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TIPA honors packaging pioneer Craig Fox

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) recently honored a Texas based packaging pioneer. During this year’s Viva Fresh, TIPA celebrated the vibrant spirit of the fresh produce industry while also paying tribute in memoriam to... more »

Kenneth Fox, Fox Packaging founder, dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a flexible packaging supplier, died April 17 at 91 years of age. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” leaders of the Texas... more »

TIPA welcomes more students into produce career program

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is welcoming more students into its career networking and mentorship student program, Encouraging Discovery & Growth in Education (EDGE). The program will bring more than 40 Texas university system... more »

Fox Packaging hires Jensie Smith as account manager

Fox Packaging has hired Jensie Smith as retail and key account manager. Smith will manage a portfolio of key accounts, overseeing communication, streamlining artwork changes and guiding packaging programs. ... more »

Texas panhandle growers threatened by wildfires

Catastrophic losses are imminent for Texas’ growers and agriculture producers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region as five wildfires scorch the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not... more »

University of Arkansas debuts Ozark Mango

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has introduced the Ozark Mango. The fruit is actually a nectarine, named for its aroma and flavor. Ozark Mango , the seventh nectarine introduced by the Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program,... more »

USHBC seeks nominations for members

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominations to fill member and alternate positions for the USHBC Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. These positions, along with alternates for each, are being filled for... more »

New Arkansas blackberry performs late in season

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has released a new late-season blackberry to give growers a premium product after other varieties are done yielding. Commercial scale propagators have licenses and material for sale for the 2024... more »

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