Produce buyers sanctioned for PACA violations

The USDA recently named three produce businesses in three states it is sanctioning for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted... more »

United Fresh names keynote speaker for BrandStorm

United Fresh recently named Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of hint, a San Francisco-based healthy lifestyle company, as keynote speaker for the fourth annual BrandStorm on February 21, 2019, in San Francisco. The event, hosted... more »

National consortium wants Canada to have a bigger bite of apple market

A group of Canadian apple researchers, growers and marketers have joined forces to give one of Canada’s oldest and most famous fruit crops some new crunch in the marketplace. Members of the National Apple Breeding... more »

Michigan agriculture director continues China trade missions

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gordon Wenk will continue the department’s work with Michigan businesses when he leads a trade mission to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China, September 17-21, 2018. This mission... more »

USDA sets cranberries volume regulation for 2018-19 crop year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Sept. 12 a final rule establishing a marketable quantity of 7.275 million barrels and a grower allotment percentage of 75 percent for volume regulation of the 2018-19 crop... more »

New Jersey peach season later than usual

New Jersey peach growers are experiencing a late season. New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (NJPPC) Marketing Consultant Pegi Adam said many growers in the state such as Alstede Farms still have peaches left. The season,... more »

Koru apple harvests gearing up in US

Koru apple growers are gearing up for their best and biggest harvest to date this fall. Growers in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania are all reporting that the Koru crop looks great and should exceed... more »

Northwest pear season starts; actress named spokesperson

The 2018 harvest of Northwest grown pears, hand-picked and hand-packed with care by Pacific Northwest growers, is now available in grocery stores. Starting in early August with the picking of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears, the... more »

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