LSU Watermelon Nominated for Slow Food Ark of Taste

January 22, 2024 LSU AgCenter

A watermelon cultivar developed at the now closed LSU AgCenter Calhoun Research Station has been nominated for boarding onto the Slow Food Ark of Taste.

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Watermelon Promotion Board

January 16, 2024 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the National Watermelon Promotion Board to fill 13 member seats whose terms begin on Jan. 1, 2025, and end Dec. 31, 2027.

Lipman Welcomes Back Doug Miller as Head of Watermelon Sales, Expanding Distribution Across the East Coast

September 27, 2023 Lipman Family Farms

Lipman is thrilled to announce the appointment of Doug Miller as the new Head of Watermelon Sales. With 22 years of experience in the produce sales sector and a deep-rooted history with Lipman, Doug Miller is set to lead the charge in amplifying the company’s watermelon distribution across the East Coast.

Watermelon Board’s Summer Foodservice Program Elevated Watermelon’s Versatility by Familiarizing Global Flavors

This summer, the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB)’s Foodservice program showcased the versatility of watermelon as a trend-forward ingredient. The campaign focused on reimagining the possibilities of watermelon in menu offerings and applications by adding the well-loved fruit to new, inspiring global flavors.

Watermelon Board Announces Significant Positive Impact for Watermelon Industry with 19:1 ROI

National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) has released the findings of a new study, conducted along with research partner Armada Corporate Intelligence, Inc., that demonstrates the significant positive impact of the NWPB’s activities on the demand for watermelon. The study also shows that investment in the NWPB’s promotional activities results in a strong return on investment (ROI) of 19:1. Additional findings of the study included the NWPB’s significant impact on the retail and FOB price of watermelon from 2017 – 2021 and its impact on the general economy.