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Why is the health image of produce slipping?

10/30/2014 9:53:00 AM
Consumer perceptions of fruits and vegetables as healthful is slipping, whether it’s fresh, fresh-cut, canned, frozen or in juice form, according to a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation. ... Full story

Small apples harder to find this fall

10/30/2014 1:13:00 PM
Some apple shippers are scrambling to fill orders for smaller fruit this fall. ... Full story

Pro*Act establishes client services department

10/28/2014 12:36:00 PM
Pro*Act has a new client services department and new staff members to lead it. ... Full story

BioSafe opens new production facility in Nevada

10/21/2014 4:50:00 PM
A new production facility in Sparks, Nev., will enable BioSafe Systems to better serve customers on the West Coast. ... Full story

The Packer 25: Honoree Name

10/17/2014 9:41:00 AM
Larry Alsum doesn’t think of himself as a leader in his role as owner of Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. Instead, he sees himself as his employees’ servant, working to create a fair and healthy environment so they can flourish. ... Full story

Ag groups seek methyl bromide for emergencies

10/29/2014 4:45:00 PM
More than 80 U.S. agricultural and commodity groups have signed a letter to Frank Lucas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, asking that Congress pass legislation to allow emergency use of the fumigant methyl bromide. ... Full story

Positive salmonella test leads to cilantro recall

10/30/2014 9:22:00 AM
Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination. ... Full story

Big produce donation from Fresh Summit

10/27/2014 5:18:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than 217,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables were donated by exhibitors after the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to help feed the hungry in Orange County, Calif. ... Full story

Chile sees rebound after tough 2013-14

10/29/2014 4:26:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ronald Bown has attended the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit expo every year since 1987. ... Full story

Eric Halverson named Black Gold Farms CEO

10/24/2014 11:47:00 AM
Eric Halverson is the new chief executive officer of potato grower-shipper Black Gold Farms. ... Full story
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