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Ontario looks to grow domestic production of fruits, vegetables

Ontario produce growers could expand their farm-gate revenue by as much as $100 million, according to a report from the Toronto-based Greenbelt Foundation. Ontario's "$2.2 billion fruit and vegetable sector," according to a news release from Greenbelt,... more »

USDA proposes changes in handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended the changes to bring previously exempt Roma tomatoes... more »

#thankyouNJfarmers photo contest highlights New Jersey farms

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced June 9 the #thankyouNJfarmers social media photo contest that will begin on Wednesday, June 10. Each week, there will be two selected winners who will each... more »

Robust veggie sales drive another double-digit week for fresh produce

During the last week of May, restaurants in many states had started to reopen dine-in facilities with social distancing measures in place, with subsequent improvements in reservation and transaction metrics and continued elevated engagement with... more »

Farm market food safety, strawberry mold targets of VSU grant awards

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

2020 Agri-Marketing Conference to be live and virtual

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) announced June 8 that the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference will be offered as both a live and virtual conference, Aug. 11-13, 2020. “We want to deliver everything that NAMA has to... more »

APHIS approves imports of fresh carrots from Republic of Korea

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of fresh carrots from the Republic of Korea into the United States. On Nov. 12, 2019, APHIS published a... more »

Danny Dumas resigns from Del Monte Fresh

Longtime Del Monte Fresh leader Danny Dumas left the company at the end of May, according to a press release from Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. During more than 20 years with the company,... more »


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