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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
    Mexican tomato exports to U.S. fall due to 17.5%...
    AMHPAC explains a guarantee is now required from exporters - if it does not cover the entire exported volume,...
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  • June 11, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: Will lower volumes from Peru fuel...
    Peru is expecting decreased production, a more spread out commercial window, and ever-increasing diversification of the nation's customers- thus,...
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  • June 10, 2019
    Limoneira Company sees drop in revenue, rise in expenses...
    "Even though fiscal 2019 expected results have been temporarily affected by the weather, we are well positioned for solid...
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  • June 10, 2019
    U.S.: California port’s ag exports rise despite tariffs
    Farm good shipments in 2019's first four months increased 12% over last year, with ag exports to China up...
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  • June 10, 2019
    The Philippines overwhelmed by millions-strong mango surplus after El...
    The Philippines' agriculture department has launched a new marketing campaign for locals and also aims to increase exports in...
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  • June 10, 2019
    Wonderful launches seedless lemon brand
    The U.S.'s largest citrus company and owner of the Halos mandarin brand says its "game-changing" Wonderful Seedless Lemons brand...
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  • June 10, 2019
    NA: Heatwave, thunderstorms to affect grape, berry, cherry, tomato...
    While the southeast of the U.S. will see a heat wave this weekend, cold temperatures are forecasted for the...
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  • June 10, 2019
    Colombia’s blueberry industry “developing quite well”, says association
    The country currently has 450 hectares planted and hopes to expand with an additional 1,500 hectares in the next...
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  • June 9, 2019
    Trump calls off tariffs on Mexico, says it will...
    U.S. President Donald Trump has called off the threat to implement tariffs on all Mexico imports just three days...
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  • June 7, 2019
    ‘Cooperation, communication and education’ keys to unlocking fresh produce...
    Nine panelists hailing from four continents discussed this topic and more, including trade tariffs and raising consumption and consumer...
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  • June 7, 2019
    Sinclair launches compostable labels for fresh produce
    Beyond this achievement, Sinclair says it plans to continue to invest in reducing its environmental impact and achieving its...
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  • June 7, 2019
    AgroFresh and Zest Labs partner on sales solutions for...
    AgroFresh says the collaboration will improve both corporations' operations, increase visibility into produce shelf life and reduce food waste. The...
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  • June 7, 2019
    U.S. blueberry industry could see dynamic processed market, “interesting”...
    Providing a summer U.S. blueberry crop update, Cort Brazelton said there could be a supply gap toward the end...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Record international attendees convene at London Produce Show and...
    The largest gathering of global fresh produce professionals on UK soil is enjoying three days of meeting, learning and...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Calavo delivers ‘all-time record performance’ in Q2
    Calavo also said that it posted higher revenues, gross profit, operating income and adjusted net income in the initial...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Leading fruit breeders form alliance to fight rising IP...
    Four of the world’s top fruit breeders are joining forces to stop ongoing attempts to appropriate proprietary plant material...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Q&A with Honeybear Brands CEO: ‘We’re probably experiencing our...
    We caught up with Don Roper, CEO of the U.S.-based apple developer, supplier and grower, to hear this year's...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Inaugural Global Grape Summit draws large international crowd
    The first-ever edition of the Global Grape Summit which took place in the U.K. capital on Wednesday was a...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Monsanto dealt first Australian lawsuit over cancer-linked Roundup
    The Australian lawsuit against Bayer's Monsanto follows several of its court losses in the U.S., which have taken tens...
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  • June 6, 2019
    Ecuador’s banana exports to EU fall in Q1
    Ecuador's law currently guarantees a minimum banana price for producers, which has made its category "much more expensive" than...
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  • June 5, 2019
    T&G ships U.S. blueberries to Vietnam for the first...
    T&G’s Orchard Road brand sent the first pallet of California blueberries – 192 trays – to Ho Chi Minh,...
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  • June 5, 2019
    Mexico to export record-breaking table grape volume by end...
    Initially, Mexico's table grape campaign saw a late start and a light crop, yet volume is expected to more...
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  • June 5, 2019
    Greenyard profits at upper end of guidance following challenging...
    Along with reporting its financial results, Greenyard says it expects its Transformation Plan to result in an increase in...
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  • June 5, 2019
    Q&A with El Ciruelo’s Rupert Maude: A crystal ball...
    Rupert Maude, commercial director of Spain-based fruit company El Ciruelo, is about to take the stage at the inaugural...
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  • June 4, 2019
    U.S.: Mexican avocado prices jump after Trump’s tariff threat
    One gauge of the Hass variety from Michoacan, the heartland of Mexican avocado production, increased 3.7% on Monday -...
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  • June 4, 2019
    California Walnuts included in $16 billion trade assistance package
    PRESS RELEASE On May 23rd, President Trump, flanked by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, announced a $16 billion...
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  • June 4, 2019
    Jupiter awards Sahyadri Farms exclusive ARRA table grape production...
    The development follows February’s announcement on exclusive ARRA production and marketing rights being awarded to the Jupiter Group by...
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  • June 4, 2019
    Hazel Tech welcomes industry veteran, announces 40% claim reduction...
    PRESS RELEASE Fresno, CA — Hazel Technologies Inc., a company developing new USDA-funded post-harvest technologies to extend the quality...
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  • June 4, 2019
    London gears up for Global Grape Summit tomorrow
    The final preparations are currently underway for the first-ever Global Grape Summit, which will take place tomorrow in conjunction...
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  • June 4, 2019
    Oranges in Charts: Florida’s volumes fall while Chile’s rise
    In this week’s ‘In Charts’ installment, Cristian Crespo of data visualization tool Agronometrics illustrates how the U.S. market is...
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  • June 4, 2019
    CRISPR-Cas technology precisely improves plants
    The CRISPR system is more exact than the typical selective breeding method, and can be used to make adjustments...
