Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Karst
Several U.S. produce firms have been awarded multi-million dollar government contracts to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to military bases and schools.
Demand growth in organic produce and value-added fruits and vegetables are key trends for Jessup, Md.-based Lancaster Foods.
(UPDATED, 4:15) Charged with building the company’s sales and building out its sales force, Gordon Robertson is the new chief revenue officer at Goleta, Calif.-based Apeel Sciences.
Aug 15, 2018 by Tom Karst
(UPDATED, Aug. 16) The California lemon market isn’t backing down from $50 cartons in mid-August, and tight supplies could exist well into September and even October.
U.S. apple production for 2018 has been estimated at 11.5 billion pounds, up less than 1% compared with a year ago.
When it comes to bearing the cost of produce safety rules, the bigger the farm, the better.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Plus+ audit program for specialty crops is now accepted as technically equivalent by the Global Food Safety Initiative.