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Where are all the robots?

Over the past several months, the winners of the International Fresh Produce Association Fresh Field Catalyst Accelerator program have been immersing ... continue reading »

US produce industry’s return to pre-COVID employment, wages

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching p... continue reading »

Taylor Farms moves toward energy independence

Taylor Farms is completing the installation 2MW of solar power at its facility in San Juan Bautista, California, which will be combined with 6MW of fu... continue reading »

Varcode and National Packaging Group partner on smart packaging for temperature-sensitive products

Varcode, developer of digital collection, recording, tracing and reporting solutions, and National Packaging Group (NPG), a domestic manufacturer of c... continue reading »

Fork-to-field

At a time when many processors' bottom lines are stretched thin, global fruit and vegetable processor Greenyard has adopted a new strategy to strength... continue reading »

Gotham Greens raises $310 million to accelerate national greenhouse expansion

Gotham Greens, a Certified B Corp. and New York-based indoor farming pioneer operating a large network of high-tech hydroponic greenhouses in North Am... continue reading »

Mission Produce and NatureSweet Tomatoes partner on logistics

Mission Produce Inc., which provides sourcing, producing and distributing of fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos, and NatureSweet ... continue reading »

Lipman Farms ups vegetable production for winter produce

Lipman Family Farms, North America‚Äôs largest field tomato and vegetable grower, value-added packer and distributor, will be increasing production of... continue reading »

Equitable Food Initiative announces new hires

Equitable Food Initiative, the multistakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailer... continue reading »

The Produce Traceability Initiative launches Traceability Technology Working Group

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), consisting of numerous key members, has created a group to prepare for implementing section 204 of the FSMA... continue reading »