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USDA seeks nominees for National Watermelon Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon importers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Watermelon group  forms new mission statement, works on grades

Orlando, Fla. — The National Watermelon Association aims to shape the watermelon industry for future generations. 

Arney announces launch of revamped website of watermelon board

Orlando, Fla. — Mark Arney reminded attendees of the National Watermelon Association’s convention in Orlando that both groups have benefited from many of the same industry leaders.

Packer Insight — Watermelon convention, NGA Show, Southern Exposure

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer's editor Ashley Nickle discuss industry events happening this week, from the National Watermelon Association's annual convention to the NGA Show to Southern Exposure.

Lund warns of coming May rate spike

ORLANDO, Fla. — Truck rates could be headed sharply higher in early May, Kenny Lund told attendees of the National Watermelon Association convention on Feb 21.

Spring and summer favorites stand out on Produce Market Guide

Pummelos and oranges remained 1-2 on Produce Market Guide the week of Feb. 3, but avocados edged out cucumbers to become No. 3.

Watermelon rejoins Produce Market Guide's top 20

Pummelos and oranges once again came out on top on Produce Market Guide during the week of Jan. 27, with cucumbers holding on at No. 3.

Produce from the sky drops to celebrate the new year

Boise has the Idaho Potato Drop, Vincennes, Ind., has a watermelon drop, Kennett Square, Pa., drops a giant mushroom and now Yuma, Ariz., has a unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

USDA seeks nominees for the National Watermelon Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers and handlers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Watermelons sees big menu growth over five years

The National Watermelon Promotion Board’s Foodservice Program has helped the fruit gain traction with operators over the past five years, and the board expects more of the same is expected in 2020.