Prices Driving Higher To Transport Fresh-Cut

Like many industries, the produce and fresh-cut business has been hit hard lately by rising transportation costs and truck and driver shortages. Indus... continue reading »

Dole to Build Fresh-Vegetable Processing Plant in North Carolina

Mike Easley, governor of North Carolina, announced Aug. 2 that Bud Antle, an indirect subsidiary of Dole Food Company, would invest $54 million to bui... continue reading »

House Passes CAFTA in a 217-215 Vote

The CAFTA-DR free trade agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 217-215 cliffhanger vote early today.

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Chiquita Completes Acquisition of Fresh Express

Chiquita Brands International has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Fresh Express unit of Performance Food Group, according to a c... continue reading »

IFPA Hires New VP for Technical Services

The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) has hired David Gombas as its new vice president for technical services.

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Bolthouse Farms For Sale at Auction

The family-owned carrot empire, William Bolthouse Farms Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif., has “put itself up for auction” and is listed on the In... continue reading »

Ready Pac Announces Plant Consolidation

Ready Pac has announced it will be shutting down production in its Spreckels, Calif. facility, the smaller of the Salinas facilities that it acquired ... continue reading »

Chiquita Announces Delay in Fresh Express Acquisition

Chiquita Brands International announced April 25 that its $855 million acquisition of the Fresh Express unit of Performance Food Group may be delayed ... continue reading »

New System Interactive, Based on Individual Needs

On April 19, the USDA unveiled MyPyramid, a new symbol and interactive food guidance system.

MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide P... continue reading »

Monsanto to Acquire Seminis

Monsanto Co. announced Jan. 24 that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seminis for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed debt, plus a performance-... continue reading »