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More onion facilities down as snow continues in Idaho, Oregon

Another severe snowstorm in the Treasure Valley region of Idaho and Eastern Oregon has caused the collapse of more onion storage buildings, and grower-shippers expect the loss of onions and the ability to pack and ship them will drive prices even higher. Nyssa, Ore.-based Owyhee Produce had four buildings collapse Jan. Show More Summary

CPMA hires food safety specialist

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Ottawa, hired Jeff Hall as food safety specialist beginning Jan. 23. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Ottawa, hired Jeff Hall as food safety specialist beginning Jan. 23.

Wal-Mart training to include instruction on produce

Wal-Mart is implementing a massive employee training program for all departments, including fresh produce. Wal-Mart is implementing a massive employee training program for all departments, including fresh produce.

Low prices straining Florida growers

Florida growers have seen such low prices this winter that some have elected to disk fields or to not harvest their full yield. Florida growers have seen such low prices this winter that some have elected to disk fields or to not harvest their full yield.

California water board faces criticism over San Joaquin Valley proposal

The California State Water Resources Control Board is being urged to redraft a proposal to double the minimum environmental flows from the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers. The California State Water Resources Control Board is being urged to redraft a proposal to double the minimum environmental flows from the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers.

North Shore hires news sales director

North Shore Sales & Marketing, a Thermal, Calif.-based grower of living herbs, hired Greg Mooney as director of sales. North Shore Sales & Marketing, a Thermal, Calif.-based grower of living herbs, hired Greg Mooney as director of sales.

Blueberry campaign educates during off-season

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has launched a campaign intended to alert consumers to blueberry availability year-round, with an emphasis on South American berries during the winter. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has launched a campaign intended to alert consumers to blueberry availability year-round, with an emphasis on South American berries during the winter.

Scuse nominated for Delaware ag secretary

Delaware Governor-elect John Carney nominated Michael Scuse to return as secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Delaware Governor-elect John Carney nominated Michael Scuse to return as secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

USDA cites Santa Cruz Fresh Produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Santa Cruz Fresh Produce Inc., Salinas, Calif., for failure to pay for produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Santa Cruz Fresh Produce Inc., Salinas, Calif., for failure to pay for produce.

Ahold announces three executive position changes

Ahold USA announced Stop & Shop New York Metro president Don Sussman has been appointed executive vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA. Sussman succeeds Andrew Iacobucci, who is pursuing an opportunity outside the retail grocery...Show More Summary

Backyard Farms names head grower

Madison, Maine-based Backyard Farms has selected Tony Stevens as head grower. Stevens was most recently a senior grower at the Santa Maria, Calif., greenhouse of British Columbia-based Windset Farms, according to a news release. He has 18 years of greenhouse growing experience, including time with San Antonio-based NatureSweet.

Supervalu tabs former Target grocery head as VP

Supervalu has hired Anne Dament as senior vice president of retail, merchandising and marketing. Supervalu has hired Anne Dament as senior vice president of retail, merchandising and marketing.

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market in growth mode

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market, with its current units full, has started its next phase of development. San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market, with its current units full, has started its next phase of development.

Tennessee company pays PACA debts

Gregory Melton, doing business as GM Brokerage, has paid off all of the nearly $441,000 it owed for produce bought in 2013-14. Gregory Melton, doing business as GM Brokerage, has paid off all of the nearly $441,000 it owed for produce bought in 2013-14.

Vegpro hires VP of sales

Quebec-based Vegpro International has hired Stephan Schmekel as vice president of sales for North America. Quebec-based Vegpro International has hired Stephan Schmekel as vice president of sales for North America.

Sunset highlights video recipe series

Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce, which owns the Sunset brand, features chef Roger Mooking demonstrating recipes in a video series called Chef Inspired. Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce, which owns the Sunset brand, features chef Roger Mooking demonstrating recipes in a video series called Chef Inspired.

Seven Seas hires director of global business

Seven Seas, Springfield, Ill., hired Miles Frasier-Jones as director of global business development at its New Jersey office. Seven Seas, Springfield, Ill., hired Miles Frasier-Jones as director of global business development at its New Jersey office.

Trends holding strong for Texas companies

The value-added trend driving growth around the U.S. has done the same in the major Texas markets. The value-added trend driving growth around the U.S. has done the same in the major Texas markets.

Church Brothers promotes Josh Ruiz

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., promoted director of harvest innovation Josh Ruiz to vice president of ag operations. Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., promoted director of harvest innovation Josh Ruiz to vice president of ag operations.

Fyffes takeover backed by investors

At a shareholder meeting in Dublin, with protesters outside, investors approved Fyffes’ $796 million sale to the Sumitomo Corp. At a shareholder meeting in Dublin, with protesters outside, investors approved Fyffes’ $796 million sale to the Sumitomo Corp.

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