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  • October 11, 2019
    U.S.: Trump announces "phase one" trade deal with China
    U.S. President Trump said on Friday that he had reached a “substantial deal” with China that will forestall a...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Uber moves into grocery delivery with Cornershop acquisition
    The news comes a day after Walmart Canada announced it is expanding its official partnership with the Chile-based startup,...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Kroger's Ocado plan for grocery delivery a "misstep", says...
    Analysts reportedly say that Kroger should have followed Walmart's lead and invested in micro-fulfillments rather than costly centralized fulfillment...
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  • October 11, 2019
    South Africa: Fruit exporters get new cold store in...
    Southern African Fruit Terminals says the 5,500-pallet-capacity facility in Abland is suitable for subtropicals, citrus, grapes, stone fruit and...
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  • October 11, 2019
    Report alleges abuses in major supermarket supply chains
    Workers on farms and plantations that supply many big supermarkets are often subject to poverty pay, harsh working conditions,...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Mission Produce to present new innovation at PMA Fresh...
    This post-harvest product was designed by Hazel Technologies, which develops new technologies to extend the quality and shelf-life of...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Florida orange forecast "solid news" for industry
    "This incremental increase is good news for the industry as we continue to recover from Hurricane Irma and the...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Walmart US announces new CEO
    The new appointee will take over from Greg Foran, who is moving onto the role of CEO at Air...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Driscoll’s launches Sweetest Batch Blueberries
    PRESS RELEASE Watsonville, California - Driscoll’s raises the flavor bar once again with the launch of Sweetest Batch™ Blueberries,...
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  • October 10, 2019
    California table grape crop forecast falls again
    In July California growers were expecting the third-largest crop in history, but it now looks to be within the...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Opinion: British apples and pears poised to grow
    Sarah Calcutt of British Apples and Pears speaks about the organization's PR campaign over the past two years focussing...
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  • October 10, 2019
    Peruvian avocados: Industry consolidates in U.S. despite lower than...
    In addition, the strength of the U.S. market contributed to Peru generating returns that look set to be at...
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  • October 10, 2019
    U.S. cherry exports see sharp drop to South Korea,...
    U.S. cherry exports experienced a minor dip in value during the 2019 season, amid declines to the South Korean...
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  • October 10, 2019
    'Stars align' for Cosmic Crisp: Washington state launches first...
    The U.S.'s largest apple-growing state has finally got its first exclusive apple variety, which is launching nationwide this season...
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  • October 9, 2019
    China: First Peruvian OZblu blueberries received by Riverking
    The company recently held a welcome ceremony in Shanghai, amid confidence that the Australian-bred blueberries will perform very well...
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  • October 8, 2019
    West Pak Avocado partners with Fairtrade America
    PRESS RELEASE Murrieta, CA - West Pak Avocado of Murrieta, California recently received the Fairtrade Mark, one of the...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Zespri's Sungold is the #1 branded kiwi in the...
    PRESS RELEASE ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Zespri is building on its successful consumer campaign of ‘”Let Your Taste...
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  • October 8, 2019
    U.S.: Envy apple production to more than double by...
    Domestic conventional volumes are set to increase by 40% in the 2019-20 season. Organics, meanwhile, are set to grow...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Hortifrut to export berries from Colombia through new partnership
    Hortifrut said that its deal with a pioneering Colombian berry company will help it to bolster its blueberry business...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Australian-developed compostable cucumber wrap to go global
    The eco-friendly alternative to the traditional polyethylene plastic wrap has already generated export interest from Qatar and South Africa. The...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: What can we expect from the...
    By looking at the data from last season, some important insights can be given about what we could expect...
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  • October 8, 2019
    Ocean Mist Farms launches new organic artichoke packaging
    The new packaging options will be displayed at PMA Fresh Summit, and shoppers can expect to see them in...
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  • October 8, 2019
    British retailers suffer worst September since mid-1990s
    The BRC says that surveys showed people were spending money on entertainment instead of shopping in the run-up to...
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  • October 7, 2019
    Avocados From Chile enters second year of partnership with...
    PRESS RELEASE San Carlos, California – The Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA) is excited to announce the second year...
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  • October 7, 2019
    French cherry packers say thanks to Unitec's Cherry Vision...
    PRESS RELEASE Cherry Vision 3.0 works perfectly: this technology allowed us to be much more efficient, precise and meticulous...
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  • October 7, 2019
    Mexican greenhouse grower Agrizar to supply Mastronardi BerryWorld America
    Agrizar - one of Mexico’s largest growers with a production network of over 8700 acres - will exclusively supply...
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  • October 7, 2019
    The Packaging Pitch: Farming’s eroding social license to operate
    "Recently, I came across something I believe needs to be on every produce company’s strategic agenda. In talking with...
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  • October 7, 2019
    FAO launches emergency project to combat banana disease TR4
    A new emergency project targets banana-growing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the fruit is a nutritional...
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  • October 6, 2019
    U.S.: Table grape storage numbers shoot up in second...
    The latest figure is still significantly down on the 12.9m boxes registered on Sept. 30 last year, but only...
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  • October 4, 2019
    "World-first": £120M greenhouse project announced for U.K.
    Once operational next year, the two massive greenhouses will be capable of producing more than 1 in 10 of...
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  • October 4, 2019
    Argentina expecting good cherry season despite frosts
    The Argentine cherry industry is expecting slightly higher volumes than last season and a greater proportion going to the...
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  • October 4, 2019
    State of the Market - Week 39, 2019
    Avocado prices saw decreases in the U.S. market in week 39, while in Europe they tended to increase amid...
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  • October 4, 2019
    USDA invests $11M in innovative pest management solutions
    The research will be focused on solutions to problems that aren't typically available to specialty crop farmers, according to...
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  • October 3, 2019
    U.S.: Kroger cuts hundreds of jobs amid turnaround concerns
    Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said last month the company was not “reconfirming” its three-year projection of US$400m in incremental...
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  • October 3, 2019
    Tesco CEO announces surprise departure
    The U.K.-based retailer's shares, which had almost halved in the months before Lewis started his turnaround, have climbed 40%...
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  • October 3, 2019
    "Remarkable breakthrough": Chinese breeders release TR4-resistant banana variety
    The new Cavendish-type variety was developed using chemical mutagenesis techniques. It is now being multiplied and distributed to other...
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  • October 2, 2019
    U.S. to hit EU with 25% tariff on certain...
    The U.S. on Wednesday won the largest arbitration award in WTO history in its dispute with the EU over...
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  • October 2, 2019
    U.S.: Walmart opens first supply chain training academy
    The development comes amid the need for staff to have new skills in today's ever-changing world where consumers have...
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  • October 2, 2019
    NA greenhouse grower teams with Apeel for plastic-free cucumbers
    The news comes just a couple of weeks after Apeel announced a deal with retailer Kroger to provide treated...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: How California's low storage volumes could...
    On the recent news of lower cold storage volumes, Colin Fain of Agronometrics looks at the potential impact on...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Chile forecasts record blueberry exports in 2019-20
    In addition, the lower winter chill hours and warm August have resulted in the fruit being one week ahead...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Taylor Fresh Foods acquires fresh-cut vegetable supplier
    The CEO of the 120-year-old, Kentucky-based company acquired by Taylor Farms says the transaction provides a 'wonderful opportunity'. The post...
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  • October 2, 2019
    Amazon's grocery store plan moves ahead with California leases
    Amazon is planning to operate dozens of grocery stores in cities across the country, part of the online giant’s...
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  • October 1, 2019
    International banana conference to be held in Mozambique
    PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA) of Mozambique and TechnoServe are hosting a two-day international...
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  • October 1, 2019
    ‘We must open up the U.S. avocado supply chain...
    At the World Avocado Congress held last week in Medellin, Colombia three executives said these were essential for the...
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  • October 1, 2019
    LGS Specialty Sales launches dish to discovery fall promotion
    PRESS RELEASE New Rochelle, NY – LGS Specialty Sales, a leading importer of citrus, avocados and grapes is excited...
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  • October 1, 2019
    Costa Rica sees big drops in banana, pineapple exports
    From January through August, banana exports fell by 17% year-on-year while pineapple exports fell by 8%, according to Procomer. The...
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  • October 1, 2019
    Spanish lemon crop lower, but unaffected by recent storms
    Spain’s lemon season is now underway, amid expectations of a 15% year-on-year drop in volumes. The post Spanish lemon crop...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Q&A: T&G Global CEO on where the company is...
    From implementing new business strategies, to building year-round brands for two popular fruits, to boosting labor productivity through innovation,...
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  • September 30, 2019
    Leading global food retailers join food waste initiative
    Called 10x20x30, the initiative brings together 10 of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers to engage with 20...
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  • September 29, 2019
    Berry People announces new berry deals to fill key...
    New supplies of premium-quality fruit include organic blueberries from Jalisco and conventional strawberries from Guanajuato and Michoacán. The post Berry...
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  • September 27, 2019
    Colombia aims to be world's second-largest avocado exporter
    Colombian avocado exports through June rose by 38% in value year-on-year to US$52.9m - the same figure achieved during...
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  • September 27, 2019
    U.S.: Japan trade deal "exciting" for California citrus
    Japan has stood out among major citrus markets as having very high tariffs on imports from countries with whom...
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  • September 27, 2019
    Alpine Fresh reveals new brand identity with redesigned logo
    PRESS RELEASE Alpine Fresh is the industry’s leading grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in...
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  • September 27, 2019
    New Zealand wins bid to host next World Avocado...
    The Mexican delegation may have made the most noise, but in the end it was the Oceanic island nation...
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  • September 26, 2019
    First shipment of Argentine lemons arrives in India
    IG International expects to significantly increase import volumes from Argentina over the next three to five years. The post First...
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  • September 26, 2019
    UNITEC celebrates 95 years of innovation and looks towards...
    PRESS RELEASE For the 95th anniversary of UNITEC, our wish is that they can continue on the same road...
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  • September 26, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: What will be Colombia's future role...
    Colombia's avocado supplies in the U.S. market have been negligible so far. But the data that is trickling in...
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  • September 25, 2019
    Inteligistics Names Jerry D’Amore as new board member to...
