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Ohio family grows with the market

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size and complexity of Buurma Farms, based in Willard, Ohio. In the busy season, Buurma Farms, which also has growing operations in Michigan and Georgia, ships between 15,000 and 25,000 packages of produce a day. Destinations range from Boston to Miami, and as far west as the Mississippi River (occasional radish shipments…  » Read more
Is traceability ready to go in 2012?

Is traceability ready to go in 2012?

In the wake of recalls and other safety concerns regarding fresh produce in recent years, the produce industry has felt a push from both consumers and the federal government for case-level traceability. One result was the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), which set this year as the benchmark for the implementation of industry-wide traceability, according to the PTI website. Where things are Ed Treacy, vice president of supply chain efficiencies for the Produce Marketing Association, said…  » Read more