The U.S. Department of Agriculture has determined that Jeff Pfaff was not “responsibly connected” to a Florida company that violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Chris KogerNews Editor, The Packer
Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, is expanding its global avocado network with a partnership to market South African fruit to Europe and Asian markets, including China.
World Direct Shipping, Palmetto, Fla., has extended an agreement with Port Manatee, and added a third vessel to its service.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to school meal programs that could limit the variety of vegetables served at lunch and cut fruit servings at some breakfasts.
Members of the produce industry are praising U.S. senators for their overwhelming support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
In the wake of trade deals that have left some U.S. produce growers unhappy about an influx of imported fruits and vegetables, the new American Grown campaign is taking its message to consumers instead of lawmakers.
Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.
The National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla., is seeking nominations for board members whose terms begin in 2021.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary, detailing results from 2018 tests of residues on produce and other items.