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Mango shipments from Mexico lagged behind normal volume in the February, March and April time period leading to a demand exceeds supply situation and high prices during the first part of the 2016 Mexican mango season. That is no longer the case.  “Hopefully, we have hit the bottom,” said Chief Operating Officer Gary Clevenger of Freska Produce International, LLC, based in Oxnard, CA, on May 16.   He... Read more

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Oneonta adds second Unitec cherry line for grade and sizing
By A second Unitec cherry line has been added to the Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers Wenatchee facility, further increasing capacity and enabling the operation to pack more quickly and efficiently, according to Oneonta National Marketing Representative Dan Wohlford. Oneonta upgraded the Wenatchee facility last year with Unitec Vision II technology, and Wohlford... Read more

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Ice is one of the Vineland  Produce Auction’s many services
An extremely mild winter in New Jersey had officials of the Vineland Produce Auction thinking that the auction would open quite early this year. Then Mother Nature stepped in. Because of the cool and wet spring in the Garden State, the auction had to change its opening date a few times, and when all was said and done, it officially opened on April 21 —... Read more

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Mission Produce expands organic avocado role
Mission Produce announced that Megan Rood has been promoted to organic category manager. In this role she will be responsible for managing key account relationships, working with emerging sources of organic supply and developing new organic customers.Megan Rood Rood has been with Mission Produce for... Read more