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2022-09-30
American Mushroom Institute is rebranding to American Mushroom, the trade association announced. “Similar to our members, our name is our brand. American Mushroom better describes who we are and who we represent: our work is straightforward—we track, influence and monitor everything and anything that impacts or presents opportunities for mushroom businesses,” explained AMI President Rachel Roberts.
2022-09-30
Jared Bray, recently hired as a sales professional is looking to lead the company into the organic avocado space. As a veteran in the produce industry, Bray brings with him expertise in the organic avocado market. Bray brings strong customer service skills with promotional planning, food service, and forecasting experience. Jared comes to Awe Sum as an “avo expert,” knowledgeable of the avocado supply chain from seed to store.
2022-09-30
Topashaw Farms, based in Vardaman, MS, grows sweet potatoes on 29,000 acres, packing and shipping MS Beauregard variety sweet potatoes year-round. “Our main objective is to provide the industry with the highest quality sweet potato possible,” said Joe Edmondson, owner of the company. “Because our farm is family owned and operated, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that when a consumer purchases a Topashaw Farms sweet potato, their satisfaction is guaranteed.”
2022-09-30
Mission Produce hosted its annual philanthropic golf tournament in support of The Mission Foundation, which gives 100% percent of event revenue back to charitable organizations. This year’s tournament was held on Sept. 16th, 2022, at the Moorpark Country Club in Moorpark, Calif., where over 180 players from the U.S. and Canada participated in the 3-course, 27-hole tournament. Mission raised $130K for the foundation, which supports causes involving children, families and agriculture education.
2022-09-29
With hunger affecting every community Publix serves, helping to provide nutritious food is at the core of the company’s charitable efforts. One of Publix’s key initiatives in helping to alleviate hunger is its perishable recovery program. According to Feeding America, nearly 108 billion pounds of edible food is thrown out each year nationwide.
2022-09-29
For more than five decades, O.C. Schulz & Sons has been growing, packing and shipping potatoes in the Red River Valley, operating out of Crystal, ND. David Moquist, a partner in the family-owned company, believes the history and uniqueness of the Red River Valley has helped the company stay so successful all this time.
2022-09-29
The genesis of Nash Produce began in 1977 as a large farming and produce packing and shipping operation focused on cucumbers. In 2006, a group of local growers recognized the need for a packing facility, which led to the purchase of Nash Produce. Since that time, the company has transitioned away from cucumbers to a more singular focus on sweet potatoes.
2022-09-29
There is a significant economic benefit on both sides of the border derived from the imports of Hass avocados from Mexico into the U.S. markets. Those were the findings released this week in a study conducted by two researchers at Texas A&M University for the Mexican Hass Avocado Import Association and Asociación de Productores y Empacadores Exportadores de Aguacate de México. The economic analysis of 2021-22 crop year updates several previous analyses on the same subject.
2022-09-29
Washington, DC - The International Fresh Produce Association, the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain, had a significant and impactful presence at the White House Conference on hunger, nutrition and health held today in Washington. Fruit and vegetable consumption was a central part of the day’s discussions and at the core of the administration’s new 
2022-09-29
Equifruit, Canada’s leading Fairtrade-certified banana supplier, is comprised of a team of diehard believers in ethical fruit sourcing. The company’s genesis dates back to 2006, originally distributing in Quebec and Ontario. Since that time, Equifruit has grown from supplying a bunch of independent chains to the larger chains in Canada.
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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