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  • October 22, 2020
    California expecting larger mandarin crop amid ongoing strong citrus...
    California Citrus Mutual President & CEO Casey Creamer said growers are excited to kick off the 2020-21 season, whose...
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  • October 22, 2020
    South African cherry exporter expecting bumper crop
    Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of South African apples and pears, says it is expecting a bumper cherry...
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  • October 22, 2020
    Leadership change announced at Fall Creek
    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has announced that Oscar Verges has been promoted to co-CEO and Amelie Brazelton Aust...
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  • October 22, 2020
    USDA awards $45M of grants to fight citrus greening
    The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded 12 grants totaling over $45 million for research...
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  • October 21, 2020
    Winners of GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 announced
    PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday the winners were announced at the virtual opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners...
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  • October 21, 2020
    TOMRA Insight is now available for the food industry
    PRESS RELEASE Following its successful launch last year by TOMRA Sorting Recycling, TOMRA Insight is now also being made...
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  • October 21, 2020
    Compagnie Fruitiére banana ripening facility completed at DP World...
    Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier and ripener of bananas to the British marketplace, has taken occupation of a...
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  • October 21, 2020
    U.S. grape storage numbers approach last year's levels, but...
    As of Oct. 15, there were 11.1m boxes in storage, according to the USDA's Western Fruit Report Grape Cold...
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  • October 21, 2020
    U.S.: Retail fresh produce sales remained strong in September...
    A joint report by 210 Analytics, the PMA and IRI found that fresh produce sales were 10.7% higher year-on-year...
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  • October 21, 2020
    AgriPlace Chain grows rapidly across Europe
    AgriPlace Chain has been built specifically for companies in produce to reduce the work involved in collecting and sharing...
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  • October 20, 2020
    Southeastern Grocers makes IPO filing public over two years...
    The Florida-based operator of supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo intends to list its stock on the New York Stock...
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  • October 20, 2020
    Ecuador's Ag Ministry to set minimum banana price in...
    After a meeting of the Ecuadorian Consultative Council for Bananas last Friday ended without a consensus on a minimum...
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  • October 20, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry prices in the U.S. market
    This week we're going to check out how prices of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries have been behaving in...
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  • October 20, 2020
    Florida launches platform to report violations of Tomato Suspension...
    The Florida Tomato Exchange says TomatoMonitor.com is an important tool for the industry to self-monitor the agreement between Mexican...
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  • October 20, 2020
    California assures promotable table grape supplies through December
    An industry representative says that this time of year there are often suggestions from grape growers in other countries...
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  • October 19, 2020
    GreenTech Live: The earth in a greenhouse, labor scarcity...
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October inspires the global food and flower production...
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  • October 19, 2020
    Don Ricardo reaffirms its commitment with the sustainable water...
    PRESS RELEASE Don Ricardo is the first grower – packer – exporter of table grapes in Perú to get...
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  • October 19, 2020
    Serious concern for Moroccan citrus season amid water crisis
    The government recently suspended the water supply for agricultural use in the key Souss region just ahead of the...
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  • October 19, 2020
    Salmonella outbreak linked to Wawona peaches is over, but...
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada declared the outbreak over, with 101 and...
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  • October 19, 2020
    USA Pears launches Instagram AR filter
    Featuring six of the ten pears commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest, the AR tool highlights the flavor attributes...
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  • October 19, 2020
    China's first fruit club established to manage IP varieties
    A new organization, which has been set up in China by companies including Joy Wing Mau and Shennong Variety...
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  • October 16, 2020
    UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers
    The action follows revelations that a salad producer supplying retailers including Waitrose was washing pesticides into a protected chalk...
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  • October 16, 2020
    Fyffes announces human rights action plan
    The Ireland-based banana and tropical fruit multinational says its Human Rights Mitigation and Management Plan provides "a framework to...
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  • October 16, 2020
    Outbreak affects dozens of strawberry harvest workers in Oregon
    Nearly 60 incoming seasonal contract strawberry harvest workers for Planasa Oregon Operations LLC on Short Road in Klamath Falls...
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  • October 16, 2020
    Peru forecasts higher grape exports in 2020-21
    The growth is largely driven by an increase in planted hectares which are now maturing and coming into production,...
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  • October 15, 2020
    La Dona Fruit's new Colombia packhouse to launch lime...
    La Dona says the packhouse will cement its objective of becoming the largest lime exporter in Colombia, and serves...
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  • October 15, 2020
    Californians fear more wildfires as winds pick up
    The National Weather Service is predicting strong, dry “Diablo” winds in Northern California, and temperatures over 90 degrees F...
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  • October 15, 2020
    Botanicoir and LEAF: New perspectives on sustainability
    This article explores the perspectives on sustainability taken by Botanicoir and LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), who in contrast,...
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  • October 15, 2020
    Zespri on alert over mystery disease killing Italian kiwifruit
    The disease, which growers call “moria” or “die-off”, begins in the roots of kiwifruit vines, which blacken and rot....
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  • October 14, 2020
    Americold acquires Agro Merchants Group for $1.7B
    Americold says the acquisition of the fourth-largest temperature-controlled warehouse company globally will expand its European footprint and as well...
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  • October 14, 2020
    GreenTech Live - program focuses on biggest challenges of...
    PRESS RELEASE In one week GreenTech will open its doors to the virtual platform! The concept of the program,...
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  • October 14, 2020
    Grimmway features new products & sustainable solutions at PMA
    PRESS RELEASE Grimmway Farms, the largest carrot producer in the world and the largest organic vegetable producer in the...
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  • October 14, 2020
    Water-smart irrigation sees surge of interest in Chile and...
    With increasing drought and water pressures, producers in Chile and Peru have been increasingly adopting water-smart technologies to increase...
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  • October 14, 2020
    U.S. importing and exporting: Understanding the basics
    Kevin Doucette of C.H. Robinson says that understanding the basics of trade compliance can make it easier to keep...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Del Monte launches pink-fleshed pineapples
    The Pinkglow Pineapple is a novel variety with a pink interior, and is be available for purchase nationwide starting...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Maersk to lay off 2,000 in business shake-up, lifts...
    The world's biggest container shipping line said on Tuesday demand was recovering faster than expected and lifted its earnings...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Smurfit Kappa launches sustainable new alternative for banana producers
    PRESS RELEASE Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company and leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions, has extended its range...
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  • October 13, 2020
    USDA releases initial Florida orange crop estimate
    The estimate is down on the 2019-20 season, when growers packed 67.65 million boxes. That number was below the...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Orange prices climb to highest point...
    Prices reached a new peak in week 40, with Chilean oranges on the East Coast fetching an even higher...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Oppy expands in avocado category with Eco Farms stake...
    Oppy has recently acquired a 65% stake in Eco Farms, a leading avocado grower since 1972 and the first...
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  • October 13, 2020
    Driscoll’s and Plenty to grow strawberries indoors
    The two companies will work to bring flavorful strawberry varieties to market, leveraging the benefits of a controlled growing...
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  • October 12, 2020
    Ecuador forecasts lighter and flatter mango season
    Bernardo Malo, president of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, said he expects not only lower volumes than last year but...
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  • October 12, 2020
    Mexican tomato exports forecast to rise in 2020-21
    The USDA Gain Report estimated that exports from October to September 2021 will total 1.87m metric tons (MT), up...
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  • October 12, 2020
    Covid-19 has flipped the value proposition of omnichannel shopping...
    Nielsen says that six months into the pandemic, early reliance on e-commerce has expanded into a fundamental dependence on...
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  • October 12, 2020
    Carrefour opens first community fresh produce store in Shanghai
    This is Carrefour China's brand new attempt at a different store model after an 80% stake was acquired by...
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  • October 12, 2020
    Costa Rican banana industry suffers $9M in losses due...
    Three organizations said the blockades affected their activity because the workers couldn't get to the plantations to harvest the...
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  • October 9, 2020
    Viva Fresh Expo Welcomes 2021 with Hybrid Expo Model
    PRESS RELEASE The Texas International Produce Association is pleased to announce that the 2021 Viva Fresh Produce Expo will...
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  • October 9, 2020
    Image of onions rejected by Facebook for being too...
    There are regular onions, and then there are onions too sexy for Facebook, a Canadian seed and garden supply...
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  • October 9, 2020
    USDA eases import requirements for fresh blueberries from Chile
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said the much-anticipated move, which comes just before the start of...
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  • October 9, 2020
    GM non-browning Arctic Apple launch to convenience store market
    Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the innovative Arctic apple, has announced the launch of Arctic apple...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Gulf port operations disrupted with Hurricane Delta due to...
    Hurricane Delta is currently a category 2 with 105 mph winds but it's expected to strengthen into a major...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Del Monte Fresh Produce pays nearly US$2M for violating...
    The California Air Resources Board has announced a settlement with the multinational fresh produce company - the largest penalty...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Spanish grapes: Slow market diversification this year balanced with...
    Joaquin Gomez of Apoexpa said that the country - whose main grape markets are the U.K. and Germany -...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Ocean Spray CEO recreates viral TikTok, skateboarding to Fleetwood...
    The CEO of cranberry company Ocean Spray has responded to TikTok's latest craze: the "Dreams" challenge, in which participants...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Markon launches recyclable cardboard clamshells for strawberries
    The innovative package, designed for its Markon First Crop (MFC) two-pound strawberries, is made with food-grade adhesives and printed...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Aldi scraps single-use plastic bags for fruit and veg...
