LATEST NEWS FROM Sweet Potatoes

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17:42PM May 07, 2020

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

11:46AM Mar 18, 2020

H-2A employers find complications with COVID-19 outbreak

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.

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16:26PM Jan 18, 2020

UPDATED: Industry pioneer Frieda Rapoport Caplan dies

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

(UPDATED, Jan. 21) Produce industry pioneer Frieda Rapoport Caplan, 96, has died.

17:35PM Sep 05, 2019

Carolina braces for Dorian rain

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Crops in Florida were spared but Hurricane Dorian was still poised to dump big rains in coastal regions of the Carolinas on Sept. 5-6.

12:04PM Aug 23, 2019

Sweet potatoes leading in export growth

Cristin Shepard
AgWeb Contributor

Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports.

16:33PM Jun 20, 2019

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

15:49PM Jun 20, 2019

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.