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Kevin Bartolotta, president of Bartolotta Inc., headquartered in Torrington, CT, held his third annual fundraiser, which ran from Feb. 10 to March 1. The annual project has grown consistently each year since its inception. This year, Bartolotta partnered in the project with Rob Goldstein, owner and president of Genpro Inc. headquartered in Rutherford, NJ. Goldstein's human resource director also became involved in organizing... Read more

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Brooks Tropicals anticipates a great Florida tropicals season
Founded in the 1920s, Brooks Tropicals, headquartered in Homestead, FL, has solidly invested in research and development throughout its history in its goal of maintaining the company’s solid reputation for quality tropical fruits and vegetables. This practice has proven essential in its ability to produce several revolutionary achievements over the past 30 years... Read more

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Eco Farms expects fairly steady volume of Calif. avocados April through August
A smaller California avocado crop for 2014 does not necessarily mean less fruit going into the market on a weekly basis but rather a more condensed marketing window, with good supplies available each week during that window, according to Steve Taft, president of Eco Farms Avocados Inc. in Temecula, CA. In contrast to last year, when California had a large avocado... Read more

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Allegiance Retail Services LLC, a retailer-owned cooperative that provides marketing, advertising, technological and operational support as well as a full line of "Foodtown" private-label products, has announced the election of its board of managers at the company’s annual membership meeting, which was... Read more

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Domex Superfresh Growers' orchard tech
Domex Superfresh Growers continues to innovate with use of GPS-equipped tractors as technology moves from the drawing board to the orchard. Use of GPS allows the tractor to create a planting line within an inch of accuracy. A specialized plant platform pulled behind the tractor opens the ground so trees... Read more