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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

Santa Maria maintstay passes

10/27/2014 10:36:00 AM
Richard “Dick” Adam Sr,, head of Adam Bros. Farming Inc. and founder of several agricultural companies, died Oct. 22. He was 84. ... Full story

Gladstone acquires Ventura berry, tomato acreage

10/30/2014 3:15:00 PM
Gladstone Land Corp. has acquired 332 production acres for $24.6 million in Ventura County, Calif.. The property is leased to Sunrise Growers and farmed for berries and tomatoes by Eclipse Berry Farms LLC. ... Full story

USDA names Hass Avocado Board members

10/28/2014 12:05:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named five members and seven alternates to the Hass Avocado Board. ... Full story

UPDATED: Washington apples regain China market

10/30/2014 9:55:00 AM
Providing a key market outlet for a record volume crop, the Chinese market is open again to Washington red and golden delicious apples after a two-year absence. ... Full story

Kawamura takes on production critics

10/29/2014 12:43:00 PM
Taking issue with critics of food production methods, A.G. Kawamura — a grower and former California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary — promoted investing in “systems of abundance and not scarcity” in a recent TED talk. ... Full story

Southern Corporate Packers increases acreage, adds products

10/21/2014 3:58:00 PM
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall. ... Full story

Brazilians boost bid for Chiquita on eve of shareholder vote

10/23/2014 4:25:00 PM
The day before a vote on its $1 billion merger deal with Fyffes Plc., officials with Chiquita Brands International Inc. notified sharehold-ers that two Brazilian companies had upped their unsolicited bid for a second time, offering $14.50 per share. ... Full story

Chetak New York recalls cashews over salmonella concerns

10/28/2014 12:50:00 PM
A New Jersey company is recalling more than 11,300 consumer packages of “deep raw cashew pieces” because of possible salmonella contamination. ... Full story

Rainier Fruit enlists automated shipping technology

10/29/2014 1:29:00 PM
Matson Fruit Co., sister warehouse of Selah, Wash.-based Rainier Fruit Co., completed installation of a new storage and shipping facility just in time for the start of the 2014 harvest. ... Full story
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