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Fruit growers hit by 2012 freezes eligible for aid

07/22/2014 3:36:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide disaster relief for fruit growers hit hard by freezes in 2012. ... Full story

California galas off to early start

07/22/2014 2:40:00 PM
California galas are off to their earliest start in years for some growers. ... Full story

American Food Distributors posts PACA surety bond

07/18/2014 11:04:00 AM
Denver-based American Food Distributors Inc. has posted a $260,000 surety bond with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

Papaya, banana growers sue Hawaii County over GMO ban

07/17/2014 9:40:00 AM
Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council. ... Full story

Los Angeles Know Your Market business updates

07/23/2014 12:17:00 PM
Anna Baldridge, most recently with Ready Pac Foods Inc., Irwindale, Calif., has been named marketing director for Caldwell Fresh Foods, Maywood, Calif., said president Larry Vein. ... Full story

L.A. market sees slow, steady growth

07/23/2014 12:37:00 PM
LOS ANGELES — Wholesale business is inching up in the Los Angeles produce market this summer as a chain that was launched with great fanfare seven years ago adjusts to new ownership and one of the largest produce markets may be up for sale. ... Full story

Vidalia onion growers say new disease hasn’t hurt crop

07/21/2014 1:32:00 PM
Yellow bud bacteria has been spreading through the Vidalia onion growing region in recent years, but it is not considered an imminent threat and growers have not lost measurable volumes because of it. ... Full story

Performance Food Group names executive VP

07/18/2014 11:15:00 AM
Foodservice supplier Performance Food Group Inc. has added an executive vice president position to its administrative staff and hired Jim Hope to fill the job. ... Full story

Awe Sum Organics adds to staff

07/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
Awe Sum Organics has hired Jodi Carkner. ... Full story

It’s a water crisis

07/18/2014 10:52:00 AM
Retailers, and, in turn, consumers, haven’t seen much effect from the drought in California this year. ... Full story
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