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Vice President of Sales

Phone: (956) ***-****  
Local Address:  Mission , Texas , United States
Company Description: Lone Star Citrus Growers is a vertically integrated grower, packer, marketer and shipper of world famous Texas red grapefruit and sweet, juicy oranges....   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degree , Agricultural Economics
    Texas A&M University
  • United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program
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Lone Star's Bishop sees good ...
www.producenews.com, 1 Feb 2016 [cached]
Lone Star's Bishop sees good season continuing for Texas citrus
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"The season is going very well," Trent Bishop, vice president of sales for Lone Star Citrus Growers in Mission, TX, told The Produce News Jan. 13. "We've had a very good season so for and it looks like we are going to have a great January."
Trent-Bishop-2009 Trent Bishop said sales of Texas grapefruit since the first week of the season have been strong and he believes the promotion and re-positioning of the fruit with retailers deserves some of the credit.Lone Star kicked off the season in late October and early November with several promotions touting its new Winter Sweetz label for its grapefruit. Lone Star switched to the label as the firm believed it is an apt description of the famous red grapefruit that Texas has been producing for decades. The firm said that the name quickly sums up both when it is produced and its flavor profile.
Bishop said sales of grapefruit since the first week of the season have been strong and he believes the promotion and re-positioning of the fruit with retailers deserves some of the credit. As the deal moved into the new year, the Lone Star executive said the market price for both the Texas orange and Texas grapefruit were strong with grapefruit trading at about $14 f.o.b. and oranges even a bit better at $14-$16 per carton.
Florida's problems with greening has greatly reduced its fresh grapefruit crop, which Bishop said is no doubt helping the Texas market. "I have a lot of good friends in Florida and in no way do I wish them ill will, but their problems are certainly helping us. We have more demand for our fruit from the East Coast then we usually do."
Bishop said demand from international buyers is also strong but he was reluctant to say Florida's problems are the cause. "We have gotten more inquiries from export buyers this year, but we are selling to the same people that we always have."
He described the Texas fruit as "gorgeous" and very high-quality.
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Bishop said the timing for this year's crop appears to be normal. The pre-season report for the crop noted that it would be down a bit this year because of the alternate bearing nature of the trees, and Bishop said harvested yields have met the early season expectations.
On Sept. 7, Trent Bishop, ...
www.theproducenews.com, 23 Oct 2014 [cached]
On Sept. 7, Trent Bishop, sales manager of Lone Star Citrus Growers in Mission, TX, told The Produce News that there was some rain...
T.J. Flowers | Lone Star Citrus
lonestarcitrus.com, 26 Oct 2014 [cached]
Since joining forces with Jud Flowers and Trent Bishop to create Lone Star Citrus Growers in 2007, he has added operations management and production management to that list of experience.
Our Team | Lone Star Citrus
lonestarcitrus.com, 31 Aug 2015 [cached]
Trent Bishop
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Trent Bishop Vice President of Sales
Trent Bishop is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a degree in Agricultural Economics with an emphasis on Agri-Business. Although he did not grow up in an agricultural family, Trent decided after high school to pursue a career in agriculture because as he saw it, "everyone will always need fresh food to eat". So with that simple idea in his head, he set out on a career path that has now spanned 20 years. Throughout his career, Trent has been very fortunate to work side by side with some of the most well-respected industry leaders in South Texas. He credits these individuals with instilling in him a work ethic based on honesty, integrity and building long-lasting relationships.
Trent has been very fortunate to work side by side with some of the most well-respected industry leaders in South Texas. He credits these individuals with instilling in him a work ethic based on honesty, integrity and building long-lasting relationships.
Trent is active in the daily sales of the company's citrus crop and believes in putting the customer first. On his first day of work at Golden Valley Distributors in 1994, Stan Agar, a produce industry icon, told him, "Trent, there are a lot of unsavory characters in this business that make a lot of money.
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In 2000, Stan Agar sold Golden Valley Distributors to FoodSource, Inc and Trent was asked to come back and manage the operation.
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In 2006, Trent was approached by Jud Flowers to manage the sales department at what was then Healds Valley Farms, Inc.
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After 13 years in the business, Trent branched off in 2007 with his business partners, T.J. and Jud Flowers to pursue a dream of building their own business.
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Trent now serves as Vice-President of Sales where he is very active in the daily sales of the company's citrus crop.
Trent is a very active participant in produce industry. He is a graduate of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program, and then went on to serve as a board member of the United Fresh Leadership Alumni Board. Trent has served on the board of the Texas International Produce Association since 2003, and served as Chairman of that organization from 2010 - 2012. He has also served on the board of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing since 2004. Trent is currently the Chairman of the Shipper Division within the Texas International Produce Association.
Trent is married to his wife Veronica, and has three daughters - Hannah, Allyson and Marin. When Trent and Veronica are not chasing the girls around the state supporting their club volleyball careers, they can be found lounging on the beaches of nearby South Padre Island, or fishing the shallow waters of the Lower Laguna Madre.
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Fresh out of college and looking to start a career Michael was contacted by Trent Bishop and TJ Flowers shortly after graduation.
Texas International Produce Association - Board Members
texipa.org, 30 June 2015 [cached]
Trent Bishop SHIPPER CHAIR
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