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The Hass Avocado Board announced its new executive committee and slate of board members for 2017 as appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The board will work to support the mission of HAB’s five-year strategic plan: being the catalyst of collective efforts toward market expansion in the U.S. The plan’s six strategic priorities include building demand, nutrition research and affairs, supply and demand... Read more

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Chilean Fresh Fruit Association hyped for another great  blueberry and cherry season
The main two fruits imported from Chile in December are blueberries and cherries. The key months for Chilean grapes are January through April, and stone fruit from Chile is available from February through April. Karen Brux, managing director for the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, with U.S. headquarters in San Carlos, CA, said people are currently hyped, especially... Read more

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Weis-Buy Farms offers longtime experience in growing and selling Sunshine State product
It was a quarter century ago that Fort Myers, FL-based Weis-Buy Farms began selling Florida-grown produce, and the company has prospered and grown thanks to sales derived from the fresh product in the Sunshine State. The company’s owner, Chuck Weisinger, has been selling Florida produce even longer, with more than five decades of experience. Even with... Read more

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Frieda’s Specialty Produce names director of procurement and sourcing
Frieda’s Specialty Produce has added Allen DeMo to its roster as director of procurement and sourcing. “We are excited to welcome Allen to the Frieda’s family,” Karen Caplan, president and chief executive officer of Frieda’s, said in a press release. “He will direct... Read more