U.K.-based Wheatsheaf Group Limited has acquired 90% of Purfresh, which sells specialized controlled atmosphere systems that lower the risk of spoilage-related cargo loss in refrigerated ocean shipping containers.
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.
The U.S. Apple Association, which represents a specialty crop significantly affected by retaliatory tariffs, asked President Trump for action on trade issues on the night of his State of the Union address.
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.
About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.