Trucco Expanding Distribution Center in New Jersey

May 1, 2023 Trucco

Trucco, the globally sourced and nationwide distributor of fresh produce, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its distribution center located in Vineland, New Jersey. The company has received approval from city planners to add an additional 67,000 square feet to the building located at 2440 North Mill Road, where Trucco has been operating a sustainable, state-of-the-art facility for packing, storage, and distribution of its products, primarily kiwifruit, citrus, and blueberries , for the past five years.

How to Save the Florida Citrus Industry?

Imagine a devastating plant disease that sweeps the land, decimating crops. For Florida’s citrus growers, that apocalyptic vision is not a horror movie, but a reality: since it was first identified in the Sunshine State in 2005, citrus greening disease has reduced Florida’s citrus production by a whopping 70%. Without any treatment or cure available, desperate growers have cut down infected trees or abandoned their groves entirely. Scientists have been racing to come up with a solution. Now, one enterprising team believes it may have one, in the form of: stingrays.

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USDA Makes Change to Florida Citrus Marketing Order

March 10, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a change to the Florida citrus marketing order. As recommended by the Citrus Administrative Committee, pummelos are now exempt from handling and reporting requirements under the marketing order.

IMG Citrus Expands Team to Boost Year Round Citrus Strategy

February 2, 2023 IMG Citrus

IMG Citrus announced the addition of Giorgio Peirano to its leadership team. Originally from Chile, Peirano spent much of his career in Europe and South America as an exporter of citrus and other produce including kiwis, onions, and avocados. In addition to his 20 years of experience, he holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

USDA: Florida Orange Crop Down 36% After Twin Hurricanes

December 22, 2022 Associated Press

Production of oranges in Florida this season is forecast to be down 36% from earlier estimates, in part a reflection of twin hurricanes that battered growing regions, according to U.S. Agriculture Department figures.