The likelihood of an apricot purchase slipped four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The likelihood of purchase generally increased according to income.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants all agencies under his jurisdiction to make it standard operation procedure to address the needs of the organic sector.
Stockton, Calif.-based Grower Direct Marketing LLC and O-G Packing & Cold Storage Co. have started shipments of their Monstercot apricot variety.
The Oppenheimer Group has named a new sales manager in its Chino Hills, Calif., office.
Stemilt Growers has started a blog, The Stem, that offers consumers recipes, tips and farming information about the company’s apples, pears, cherries and summer fruits.
The blue Chiquita brand sticker will continue to be seen on deciduous and citrus fruit.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-3-5) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Most shippers expected to begin harvesting the week of May 13. Expected f.o.b. to begin on or around May 27. No f.o.b. issued as of May 13.