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Cracking the case: Cocaine found in Colombian avocado shipment
More than one ton of cocaine, reportedly valued at US $40 million, was found in a shipment of Colombian avocados in the Dutch port of Rotterdam, according to an article by El Tiempo. The seizure of 1,180 kilos was found in a shipment of 35 metric tons of avocados from the South American country. Eight Dutch citizens were arrested in the port. “Passing by the North Sea, the ship arrived at the port of Antwerp in Belgium,... Read more

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Eagle Eye Produce sees increasing demand in organic potatoes
As a premier grower, packer and shipper of Idaho potatoes, Eagle Eye Produce relies on its fleet of temperature-controlled trucks to ship nationwide from several locations to cater to its customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Texas, shipping more than a billion pounds of fresh produce a year. “We grow, pack, and ship much more... Read more

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General Produce finds success in partnerships with grower-shippers
General Produce LLC, a Castellini Co.-owned distributor doing business on the grounds of the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park, GA, occupies four large warehouses and services retail, foodservice and wholesale customers throughout 11 Southeastern states. “Our customers are located in the Southeast from Louisiana to Tennessee to the Carolinas and... Read more


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Energy & Ideas: From a young age Joel Crist has been involved in the family apple business
Fifth-generation Crist Bros. Orchards family member Joel Crist grew up on his family’s apple farm in Walden, NY. He joined the company full time in the summer of 2015. Crist brings an impressive agricultural education with him to the company. “I graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a bachelor’s... Read more