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2022-09-30
In 2022 the U.S. fresh produce and floral industries are adding $339.4 billion to the national output. A study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association illustrates the substantial role the industries play in all 50 states. Compiled by Kleinhenz & Associates, the report also details employment levels in the sector and how that impacts the industry’s contributions to the overall economy.
2022-09-30
Dutch Gerber grower Nell Gerbera Cultures B.V. declared bankruptcy on September 13. Deputy trustee Jeroen Sprangers told the local broadcaster RTV Drenthe the rising gas prices are to blame. The company, which cultivated mini Gerberas, was founded in 1980 and grew to 5.4 hectares in 2105. Its website shows that the grower invested in solar energy, among other things, and modern fall and winter cultivation technology.
2022-09-30
Ball Horticultural Company’s founder, George J. Ball’s motto was “All the Best and Nothing Else,” and it was evident that Ball puts these values to practice during our recent tour of Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, which was seamlessly coordinated by Ball’s Director of Research Operations and AFE Board of Trustees member, Dr. Megan Bowman. Even though Ball is an international company that advances the industry on a global scale, it was apparent that they still keep the individual grower in mind in everything they do.
2022-09-30
For the eighth time already, foreign Royal Brinkman employees visited its headquarters in 's-Gravenzande this week to participate in the Horti Experience. This year, the international knowledge event took place from Monday 26 to Friday 30 Sept. 2022. During a 5-day training course, the focus was on knowledge sharing and the implementation of Royal Brinkman's 2023-2025 strategy. Besides the export department in the Netherlands, the international Royal Brinkman team consists of more than 160 employees.
2022-09-30
Bruce Wright, who had one of the floral industry’s most recognized bylines, died of cancer September 16. He was 67.
2022-09-30
Index Fresh is sticking a fork in one of the tastiest California avocado seasons ever. For avocado growers, the 2022 season meant six months of record pricing and returns on their fruit. For consumers of California avocados, the 2022 season meant excellent quality fruit that was available early and often.
2022-09-30
An alarming 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Farm Direct Supply, a global supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, has partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc, one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world that has been helping women for over 30+ years.
2022-09-30
Following an extensive call for nominations, the Hass Avocado Board named the recipients of its 20th Anniversary Recognition awards at the September board meeting and commemorated their service with a presentation and award recognition ceremony. The accolades acknowledge individuals for their outstanding commitment and achievements in “Making it Happen” for HAB by establishing and building the organization over the past two decades.
2022-09-30
As the only grower-owned cooperative in the Red River Valley, with 17 farmers working in Minnesota and North Dakota, Associated Potato Growers, Inc., takes pride in producing high-quality products that are both healthy and delicious. The current potato harvest is in process and as of Sept. 19, it looks like there will be a nice quality of potatoes this upcoming season. That’s a relief to many in the Red River Valley, as last year was not the strongest season.
2022-09-30
Monterey Mushrooms has revealed the recent expansion of its executive team. As the company continues to grow, it has appointed Mike Stephan to senior director of business development, a role that spans the entire US sales team from California to Florida. 
September 30, 2022

Jared Bray, recently hired as a sales professional is looking to lead the company into the organic avocado space.

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