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PMA to host Fresh Summit in New Orleans in October

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that Fresh Summit 2021 will take place, in-person, Oct. 28-30, 2021, at the Morial Convention Center... continue reading »


TOMRA adds SmartGrade to Spectrim packing platform

The new SmartGrade system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximize sales by matc... continue reading »


Mettler-Toledo updates food inspection management software

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has released a new, significantly updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software. Based on ... continue reading »


Organic leafy greens grower Duncan Family Farms announces leadership changes

Goodyear, Arizona-based Duncan Family Farms, a family-owned, multi-regional grower of over 9,000 acres of certified organic produce, announced Will Fe... continue reading »


Tong Engineering fine tunes vegetable polishers

Tong Engineering has unveiled several updates to its range of vegetable polishing equipment. Originally introduced to the market in 2012, the TPS-P... continue reading »


Proseal machines help meet growing need for soft fruit packaging

Proseal’s advanced tray sealing machines are helping growers meet ever-increasing demand for soft fruit — which has been particularly strong durin... continue reading »


Senate overwhelmingly votes to confirm Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ran... continue reading »


Cold spell puts hurt on Texas produce growers

After a week of freezing temperatures, vegetable and citrus farmers across the state are assessing the damage, with widespread losses expected. “... continue reading »


Nominations sought for Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced Feb. 22 the opening of the call for entries for the 10th annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Aw... continue reading »


Retail fresh produce sales topped $70 billion in 2020

Fresh produce continues its steady growth at retail, with increased sales for both fruits and vegetables in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to U... continue reading »