California will start shipping some onions in early April from Mexico and begin with its own shipments from the Imperial Valley toward the latter part of the month. The early-season onions are expected to be in good supply, but when the harvest moves to the San Joaquin Valley, lack of rain and good water could play a major role in decreased supplies. Gerry Valois, who is on the sales desk for Western Onion Sales Inc. in Camarillo,... Read more

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The National Peanut Board, a farmer-funded research and promotion program for U.S.-grown peanuts, will conduct an agencies review of its advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns this summer in Atlanta. The board has a comprehensive approach to providing the most beneficial opportunities for U.S. peanut growers to succeed in domestic and global markets,... Read more

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Central American Produce experiencing ‘outstanding’ mango season
Central American Produce Inc., based in Pompano Beach, FL, is having an “outstanding” mango season, according to company president Michael Warren. “We are receiving beautiful Tommy’s from Nicaragua and Mexico, and will be starting our Guatemalan program by mid-March,” he told The Produce News on March 10. “We are expecting good volumes and are offering great... Read more


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Grow Farms Texas names director of business development
Grow Farms Texas, a joint venture between the Horton Fruit Co. and Ciruli Bros. LLC, based in Donna, TX, has named Gretchen Kreidler director of business development.   Kreidler will work alongside Tommy Wilkins and will represent the Horton and Ciruli family of companies, which includes Grow Farms,... Read more


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Marzetti video series connects to consumers, gives to charities
Marzetti, a leader in refrigerated dressings and produce dips, is reaching out to consumers with a four-part video series. The company will donate up to $5,000 to four different charities in connection with the videos. “Marzetti is about celebrating what’s good in life, like the fresh... Read more