South Central

Viva Fresh returns reception, networking events

During the March 30-April 1 Viva Fresh convention and expo, the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) plans to return two popular events. TIPA’s In Bloom Women’s Committee announces it plans to host its Challenge Accepted!... more »

Agritourism convention bus tour visits central Texas farms

The Feb. 3-7 NAFDMA International Agritourism Association Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas, drew the highest turnout in nearly two decades. More than 900 agritourism operators , including fruit and vegetable growers and farm retail... more »

Fox Packaging vice president dies at age 62

Produce packaging pioneer Craig Fox has died at age 62. Fox, executive vice president at Fox Packaging, died on Feb. 1 after an illness. He served the produce industry for more than four decades in... more »

South Texas Onion Committee seeks new members

The South Texas Onion Committee (STOC) is looking for industry members to participate in its decision making. The producer and handler nominees seats are for Districts 1, the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley region,... more »

Viva Fresh registration opening

Registration for the 2023 Viva Fresh Expo is scheduled to open on Jan. 25. Sponsored by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), the event is being billed as “Bigger, Bolder, Fresher and Better than ever,”... more »

Local Bounti opens Texas CEA facility

Construction of Local Bounti Corp.’s latest greenhouse in northeast Texas signals the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operator’s commitment to reduce food miles throughout the U.S., according to a news release. On Jan. 4, Local Bounti... more »

Texas onion growers renew federal marketing order

Growers of south Texas onions have approved continuation of their federal marketing order. The vote reverses a past referendum that failed to achieve required majority for continuation. Through a 78.6% vote, growers favored continuing the federal... more »

2023 Viva Fresh expo keynote speaker named

Organizers of the 2023 Viva Fresh Produce Expo have named their keynote speaker. Charlie Rocket, who lost weight and improved his life by eating more fruits and vegetables, will be the featured speaker. [caption id="attachment_30783"... more »

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