Recent Stories by Chris Koger
Apr 12, 2020 by Chris Koger
The hours of service exemption for truck drivers delivering fresh produce and other food during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through May 15.
Mar 17, 2020 by Chris Koger
The Texas International Produce Association has cancelled the 2020 Viva Fresh Expo due to health concerns from coronavirus COVID-19.
The USDA said its food safety and pest and plant disease divisions, along with the Agricultural Marketing Service, continue to function as the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.
President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency because the coronavirus COVID-19 and waived the hours of service rules for truck drivers transporting emergency supplies of produce and other foods.
Feb 19, 2020 by Chris Koger
Increased regulations and other issues have prompted San Miguel Produce to reduce Ventura County, Calif., acreage and partner with other growers across North America to ensure a year-round supply.
Feb 04, 2020 by Chris Koger
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., Summerland, British Columbia, the grower and marketer of the bioengineered Arctic apple varieties, has been purchased by TS Biotechnology Holdings LLC.
Aug 29, 2019 by Chris Koger
A robotic strawberry harvester known as the T-6 from Advanced Farm Technologies, Davis, Calif., has received a $7.5 million boost from investors in a Series A funding round.
Jul 05, 2018 by Chris Koger
Local, state and federal agricultural entities have lifted a Mediterranean fruit fly quarantine in northern Los Angeles County.
May 11, 2018 by Chris Koger
The high-tech ag revolution on produce farms is on the menu at a luncheon sponsored by Western Growers and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
May 02, 2018 by Chris Koger
Holt Logistics Corp. is conducting a pilot based on blockchain-based global trade solution developed by Maersk and IBM at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.
Apr 11, 2018 by Chris Koger
Companies with ideas on how to automate planting, harvests and other farming tasks can compete for a minimum of $250,000 through The Radicle Automation Challenge from Western Growers and Radicle Growth.
Feb 21, 2018 by Chris Koger
As the clock winds down on a government mandate for truckers to begin using electronic devices to log hours, Western Growers continues to seek a permanent exemption to produce and other agricultural commodities.