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Northwest blueberry production meets skyrocketing demand
Blueberries in the Northwest are on a roll. “Being a part of the blueberry industry over the years has been like riding a rocket ship,” said Bryan Ostlund, administrator of the Oregon Blueberry Commission. Indeed, there has been record-breaking season after record-breaking season. Oregon shipped 134 million pounds of blueberries last season and Washington, a state that produced only 18 million pounds in 2006, rang in at... Read more

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Tastifrutti expects strong citrus season
Tastifrutti began in 1984 under the name Unifrutti of America, Inc., and over the last 35 years, the Philadelphia-based produce importing and distribution company has created value to its customers through aggressive marketing, product development and innovation.  Andreas Economou, chief executive officer and co-founder of the company, said he’s expecting... Read more

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Limoneira predicts favorable summer season
For more than a century, Limoneira had used a variety of marketers to sell its citrus crops. As the calendar turned to the millennium, the Santa Paula, CA-based company began marketing its own lemon production and about three years ago, it successful started the other citrus varieties it grows. With 3,500 acres of lemons throughout California, Limoneira is one... Read more

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NMB's Buchsbaum will lead retail outreach in the Northeast
The National Mango Board welcomed Meg Buchsbaum as its new retail account manager for the Northeast. Buchsbaum comes to the NMB with more than 20 years of strong retail, wholesale, produce buying and product development expertise. Buchsbaum will work with retailers in the Northeast of the U.S. to set... Read more