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FPFC meets in Northern California
The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held one of its semi-annual Northern California membership luncheons in Pleasanton, CA, on Feb. 23 with more than 200 people in attendance.  The event featured... Read more
Large turnout for NWA's 103rd annual convention
LAKE TAHOE, NV -- The National Watermelon Association kicked off its 103rd annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV, drawing 400-plus attendees, who braved abundant snowfall... Read more
SpartanNash holds Midwest Spring Expo
The SpartanNash Jungle of Savings Midwest Spring Expo drew 170 exhibitors and more than 1,000 attendees from across the United States to the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis Feb. 15-16. A full... Read more
2017 NGA Show sees record-breaking attendance
LAS VEGAS, NV -- The 2017 NGA Show opened with over 3,400 registered attendees, making it the seventh consecutive year of record-breaking attendance. Alongside a sold-out expo floor, the National Grocers... Read more
S.C. Watermelon Association holds annual meeting
COLUMBIA, SC — Gilbert Miller, a Clemson University researcher at Edisto Research Center in Blackville, SC, was elected president of the South Carolina Watermelon Association Jan. 14 at its 45th... Read more
New Jersey agriculture meets for combined conventions
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Agricultural interests across the Garden State gathered in early February for the 2017 New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and New Jersey's State Agricultural... Read more
FPFC holds first luncheon of 2017
CERRITOS, CA -- Nearly 300 produce professionals turned out for the first Fresh Produce & Floral Council Membership Luncheon of 2017 on Feb. 8 at the Sheraton Cerritos, here. Alfonso Cano... Read more
STEP-UPP class visits companies in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Southeast Produce Council's 2017 STEP-UPP class had the opportunity to tour fruit and vegetable fields as well as the facilities of some major well-known produce companies... Read more
New England Produce Council celebrates at annual dinner dance
The New England Produce Council held its annual dinner dance Saturday Feb. 4 at the World Trade Center/Seaport Hotel in Boston. Each year, NEPC members, spouses and guests gather for the evening of dining... Read more
Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition 2017
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s 2017 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition Jan. 18-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL was huge, with over 800 booth spaces and thousands of buyers and... Read more