Southeast

Southeast cucumber, squash market impact from imports examined

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association released a statement regarding the International Trade Commission’s April 8 hearing on the "Effect of Imports on the U.S. Cucumber and Squash Industries, with a Focus on the Southeast."... more »

Strawberry season under way in North Carolina

April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are optimistic about the 2021 season and anticipate a crop that should last through Memorial Day. “The recent hard frost kept strawberry... more »

2021 growing season excitement takes hold in South Carolina

After a difficult year, South Carolinians can look forward to the simple pleasures of juicy red strawberries, sweet watermelons, refreshing cucumbers, ripe peaches, fresh butter beans, vibrant basil and many other South Carolina crops. It’s... more »

Evolving trends pinpointed in the US fresh strawberry market

Average per capita availability of fresh strawberries for 2017-19 was estimated at 6.8 pounds, more than double the average during 2000-02. To keep up with demand, both domestic and foreign supplies increased over time. Since... more »

US senator, congressman tour south Georgia farms; GFVGA shares issues

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, was hosted by 2nd District Congressman Sanford Bishop for a tour of several south Georgia farms on March 31. The congressman coordinated with the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

Research station building reflects North Carolina investment in sweet potatoes

At first glance, the new building at the Horticultural Crops Research Station may not seem that remarkable. It’s a light beige metal building. 60 feet wide. 100 feet long. It’s distinguished by its reddish-maroon trim.... more »

J&J Family of Farms launches new facility, expands grower network

J&J Family of Farms, a Florida-based  grower, packer and shipper of field-grown vegetable commodities and value-added produce, announced April 1 strategic infrastructure investments and new grower relationships that further expand its capacity to deliver premium quality... more »

Southern States announces new president & CEO, effective July 1

The Southern States Cooperative Inc. Board of Directors announced March 31 that Jeffrey Stroburg, the president and CEO since May 2015, will retire from the cooperative effective June 30, 2021. Steven M. Becraft, the cooperative’s chief... more »

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