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  • June 3, 2019
    Greenyard sells Hungarian facility
    Belgium-based multinational has announced that it has completed the sale of Greenyard Frozen Hungary to Roger & Roger The post...
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  • June 3, 2019
    IFCO acquisition by Triton and ADIA has been finalized
    The move makes IFCO a fully independent company, which will help it to expand its customer base and act...
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  • June 3, 2019
    Dole trucks attacked in Honduras as protests build
    Some 30 Dole trucks were burned and looted as part of the escalating protests against U.S.-allied Honduran President Juan...
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  • June 3, 2019
    LPS19: Despite challenges, Britain and Holland’s fresh produce relationship...
    Dutch companies eager to maintain robust ties with the UK, no matter what Brexit and the political future bring....
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  • June 3, 2019
    Pioneering South African dragon fruit venture builds momentum
    The first volumes of trademarked varieties marketed under the Amorentia Sweet Dragon Fruit brand were sold on the domestic...
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  • June 2, 2019
    Trump’s tariff threat against Mexico to cost U.S. consumers,...
    The tariff increase could mean U.S. consumers pay an extra US$3 billion for avocados, tomatoes, mangos and other fruits...
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  • May 31, 2019
    Amazon teams up with Japanese supermarket chain to sell...
    Life is the first of the Eastern nation's supermarkets to offer customers a range of fresh produce through Amazon...
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  • May 31, 2019
    BelOrta introduces sustainable packaging for red fruit, new snacking...
    BelOrta says its new cardboard punnets are meant to respond to the plastic-free packaging trend and will later be...
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  • May 31, 2019
    U.S. to hit Mexico with tariffs on all imports
    The 5% tax that would be imposed on June 10 would then “gradually increase” until Mexico stopped the flow...
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  • May 30, 2019
    U.S.: Florida gov’t approves ag hemp program as “lifeline”...
    Senator Rob Bradley says an agricultural hemp program could "make all the difference” in aiding citrus farmers who have...
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  • May 30, 2019
    ‘New NAFTA’ fails local growers, says Florida Farm Bureau
    Farmers critical of the 'new NAFTA' argue that it lacks protection against what they consider unfair competition from Mexico,...
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  • May 30, 2019
    Seedless lemon brand LemonGold launches in South Africa
    The new LemonGold brand, which follows in the footsteps of the globally successful ClemenGold mandarin brand, will launch in...
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  • May 30, 2019
    Limoneira completes Argentine citrus JV and land acquisition
    As part of the agreement, Limoneira has created a subsidiary in Argentina under the name Limoneira Argentina S.A.U. and...
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  • May 30, 2019
    Opinion: Inaugural Global Grape Summit gathers the best and...
    Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit, provides his insights on some of the biggest issues confronting the modern table grape...
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  • May 30, 2019
    Inspirational educational seminar program set for London Produce Show...
    Insightful speakers, including retailers, marketers, suppliers and growers, will seek to initiate industry improvement with regards to fresh produce...
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  • May 30, 2019
    South African avocado export forecast up, EU prices “decent”
    Our volumes have been increasing over the last few years, and this season's 64,000-ton crop will be our second...
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  • May 30, 2019
    Australia: Hort Connections a “one-stop shop” for entire industry
    The upcoming Hort Connections 2019 in Australia looks set to be the biggest and most international edition yet, serving...
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  • May 29, 2019
    Mr Apple joins forces with major Chinese retailer for...
    The company calls China "the ideal place" for the mascot and plans for it to play a role in...
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  • May 29, 2019
    U.S.: Vanguard expecting “beautiful” stonefruit crop
    Vanguard Pride is providing customers with new varieties this season such as the Rich Pride peach, which is a...
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  • May 29, 2019
    EU to tighten mango import regulations
    New rules coming into effect in September to prevent the entry of fruit fly could create problems for Peruvian...
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  • May 29, 2019
    U.S.-based iTradeNetwork bringing supply chain solutions to London Produce...
    One of the reasons we’re attending the London Produce Show is to better assess how technologies that currently serve...
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  • May 29, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: How to control mealybugs in your...
    Mealybugs are a major pest for table grape growers, but some of their oldest enemies can be used to...
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  • May 28, 2019
    U.S.: Charlie’s Produce acquires distributor Better Life Organics
    Charlie's Produce says this acquisition will allow it to offer a broader breadth of products, including an extensive selection...
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  • May 28, 2019
    Asparagus in Charts: Mexico’s prices hit five-year low in...
    Mexico's arrival volumes in the U.S. market in April set a five-year high, pushing prices down significantly for the...
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  • May 28, 2019
    Chilean clementine season sees greater volumes of early varieties
    Despite the forecast volume decline, the clementine season is running slightly ahead of last year, in part thanks to...
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  • May 28, 2019
    London Produce Show: How Fresh4cast is helping the fresh...
    The exhibitor provides solid data solutions to help customers more accurately forecast their harvest and market demand, as well...
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  • May 27, 2019
    AUSVEG welcomes first female ag minister
    Voicing the goal to "grow the value of Australian agriculture to $100 billion", AUSVEG CEO says the new minister...
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  • May 27, 2019
    NZ horticultural export value grows to NZ$5.5B
    New Zealand horticultural exports grew significantly in value last year, with wine, kiwifruit and apples driving the increase to...
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  • May 27, 2019
    U.S.: Florida expects “typical” avocado volume, delayed harvest
    While the previous two seasons suffered the effects of Hurricane Irma, 2019's forecast predicts volume to be comparable to...
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  • May 27, 2019
    Argentine cherry industry set for bright future
    Although Argentina's cherry exports remain low, the country is hoping to follow in the footsteps of its successful neighbor. The...
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  • May 27, 2019
    Peruvian avocados: Greater early-season volumes mark “new trend” for...
    ProHass president Daniel Bustamante said this is due to newer orchards in the north coming online and extending the...
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  • May 26, 2019
    U.S.: Half of California cherry crop devastated by storms,...
