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Uesugi Farms predicts big volume in Mexico pepper production
Uesugi Farms, a year-round producer of peppers and Napa cabbage based in Gilroy, CA, recently started its production of Bell peppers, hot peppers and squash in Mexico, and expects this season to be its biggest in terms of volume and number of loads crossed over the border. Back in 1998, Uesugi started production of only a couple varieties of hot peppers with only one grower in the Obregón area. After realizing the... Read more

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Early 2017 rains impacting citrus crops
The Chuck Olsen Co. Inc., headquartered in Visalia, CA, deals in citrus year-round, and the winter season is a good time for shipping California navels and District 1 lemons, which company Vice President Jeff Olsen said are strong sellers this time of year. Additionally, he noted blends such as minneolas and tangerines and are also specialties for the company. “There’s... Read more

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Sumo Citrus key to Suntreat’s success
Suntreat, based in Lindsay, CA, is a medium-sized naval shipper, sending branded citrus such as Sumo Citrus (also known as Dekopon), Oro Blanco grapefruit and Gold Nugget mandarins, along with naval oranges and other citrus varieties around the country. The company works with approximately 150 grower families on more than 9,000 acres, and supplies millions of... Read more


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Stephan Schmekel joins sales team at Vegpro International Inc.
Stephan Schmekel, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian produce industry, has joined the sales team at Vegpro International, based in Sherrington, QC. The addition of Schmekel is part of Vegpro International’s ongoing commitment to strategically invest in its relationships with its partners in Canada... Read more