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Bolthouse Farms sold by Campbell Soup for $510M

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, announced April 12 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

Taylor Farms has acquired Earthbound Farm from Danone, SA, effective April 11. According to a news release from Taylor Farms: "We are grateful for Danone’s stewardship of Earthbound Farm during the past two years and... more »

New officers, board members elected to guide LGMA

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement elected a new slate of officers and welcomed several new Advisory Board members elected by the leafy greens producer to guide the food safety program’s activities. Stepping into the role as... more »

‘The American Farm’ debuting Thursday to feature Alaska vegetable grower

An Alaskan vegetable farm will be featured on an eight-part new television series that debuts 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the History channel. The series, called The American Farm, promises “an authentic look at... more »

Western Growers’ Nassif testifies regarding ag labor issues

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »

Chef invitational planned by California Giant Berry Farms

California Giant Berry Farms will soon select chef finalists to compete in its annual Chef Invitational held at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey. Recipe submissions to compete in the 2nd annual California Giant Berry Farms... more »

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market featured on Viva Fresh tour

The fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will start April 25 with a great opportunity for growers, wholesalers and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market (SAWPM). Photos: Viva... more »

Leafy greens group developing new industry-wide metrics for water

Responding to issues of the past year, the leafy greens industry is continuing to address required water standards, particularly those related to use of surface waters. The California Leafy Greens Marketing Association (LGMA) is committed... more »


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