    PRESS RELEASE Pittsburgh, PA – Inteligistics, Inc. has recently welcomed a new Board member who will be entrusted with...
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  • September 25, 2019
    California avocado season broke pricing records, says Index Fresh
    The global avocado marketer has wrapped up its California season with good prices and high-quality fruit. The post California avocado...
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  • September 25, 2019
    U.S.: Gerawan and Wawona merge to create stone fruit...
    The California-based companies say the merger creates "an enhanced platform for growth and innovation". The post U.S.: Gerawan and Wawona...
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  • September 25, 2019
    U.K.: Aldi to double London store footprint by 2025
    The news from the U.K.'s fifth-biggest supermarket comes after it posted record financial results. The post U.K.: Aldi to double...
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  • September 25, 2019
    In photos: World Avocado Congress gets underway in Colombia
    The inaugural day of the event taking place in Medellin this week has drawn a huge international crowd amid...
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  • September 25, 2019
    Spanish fruit export volume up 14% but value flat...
    Also over the same period, the value of raspberry exports came close to overtaking blueberries, with just €3m difference...
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  • September 24, 2019
    Del Monte Kenya irked as High Court refuses to...
    The multinational has been tussling with the County Government of Murang’a over renewal of its land lease since 2012. The...
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  • September 24, 2019
    U.S.: Initial table grape storage numbers lowest in years...
    On Sept. 15 there were 7.9m boxes of table grapes being held in storage in the U.S. This figure...
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  • September 24, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: How does Peru's expected big increase...
    Peru has fetched the highest prices of any origin in the U.S. market over recent weeks, and its initial...
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  • September 24, 2019
    China opens for Portuguese table grape imports
    Neighboring Spain received the final green light to export table grapes to China just earlier this month, but exporters...
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  • September 23, 2019
    Obeikan MDF exhibits for the first time at Expoalimentaria...
    PRESS RELEASE The Spanish MDF packaging company, Obeikan MDF, will be attending the forthcoming edition of Expoalimentaria Perú as...
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  • September 23, 2019
    VPC: The new corporate image for the Vidaurri family...
    The group of companies across 13 countries in the Americas is now unified under a single brand that is...
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  • September 23, 2019
    "German market breakthrough": Greenyard expands retailer partnership
    Their relationship will become a "long-term, vertically integrated and transparent" in produce, facilitated by a dedicated operating unit. The post...
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  • September 23, 2019
    African banana producers urge EU to maintain tariffs on...
    ACP countries have been losing market share for the last decade. They attribute this to the EU's 2009 decision...
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  • September 23, 2019
    Harnessing 'junk' tomato genes could help speed-breed improved crops
    Once dismissed as 'junk DNA' that served no purpose, a family of 'jumping genes' has the potential to accelerate...
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  • September 23, 2019
    European Prices - Week 38, 2019
    Week 38 summary The post European Prices - Week 38, 2019 appeared first on FreshFruitPortal.com. Keep readingAll copyrights for this...
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  • September 18, 2019
    Kroger first U.S. retailer to take Apeel avocados nationwide
    It will also introduce two new produce categories, Apeel asparagus and Apeel limes, through a pilot in its Cincinnati...
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  • September 17, 2019
    Judge throws out lawsuits alleging Chiquita funded Colombian massacres
    The judge reportedly said that the families can't definitively link their loved ones' deaths to the paramilitary group or...
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  • September 17, 2019
    U.S.: Target makes biggest private-label bet on grocery
    Target, which only entered into the grocery space a little over a decade ago, is hoping to capitalize on...
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  • September 17, 2019
    Pears in Charts: USA Pears CEO on two interesting...
    USA Pears CEO Kevin Moffitt provides some interesting insights about production dynamics in Oregon and Washington, as well as...
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  • September 16, 2019
    Mission Produce announces "staggering" growth plans in Colombia
    The company provides specifics on how many more hectares it plans to plant in Colombia, where it expects its...
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  • September 16, 2019
    U.S.: $35M tomato greenhouse to be built in Iowa
    An Owatonna-based grower of year-round tomatoes in Minnesota is expanding with a new 50-acre greenhouse and campus in Mason...
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  • September 16, 2019
    An "unprecedented catastrophe": Spanish crops destroyed covering more than...
    The agricultural losses from what is considered to be the worst storm to hit eastern Spain in more than...
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  • September 16, 2019
    Tomra: Why the issue of food waste is more...
    PRESS RELEASE Leuven, Belgium - The world is currently wasting 1.3 billion tonnes of the food produced for human...
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  • September 14, 2019
    U.S.: Online grocery sales have grown by 15% this...
    Several factors are driving the growth of the US online grocery market in 2019, including a rise in household...
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  • September 14, 2019
    U.K.: Asda first to trial plant-derived coating on fresh...
    The Walmart-owner retailer said the technology could "drastically" reduce food waste and potentially reduce the use of plastic packaging. The...
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  • September 13, 2019
    Spain: Ag group declares 'catastrophe' as torrential rain and...
    A cold snap has brought heavy rain, floods and a tornado to the Balearic Islands and Spain eastern coast. The...
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  • September 13, 2019
    California Navel crop to fall 7% in 2019-20
    Of the total Navel orange forecast, 73m cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. Production of the...
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  • September 13, 2019
    State of the Market - Week 36, 2019
    Mexican avocado prices fell in the U.S. in week 36, while prices of larger-sized avocados rose in Europe. The post...
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  • September 13, 2019
    U.K. frozen vegetable brand to expand in U.S. with...
    Founded in Ireland, Strong Roots claims to be the fastest-growing food and beverage brand in the U.K., where its...
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  • September 13, 2019
    Argentina gains cherry, grape access to Thailand
    The Argentine Agriculture Ministry confirmed that their Thai counterparts had published the regulations under which the two fruits can...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Vanguard International launches new campaign
    PRESS RELEASE The Vanguard International Group launches two refreshed marketing campaigns this Fall for two arms of their business,...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Mr Apple finishes ‘active’ 2019 season
    PRESS RELEASE Mr Apple has finished a strong 2019 apple shipping season. Sales Manager Ben McLeod advised: “2019 was...
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  • September 12, 2019
    FDA: Papaya-linked Salmonella outbreak now over
    The case came to light in June and relates to papayas imported from Mexico and sold by New York-based...
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  • September 12, 2019
    U.S.: Walmart hits back at AmazonFresh with cheaper unlimited...
    The retailer's Delivery Unlimited service will be expanded to 1,400 stores nationwide later this fall, and it will be...
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  • September 12, 2019
    Ecuadorian bananas: Total exports rise but EU, U.S. take...
    While until recently around 90% was shipped to the U.S. and European markets, this year only around 40% has...
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  • September 11, 2019
    U.S.: Lidl and Aldi open stores in same town...
    The mile-long-stretch on Route 9 has become ground zero for a new wave of supermarket competition in Ocean County. The...
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  • September 11, 2019
    U.S.: Functional mushroom brand gets investment from leading grower
    The company sells value-added products such as extracts and supplements through Amazon, its online store, and U.S. retailers. The post...
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  • September 11, 2019
    China exempts some U.S. goods from tariffs, but no...
    China announced its first batch of tariff exemptions for 16 types of U.S. products, days ahead of a planned...
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  • September 11, 2019
    Lack of reporting of phosphorus supply chain 'dangerous for...
    A new study conducted at Stockholm University and the University of Iceland shows that while phosphorus is a key...
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  • September 11, 2019
    South Africa: Police discover US$6M of cocaine hidden in...
    The drugs were discovered on a vessel from Ecuador at a Durban port during an operation by the Ports...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Australia: First mobile pest surveillance units to be deployed...
    A total of eight 'sentinels' will be constructed and deployed in different growing regions around Australia as part of...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Albertsons names new chief merchandising officer
    Under White’s leadership, Own Brands penetration grew from 23.0% since he started in the position in 2017 to 25.3%...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Australian garlic grower jailed over illegal bulb imports
    The former chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Industry Association was jailed for a total of 11 months for illegally...
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  • September 10, 2019
    Lemons in Charts: Chile sees much lower prices on...
    In July - perhaps reflecting volumes - the pricing for Chilean lemons was almost half of what we were...
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  • September 9, 2019
    New Oppy roles embrace opportunities
    PRESS RELEASE With its eye on business growth and innovation, Oppy announces the promotion of James Milne, Karin Gardner,...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Limoneira: Pricing headwinds affect Q3 performance
    Limoneira said that fresh utilization of lemons was significantly lower than normal over the period, but the situation has...
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  • September 9, 2019
    BayWa's smart farming challenge announces three finalists
    A smart farming challenge organized has announced three finalists who had submitted ideas and innovations for more climate-friendly agriculture...
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  • September 9, 2019
    U.S.: Two supermarkets reach tentative deal with workers to...
    The employees, who work at 532 stores stretching from Central California to the Mexican border, already had authorized union...
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  • September 9, 2019
    South African table grape company seals Vietnam export deal
    The company formed part of a twenty-two-member business delegation that showcased South African fresh produce at Asia Fruit Logistica. The...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Devastating olive disease spreads to France
    It’s the first time the bacteria has been identified on an olive tree in France, although the disease was...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Opinion: Chile and Peru - Similar but different?
    The two horticultural industries share a number of features in common, but the background to the development of their...
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  • September 9, 2019
    U.S.: Kroger launches private-label plant-based foods line
    The retailer's new collection will encompass a wide range of plant-based food products, as it embraces a growing consumer...
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  • September 9, 2019
    Peru: On the way to becoming the world's largest...
    The country has experienced exponential growth in recent years and is hoping to exceed 120,000MT in the next two...
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  • September 9, 2019
    U.S. imports less citrus this year
    U.S. imports of citrus through July fell by 7% year-on-year, with declines in limes, oranges and clementines more-than-offsetting gains...
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  • September 6, 2019
    Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting technology saves the day...
    PRESS RELEASE Auckland, New Zealand – Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting platform in...
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  • September 6, 2019
    Mixed picture for European stone fruit, cherry production
    European peach and nectarine production is expected to rise slightly this year, while total cherry production is forecast to...
