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Jim Hunt, former president of PMA and Grant J. Hunt Co., dies at 94
Grant J. (Jim) Hunt Jr., the former president of Oakland, CA-based distribution firm Grant J. Hunt Co. and a former president of the Produce Marketing Association, died at the age of 94. Mr. Hunt graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in agricultural economics in 1943. He joined Grant J. Hunt Co. in 1946 after his rehabilitation from wounds received in battle during World War II during the Battle... Read more

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Parker Farms preparing for first Vidalia onion season
Over the last 45 years, Parker Farms has been successful at growing, packing and creating markets for an assortment of different vegetables. In 2017, the company is entering the Vidalia onion market for the first time. The Vidalia onions will be grown and packed by B.G. Williams Farms in Uvalda, GA, and sold under Parker Farms’ new Diamond Sweet label. “I... Read more

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Shuman Produce focused on the three pillars of its success
Shuman Produce is an industry-leading grower and shipper of Vidalia onions, with approximately 2,300 acres in production, including both conventional and organic acreage. This accounts for nearly 20 percent of the total Vidalia onion acreage. “At Shuman Produce we pride ourselves in offering a premium quality product, innovative marketing programs and... Read more


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Mann Packing announced the hiring of Tim Short, Jim Rodger and Josh Campo to the positions of senior director of strategic vegetable operations, safety supervisor and crop production manager, respectively. Short will be responsible for maintaining relationships and a flow of communication with grower... Read more