    The German-based company, which operates Britain's fifth-largest grocer, says it will save more than 100 tons of plastic. The post...
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  • October 8, 2020
    Covid-19 has flipped the value proposition of omnichannel shopping...
    Nielsen says that six months into the pandemic, early reliance on e-commerce has expanded into a fundamental dependence on...
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  • October 7, 2020
    Fresh-cut fruits sold at Walmart recalled over listeria fears
    Country Fresh is now recalling various containers of Freshness Guaranteed-brand cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe...
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  • October 7, 2020
    U.S. table grape storage numbers below previous two seasons
    There were 9.3m boxes in storage as of Sept. 30, according to the Western Fruit Report Grape Cold Storage...
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  • October 7, 2020
    Giumarra tests autonomous planes for produce shipments
    The Giumarra Companies has announced a joint project with Mountain View, Calif.-based startup Reliable Robotics Corporation to test shipments...
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  • October 7, 2020
    Costa Rica's ag sector loses $37M in two days...
    The Ministry said banana producers have been the most affected, with losses that amount to $28.9, followed by pineapple...
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  • October 6, 2020
    Chilean raspberry scam dodged food safety controls from China...
    The scheme, pieced together for the first time by Reuters, lays bare the ease with which mislabeled, potentially risky...
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  • October 6, 2020
    Spanish lemon production set to rise in 2020-21
    Spain is due to see an 8% year-on-year increase in lemon production to 1.29m metric tons (MT) in the...
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  • October 6, 2020
    Mission Produce COO: Nasdaq listing will accelerate our growth...
    "So from an internal standpoint we're very excited, from a commercial standpoint it's going to unleash a lot of...
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  • October 6, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: A snapshot of Peru's previous grape...
    With Peru's table grape season soon getting underway, we thought we would take a look at the Andean country's...
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  • October 5, 2020
    Canada tightens restrictions on romaine lettuce imports following E....
    Starting on Wednesday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will require that importers prove that their product does not come...
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  • October 5, 2020
    OZblu breaks own record with world's heaviest blueberry
    The record-breaking blueberry is the result of world-renowned plant breeders, Dave and Leasa Mazzardis, who founded the Natures Select...
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  • October 5, 2020
    Enza Zaden finds high resistance to the devastating tomato...
    The company’s researchers believe this gene is like no other currently known in the field, and offers “high resistance”...
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  • October 2, 2020
    Walmart sells Asda for $8.8B
    U.S.-based Walmart has agreed to sell its wholly-owned U.K. supermarket chain Asda - one of Britain's 'Big Four' grocers...
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  • October 2, 2020
    Drought could impact Peru's upcoming mango season
    Peru's mango export volumes could be heavily affected by the ongoing drought in the country, an industry representative has...
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  • October 2, 2020
    U.S. Trade Representative requests ITC investigation into blueberry imports
    Robert Lighthizer has issued a request to the International Trade Commission (ITC) to initiate a Section 201 global safeguard...
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  • October 2, 2020
    Del Monte Fresh Produce launches e-commerce and same-day delivery...
    Consumers in Dallas can now visit www.myfreshdelmonte.com to place their orders of fresh produce to be conveniently delivered straight...
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  • October 2, 2020
    Naturipe Foods expands, strengthens executive team
    The newly formed Vitafoods joins Munger Farms to lead Naturipe Foods into the future with an additional estimated volume...
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  • October 1, 2020
    CMA CGM suspects data breach following cyber attack
    The world's fourth-largest container shipping company, first reported the incident on Monday, saying it had shut down access to...
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  • October 1, 2020
    Agricom Chile appoints new CEO as founder retires
    Westfalia Fruit International Ltd has announced that Hans Eben has taken on the role of CEO at its fully...
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  • October 1, 2020
    Q&A with Dutch Ambassador to Chile: Lessons to be...
    The Netherlands, a nation that has a lot of experience in modernization in horticulture and that, through its ambassador,...
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  • October 1, 2020
    New magazine launched for fruit export industry in Chile...
    Visión Frutícola, which will be distributed to executives of leading fruit export companies in Chile and Peru, seeks to...
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  • September 30, 2020
    Canada: New greenhouse lighting tech creates year-round produce supplies...
    North America's leading greenhouse grower says there are three distinct projects underway in support of year-round Ontario grown produce. The...
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  • September 30, 2020
    Robots gear up to harvest cauliflowers
    The job of harvesting cauliflowers could one day be in the mechanical hands of robots thanks to a collaboration...
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  • September 30, 2020
    Flattening fresh blueberry prices shift industry paradigm - Rabobank
    Downward blueberry price pressure will likely continue at the waning shoulders of the season in the U.S. market during...
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  • September 30, 2020
    IQF fruits for a sustainable future
    As a result of Covid-19, the demand for frozen food has soared and shows no signs of slowing down,...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Don Limón launches global recruitment drive for innovative business...
    PRESS RELEASE Don Limón – the international fresh fruit producer-packer-importer – is thrilled to announce the launch of a...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Hazel Tech to host first annual Grape Quality Summit
    PRESS RELEASE Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Wonderful Company offers $1M for pomegranate waste solution
    The Wonderful Innovation Challenge seeks solutions to the 50,000 tons of pomegranate husks generated each year by juicing POM...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blueberries from Chile and Peru come...
    The charts show how over the last ten years much of the growth of the category has come from...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Scottish fresh food processor partially closed after Covid-19 outbreak
    All confirmed cases at Kettle Produce’s facility in Fife are understood to have mild symptoms and are currently self-isolating...
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  • September 29, 2020
    Mexico forecasts slight rise in avocado exports in 2020-21
    The predicted increase for the crop year running from July through June is due to continued expansion in planted...
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  • September 28, 2020
    Easy peelers drive more than quarter jump in SH...
    Shipments from the region grew by 27% from 2.6m metric tons (MT) in 2010 to 3.3m MT in 2019,...
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  • September 28, 2020
    Chile and EU launch paperless phytosanitary certificates
    Chile’s Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) already operates electronically with Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Sri Lanka and the U.S. The...
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  • September 28, 2020
    Vanguard lists five things to know about the Peruvian...
    Vanguard International gives insights into five key areas about its Peruvian grape season, including information about the climate, its...
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  • September 28, 2020
    Scientists cryopreserve and revive avocados shoots for first time
    A University of Queensland student has developed the first critical steps to create a cryopreservation protocol for avocado which...
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  • September 25, 2020
    Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to imported mushrooms
    The FDA and the CDC say the outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to wood ear mushrooms imported...
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  • September 25, 2020
    U.K. police discover 1MT of cocaine hidden in consignment...
    British police said on Wednesday they had discovered a tonne of cocaine hidden in a consignment of fruit which...
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  • September 25, 2020
    Transfesa to supply Spanish produce to Tesco via express...
    In this first stage, Transfesa will be transporting fifteen loads weekly from the Almussafes rail terminal in Valencia to...
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  • September 25, 2020
    BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing
    The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of...
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  • September 24, 2020
    DECCO’s latest acquisition delivers protection to high value crops...
    PRESS RELEASE DECCO Post-Harvest is excited to announce the acquisition of IngeAgro, SA (CHILE) and its FULLCOVER® Ultra-Low Volume...
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  • September 24, 2020
    Ecuadorian volcano eruption hits thousands of hectares of banana...
    The volcanic ash resulting from the eruption of the Sangay volcano on Sunday has affected thousands of hectares of...
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  • September 24, 2020
    Oppy adds fair trade Ocean Spray Peruvian blueberries
    This marks the first time Oppy has brought to market organic, Fair Trade Certified blueberries from Peru Peruvian, which...
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  • September 24, 2020
    Europe: Soaring yellow kiwifruit production in Italy to offset...
    The online 39th International Kiwifruit Organization meeting held on Sept. 16 and 17 also forecast a production rise of...
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  • September 23, 2020
    California Blueberry Commission announces support for Section 210 safeguard...
    The California Blueberry Commission has announced that it has voted to support the Section 210 global safeguard investigation to...
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  • September 23, 2020
    California Blueberry Commission announces support for Section 201 safeguard...
    The California Blueberry Commission has announced that it has voted to support the Section 201 global safeguard investigation to...
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  • September 23, 2020
    Apeel and Houweling’s launch plastic-free cucumbers at select Walmart...
    While English Cucumbers traditionally have required single-use plastic for shelf-life extension and product quality through the supply chain, Apeel...
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  • September 23, 2020
    Global peach and nectarine supplies to contract in 2020-21
    World peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons (MT) to 21m MT in the 2020-21...
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  • September 23, 2020
    FDA announces "major milestone" FSMA rule
    Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, said the FDA has proposed a new rule that lays...
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  • September 23, 2020
    Mission Produce sets IPO terms, could see US$1.2B valuation
    Mission Produce has set the terms of its initial public offering, in which the California-based avocado company is looking...
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  • September 23, 2020
    "Breakthrough" in accelerating the breeding of TR4-resistent banana varieties
    Significant progress has been made in accelerating the development of banana varieties with resistance to the Fusarium fungus. The post...
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  • September 22, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Honeycrisp apple prices spike
    At the start of the year, we asked whether Honeycrisp apples' reign was over in the U.S. market. This...
