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Medium-sized grape growers flourishing with new varieties
PESQUERIA, SONORA, MEXICO — About half the table grape volume of Mexico is produced by medium-sized growers. These growers are increasingly gaining access to the proprietary grape varieties that are already being utilized by the country’s larger-volume growers. For many reasons the new selections boost all growers, said Ivan Platt, who is a second-generation viticulturalist and fourth-generation cattleman. Father and son... Read more

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Kurt Zuhlke continually adding to staff to keep up with growth
Bangor, PA-based Kurt Zuhlke & Associates is once again looking forward to showcasing the well-known company’s full line of packaging products at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention & Trade Show. Company President Kurt Zuhlke will be at Booth No. 945 at the 93rd Annual 2018 Canadian Produce Marketing Convention & Tradeshow... Read more

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CPMA 2018 is on Village Farms’ home turf
“Village Farms is jazzed to be in Vancouver for CPMA Convention & Tradeshow this year at the Vancouver Convention Center,” said Helen Aquino, director of brand marketing and communications for Village Farms, in a written statement to The Produce News on April 2. “We will be on our home turf in Vancouver,” given that the company’s corporate offices and greenhouses... Read more

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Hickman and Raybould to lead Potatoes USA domestic marketing committee
Phil Hickman of Horntown, VA, and Jaren Raybould of Saint Anthony, ID, were elected to the Potatoes USA executive committee at the organization’s 46th annual meeting in Denver last month. Hickman will be serving his fourth year on the board and his first year as a domestic marketing committee co-chair... Read more