Carrots

COVID-19 healthcare workers gifted $1M in fresh produce

Produce companies are sending more than $1 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to healthcare responders on the front lines. The initiative, Feeding Our Frontlines, was created in collaboration with distributor PRO*ACT to show... more »

Grimmway donates carrots for COVID-19 relief

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms is donating fresh carrots to support Kern County residents and California food banks during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Last Thursday company president Jeff Huckaby delivered baby carrot snack packs to six... more »

Bolthouse acquires Rousseau’s carrot operations

Building on its 100 plus years of carrot farming heritage, Bakersfield, California-based Bolthouse Farms announced March 25 it had entered into an agreement to acquire Arizona-based Rousseau Farming Co.'s carrot operations. This move, part of Bolthouse... more »

California carrot growers seriously affected by Groundwater Sustainability Act

The Cuyama Valley in California is the driest agricultural region in the county; the valley floor gets just a little more rain than the Sahara. Yet for the past 75 years, this high desert region... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

FieldNET Pivot Watch available at US dealers

FieldNET Pivot Watch is now available through Zimmatic dealers in the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release. Albert Maurin, sales and tactical marketing manager at Lindsay, said the device attaches with a simple aluminum... more »

Butterfly acquires Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup for $510 million

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, said June 17 it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Bayer gives $30K for school salad bars

Bayer recently promised $30,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, paying for salad bars at four schools in the Rosedale Union School District in California. The United Fresh Start Foundation has a mission to provide... more »

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