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  • September 22, 2020
    Chilean blueberry industry forecasts stable export volumes
    The Chilean Blueberry Committee chatted with us about expectations for the 2020-21 season, including ongoing market development, varietal reconversion,...
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  • September 22, 2020
    Wall Street is set to start trading in a...
    CME, which operates the Chicago futures exchange, last week said that it would begin trading the world’s first futures...
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  • September 21, 2020
    GoldenSun Insights announces change of ownership
    The company supports clients with marketing and business development, successfully working with such produce brands as Sunions onions, Opal...
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  • September 21, 2020
    U.S. announces new $14B farmer aid, expands eligible specialty...
    The U.S. Agriculture Department has released details of a second round of Covid-19 aid for farmers, which will pay...
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  • September 21, 2020
    California Giant strengthens executive team
    California Giant Berry Farms has welcomed two produce veterans to its executive team - Jay Brown as Chief Financial...
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  • September 21, 2020
    Oppy focuses on expanding procurement and exports with two...
    As Oppy continues to expand its supply and international reach, Ray Reed and Andres Ribalta have been promoted to...
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  • September 21, 2020
    How growers overcome the challenges of transitioning to organic
    To better understand what the barriers to organic adoption are and what could be done to increase both supply...
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  • September 21, 2020
    Chinese importers cautious ahead of Chilean summer fruit season...
    One importer says it will be difficult for Chilean cherries to sell at high prices in the Chinese market...
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  • September 18, 2020
    U.S. avocado market stability likely to continue into fall...
    Gahl Crane of Eco Farms explained that the market had seen generally low but stable pricing over the summer...
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  • September 18, 2020
    Greenyard returns to profitable growth, raises guidance
    Greenyard now expects its adjusted EBITDA for the first half of the fiscal year to amount to approximately €...
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  • September 17, 2020
    Avocados From Mexico launches educational program to maximize sales,...
    The organization says that Avo University is online, free of charge, easily accessible, and takes just about half an...
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  • September 17, 2020
    U.S.: "Solid momentum" in retail fruit and veg sales...
    Joe Watson of the PMA says that it is important to think about why some relatively small categories such...
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  • September 17, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte Produce receives Green and Environmental Stewardship...
    Fresh Del Monte Produce has been honored first place in the Green and Environmental Stewardship category at PR Daily’s...
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  • September 17, 2020
    U.K.: 'Revolutionary' Softripe avocado ripening facility unveiled
    Bespoke cooling systems supplies JD Cooling has just completed its work on a project which it says has revolutionized...
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  • September 17, 2020
    Compac overcomes challenges of pandemic to deliver full satisfaction...
    PRESS RELEASE Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, and its partners ICOEL and Sardas were confronted with unique...
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  • September 16, 2020
    Washington apple forecast cut following adverse weather events
    In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes...
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  • September 16, 2020
    Wildfires make dangerous air for farmworkers
    "To be out in the fields, it's like you can't breathe," Hernan Hernandez, executive director of the California Farmworker...
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  • September 16, 2020
    APHIS implements new restrictions on Mexican fresh fig imports
    The U.S. is increasing the irradiation dosage requirement for fresh fig fruit consignments from areas where Mediterranean black fig...
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  • September 16, 2020
    Kiwifruit disease spreads through Italy, will likely impact production
    A mystery kiwifruit vine disease has been spreading through Italy and is expected to result in national production declines. The...
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  • September 15, 2020
    FDA issues first Produce Safety Rule injunction to food...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has issued its first injunction under the Produce Safety Rule...
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  • September 15, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mission IPO and investing in avocados
    Is an avocado company IPO is worth being a part of, and is an Avo IPO like the tech...
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  • September 15, 2020
    La Niña climate pattern has developed and likely to...
    La Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific...
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  • September 15, 2020
    Chambers announces huge raspberry varietal trial with nine countries
    The large trial, which will last until at least December 2021 and is believed to be the first of...
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  • September 14, 2020
    Sealand issues update on Tropical Storm Sally
    Shipping company Sealand has issued an update on Tropical Storm Sally, which has already led to Gulf port closures...
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  • September 14, 2020
    'Strong and clean' Mexican avocado crop meeting current customer...
    In an earnings call on the results of the third financial quarter ended July 31, Jim Gibson said that...
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  • September 14, 2020
    Ex-Driscoll’s exec sentenced for stealing from company - report
    Marc Marier, 42, of Napierville, Illinois, was reportedly sentenced in a San Jose federal courtroom to 29 months in...
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  • September 14, 2020
    USDA sets handler registration requirement for Florida citrus
    The USDA has issued a final rule requiring citrus handlers in Florida to register with the Citrus Administrative Committee...
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  • September 14, 2020
    Ukranian authorities find cocaine hidden in banana reefer
    Ukrainian authorities recently intercepted a drug delivery attempt of nearly 112 kilograms of cocaine, hidden in a freight container...
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  • September 11, 2020
    California Citrus Mutual backs U.S. actions against seasonal produce...
    The CCM said low-priced imports have previously caused "a substantial market disruption" for the California citrus industry during its...
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  • September 11, 2020
    Chilean Navel orange demand "robust" in U.S.
    U.S. demand for Chilean navel oranges has been robust since the season started, and the market continues to demonstrate...
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  • September 11, 2020
    California fires: Ash again falling on Salinas floor, with...
    In an update on the situation, Markon Cooperative said: "Light ash is again falling to the floor of the...
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  • September 11, 2020
    Limoneira boosts Q3 income following strong grocery sales
    Limoneira's CEO says he the company "dramatically increased our sales in grocery this year and believe we are very...
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  • September 10, 2020
    Crux Agribotics develops SortiPack for sweet pointed peppers
    PRESS RELEASE Sweet pointed peppers are becoming more popular. Mainly due to taste and health value, the consumption by...
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  • September 10, 2020
    Inspiring speakers and program at industry-uniting blueberry event
    PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is excited to announce the lineup of keynote speakers and the...
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  • September 10, 2020
    U.S. to ban tomato imports from China's Xinjiang
    The cotton and tomato bans, and those on five other imports, over alleged Xinjiang forced-labor abuses, would be an...
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  • September 10, 2020
    Water consumption monitoring tech can provide huge savings
    Hydroscada offers integrated solutions to large agricultural operations, allowing them to see in real-time exactly how much water is...
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  • September 10, 2020
    Nature Fresh Farms launches home compostable cucumber wrap
    Nature Fresh Farms is has released a new wrap for its Long English Cucumbers that is completely compostable at...
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  • September 10, 2020
    Red Sun Farms announces high-tech greenhouse growth in North...
    Greenhouse grower Red Sun Farms says it is responding to customer demands for locally grown produce with unprecedented levels...
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  • September 9, 2020
    Calavo reports challenging Q3, announces changes to board of...
    Avocado company Calavo Growers has reported a challenging third financial quarter after heavy volumes from Peru and Mexico took...
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  • September 9, 2020
    U.S. fresh fruit imports dipped 14% in July, driven...
    While the figure marks a large drop from the previous year, it is only marginally below the level recorded...
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  • September 9, 2020
    Peru: Mandarins drive 40% rise in citrus exports this...
    North American was the country's leading market, to which 54% of exports were sent. This year the market has...
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  • September 9, 2020
    Leading U.K. supermarket trials reusable bags for fruit and...
    The reusable alternative produce bags, made using recycled plastic bottles, will be offered to shoppers for US$0.40 at nine...
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  • September 8, 2020
    Canada researchers investigating acai berry to fight virus
    Past studies have shown the berry's extract may act as an inflammation inhibitor, which doctors believe could help prohibit...
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  • September 8, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: A citrus pricing snapshot of the...
    This week we're going to take a look at the current state of prices for some of the major...
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  • September 8, 2020
    New facilities at ZAL Cartagena consolidate the growth of...
    In August 2020, the doors of the new Logistics Activity Zone, ZAL Cartagena, were opened, allowing Broom Group to...
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  • September 7, 2020
    South Africa to suspend some citrus exports to EU
    The measure, which will come into effect from Sept. 12, is being taken to limit the number of detections...
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  • September 7, 2020
    Stemilt says pear ripening program a major boost for...
    The company says its Rushing Rivers brand d’Anjou and Red d’Anjou pears are setting a new standard thanks to...
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  • September 7, 2020
    Amazon bans foreign seed sales in the U.S.
    Amazon has barred foreign sales of seeds in the United States, following unsolicited mystery packets being shipped to Americans,...
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  • September 7, 2020
    Fall Creek hires new Commercial Manager for Chile
    Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined blueberry company Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as Commercial Manager for Chile. She will...
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  • September 4, 2020
    Mission Produce files for IPO
    California headquartered avocado company Mission Produce has filed for an initial public offering with plans to list on Nasdaq,...
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  • September 4, 2020
    GreenTech Amsterdam 2020 goes virtual
    PRESS RELEASE After extensive consultation and various options considered, GreenTech decided to postpone the full physical format of the...
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  • September 4, 2020
    UNITEC Cherry Vision 3.0, an ally to the Spanish...
    PRESS RELEASE For Frutas Mifra - said its General Manager and Owner Miguel Vicente Juan- Cherry Vision 3.0 technology...
