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United Fresh names senior marketer

Mary Coppola has been named senior director of marketing communications for Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association.

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on KSP Enterprise

KSP Enterprise Inc. has satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Blueberry demand strong through December

Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.

Dozens sick in 10 states but no recall from sprout grower

Despite 63 people in 10 states contracting salmonella infections traced to a New York City supplier of fresh sprouts, Wonton Food Inc. has not issued a recall and federal officials apparently haven’t asked for one.

Columbia Marketing questions consumers on QR code use

Quick-response codes can be useful in a wide variety of applications because of their storage capacity and easy readability, but questions remain over their effect on consumers.

Report shows decrease in workers, increase in wages

Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report.

Sunkist videos offer ‘Citrus Hacks’

Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks.

Idaho potato display contest runs twice as long

The Idaho Potato Commission is doubling the length of its annual retail display contest.

Summit Produce adds commercial manager

Nolan Quinn has joined Summit Produce as commercial manager.

Ag labor not part of Obama's immigration plan

President Barack Obama's immigration plan calls for allowing undocumented immigrants with children who are citizens or legal residents to stay in the U.S., a move that doesn't specifically address the need for a stable agriculture workforce.

Eat Brighter! recruited for asian pear imports

Importer I Love Produce is tapping into Sesame Workshop’s Eat Brighter! campaign to market asian pears from China.

Potandon Produce sponsers philanthropical race

Potandon Produce, an Idaho Falls, Idaho-based marketer of fresh potatoes and onions, is partnering with Personal Best Performance to sponsor the Idaho Falls Race to Feed the Hungry. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the race is the largest...Show More Summary

Despite drought, California clementines plentiful for Christmas

Despite severe, persistent drought in California, there should be plenty of mandarins to meet Christmas demand.

USDA formula calculates 2015 fee increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new formula to calculate fee increases for fruit and vegetable inspections and other Agricultural Marketing Service functions.

USDA announces Market Access Program funding for 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $173 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Market Access Program and $26.7 million for the Foreign Market Development Program to more than 60 organizations.

Mango board previews new year programs

The National Mango Board is planning a Dec. 10 web seminar as it prepares for the new year.

Taylor Farms turbine taps wind energy

Taylor Farms Retail has begun operating a wind turbine that will help power the shipper’s vegetable processing facility in Gonzales, Calif.

Consolidated Fruit Packers expands Canadian operation

The Star Group’s Consolidated Fruit Packers is planning a packing facility in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

Apple association donates to cancer charity

The New York State Apple Association, which represents the state’s commercial apple growers, recently raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Central New York Region. According to a news release, the 2014 contribution brings the New York apple industry’s total donations to $129,000 in the past 14 years.

C.H. Robinson joins Food Fight

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., is collaborating with NBC Minneapolis–Saint Paul affiliate KARE 11 for a food and fund drive called the KARE 11 Food Fight. The collaboration aims to fight hunger in Minnesota by donating to Second Harvest Heartland food bank.

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