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Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

IFPA honors global tree fruit CEO in women’s award winner

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has named Raina Nelson, a well-known global tree fruit and produce industry figure, as the 2023 winner of the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Women’s Catalyst Award. Nelson is president/CEO of... more »

Pennsylvania growers group seeks new leadership

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association has changed its contact information and is also seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board of directors. With the hiring of Wanner Associates to manage the association, the... more »

Southeastern Farmer of the Year award goes to Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... more »

Frutura to acquire U.S., Chilean berry companies

Frutura, a global sales and marketing platform for fruit, plans to acquire berry companies Giddings Fruit and Sun Belle. “The agreements we announce today are among the most significant acquisitions Frutura has made to date,”... more »

Soren Bjorn to take on CEO role at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has selected a familiar face as its new CEO. Soren Bjorn, currently president of Driscoll’s of the Americas, will start his new role in January. J. Miles Reiter, CEO and chair of Driscoll’s, plans... more »

Naturipe introduces “Sweet Selections” premium berries line

Naturipe Farms is selling upscale blueberries and blackberries through a new premium line. Sweet Selections is the latest addition to the berry grower-shipper’s premium product portfolio. The Sweet Selections line will feature Naturipe’s proprietary berry... more »

USDA enhances, adds specialty crop, organic insurance options

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

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