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  • September 4, 2020
    Online retailer Boxed explores $1 billion sale - report
    Referred to by some of its customers as Costco for millennials, New York-based Boxed offers everything from fresh groceries...
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  • September 4, 2020
    Over 1,000 Americans sickened from red onion-linked salmonella outbreak
    More than 1,000 Americans have contracted salmonella as part of an outbreak linked to onions, according to the Centers...
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  • September 4, 2020
    Hortifrut doubles EBITDA in H1 thanks to multiple factors
    Chile-headquartered berry company Hortifrut posted a 94% rise in EBITDA to US$45m during the first half of the year,...
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  • September 4, 2020
    ESSA and Freshfel Europe join forces on food crisis...
    Business operators, crisis management experts, national authorities and European Commission officials recently discussed the reputational damage and health hazards...
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  • September 3, 2020
    Saga Robotics raises €9.5 million for their fleet of...
    PRESS RELEASE The traditions of the agricultural industry are set for a technological shift. Norwegian and UK based Saga...
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  • September 3, 2020
    Botanical Solution Inc. appoints Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board
    PRESS RELEASE Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), an innovator of sustainable, highly consistent and cost effective Advanced Botanical Materials (ABM),...
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  • September 3, 2020
    U.S. set to open for South African mangoes
    South African mangoes look set to soon have a new market open to them, with U.S. authorities are seeking...
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  • September 3, 2020
    U.S.: Organic apple demand "like a freight train" going...
    The company also highlighted that apple sales in general in the U.S. have been higher year-on-year over recent months. The...
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  • September 3, 2020
    Mexico to monitor U.S. investigations and defend preferential access
    The USTR on Tuesday evening outlined a multi-point plan to tackle the 'threat' of Mexican imports, saying it would...
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  • September 3, 2020
    Strong mushroom demand in U.S. expected to continue after...
    Mushrooms have been enjoying sky-high demand at U.S. retail since the pandemic took hold, amid hopes that sales will...
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  • September 2, 2020
    Opinion: Meeting the challenges of vegan food production
    James Sopwith, Group Strategic Account Director at adi Group, says that a gauntlet has been thrown down to manufacturers. The...
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  • September 2, 2020
    Peru hits avocado export forecast but has suffered from...
    The Peruvian avocado season is expected to end up this month with export volumes hitting forecasts but significantly lower...
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  • September 2, 2020
    Maersk announces large-scale reorganization
    A.P. Moller - Maersk has announced it will integrate Safmarine under the Maersk brand in an effort to "further...
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  • September 2, 2020
    U.S. outlines plans to tackle 'threat' of seasonal produce...
    The United States Trade Representative released its plan which includes Section 201 investigations on blueberries and potentially on strawberries...
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  • September 1, 2020
    Chile: Concern that truck blockages could impact fruit exports
    Truck drivers have blocked highways for several days after a long-running conflict with indigenous groups in the south of...
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  • September 1, 2020
    Prima Wawona peaches were shipped to more than a...
    In an update, the Food and Drug Administration said that as of August 28, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand...
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  • September 1, 2020
    National Mango Board to hold 2020 referendum
    The USDA is conducting a referendum among eligible first handlers and importers of fresh and frozen mangos to determine...
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  • September 1, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Fruit imports and Hurricane Laura
    Check out some charts illustrating which fruit commodities pass through the port of Houston, which was temporarily closed, and...
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  • August 31, 2020
    La Dona Fruit launches vibrant tropical brand
    PRESS RELEASE La Dona Fruit – a leading producer and exporter of fresh golden pineapples and tropical fruits in...
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  • August 31, 2020
    Greenyard's fresh division drives Q1 sales growth
    Greenyard said the growth is mainly driven by faster-than-expected organic growth in a large number of its commercial relationships,...
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  • August 31, 2020
    California heatwave could create supply shortage in fall, says...
    The heatwave came as California struggled to contain huge wildfires burning forests and homes, which have affected farming operations...
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  • August 31, 2020
    South African citrus exports to the U.S. pushed to...
    Sales of South African citrus to the U.S. market have increased significantly this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with...
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  • August 31, 2020
    Innovate UK backs 'Robot Highways' farming project led by...
    The high-tech farming initiative dubbed Robot Highways, thought to be the world's first robotic farm, recently received a big...
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  • August 28, 2020
    Chiquita's branded buses return to London streets
    The campaign will be featured on the UK capital's iconic double-decker buses running through key central transportation routes throughout...
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  • August 28, 2020
    CDC advises loose peaches with unclear origin be thrown...
    Wawona's recalled peaches have to supplied to numerous major U.S. retailers and as far abroad as New Zealand. The post...
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  • August 28, 2020
    CDC advises loose peaches with unclear origin be thrown...
    Wawona's recalled peaches have been to supplied to numerous major U.S. retailers and as far abroad as New Zealand. The...
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  • August 27, 2020
    Dan Andrews Farms completes export campaign with Hazel Melon
    PRESS RELEASE ​Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase...
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  • August 27, 2020
    SiCar Farms announces quality and nutritious lemons are available
    PRESS RELEASE SiCar Farms announces their lemons quality and highly nutritious lemons are available. Mexican lemons have reached...
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  • August 27, 2020
    Mission Produce announces promotion to Vice President of North...
    His new executive responsibilities include overseeing retail, foodservice, and wholesale sales strategies throughout North America. The post Mission Produce announces...
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  • August 27, 2020
    Amazon builds offline presence with new grocery store concept...
    It is roughly the size of a Whole Foods store, but serves a different need, not focused on natural...
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  • August 27, 2020
    Total Produce's strong H1 performance offsets Dole losses
    Dole's adjusted EBITDA fell by 4.7% in the period covering most of the first financial half, but according to...
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  • August 27, 2020
    U.S. mango imports to dip in September
    The National Mango Board said that shipments from the three Latin American countries currently harvesting are expected to be...
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  • August 27, 2020
    Argentina decries "clear injustice" of EU citrus suspension over...
    An industry representative says that exporters are working hard to find alternative markets for their oranges, and believes that...
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  • August 26, 2020
    UNITEC technology at the side of the Rivoira Group...
    PRESS RELEASE We chose UNITEC technology because I saw it abroad: I saw it in Chile, I saw it...
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  • August 26, 2020
    Gulf Coast port operations affected as Hurricane Laura strengthens
    Hurricane Laura is expected to slam into the Louisiana and Texas coasts as a Category 3 storm on Wednesday...
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  • August 26, 2020
    Peruvian H1 blueberry export value slashed amid Mexican competition...
    Peruvian blueberry exports took a big hit in the first half of 2020, with their value falling by 48%...
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  • August 26, 2020
    Capespan incorporates innovation glass filter product on farms
    The glass serve as a substitute for sand in the water filtration systems on the farm and offers unique...
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  • August 26, 2020
    California wildfires present new challenges during Covid-Era
    The Grower-Shipper Association of Central-California says the current challenges farmers face "seem never greater than what we have seen...
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  • August 25, 2020
    Lidl US unveils plans for rapid national expansion
    The news comes just one month after Aldi, a rival Germany-based discounter, also announced plans for significant national expansion,...
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  • August 25, 2020
    Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet announces Michael Walsh SR to step...
    Produce marketer Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet will be saying farewell to Michael Walsh SR as he will be retiring at...
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  • August 25, 2020
    Water associations play key role in fighting droughts –...
    As countries advance in the development of public policies focused on efficient and sustainable water management, the associations that...
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  • August 25, 2020
    Creator of 'proven TR4 preventive and curative solution' eyes...
    "It's going to be the agricultural story of the century for the company that works with us, allowing that...
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  • August 25, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Haitian mango variety stands out in...
    Consumers' predilection towards the variety is obvious, with Francis fetching average prices that are well above the market. The post...
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  • August 24, 2020
    Lower U.S. berry prices for Mexico offset by other...
    Aneberries said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of exports remained stable during their season, and it expects...
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  • August 24, 2020
    European apple season looking positive following "emblematic" year
    The CEO of one of Italy's leading apple consortiums reveals his expectations for the 2020-21 season, which include an...
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  • August 24, 2020
    Summer Citrus from South Africa - a production and...
    Suhanra Conradie, CEO of Summer Citrus from South Africa, provides an update on how the export season to the...
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  • August 21, 2020
    Dole adds industry veteran to management team
    The veteran will be responsible for the leadership of the sales and innovation teams across the company’s value-added salads...
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  • August 21, 2020
    Honeybear Brands sets high-impact sustainability goals
    PRESS RELEASE Elgin, Minn. – Protecting the planet and producing the best crop possible is of the upmost importance...
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  • August 21, 2020
    Fyffes UK site reopens after deep clean following Covid-19...
    After three confirmed cases among staff, the company then tested the remaining 182 employees, of whom 22 tested positive...
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  • August 21, 2020
    Three channels to drive 10% growth of UK food...
    One major segment is expected to grow at a whopping 59%, while the growth level of large stores in...
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  • August 20, 2020
    California: Avocado harvests in final stretch with no reported...
    Tom Bellamore of the California Avocado Commission says that growers are working to minimize any losses of the 2021...
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  • August 20, 2020
    U.S. Northwest forecasting "very promotable" pear crop
    Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW), said growers throughout Washington and Oregon are reporting "beautiful...
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  • August 20, 2020
    U.S.: Aldi recalls Wawona-brand peaches over salmonella concerns
    The FDA and CDC are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, which they say is "potentially linked" to...
