(Feb. 5) A major sweet corn grower-shipper in the Southeast has signed up with the AgriWorld online trading operation.

Pioneer Growers Co-Op, Belle Glade, Fla., on Jan. 30 joined AgriWorld Exchange Inc., Menlo Park, Calif.

J.D. Poole, Pioneer’s vice president of sales, in a statement said AgriWorld should help the cooperative sell its 5 million cartons of sweet corn, green beans, radishes and cabbage more quickly and in more innovative ways.

Pioneer also hopes the deal will allow Pioneer to increase its international sales.

Pioneer sells corn to European buyers.