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Produce industry legend Joe Procacci dies at 90
Joseph G. Procacci, a produce industry legend known for reshaping the U.S. tomato market with Santa Sweets Grape tomatoes and UglyRipe heirloom tomatoes, has died. He was 90. At the early age of 8, Mr. Procacci began pedaling produce in the streets of Camden, NJ, from his father's pushcart. From those humble roots, Mr. Procacci became an industry giant, building a vertically integrated produce powerhouse that develops its... Read more

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To help companies get more ROI from their food-safety audit data, Produce Marketing Association has partnered with Purdue University’s Open Ag Technologies and Systems Group to create a produce-specific framework for electronically exchanging authenticated audit and other customer-required information among trading partners. The open-source framework, called... Read more

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The secret is out about GR Fresh
Sometimes telling secrets is a good thing. Often referred to as the “the best kept secret” in the produce business, maintaining that position is not in the plans of Tony Incaviglia, the vice president of sales and marketing of the McAllen, TX-based firm with the DBA GR Fresh. GR Fresh has a new focus on custom growing — providing products to... Read more


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Whole Foods' John Mackey joins The Students For Liberty board
John Mackey, Whole Foods Market chief executive officer and co-founder, joined the Students For Liberty board of directors. Mackey is a strong supporter of free markets and author of “Conscious Capitalism.” He was recognized as the SFL alumnus of the year in 2013. Mackey said that he's excited... Read more