    The "silver lining" is that the season was already about two weeks late, meaning some mid- and late-season cherries...
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  • May 24, 2019
    FPAA slams Florida growers for rejecting Mexican tomato proposal...
    The FPAA's Lance Jungmeyer claims Florida's lost market share is largely due to "growers' lack of innovation compared to...
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  • May 24, 2019
    Spain: Start of Valencian summer fruit season “collapses” amid...
    A Spanish farming association in Valencia says that the summer fruit season has got off to a terrible start,...
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  • May 24, 2019
    Chambers organizes ‘unique’ Production Tour for The London Produce...
    The fruit grower-packer-distributor says the tour will be through its berry farm and new high-care prepared fruit facility, The...
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  • May 24, 2019
    Chilean fruit exports to Latin America soar in 2018-19
    Figures from Asoex show that fruit exports since September last year have risen by 10%, with Latin America overtaking...
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  • May 23, 2019
    Sun World licenses importers to market proprietary table grape...
    In total, ten import companies became certified to distribute and market Sun World's full line of proprietary grapes, says...
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  • May 23, 2019
    U.S. announces $16B trade war relief package
    However, Western Growers president & CEO Tom Nassif said in a statement that it is "important to acknowledge that...
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  • May 23, 2019
    Washington cherries from Rainier Fruit – The taste of...
    The prime growing conditions of Washington State create the perfect plump, juicy, and flavor-packed cherries enjoyed around the world...
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  • May 23, 2019
    NZ now forecasting smaller apple crop than 2018 due...
    T&G Global also says that Asia is in a "good demand position" due to the lack of Chinese Fuji...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Zespri operating revenue exceeds NZ$3B for first time
    The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer says the positive results for the 2018 season come on the back of growth...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Chile announces first-ever kiwifruit campaign in NA, boasts “historically...
    The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association’s merchandisers are currently finalizing retail promotional programs both in-store and online, which are set...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Titan Farms prepares for another fruitful peach season
    PRESS RELEASE Ridge Spring, South Carolina – Titan Farms, the premier grower, packer and processor of peaches in the...
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  • May 22, 2019
    FDA inspects Del Monte facility after vegetable trays linked...
    The FDA says this outbreak, which has so far been linked to four cases in Wisconsin and Minnesota, is...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Del Rey sees amazing opportunity in Peru
    PRESS RELEASE Fallbrook, CA – It has been almost 11 years now since Del Rey Avocado made both a...
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  • May 22, 2019
    One month to go until Hort Connections 2019:...
    PRESS RELEASE There is only one month to go before Hort Connections 2019, the biggest event in Australian horticulture,...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Mexico’s apple tariff repeal to boost Washington’s export season...
    "It will be great to end the year on a positive trade note with our largest market, and beginning...
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  • May 22, 2019
    Apples in Charts: Honeycrisp, the queen of the U.S....
    Average prices of Honeycrisp apples have been far higher than the rest of the pack, as can be seen...
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  • May 21, 2019
    Demand for ‘imperfect’ produce prompts Oddbox to seek additional...
    The London-based social enterprise says more and more UK consumers are looking to buy misshapen and surplus produce to...
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  • May 20, 2019
    U.S.: Record-breaking organic sales rise over $50b in 2018
    According to the Organic Trade Association, changing social perspectives have contributed to this increase - Millennials are pushing for...
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  • May 20, 2019
    U.S.: California Giant predicts “milestone” volumes for fresh blueberries
    With the rise in category volume and consumer demand, the company says it will start to provide a promotable...
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  • May 20, 2019
    Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples
    The Mexican government announced the move on Monday morning, in what will be a major boost to the U.S....
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  • May 20, 2019
    The calm before the storm: Undersupplied U.S. table grape...
    "We are preparing to handle one of the most concentrated harvests ever. For both sales and operations, we’ll be...
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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: First storm hits California, more heavy rain due...
    While Sacramento and Stockton suffered 1.5" and 1" of rain, it has not yet been confirmed whether the atypical...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio
    PRESS RELEASE Hamburg, Germany – The trade between Europe and Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast has...
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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: Lidl to expand with 25 new East Coast...
    With the expansion, Lidl says it expects to sell its products in more than 100 stores and to create...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Shoppers will pay the price as U.S.-China trade war...
    Reports say that while Walmart says it aims to maintain its “low-price leadership”, its vendors have already started to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    India closes table grape season with EU exports up...
    Table grape prices in the European market slumped for around six weeks from mid-February through March amid heavy supplies...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Brazil seafood canner puts faith in star power to...
    Canner launches nationwide promotion through social network and messaging application.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Canada's lobster industry steers clear of trade tariff fallout
    Industry looking to protect itself from effects of international trade disputes.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart appoints new director
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  • May 17, 2019
    Norway, Washington state sign innovation deal
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  • May 17, 2019
    Demand for pangasius climbs in Southeast Asia
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  • May 17, 2019
    Scottish Salmon Company hatchery accused of polluting river
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  • May 17, 2019
    Maruha Nichiro sees profits slide in 2018
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  • May 17, 2019
    Trident exec joins Seafood Nutrition Partnership board
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  • May 17, 2019
    Salmones Camanchaca targets higher prices with new market strategy
    Company is now heavily focused on higher-value products for the US and Mexico markets.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Bakkafrost CEO: No plans to recover Russian salmon market
    While exec expects sales of salmon to Russia to increase, he thinks it is unlikely they will return to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    New table grape varieties lifting sales and boosting category...
    Tania Van Der Merwe of Freshmark, the fresh produce procurement arm of leading African food retailer Shoprite, spoke to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 19, 2019
    Red seedless table grape supplies from Chile are still abundant in the U.S. market, with good turnover and stable...
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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: California storms won’t damage avocado crops but could...
    Avocado growing regions are forecasted to miss the brunt of the storms, but the possible rainfall could lead to...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Akva faces 'fierce' competition in aquaculture equipment sector
    Akva remains skeptical about the development of land-based salmon farming.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    LIVE UPDATES: Things are looking up for the Copper...