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  • September 5, 2019
    U.S.-China trade negotiations to resume
    It will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since the trade war's rapid escalation in recent...
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  • September 5, 2019
    U.S.: Agriculture Capital invests in Firestone Pacific Foods
    Family-owned and operated since 1896, Firestone has expanded over the years to become one of the Pacific Northwest's leading...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Germany to ban glyphosate from end of 2023
    Germany’s move comes after Austria’s lower house of parliament in July passed a bill banning all uses of glyphosate...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Peru reinforces its commercial role in Asia by being...
    PRESS RELEASE Hong Kong – Peru reinforced its position as key commercial partner for the Asian markets with a...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Avocados from Chile launches avo inspired digital calendar
    PRESS RELEASE San Carlos, California – Avocados are well known for being a staple in many American households, but...
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  • September 5, 2019
    U.S.: Calavo achieved record revenues in Q3
    In the company's Fresh segment, third-quarter sales grew 38% to US$207m year-on-year, with higher avocado prices driving top-line growth. The...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Avocados from Peru and New York Jets to make...
    The New York Jets have announced Avocados from Peru as its new partner, in a deal that will give...
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  • September 5, 2019
    China gives final go-ahead for Spanish grape imports
    Spain can now begin exporting grapes to China, after the Asian country's authorities gave official authorization following the agreement...
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  • September 5, 2019
    Australian fresh produce industry seeks new export protocols in...
    The Australian Fresh Produce industry is this week working in at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong to develop...
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  • September 5, 2019
    T&G Global hoping to emulate Jazz, Envy success with...
    T&G Global this month launched its first table grapes under the Orchard Road brand into Southeast Asian markets, and...
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  • September 5, 2019
    AmazonFresh expands to Indianapolis
    With the development, AmazonFresh is now available in 19 major markets, offering rapid deliveries of a large range of...
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  • September 4, 2019
    Agro Vision blueberries: Transforming lands, Transforming lives
    PRESS RELEASE Agro Vision Corp., a high growth, high impact, super-fruit farming company with large-scale land and water assets...
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  • September 4, 2019
    India relaxes protocol for Chilean avocados, blueberries, walnuts
    "We want to do with India what we have done with China," said Chilean Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker. The post...
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  • September 4, 2019
    Foreign supermarkets look for new strategies in China amid...
    Walmart, Costco and Aldi are reportedly planning to change their tactics in China, where growth has been hard to...
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  • September 4, 2019
    Biocontrol Brief: A quick refresher on Economic Threshold Levels
    Andreas Neuman, CEO of UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture, provides the latest installment of our series on biological pest control. The...
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  • September 3, 2019
    Banana yields in key countries could take "significant" hit...
    “We’re very concerned about the impact of diseases like Fusarium Wilt on bananas, but the impacts of climate change...
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  • September 3, 2019
    Asparagus in Charts: Mexico sees eight weeks of high...
    Mexico has been fetching a significant premium in asparagus prices over its main competitor in the U.S. market, which...
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  • September 3, 2019
    Chile downgrades mandarin export forecast
    Chile is now anticipating a 9% year-on-year drop in total citrus exports, amid expectations for a double-digit year-on-year export...
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  • September 2, 2019
    Cauliflower and broccoli pills: A potential use for vegetable...
    The Australian horticulture industry hopes demand for nutrient-rich powders and supplements will create a new market for vegetables. The post...
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  • September 2, 2019
    U.K.: Retail group rejects government claims of no fresh...
    The British Retail Consortium says it's "categorically untrue" that supplies wouldn't be affected, highlighting strawberries, tomatoes and lettuces as...
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  • September 2, 2019
    Dole Asia to expand pineapple production to Sierra Leone
    Dole Asia's parent company says it wants to expand pineapple production to a third location to mitigate potential weather-related...
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  • September 2, 2019
    Food waste 'likely driven by ambiguous date labels'
    A new study - the first to offer a data-driven glimpse into the refrigerators of U.S. homes - identified...
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  • September 2, 2019
    U.S. Northwest cherry prices stronger than last season
    Prices of 10-row cherries from Yakima and Wenatchee started off at similar levels to 2018, but from there the...
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  • September 2, 2019
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  • September 2, 2019
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    The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation named the selected companies from nearly 400 applicants who submitted...
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  • August 30, 2019
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    "It seems we just can’t catch a break from Mother Nature," says a representative of the Florida Fruit and...
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  • August 30, 2019
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    The charts show that although lime prices are not strangers to sudden price rises, these usually happen between February...
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  • August 29, 2019
    U.S.: Mushroom Council launches month-long campaign
    Each weekday in September the U.S. Mushroom Council will showcase ideas for incorporating mushrooms in meals. The post U.S.: Mushroom...
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  • August 29, 2019
    Cocaine worth US$1M found in banana boxes at three...
    Safeway workers discovered the drugs weighing almost 50 pounds earlier this month at stores in Washington state. The post Cocaine...
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  • August 29, 2019
    Dole drives H1 revenue rise for Total Produce
    Overall Total Produce said performance had been "good, with the benefit of Dole partially offset by weakness in some...
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  • August 29, 2019
    U.K.: Organic body warns government over GM implications on...
    Roger Kerr, chief executive at Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), said GM could make U.K. farm businesses less profitable,...
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  • August 29, 2019
    China's extra 10% tariff on U.S. ag imports to...
    The move will mean cherries and apples will face 60% duties going into China. Lemons and oranges will face...
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  • August 29, 2019
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    Excessive winter rains in Southern California created an oversupply of large fresh lemons in the citrus industry, it said....
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  • August 29, 2019
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    The method provides a deeper, more accurate portrayal of whether produce is indeed organic, according to the Danish researchers. The...
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  • August 28, 2019
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    PRESS RELEASE Peru has been chosen by Asia’s leading international trade fair for fresh produce, Asia Fruit Logistica, as...
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  • August 28, 2019
    U.S.: Kroger to build one of first automated warehouses...
    Kroger says it plans for the facility to help solve some of the food desert issues in southern Dallas...
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  • August 28, 2019
    Australian grape exports surpass half billion dollar mark for...
    The Australian Table Grapes Association explained that growth in Japan's market has especially been incredible: “We are now the...
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  • August 28, 2019
    Greenyard sees profit recovery, expects positive H1
    Greenyard says it expects the first half-year EBITDA to land in the range of EUR 43m-45m. This is a...
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  • August 28, 2019
    Scientists discover key to increasing crop yields in salty...
    "With what we've found, lands that are now unable to sustain plant life due to high salinity could once...
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  • August 27, 2019
    U.S.: Louisiana grapefruit wins world record for size, weight
    The giant fruit beat the previous record-holder, a seven-pound one-ounce grapefruit from Brazil that had held the title since...
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  • August 27, 2019
    USApple Unveils New Logo
    PRESS RELEASE Falls Church, Va. — The U.S. Apple Association today unveiled its new logo. The visual identity embodies...
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  • August 27, 2019
    Hazel Tech announces successful pear study with Oregon State...
    PRESS RELEASE Chicago - Hazel Technologies Inc., a company developing new, USDA-funded post-harvest technologies to extend shelf-life in fresh...
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  • August 27, 2019
    U.S.: Amazon joins Walmart in reporting Tesla solar panel...
    While Tesla has called the Amazon fire an “isolated event", a Business Insider report claims that Tesla was aware...
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  • August 27, 2019
    JBT and SmartWash Solutions to bring fresh-cut food safety...
    With their new partnership, they will bring an innovative combination of science, technology and engineering to fresh-cut produce processors...
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  • August 27, 2019
    Costco China bombarded with huge crowds upon debut
    Customers reportedly fought over discounted products at Costco's first physical store in China. There was such a frenzy that...
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  • August 27, 2019
    California citrus: Japan trade deal won't mitigate China-related losses,...
    The California Citrus Mutual welcomed the deal, but notes that it has already lost market share to lower-tariff competitors...
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  • August 27, 2019
    Which fruits stand to benefit most from U.S.-Japan trade...
    Many important U.S. fruit exports to Japan are subject to high tariffs that have been eliminated or are being...
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  • August 27, 2019
    U.S.: Washington blueberry grower drums up support to block...
    If the sharp wage increase for blueberry pickers should remain intact, Zirkle Fruit pointed to two future possibilities for...
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  • August 27, 2019
    U.S.: Growers of famed 'long-necked' avocado have plenty more...
    "Other interesting varieties are purple avocados, which are beautifully colored, and Brogden avocados, which have edible smooth thin skin,"...
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  • August 26, 2019
    Canadian gov't invests over CAD$476k in tender fruits, fresh...
    "The Government of Canada is pleased to announce this federal investment, as it means increased opportunities for producers, packers,...
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  • August 26, 2019
    Harris Teeter and Titan Farms exceed 200,000 pounds of...
    PRESS RELEASE RIDGE SPRING, S.C. – Titan Farms and Harris Teeter come together in their fifth year to donate...
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  • August 26, 2019
    Markon hosts fifth annual Chef Summit
    PRESS RELEASE Salinas, Calif. - Chefs are constantly challenging themselves to develop new plant-forward dishes, and Markon Cooperative’s...
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  • August 26, 2019
    U.S. Hass avocado imports rise 20% in H1
    From January through June this year, imports from Mexico rose 16%, while from Peru they tripled. And while volumes...
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  • August 26, 2019
    South Africa: BerryWorld forecasts blueberry supply growth of 40%
    The announcement comes as the company celebrates 'significant growth' in shopper penetration, 25 years in soft fruit, and a...
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  • August 23, 2019
    European Prices - Week 34, 2019
    Week 34 summary The post European Prices - Week 34, 2019 appeared first on FreshFruitPortal.com. Keep readingAll copyrights for this...
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  • August 23, 2019
    USDA details trade damage estimate calculations
    The USDA developed an estimate of gross trade damages for commodities with assessed retaliatory tariffs by various trading partners...
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  • August 23, 2019
    China to raise tariffs on US$75B in U.S. Goods
    China announced on Friday that it would retaliate against President Trump’s next two batches of tariff increases on Chinese...
