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The Hass Avocado Board announced its new executive committee and slate of board members for 2017 as appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The board will work to support the mission of HAB’s five-year strategic plan: being the catalyst of collective efforts toward market expansion in the U.S. The plan’s six strategic priorities include building demand, nutrition research and affairs, supply and demand... Read more

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Oakes Farms, D’Ottavio Produce partnering up for a great Florida season
Immokalee, FL-based Oakes Farms and D’Ottavio Produce, headquartered in Vineland, NJ, partner in their growing operation in Florida. This season promises to be a major one for the partners. Oakes Farms has enjoyed remarkable growth in recent months. In early August Oakes Farms announced its new partnership with Chill C Farms in Moultrie, GA, a year-round... Read more

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Duda Farm Fresh Produce looking forward to steady volumes in Florida
Celebrating 90 years in business this year, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, headquartered in Oviedo, FL, got its start in Florida, and it continues today as a leading producer in the state. Eastern Sales Manager Jason Bedsole said that growing conditions in Florida have been favorable this season. The staff at Duda Farm Fresh Foods’ Florida office.“With... Read more


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Frieda’s Specialty Produce names director of procurement and sourcing
Frieda’s Specialty Produce has added Allen DeMo to its roster as director of procurement and sourcing. “We are excited to welcome Allen to the Frieda’s family,” Karen Caplan, president and chief executive officer of Frieda’s, said in a press release. “He will direct... Read more