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Jul
17
2015

AgTech Summit shows future of agriculture

From drones mapping tens of thousands of acres to a personal in-home eco-system, technology advances for the agriculture industry were celebrated at The AgTech Summit, held in Salinas, CA, July 8, as part of the Forbes Reinventing America series. Western Growers was a major sponsor of the event.

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Apr
16
2015

Would You Rather be Butch or Sundance?

Vic Smith, President and CEO of JV Smith Companies, isn't one for robbing trains and running from the law, but his quick wit and cunning have nonetheless landed him smack dab in the middle of a wild ride through produce. It may not have been without its bumps along the way, but this produce aficionado has always had a taste for adventure and the sense to tackle the world head-on under the guise of the infamous Butch Cassidy... or so he likes to say.

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Jan
21
2015

JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sustainability efforts.

JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, California, has launched a revised recycling program to improve its previous systems and ensure the company is being the “best stewards of the land possible.”

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Nov
10
2014

JV Farms Organic Launches Updated Recycling Program

JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, CA, has launched a revised recycling program to improve their current systems in place and ensure they are being the best stewards of the land possible. The goals of their new program are:

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Nov
4
2014

Vic Smith Named Western Growers Chairman

IRVINE, CA - On Monday, the Western Growers Board of Directors named Vic Smith, President and CEO of JV Smith Companies, as the Chairman of Western Growers.

According to Western Growers, Smith succeeds Bruce Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms California.  Smith will begin his volunteer leadership responsibilities at the end of this week’s annual meeting.

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Sep
19
2014

Produce for a Better Tomorrow

JV Smith Companies is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious produce to our customers. We are committed to staying one step ahead of the industry by using innovative techniques to ensure the freshest, most nutritious quality product possible.

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Sep
18
2014

JV Smith Companies To Highlight 'Healthier Food Choices' On Fox Business Network

YUMA, ARIZONA - Nestled in the middle of the Desert Southwest, where you would expect to see cactus and roadrunners, you will surprisingly find the Winter Vegetable Capital of the World, Yuma, Arizona. And within that "growing" community, JV Smith Companies, an agriculture-based company, has taken a proactive approach to sharing the message of the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. In fact, on September 20th at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the national Fox Business Network, JV Smith Companies will be highlighted during an episode entitled, "Healthier Food Choices."

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Sep
17
2014

JV Smith to appear on Fox Business Network

Yuma, Ariz., grower-shipper JV Smith Cos. is featured in a Fox Business Network to broadcast Sept. 20. The episode topic is “Healthier Food Choices.”

Scheduled air time is 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

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Sep
2
2014

And the winner is...

Mike Ivers (left), Yuma Community Food Bank's president and CEO, and Terre Catanzaro, of JV Smith Companies, look over final numbers after it was announced Tuesday morning that JV Smith Companies had won the Corporate Cup Food Drive. JV Smith Companies won the competition by donating an average of 507.33 pounds of food per employee. The company donated a total of 86,753 pounds of food. The City of Yuma finished second wtih an aveage of 14.35 pounds of food per employee, Yuma County was third with 3.65 and Yuma Regional Medical Center was fourth with 2.68. The four competitors donated a total of 109,183 pounds of food.

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Jul
8
2014

JV Smith Companies Lauches Social Media Campaign

Do you know someone working hard to get ready for the summer?  Hours in the gym, filling their grocery shopping lists with fruits and vegetables, preparing meals for their families that are filled with fresh produce?  We want to help you recognize their efforts.

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