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  • August 23, 2019
    EU to stop imports of Canadian cherries, other fruits
    The move comes as the bloc enforces new import requirements related to pests, and looks set to also affect...
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  • August 23, 2019
    U.K.: Lidl reaches record market share as 'big four'...
    A burst of store openings that attracted nearly 500,000 more customers helped the discounter attain a 5.9% market share...
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  • August 23, 2019
    U.S. apple exports to top markets tumble in H1
    The U.S.'s top two apple markets in 2018 saw reductions of 33% and 67% during the first six months...
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  • August 23, 2019
    State of the Market - Week 33, 2019
    The U.S. market saw lemon and orange prices remain stable in week 33, while mandarin prices fell. The European...
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  • August 23, 2019
    Peru to host the next International Blueberry Organization Summit...
    The IBO Summit brings the global blueberry industry together under one roof every 12 to 18 months to address...
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  • August 22, 2019
    Del Monte Pacific restructures U.S. supply chain
    Del Monte Pacific plans to move to an "asset-light strategy" and divest production facilities of U.S. subsidiary Del Monte...
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  • August 22, 2019
    NZ: Rockit Global "step-changes" business with new HQ and...
    “This project signifies the growth of the apple industry in Hawke’s Bay, and signals the coming of age of...
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  • August 22, 2019
    NZ Avocado CEO talks greater Asian focus, second season...
    New Zealand is expecting a greater proportion of avocado exports to go to Asia over the coming years as...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Mucci Farms acquires Orangeline Farms
    Aside from the Orangeline acquisition, North America-based produce company Mucci also announced "aggressive" expansion plans in Canada and the...
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  • August 21, 2019
    SweeTango apple harvest is now underway
    PRESS RELEASE Wenatchee, Wash. - Harvest has kicked off for the 2019 SweeTango® apple crop. Orchards are located in...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit: First North American promotion leads to strong...
    The kiwifruit campaign has included everything from digital coupons and demos to sales and display contests at both regional...
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  • August 21, 2019
    New U.S.-Mexico tomato trade deal met with mixed reactions
    While the FPAA has warned that the new tomato deal will unnecessarily slow border traffic, harming industries, the FTE...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Bayer sells animal health business for US$7.6B amid mounting...
    The move comes as Bayer tries to reorganize its business following its acquisition of Monsanto, which faces scores of...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Wish Farms and Feeding America celebrate successful “Superhero Summer”...
    PRESS RELEASE Plant City, FL – International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Mexico and U.S. reach deal to end tomato trade...
    Under the deal, which will be in place for five years, the vast majority of Mexican tomato exports will...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Grape compound 'may be effective alternative to drugs' in...
    Scientists have found that the plant compound resveratrol, found in the skin and seeds of grapes and berries, can...
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  • August 21, 2019
    U.S.: Gladstone Land expands with US$33M pistachio farm purchase
    Gladstone says this is the first closing of a two-part acquisition; the second closing will be larger and is...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Chilean cherry exports to rise 15% to over 200,000MT,...
    It attributed the projected increase to increased productivity in new orchards. There are now 37,000 hectares of Chilean cherry...
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  • August 21, 2019
    Argentina eyes U.S. mandarin, orange market access next year
    A delegation from the U.S.'s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently visited the country to audit the...
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  • August 20, 2019
    EU apple market to "return to a year of...
    Gerhard Dichgans, CEO of the major Italian cooperative consortium, provides an overview of expectations for the European apple market...
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  • August 20, 2019
    Chilean Blueberry Committee implements quality system amid industry evolution
    The Quality System covers five "fundamental pillars". These include correct varietal selection, production, harvest, post-harvest, and final verification that...
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  • August 20, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: Will lower volumes be enough to...
    The charts show that the U.S. grape market was recovered greatly over the last few weeks, but what does...
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  • August 19, 2019
    MBO blueberry varieties to be grown in Argentina, Uruguay
    Australia-based Mountain Blue Orchards - which owns the Eureka line of blueberries - awarded the exclusive production and marketing...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Pacific Organic Produce enhances positions in sales and grower...
    PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA - Pacific Organic Produce welcomes new hires Gerry Chua, Manuel Pinon and Tina Barnes...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Australia: TR4 spreads across infested banana farms
    But the Department of Agriculture the disease said has not spread to other Tulley Valley farms. It also explained...
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  • August 19, 2019
    U.S.: Citrus greening spreads in three states
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says the move follows citrus greening detections in "multiple locations" in...
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  • August 19, 2019
    'Groundbreaking' new venture to create 'world's largest indoor farming...
    A leading North American greenhouse grower and a visionary have launched a new "groundbreaking" company called Green International Ventures...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Global Cherry Summit announces dates for 2020
    The premier event in the global cherry industry will return for its third edition, bringing together the world’s leading...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Possibility of citrus greening early detection kit rollout, says...
    Dr. Nian Wang says he's provided enough information on his HLB early detection method for companies to develop the...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Accelerating photosynthesis could lead to higher crop production, say...
    Scientists have discovered that by producing more of the Rieske FeS protein within plants, they can accelerate photosynthesis, possibly...
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  • August 19, 2019
    Peruvian blueberries: First shipments take place with season running...
    During this time of the year, the biggest export market focus is on Asia, with large domestic supplies still...
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  • August 18, 2019
    Berry World bursts with berry goodness at Boxpark
    PRESS RELEASE The BerryWorld team set up camp at Boxpark Shoreditch in London for two days (8th & 9th...
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  • August 18, 2019
    Turkish cherries enter South Korea for first time
    The development comes on the heels of China easing the export protocol for Turkish cherries, significantly expanding access to...
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  • August 16, 2019
    California keeping glyphosate warning rule despite EPA’s protest
    The EPA protested against the plan in an August 8 statement, saying it was taking action to provide accurate...
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  • August 16, 2019
    Project underway to pioneer commercial avocado production in India
    A project is underway to pioneer commercial avocado production in India, amid expectations that a sizeable industry could eventually...
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  • August 16, 2019
    Q&A: Will quinoa replace potatoes in the Netherlands as...
    Gerard van der Linden, a researcher at the Wageningen University & Research, speaks about what a future could look...
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  • August 16, 2019
    Chilean apple season: 'No one expected China to take...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Jet-Ready Precoolers are “perfect for grapes”
    PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia, U.S. - Jet-Ready Precoolers, designed and manufactured by Global Cooling Inc., are ”perfect for precooling and...
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  • August 15, 2019
    U.S.: Apeel reveals "incredible" supplier network for range of...
    The growing network of innovative grower-packer-shippers will use Apeel’s plant-derived technology to deliver longer-lasting freshness and less waste. The post...
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  • August 15, 2019
    U.K. hit by brassica shortage following "extreme weather"
    The U.K. is experiencing a brassica shortage after "extreme weather" killed off much of this year's domestic crops, according...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Avocado consumer behaviors: Are 'Non-Millenials' catching up to their...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Canada: Vineland's new seedless grapes to hit market in...
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  • August 15, 2019
    Ecuador expecting "strange" mango season
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  • August 14, 2019
    Australasia: Innovators team up to deliver greater pack-house efficiency...
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  • August 14, 2019
    Expanding opportunity in heirloom tomatoes from Guatemala
    PRESS RELEASE As the tomato category continues to proliferate, buyers are discovering reliable, high quality heirloom tomatoes from Guatemala....
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  • August 13, 2019
    Dayka & Hackett launches new eco-friendly table grape packaging
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  • August 13, 2019
    Pear Bureau Northwest receives trade mitigation relief funding
    PRESS RELEASE Portland, Ore. - Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has been awarded US$1,540,830 in the second round of the...
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  • August 13, 2019
    Super-repellent coatings for fresh produce: The future of food...
    The super-repellent coatings will protect fresh produce from cross-contamination along the supply chain, reducing foodborne illnesses, says AgriLife Research. The...
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  • August 13, 2019
    Chile poised for imminent citrus access to China as...
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  • August 13, 2019
    U.S.: GM non-browning Arctic apple expands into foodservice
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  • August 13, 2019
    Eco Farms raises money and donates fresh fruit to...
    PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles, CA – Eco Farms is no stranger to helping feed those less fortunate and that...
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  • August 13, 2019
    Sun World names CEO and plans expansion into other...
    "We’re now also poised to diversify into other tremendously economically important fruit crops – through organic growth, acquisitions or...
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  • August 13, 2019
    Strawberries in Charts: Prices looking up for next six...
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  • August 13, 2019
    Scientists sequence avocado genome - will lead to "faster...
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  • August 12, 2019
    Biosecurity NZ steps up Auckland fruit fly response -...
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  • August 12, 2019
    Belgian supermarket employs produce-recognizing AI for faster checkout
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  • August 12, 2019
    U.S.: Dole recalls baby spinach over possible salmonella contamination
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  • August 12, 2019
    Sun Belle to expand berry grower partnerships following Giddings...
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  • August 12, 2019
    California Fresh Fruit Association hires new director of member...
    The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) today announced the hiring of Courtney Razor as its new Director of Member...
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  • August 12, 2019
    Peruvian avocado industry enjoys much improved season in Europe
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  • August 9, 2019
    Farm equipment maker Deere's dealers hit hard by trade...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Always Fresh Farms, Giddings Fruit to offer 52-week berry...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Chinese fruit store caught falsely labeling dragon fruit in...
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  • August 9, 2019
    USDA seeks comments on Brazilian Hass avocados, Argentine kiwifruit...
    The Latin American countries are requesting to import the fruits into the U.S.; the drafted PRAs on the categories...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Diamond Fruit Growers and UNITEC, an assessment on the...
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  • August 9, 2019
    California Navel season 'one of worst in history outside...
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  • August 9, 2019
    Plant-based fuels key as climate change threatens global food...
    Countries should consider all options to tackle loss and waste, to reduce the pressure on land and the resulting...
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  • August 8, 2019
    U.S.: Washington's apple crop to rise by 18%
    “WSTFA members are expecting an ample 2019 apple crop with a good mix of varieties for today's market,” said...
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  • August 8, 2019
    TR4 confirmed in Colombia as country declares "national emergency"
    Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) general manager Deyanira Barrero León confirmed the news during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The...