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  • August 20, 2020
    Australian researchers trial Covid-19 treatment with pineapple enzyme
    They hope the treatment will provide relief for those infected with the virus and limit its spread, local media...
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  • August 20, 2020
    U.S.: Fresh produce department performance "closely tied to financial...
    A joint report by 210 Analytics, IRI and the PMA also revealed the year-on-year growth level that fresh produce...
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  • August 20, 2020
    Jupiter Group secures partnership with blockchain provider DiMuto
    The new partnership will see DiMuto tagging Jupiter’s core product range, where every single carton and every single fruit...
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  • August 19, 2020
    Apeel releases new food waste reduction results at EDEKA...
    PRESS RELEASE Hamburg, Germany, and Santa Barbara, California, USA – The EDEKA Group and Apeel are further extending their...
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  • August 19, 2020
    Sun Belle to expand with Texas cold storage company...
    The acquisition adds a fifth distribution center to the berry marketer's facilities in Maryland, Florida, Illinois, and California. The post...
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  • August 19, 2020
    Fyffes shuts UK site after Covid-19 outbreak
    Banana supplier Fyffes has shut a UK distribution center after 20 more staff tested positive for Covid-19, taking the...
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  • August 19, 2020
    Botanicoir builds up stocks ahead of busy season
    The spring and summer months are an exciting time of year at Botanicoir as we work to build up...
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  • August 19, 2020
    Opinion: Are consumers swapping fresh produce sustainability for safety?
    Craig Stauffer, CEO of Vanguard International, says that it may be time to warm up the DeLorean and get...
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  • August 18, 2020
    Task force to fight resurgent, cherry-killing disease in Northwest
    Scientists at Washington State University have teamed up with cherry growers to find improved defenses against a disease that...
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  • August 18, 2020
    Arizona representatives raise concerns about potential Mexican produce measures
    Both Arizona senators and seven representatives signed onto a recent letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, saying any...
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  • August 18, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry prices fall across the board
    It has been a rollercoaster ride for pricing in most of the berry categories this year, except for one...
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  • August 17, 2020
    FDA finds Cyclospora in Florida irrigation canal
    The FDA said its traceback investigation identified "several farms" in the U.S. that may have provided product used in...
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  • August 17, 2020
    FPAA criticizes Southeast growers following seasonal produce hearing
    The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has criticized Congressmen and produce growers from the U.S. Southeast following...
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  • August 17, 2020
    Europe suspends Argentine citrus imports until May
    The decision, which was taken unilaterally and came into effect on Sunday, applies to oranges, mandarins, lemons and grapefruit...
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  • August 17, 2020
    Agronometrics makes market data more accessible with service relaunch
    Agronometrics is continuing with its goal of making U.S. fresh produce market data more accessible with a major relaunch...
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  • August 17, 2020
    Fyffes distribution center in UK hit by Covid-19 outbreak
    Nearly 200 members of staff at banana supplier Fyffes are to be tested for coronavirus after an outbreak among...
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  • August 14, 2020
    Hazel launches CA technology for Apples
    The technology will be available to apple packers this coming season, following positive initial results last season. The post Hazel...
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  • August 14, 2020
    Calavo Growers announces senior management promotions
    California-based global avocado company Calavo Growers has announced promotions for two senior executives. The post Calavo Growers announces senior management...
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  • August 14, 2020
    New California table grape commercials launch around the world
    A set of three new commercials extending the Go with Grapes from California Every Day global marketing campaign has...
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  • August 14, 2020
    Lack of plant breeding programs could further impact food...
    A new study published in Crop Science by Washington State University (WSU) has discovered that declines in crop breeding...
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  • August 13, 2020
    Dutch police find cocaine worth €56M in Ecuadorian banana...
    It was at least the fifth time this year that a banana delivery that originated in Ecuador was found...
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  • August 13, 2020
    New product "proven as cure and prevention" for banana...
    The natural fungicide tested in fields in Ecuador and by researchers at Texas A&M that showed preventative and curative...
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  • August 13, 2020
    Spanish berry exports down in 2020 amid lower demand
    With various challenges ranging from labor shortages amid migration issues from Morroco and unexpected rainfall, Spanish berry export volumes...
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  • August 13, 2020
    U.S. retail produce market "growing more complex by the...
    Fresh produce demand in the U.S. retail market softened slightly in the week ended August 2, with numerous factors...
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  • August 12, 2020
    Walmart partners with Instacart, heating up competition with Amazon
    The development comes on the heels of Uber's integration with grocery delivery company Cornershop, and also marks a stepping...
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  • August 12, 2020
    AERODOMO by Broom Group: Mobile architecture
    AERODOMO is focused in the designing and manufacturing of Pressostatic Warehouses (Domos), for the agricultural and fruit industry, with...
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  • August 12, 2020
    New tools created in the fight against citrus greening...
    Scientists are closer to gaining the upper hand on a citrus greening disease, saying new models of the bacterium...
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  • August 11, 2020
    Giumarra completes test flight of peaches within California
    The Giumarra Companies recently completed a test flight shipment to deliver peaches grown in the San Joaquin Valley to...
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  • August 11, 2020
    U.S. company recalls citrus products over listeria fears
    The company is calling numerous products after its routine internal testing identified Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment...
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  • August 11, 2020
    Washington apple crop "ample", with Gala to consolidate leading...
    The fresh apple crop in the U.S. state of Washington is set to be on par with last year,...
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  • August 11, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: California Stark Crimson pear prices soar
    High prices for pear variety Stark Crimson aren’t unusual. But this year the prices are even higher than last...
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  • August 11, 2020
    HoneyBear says 2020 "exceeding expectations" for apple imports
    Apple grower and importer HoneyBear Brands told us about the strong import season, organic production and marketing during a...
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  • August 10, 2020
    USDA issues warning as onion-linked salmonella outbreak expands
    Authorities are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections linked to the recalled onions that have sickened 640 Americans in...
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  • August 10, 2020
    Dole reveals new strategy in fighting banana disease
    New plans to invest further in disease resistant bananas were unveiled by Dole in Latin America. The post Dole reveals...
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  • August 10, 2020
    Two key horticultural industry events in Chile moved to...
    New dates have been announced for two events - the inaugural Agricultural Water Summit and the third annual edition...
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  • August 9, 2020
    Manus Bio and STK Bio-Ag Technologies announce partnership to...
    PRESS RELEASE CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Petach Tikvah, Israel - Manus Bio Inc. (Manus Bio), a leader in the production of...
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  • August 9, 2020
    AgroFresh Harvest launches new customer webinar series
    PRESS RELEASE As Chilean apple growers prepare for the upcoming harvest season, they’ll have access to a new harvest...
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  • August 7, 2020
    Ayco Farms notes "substantial increase" in bagged asparagus sales
    Florida-based Ayco Farms says it is experiencing a "substantial increase" in bagged asparagus sales to some of its largest...
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  • August 6, 2020
    T&G Global posts strong H1 despite Covid-19 challenges
    T&G Global CEO Gareth Edgecombe says despite unprecedented COVID-19 challenges, the company's results demonstrate that its ongoing transformation is...
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  • August 6, 2020
    Oppy introduces Haskap berries to Vancouver retailers
    With a sweet, tangy taste, the berries have a flavor profile that combines elements of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The...
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  • August 6, 2020
    EU apple production forecast flat for upcoming season
    The 2020 forecast from Prongosfruit revealed that apple production will likely drop by 1% year-on-year, while pear production will...
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  • August 6, 2020
    Naturipe announces big plans for Colombian avocado production
    The grower-supplier of berries and avocados has announced the expansion of its global footprint of avocados with its first...
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  • August 6, 2020
    U.S.: Fruit imports dip slightly while vegetables jump in...
    Total fruit imports to the U.S. fell by 2% in the first half of the year while vegetable imports...
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  • August 6, 2020
    Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect produce box advances
    Tanimura & Antle has announced the addition of fruit and root vegetables to its evolving HarvestSelect program. The post Tanimura...
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  • August 6, 2020
    How biocontrol helps fight the Asian citrus psyllid
    Dr. Mark Hoddle, an entomologist and biological control specialist at the University of California Riverside, offers some critical advice...
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  • August 6, 2020
    Trends in citrus availability in U.S. market point to...
    New data on U.S. market trends and fresh fruit demand show long-term trends for citrus availability that point to...
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  • August 5, 2020
    South African citrus exports rise sharply to U.S.
    South African citrus exports have risen sharply to the U.S. this season, growing by between 15% and 38% year-on-year. The...
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  • August 5, 2020
    Citrosol launches "most progressive" website in sector
    PRESS RELEASE A new innovative design for Citrosol's website allows viewers simple, intuitive navigation of key post-harvest information. The...
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  • August 5, 2020
    British Columbia's blueberry sector struggling amid labor shortage, poor...
    "In all my years I have never seen a year like this," said a grower about the challenging harvest...
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  • August 5, 2020
    California table grape crop revised down
    With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a positive season as the backdrop, the...
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  • August 4, 2020
    California table grape crop revised down
    With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a positive season as the backdrop, the...
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  • August 4, 2020
    Sun Belle announces new green initiative at Maryland distribution...
    Sun Belle Inc. has launched a new green initiative at its 64,000 square foot Jessup, Maryland warehouse and distribution...
