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San Luis Valley reporting good crop for 2015, organic acreage on the rise
Monte Vista, CO — With 52,900 acres of potatoes on the receiving end of good rainfall and not much hail throughout the growing season, Colorado’s San Luis Valley was getting ready in August to harvest what growers and shippers were describing as a good crop size-, yield- and quality-wise. Jim Ehrlich, executive director of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee based in Monte Vista, said he had spoken with a crop consultant... Read more

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Pomegranates are  ‘Wonderful’ at SunnyGem
Pomegranates are wonderful — just ask SunnyGem Produce LLC. The company, headquartered in Dinuba, CA, is one of California’s premier growers of the “Wonderful” variety pomegranates. “We are vertically integrated, with 2,460 acres of Wonderful variety pomegranates,” President Brian Haley told The Produce News. SunnyGem Produce LLC grows Wonderful variety... Read more

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Houweling’s launches waste heat and CO2 recovery system
Houweling’s Group, a leading greenhouse vegetable grower and marketer with over 200 acres of farms, announced the launch of its patent pending waste heat and CO2 recovery system implementation at its Mona, UT, greenhouse farm. While designed to complement Houweling’s patented Ultra Clima greenhouse, the unique recovery system will have applications in any controlled... Read more

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Oppy strengthens Canadian sales
Produce industry veteran Todd Plaxton joined Oppy’s Calgary sales team in July, bringing more than 10 years of fresh produce experience and about three decades of expertise in food marketing and distribution to his sales representative role. Plaxton came to the produce industry in 2003, following a... Read more