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  • August 8, 2019
    Sunkist Growers names Cassie Howard as director of category management
    PRESS RELEASE Valencia, CA – Every citrus variety has a story to tell, from the groves to the grocery...
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  • August 8, 2019
    NZ: T&G Global posts H1 profit rise despite weather...
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  • August 8, 2019
    European apple production to fall by 20%
    The lower forecast comes after a cold snap followed by the continent-wide record heatwave dealt production regions a heavy...
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  • August 8, 2019
    Are Tango mandarins 'bee-friendly'? Not according to a South...
    A South African regulator has ruled that a claim about the bee-friendly credentials of Eurosemilla's seedless mandarin variety Tango...
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  • August 8, 2019
    U.S.'s proposed Mexican tomato deal 'invites antitrust concern', says...
    However, the FPAA believes that the Mexican growers' proposal from August 5 "identifies a path forward that greatly reduces"...
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  • August 8, 2019
    Argentine blueberries: Country will be "niche" player in future,...
    With Argentine blueberries now being harvested, the industry expects an uptick in exports to the recently opened Chinese market. The...
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  • August 7, 2019
    BerryWorld's Sweet Eve strawberry will hit its peak across...
    PRESS RELEASE Strawberry lovers are set for a real treat as a fantastic Sweet Eve strawberry crop hits the...
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  • August 7, 2019
    U.S.: Northwest pear crop forecasts rises amid large sizings
    "Growers are reporting large beautiful fruit on the trees with sizes that are in demand from retailers in the...
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  • August 7, 2019
    Hass avocados: The power of promotion programs to increase...
    As increased demand leads to rising sales, research suggests that expanding the promotion programs would further increase grower and...
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  • August 7, 2019
    2018/2019 Category trends, demographics & marketing tips for fresh...
    PRESS RELEASE The Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Association (PAIA) has developed their 2018/2019 Category Trends, Demographics & Marketing Tips....
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  • August 7, 2019
    Turkish cherry industry takes advantage of U.S.-China trade war...
    When China's tariffs against the U.S. rose, Turkey used the political tension to its advantage, strengthening its own export...
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  • August 7, 2019
    Chilean citrus: Clementines end with 18% volume drop, mandarins...
    Juan Enrique Ortúza, president of the Chilean Citrus Committee, said that mandarin exports are higher year-on-year but are expected...
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  • August 7, 2019
    Image of peculiar 'long neck' avocado goes viral
    Florida-based fruit supplier Miami Fruit last week posted an image of an interesting looking avocado that has caught the...
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  • August 6, 2019
    Australian Fresh Produce Alliance commits to ethical employment practices
    To improve the sector's employment practices, the alliance says it will work with retailers, suppliers, the government, and their...
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  • August 6, 2019
    LatAm countries form united front against TR4 - 'Diseases...
    The agriculture ministers of Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador, along with various other international delegations, all attended an event...
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  • August 6, 2019
    Opinion: Foretelling the Mexican mango season wind down
    "This time of year we are besieged with industry 'expert' misconceptions, misinformation and inaccurate interpretations of the facts," saysNissa...
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  • August 6, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Higher prices are coming
    The blueberry industry should see a price increase in the next couple of weeks, a trend historically seen from...
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  • August 6, 2019
    Argentine lemons: "Tough" second U.S. export season, says Seald...
    Argentine lemon exporters have not been able to build much upon their last season in the U.S. market this...
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  • August 5, 2019
    U.S.: United Fresh reports rising fresh produce sales, slowed...
    Value-added vegetables and meal prep options are especially bolstering momentum, according to the United Fresh Produce Association's FreshFacts on...
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  • August 5, 2019
    Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, says...
    The move comes after U.S. President Donald Trump last week signaled he would set new tariffs on US$300bn more...
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  • August 5, 2019
    Clean Verification: A revolutionary new way to rid produce...
    Clean Verification treatment - which is being used by Sunkist and Mission Produce - is not only more effective...
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  • August 5, 2019
    Researchers develop new early citrus greening detection method
    Using a low-cost staining method, researchers have developed a technique to make an early diagnosis of Citrus greening -...
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  • August 5, 2019
    Canada: BC cherry exports could still be significant despite...
    A BC Cherry Association representative explains the rain affected early and mid-season fruit, but most of the export cherries...
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  • August 5, 2019
    South African blueberry industry forecasts soaring growth
    South African blueberry production is forecast to grow by around 45% this season and potentially reach a whopping 50,000MT...
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  • August 2, 2019
    U.S. eases Colombian Hass avocado import requirements
    Authorities say the move means move Colombian Hass avocado farms will be eligible to export to the U.S. market,...
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  • August 2, 2019
    Wonderful Halos mandarins rank as America's no. 1 healthy...
    For four years in a row, Halos earns a top spot on the Smarty Pants “Brand Love” list; Wonderful...
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  • August 2, 2019
    U.S: Solid export campaign for Northwest cherries despite ongoing...
    "Our hope is always that we get 30% of the crop exported and we've been able to achieve that...
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  • August 2, 2019
    Chile declares agricultural emergency in drought-ravaged Coquimbo
    The eight reservoirs in the Coquimbo region are at an average capacity of 65%, and the remaining water is...
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  • August 2, 2019
    State of the Market - Week 30, 2019
    Orange and lemon prices declined in the U.S. in week 30, while kiwifruit prices rose in Europe and declined...
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  • August 1, 2019
    U.S. ag secretary applauds H-2A visa agreement with Guatemala
    The agreement will aid temporary agricultural workers from Guatemala as well as U.S. farmers, says the Department of Labor. The...
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  • August 1, 2019
    U.K.: Sainsbury's cuts down on plastic as supermarkets embrace...
    Sainsbury's has announced plans to remove plastic bags from all of its shops by September. Meanwhile, Morrisons, Tesco, and...
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  • August 1, 2019
    Russia bans some Chinese fruit imports
    The August 10 ban will reportedly include plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, cherry plums, apples, and pears. The post Russia bans...
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  • August 1, 2019
    Trump says U.S. will impose tariffs on extra US$300B...
    The surprise escalation to the ongoing trade war comes after talks in Shanghai ended with little progress being made. The...
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  • August 1, 2019
    Studies reveal how blueberries aid healthy aging
    One of the studies found that consuming about one cup of blueberries daily can improve blood vessel function and...
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  • August 1, 2019
    The Packaging Pitch: Why the museum of ice cream...
    Marketing expert Lisa Cork says that the fresh produce industry could garner some valuable insights from the unusual museum...
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  • August 1, 2019
    Del Monte CEO: TR4 could cause "drastic" reduction in...
    The suspected entry of a virulent banana disease into Latin America has the potential to have a "drastic" effect...
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  • July 31, 2019
    U.S.: Trump's farm aid favors wealthy growers, report finds
    According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the program has disproportionately helped rich landowners, with 54% of farm aid...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Concord Foods announces updates for two leading products
    PRESS RELEASE Brockton, Mass. — Concord Foods, a leading innovator of produce companion products, is thrilled to announce packaging...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Colombian Hass avocado industry scores market access to China,...
    The Colombian Hass avocado industry has secured market access to China, with the news being announced on the same...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Spanish lemon crop estimated to be lower than bumper...
    An industry body says it expects Spain will remain competitive against the "aggressive supply of lemon from competing third...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Wonderful expects new seedless lemon brand to be a...
    Adam Cooper, senior vice president of marketing, anticipates Wonderful Seedless Lemons will see similar success to the company's other...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Australia forges custard apples' future, tests promising varieties
    A decades-long journey to produce delicious, commercially successful, new varieties of custard apples is inching closer to completion. The post...
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  • July 31, 2019
    Europe must "urgently" tackle export market barriers, says Freshfel
    Freshfel Europe has offered a number of solutions to achieve this, including developing and implementing better defined international standards. The...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Australia: New project will boost capability to detect 'number...
    Australia's Hort Innovation is funding a new project aimed at building the country's capability to detect and control Xylella...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Wonderful Pistachios No Shells launches new Chili Roasted and...
    PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles, California – Wonderful® Pistachios introduced two new flavors to its Wonderful Pistachios No Shells offerings—Chili...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Fresh Del Monte posts strong Q2 following "strategic shift"
    Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) has reported a much stronger second financial quarter than last year, which the...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Pioneering Dutch substrate banana production project moves to field...
    An innovative project in the Netherlands that grows greenhouse bananas in substrate rather than soil has shown excellent results...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Peru set for another big increase in blueberry exports...
    Peru looks set to continue its explosive growth trend in blueberry supplies this coming season, with a forecast that...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Blueberries In Charts: Higher market volumes lead to price...
    Over the last three months, U.S. blueberry markets have seen a 20% increase in category volume over the same...
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  • July 30, 2019
    Miraculous mangoes: How the fruit is advancing plastics, medicine,...
    Not only has new research shown how mango peels can be used to make bioplastic, but also that the...
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  • July 29, 2019
    USDA expands quarantine zone for citrus black spot in...
    According to the USDA, this is the first time that citrus black spot has been detected on a residential...
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  • July 29, 2019
    Q&A: Westfalia Fruit on EU avocado market's import shortfall
    "Europe is again experiencing supply limitations with a lower volume crop availability from its main supply countries of South...
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  • July 29, 2019
    Opinion: Poland and Turkey have much in common with...
    John Giles of Promar International says both Poland and Turkey have lots of good fruit, ambitious export plans, and...
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  • July 29, 2019
    California table grape crop forecast down on spring estimate
    The new figure is lower than last year's crop but higher than the five-year average. The Central Valley harvest...
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  • July 29, 2019
    Canada's cherry industry suffers 50% drop in season's volume
    According to cherry industry players, frost and rain damage has been very "hit-and-miss", with some farmers barely affected and...
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  • July 26, 2019
    USDA announces details of $16B relief package for farmers
    Sign-ups for aid start July 29 and end Dec. 6, with relief package payments, ranging from US$15 to US$150...
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  • July 26, 2019
    USDA gives green light to gene-edited, virus-resistant tomatoes
    Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations...
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  • July 25, 2019
    U.S.: Kroger, Ocado break ground on second high-tech fulfillment...
