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2024-04-24
CPMA President Ron Lemaire delivered his State of the Industry Address April 24 at the CPMA 2024 Delegate Lunch in Vancouver highlighting the resilience of the fresh produce sector amid global challenges.
2024-04-24
With the transition complete, most of the row crop production will move to the coastal valleys — Oxnard, Santa Maria and Salinas — of California through the fall. Spring weather patterns continue to challenge growers with the cool moist conditions. 
2024-04-24
Ocean Mist Farms hired Tim Wolfli as its new chief financial officer. With over two decades of experience in fresh produce, including agriculture, aquaculture and foodservice, Wolfli brings with him a well-rounded set of skills and experience to help drive the now century-old and ever-evolving company into the future.
2024-04-24
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses — Trinity Vegetable Co., Efruit Fresh Produce and Rooted Connections — for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:
2024-04-24
The National Watermelon Promotion Board successfully completed a media training session tailored for state and national watermelon queens. Held in Orlando, FL, on April 20, this initiative aimed to empower watermelon queens, the ambassadors of the watermelon industry, with essential skills in media engagement and communication.
2024-04-24
Savvy floral marketers will take a deep dive into six critical shifts that will influence the floral industry over the next three to five years. 
2024-04-24
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association kicked off its 2024 convention April 23 with an opening reception at the Terminal City Club in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Attendees had a chance to network while sampling tasty culinary delights ahead of the much-anticipated trade show.  
2024-04-24
The Fresh Produce & Floral Council appointed Bob Lanter as its new president. With a rich background in the public sector and non-profit management, Lanter brings over 30 years of experience to his new role.
2024-04-23
Oppy has partnered with DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. to establish an integrated greenhouse in conjunction with Canada's pioneering geothermal power facility. This collaboration symbolizes a significant step forward combining sustainable energy and agriculture practices in the country.
2024-04-23
Bags are packed and DelFrescoPure is on the road to Vancouver to showcase its array of conventional and organic greenhouse-grown produce in booth No. 621 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show. The company's The Original Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine will make their Canadian grand entrance, heralding a fresh chapter in the produce arena that celebrates both flavor and sustainability.