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  • August 4, 2020
    Opinion: Is indoor farming critical to the local food...
    Bea Miñana, Associate Consultant at Agritecture, looks at the rise and growing role of indoor farming in food supply...
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  • August 4, 2020
    Westfalia launches two new avocado rootstocks
    The rootstocks, co-owned by Westfalia and The South African Avocado Growers’ Association, will for sold under the Merensky name. The...
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  • August 4, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Large avocado volumes keep lid on...
    Significantly higher volumes from both California and Mexico since the start of May have had a clear impact on...
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  • August 4, 2020
    Technology likely playing key role in continued U.S. ag...
    A research professor at the University of Maryland has studied the long-term trends in consolidation in the U.S. agricultural...
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  • August 3, 2020
    U.S. crop yields threatened by decline in bee population
    A study by Rutgers University shows that pollination from bees directly coincides with higher yields, and many fruits are...
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  • August 3, 2020
    Three companies lose USDA PACA license
    The three Texas operators are no longer able to participate in PACA-related business with produce sellers after violating the...
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  • August 3, 2020
    Demand for tropical fruit stabilizes despite ongoing uncertainty, says...
    Florida-based tropical fruit importer and distributor HLB Specialties spoke to us about the uncertain nature of the market and...
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  • August 3, 2020
    China requires regular Covid-19 testing at wholesale markets
    A new order from the country's health authority increases Covid-19 testing in marketplaces thought to be responsible for a...
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  • July 31, 2020
    Peruvian avocado supply strong, Index Fresh says
    Following a big hit in the foodservice industry early on in the pandemic, Index Fresh says it's rebounding as...
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  • July 31, 2020
    Avocado supplies better this summer in Europe - Nature's...
    Europe's leading avocado importer said that Peru has recently passed its peak, while South African supplies are expected to...
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  • July 31, 2020
    Ecuador goldenberry sector sets sights on UK in expansion
    With already active markets in various European markets, Ecuador's goldenberry industry expands its efforts in the UK, says Pro...
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  • July 31, 2020
    Chilean fresh fruit consumption rises significantly in key global...
    A recent study on fresh fruit consumption patterns in the U.S. and other key markets during the pandemic indicate...
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  • July 30, 2020
    New Zealand avocado exports rise in 2020
    Exports to eight key Asian markets boosted this season with consistent demand as New Zealand's avocado industry expands plantings....
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  • July 30, 2020
    San Joaquin Valley table grape season off to good...
    The California Table Grape Commission estimates table grape volumes to be on par with last season as the San...
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  • July 30, 2020
    Colombian mango industry switches up export strategy, growers planting...
    An industry representative explains how Colombian mango producers will move forward exporting under new regulations as the country begins...
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  • July 30, 2020
    Del Monte comes out strong despite "unprecedented, turbulent" quarter
    Del Monte also recently bought six new vessels as new financial results show increased net income despite unexpected difficulties...
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  • July 29, 2020
    International avocado market expected to recover in Covid-19 aftermath
    Tridge says that as borders start to reopen and trade begins to resume to normal levels, the avocado industry...
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  • July 29, 2020
    What to expect from trucking during Covid-19
    Steve Raetz of C.H. Robinson says to be best informed on the trucking market and its capabilities in this...
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  • July 29, 2020
    Fall Creek adds Alberto Medina-Mora as regional director for...
    Blueberry breeding and nursery company Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has hired Alberto Medina-Mora as regional director for Mexico. The...
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  • July 29, 2020
    U.S. fruit and vegetable market will be shaped by...
    Joe Watson, VP of Membership and Engagement for the PMA said: "It is becoming increasingly evident that the virus...
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  • July 28, 2020
    California avocado demand remains strong into summer - CAC
    The California Avocado Commission also recently resumed certain tactics that they deemed inappropriate during the early days of the...
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  • July 28, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Strawberries prices skyrocket as California supplies...
    The average per kilo price of strawberries in the U.S. market in week 29 was roughly double the previous...
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  • July 28, 2020
    LatAm banana associations slam new Rainforest Alliance rules
    Latin American banana associations have slammed the recently announced new standards of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, saying their...
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  • July 28, 2020
    South African ports handle record citrus volumes
    South Africa’s ports have handled record citrus volumes this year, recording a 29.4% increase across all terminals, Transnet Port...
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  • July 27, 2020
    Research results: Nanobubbles increase strawberry yields by 14 percent
    PRESS RELEASE In the Spring of 2020, trials were conducted by Delphy Research Institute in the Netherlands, on behalf...
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  • July 27, 2020
    Hazel Tech teams up with Farmlands Co-operative in New...
    The partnership focuses on the use of Hazel Trex, a new pre-harvest technology launched by Hazel Tech this year,...
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  • July 27, 2020
    U.S.: Cyclospora cases grow as source remains unknown
    As of July 22, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting a total of 641 cases across 11...
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  • July 27, 2020
    Stemilt kicks off Moon cherry program
    Stemilt is kicking off its premium high-altitude cherry program, A Half Mile Closer the Moon, which it describes as...
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  • July 24, 2020
    Fyffes CEO and Chairman to retire
    Fyffes, which was acquired by the Sumitomo Corporation of Japan in 2017, has announced that its CEO and Chairman...
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  • July 24, 2020
    Mexico reduces U.S. berry export forecast due to pandemic
    Mexico has reduced its berry export forecasts to its leading market this year due to the pandemic but is...
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  • July 24, 2020
    TOMRA Food opens new regional headquarters in Latin America
    The new base in Chile means that TOMRA Food and its two sister companies, Compac and BBC Technologies, now...
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  • July 24, 2020
    U.S.: Frieda’s says this is the summer of dragon...
    U.S. tropical fruit company Frieda’s expects dragon fruit to perform particularly well this year, as consumers look for little...
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  • July 23, 2020
    Index Fresh brings Colombian avocados to U.S. for third...
    The global avocado marketer has had two previous rounds of bringing the Colombian fruit to the U.S. market; running...
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  • July 23, 2020
    U.S.: Potato sales have skyrocketed by a third since...
    All potato categories across the retail store, except deli-prepared sides, increased in dollar and volume sales over a three-month...
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  • July 23, 2020
    Colombian mangoes gain improved market access to EU
    The EU lessened restrictions on Colombian mango imports that required an often detrimental hot-water treatment as the country's exporters...
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  • July 23, 2020
    Apple orchards worldwide turn to Harvista in time of...
    Maturity at harvest continues to be the most critical factor during pre-harvest that influences post-harvest life, especially for apple...
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  • July 23, 2020
    Family Tree Farms adds UNITEC blueberry lines
    California-based grower-packer Family Free Farms has installed two additional UNITEC blueberry lines, having first started working with the sorting...
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  • July 22, 2020
    U.S.: Meth found hidden in shipment of green onions
    Customs officers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry found US$1.4 million worth of methamphetamine stashed in a shipment...
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  • July 22, 2020
    Hass avocado business gets off the ground in Ecuador
    Hass avocado production is gaining momentum on the coast of Ecuador, where a farm of Chilean investor Roderick Maclean...
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  • July 22, 2020
    U.S. reversal on in-restaurant dining opening a "devastating hit"...
    The PMA representative's comments came as fresh vegetable sales at U.S. retail notched a 16% uptick year-on-year, with summer...
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  • July 22, 2020
    ALDI to open 70 new stores by end of...
    Along with opening its 2,000th store and announcing plans to open 70 stores across the U.S. this year, Aldi...
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  • July 22, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte Europe highlights its sustainability efforts on...
    PRESS RELEASE Del Monte Europe, a subsidiary of global leader in fresh fruits and vegetables Fresh Del Monte Fresh...
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  • July 21, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: A look back at the history...
    July is an auspicious month for blueberries. Not only does it bring the blue to the red, white and...
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  • July 21, 2020
    Ecuadorian banana industry troubled by spot market price collapse
    The average spot market per-box price for the fruit of US$3.50 is almost half of the government-implemented minimum price...
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  • July 21, 2020
    New partnership to bring world's first self-driving truck network...
    The companies are now creating digital routes, terminals, and a monitoring system that tracks its trucks to create a...
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  • July 20, 2020
    Mission Produce and Hazel Technologies unveil new avocado post-harvest...
    The "win-win" technology - a quarter-sized biodegradable insert - not only extends avocado shelf life but is also delivers...
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  • July 20, 2020
    Naturipe provides value-added packs of 'contact-free' blueberries for foodservice
    Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division has shared details of its diversified and elevated foodservice program, for which it has...
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  • July 20, 2020
    Strong U.S. sales for Chilean lemons, season in full...
    It's Chilean lemon season and exports to the U.S. will remain steady until September with figures showing strong sales...
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  • July 20, 2020
    South African citrus industry eyes smoother logistics with new...
    Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) brought on Velile Dube as its new chief executive effective from July 1, following years...
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  • July 20, 2020
    Peru forecasts massive lift in blueberry exports this year
    Peru, which last year became the world's biggest fresh blueberry exporter, is expecting another big lift in shipments in...
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  • July 17, 2020
    Duda Farm Fresh Foods brings imported citrus to the...
    PRESS RELEASE Just in time for the summer season, Duda Farm Fresh Foods launches its 18th consecutive import citrus...
