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  • West Coast ports up and running again

    Feb 27, 2015

    West Coast ports began running at full speed Monday, the first weekday in more than two months operations have been even close to normal because of a labor dispute. Dock workers and port owners agreed on a tentative contract last week. But the economic impact… Full Story »
  • PMA takes leadership role in collaboration to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables

    Feb 27, 2015

    Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced it is a founding supporter of FNV, a new brand that promotes fruit and vegetable consumption to teens and moms using the same relentless, compelling and catchy marketing that major consumer brands do. The collaboration was announced at the Partnership for… Full Story »
  • Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

    Feb 25, 2015

    The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to its new analysis of U.S. government data. According to a news release, apples, peaches and nectarines topped EWG’s 2015 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides… Full Story »
  • Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools celebrates 4,000th donation

    Feb 25, 2015

    “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” (LMSB2S) announced that the partnership has granted its 4,000th school salad bar serving more than 2 million kids a day. This represents an investment of over $10 million by the LMSB2S partners, foundations and corporate and non-profit donors. A… Full Story »
  • PMA’s Bob Whitaker to work with NAS National Research Council committee

    Feb 25, 2015

    In an effort to provide an independent, objective examination of what’s been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered crops, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Research Council has commissioned a committee of scientists and thought leaders for its new study, “Genetically Engineered Crops:… Full Story »
  • United Fresh announces 2015 Fresh Impact tours

    Feb 23, 2015

    United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel and members of the association’s executive team will host a series of town hall meetings and visit members’ farms, packing houses, distribution centers, and retail stores across the country as part of its 2015 Fresh Impact Tours. “Our… Full Story »
  • First Lady, Big Bird, comedian Billy Eichner lend star power to eat brighter!

    Feb 18, 2015

    The fresh produce industry’s efforts to inspire children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables through ‘eat brighter!’, a movement forged by Produce Marketing Association (PMA), “Sesame Street” and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), is gaining national attention this week through a video… Full Story »
  • Platform Specialty Products buys Arysta LifeScience

    Feb 17, 2015

    Platform Specialty Products, based in Miami, Florida, has completed its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, based in Dublin, Ireland, for approximately $3.5 billion.             Wayne Hewett, Arysta president and CEO, became Platform’s president, joining Martin E. Franklin and Dan H. Leever as part of Platform’s office… Full Story »
  • Arysta, Platform deal becomes official

    Feb 17, 2015

    Platform Specialty Products has completed its previously announced acquisition of Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion. According to a news release, Wayne Hewett, president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience, has become Platform’s president, joining Martin E. Franklin and Dan H. Leever as part of Platform’s… Full Story »
  • NASS to survey growers in March

    Feb 17, 2015

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be conducting a survey of farmers in March. The March Agricultural Survey is designed to obtain crucial information that is important for producers, suppliers, universities and government economists. The survey asks producers to provide information on the number… Full Story »

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