Riveridge Produce adds Jack Brown Produce’s marketing

Michigan apple growers will be in position to gain additional markets and supply increasing customer consolidations with the blending of the sales divisions of Riveridge Produce Marketing and Jack Brown Produce. The pairing will market... more »

United Fresh backs food service promoting fruit in schools

United Fresh Produce Association has created a new membership category for K-12 school foodservice buyers. “Schools are legitimate volume foodservice buyers that collectively serve fresh produce to 30 million children who participate in the National... more »

EverCrisp named H-E-B January Apple-of-the-Month

H-E-B, a leading Texas retailer that operates more than 350 stores under the H-E-B name and nine Central Market Banners, has designated EverCrisp as tits January apple-of-the-month. The MAIA-1 apple variety, marketed as EverCrisp, combines... more »

Michigan awards Food Safety Education Fund grants

Ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply is paramount to protecting public health as well as helping to grow Michigan’s $104.7 billion food and agriculture economy. “As part of the department’s commitment to food... more »

Report: Retaliatory tariffs hitting apples, cherries hard

A Dec. 31 report from the Congressional Research Service  outlined the impact of retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. Apples and cherries are among the commodities hardest hit, the report indicates. Called “Profiles and Effects... more »

Blueberry council partners with actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Tia Mowry-Hardrict, actress, cookbook author and host of web series “Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix,” has officially signed on as the new celebrity spokesperson for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). In her role, she will support... more »

Food-related firms can get online profiles on MarketMaker

MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with new search features to link food markets across the U.S. MarketMaker has developed the What’s in Season App to help consumer find local produce. The What’s in... more »

Updates to hard cider style guidelines released

The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to its Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s original reason for releasing a guide was to unify the language used... more »

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