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Cancer research foundation honors D’Arrigo Bros.

SALINAS, Calif. — In an event dubbed the Pink Party, Breast Cancer Research Foundation president Myra Biblowit came to Salinas to thank longtime donor D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California.

Hurricane remnants could drench Southwest, prompting flooding

Even though Odile has been downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, storm remnants are still expected to dump 3-6 inches over parts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, potentially causing flooding and affecting the fresh produce industry.

Mexican grape producers plan symposium

AALPUM, Mexico’s grape producers group, plans its Second International Grapevine Symposium for Feb. 5-6 in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Coastline promotes saleswoman

Salinas, Calif.-based Coastline Family Farms recently promoted Alison Pilcher to saleswoman. Coastline specializes in year-round shipping of fresh produced from California, Arizona, and Mexico.

Market Fresh promotes brand strategist from within staff

Shanan Cox is the new senior director of brand strategy for Market Fresh Produce, Nixa, Mo.

Kingston Fresh hires industry veteran to manage new categories

Kingston Fresh LLC has new category programs and a new manager with 35 years of experience to launch them.

NEPC attendees enjoy posh expo setting

NEWPORT, R.I. — The New England Produce Council experimented with a new venue and season for its 15th annual produce and floral expo. Exhibitors and attendees applauded the changes for the Burlington, Mass.-based council’s Sept. 11 show, “NEPC by the Sea.”

Bitter blueberry battle brewing

Allegations of corporate espionage are at the heart of a court battle between the Michigan Blueberry Growers Association and its competitor True Blue Management LLC.

Hurricane Odile hits Baja pepper, tomato production

When Hurricane Odile came ashore along the Baja Peninsula with sustained winds of up to 125 mph, Sept. 14, it left destruction in its wake.

WeighPack systems names territory manager

Packaging provider WeighPack Systems Inc. recently hired Mark McGlogan as territory manager.

Limoneira chairman dies at 76

Limoneira Co. board chairman Alan Teague died Sept. 11 after suffering a stroke. He was 76.

NEPC by the Sea in Newport, R.I., Part I

These news items were gathered by Chuck Robinson, assistant copy chief for The Packer, on Sept. 11 at the 15th New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo in Newport, R.I.

California governor signs groundwater management bills

Despite calls by agricultural interests for vetoes, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed three pieces of legislation that will implement groundwater management rules.

Survey: Women more likely to shop for fresh produce

Men take plenty of shopping trips but they are not as interested in purchasing healthy food items as women.

Vance Agribusiness names 40 Under 40 honorees

Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group’s second-annual 40 Under 40 Award program honors several members of the fresh produce industry.

X-ray system features software, hardware upgrades

Minneapolis-based instrument manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray system.

RedLine Solutions’ new product addresses data sharing

Santa Clara, Calif.-based RedLine Solutions has introduced the Transporter, which helps eliminate “data silos” and allows data to be shared among applications with a minimum amount of input.

Sales veteran Albert Ramirez joins New Limeco

Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.

Criminal case against Mucci companies, execs moves forward

A criminal fraud case against Ontario greenhouse grower-packer Mucci International Marketing Inc., Mucci Pac Ltd. and two of the company’s top executives is moving forward, with the next court appearance set for Oct. 20.

New Jersey offers crop gleaning assistance

The Garden State’s agriculture agency is offering grants to help pay for crop gleaning to support the state’s food banks.

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