Vegetables

‘A new Tomato Suspension Agreement needs strong enforcement provisions’

Michael Schadler, executive vice president, Florida Tomato Exchange, issued the following statement regarding the Tomato Suspension Agreement: "On May 10, the Commerce Department presented the U.S. tomato industry and the Mexican tomato industry with a “take it... more »

Joe Angelo promoted at Ocean Mist Farms

Ocean Mist Farms recently promotes Joe Angelo from Organic Sales Manager to Sales Manager for both Ocean Mist Farms and Ocean Mist Organic brands. In his new... more »

Mission Produce, Taylor Farms discuss Tour de Fresh support

Tour de Fresh for sixth year will unite fresh produce companies to ride more than 300 miles over four days to benefit the Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The 2019 fundraiser, presented by the California Giant Foundation, will... more »

Muramoto first UC Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture

For the first time, the University of California has hired a Cooperative Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture. Joji Muramoto, a longtime research associate with the University of California Santa Cruz, will coordinate a statewide... more »

Georgia Grown tour to feature ‘more than peaches and peanuts’

Georgia Grown, the marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, wants everyone to know that the state produces more than just peaches and peanuts. That’s why Georgia Grown is hosting international... more »

Michigan asparagus season gets underway

Michigan’s asparagus is now underway, despite unusually cold weather. Late-season blizzards dropped six inches of snow on asparagus fields. April snows and cooler-than-usual temperatures did delay this year’s crop, but Michigan asparagus season is now... more »

USDA launches PACA license search system

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently released ePACA, a tool to facilitate the marketing of produce and improve Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) services. This new system includes PACA Search, an online function providing access... more »

USDA revises processed vegetables grades

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has revised the U.S. standards for canned lima bean, canned mushrooms, pickles and green olives to remove the term “midget.” AMS replaced “midget” with “petite”... more »


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