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River Point Farms earns 'Hunger Buster'

Hermiston, Ore.-based River Point Farms has been awarded Orgeon Food Bank’s ‘Hunger Buster’ of the year award.

New Latin American shipping lanes to arrive at Philadelphia port

Additional vessels from the Southern Hemisphere will soon be calling on the Port of Philadelphia.

MacCallum’s Produce expelled from DRC

Canada’s Dispute Resolution Corp. has expelled MacCallum’s Produce Ltd. from DRC membership for unpaid debts, according to a notice from the organization.

USDA sanctions 3 Brothers Produce, other PACA violators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release.

The Grinstead Group expands benefit options

Partnering with an employee benefit provider is expanding The Grinstead Group’s services.

N2N Global names global liaison and director general

N2N Global has hired Courtney Parker as global liaison and director general.

Hugh H. Branch changes name to Branch: A Family of Farms

Nearing its 60th birthday, Hugh H. Branch Inc., is changing its name and rebranding its products.

Produce Pro releases quality control app

Produce Pro Software is introducing a quality control app that allows users to easily evaluate product through a mobile device.

TQL releases speak-and-search app

Total Quality Logistics has upgraded its trucking mobile app with speak-and-search capability.

Atlanta Specialty Inc. satisfies PACA order

Atlanta Specialty Inc. satisfied a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation order, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

The Produce Mom gains Naturipe as partner

The Produce Mom has added Naturipe Farms to its list of partners.

U.S. Potato Board hires executive assistant

Carrie Brown is a new executive assistant for the Denver-based U.S. Potato Board.

Sun Belle Inc. adds two workers to staff

Schiller Park, Ill.- Sun Belle Inc, has hired Jan McDaniels and Bob Hylka in marketing and sales.

C.H. Robinson celebrates 25 years in Mexico

Third-party logistics provider and Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson, is celebrating 25 years of business operations in Mexico.

Modified atmosphere packaging maker StePac sold

StePac L.A. Ltd., a postharvest packaging and services technology company, has been acquired by Johnson Matthey Plc.

PMA opposes added user fees in comments to FDA

The Food and Drug Administration needs more funds to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act, but the Produce Marketing Association has told the FDA that it opposes added user fees, registration fees, or inspection fees imposed by federal or state agencies to cover the gap.

Locus Traxx adds to SmartTraxx product monitoring

Locus Traxx Worldwide has released the newest addition to the company’s SmartTraxx cargo monitoring product line.

Industry leaders praise Senate vote on fast track bill

The Senate’s decisive vote in favor of Trade Promotion Authority gives momentum to President Obama’s quest to win Congressional approval for fast track approval of trade deals currently under negotiation. The legislation is expected to face a tough battle in the House of Representatives.

USDA sanctions Papita Produce, four others

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on five produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release.

Senate votes to limit debate on fast track legislation

The Senate agreed to limit debate on the Trade Promotion Authority Act on May 21, setting up potential final action on the legislation by May 22.

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