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Video shows devastation of Texas freeze on fruit, vegetable crops

- General News
Footage shows dropped grapefruit, rotting greens, and dead seedlings from the more than $600 million in crop losses. Growers expect a few items could recover, including cabbage and onions, but near total losses in late-season citrus. 

Texas Gov. Abbott requests disaster assistance from USDA

- General News
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has requested a USDA disaster designation for Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties in response to severe winter weather that has impacted the state.

Inside the Texas weather retail apocalypse  

- Produce with Pamela
I thought the lines, the social media posts of product availability, and the hoarding common in the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic were a once-in-a-lifetime thing.   Try adding ice, snow, bitter cold temperatures, blackouts, water shortages and boil orders. Texas grocers are surviving an apocalypse – and it’s not over.  

Texas produce outlook: It’s bad, with assessments ongoing

- General News
Extreme low temperatures, power outages, gas shortages, and ice-covered roadways threaten crops and logistics across Texas.  

Mastronardi Produce opens Laredo facility

- General News
Mastronardi Produce, an industry-leading greenhouse pioneer that sells and markets fresh fruits and vegetables under the SUNSET® brand, today announced the opening of a new 185,000-square-foot facility in Laredo, Texas near its current distribution center.

On the road at H-E-B’s newest Austin store

- Produce with Pamela
See how a retailer treats click-and-collect and hot bars in a post-covid new opening.

Dallas-Fort Worth retailers rely on innovation to stand out

- Produce Blueprints

The 7.5 million residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area need grocery stores to survive. The dominant …

Dallas-Fort Worth’s Growth Spurt Forges On

- Produce Blueprints
Dallas and Fort Worth were formerly two distinct cities, but urban sprawl and the Trinity Railway Express have connected them. Still, the two could hardly be more different.

The expanding Houston supermarket scene

- Produce Blueprints

Houston shoppers love their fruits and vegetables, and they don’t have to travel far to fill …

As Houston’s population surges, produce demand booms

- Produce Blueprints

Two and a half years after extreme flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage …