• RPE introduces new lines of potatoes

    Oct 19, 2015

    RPE has added six new potato varieties to two of its produce lines. Four new varieties, Honeysuckle Gold Vales Sovereign, Masquerade, Autumn Trail Gold and Midnight Moon are featured in RPE’s main commodity brand, Old Oak Farms. Two new varieties, Blushing Violet and Radiant Ruby,… Full Story »
  • Fresh Solutions Network to host Spud Zone at PMA

    Oct 7, 2015

    Fresh Solutions Network is hosting Spud Zone II at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit to be held October 23-25 in Atlanta. Attendees can expect to see a full roster of innovative new products as well as meeting the Fresh Solutions Network team and learning… Full Story »
  • U.S. announces TPP agreement

    Oct 5, 2015

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Oct. 4 that the ministers of 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States – have reached a conclusion in their TPP negotiations. The… Full Story »
  • Deadline for integrating UAS into U.S. commercial airspace has passed

    Oct 2, 2015

    As expected, the deadline for integrating unmanned aerial systems into U.S. commercial airspace has come and gone. According to media reports, the Federal Aviation Administration made progress, but more work is needed. Here’s more from the Business of Federal Technology:        The deadline… Full Story »
  • Fresh Solutions Network named a finalist for PMA Impact Award in Packaging

    Oct 2, 2015

    For the second year running, Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist in the PMA Impact Awards for Excellence in Packaging for their Side Delights Roastables potato product line.   The Produce Marketing Association reported that 57 companies submitted 71 entries. The Impact Award Committee… Full Story »
  • Fresh Ideas Showcase to exhibit new products, fresh innovations

    Oct 2, 2015

    This year more than 18,500 fresh produce and floral industry professionals from over 60 countries will gather at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, October 23-25, for Produce Marketing Association’s 66th annual Fresh Summit Convention and Expo.  Attendees and exhibitors will share ideas and… Full Story »
  • Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign for produce safety

    Oct 2, 2015

    Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research.  To expand this work, the center announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a fundraising initiative designed to secure $20 million in funding over the next five years.… Full Story »
  • Ready Pac Foods to offer job opportunities for Syrian refugees

    Sep 30, 2015

    Ready Pac Foods opened its employment doors for refugees relocating to the United States from the current crisis in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The fresh foods company has committed to train and hire refugees from among the 10,000 Syrian refugees expected from the recent White House announcement. As part of the training,… Full Story »
  • Heartland Farms makes major investments in business and community

    Sep 30, 2015

    Heartland Farms, based in Hancock, Wisconsin recently celebrated the opening of its new 30,000-square-foot farm operations, technology and training center. According to Jeremie Pavelski, president of Heartland Farms, the new center represents “only one piece of the investment we have made in our operations this… Full Story »
  • Hoff appointed to IPC; Nakamura and Wilcox reappointed to IPC

    Sep 29, 2015

    James Hoff was appointed by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to a three-year term as a new commissioner to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). Otter reappointed Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox to serve for second three-year term to the IPC. Hoff is a fourth generation… Full Story »

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