Facility Operations

Ocean Mist Farms names director of farming

Ocean Mist Farms, a fourth-generation grower-shipper located in Castroville, California, has promoted Bobby Bellew to director of farming. In his new ... continue reading »

Future Crops addresses yield-cost-quality equation

A new Dutch-Israeli venture will make it possible to grow high-quality herbs and leafy greens without relying directly on Mother Nature. Agri-tech ... continue reading »

Addressing labor challenges through automation, robotics

Almost from the moment robots first appeared in factories in the 1960s, the immediate reaction among factory workers was a fear that automation would ... continue reading »

FSMA 204 webinar

Traceability rule changes looming with FSMA 204

In September 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 199-page Proposed Rule for Record Keeping for Food Traceability as part of t... continue reading »

Good Foods Promotes Juan Larios to president of operations, Mexico

Good Foods, manufacturer of plant-based dips and good-for-you products, has promoted Juan Larios to executive vice president and president of operatio... continue reading »

GAB Operations ready to open new Laredo distribution facility

A new 45,000-square-foot GAB Operations produce distribution facility in Laredo, Texas, has been completed. GAB — a Guanajuato, Mexico-based fres... continue reading »

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

What, me worry? That may be the response of some specialty crop produce company operators, including farm owners and managers, when the subject turns ... continue reading »

Climate-control designer Coldbox makes leadership moves, opens US office

Environmentally controlled facilities design-builder Coldbox has appointed Paul D’Agostino as chief operations officer (Canada and U.S.) and Brian R... continue reading »

Hartnell, Festo Didactic partner on move to improve skilled labor availability

New technology in agriculture is reshaping the future of farming. The transformation of the agricultural sector, in what is also becoming a highly aut... continue reading »

Automation, company culture ways to help mitigate labor challenges

Running a food business during a global pandemic is nothing short of challenging. It’s led to unprecedented change in terms of consumer demand, and ... continue reading »