    Follow along to get the latest news on Alaska's Copper River salmon season this year in one convenient round-up.All...
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  • May 16, 2019
    2019 research study finds watermelon among fastest growing fruits...
    PRESS RELEASE Winter Springs, FL – Watermelon on menus has grown by 54% in the past four years, according...
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  • May 16, 2019
    New Defra data shows growth in UK organic producers...
    PRESS RELEASE Organic farming statistics for 2018 released by Defra today (16 May 2019) show an increase in organic...
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  • May 16, 2019
    ‘World’s first’ automatic mango harvester developed in Australia
    The prototype achieved 75% efficiency in automatically identifying and picking fruit in view during its first field trials at...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Fire destroys Canadian shellfish plant
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  • May 16, 2019
    Nordic Aquafarms punches back at opponents, pushes on with...
    Company brushes off challenges by opposition to its project in reply documents submitted to the Bureau of Land and...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Agricenter S.R.L. named exclusive distributor of STK Botanical Biopesticides...
    PRESS RELEASE Petach Tikvah, Israel – STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli leader in botanical sustainable crop protection, is...
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  • May 16, 2019
    M&S, Waitrose join effort to limit illegal fishing and...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Jupiter Group acquires Cool Fresh International
    Jupiter CEO says the group will have greater opportunities to explore the retail markets across the UK, Europe, Asia...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Norwegian salmon prices slide
    Sellers try to offload fish ahead of Friday's national holidayAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Bristol Seafood CEO: Customers want alternatives to China processed...
    People are looking for alternatives to seafood imports from China, Bristol's CEO said.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Oman authorities localize seabream production
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  • May 16, 2019
    Strong prices offset drop in Scottish landings
    Scottish fishing landings dipped 4 percent in volume during 2018.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Fourth US plaintiff joins class-action suit against Norwegian salmon...
    Beacon Fisheries is the latest US firm to file a lawsuit in ongoing price-fixing case.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 16, 2019
    The global blueberry industry gathering in British Columbia, Canada
    The International Blueberry Organization Summit is hosted by the BC Blueberry Council in Canada and will take place in...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit volumes forecast down 15% this season
    A year-on-year drop of around 5% had been anticipated earlier this year, but Chilean Kiwifruit Committee president Carlos Cruzat...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: Northwest cherry crop set to be area’s “third-largest...
    The five-state Northwest cherry growing region is projected to harvest 24.9 million 20-pound boxes this year, according to recent...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: FPAA pushes for new tomato deal with Mexico,...
    According to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, the Florida Tomato Exchange's demands would effectively block imports of...
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  • May 15, 2019
    California: Citrus greening identified again on Riverside property
    The devastating disease has been identified on the same property in California's Riverside County where it was previously found,...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Lusamerica deploys new supplier-management system
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  • May 15, 2019
    High Liner fears trade war's impact on raw material...
    After a long period of price pressure, executives were hoping for a respite, but the US-China trade war looms.All...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Icelandic catch volume drops 23% in April
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  • May 15, 2019
    UPDATE: Norwegian salmon farms hit by deadly algal bloom
    Mortalities reported by Cermaq-backed Ballangen Sjøfarm, Nordlaks, and other companies in Northern Norway.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Mowi appeals license withdrawal in Ireland
    The company is accused of harvesting double its allowance at the site in 2016.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Prices, cost reductions boost Grieg's Q1
    Grieg Seafood saw growth in earnings in most regions it operates in during the first quarter of this year.All...
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  • May 15, 2019
    GAA exec takes chair at Seafood Nutrition Partnership
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  • May 15, 2019
    Ecuadorian shrimp farmers Omarsa, Santa Priscila sharply increase production...
    The first and second largest companies in the country are running new facilities this year.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: Late season Ruby Frost apple variety gives retailers...
    The variety performs best in terms of flavor months after harvest, right when other varieties are starting to lose...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Colombian avocados are the business
    The World Avocado Congress will this year take place in a country that has seen monumental growth with the...
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  • May 15, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: How to monitor mealybugs in your...
    The nice weather and moderate winter in California make the state particularly attractive to mealybugs. Check out this guide...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Rabobank: China-US trade war to shift reprocessing landscape
    Among the biggest challenges will be finding alternatives to China's vast network of reprocessing operations.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Trump proposes 25% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese...
    The USTR plans to hold a public hearing on June 17 for the proposal.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 14, 2019
    U.S.: Trump says “great patriot farmers” will benefit from...
    His comments come as the U.S. Administration is looking into a larger farmer aid package to try and mitigate...
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  • May 14, 2019
    U.S.: “Major storms” to strike California, threatening cherry and...
    The storms are anticipated to hit the San Joaquin Valley's growing areas on Wednesday night and again on Sunday,...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Ed Treacy to take on leadership for PMA’s sustainability...
    PRESS RELEASE Newark, Del. – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is pleased to announce that PMA Vice President,...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Spain’s largest avocado cooperative expands into Portugal
    The Malaga-based Trops organization will soon start to build facilities in Tavira, where it will pack fruit grown on...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Asia, high-value species lift Clearwater's first quarter earnings
    The company is increasing its presence in Asia with new distribution channels.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • May 14, 2019
    High Liner Q1 earnings up sharply, but falling sales...
    Company expects improvement throughout 2019, although volumes will decline under business turnaround plan.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Nasdaq: Norwegian farmed salmon prices flat in week 19
    Average prices hover under the NOK 60 mark.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • May 14, 2019
    IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum NYC: Who will you meet?
    Seafood's most exclusive event is just days away.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • May 14, 2019
    VIDEO: Here's how Alibaba sold millions in seafood in...
    Alibaba Group's Europe GM talks to IntraFish about Chinese omni-channel retail and seafood's opportunities within it.All copyrights for this...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Can Trident jump start Alaska's aquaculture industry?
