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 »

Lipman Family Farms to showcase compostable packaging at event

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms will showcase new compostable clamshell packaging at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices across the supply chain. Carefully curated... more »

Wish Farms cuts the ribbon on its new headquarters

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Plant City, Florida. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’... more »

Bayer opens Valdosta fruit and vegetable seed distribution center

Bayer Vegetable Seeds announced the recent opening of a new distribution center in Valdosta, Georgia. The center will provide access to Bayer’s Seminis-branded large seed portfolio. “Bayer is fortunate to work directly with our growers... more »

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