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Trump immigration plan a nonstarter for South Carolina
When President Trump approved an Aug. 2 proposal that would slash immigration by half within a decade by limiting the ability of citizens and legal immigrants to bring family members into the country, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina immediately declared it a non-starter. “South Carolina’s number one industry is agriculture and tourism is number two,” Graham said in a statement posted on his website... Read more

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WP Rawl partners with BJ’s, Katie’s Krops
WP Rawl, a leading grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens, based in Pelion, SC, joined South Carolina nonprofit organization Katie’s Krops Aug. 8 at the recently opened BJ’s Wholesale Club in Summerville, SC. Katie’s Krops founder Katie Stagliano was on hand to meet and greet people from her community and raise awareness for her cause.... Read more

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New pear crop kicks off as 2016 Anjous wrap up
Looking at a start date in mid-August for its 2017 Northwest pear crop, Rainier Fruit Co. in Yakima, WA, will be shipping the last of its 2016 D’Anjous, according to Andy Tudor, Rainier vice president of business development. “We plan on shipping Bartletts, organic Bartlett and Starkrimson the week of Aug. 14, just as we are finishing... Read more

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SpartanNash has appointed Mark Shamber as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 11. Shamber previously served as CFO for United Natural Foods Inc., a specialty and organic food distributor. Following his departure from UNFI at the end of 2015, Shamber has been working... Read more