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Garlic industry on the rebound from El Niño year
Following a year that saw all kinds of El Niño-related weather events — from floods to droughts to tornados — that wreaked havoc on a number of crops, members of the U.S. garlic industry are anxious to move forward with more predictable weather and production. “Harvest has begun and the crop is looking much better than last year,” said Bill Christopher, owner of Christopher Ranch in Gilroy,... Read more

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I Love Produce gets insights into upcoming garlic season at China Garlic 2016 Conference
Globally, China is the largest garlic producer, exporter and consumer, with its annual production and exports comprising more than 70 percent of the world’s total. Last year was the highest priced garlic market on record, and 2015 was a record year for Chinese garlic exports, with the price up about 23 percent over 2014. The volume of exports has also... Read more

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Westmoreland Sales currently in the thick of local Ontario production
In early June, Leamington, Ontario-based Westmoreland Sales-TopLine Farms was heavily concentrated on its local production out of Ontario. Jimmy Coppola, account and marketing manager for the leading greenhouse vegetable producer said at about the same time some new crop production was also starting from its greenhouses in Mexico and Guatemala. “This product... Read more

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Julie Krivanek recognized as 2016 Women in Produce honoree
CHICAGO — The 2016 Women in Produce honoree is Julie Krivanek, president of Krivanek Consulting Inc. Krivanek was honored by, and the featured speaker at, the June 21 United Fresh Produce Association reception honoring Women in Produce. The annual reception and award presentation was part of the... Read more