    Seattle-based giant has filed lease applications for two kelp-farming sites in Alaska.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Huon Aquaculture drops out of Global Salmon Initiative
    The company did not submit figures on sustainability indicators for GSI's annual report.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 14, 2019
    North Atlantic Seafood Forum names new managing director
    Former Hallvard Lerøy, NSC executive to take over his new role on June 1.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 14, 2019
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  • May 13, 2019
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  • May 13, 2019
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    Spain’s El Ciruelo acquires leading Brazilian table grape producer
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  • May 13, 2019
    China retaliates against U.S. with higher tariffs
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  • May 13, 2019
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  • May 10, 2019
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  • May 10, 2019
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  • May 10, 2019
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  • May 10, 2019
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  • May 9, 2019
    Australia: Fruit flies evolving to resist common insecticides
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    Thanks to favorable growing conditions, Global Fruit says cell division has been "wonderful" and expects pick dates to begin...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Golden Bay Fruit creates “One of a Kind” show...
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  • May 9, 2019
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  • May 9, 2019
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  • May 9, 2019
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  • May 9, 2019
    LPS ’19: Anacail offers retailers more time to sell...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Peruvian table grape industry growth to be analyzed at...
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  • May 8, 2019
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  • May 8, 2019
    NZ: ‘Catapaulting’ avocado prices affect local business
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    NZ: ‘Catapulting’ avocado prices affect local business
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  • May 8, 2019
    AgTech company’s root heating system ‘significantly’ increases tomato yields...
    Employing the Israeli company's patented Root Zone Temperature Optimisation (RZTO) heating system led to a 19%-greater category yield as...
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  • May 8, 2019
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  • May 7, 2019
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  • May 7, 2019
    Indian grocery startup BigBasket raises US$150M in lastest funding...
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  • May 7, 2019
    U.S. imposing 17.5% tariff on Mexican tomato imports
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  • May 7, 2019
    China: Unique formats being used to appeal to ‘sophisticated’...
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  • May 7, 2019
    Copefrut launches brand refresh to continue contributing to quality...
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  • May 7, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Mexico sends record volumes to U.S....
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  • May 6, 2019
    USDA launches Organic Integrity Learning Center
    PRESS RELEASE The National Organic Program has launched the new Organic Integrity Learning Center, providing free 24/7 online training...
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  • May 6, 2019
    U.S.: Vanguard expects new grape varieties next season following...
    The company has continued to invest in its Ica packhouse, including moving from single to multiple shifts for the...
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  • May 6, 2019
    U.S.: Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods...
    However, a Chinese delegation is still reportedly planning to visit Washington this week to continue trade talks. The post U.S.:...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Sun World sells its farming operations
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  • May 6, 2019
    EU: Red seedless supplies low following “complicated” period in...
    For the past year, most table grape-producing nations have had typical or larger-than-normal crops, leading to a surplus of...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Argentine lemon export season delayed significantly
    "We should already be in the middle of our exports to Russia and the U.S. and we're only just...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against food waste...
    Apeel's plant-derived food waste prevention technology will be used in the UK and the EU to ‘double the shelf-life’...
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  • May 3, 2019
    Origine Group and VariCom sign license deal for FRED...
    PRESS RELEASE FRED® is the commercial name of pear variety “CH 201” bred after 18 years of work by...
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  • May 3, 2019
    U.S.: HLB Specialties gears up for rambutan season
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  • May 3, 2019
    Fifth of top global grocers will use blockchain by...
    "Blockchain can help deliver confidence to grocer’s customers, and build and retain trust and loyalty,” said Joanne Joliet, senior...
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  • May 3, 2019
    Port of Rotterdam launches ‘Food Hub’ amid growing agrofood...
    The major hub is expanding its position as Western Europe's biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery sector...
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  • May 3, 2019
    U.S. avocado market remains strong following price spike, but...
    According to Del Rey Avocado Co.'s vice president, the market will likely see a gradual "price correction" over the...
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  • May 3, 2019
    London Produce Show: Foodservice Forum announces all-star speaker program
    The one-day seminar, which will be moderated by Hana Group managing director Jason Danciger, will chart the transformation of...
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  • May 2, 2019
    Chinese man fails breathalyzer test after eating durian fruit
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  • May 2, 2019
    Felix Instruments launches “major upgrade” to avocado quality meter
    "Ultimately, our goal is to completely change the landscape of maturity measurement for the entire industry," says Scott Trimble,...
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  • May 2, 2019
    Experts analyze biggest challenges facing Chile at Global Cherry...
    With numerous high density orchards being planted in the world's top cherry-exporting country, volumes are set to soar to...
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  • May 2, 2019
    ‘What does it take to win with new grape...
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  • April 30, 2019
    U.K.: Greenyard Frozen and Tesco announce new partnership
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  • April 30, 2019
    USDA seeks comments on proposed Chinese citrus imports
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  • April 30, 2019
    Fresh Del Monte: Lower banana profits contribute to dip...
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  • April 30, 2019
    Bananas in Charts: U.S. market supplies hit five-year low
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  • April 29, 2019
    Coastline Family Farms and Madison Ranches form new dry...
    PRESS RELEASE SALINAS, CA – Coastline Family Farms a western vegetable Grower/Shipper with locations in Salinas CA, Yuma AZ...
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  • April 29, 2019
    U.S.: FDA approves GM Arctic Fuji apple
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  • April 29, 2019
    Amazon highlights developments with produce, grocery business in Q1...
    The e-commerce giant is offering price cuts on fresh produce at its Whole Foods Market, expanding its Prime Now...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Wawona begins promotable stone fruit volumes
    PRESS RELEASE Cutler, CA — Wawona Packing Company, a leading grower and shipper of organic and conventional tree fruit,...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Hazel Technologies launches new USDA-funded product Hazel Cherry
    PRESS RELEASE Chicago, U.S. — Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce,...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Chile forecasts slight dip in citrus exports for 2019
    The decrease is the result of lower forecasts for clementines and oranges, with mandarins and lemons expected to be...
