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Apples Remaining to be Shipped Remain Well Above Past Averages

The U.S. Apple Association released its May 1 apple holding report, which shows 53 million bushels of fresh-market apples. The association said this is 33% more than inventories reported in May 2023 and 30% more than the five-year average for inventories.USApple also reports processing apples at 23 million bushels, 36% more than inventories from last May and 36% more than the five-year average.This is down from the 124.4 million bushels from its Dec. 1, 2023 holdings report.Washington leads the country with ...

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Longer Season for NW Cherry Shipments are Seen by Some Observers

Some cherry shippers in the Pacific Northwest expect their 2024 season to be the longest and largest in the region.Superfresh Growers, one of the largest producers in Washington, announced their cherries should be in season as early as late May and extend into August.The Washington cherry season usually ships from June to late August. Last year, the company added a third cherry facility, which they say will enhance their ability to deliver cherries to retailers and consumers alike. The company grows ...

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Reasons Consumers are not Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: New Research

Washington, DC -- Consumers are thinking about what’s healthy for both people and the planet— with fresh fruits and vegetables top of mind. But despite the best of intentions, new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reveals significant barriers to produce consumption.“Spring is the time when people are planning gardens and planting seeds; it is also typically a time when lists of which fruits and veggies are safer for you to eat start to circulate on newsfeeds,” Wendy ...

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Santa Mara Spring Vegetable Shipments are Getting on Track

It is springtime in the Santa Maria Valley and a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are being shipped.Babe Farms of Santa Maria, CA will have a good selection of specialty root vegetables, baby head lettuces, friseé, fennel, celery root and Baby Butter Cakes lettuces.The company reports mostly favorable weather resulting in good condition and quality on all of its products.Beachside Produce LLC, of Nipomo, CA is known for its broccoli crowns but also grows cauliflower, celery, cello lettuce ...

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New Study Looks at Fresh Produce Positive Affects in Fighting Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (OSA) affects nearly one billion people around the world. It is a condition known to increase the risk for cardiometabolic diseases.Because of its association with obesity, weight management through caloric restriction is the most commonly taken course of action to mitigate the effects of OSA.However, a new study is looking at diet quality over caloric intake in hopes of treating this condition.Researchers Yohannes Adama Melaku, Lijun Zhao, Robert Adams, and Danny J. Eckert took cross-sectional data from ...

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Comeback is Expected for Southern Hemisphere Citrus

Strong supplies of Southern Hemisphere citrus is expected by fresh fruit importer-exporter Salix Fruits of Philadelphia. It recently launched summer citrus program, marking the start of the lemon, mandarin and orange season in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a news release."This year, we anticipate a recovery in citrus volumes from nearly all origins,” Alejandro Moralejo, CEO of Salix Fruits, said in the release. “After last year's climatic challenges, such as the El Niño phenomenon in Peru, we are prepared ...

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Georgia Peach Shipments Showing Major Rebound from a Year Ago

Georgia peach shipments are making a major rebound from last year's devastating season. Loadings got underway in early May and have just moved into good volume. Industry optimism is based on a full Winter of productive dormancy and a long, cool Spring of perfect weather. Combine these growing conditions with well-rested fruit-bearing trees in their prime and you’ve got a sweet recipe for the best summer of succulent Georgia peaches in multiple decades. These conditions are also key in ...

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The Most Dangerous Lane

By Iyer Amruthur ALC San AntonioCargo theft in the transportation industry is a long-standing, but rapidly growing issue. One of the most frequent occurrences of cargo theft is during the trade between the U.S. and Mexico. Statistics show up to 49 truckers are assaulted in some fashion in Mexico each day. Other harrowing data shows that at least 50 drivers were killed in 2023 alone.Starting on February 5, 2024, thousands of drivers from 15 of the largest carrier organizations set out ...

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  • 23 May 2024
    Reasons Consumers are not Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: New Research

    Washington, DC — Consumers are thinking about what’s healthy for both people and the planet— with fresh fruits and vegetables top of mind. But despite the best of intentions, new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reveals significant barriers to produce ...

  • 21 May 2024
    New Study Looks at Fresh Produce Positive Affects in Fighting Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea (OSA) affects nearly one billion people around the world. It is a condition known to increase the risk for cardiometabolic diseases. Because of its association with obesity, weight management through caloric restriction is the most commonly taken course of action to mitigate the ...

  • 02 May 2024
    Food as Medicine Strategy is Effective, According to New Study

    A new study of programs concludes providing free, weekly home delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms helped improve health outcomes. The research, presented at the March 18-21 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic ...

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