CEO and president West Mathison was recognized by The Packer as the 2019 Apple Man of the Year.

Packer Interview: Hudson River Fruit Distributors on Northeast apples

As those crunchy, juicy globes of ruby, green and gold trickle into the market, fourth-generation grower-marketer-distributor Alisha Albinder Camac updates us on the 2019 Eastern apple season.