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  • April 29, 2019
    OZblu announces exclusive global deal with renowned blueberry expert
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  • April 29, 2019
    U.S.: California Strawberry Commission promotes new harvesting technology, reports...
    With the struggle of finding an adequate labor force, the California Strawberry Commission aids advances in automated harvesters as...
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  • April 29, 2019
    LPS ’19: Brazil aspires to become one of the...
    The country’s fruit producer-exporter organisation Abrafrutas sees specific opportunities for avocados, papayas, mangos and limes. The post LPS ’19: Brazil...
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  • April 26, 2019
    NZ govt reinstates produce restrictions after another fruit fly...
    While restrictions on the movement of produce have been put back in place as a precaution, Biosecurity New Zealand...
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  • April 26, 2019
    U.S.: PMA, United Fresh welcome stricter ag water standards...
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  • April 26, 2019
    Walmart “disappointed” by U.K.’s blocked Asda-Sainsbury’s merger
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  • April 26, 2019
    U.S. sweet potatoes target greater U.K. consumption via health...
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  • April 26, 2019
    Global Cherry Summit’s second edition wows attendees
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  • April 26, 2019
    Chinese market apple shortage leads to highest prices in...
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  • April 25, 2019
    Dalian Yidu chief wins visionary award at Global Cherry...
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  • April 24, 2019
    U.S.: California’s almond acreage on the rise
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  • April 24, 2019
    U.S.: Amazon, Walmart to pilot online grocery purchases with...
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  • April 24, 2019
    California Avocado Commission strikes while the iron is hot
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  • April 24, 2019
    Chile scores access to Chinese pear market
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  • April 24, 2019
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  • April 24, 2019
    Court affirms Del Monte’s US$29M arbitration win against Costa...
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  • April 24, 2019
    Chile reports better cherry prices in China despite high-volume...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Belgium: Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour agree to strengthen partnership
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  • April 23, 2019
    USDA launches countrywide youth contest to reduce food waste
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  • April 23, 2019
    Amazon boosts ties with French food retailer Casino
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  • April 23, 2019
    U.S.: Tomato prices could nearly double in case of...
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  • April 23, 2019
    U.S.: California’s blueberry crop to be “significantly larger” than...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Kiwifruit in Charts: With stocks at five-year high, how...
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  • April 23, 2019
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  • April 22, 2019
    U.S.: Mission Produce sharpens brand and unveils new identity
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  • April 22, 2019
    U.S.: Arizona raises concerns over termination of tomato trade...
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  • April 22, 2019
    Capespan North America approaching citrus transition with “moderate optimism”
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  • April 22, 2019
    Mexican avocado exports to U.S. surge 25% in Cinco...
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  • April 22, 2019
    Argentina: Table grape exports from key region ‘lowest in...
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  • April 18, 2019
    Mexico: Berry association says industry not affected by U.S....
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  • April 18, 2019
    Jazz apples off to Japan to Jazz up Golden...
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  • April 18, 2019
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  • April 18, 2019
    Japan: Pair of premium mangoes sell for record US$4,500
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  • April 18, 2019
    Canada: BC Tree Fruits’ new CEO outlines plans to...
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  • April 17, 2019
    U.S.: Dole inks deal for executive office in uptown...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Australian table grape association to hold field days in...
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  • April 17, 2019
    South African stone fruit industry to enhance presence in...
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  • April 17, 2019
    South Africa: Citrus volumes could end up lighter than...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Mexican berry growers’ sales dip amid U.S. border delays
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  • April 17, 2019
    Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this year
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  • April 17, 2019
    Del Monte loses in Kenyan land lease suit
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  • April 16, 2019
    NZKGI hails success of labor shortage declaration as harvests...
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  • April 16, 2019
    Retailers encouraged to “get with the program” as Zespri’s...
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  • April 16, 2019
    EU to consider activating South African citrus safeguard clause...
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  • April 16, 2019
    Clementines in Charts: It’s almost ClemenTime for Chile
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  • April 15, 2019
    BayWa, RWA announce robotics challenge to promote innovative agriculture...
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  • April 15, 2019
    U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sickens 93...
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  • April 15, 2019
    DMA Solutions brings Aggies For Fresh students to Viva...
    PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, TX – For the fifth year, DMA Solutions is proud to send top performing students from...
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  • April 15, 2019
    Global Grape Summit announces stellar lineup of panelists and...
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  • April 15, 2019
    LPS ’19 preview: Italy’s Alegra aims to cement UK...
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  • April 15, 2019
    U.S.: ‘Apples are often on the tariff carousel’, says...
    The threat by the U.S.'s northern neighbor means that four of the six top apple export markets of Washington...
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  • April 14, 2019
    Taylor Farms buys organic brand Earthbound Farm from Danone
    While Danone is expanding in the plant-based and organic food market, it has called Earthbound Farm, the U.S.'s largest...
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  • April 12, 2019
    U.S.: Albertsons to pilot blockchain traceability for romaine lettuce
    The supermarket china is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network and will begin piloting the technology to improve...
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  • April 12, 2019
    NZ: Auckland lifts fruit fly controls after no further...
    A month has passed since a fly was last found on the north shore, and two months since the...
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  • April 12, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 14, 2019
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  • April 12, 2019
    The Greenery reports disappointing year for net profit, announces...
    The Dutch fruit and vegetable company suffered marked losses due to poor weather conditions and increased market competition, but...
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  • April 12, 2019
    Greenyard in “full swing” to implement recovery plan
    The multinational's banks have given their support to the plan aimed at recovering after what was a very challenging...
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  • April 12, 2019
    French court finds Bayer’s Monsanto liable for farmer’s sickness
    The court ruled that the company was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its...
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  • April 11, 2019
    NZ suspends U.S. citrus imports after pest detection
    Technical experts are assessing the find and any measures that might need to be taken as the pest species...
