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EPC in a New York state of mind for first meeting of 2019

11HACKENSACK, NJ — The Empire State was the focus of the Eastern Produce Council's first meeting of 2019, held at the Stony Hill Inn, here, on Feb. 26. Sponsored by the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets, the New York Apple Association and the New York State Vegetable Growers Association, council members received updates on various New York state crops from Cynthia Haskins, president of the New York Apple Association, and Maureen Torrey Marshall of Torrey Farms, who spoke on behalf of New York vegetable growers.

Pretty Lady bolsters sales team, emphasizes food safety
Pretty Lady Vineyards hired industry veteran Vince Gambero as sales manager. He will be responsible for building a marketing plan; daily and seasonal forecasting of both volume and pricing; and researching, retaining and solidifying new opportunities in the marketplace. While Gambero has worked primarily with grapes in his Read More ...
Ahold Delhaize donates $10M amid crisis
Ahold Delhaize USA announced a $10 million relief package to address critical needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “Serving our brands’ associates and communities is one of our greatest calls to action at Ahold Delhaize USA, and we take to heart our responsibility during this time of need,” said Kevin Holt, Read More ...
Food Lion to donate 6 million meals amid COVID-19 outbreak
Food Lion Feeds is donating $600,000, the equivalent of 6 million meals, to COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. Of that, $500,000 will be donated locally to community partners in the towns and cities Food Lion serves to help feed students who depend on receiving nutritious meals at school, seniors with limited resources and Read More ...
Industry leaders reach out to USDA about stimulus funds
In the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by the U.S. Congress in late March, there is a $9.5 billion emergency fund carve-out for the U.S. Department of Agriculture specifically earmarked for specific agricultural sectors, including fruit and vegetable production. Produce Read More ...
Ag Challenge to address needs brought on by COVID-19
John D’Arrigo, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board for D’Arrigo California, is partnering with the Grower Shipper Association Foundation/Ag Against Hunger to create an ag industry-designated charitable giving opportunity. The goal is to help individuals and families who are struggling from food Read More ...

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