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Fresh Summit's record-breaking expo floor opens
The Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit exposition floor opened on Saturday, Oct. 18 with a record number of 1,090 exhibitors occupying 265,300 net square feet. The show floor officially opened... Read more
PMA Fresh Summit 2014 kicks off in Anaheim
The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit kicked off Friday, Oct. 17 with educational workshops and the brunch general session, but the opening day came to a close with an energetic welcoming reception... Read more
Natural Blend, new vegetable dehydration plant, holds opening ceremony in Farmville, NC
A new life for an old textile plant and a new use for discarded but quality sweet potatoes were celebrated at the Sept. 30 grand opening of the Natural Blend vegetable dehydration facility in Farmville,... Read more
FPFC meets in Southern California
The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held a regular membership luncheon meeting on Oct. 1 at the Sheraton in Cerritos, CA.  There were more than 200 attendees at the event who listened to keynote... Read more
Southern Roots reception at SEPC conference
YOUNG HARRIS, GA — The Southeast Produce Council launched Southern Roots, its new leadership program for women in produce, with a reception Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, during the council's annual fall... Read more
California ag secretary keynotes FPFC event
PLEASANTON, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held a membership luncheon meeting Sept. 25, here, featuring California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross as the keynote speaker. Ross discussed... Read more
SEPC Fall Conference opens at Brasstown Valley
YOUNG HARRIS, GA — The Southeast Produce Council opened its annual fall conference Thursday evening, Sept. 25, at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, here, with its traditional get-acquainted opening... Read more
Potatoes and tomatoes on the menu at EPC dinner meeting
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Eastern Produce Council held its first meeting following the summer hiatus, drawing industry members from throughout the New York metropolitan area. The meeting, held Sept. 16 at... Read more
NEPC holds trade show under tents
NEWPORT, RI — The New England Produce Council held its 2014 Produce & Floral Expo in a new location — Newport, RI — and at a new time of the year — September. So it seems appropriate that the council... Read more
NEPC produce and floral expo opens
NEWPORT, RI — The New England Produce Council's 2014 Produce & Floral Expo opened Wednesday, Sept. 10, with a produce industry forum presented by Produce Marketing Association President Cathy Burns,... Read more