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  • July 17, 2020
    Generation Farms now distributing white and purple premium garlic
    PRESS RELEASE Generation Farms, a leading grower-shipper of organic and conventional onions, watermelon, zucchini, squash, and other fresh fruits...
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  • July 17, 2020
    Hazel Tech announces successful mango partnership with Peruvian exporter
    Hazel Technologies' CEO says the success of the new Peruvian partnership paves the way for future partnerships in India,...
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  • July 17, 2020
    U.S. avocado sales reach record highs in first quarter
    Hass avocado sales started the year out strong with record highs, the boost seen as a result of key...
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  • July 17, 2020
    French-bred Story apple to be commercialized in U.S.
    A U.S. company was licensed to become the U.S. Propagation Manager for one of a French institute's newest selections,...
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  • July 17, 2020
    Major Uruguayan blueberry producer gets new varieties from Australia's...
    Gamorel S.A. received new Australian varieties for reconversion plantings in its Uruguay fields on Wednesday after the Uruguayan blueberry...
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  • July 16, 2020
    South Florida to receive first cold storage facility built...
    The investment decision comes in direct response to a higher demand for temperature-controlled spaces for imported perishables from South...
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  • July 15, 2020
    Australian grape industry body chair quits following Sun World...
    The former chair said he did not “wish to subject the ATGA to unnecessary scrutiny” following “breaches to grower...
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  • July 15, 2020
    Southern Hemisphere notched record fruit exports to Asia in...
    Southern Hemisphere fruit traders also look with "modest optimism" towards the second half of the year, following a Covid-19-related...
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  • July 15, 2020
    Fresh share of U.S. produce sales back at pre-pandemic...
    Fresh produce's share of total produce sales finally returned to pre-pandemic levels in the week ending July 5, which...
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  • July 15, 2020
    Green SuperFood carries out first Tahiti lime export to...
    The Colombia-based company recently finished up its first-ever season shipping Tahiti limes to the U.S., and has further expansion...
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  • July 15, 2020
    Amazon to launch smart carts that let shoppers skip...
    The retailer is testing Dash Cart, Amazon's new tech innovation that allows grocery shoppers to skip checkout lines, in...
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  • July 14, 2020
    C.H. Robinson and Microsoft partner to "digitally transform" future supply chains
    By combining their platforms, the leading companies aim to enable real-time visibility and meet the changing demands of evolving...
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  • July 14, 2020
    Peruvian avocado exports up 15% in H1
    In contrast to the first half of 2019, when Peru's export volume rose by 9% but average prices took...
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  • July 14, 2020
    Vandenberg adds grapes to Sunrays product line
    New York-based fresh produce importer Jac. Vandenberg will be adding grapes to its Sunrays product line as it launches...
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  • July 14, 2020
    Oppy begins Oceanside Pole tomato summer harvest
    Oppy says it is ushering in the summer season with "highly-anticipated" Oceanside Pole label roma and round tomatoes, with...
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  • July 14, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: U.S. lime market seeing highest volumes...
    Despite the demand boost for citrus in general during the Covid-19 pandemic, so far in 2020 the world's largest...
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  • July 13, 2020
    Root 24 Farms launches first organic fresh blueberry items
    PRESS RELEASE Sales of fresh organic blueberries continue to soar – up 20% versus last year according to recent...
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  • July 13, 2020
    Wonderful Company sees strong future for Halo import program,...
    We caught up with The Wonderful Company's Diana Salsa about expansion plans for the leading U.S. mandarin brand's import...
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  • July 13, 2020
    EU citrus production drop to fuel imports - report
    Citrus production in the European Union is projected to be 11% lower year-on-year in the 2019-20 season at 10.4m...
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  • July 13, 2020
    U.S.: Covid-19 slams Washington’s apple and cherry pickers
    It isn’t just meatpacking plants that have been hotspots for Covid-19 to spread within the agricultural industry. The post U.S.:...
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  • July 13, 2020
    Ecuador's banana exports jumped 11% through May
    Ecuadorian banana exports through May jumped 11% year-on-year, largely due to higher levels of production thanks to the newly...
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  • July 10, 2020
    Apples now included USDA's Covid-19 assistance program
    The U.S. Apple Association is "extremely pleased" with the news that the USDA will be award apple growers a...
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  • July 10, 2020
    U.S.: Case count passes 500 in bagged salad-linked Cyclospora...
    More than 500 people have so far become ill from the U.S. multistate outbreak of Cyclospora that led numerous...
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  • July 10, 2020
    T&G Global launches first "climate-change resistant" apple variety
    The New Zealand-headquartered company will commercialize the first new apple variety that is bred to withstand "the world’s hottest...
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  • July 10, 2020
    New EU phytosanitary import rules had "significant consequences" for...
    New regulations implemented last December for exporters and plant protection organizations have increased the barriers for trade with Europe. The...
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  • March 20, 2020
    Australia: Queensland tells foreign trading ships to self-quarantine for...
    Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) slammed the decision, saying it may hinder Australian consumers' ability to buy goods amid the...
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  • March 20, 2020
    Argentina's cherry industry wraps up positive season despite Covid-19...
    Despite facing challenges in pricing in the last weeks of the season from coronavirus instability, Argentina's cherry exports met...
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  • March 20, 2020
    State of the Market: Grape prices down in Europe
    In week 11 this year, blueberry prices rose in the U.S. amid falling supplies but fell in Europe and...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.K. relaxes laws on supermarket competition, drivers' hours
    The reported move allows retailers to share data with each other on stock levels, cooperate to keep stores open,...
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  • March 19, 2020
    EU border restrictions disrupting food supplies, industry groups say
    They also raised concerns over potential labor shortages, after more than a dozen countries either tightened or shut its...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.S. apple crop quality and size would be "greatly...
    The U.S. State Department as of today has suspended processing new applications in Mexico for the critical guest worker...
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  • March 19, 2020
    Global Cherry Summit postponed
    The new date for this year's edition of the Global Cherry Summit, the world's leading event in the cherry...
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  • March 19, 2020
    Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan
    Westfalia Fruit Colombia has shipped its first container of Hass avocados from the South American country to the newly...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.S.: FDA Q&A on food safety during the Covid-19...
    It addresses many questions such as whether there must be recall/facility closure if a worker tested positive for the...
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  • March 18, 2020
    U.S. limits guest worker visas for Mexicans
    As of today, new applications will not be processed for the H2A guest worker program and only returning seasonal...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Chile declares 90-day state of catastrophe over Covid-19 outbreak
    The decree gives the government special powers to restrict transit, movement of people and gatherings to assure food supply...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Covid-19 worsens global container imbalance
    The coronavirus (Covid-19) has in effect turned the container imbalance and the market upside down, according to Germany-based Container...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Australia develops non-invasive mango ripeness-testing device
    The project sees high-resolution satellite imagery combined with data from hand-held fruit-scanning devices to better map variations in mango...
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  • March 18, 2020
    EU fruit and veg industry boosts efforts to ensure...
    The European Fresh Produce Association said that the closure of border crossings in Europe for people due to the...
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  • March 17, 2020
    Southern Africa expecting record citrus crop and remains confident...
    The Southern African citrus sector is expecting record export volumes this season, which an industry body still expects to...
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  • March 17, 2020
    GreenTech Americas rescheduled to 25 – 27 August 2020
    GreenTech Americas is the first regional event in Mexico of GreenTech, the international meeting place for horticultural technology. The post...
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  • March 17, 2020
    South Africa's high expectations for pome fruit season turn...
    With a larger apple crop and average peach production amid small domestic pome fruit supplies in Europe, the South...
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  • March 17, 2020
    No evidence that food can transmit Covid-19 - EFSA
    There have been reports over recent days that consumers may be avoiding imported produce over concerns about the long...
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  • March 17, 2020
    U.S. waives hours of service rules for emergency food...
    The U.S. has issued an emergency declaration that impacts hours of service rules regulating the trucking industry, which will...
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  • March 17, 2020
    Stonefruit in Charts: Prices of Chilean fruit in the...
    While prices of one stonefruit category have fallen in line with previous seasons, another has shot up and another...
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  • March 16, 2020
    Chinese port congestion eases further amid soaring global reefer...
    Severe Chinese port congestion is easing, although a logjam of refrigerated containers has disrupted supplies of fresh and frozen...
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  • March 13, 2020
    U.K.: Morrisons to pay small suppliers immediately
    Morrisons is to move to immediate payments for its smaller suppliers to help them manage their cashflow during these...
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  • March 13, 2020
    Fyffes boosts stake in major German importer
    Fyffes has upped its stake in Fruchtimport vanWylick by purchasing the shareholdings of Capespan and Gemüsering, thereby becoming a...
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  • March 13, 2020
    Citrus Australia warns of potential labor, farming input shortages...
    The Australian citrus industry body has warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could impact on seasonal labor programs, farming...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Monsanto secretly funded weedkiller studies - report
    Monsanto reportedly secretly funded academic studies indicating “very severe impacts” on farming and the environment if its controversial glyphosate...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Tesco boss tells shoppers not to panic as food...
    “There’s plenty of product in the supply chain, there’s plenty of food at Tesco and other supermarkets, and I...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Numerous produce industry events canceled or postponed due to...
    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread around the world, numerous produce industry events have been either canceled...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Sun World grants new grape licenses in California and...
