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Produce Market Guide News

Romaine reality in a graph

Check out the above chart showing the shortfall in shipments of romaine in early December compared with a year ago.

Hazel Technologies apricot product fares well in UC Davis trial

University of California-Davis researchers tested a Hazel Technologies product designed to slow the ripening of apricots and found it improved the shelf life of the fruit.

Tomra expands in China

Belgium-based Tomra is increasing its investment in China.

Johnston Farms offers new holiday box

Edison, Calif.-based citrus shipper Johnston Farms will have a holiday carton and a Lunar New Year carton available this season.

Misionero marks acquisition anniversary

Gonzales, Calif.-based organic leafy greens grower Misionero is celebrating two years since the company was purchased by Harbinger.

Mastronardi Produce Ltd. adds big New York greenhouse

A 71.6-acre glass greenhouse for growing Backyard Farms brand tomatoes is coming to New York, courtesy of Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, Canada.

Autumn Glory apple relaunches into space

Dec 04, 2018 by Kevin Spafford #Produce Crops
The relaunch of the Autumn Glory apple was the most literal kind of product launch you could have.
Dec 04, 2018 by Kevin Spafford #Produce Crops

USDA purchases more than $10 million in California grapes

Dec 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing some late-season relief for California grape growers.?
Dec 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn as VP of foodservice

Alan Kahn is the new vice president of foodservice for the Idaho Potato Commission, Boise.

What is the sweet spot for organic produce price premium?

Dec 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Organics
The premium paid for organic produce is a moving target, and it is far from standard for fresh produce commodities.
Dec 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Organics