I Love Produce plans to host two of the best foosball players in the history of the game at its booth No. 2001 during the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit 2017 in New Orleans, according to a news release.
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — It was not on the agenda at the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association’s convention, but Hurricane Irma wasn’t far from anyone’s minds after the devastation it wreaked on the state.
After Hurricane Irma ripped through Southwest Florida, several citrus growers took The Packer through groves that were ravaged by the storm and described the challenges they now face and how they move forward.
The USDA estimates the 2017 U.S. grape crop — for fresh and processed — at 15 billion pounds, which is only slightly lower than last year’s total, but still the lowest production in the past five years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has pulled a proposal that would have required U.S. shippers of apples and grapes to electronically enter export certificate information into the U.S. Census Bureau’s online system.
Unitec Group, which designs and manufactures equipment for sorting, packing and processing more than 35 fruits and vegetables, is showcasing its products at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.