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FFVA joins Fresh from Florida retail merchandising program

NAPLES, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association opened its 71st convention learning how a retail promotional partnership could help strengthen the marketing of the state’s produce. ... Read More

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Florida citrus superhero appears in first comic

As part of a $1 million agreement with Marvel Comics, the Bartow-based Florida Department of Citrus has launched the first in a series of comic books that feature the Avengers with a guest appearance by Captain Citrus. ... Read More

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Florida citrus growers get USDA assistance

Reeling from a near decade-long affliction, Florida citrus growers can now apply for financial assistance to remove trees hit by citrus greening and replant their diseased groves. ... Read More

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Limoneira chairman dies at 76

Limoneira Co. board chairman Alan Teague died Sept. 11 after suffering a stroke. He was 76. ... Read More

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Container shipping company extends service to PortMiami

CMA CGM Group, the container shipping company based in Marseille, France, is upgrading its Amerigo service with the introduction of a new call at PortMiami Oct. 1. ... Read More

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EPA recognizes Raley’s

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership awarded Raley’s Family of Fine Stores a GreenChill Achievement Award. ... Read More

Vance Agribusiness names 40 Under 40 honorees
Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group’s second-annual 40 Under 40 Award program honors several members of the fresh produce industry.
Florida produce convention opens
NAPLES, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association opened its 71st annual convention on Sept. 17.

 

NEPC by the Sea in Newport, R.I., Part I
These news items were gathered by Chuck Robinson, assistant copy chief for The Packer, on Sept. 11 at the 15th New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo in Newport, R.I.
NEPC by the Sea in Newport, R.I., Part II
These news items were gathered by Chuck Robinson, assistant copy chief for The Packer, on Sept. 11 at the 15th New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo in Newport, R.I.

 

NEPC by the Sea in Newport, R.I., Part III
These news items were gathered by Chuck Robinson, assistant copy chief for The Packer, on Sept. 11 at the 15th New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo in Newport, R.I.
California strawberry prices spike
Fresh strawberry prices have spiked as yields dropped on California summer plants well before the arrival of the fall crop.
FDA partners with states to implement produce safety rule
The Food and Drug Administration will partner with state departments of agriculture to help implement the produce safety rule.
Hurricane remnants could drench Southwest, prompting flooding
Even though Odile has been downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, storm remnants are still expected to dump 3-6 inches over parts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, potentially causing flooding and affecting the fresh produce industry.
TQL opens Arkansas office
Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage firm headquartered in Cincinnati, recently opened a new office in Lowell, Ark., 20 miles north of the city of Fayetteville and 7 miles south of Rogers. According to a news release, the company expects to acquire 50 new hires, mostly in sales positions.
Heart & Stroke Walk raises awareness and funds
More than 600 walkers from California’s Salinas Valley, including groups from Sakata Seed America and Mann Packing Co., took to Monterey streets Sept. 13 to increase awareness for heart disease and stroke.
Survey: Women more likely to shop for fresh produce
Men take plenty of shopping trips but they are not as interested in purchasing healthy food items as women.
Yerecic Label launches new “Great for the slow cooker” labels
Yerecic Label, New Kensington, Pa., is enticing consumers to use produce in slow cookers with new labeling. As temperatures cool and consumers move cooking indoors, Yerecic hopes to capitalize on the resurging popularity of slow cookers and crockpots, according to a news release.

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