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Wisconsin potato crop to be very strong
All signs are positive for another strong season for the Wisconsin potato industry. Tamas Houlihan, executive director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, said all potato types, including reds, are thriving in Wisconsin fields. In a mid-August interview, Houlihan said, “We have had adequate rainfall and a great growing season. Our growers got in the ground on time and we had good quality early.... Read more

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Capital Logistics continues exponential growth in its carrier base
While outstanding service is a hallmark of the success of a logistics company that moves fresh produce, it takes a much larger mix of offerings to turn it into a hugely successful operation. It requires a compilation of the right — and right number of — equipment and drivers, the latest technology, availability of services, efficiencies and more. White... Read more

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GD Wallace/Wallace Farms  preparing for plentiful potato season
Early season rainfall in Washington’s Skagit Valley had a beneficial impact on the 2016 potato crop G&D Wallace/Wallace Farms will be harvesting shortly. “We were able to get a timely start in late April, and because of the rainfall that helped out,” said Jack Wallace, co-owner and sales manager. “We had regular rainfall early in the... Read more

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SpartanNash announced today that Tammy Hurley, SpartanNash vice president of finance, has been named chief accounting officer. The board of directors approved this appointment at its quarterly meeting. Hurley joined SpartanNash in 2001 as controller, and was promoted in 2002 to director of finance.... Read more