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  • April 11, 2019
    LPS ’19 preview: South Africa anticipates challenging apple and...
    The country’s topfruit marketing window and prices look set to come under pressure, but trade body Hortgro says fruit...
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  • April 11, 2019
    Perishable Pundit: The words that can’t be spoken
    Jim Prevor asks: "Who is buying product not in compliance with leafy greens metrics and where are the industry...
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  • April 11, 2019
    Costa Rica expects lower pineapple, banana exports in 2019
    Banana and pineapple exports are anticipated to be down by 20% and 10% year-on-year, partly as the result of...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.S.: California Avocado Commission sets extensive marketing campaign in...
    The Commission initiates its highly targeted advertising campaign in California, with hopes to make a favorable impression on "premium...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.S.: California Avocado Commission sets extensive marketing campaign in...
    The Commission initiates its highly targeted advertising campaign in California, with hopes to make a favorable impression on "premium...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco adds plant-based meals to its meat aisles
    The company's sustainable move reflects a greater trend in the UK: a growing number of vegan, vegetarian, or 'flexitarian'...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco adds plant-based meals to its meat aisles
    The company's sustainable move reflects a greater trend in the UK: a growing number of vegan, vegetarian, or 'flexitarian'...
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  • April 10, 2019
    Peru gears up for first mandarin exports to Japan
    Nakahara Shigehito of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) visited mandarin orchards and packhouses between April 1-5, as part...
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  • April 10, 2019
    Optimizing sorting tech would grant produce industry a “quick...
    The company says optimizing this technology could reap huge benefits for those in the produce industry, including decreased food...
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  • April 10, 2019
    USDA: 2018-19 citrus forecast drops in April, but remains...
    Decreased projected production rates for various citrus fruits in Florida are largely to blame for April's slightly less hopeful...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Wonderful Pistachios launches inaugural Plant-Based Nutrition Leadership Symposium
    PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles – Wonderful® Pistachios, America’s fastest-growing snack brand, will host the first Plant-Based Nutrition Leadership Symposium™...
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  • April 9, 2019
    GT USA Wilmington confirms new partnership with Chiquita
    The port operator and terminal's deal with Chiquita Fresh North America will see the continued presence of the company...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Canada considers retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples
    In response to U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, the U.S. could be hit by duties...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Australia ag robotics startup Agerris raises US$4.6M in seed...
    The Australian field robotics startup has launched onto the agtech scene, securing funding to commercialize its automated farm equipment...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Prices enter their jumpy phase
    Agronometrics highlights some of the particularities surrounding blueberries and predicts that prices will rise for a few more days...
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  • April 8, 2019
    NZ: Zespri moves into new headquarters
    The new office will act as a hub for the kiwifruit industry, bringing together New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI)...
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  • April 8, 2019
    U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado programs
    The company's advisors will be visiting citrus and avocado farms in Peru, Argentina and Chile ahead of the 2019...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Total Produce announces board changes
    The Ireland-based multinational has announced numerous board changes, including two retirements and one new appointee who is currently a...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Ag foundation funds groundbreaking indoor farming research
    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has created a public-private partnership to study how to help plants thrive...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Germany: Cocaine worth €25M found in ALDI banana boxes
    The banana cartons with the cocaine packets allegedly arrived by ship from Latin America, but authorities did not specify...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Report: U.S. fresh apple holdings down 12% on last...
    View the full April 2019 Market News report which also includes information of total U.S. apple holdings by variety...
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  • April 6, 2019
    Mexican table grape exports to resume growth trend following...
    The head of the Table Grape Growers Association of Mexico also said that more than half a million boxes...
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  • April 5, 2019
    U.S.: Avocado price spike ‘largely the result of undersupply’,...
    Representatives from various companies along the supply chain in Mexico and the U.S. say the biggest price rise in...
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  • April 5, 2019
    India: Maharashtra table grape exports surge 20% this season,...
    Exports are likely to surpass the previous year’s level as there is a rise in the output of export-quality...
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  • April 5, 2019
    ALDI announces massive cuts to plastic packaging, renewed focus...
    The supermarket giant has pledged to reform its packaging procedures and labeling practices with a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives,...
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  • April 5, 2019
    U.S.: Michigan Apple Committee funds new research projects
    In hopes of improving its industry, the board has approved new 11 research projects to study multiple angles of...
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  • April 5, 2019
    South Africa: Maluma Symposium has ‘become a highlight on...
    An organizer of the variety-specific two-day event says Maluma is now reaching an"inevitable production scale where market resistance is...
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  • April 4, 2019
    NZ: Seasonal labor shortage declared for Bay of Plenty...
    As of today, overseas visitors can apply to vary the conditions of their visitor visa to allow up to...
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  • April 4, 2019
    U.S. citrus production ‘rebounding from previous-year lows’, says USDA...
    The crop is forecast to be up 31% this season, reflecting an expectation for expanded production in all major...
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  • April 4, 2019
    Huge increase in Chilean D’Agen plum exports to China...
    The plum variety has traditionally been sold on the processed market, but exports of fresh fruit to China have...
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  • April 3, 2019
    U.S. labor hearing tackles produce industry challenges
    After “Securing the Future of American Agriculture” hearing, US committee is commended for its solution-oriented stance in ensuring the...
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  • April 3, 2019
    U.S.: Border closure threat sends Mexican Hass avocado prices...
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to close the southern border are proving to be a windfall for Mexican avocado...
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  • April 3, 2019
    Sweeki Green kiwifruit season starts in Chile, holds promise...
    With high hopes for its green kiwifruit brand, the Origine Group consortium plans to sell 2,000MT of Italian fruit...
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  • April 3, 2019
    South Africa: Jupiter Group upgrades practices, facilities for improved...
    The company is minimizing the aggressive de-greening process on Star Ruby Grapefruit and improving its packhouse and equipment for...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.K.: Asda overtakes Sainsbury’s as second-largest supermarket
    The Walmart-owned group managed to increase its market share to 15.4% in the 12 weeks to March 24, according...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Australia: Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding, calls for banana...
