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Documentary touts honeybee rebound
ORLANDO, FL — “Save the Queen,” a documentary video on the disappearing honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder, brought the good news about the apparent rebound in bee colonies in recent years as efforts were mounted to stem the losses. Bee pollination is worth $15 billion to the U.S. farming industry, the documentary by Edwin Stepp revealed in one of its first viewings at the recent Southeast Produce Council Southern Exposure... Read more

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Homegrown Organic Farms has launched a new sustainability program to showcase the company’s efforts in caring for the land, the environment and its communities. The Committed to Caring program was created to share stories from Homegrown growers and team members that illustrate the company’s value for these relationships.  “For us, it’s always been about... Read more

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Westmoreland-TopLine currently moving Mexico greenhouse produce
Westmoreland-TopLine Farms, headquartered in Leamingon, ON, is currently growing, packing and shipping Beefsteak tomatoes, cluster tomatoes, seedless cucumbers, mini seedless cucumbers, mini cocktail cucumbers, Bell peppers, mini peppers, baby eggplant, medley cocktail tomatoes and grape tomatoes. Jimmy Coppola, account manager and marketing director for the... Read more


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Dan Croce has been named president of ACME Markets, which operates more than 100 stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He succeeds Jim Perkins, who was promoted to chief operating officer of parent company Albertsons-Safeway’s East region. Croce, a 30-year grocery industry veteran,... Read more


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Gold medal skier Picabo Street taps into 'Southern Roots' at SEPC women’s luncheon
The Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Roots program for women in produce kicked off at the organization’s fall meeting in 2014 and continued with a Feb. 26 luncheon at the SEPC Southern Exposure expo in Orlando, FL at the Caribe Resort. Olympic gold medalist skier and Idaho farm girl Picabo... Read more