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New England Grows Announces Promotion & Appointments
New England Grows, the premier horticultural trade exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, is pleased to introduce a collection of new team members. Led by the executive director, M. Virginia Wood, the expanding team is poised for a busy year leading up to New England Grows, scheduled for February 5-7, 2014, in Boston. Three new hires have joined the seasoned New England Grows staff and another was recently promoted. Read More

United Fresh Expands Recall Ready Program Offerings
United Fresh is proud to announce the expansion of its Recall Ready Program services with the addition of new training and education opportunities that leverage the expertise of the food industry’s leading professionals in food safety, legal and regulatory counsel and crisis communication. The Recall Ready Risk Management Webinar and Recall Ready Training Workshops launched are in addition to the innovative services announced at the United Fresh 2013 convention. Read More

Cantaloupe Producers Launch Food Safety Program
As the summer cantaloupe season moves into full swing and consumers see larger melon displays at their local supermarkets, many will be pleased to learn about a new mandatory food safety program in place to ensure the safety of the majority of cantaloupes produced during the summer months. Read More

WSU Scientists Make Genomes Available for Research
The unpredictable nature of pear ripening could be a thing of the past, since Washington State University has sequenced four new Rosaceae family genomes, including that of the Comice pear. Amit Dhingra, a horticultural genomicist at WSU, led the researchers who sequenced the double haploid Comice pear, Golden Delicious double haploid apple, almond and Stella sweet cherry genomes. Read More

Rubel Announced as a Keynote Speaker at F2Ti
Gardener and award-winning agricultural writer William Rubel has been announced as a keynote speaker at the first annual Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti), which will take place August 2-4, 2013, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Read More

Pentair Opens West Texas Service Center
Pentair Ltd. marked the grand opening of its West Texas Service Center with a celebration at the new facility that included a catered barbecue lunch, tours of the building, product and capability demonstrations, raffle prizes, live music and more. The West Texas Service Center is designed to serve the growing needs of distributors and well drillers in both the agricultural and domestic water systems markets. Read More

Pandol Bros. Establishes East Coast Sales Office
Pandol Bros., Inc., a leading marketer of table grapes, has established an East Coast sales office. "We felt it was important to have a sales presence in the Northeast to service our Northeast customers," says Scott Reade, vice president of sales and marketing. Read More

Hass Avocados Dominate Sales Nationwide
The Hass Avocado Board’s recent study, Retail Sales Opportunity Analysis: Distribution and Sales of Greenskin and Hass Avocados, indicates that Hass avocados’ sales and distribution are dominant throughout the U.S. In fact, Hass avocados represent over 94 percent of the retail category dollars and volume, whereas greenskins account for approximately 5 percent, with its category contributions fluctuating less than one point during the three-year study, from 2010-2012. Read More

Reid Joins Southern Specialties as VP of Operations
Southern Specialties has announced that Jeff Reid has joined the company as vice president of operations. Reid enters the produce industry from a career in the equipment rental industry. His past responsibilities included managing regional sales teams and the life cycle management of over $7.5 billion in assets. Reid received his MBA in finance and international business from the University of Miami. Read More

50th Anniversary of WSU Potato Seed Trials
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) and Washington State University (WSU) for potato seed lot trials. The anniversary was celebrated during the annual Potato Field Day at WSU’s Othello Research Station. Each year WSU’s Othello Research Station is home to hundreds of trial plots of potato seed samples. Read More

Colorado Frozen Berry Hepatitis A Count Up to 22 Cases
Colorado’s count of hepatitis A cases from the frozen berry mix sold at Costco has now reached at least 22 patients, according to a new CDC update. The new summary also mentions that a sister agency, the FDA, is now looking at the food manufacturer’s plant for more clues of the origins of the apparently foodborne virus. Read More

Tomato Operation Closed on Labor Shortage
Northwest Ohio’s largest fresh-market tomato producer is shutting operations this summer, a move that will cost him millions of dollars, because he can’t attract enough migrant workers to pick his crops. Charles Jones, 70, owner of Charles Jones Produce LLC in Oak Harbor, recently informed the Toledo-founded Farm Labor Organizing Committee of his decision. Read More

 

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