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2022-09-23
Today, the Southeast Produce Council released What’s New? From the Consumer View 2022 in one of two educational sessions at its fall show, Southern Innovations.
2022-09-23
A three judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco affirmed the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have the authority to recognize and certify growers using hydroponic organic production methods in a ruling issued yesterday.
2022-09-23
Phillips Mushroom Farms has been a leader in growing mushrooms in Kennett Square, PA since 1927, and is known for its stellar reputation.
2022-09-23
Echoing the sentiments of basically all the Peruvian importers, Farm Direct Supply General Manager Chris Horrell expects there to be sufficient volume of asparagus from Peru in the U.S. market in October and November to support promotions.
2022-09-23
Cold weather in Peru impacted the summer shipments of asparagus for Miami-based Harvest Sensations, but the company is anticipating a return to normal volume for the remainer of this year.
2022-09-23
Los Angeles-based Five Crowns Marketing had a significant increase in its volume of Peruvian asparagus during 2021 and it is expecting status quo to be the operative descriptor this year. “We have increased our production from Mexico and therefore our supply from Peru will stay comparable to last year,” said Cruz Carrera, who is director of sales and business development for the company’s asparagus division. He said last year’s increase from Peru was significant while this year’s growth in volume is coming from Mexico.
2022-09-23
Conversations with a half dozen U.S. handlers of Peruvian asparagus revealed that they are excited about ongoing talks with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that could eliminate the need to fumigate the product at its U.S. port of entry.
2022-09-23
Celebrating the 21st year with its custom brokerage company, The Perishable Specialist’s husband-and-wife team of Ann and Frank Ramos keeps churning along. “Business is still cranking, and asparagus is still one of the main items we clear,” said the always upbeat Frank when interviewed by The Produce News in early September. “As far as business is concerned, 2020 was a tough year because of the pandemic and the terrible impact it had. 2021 was on par with 2019 and it looks like 2022 is going to be better than 2021.”
2022-09-23
Coachella, CA-based Prime Time International continues to build its asparagus program as it adds volume in several districts and also added an asparagus specialist based in Florida.
2022-09-23
It should be an interesting year for Peruvian asparagus imports into the United States as there are several challenges affecting volume that will alter the deal depending on how they play out. At least that was the view of Walter Yager, CEO of Alpine Fresh Inc., a company he co-founded almost 35 years ago. “Overall, there is less acreage — that should mean less products, but it might not impact the fresh market,” he said.
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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