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Driscoll’s Inc., a leading grower of berries based in Watsonville, CA, filed a complaint in federal court March 20 against California Berry Cultivars, a strawberry breeding company, as well as the company’s co-founder, Douglas Shaw, alleging patent infringement and conversion of Driscoll’s proprietary strawberry varieties. Plant patents and plant breeder rights are protected under international and U.S. legal systems. “Driscoll’s... Read more

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G&R Farms rebranding in 2019
Vidalia onions are a significant crop for G&R Farms and part of its storied history, as the Glennville, GA-based company is recognized as one of the oldest growers, packers and shippers in the entire Vidalia industry, with more than 900 acres of Vidalias, harvesting between four and five million pounds annually.  “We are 12-month sweet onion growers,... Read more

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Shuman Farms: New name, same great service
For more than 30 years, the Shuman family name has been synonymous with sweet onions and the Vidalia onion industry and Shuman Produce, based in Cobbtown, GA, has remained a leader in the sweet onion industry. In 2019, the company has rebranded as Shuman Farms. “This change reflects our company’s core business and a return to our roots as a generational family... Read more

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Jeff Cook joins Misionero as new CFO
Misionero, a leading grower and pioneer in the organic leafy greens category, hired Jeff Cook as its new chief financial officer. Cook brings more than three decades of industry experience and an extensive background in financial management, sales forecasting and risk management. “We are thrilled to... Read more