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SAGARPA aggressively promoting Mexican food exports
ORLANDO, FL — Produce exports are critically important to Mexico, according to José Calzada, the country’s secretary of agriculture. Calzada heads SAGARPA, which is the national secretariat for agriculture, ranching, rural development, fish and nutrition. In 2015, Mexico had $26.6 billion in agricultural exports. Of that, $22.9 billion were sales to the U.S. market.   Calzada is working to build... Read more

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Bushwick launches new value-added potato line
Northeast potato shipper Bushwick Commission announced the launch of its new value-added line of petite potatoes, Get Saucy Potato Sides. As the name implies, Get Saucy potatoes are petite potatoes with a shelf-stable, ready-to-use sauce. Get Saucy potatoes are the product of more than one year of research and development that included product testing and development... Read more

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Herndon shipping SuperFit Greens as sweet potato and Peruvian onion seasons roll
L.G. Herndon Jr. Farms Inc. had a banner Vidalia onion season and is in the midst of its annual sweet potato and Peruvian sweet onion programs, but as if things weren’t busy enough at the Lyons, GA, operation, it recently introduced a line of packaged greens to the marketplace as well. While Herndon has long been a well-known grower of Vidalia and Peruvian... Read more


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Michael Schrader, floral director for Schnuck Markets Inc., St. Louis, Mo., received Produce Marketing Association’s 2016 Floral Marketer of the Year award on Saturday evening, Oct. 15, at the annual floral reception, which took place during PMA’s Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Orlando,... Read more