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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

Potato shippers target Christmas for big sales

11/21/2014 10:53:00 AM
Transportation headaches aside, potato grower-shippers look forward to heavy promotions of high-quality spuds this holiday season. ... Full story

Taylor Farms turbine taps wind energy

11/20/2014 12:01:00 PM
Taylor Farms Retail has begun operating a wind turbine that will help power the shipper’s vegetable processing facility in Gonzales, Calif. ... Full story

Report shows decrease in workers, increase in wages

11/21/2014 1:48:00 PM
Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report. ... Full story

Mango board previews new year programs

11/20/2014 12:26:00 PM
The National Mango Board is planning a Dec. 10 web seminar as it prepares for the new year. ... Full story

Ports negotiations slow down through Thanksgiving

11/21/2014 12:15:00 PM
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is limiting its participation in West Coast port negotiations for 12 days through the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. ... Full story

Promotions abundant for high-quality clementines

11/21/2014 10:43:00 AM
Clementine shippers expect highly promotable volumes of high-quality fruit for the winter holidays. ... Full story

Pecan growers unite

11/14/2014 10:25:00 AM
About four years ago, Mike Adams, president of the organization that would become the American Pecan Board, and fellow industry leaders began kicking around the idea of bringing more order to the U.S. pecan industry. ... Full story

PMA Wrap-up: The Banana Bunker and Wada Smalls

11/11/2014 9:46:00 AM
I had a few more products picked up at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Anaheim. Wada Farms, no stranger to microwaveable potato packs, offered up a new variety for those of us who like a quick and easy potato solution: Smalls. ... Full story

Oppenheimer CEO honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

11/21/2014 11:44:00 AM
At the 17th annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia honored John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of The Oppenheimer Group, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Full story
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