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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has determined that D2 Doll Partnership, Kris Langley and Jim Langley were not responsibly connected to Chef’d LLC's Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violation. Chef’d violated PACA by failing to pay a reparation award totaling $49,189 in November 2018.  As a result, USDA imposed sanctions on the business, including requiring that all principals may not be employed by or affiliated... Read more

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Gem Tomato aims to overcome challenges
Gem Tomato remains committed to promoting and supporting fresh tomato products in the Southwest Michigan area, but Gary Margolis, president of the company with an office in Benton Harbor, MI, said that’s becoming a challenge. According to Margolis, Tomatoes are the second-most consumed fresh market vegetable per capita, behind potatoes. “And while field-grown... Read more

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Riggio Distribution Co. changes with the times
When you work in the Michigan wholesale produce business, Dominic Riggio, president of Riggio Distribution Co., noted there’s always something new going on in the industry and something to keep things interesting. “From the changing of the seasons to a new business opportunity, we are never stagnate,” he said. “The nature of our business keeps us on our toes... Read more

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United Apple Sales opens West Coast division, hires industry veteran Frank Davis
United Apple Sales announced the opening of a new West Coast division based in Yakima, WA, and the hiring of Frank Davis as vice president of national business development.Frank Davis With more than 100 years as a grower-packer-shipper in upstate New York, United Apple has expanded its operations in... Read more