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Pure Hothouse expands in Texas

Pure Hothouse Foods Inc., Leamington, Ontario, has begun construction of a distribution center in San Antonio that’s expected to open this summer.

Sirna & Sons Produce hires sales rep

Ravenna, Ohio-based Sirna & Sons Produce has hired David Campbell as its newest sales representative.

USDA names potato board appointments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named 33 appointments to the National Potato Promotion Board.

Chiquita’s moving costs could top $40 million; new board in place

The new owners of Chiquita Brands International Inc. say it will cost between $25 million and $40 million to leave Charlotte, N.C.

Iceberg dips; no relief on $30 romaine

Iceberg lettuce prices fell sharply in late January, but buyers found no relief on romaine as 24-count cartons remained over $30.

Video: House Agriculture Committee Organizational Meeting for 114th Congress

From the House Ag Committee- Today, members of the House Committee on Agriculture met to formally organize and adopt the Committee’s rules for the 114th Congress. “We have a very talented team of proven leaders whose impressive and diverse backgrounds will be a great asset in the Committee’s work this Congress,” said Chairman K. Michael […]

Save Money and Keep Warm with Energy Efficiency

By Stephanie Enloe on January 21, 2015 - 12:00am Recently, I opened my curtains to look out on six inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. I noticed a line of ice along the inside of my window sill and wondered, if ice can get in,Show More Summary

Video: Crop Insurance Must be Viable

From National Crop Insurance Services- Private companies are integral to crop insurance’s future because they shoulder risk that would otherwise be borne by taxpayers and because they maintain the system used to efficiently provide assistance to farm families following disasters. Show More Summary

The Better Banana Company appoints new North America president

One Banana North America has appointed Craig Carlson to serve as president.

Golden Sun Marketing hires new marketing coordinator

Golden Sun Marketing has hired Marcela Fabbri as marketing coordinator.

Western Association of Food Chains elects four new board members

The Western Association of Food Chains has elected Monica Gernes, Dennis Gibson, Valerie Jabbar, and Rob McDougall to its board of directors.

ALBA hires general manager and director of sales

Salinas, Calif.-based Agriculture and Land Based Training Association has hired Karen Marie Feliz as general manager, and Lou Fierro as director of sales.

To-Jo wins best overall mushroom display

To-Jo Mushrooms won “best overall mushroom display” at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

Limoneira profit up 42% as direct sales approach pays off

Limoneira Co. posted a 42% increase in profit for fiscal 2014 compared to 2013 and is projecting even higher profits for 2015 based on anticipated sales of between 3.2 million and 3.4 million cartons of fresh lemons.

Mango board planning 2015 promotions

The National Mango Board is using summer themes to promote the fruit throughout 2015.

Tampa port to host intermodal conference

The port of Tampa Bay is planning to host a Jan. 29-30 intermodal conference discussing how the various transportation services play into changing international trade routes.

AFB Women’s Leadership Program Elect Chair

Members of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program elected Sherry Saylor (pictured right), an Arizona row crop farmer, to a two-year term as chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Saylor and her husband, Rick, are partners in R&S Farms, where they grow cotton, wheat, alfalfa, and barley. Show More Summary

ZimmPoll Results State China’s Ban on U.S. Poultry Extreme

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is China’s recent ban on imports of U.S. poultry & eggs justified?” On January 8, the Chinese government imposed a nationwide restriction on U.S. imported poultry and eggs following the detection of avian flu in wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. There is no doubt the majority of those polled agree with the rest... Read More

Camelina gets seal of approval in Canada for broiler feed

Camelina meal has been approved for the first time in Canada for use in broiler chicken feed.

ARC Reinstates Scholarship for Ag Communications Students

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce it is reinstating its scholarship program for college students studying ag communications. The organization, through its foundation, will grant one, $1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. Show More Summary

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