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In the Trenches: Don’t give up on Romaine lettuce
My favorite sport has always been Major League Baseball. My favorite team is the New York Yankees, but they can really frustrate me at times, especially during a long losing streak. Sometimes I just want to give up on them, but after staying away for a few games, I’m back supporting the team again. The Romaine lettuce recall that occurred this past November was very frustrating, just like my Yankees, occurring at the busiest... Read more

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Viva Fresh Expo Expands Gateway to Innovation Awards
The Viva Fresh Expo is taking a new approach for the second annual Gateway to Innovation Awards by expanding its submissions to all types of innovations from the fast-growing Tex-Mex corridor. In addition to packaging designs and new point-of-sale developments, industry members are encouraged to submit a wide variety of innovations included but not limited to... Read more

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Potandon to offer Green Giant sweet onions year-round
Potandon Produce LLC, exclusive marketer of the Green Giant Fresh brand for fresh onions and potatoes, has significantly expanded its onion program over the past year. A major component of that expansion has been an increased focus on sweet onions, including the addition of an import program that enables the company to now offer sweet onions in the Green Giant... Read more


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New Jersey Department of Agriculture names 2019 Outstanding Young Farmer
James Abma Jr., a Wyckoff vegetable producer, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2019 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Abma and his wife, Anna, are one of 10 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmer Award. He will be recognized for the New Jersey honor at... Read more