    "This is another significant milestone for Kroger and Ocado, and a big step toward a nationwide revolution in how...
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  • July 25, 2019
    U.S. FDA investigates multistate cyclospora outbreak linked to Mexican...
    So far there have been 132 illnesses and four hospitalizations across 11 states in the U.S. The FDA has...
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  • July 25, 2019
    BayWa AG's head of global produce to step down...
    BayWa said that in Cristiane Bell's six years at the company she has "transformed" its regional fruit business into...
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  • July 25, 2019
    UAV-IQ and Koppert team up for drone-based aerial biocontrol...
    The integrated pest management (IPM) service offers a new way for conventional and organic growers to combat pests, reduce...
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  • July 25, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit exports to Europe tumble, continue to grow...
    The Far East has almost overtaken Europe as Chile's leading export market this season, amid a huge year-on-year drop...
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  • July 25, 2019
    Zespri: "It's certainly been a busy year for us"
    New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has had an action-packed recent few months. FreshFruitPortal.com caught up with David Courtney, chief...
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  • July 24, 2019
    USDA authorizes Moroccan raspberry imports
    The decision comes three years after the USDA proposed rule to allow raspberry imports from the North African country. The...
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  • July 24, 2019
    Mexico: Taco lovers cry foul over restaurants' guac bait-and-switch
    According to The Guardian, a number of Mexican taquerias have begun to substitute squash in their guac recipes,...
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  • July 24, 2019
    Mission Produce reveals avocado 'size interchangeability chart'
    Expanding on its Foodservice AvocaDOs and DON’Ts guide, the new chart is a practical tool that breaks down avocado...
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  • July 24, 2019
    Hortifrut CCO Felipe Juillerat leaves company
    PRESS RELEASE Due to the continued growth of our company during the last few years and aligned with our...
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  • July 24, 2019
    The Idaho Potato Commission partners with Mexican retailer to...
    The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently partnered with Mexican retailer Calimax for a four-week promotional campaign to introduce Idaho...
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  • July 24, 2019
    Groundbreaking plant gene discovery could lead to more resilient...
    By promoting a relationship between plants and beneficial fungi, scientists say it could be possible to make plants resistance...
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  • July 24, 2019
    World's leading lemon exporter gains access to Indian market
    India, a rapidly growing lemon consumer, is expected to receive the first shipments next year, following the signing of...
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  • July 24, 2019
    EU: Spanish citrus group labels South African mandarins' high...
    The organization says that over recent days prices of South African Clemvilla (a.k.a Nova) mandarins have in some cases...
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  • July 23, 2019
    U.S. Florida Tomato Exchange says newly proposed Mexico deal...
    The Florida Tomato Exchange has welcomed efforts by the U.S. Department of Commerce to construct a new Tomato Suspension...
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  • July 23, 2019
    California: Heatwave to hit several major growing regions while...
    California will experience a heatwave all this week that will affect several major growing regions, according to agricultural weather...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Wonderful Pistachios, the perfect everyday snack, receives SnackNation Insights...
    PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles, California – Wonderful® Pistachios continues to crack open boundaries with snackthusiasts, as SnackNation names Wonderful...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Brazilian table grape exports soar in H1 as other...
    Brazilian exports of mangoes, melons and bananas all experienced strong increase in volume and value, while table grape exports...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Chile: Fruit exports contract in H1 as leading commodity...
    A significant decline in the value of one major Chilean commodity during the first half of the year contributed...
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  • July 23, 2019
    Mangoes In Charts: Mid-year update – how does this...
    Mexico's mango exports to the U.S. are forecasted to be higher than last year, indicating that prices could be...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Clear Labs announces “seamless” solution for Listeria detection
    Its Clear Safety platform offers new functions that provide food companies with Listeria insights previously unattainable due to the...
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  • July 22, 2019
    ‘Frutas de Argentina’: Crisis-ridden fruit sector unites to form...
    The Argentina fruit industry has come together to create "Frutas de Argentina", which will work to support the sector...
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  • July 22, 2019
    Abundant’s autonomous robotic apple harvester set for first commercial...
    The California-based start-up has been developing the technology for the last few years, and plans to use what is...
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  • July 19, 2019
    U.S. judge calls for second reduced damages award in...
    After Judge Smith ruled the punitive damages should be reduced, a hearing was set to be held Friday on...
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  • July 19, 2019
    Two Australia-listed Chinese ag companies investigated after abrupt mass...
    In one case, Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Ltd saw almost its entire board resign over a rumored probe...
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  • July 19, 2019
    NZ maintains ‘vigilant’ efforts to control fruit fly
    After winter, Biosecurity New Zealand says its focus will shift to maintaining controls and continuing with baiting and more...
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  • July 19, 2019
    South Africa: Port operator says NCT backlog will be...
    Transnet says operations are improving at the Ngqura Container Terminal, as well as at the Durban Container Terminal and...
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  • July 18, 2019
    Chinese cherry production, imports to rise in 2019-20
    According to the USDA's report, the Chinese industry is expected to see a 23% year-on-year rise in production to...
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  • July 18, 2019
    Chinese cherry production, imports to rise in 2019-20
    According to the USDA's report, the Chinese industry is expected to see a 23% year-on-year rise in production to...
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  • July 18, 2019
    International experts assist ‘rigorous’ Colombian TR4 control efforts, as...
    So far Colombian have removed banana plants over 75 hectares of land in La Guajira, and plan to double...
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  • July 18, 2019
    U.S. judge denies Chiquita’s request to be let out...
    A U.S. Magistrate Judge denied the company's motion to dismiss it from the Ecuadoran portion of a mass tort...
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  • July 18, 2019
    U.S.: EPA decides not to ban chlorpyrifos
    The decision to not ban chlorpyrifos comes after years of legal wrangling and represents a victory for the chemical...
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  • July 18, 2019
    India: Maharashtra grape growers to organize marketing efforts under...
    By joining forces, the 50,000 Indian farmers in the country's Nashik district could better tackle industry problems, such as...
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  • July 17, 2019
    Australia ups efforts against Queensland fruit fly with A$10M...
    The money will support the SITplus program, which involves the release of millions of sterile flies, limiting the opportunity...
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  • July 17, 2019
    U.S.: Western Growers urges “swift implementation” of proposed H-2A...
    Proposals include updating the way wage rates are determined, streamlining and simplifying the application process, strengthening protections for U.S....
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  • July 17, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit industry works to boost presence in India
    In 2018, Indian imports of Chilean kiwifruit nearly doubled year-on-year to 9,604 metric tons (MT), while imports from all...
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  • July 17, 2019
    U.S. Senators introduce bill to hire more ag inspectors...
    The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act of 2019 would authorize the annual hiring of 240 agricultural specialists a...
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  • July 17, 2019
    U.S. ag secretary tours California avocado grove, discusses industry...
    Commission representatives informed the Secretary about California avocado industry modernization in progress, including high-density plantings, managed tree height, salt-tolerant...
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  • July 16, 2019
    Avocados In Charts: Why falling prices could settle below...
    The USDA has forecasted a 20% increase on last year's volume from week 28 through week 41. If these...
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  • July 15, 2019
    AUS: Proposed Great Barrier Reef regulations ‘ignore farming realities’,...
    The banana council suggests that, instead of the proposed Great Barrier Reef regulations, new minimum nutrient and sediment standards...
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  • July 15, 2019
    Mexican tomato growers making false claims about anti-dumping investigation,...
    According to the Florida Tomato Exchange, Mexican tomato growers have falsely declared that Florida politicians are pressuring the Commerce...
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  • July 15, 2019
    Colombia: ICA confirms TR4 quarantine in effect on two...
    Colombian authorities have finally confirmed that two banana farms are under quarantine due to concerns they are infected with...
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  • July 15, 2019
    South Africa: Labor court stops striking workers at troubled...
    Port operator Transnet says that operations have been improving at container terminals in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth,...
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  • July 15, 2019
    U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at Del...
    In addition to the facility, the FDA also investigated distribution and supplier information for produce used in the vegetable...
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  • July 15, 2019
    Tropical distributors reduce shrink by 50% with Hazel Tech
    PRESS RELEASE Miami, U.S. – Hazel Technologies Inc., a company developing new, USDA-funded post-harvest technologies to extend shelf-life in...
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  • July 13, 2019
    U.S.: California’s avocado supply remains tight but expected higher...
    "Branded foodservice programs are also down this year but we are already working with targeted chains for next year...
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  • July 12, 2019
    Turkish cherry industry eyes strong future in China with...
    The world's largest cherry producer recently secured what it says is a much more favorable protocol for exports to...
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  • July 12, 2019
    Del Monte forms new product development team
    Del Monte says the team will be able to better serve its consumers and also integrate its Mann Packing...
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  • July 12, 2019
    Argentine fruit industry welcomes export tax reduction
    Industry actors say the 25% drop in Argentina's controversial export tax is "without a doubt a favorable step" that...
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  • July 12, 2019
    Avocado, coffee and citrus ‘threaten global food security’
    A recent study, looking at 40 years of data, claims that Western appetites for foods like avocados, coffee and...
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  • July 11, 2019
    Colombia: TR4 suspected on two banana farms
    Two Colombian banana farms are under quarantine due to their suspected infection with Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 (TR4),...
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  • July 11, 2019
    South Africa: Citrus industry hopeful for resolution to port...
    The South African citrus industry has been greatly affected by numerous issues in the country's ports over recent weeks,...
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  • July 11, 2019
    AUS: Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive rights to Cosmic...
    “With its firm, crisp texture, and a beautiful balance of juiciness, sweetness and tartness, we’re confident the variety will...
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  • July 11, 2019
    Australian table grape season in China “outstanding”, says Frutacloud
    Australia increased its table grape exports to China this season and saw its 9kg package of Autumn Crisp table...
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  • July 11, 2019
    EU-Mercosur trade deal increases risk of banana oversupply, says...
    The Association of Banana Producers of the Canaries has voiced concerns about potentially high volumes of banana imports from...
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  • July 11, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 27 2019
    In the U.S., prices of imported lemons were on the up, but the opening prices of oranges from Chile...