    The state government has granted over US$8 million in funding to aid the TR4 Management and Containment Program, but...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Blueberry uptick drives Camposol’s strong performance in 2018
    The Peruvian multinational posted a 20% rise in EBITDA in 2018, thanks largely to an 80% increase in blueberry...
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  • April 2, 2019
    United Fresh: Proposed U.S.-Mexico border shutdown would create “economic...
    It says that because of the large reassignment of CBP officers, importers and exporters should expect to see “a...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.S.: Autumn Glory apples gain ground in February while...
    Superfresh's proprietary apple variety grew more than four-fold in dollar sales and more than five-fold in volume, according to...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: Mexico helps makes America grape again
    Luis Aragón of Agronometrics says that with the U.S. market set to start its seasonal price climb at any...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.S.: California cherry season to arrive later than last...
    The company says the ideal loading time for California cherries will be May 20 - June 20, making Memorial...
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  • April 1, 2019
    U.S.: APHIS publishes Colombian mango import PRA
    If approved, U.S. importers would be able to source from one of Latin America's biggest mango-growing countries. The post U.S.:...
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  • April 1, 2019
    DSV to buy Panalpina for US$4.6B and create freight-forwarding...
    DSV’s combination with Panalpina’s air- and sea-freight operations will create the world’s fourth-largest freight-forwarding company, with only DHL Logistics,...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Rabobank report on what is at stake with the...
    According to the RaboResearch report, Tomato Fight: What Is at Stake?, if parties reach a renewed suspension agreement, specific...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Peru expecting greater table grape window overlap in the...
    The country notched a 40% year-on-year increase in exports this season and in 2018 became the world's third-largest table...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Chile opens for Australian almonds
    Australia, one of the world's top almond exporters, hopes to new access will also help it to further penetrate...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.S.: More rain coming to California
    Despite indications a few days ago that the U.S. state of California might be out of the rain cycle,...
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  • March 29, 2019
    NZ: ‘Serious pest’ affecting avocado trees discovered in Auckland
    The wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle has been detected in four Auckland areas since late February, according to Biosecurity New...
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  • March 29, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 12, 2019
    In Europe in week 12, stonefruit prices fell while table grape prices remained flat and blueberry prices registered an...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco trials removing plastic from fruit and veg
    Customers at two stores will see 45 produce items including varieties of apples, mushrooms, peppers, onions, bananas and avocados...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.S.: Gotham Greens expands into New England with high-tech...
    The greenhouse will create around 60 permanent jobs and is expected to begin operations in early fall 2019, providing...
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  • March 29, 2019
    Chilean blueberries fetched lower prices in 2018-19 amid increasing...
    One exporter noted that it has been a “complicated” season, with prices in line with expectations in Europe and...
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  • March 28, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: Aliens (aka parasitoids) versus predators
    In this instalment, UAV-IQ discusses the benefits of two of the five main categories of "beneficials" used in biological...
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  • March 28, 2019
    Ethical Trading Initiative terminates Fyffes’ membership
    Fyffes’ initial suspension in May 2018 followed formal complaints made over the treatment of workers at its Suragroh farm...
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  • March 27, 2019
    U.S.: Monsanto hit with US$80M verdict in first federal...
    The ruling comes after the jury last week determined that a California man's exposure to the weed killer was...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Australia: Massive hail storm rips through NSW avocado orchard
    The hailstorm is believed to be one of the biggest natural disasters to hit a single avocado orchard in...
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  • March 27, 2019
    NZ: New method doubles Envy apple yields, boosts SunGold...
    The technique developed by Plant & Food Research, which involves optimized canopy management and tree architecture, is also said...
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  • March 27, 2019
    U.S. jury urged to “send message” to Monsanto as...
    Federal jurors are deliberating whether Monsanto's owner Bayer is liable for a California man's cancer, after earlier this month...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Police uncover huge Italian ‘kiwigate’ scandal
    Investigators say they have uncovered a €6 million scam in which huge volumes of Italian kiwifruit were passed off...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: Market jumps US$5 in one week...
    California shipments through last week only added up to 7% of the volume for that same time period in...
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  • March 27, 2019
    One Banana targets U.K. retail expansion with ethical, sustainable...
    The U.S.-based, family-owned firm that was named Grower of the Year in 2018 by Tesco aims to tap into...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Jupiter reaching Asia and America with Greek Kiwi
    PRESS RELEASE New customers for our Greek Kiwi Jupiter Group’s strong supply of Greek Kiwi is continuing to export,...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Equal Exchange banana month: Unconventional
    PRESS RELEASE West Bridgewater, Massachusetts – March is Equal Exchange Banana Month. Every year, Equal Exchange dedicates this month...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Robotic apple harvester used for commercial crop in “world-first”
    New Zealand's largest apple grower-exporter T&G Global achieved the breakthrough following four years of working with U.S.-based technology partner...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Wonderful Company aims for 100% renewable power
    The first step is to make electricity fully renewable for Wonderful's U.S. operations by 2025, before a 100% roll-out...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Mexican berry campaign running well ahead of schedule
    Season volumes through to mid-March ended up being 74% higher than expectations. The post Mexican berry campaign running well ahead...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Peru expecting huge increase in pomegranate exports
    Peru is facing lower prices this season amid rising volumes and increasing competition, but it has recently opened up...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Massive Mexican table grape crop on the cards
    The North American market may receive 34% more table grapes from Mexico this year, with an earlier estimate to...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Australia: Griffith University gives papayas a taste makeover
    At their best papayas can create phenomenal eating experiences, but at their worst the fruit can be quite astringent...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Argentine apple campaign off to a positive start
    A representative of Argentina's apple industry is optimistic for a good season this year, although concerns abound around profit...
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  • March 25, 2019
    Peruvian Police make arrest after spate of avocado thefts...