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Wisconsin potato crop to be very strong
All signs are positive for another strong season for the Wisconsin potato industry. Tamas Houlihan, executive director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, said all potato types, including reds, are thriving in Wisconsin fields. In a mid-August interview, Houlihan said, “We have had adequate rainfall and a great growing season. Our growers got in the ground on time and we had good quality early.... Read more

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Jack Brown Produce supplies Michigan apples 12 months a year
“An hour ago we finished last year’s crop,” responded John Schaefer when he was asked for the outlook on the 2016 apple crop of Jack Brown Produce Inc. “That’s not necessarily unusual. Seasonality is almost gone” in the Michigan apple business, said Schaefer, who is president of the grower-packer-shippe, which is based in... Read more

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Michigan Apple Committee’s Smith anticipates a ‘great’ apple season
“The crop is looking great this year, and quality is good. This year we will have an above-average size crop,” Diane Smith said Aug. 5. Smith, who is the executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee, said, “We will likely see an increase Honeycrisp, that variety is looking really good this year. Everything else seems to be along the same... Read more


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SpartanNash announced today that Tammy Hurley, SpartanNash vice president of finance, has been named chief accounting officer. The board of directors approved this appointment at its quarterly meeting. Hurley joined SpartanNash in 2001 as controller, and was promoted in 2002 to director of finance.... Read more