Coast Produce Co. of Los Angeles is one of several produce companies awarded significant U.S. Department of Defense contracts in May to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to commissaries, military bases and schools.
Excellent growing weather in May has helped improve the outlook for Vidalia onions, which have been hit hard by seed stem problems.
First quarter sales for Wal-Mart were down 1.4% this year compared to last year, but the top executive for U.S. operations of the multinational corporation said improvements in areas such as fresh produce are driving better overall results as the second quarter begins.
A large group of southwest Florida growers heard the latest about variety research efforts from Monsanto’s Seminis Vegetable Seeds Inc.
Tim Verpoorten, a salesman for Plover, Wis.-based potato and onion broker Katz Produce Sales LLC, died May 18. He was 58.
SAN DIEGO — More often these days, consumers start with the idea of a meal rather than its components. Reaching consumers in a department full of ingredients can be a challenge, said June Jo Lee, vice president for Strategic Insights at The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash. “Consumers are looking at the finished product,” she said. Show More Summary
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Jordan Cohn joins Stanley Orchards Sales Inc. as the fourth generation to work in the family-owned importer and exporter of apples, pears and grapes.
CHICAGO — Packer freelance reporter Jody Shee collected these news items May 18-21 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. BOSKOVICH FARMS: Lindsay Martinez, director of marketing for Boskovich Farms Inc.,...Show More Summary
A coalition of US food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is urging the Obama administration to press the European Union to negotiate a “comprehensive” free trade agreement, including addressing sanitary-phytosanitary (SPS) barriers to trade.
During Alltech's symposium "Glimpse 2020" held in Kentucky, USA, many topics were discussed including aquaculture technology. Amongst the many promising technologies presented in the Farming the Sea sessions was aquaponics, a system that intergrates hydroponic plant production with recirculating fish culture systems.
While studying samples of pathological material selected from sows at a private farm, located in Znauri, South Ossetia the genetic material of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus was identified, reported the Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor.
The main event for the swine and poultry industries in Brazil ended on thursday 16 May and hit the market with news, technology and partnerships formed.
Shanghai is planning to allow cold-processed poultry meat back onto the market by the end of May, giving the heavily hit poultry industry a chance at recovery following the bird flu outbreak earlier this year.
The pig industry is looking to honour somebody who has gone the extra mile to help – and there are many out there.
At the recent Alltech symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, Terry Coffey from Murphy Brown addressed the issue of the use of antibiotics in the pig industry and will the industry be antibiotic-free by 2020.
Federal environmental programs have drastically overestimated the US poultry industry's contributions to water pollution, according to a University of Delaware-led study that could trigger changes to river and bay cleanup plans around the country.
Damien McLoughlin, Dean of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin in Ireland, started his presentation at Alltech Symposium this week with the fact ‘Companies are dying’. Most growth plans fail, but certainly the remaining 10% succeed.
A Suffolk-based pig equipment specialists, Quality Equipment, has produced a new brochure on feed handling systems. It provides pig farmers with a wealth of information on all types of kit needed to transport feed around the farm and to the pigs.
Farm Bill- Sugar DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “A push in the U.S. Senate to repeal current sugar policies failed again on Wednesday as senators moved ahead with votes on amendments. “Senators seeking to overhaul sugar policies argued in vain that food-processing and confectionary jobs are lost to Canada because [...]