June 7, 2023

International Fresh Produce Association Testifies at Key Government Hearings; Rebeckah Adcock and Charles Wingard Comment

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday at the June 7 hearing, members of the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) testified to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research. The hearing was titled “How the Farm Bill Works for Specialty Crop Producers.” Charles Wingard, Vice President of Field Operations at Walter P. Rawl & Co., provided testimony on behalf of IFPA and the produce industry. He shared support for the work and recommendations of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, highlighting some of the key priorities critical to the success and growth of the specialty crops sector. This includes crop insurance, conservation, and the climate, nutrition, research, Specialty Crop Block Grants, organics, and trade.

| Source: AndNowUKnow

December 21, 2022

WP Rawl Sponsors Wreaths Across America Events in South Carolina

PELION, SC - Holiday spirit is in the air, and it’s heartwarming to see those in the produce industry give back to their communities. For WP Rawl, this meant being a major sponsor of two annual wreath-laying ceremonies honoring fallen United States veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day.

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December 12, 2022

Midlands company sponsors two Wreaths Across America events in SC

A local family-owned farm is the only Midlands-based employer to become a major sponsor of two annual wreath-laying ceremonies honoring America’s fallen service members at National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 17. Lexington County-based produce company WP Rawl will send three of its tractor-trailers to Maine in the coming week, with company-employed military veterans at the wheel. Each trailer will pick up 6,000 handmade wreaths and deliver them to Fort Jackson National Cemetery and Beaufort National Cemetery for ceremonies at noon on Dec. 17. Community volunteers at the two locations will lay a wreath on each grave marker: approximately 15,000 at Fort Jackson and more than 21,000 at Beaufort.

| Source: Cola Daily

December 9, 2022

Nearly 100 SC schools serving locally grown food thanks to $3M grant

LEXINGTON, S.C. — At Batesburg-Leesville Elementary School, broccoli and collard greens are a staple on student's plates. "They taste really good and they’re healthier, too," said fourth grade student Izzy Belasquez. The greens come locally from WP Rawl in Lexington County.

| Source: News 19

December 1, 2022

WP Rawl stands the test of time with sustainability and innovation

Established in 1925 as a local small crop farm in Pelion, SC, Walter P. Rawl & Sons has grown into a national, multi-generational business, selling leafy greens and specialty vegetables. A clear understanding of consumer demands for sustainability has driven innovation and success. “Today’s consumer is more likely to prefer packaging that is recyclable and we have heard that message from them for years,” said Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product development, as well as grandson to founder Walter P. Rawl.

| Source: Produce News



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