News


Jul
21
2016

JV Smith Companies Offers $93,500 in Scholarships to Employees and their Families

YUMA, AZ - JV Smith Companies is dedicated to enriching the lives of not only its employees, but its employees' families. Vic Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies and Founder of the Smith Family Foundation, believes strongly in education and helping those who work so hard for the company.

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Mar
2
2016

Which Foods Increase Happiness?

Certain foods are linked to not only increased happiness, but greater “eudaemonic” well-being, feelings of engagement, creativity, meaning, and purpose in life.

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Mar
1
2016

Ag professionals talk yields, packaging in tour of area farming sites

A group of around 20 agriculture professionals in town for the Southwest Ag Summit were taken on a tour of farming-related sites around Yuma County Friday morning, in a twist on the agritourism jaunts that are a popular feature of the area's winter and spring travel season.

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Feb
9
2016

Field Worker Crew Rewarded With Labor Of Love Program Shopping Spree 'Detour'

Yuma, Arizona - 40 Yuma, Ariz., field workers were treated to a surprise breakfast, a $50 gift card and a trip to the local Target store on January 20, 2016 thanks to the Labor of Love program and its weekly sponsor, JV Smith Companies. Vic Smith, CEO and owner of JV Smith Companies, was thrilled with the surprise as were local Target shoppers who witnessed the event as it unfolded.

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Feb
8
2016

Vegetable Growers Are Working With Silicon Valley to Disrupt Farming

Nestled between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges in Central California is a 90-mile stretch of land that produces strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, and wine grapes by the ton. As a major producer of fruits and vegetables, the Salinas Valley has come under increasing scrutiny for the large amount of food that goes to waste.

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Nov
23
2015

Yuma lettuce goes nationwide for Thanksgiving

Workers at JV Farms, right here in Yuma, are harvesting romaine lettuce from the local fields. This batch, is set to head out to store shelves all over the United States, and even parts of Canada - before and after Thanksgiving.

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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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