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Industry members remember fallen SPC leader Terry Vorhees
The passing of Terry Vorhees, executive director and co-founder of the Southeast Produce Council, at age 64 the evening of July 30 sparked an outpouring of grief and respect from stunned peers and colleagues as the news spread rapidly through the produce industry. The Produce News reached out to industry influencers and Southeast Produce Council members and leaders overnight for comment on the loss of a leader.Terry Vorhees "Terry... Read more

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“We continue to expand,” said Sean Stockton, president of Sundale Sales, the marketing arm of Sundale Vineyards in Tulare, CA. “Our overall increase this year is about 10 percent over last year.” The company continues “to do extensive replanting and grafting to newer varieties,” seeking always to stay at the vanguard “when it comes to planting new varieties”... Read more

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Sunview has increases in proprietary Stella Bella and Gem grape varieties
Sunview Marketing International in Delano, CA, exclusive marketing agent for Sunview Vineyards of California, will have volume increases in two proprietary grape varieties this season — one a red seedless called Gem and the other a green seedless called Stella Bella. Both varieties have been in the development process for some time. Stella Bella debuted commercially... Read more

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Pacific Organic Produce, based in San Francisco recently announced Allen Bernklau as senior commodity development and sales specialist. Bernklau has been working in the organic industry for over 30 years. He has experience in all areas of the industry, including retail, wholesale, mail order, and working... Read more

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Domex Superfresh apple orchard update
This year is progressing nicely and the apple harvest is set to start about a week early. The weather has been ideal for growing fruit, and Domex has a record size crop hanging on the trees right now. The company expects to have a full complement of apples available by Sept. 1. The fruit is sizing up... Read more