Blueberry exports to Chile now open for California, Oregon, Washington

On July 31, USDA Trade Director for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Division Barbara Spangler notified the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) that blueberries from California, Oregon and... more »

Organic Thomcord grapes from Fruit World Co. ready in high-graphic packaging

Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and the largest California grower of organic Thomcord grapes, has announced that it expects to begin shipping this popular variety the first week... more »

PMA asserts commitment to diversity, inclusion with new task force

In a letter to the Produce Marketing Association Board of Directors, Chair Joe Don Zetzsche has announced the creation of a task force to advise PMA and Center for Growing Talent on its commitment to... more »

Strong everyday demand drove double-digit gains for produce in mid-July

After weeks of growing transactions and spending in the foodservice channel, the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the country prompted many states to reinstate in-restaurant dining restrictions and limit capacity once more. Hand-in-hand with... more »

PMA Foodservice: Delivered successfully holds virtual event

The first ever Foodservice: Delivered virtual conference came to a close on July 24. The event was held virtually, inviting guests to engage within an online platform while they explored educational content, lively networking events, and interactive cooking... more »

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture visits produce outlets

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher made several stops at farm and distribution operations recently to highlight the arrival of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. The Landisville Produce Co-Op, Vineland Produce Auction, A.T.... more »

Organic fresh produce sales see double-digit growth in second quarter

Total organic fresh produce sales and volume registered double-digit growth in the second quarter of 2020, with April-June 2020 sales increasing 17% and volume up 18% from the same period in 2019, according to the... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board welcomes new executive director

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board has named Meghan Swain as its new executive director, starting Aug. 24. According to a news release, Swain brings a multi-faceted background defined by nonprofit management, government relations, and board... more »

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