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Packer 25 2020 — Shay Myers

It wasn’t a given 15 years ago that Shay Myers would come back to run the family business after graduating college.

Bland Farms Vidalia onion/SpongeBob displays engage shoppers

Produce departments featured sweet displays promoting Bland Farms Vidalia onions in connection with its promotion with “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.”

FDA: Red onion salmonella outbreak over; investigation isn’t

The Food and Drug Administration has declared the Salmonella Newport outbreak that was likely caused by red onions from Thomson International Inc. is over.

Generation Farms redesigns website with eye on the future

Generation Farms, Vidalia, Ga., has redesigned its website,?generationfarms.com, focusing on the company’s vision for the future.

Canada closes investigation into salmonella from red onions

The Public Health Agency of Canada has closed its investigation into a Salmonella Newport outbreak that was traced to red onions from Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.

Shuman Farms plans to take advantage of Fresh Summit platform

Onion grower-shipper Shuman Farms, Reidsville, Ga., is embracing the virtual platform that’s presenting the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Almonds supplant grapes as 2019 top Kern County, Calif., crop

The values of Kern County’s top two crops in 2019 switched, with the almond crop higher than?the value of its grape crop for the first time since 2011.

Vidalia onion grower G&R Farms debuts new branding, logo

Vidalia onion grower-shipper G&R Farms, Glennville, Ga., has a new logo and branding.

Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

Sunions ready for retail in late fall

Harvest for this year’s crop of Sunions, marketed as the tearless sweet onions, is over, and the onions are undergoing a curing process.