Fresh fruit inflation to slow in 2015

Higher fresh fruit inflation in 2014 will be followed by moderate inflation in 2015, according to the latest food price forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... Read More


SunRain Varieties increases mini-tuber output

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based SunRain Varieties LLC has completed capital improvement projects that will allow it to expand mini tuber production by nearly 40%. ... Read More


2014 Fresno Food Expo notes

New product shots at Fresno Food Expo on July 24. ... Read More


Strong pomegranate season expected

The drought in California isn’t expected to derail what is being described as a big crop of pomegranates. ... Read More


Florida Small Farms Conference honors three innovators

The University of Florida and Florida A&M University's Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team recognized three producers for their innovative practices. ... Read More


Church Brothers partner wins foodservice award

MONTEREY, Calif. – Tom Church, partner in Salinas-based Church Brothers, has won The Packer’s 2014 Foodservice Achievement Award. ... Read More

Fresno Food Expo offers fresh opportunities
FRESNO, Calif. — As the regional local product forager for Whole Foods, Harv Singh likes to attend the Fresno Food Expo, keeping his eyes and ears open for new trends.
CORRECTED: Suck those bugs right out of the soil
I heard echoes of what consumers are asking about fresh produce as grower Rod Koda fielded questions from bloggers touring his Watsonville, Calif., strawberry field.


Texas A&M breeding program wants to make spuds more fashionable
Texas A&M breeders hope to make potatoes more stylish by developing designer varieties.
Rijk Zwaan demos lettuce
SALINAS, Calif. — Rijk Zwaan USA Inc. offered Salinas lettuce samples to grower-shippers and processors in mid-July as the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo neared.
New spud variety suited to Florida, fries up less oily
A new chipping potato variety appears to be more tolerant to heat-induced internal problems as well as frying up less oily.



Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, June-July 2014

  •   Citrus department retools promotional efforts

  •   Take steps to fight Palmer pigweed before it's a problem

  •   Study shows off water-saving precision irrigation techniques

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