The latest fiscal 2019 trade estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture raise predictions for fresh produce imports compared with a November forecast but keep the estimate for fresh produce exports stable.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New York businesses from operating in the industry, including meal kit company Chef’d, which closed abruptly last July when it ran out of funds.
Americold Realty Trust, which owns and operates temperature-controlled facilities and infrastructure, has acquired PortFresh Holdings, which serves the fresh produce industry primarily through the Port of Savannah, Ga.
Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.
Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has entered into an agreement with FGF Trapani, a family-owned citrus operation in Argentina, acquiring 1,200 acres of lemons up front and another 1,200 over a three-year period.
AUSTIN, Texas - With Washington D.C. distracted by dysfunction and a partial government shutdown, one trade analyst speaking at Potato Expo 2019 said the focus needs to return to the importance of approving the USMCA.