Ag Report: Bolthouse Farms sold to Butterfly, Broccoli rules America

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 13:42:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Los Angeles-based company Butterfly has closed on the $510 million acquisition of Bolthouse Farms. That's according to the publication The Packer. The purchase from the Campbell Soup Company was announced earlier this year.

Bolthouse, which has facilities in Bakersfield, has more than 65,000 acres of production land. According to The Packer Jeff Dunn, who is now the CEO of Bolthouse, said that this begins the next chapter in Bolthouse Farms long and successful history.

Meanwhile, new polling is showing the United States is very green.

In Green Giant's annual poll of America's favorite vegetable, broccoli has won for the second year in a row. More than 5,000 consumers between the ages of 13 and 73 took the survey and broccoli places first in 39 states, including here in California.

Some other interesting facts in the poll: potatoes were only first in one state and it wasn't Idaho. Spuds ranked first in Arkansas. And despite the juicing craze celery didn't rank at the top for any state.