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  • California approves more grower funding to fight HLB
    May 25, 2017 1:13 PM CDT

    The California State Assembly is giving the state’s citrus industry the go-ahead to raise more money to fight citrus greening disease and the Asian citrus psyllid that spread it.

  • Mucci partners with private equity firm
    May 25, 2017 11:10 AM CDT

    Ontario-based Mucci Farms has partnered with private equity firm Novacap as it adds to its Canadian operations and builds facilities in Ohio. “We are very excited to be partnering with Novacap who, with its resources and expertise, will provide invaluable support to our company as we enter this next phase of growth.” Bert Mucci, president of Mucci...

  • Shipley Sales founder dies
    May 25, 2017 11:04 AM CDT

    Robert Shipley, founder of Nogales, Ariz.-based Shipley Sales, died May 22 at the age of 83.

  • Dole promotes at ‘Cars 3’ event in KC
    May 25, 2017 9:50 AM CDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dole shared smoothie samples and recipe cards at its “refueling station” at a “Cars 3” tour event May 24.

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables posts PACA employment bond
    May 24, 2017 5:27 PM CDT

    Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Monterey, Calif., has posted a $275,000 surety bond with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to hire Joseph Esquivel, previously named in a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act action, according to a USDA news release.

  • Proposed USDA budget eliminates MAP, specialty crop grants
    May 24, 2017 3:44 PM CDT

    The proposed 2018 U.S. Department of Agriculture budget suggests the elimination of funding for the Market Access Program and the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.