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Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge features startup finalists

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in San Bernadino, California

A quarantine in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County has been has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple... more »

Dave Puglia selected to lead Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years... more »

Frieda Rapaport Caplan to be honored by Center for Growing Talent

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will honor industry veteran, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Catalyst Award. The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday,... more »

Reininger joins Western Growers Insurance as account manager

In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In... more »

Duda Farm Fresh Foods plans expansion of Oxnard facility

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, is expanding its Oxnard, California, cooling and fresh-cut facility to better meet the increased demand for celery from foodservice, retailers and consumers. Celery stick... more »

Organic program takes off at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has about 65%-70% of the U.S. market share in organic berries. And according to Emily Musgrave, organic program manager, that presence is growing rapidly. “We have 150 organic growers, including those in the U.S.,... more »

Driscoll’s growth starts with plant

Augustine Renteria has been with Driscoll’s for 31 years. Please excuse him if he treats the strawberry plants he is nurturing at the mega berry company’s California breeding grounds as children. To him, that’s exactly... more »


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