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USDA appoints members, alternates to Hass Avocado Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of 11 members to the Hass Avocado Board.

These five trends will drive mushroom sales in 2021

As 2021 approaches, there are multiple signs mushrooms will be one of the top trending foods for the year ahead.

BASF acquires melon breeder ASL

BASF has formally agreed to acquire ASL, one of the most innovative melon breeding companies in the world, to continue expanding its position as a preferred partner in the fruit and vegetable value chain.

Red state and blue state fresh produce preferences nearly the same, survey says

Supporters of both political parties are nearly identical in their love of fruits and vegetables, a new survey shows.

Industry votes to drop frozen fruit from Mango Promotion Board

The National Mango Board will no longer promote frozen mangoes after a recent vote, in which a majority of importers of the frozen fruit rejected participation in the board.

210 Analytics taking survey to benchmark sustainable practices

Consulting firm 210 Analytics has a new survey out to gain a better understanding of sustainable practices in the fresh produce industry.

Genome project brings citrus industry closer to stopping greening

Researchers from California and Florida reached a milestone in the in the search to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a plant that’s closely related to citrus trees.

Pace International presents annual Postharvest Academy

Pace International is presenting its Postharvest Academy through a series of web seminars on a range of topics affecting apple, citrus, cherries and pears.

PMA to expand content offerings with more research, training courses

The Produce Marketing Association plans to increase its value for members in the coming years by significantly expanding its content offerings, incoming chairman Dwight Ferguson said Oct. 15 at PMA’s Fresh Summit.

Survey reveals consumer fears of second wave of COVID-19

A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. consumers found more that 85% reported paying more for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.