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International Blueberry Organization announces new president
During the International Blueberry Organization Summit in Argentina and Uruguay the group announced Peter McPherson would take the reigns as the new president, succeeding Chilean Blueberry Committee president Andres Armstrong in the role. McPherson, who is general manager–berry international at Costa Group, one of Australia’s larger integrated fresh produce companies, said his election was unexpected but certainly... Read more

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Pleasant Valley Potato Inc. expands fingerling offerings
With a year of experimentation under its belt, Pleasant Valley Potato Inc., based in Aberdeen, ID, has tripled its fingerling production and still doesn’t believe it will be able to meet demand “We grew them on a small scale last year to figure out how they are grown, planted and harvested,” said Sales Manager Ryan Wahlen. “We started... Read more

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After 16 years of consecutive growth,  Nickey Gregory Co. keeps moving onward and upward
It has been a busy 2016 for the Atlanta, GA-based Nickey Gregory Co. and it’s about to get busier still with the Southeast Produce Council Southern Innovations Symposium just around the corner Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Williamsburg, VA, and the PMA Fresh Summit show following shortly on its heels in Orlando, FL, in mid-October. “We have a lot to celebrate... Read more

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Alpine Fresh welcomes new food-safety director
Alpine Fresh Inc., grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables headquartered in Doral, FL, has named Lilia Rivera as its new food-safety director. “We are very excited to have Lilia Rivera join our team,” Walter Yager, chief executive officer, said in a press release. With... Read more