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Ag labor not part of Obama's immigration plan

11/21/2014 7:45:00 AM
President Barack Obama's immigration plan calls for allowing undocumented immigrants with children who are citizens or legal residents to stay in the U.S., a move that doesn't specifically address the need for a stable agriculture workforce. ... Full story

Paramount Citrus replaces Cuties brand with Wonderful Halos

06/09/2013 11:37:00 PM
Capitalizing on retailers’ and consumers’ familiarity with Wonderful Brands, Paramount Citrus will market its California-grown clementines and mandarins as Wonderful Halos beginning this fall.

A subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Roll Global LLC, Paramount is relying on Roll’s portfolio of Wonderful Brands to help it maintain its position in the California mandarin deal after selling the Cuties clementine brand to former partner Sun Pacific Cos., Pasadena, Calif. ... Full story

Produce execution plagues Wal-Mart

11/13/2014 4:21:00 PM
Roughly 18 months after it launched a “Fresh Over” campaign to highlight improvements in its fresh produce operations, a leaked memo from Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. indicates store-level operations need a “do-over.” ... Full story

Sun Pacific buys Cuties brand, breaks ties with Paramount Citrus

05/21/2013 4:35:00 PM
After a more than a decade of collaboration culminating with 95 million boxes of clementines shipped in 2012-13, Sun Pacific and Paramount Citrus are parting ways.

Sun Pacific is walking away with the Cuties trademark and Paramount again has complete control of its fruit. ... Full story

Wiggle room needed on sourcing GMO fruits and vegetables

11/20/2014 4:01:00 PM
This morning I saw a release land in my inbox that made me waver on the delete key. Don’t you find yourself in that command mode every morning, with a quick two-second evaluation for each unread e-mail before typically banishing it to the delete folder or, for the lucky few, saving it for further review? ... Full story

Thanksgiving Twitter party for Produce Mom

11/17/2014 5:38:00 PM
The Produce Mom — Lori Taylor — and produce companies plan to host a Thanksgiving Twitter party Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern. ... Full story

Hot potato distraction

11/14/2014 10:45:00 AM
The J.R. Simplot Co.’s new genetically modified Innate potato — recently approved for nonregulated status by the U.S. ... Full story

Wal-Mart refocuses on perishables but can it pull it off?

11/12/2014 10:26:00 AM
If memos and speeches were candy and nuts, Wal-Mart would have a very merry Christmas and a sparkling produce department.. ... Full story

Obama needs to help ag

11/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
As the agriculture industry figures out whether President Obama’s immigration plan is good or bad for it, ag interests could use a little presidential help on other important issues, such as international trade. ... Full story

Salinas growers confront labor shortage

11/12/2014 11:11:00 AM
SALINAS, Calif. — Without labor to harvest them, some Salinas Valley crops were abandoned in the field this year. They never made it to the cooler, much less to retail. ... Full story
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