The top 10 fresh produce industry news stories for the 2013 calendar year, according to a Packer editorial staff vote:

rank-story-(#1 votes received)

1. Jensen cantaloupe case (5)

2. Food safety legislation (3)

3. Retail consolidation (1)

4. Wal-Mart/retailer direct sourcing, traceability compliance (1)

5. Sun Pacific/Paramount Citrus dispute (1)

6. Florida/Nogales tomato dispute

7. Adams Produce criminal case saga

8. School salad bars/meals

9. Lack of progress on farm bill (1)

10. Lack of progress on immigration reform

Compiled by Sections Editor Dan Galbraith