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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Bronx, NY-based Tumi Produce International Corp. for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $563,831 to seven sellers for produce that was purchased, received and accepted in interstate commerce from October 2016 through May 2017.  This is in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. As a result of these actions, Tumi Produce International Corp.... Read more

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The Red River Valley red potato deal “is really off to a good start,” according to Ted Kreis, marketing director of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association. “Prices have been remarkably steady with little fluctuation,” he said. “Movement has been good all season so far. Prices have fallen to a sweet spot where the buyers are happy, and the growers are... Read more

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Skyline Potato sees bigger  volume and size profile for ‘18
Harvest was good this year in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, and Skyline Potato GM Les Alderete said his Center operation was moving a bigger crop and larger spuds this season. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday week, Alderete told The Produce News prices were holding and demand was good. Skyline Potato General Manager Les Alderete said in mid-November... Read more

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Energy & Ideas: From a young age Joel Crist has been involved in the family apple business
Fifth-generation Crist Bros. Orchards family member Joel Crist grew up on his family’s apple farm in Walden, NY. He joined the company full time in the summer of 2015. Crist brings an impressive agricultural education with him to the company. “I graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a bachelor’s... Read more