    “Demand for our new grape varieties and brands continues to grow -- not just in North America but increasingly...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Limoneira posts bigger Q1 loss following lemon pricing headwinds
    The company posted net revenues of US$41.7m for the period ended Jan. 30, compared to US$42m in the same...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Coronavirus outbreak likely fueling demand for local produce, says...
    Globally, there is likely to be an impact on product and brand choices being made at the checkout due...
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  • March 12, 2020
    FDA halts most foreign inspections through April due to...
    But the FDA said that inspections outside the U.S. deemed mission-critical will still be considered on a case-by-case basis. The...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Calavo posts Q1 loss despite record revenues
    Calavo packed and sold 15% more avocado pounds in the latest quarter and outstripped overall estimated U.S. industry volume...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Three Dutch start-ups win challenge Mexico
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Americas organized in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Business Support Office and KLM, a...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Opinion: Insights to build a tropical program for your...
    Gina Garven of Robinson Fresh provides what retailers need to know about the tropical produce category and offers tips...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Amazon to start selling cashierless technology to rival retailers
    The e-commerce giant reportedly has several retailers already signed up to use the system, which is being marketed as...
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  • March 10, 2020
    Intra-EU produce trade could be "significantly distorted" by coronavirus...
    From "severe hurdles" re-entering China to knock-on effects in other markets to a global container shortage, the potential impacts...
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  • March 10, 2020
    Berries in Charts: A pricing snapshot of the four...
    In this week's edition we take a look at how the average prices the main four berry categories have...
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  • March 9, 2020
    National Farmworker Awareness Week gives chance to celebrate farmworkers...
    PRESS RELEASE Washington, U.S. – This month, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and training organization that partners with...
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  • March 9, 2020
    California nectarines gain access to China
    California nectarines from a few regions have been granted access to the Chinese market, the Asian country's authorities announced...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Albertsons files IPO to go public again
    Idaho-based Albertsons seeks to raise US$100 million through the offering, although that amount is often used as a...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Tesco agrees to US$10.6B sale of Malaysian, Thai operations...
    On completion, Tesco will no longer have interests outside of Europe as it exited China last month through the...
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  • March 9, 2020
    New Zealand kiwifruit industry working on coronavirus mitigation plan...
    The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is working to mitigate disruption from the global coronavirus outbreak, amid expectations for an...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Giant and Safeway workers approve new contract, avoid strike
    After the workers' union said it would reject proposals for pension changes in February, the two parties came to...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Banana exports from Ecuador expect challenges
    Ecuador's banana industry outlines impacts of coronavirus on trade and the global economy, saying it will "seriously feel the...
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  • March 7, 2020
    Elon Musk's brother plans to open 'Super Farm'
    Kimbal Musk who was named "Global Social Entrepreneur" of the year by the World Economic Forum in 2017, started...
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  • March 6, 2020
    FDA unveils leafy green safety action plan
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a wide-reaching action plan to improve the safety of leafy...
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  • March 6, 2020
    New Zealand kiwifruit industry working on coronavirus mitigation plan...
    The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is working to mitigate disruption from the global coronavirus outbreak, amid expectations for an...
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  • March 6, 2020
    National Mango Board recognizes the contribution of women in...
    PRESS RELEASE Orlando, Florida – The National Mango Board (NMB) is celebrating International Women's Day on March 8, 2020....
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  • March 6, 2020
    New headquarters affirm TOMRA Food’s commitment to South Africa,...
    PRESS RELEASE Leuven, Belgium – TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers...
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  • March 6, 2020
    New bio-fungicide for citrus and table grapes in Chile
    A team of researchers in Chile announced next steps in its fungicide formula that it says will help the...
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  • March 6, 2020
    Costa Rican pineapple exports drop following weather and market...
    Exports fell by 5% to 2.12m metric tons (MT) in 2019 due to the influence of the adverse weather...
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  • March 6, 2020
    Vietnamese bakery gets creative with unsold dragon fruit due...
    A bakery in Vietnam has begun selling pink break made with dragon fruit that had gone unsold due to...
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  • March 6, 2020
    U.S.: Kroger stock jumps as coronavirus impacts sales
    Stock in the retailer jumped 8.1% in recent days due to a flurry of purchases from concerns over coronavirus,...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Total Produce notches higher revenues and profit in 2019
    It is the first year to include twelve months' contribution from Dole Food Company, of which Total Produce acquired...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Carrefour launches grocery bus in Dubai
    Carrefour's grocery bus will serve communities that don't have easy access to fresh food items by providing organic produce...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Argentina's citrus industry is optimistic despite difficulties
    Lemon and mandarin production is slightly down as the seasons kick off but Argentina's citrus industry remains optimistic, says...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports to Asia running higher despite overall...
    Shipments to the region from Sept. 1 to March 4 were registered up by 10% at 367,000 metric tons...
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  • March 4, 2020
    U.S. House introduces resolution declaring July “National Blueberry Month”
    The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a resolution that seeks honor the blueberry industry by declaring July as...
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  • March 4, 2020
    USDA sued over hydroponic organic certifications
    The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of organic farms and stakeholders are suing the USDA for...
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  • March 4, 2020
    U.S.: Publix sees big gains and eyes investments
    Ending the year strong, the employee-owned Publix added 30 stores this year and continues to look for investment opportunities....
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  • March 4, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports to U.S. drop 10%
    For Chilean table grapes, cherries and citrus, exports dipped slightly to the North American destination but Chilean exports of...
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  • March 4, 2020
    AIGN and Prevar Limited pen extension of agreement
    PRESS RELEASE Prevar Limited and the AIGN (Associated International Group of Nurseries) confirmed their ongoing partnership by signing a...
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  • March 4, 2020
    Maersk reduces Indian grape transit time to Europe
    Maersk says the service leverages its variety of services throughout the supply chain and will reduce the transit time...
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  • March 4, 2020
    Opinion: Navigating the cellular transition and its impacts on...
    By Matthew Neidlinger, Director — Product Management at Emerson The quickly evolving mobile device industry has thrust the perishable...
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  • March 3, 2020
    U.S.: Frozen produce sales rise as consumers stockpile amid...
    Nielsen said that as consumers assess their purchasing decisions, there’s "little doubt that buying will shift toward shelf-stable and...
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  • March 3, 2020
    U.S.: Safeway workers to strike while negotiations are stalled
    On Thursday Safeway's union will decide if it will reject the management's pension policies after being in a stand...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Australia: Fall armyworm on the march in Far North...
    Suspect moths collected at South Johnstone, Tolga and Lakeland were confirmed by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ entomologists to...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Limes in Charts: Prices jump after lowest point in...
    Lime supplies are finally normalizing and getting closer to last year's levels. We could see a rapid recovery of...
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  • March 3, 2020
    China's new round of tariff exclusions kicks in
    A new round of tariff exclusions are now available for Chinese importers of U.S. agricultural products, but it is...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Peruvian citrus to send more exports this year
    Hoping to see a rise of 5% in production, figures are looking similar to last season for the Peruvian...
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  • March 2, 2020
    T&G boosts operating profit in 2019 amid "continued transition"
    New Zealand-headquartered T&G Global Limited says its 2019 financial results demonstrate progress on its three-year roadmap for growth, with...
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  • March 2, 2020
    U.S. fruit exports slide in 2019
    Fresh deciduous fruit exports from the country were down 5% at US$2.53bn while fresh citrus exports were 10% lower...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Walmart tests e-commerce platform to compete against Amazon
    Insider sources confirmed that Walmart Plus is in the works and may potentially provide customers with an online service...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports fell by a quarter in January
    Along with reporting lower blueberry and avocado figures, Chilean fruit exports into China are also moving better and with...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Peruvian avocado exports could be number two worldwide, says...
    After a big jump for Peruvian avocado exports in 2018, the industry now believes that it can beat out...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Costa Group faced "significant challenges" in 2019
    But despite recent challenges, Costa says the 'business fundamentals' remain strong and initial trading into CY2020 has been "positive". The...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Walmart may sell majority stake in Asda
    UK's third-largest grocery chain Asda is owned by Walmart, who is now speaking with interested parties about potentially selling...
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  • February 28, 2020
    State of the Market: Grape supplies pick up in...
    In the U.S. grape prices are expected to fall amid rising arrival volumes, while in Europe supplies are low...
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  • February 28, 2020
    China's port congestion eases amid fluctuations in global produce...
    While Chinese ports are clearing their coronavirus-related backlogs, it has been revealed that produce pricing has been heavily affected...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Brexit risks produce shortage as immigration laws tighten
    Last week the U.K. released its new immigration policy that would end all movement of EU workers who supply...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Apeel Sciences welcomes Taylor Sokol as new director of...
    PRESS RELEASE Santa Barbara, California — Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of TIME Magazine's...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Forever Fresh expands offering as new Chilean partner comes...
    U.S.-based sales and marketing company Forever Fresh is growing with an expanded offering of South American fruit, as Provex...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Tree created that can produce 40 stonefruit varieties
    Grafting techniques have been used to create a tree that can produce 40 different stonefruit varieties, which ripen sequentially...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Australia: TR4 confirmed on fourth Tully banana farm
    Australia's Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has confirmed the presence of Fusarium Wilt tropical race IV on a fourth Tully Valley...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Carrefour China saw significant profit this quarter
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  • February 13, 2020
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