New educational sessions at the 2019 GLEXPO

The upcoming Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO promises to bring the latest must-see educational sessions to the industry. While the EXPO offers many educational sessions by crop, the organizers also bring general... more »

Syngenta: Yoom purple tomato attracts new customers

According to a news release, the new purple-skinned Yoom cocktail tomato is proving to be a sensational proposition and has claimed a firm place on the shelves of retailers and in the homes of consumers. Developed... more »

Fourth annual China trade mission planned by Michigan agency

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will conduct its fourth annual Trade Mission to China, Nov. 8-12, 2019. This year, MDARD will take Michigan food and agriculture companies to Guangzhou, Chengdu, and... more »

FreshFact’s on Retail Q2 2019 released by United Fresh

The Q2 2019 issue of United Fresh’s FreshFacts on Retail is now available to download from the publications library of the United Fresh website. This quarterly report measures retail price and sales trends for the top... more »

Some specialty crops benefit from USDA support package

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue July 25 announced further details of a three-pronged, $16 billion package meant to support growers and ranchers who face tariffs in international trade. Several countries, especially China, have placed... more »

Michigan’s Mike Pirrone Produce names new president

Carpac, Michigan-based Mike Pirrone Produce has promoted an employee to be the new company’s new president. The company distributes and ships Michigan hothouse rhubarb and other fresh vegetables. The staff changes won’t affect its regular... more »

South Carolina farmer of the year grows vegetables

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural Engineering... more »

Fresh produce use up in $29B pet food industry

As people food goes, pet food is following. Just as trends show consumers wanting products made with fresh ingredients, pet owners are also becoming more discerning about what they feed their animals. Enter fresh produce.... more »

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