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  • July 10, 2019
    U.S.: Organic apples and pears see bump in sales,...
    Specifically, Superfresh Growers says organic apples experienced a 5% growth in national sales while organic pears fared even better,...
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  • July 10, 2019
    Kenya’s avocado exports to China to rise 10% annually
    In May, the countries' presidents signed a trade deal that, when fully implemented, would see the Chinese market take...
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  • July 10, 2019
    Merritt Bruce joins Church Brothers Farms
    “We look forward to Merritt taking over our retail program and continuing the service customers are accustomed to from...
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  • July 10, 2019
    Single bunch of grapes sells for US$11,000 in Japan
    Ruby Roman grapes were developed in Ishikawa and first came to market in 2008. According to CNN, they've been...
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  • July 10, 2019
    Turkish cherry industry confident of strong future in Europe...
    Production levels have been on the upswing from many EU countries over recent years - not only from the...
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  • July 10, 2019
    How California avocado growers keep Persea mites from ruining...
    Avocados are not only one of America’s favorite fruits. A tiny arthropod also loves them so much that it...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Mexico forecasts record-breaking avocado exports to U.S. in 2019-20
    As Mexico's 2019-20 season gets underway, an industry association is forecasting that its exports to the U.S. will break...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Applewood gears up for the 2019 harvest season as...
    Applewood Fresh Growers LLC expects a production increase of 20% over last year for SweeTango, which is expected to...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Sakata Seed America announces new strategic alliance with Floragard...
    PRESS RELEASE Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America is excited to announce the formation of a strategic alliance...
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  • July 9, 2019
    SanLucar overhauls company structure, hands control back to founders
    SanLucar is eliminating its CEO position in order to concentrate even more on its operations, which it says will...
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  • July 9, 2019
    New organic fruit company launched by former Purity Organic...
    Six years after selling Purity Organic, Greg Holzman and Steve Akagaki have rejoined forces to create TerraFresh Organics (TFO),...
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  • July 9, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: California sees low prices after Mexican...
    Industry sources expect this year to be similar to last, with low grape prices running from week 38 through...
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  • July 8, 2019
    FDA names Cavi as papaya brand in Salmonella outbreak
    The investigation indicates that Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, New York, is the exclusive distributor of the imported papayas that...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Frieda’s Hatch chile season off to an early start
    Dedicated fans are stocking up on Hatch chiles by the case. “Hatch has become the LTO (limited time offer)...
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  • July 8, 2019
    USDA releases PRA for potential Indonesian pineapple imports
    If Indonesia's request for market access is approved, the U.S. would become the second North American country the nation...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Fruit World Co. bringing Thomcord grapes and interactive consumer engagement...
    Fruit World expects to begin shipping their 2019 crop of Thomcord grapes in early August, and will continue packing...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Misionero announces new product launch under revitalized brand
    The company is relaunching its Salade du Soleil line, which will include three brand new salad blends: Orginale, Verte...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Mexican tomato tariffs: “Pattern of innuendo and deception” from...
    The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas says a recent letter by a Florida Tomato Exchange representative "follows a...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Del Monte to open new fresh fruit packing facility...
    The new facility will handle over 60MT annually of pineapples, avocados, mangos and passion fruit, said the corporation. The post...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Fresh produce industry responds to trade agreement between EU,...
    In Argentina, the APAMA celebrated the announcement and a future of possible zero tariffs for its fruit; meanwhile, the...
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  • July 8, 2019
    USMCA passage reportedly unlikely before fall
    With just a few weeks before August recess, it does not appear likely that the U.S. Congress will pass...
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  • July 8, 2019
    Study finds molecules in oranges, grapes, carrots act like...
    With this knowledge, the researchers say they aim to one day create ‘personalized food passports’ that act as ‘gastronomic...
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  • July 5, 2019
    Austrian parliament votes to ban cancer-linked weed killer glyphosate
    "A plant poison that is suspected of being carcinogenic, should simply no longer be used," said Rendi-Wagner, the leader...
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  • July 5, 2019
    Australia expects bumper avocado crop, plans export growth
    Based on the industry’s latest quarterly forecasting, the nation is set to produce 95,000 metric tons (MT) for the...
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  • July 5, 2019
    Colombia denies outbreak of TR4 in the country
    The ICA said the rumors have likely arisen from confusion regarding the prevention campaigns Colombia carries out against the...
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  • July 4, 2019
    India: Sahyadri Farmer Producer Company leads table grape exports
    In addition to its export success, Sahyadri has also obtained exclusive production and marketing rights for India for ARRA...
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  • July 4, 2019
    Japanese apple saplings reportedly sold illegally in China
    The variety - Chiyuki - was registered in China four years ago, yet its saplings are reportedly being sold...
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  • July 4, 2019
    Ecuadorian bananas lose edge in EU markets, see decreased...
    The cut in export volumes responds to a "reduction in purchases from important markets such as the European Union...
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  • July 3, 2019
    PMA hires Rubén Ramírez as general manager in Mexico
    PRESS RELEASE Newark, Del. – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced the hiring of Rubén Ramírez as PMA...
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  • July 3, 2019
    New strawberry-picking robot regarded as ‘revolution’ for harvesters
    The robot, called Rubion, can pick a bruise-free strawberry every five seconds and can deliver between 180 and 360...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Pink Lady apples “maintained good performance” in difficult EU...
    However, the minor decline - attributed to harsh weather conditions during harvest time - didn’t stop the Pink Lady...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Shipping companies drop British flag to avoid Brexit risks
    With Britain set to depart from the EU on Oct. 31, there are growing worries among business leaders that...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Argentine apple and pear exports suffer 15% price cut
    An oversupply in the Northern Hemisphere and a 10-day closure of Argentina's border with Brazil negatively affected the apple...
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  • July 3, 2019
    Chile: SAG launches phone app to identify ag pests
    The app will allow users to send a photo, video or audio of a pest that is affecting crops,...
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  • July 2, 2019
    Pakistan forecasts “substantial decline” in mango production
    The Mango Growers Cooperative Society's president said that there was an urgent need for research and policy-making to deal...
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  • July 2, 2019
    U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican papaya
    The CDC is warning consumers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island not to eat...
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  • July 2, 2019
    The impact of digital marketing in the avocado industry
    Companies in the agricultural sector must make an effort to adapt to today's digitalized environment and the needs of...
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  • July 2, 2019
    Blackberries In Charts: California leads impressive category growth
    California has seen blackberry growth at a very strategic time, and can take advantage of a natural gap in...
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  • July 1, 2019
    Costa Rica: Protests block shipping port, lead to US$12m...
    The protestors, who are objecting a new value-added tax as well as Education Ministry policies, have caused traffic jams...
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  • July 1, 2019
    Trump and Xi offer concessions in trade talks but...
    Although analysts cheered a resumption of trade talks, it's still unclear whether the two sides will be able to...
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  • July 1, 2019
    Europe’s heatwave intensifies with dangerous temperature spikes
    Fortunately, as quick as the heat surges back to the north, a storm is expected to sweep welcome cooler...
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  • June 28, 2019
    Successful International Blueberry Summit “raised the bar”, says IBO...
    Nearly 400 attendees joined the exciting event to gain insight about the blueberry industry's challenges and opportunities from its...
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  • June 28, 2019
    Dutch produce industry officials tout prioritizing fairer pricing and...
    Circular agriculture will ensure Dutch growers use as little energy as possible and create a lasting legacy of care...
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  • June 28, 2019
    AUS: Govt to penalize welfare recipients who turn down...
    If the crackdown on welfare recipients isn't effective, Australia's Prime Minster says he will change working holiday and migration...
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  • June 28, 2019
    Mexico to complete berry campaign with high export volumes
    Blueberries were a particular standout; the country is still sending small shipments abroad but expects its export volume to...
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  • June 28, 2019
    Brazil starts orange season, forecasts 36% rise in volumes
    Regarding the rise in Brazil's season's volumes, Fundecitrus said it responds to a greater flowering, explaining that this would...
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  • June 27, 2019
    New study finds managed honeybees spread deadly viruses to...
    These findings have implications for where commercial beehives should be located to decrease the risks to wild pollinators, the...
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  • June 27, 2019
    Egypt gains access to New Zealand orange market
    The nations' ministers also signed a cooperative document to implement a two-year work program, which aims to tackle a...
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  • June 27, 2019
    Chilean cherry report analyzes 2018/19 campaign, delivers keys for...
    The campaign's behavior, the evolution of prices, and its performance in export markets are discussed in detail in the...
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  • June 26, 2019
    FareShare: Combating food waste at retail is a beneficial...
    Tesco and other supermarkets have set the bar high with their charitable donations that help feed nearly one million...
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  • June 26, 2019
    Walmart now accepts SNAP food assistance for online grocery...
    To best meet the needs of its low-income customers, Walmart is accepting SNAP benefits for online grocery orders at...
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  • June 26, 2019
    U.S. says it will refuse conditions on tariff use...
    The two sides could agree not to impose new tariffs as a goodwill gesture, but the U.S. is not...
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  • June 25, 2019
    Novel watermelon rootstock proves resistant to disease and pests
    The innovative variety is a rootstock watermelon called Carolina Strongback, which is resilient against both Fusarium wilt and the...
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  • June 25, 2019
    Swedish supermarket ICA creates buzz year-round with new fruit...
    The cutting-edge retailer has turned produce into a destination department by pitching healthy foods during holidays such as Halloween...
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  • June 25, 2019
    India’s death toll grows amid outbreak of ‘brain fever’...
    More than 150 children have died in eastern India from a “brain fever” believed to be linked to a...
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  • June 25, 2019
    Russia extends EU food import ban until end of...
    The European Commission says it has taken a range of emergency measures to help producers address market pressure, stabilize...
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  • June 25, 2019
    U.S.: Michigan expects higher blueberry volumes, “difficult” market conditions
    To make up for "lost markets", Michigan growers are focusing on new "winter-hardy and higher yielding" categories, says the...
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  • June 25, 2019
    Strawberries in Charts: Lower production brings prices back to...
    Last year's massive strawberry volume might have served as a good marketing tool, allowing for the high prices that...
