The U.S. Apple Association awarded a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant to help the Rensselaer City School District in New York create a healthy snacking program encouraging student participation in physical activity — basically an outdoor snack station in the middle of a running track.
Interest in workers’ rights and global farming mean that consumers are getting vocal about a lot of things these days. Thankfully, the product offered by the fresh fruit and vegetable industry is a solid winner. Consumers continue to clamor for fresh produce, and they’re becoming more conscientious about how it’s produced and where it comes from.
After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Faced with a drought that threatened residential water supplies in the Western Cape, Summer Citrus from South Africa says technology, innovation and best practices ensured citrus growers will have a prosperous season.