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Big success seen with Viva Fresh’s Clean Eating Challenge

Not everything has thrived in the midst of a pandemic but the Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge participants have proven that they can still deliver positive results with a more than 160-pound cumulative weight loss... more »

Safety at work on California strawberry farms

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep... more »

Presidential director position at Organic Ag Institute filled by Wilson

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »

Washington growers nearing ‘crunch time,’ ready to bury excess potatoes

Potato growers in Washington state are holding on to hope that the federal government is going to provide more assistance in cleaning out the backed-up supply chain, but they’re running out of time. According to... more »

$250M new investment announced by Apeel Sciences

A quarter of a billion dollars in new investment this week was announced for Apeel Sciences, a company with a new postharvest treatment for fruit and vegetables. Apeel markets itself as “on a mission to... more »

Gold Coast Packing supplies 600 fresh produce boxes to residents

In response to shelter in place orders due to COVID-19, Gold Coast Packing, a leading grower, shipper and processor of fresh produce, partnered with sister winery, Costa de Oro, to offer local central coast residents... more »

Leafy greens group responds to report identifying foodborne illness source

California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms. Leafy greens... more »

Denver is site as PHA, PMA’s COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund launches

The COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund, a partnership program led by The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and Produce Marketing Association, launched May 16 in Denver, Colorado, with the first delivery of food boxes filled... more »

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