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  • June 24, 2019
    China imports record banana volume
    As China's domestic banana crops suffer from Panama Disease, the nation is becoming more reliant on supplies from Southeast...
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  • June 24, 2019
    Bayer and AlphaBio Control join forces to distribute new...
    The pesticide, called Flipper, is safe for users, selective for crops and pollinators, and is already registered in many...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Fresh Del Monte Produce short interest up 31% from...
    As of May 31st, Fresh Del Monte Produce's short interest totaled 781,500 shares, compared with the April 30th total...
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  • June 21, 2019
    NY seafood distributor M. Slavin sold to online delivery...
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  • June 21, 2019
    How Amazon sparked change in grocery industry
    Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods two years ago motivated some of the largest grocers to amp up their online...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Podcast: Is the sustainable seafood movement over?
    Get plugged in to the top headlines in seafood news with this week's IntraFish podcast.All copyrights for this article...
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  • June 21, 2019
    China Fishery trustee's latest plan to get cash: selling...
    As the company struggles to sell its Peruvian fishing assets, its forced to turn over every stone in the...
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  • June 21, 2019
    U.K. trade: Key dates, including Brexit, looming to maintain...
    At London Produce Show seminar, experts remind industry leaders to be wary of timelines on regulations for new pests,...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Potentially record heatwave to strike continental Europe
    Temperatures in cities from Spain to Germany are expected to exceed 32°C and climb to more than 38°C or...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Spot prices for Norwegian salmon softening
    Experts are 'in the air' about the price drop.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • June 21, 2019
    Norway aims to halve fishing, aquaculture emissions by 2030
    Fishing and shipping are two of the small country's largest industries.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Peru puts hold on anchovy fishing
    The country has reached 78% of its first season quota.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Scottish Sea Farms scores Marks & Spencer innovation award
    The two have partnered for some time.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • June 21, 2019
    HSBC backs Scottish shrimp supplier to drive exports
    After 60 years in business, the company has received backing to grow its export markets.All copyrights for this article...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Scottish Salmon Company CEO nabs leadership award
    CEO Craig Anderson recognized for efforts to grow revenues, earnings.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • June 21, 2019
    VIDEO: See the moment this Norwegian processing plant is...
    Geologists are still assessing damages.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • June 21, 2019
    Dutch seafood processor acquires new facility for logistics expansion
    The renovations will be complete by Nov. 2019.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • June 21, 2019
    Argentina’s citrus crop still “paralyzed”, light export volumes forecasted
    "Surely there will be smaller volumes because much of the crop can no longer be recovered. The fruit biologically...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Ag industry discusses keys to adapting to climate change
    A significant consideration for adapting to climate change is how to use water and technologies most effectively to allow...
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  • June 21, 2019
    Distributor nabs Whole Foods supply contract in wake of...
    Whole Foods is closing its Massachusetts processing facility, but has found a nearby supplier to meet its needs.All copyrights...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Nova Austral to relocate farms out of Patagonia national...
    Chilean group will spend upwards of $80 million on the project.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Court rules Australian group can continue fight for 'Trident'...
    A court ruled the Australian company can appeal a decision from last year that held up Seattle-based Trident Seafoods'...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Seafood NGOs have a lovely view from their ivory...
    Last week's gathering of NGOs, industry and government in Thailand revealed a disquieting disconnect in the real battle for...
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  • June 20, 2019
    US downgrades Vietnam in latest labor-abuse report
    One of the largest exporters of seafood to the country takes a reputational hit in the annual US State...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Florida, Louisiana shrimp landings plummet
    Louisiana and Florida suffer dramatic falls in harvests, while Texas and Alabama reported record volumes in May,All copyrights for...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Economists name and shame EU fisheries ministers for exceeding...
    An economic body points fingers.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • June 20, 2019
    Colombia: Citrus crops ravaged by yellow dragon
    According to Mayor Félix Fontalvo, the disease has cost two municipalities' citrus harvesters about US$36 million a day in...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Country-of-origin menu label now required for shrimp, crawfish sold...
    Governor signs bill designed to limit imports of the two species.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Seafood industry stalwart Bert Bachmann to retire
    Bachmann led the Camanchaca US office as president before switching to his current role two years ago.All copyrights for...
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  • June 20, 2019
    Mexico becomes first nation to ratify trade deal with...
    We trust our partners will pass the deal soon in the interest of a strong North America with clear...
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  • June 20, 2019
    U.S. apple industry suffers hard blow with India’s tariffs
    The tariffs will definitely impact the U.S.'s overall apple export volume, with shipments likely falling by almost 80%, said...
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  • June 19, 2019
    Q&A: Reynolds executive development chef provides insights on plant-based...
    Diane Camp discusses the opportunities for distributors to convey menu ideas to their customers during the London Produce Show's...
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  • June 19, 2019
    Peru’s blueberry export volume to increase 60% over last...
    Peru’s blueberry exports are set to reach a value of US$830 million in 2019, a 51% increase from its...
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  • June 19, 2019
    EU’s citrus production set to rise 8% over last...
    The increase is due to an expected rebound in Spanish production, the EU’s main citrus producer, which saw favorable...
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  • June 19, 2019
    Opinion: Produce and politics
    When politics in produce goes beyond policy regarding food production and consumption, it's up to the industry to point...
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  • June 19, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 24, 2019
    The price of table grapes rose in Asia this week due to lower supplies from Chile and Australia. Meanwhile,...
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  • June 18, 2019
    Wealmoor launches plant-based snack range, targets growth for understated...
    The move forms part of Wealmoor’s intention to gain independent recognition for its brands and the high quality, responsibly-sourced...
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  • June 18, 2019
    U.S., China revive trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi G20...
    "I agree that the economic and trade teams of the two countries will maintain communication on how to resolve...
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  • June 18, 2019
    Three challenges for the Colombian avocado sector
    Colombia is one of the most attractive supplies of Hass avocado in the world due to its almost year-round...
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  • June 18, 2019
    Fall Creek founder’s insights into “changing” blueberry industry
    The blueberry industry pioneer delved into valuable topics including horticultural practices, methods to extend shelf life, and the need...
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  • June 18, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Finding opportunities in the gaps
    The spikes in blueberry prices correlate to the valleys of production and vice-a-versa, creating a dynamic where the shoulders...
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  • June 17, 2019
    CPMA commends federal government food policy for Canada commitment
    "CPMA looks forward to continuing in the development and implementation of this policy in order to improve the health...
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  • June 17, 2019
    Q&A: Hana Group’s Danciger talks foodservice trends and technological...
    He says "planning ahead and the skills necessary to bring that technology to fruition are key to success along...
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  • June 17, 2019
    Colombia sends first blueberry export of the year to...
    "This export program, which already started with this shipment of 600 kilos, will continue in a continuous program that...
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  • June 14, 2019
    Another round of heat coming to western U.S.
    The heat wave that engulfed most of the western U.S. growing areas bringing much above normal temperatures the last...
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  • June 14, 2019
    Spanish police find cocaine haul in Costa Rican banana...
    According to local media, a gang used the name of an importer of Costa Rican fruits to smuggle in...
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  • June 14, 2019
    USDA recommended to approve $1.8m in grants for Idaho’s...
    A total of 10 universities, commissions, associations, and committees have put forward various projects for consideration, ranging from effective...
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  • June 14, 2019
    NextGen Fruit Group launches at The London Produce Show...
    NextGen's chairman says the company aims to expand globally: “in two years’ time, this group will be very powerful,...
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  • June 14, 2019
    Global Grape Summit wrap-up part four: Retailing in China...
    This fourth and final part will feature two sessions both looking at different aspects of selling grapes in two...
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  • June 14, 2019
    Chinese market suffers payment delays, diminishing growth
    Besides China, there has been a slowdown in the world economy, as well as international trade, says insurance company...
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  • June 13, 2019
    India: Almost 50 children killed by brain disease linked...
    Over the past three weeks, 47 children in India have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which involves brain...
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  • June 13, 2019
    China: apple prices soar, concerning Beijing
    The jump in apple prices has affected sales: between April and early June, apple sales on one delivery site...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Exhibitors make headlines at London Produce Show with innovative...
    There were more than 100 exhibitors at The London Produce Show, some promoting new marketing plans, produce lines, or...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Berry People transitions to Pacific Northwest blueberry supplies and...
    Berry People, a year-round, full-line supplier of organic and conventional branded berries and avocados, is transitioning its blueberry supply...
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  • June 13, 2019
    The Biocontrol Report: Economic decision-making in Integrated Pest Management
    In order to fine-tune a quality Integrated Pest Management plan to meet the specific agro-economic needs of individual farms,...
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  • June 13, 2019
    Global Grape Summit wrap-up part three: What is needed...
    This third part will feature two future-focused sessions - one on how to win with new varieties through optimum...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Fall Creek opens blueberry nursery in South Africa, welcomes...
    Burgert Van Dyk has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., as regional director for South Africa. In his...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Driscoll’s introduces two “high-flavor” berries for summer
    The company says this limited-edition collection of berries is the first in a series of the company's offerings, created...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Global Grape Summit wrap-up part two: Consumer response to...
    This second part of the Global Grape Summit wrap-up will feature a session on the consumer response to new...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Generating added value in the avocado industry
    With avocado production having risen significantly over recent years, the industrialization and transformation of the fruit have become an...
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  • June 12, 2019
    After Trump drops tariff threat against Mexico, U.S. produce...
    Urging congress to ratify the USMCA, Western Growers said "Like NAFTA before it, the USMCA maintains zero-tariff treatment for...
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  • June 12, 2019
    Argentina to send increased blueberry volumes in second export...
    Committee of Argentine Blueberries said it hopes to increase market opportunities in the Asian nation until China represents 20...
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  • June 11, 2019
    U.S.: Feeding America and Collaborative for Fresh Produce team...
    With Feeding America's investment, the Collaborative for Fresh Produce says it will partner with commercial farmers and food banks...
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  • June 11, 2019
    Global Grape Summit wrap-up part one: International panorama and...
    Part one of our Global Grape Summit coverage features presentations from Manuel José Alcaíno, President, Decofrut (Chile) and Alejandro...
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  • June 11, 2019