Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers offers food safety training

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to provide Produce Safety Alliance courses that satisfy the Food Safety Modernization... more »

Driscoll’s increases Fair Trade farms in Baja

In 2019, Driscoll’s Fair Trade program in Baja California, Mexico increased its acres almost 14 percent with the goal of being 100 percent Fair Trade Certified by the end of 2019. This means an additional... more »

Tour de Fresh announces route, fundraiser beneficiaries

Tour de Fresh, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is excited to announce the new 2019 route for the sixth annual charity event funding salad bars in schools. The ride will take place this fall... more »

Wholesum to expand organic artichokes program

Wholesum will be growing its Fair Trade certified program by introducing organically grown artichokes from Salinas, California with harvests starting at the end of April. The organic artichokes will be grown by a California-based partner... more »

Green New Deal elements seen in agricultural industry

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Deadline nears for Colorado chemigation permit

The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds those using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is March 31, 2019.  This program... more »

Sykes launches organic brand for squash

The Sykes Co. of Rio Rico, Arizona, in November announced a new brand, Palo Alto Organics, for hard squashes grown by its grower-partners in Mexico. Spaghetti and butternut squashes will be among the first of... more »

Produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan dies

Los Angeles, California-based Giumarro Companies has announced that produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan, has died. Here is the announcement from Giumarro: "It is with deep sadness that the Giumarra Companies announces the passing of Stu... more »

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