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Uruguay citrus joins Oppy lineup
Sweet citrus snacks are abundant now at Oppy, as the marketer adds fruit from Uruguay to its summer offerings. Early shipments of Uruguayan lemons — which sold out quickly — were followed by clementines and Navels that will be available through August. This is Oppy’s first offering of fruit from Uruguay, which was granted access to the U.S. market in 2013. “It’s a brief season characterized by good quality as growers work... Read more

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The most unpleasant question in produce
There is an uncomfortable question asked by bosses every so often and especially addressed to the heads of produce operations: “What happened to the produce gross?” I’ve heard it on occasion and the subject is one of instant discomfort. This interrogating question usually emerges right after upper management gets its first peek at the preliminary profit-and-loss... Read more

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Oneonta makes it easy for children to eat and play the healthy way
Dan Wohlford, national marketing representative for Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, said the company is making it easy for busy parents to incorporate healthy snacks into meal planning for children. “In general, we have become a nation of snackers,” he told The Produce News. “We grab something quick to eat as we are rushing from this activity to that. And parents... Read more

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Jodi Carkner joins Awe Sum Organics
Santa Cruz, CA-based Awe Sum Organics announced that Jodi Carkner joined its team on July 21. Prior to joining Awe Sum Organics, Carkner worked with CF Fresh for 10 years where she focused on export sales of organic produce. Most recently, she worked for Northwest Farm Credit Service helping farmers... Read more

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Eastern Washington cherry and apple crop updates
"Cherry harvest is progressing and the fruit is beautiful with excellent quality," said Dave Gleason, chief horticulturalist for Domex. "We've spent the past 52 weeks preparing for where we are right now, picking. We make every effort to make sure we pick the fruit when its ready and in good condition... Read more