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USDA locks in H-2A minimum wage rate for ’21

With the release of USDA’s Farm Labor Survey on Feb. 11, farmers that utilize the H-2A program finally know the minimum wage they must pay their H-2... continue reading »


Misionero inks partnership to increase production, processing capabilities

Misionero, a leader in organic salads, prepared lettuces, value-added vegetables, and a pioneer in plant-based salad products, has announced a new str... continue reading »


USDA issues preview of H-2A wage rates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surv... continue reading »


US frozen potato exports lag during final quarter of ’20

Exports of U.S. frozen potato products were down nearly 11%, year-over-year, during the fourth quarter of 2020. Sales in domestic retail were up, howe... continue reading »


Food safety researchers take aim at cyclospora

A handful of Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks tied to U.S.-grown produce since 2018 have prompted several researchers to begin looking at possibl... continue reading »


Living Greens Farm inks distribution agreement for Midwest expansion

Living Greens Farm (LGF), the largest vertical, indoor aeroponic farm in the U.S. that provides year-round fresh salads, salad kits, microgreens and h... continue reading »


TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy education platform

TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce industry. Packhouse Academy, ... continue reading »


Colmac Coil launches new line of dry coolers, air-cooled condensers

Colmac Coil has announced the launch of a new line of dry coolers and air-cooled condensers: Dryware. The new parametrically designed products offer ... continue reading »


United Fresh launches produce industry compensation survey

The United Fresh Produce Association has launched its 2021 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in... continue reading »


Walmart signs reusable plastic containers deal with IFCO Systems

IFCO Systems, the world’s largest operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, and Walmart, announced the completion of ... continue reading »