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Virginia Ag Commissioner confirmed Deputy USDA Secretary

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Yowzers – this pepper brings the sweet heat

- General News
I'm a big fan of getting to try all kinds of new produce coming to market, so when Mastronardi Produce asked to send me some new items to try, you know I'm all over it. 

USDA restricts PACA violators in Illinois and New Jersey

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on two produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – May 14, 2021

- General News
Pamela and Greg talk ghost kitchens, and how they mirror growth in the retail sector, and what's new with retail produce sales. It's hard to beat the surge of 2020, but there's a few categories showing unexpected strength. 

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on Florida company

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Suncrest Produce Solutions satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $26,650 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on Texas business

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that 2JM Produce LLC satisfied a $3,563 reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions.

AMI: Lack of labor causing mushroom shortage

- General News
Retailers are facing fresh mushroom shortages as producers struggle to find labor for their operations, said Rachel Roberts, president of the American Mushroom Institute.

FDA investigation of 2020 Salmonella outbreak linked to red onions points to irrigation water

- General News
The FDA released a 2020 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Red Onions Report that includes an overview of our investigation findings, including factors that potentially contributed to the Salmonella contamination of red onions.

Revol Greens expanding production to meet demand

- General News
Answering retailers’ calls for a safer and more consistent source of leafy greens, Revol Greens’ first quarter 2021 launch of new USDA Certified Organic Spring Mix, Green & Red Duo, and Romaine Crunch line has quickly sold out among new and existing customers.

GoodFarms strawberries first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods market

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that GoodFarms strawberries will debut as the first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods Market’s Sourced for Good program during May, which is also National Strawberry Month.