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  • January 20, 2022
    Canada: Fruit and vegetable shortages get worse as unvaccinated...
    Canadian border agents began refusing entry to unvaccinated American truckers at the start of this week, and it’s already...
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  • January 20, 2022
    How to fertilize avocado trees
    Fertilizing avocado trees, along with general care and proper planting, will give you the best chance of an abundant...
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  • January 20, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s dramatic increase in blueberry production...
    According to the latest forecasts, a growth of about 37 percent is expected in quantities shipped to the US...
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  • January 20, 2022
    Upward Farms announces 'world's largest indoor vertical farm'
    Upward Farms’ new facility in Pennsylvania will be 2-4x the size of the next largest vertical farms operated by...
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  • January 20, 2022
    "Unprecedented and crazy": Produce industry experts address supply chain...
    When asked about his prediction of freight rates, Jeff Moore of Tom Lange Companies said "rates this year and...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Shipping companies' profits hit $150B last year, with rates...
    Ocean shipping rates are expected to stay elevated well into 2022, setting up another year of booming profits for...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Texas distribution center construction completed for Mexico's GAB Operations
    The new 45,590-sf facility will provide increased cold storage capacity for fresh produce and serve as a hub for...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Blueberry trading active for Mexico and Peru amid limited...
    A weekly USDA report provides information on the blueberry market conditions for both Mexican and Peruvian fruit, with Chilean...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Agroberries receives investment from U.S. company to accelerate global...
    The investment will accelerate the roll-out of proprietary varietals further strengthening Agroberries' year-round offering across berry categories. The post Agroberries...
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  • January 19, 2022
    What to consider when planning an agricultural drainage system
    If you’re planning to install a drainage system and intend to connect to a public ditch or tile system,...
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  • January 18, 2022
    Port backlog at record high in Southern California
    According to a report by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, as of Friday there were a record number of...
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  • January 18, 2022
    ASGLOBALFRESH projects increases in Moroccan citrus exports
    ASGLOBALFRESH focuses its efforts on the delivery of quality fresh fruits throughout the year, which is why their motto...
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  • January 18, 2022
    Chile: Asoex 'deeply concerned' about country's port situation
    Chile's Association of Fruit Exporters (Asoex) says that it is "deeply concerned" about the country's port situation, which it...
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  • January 18, 2022
    When and how to prune olive trees
    When you trim olive trees to allow sun to enter into the center, it improves the fruiting, so check...
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  • January 18, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Logistical constraints continue to afflict Chilean...
    Despite the logistical predicaments faced by Chilean blueberries this season, things are looking up as the incoming volumes continue...
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  • January 17, 2022
    ITC studies show heavy Mexican squash, cucumber imports hurting...
    The reports paint a picture of surging volumes of fresh fruits and vegetables imported from Mexico that have impacted...
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  • January 17, 2022
    Del Monte appoints new COO from within
    The new appointee has served as the company's Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Middle East Region since October...
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  • January 17, 2022
    Pacific Trellis Fruit ready to supply high-quality Chilean stone...
    "We're excited for an import stone fruit season built on a solid partnership with growers in Chile. Our forecasts...
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  • January 17, 2022
    What are non-conventional renewable energies?
    Renewable energies are those that come from virtually inexhaustible natural sources and are capable of regenerating through natural means. The...
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  • January 17, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports to set record this season
    Peruvian table grape exports are set to increase of 17% compared to what was shipped last season, marking a...
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  • January 14, 2022
    USDA citrus forecast sees another projected dip in Florida...
    Each of those projections is lower than last month’s report, and represent a decline from the already-low start-of-season predictions...
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  • January 14, 2022
    Mission Produce veteran retires
    The outgoing executive is known for his contributions and dedication to the category, including his support in the development...
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  • January 14, 2022
    Mexican berry industry to grow substantially in 2022
    The total value of Mexican berry exports has increased fivefold from US$516 million in 2011 to US$2.4 billion in...
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  • January 14, 2022
    U.S.: Retail fresh produce sales surpass last year's while...
    “On the fruit side, all top 10 items gained versus year ago,” said Jonna Parker, Team Lead for IRI...
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  • January 14, 2022
    How to grow store-bought garlic without seeds
    In this article we will walk you through the complete guide to making a small potted garlic plant without...
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  • January 13, 2022
    China's Omicron outbreak is bad news for the global...
    An omicron outbreak in China is sending jitters through supply chains as manufacturers and shippers brace for disruption inside...
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  • January 13, 2022
    U.S. petition alleges South African lemon juice dumping, seeks...
    A U.S. citrus juice maker has filed a petition with the United States International Trade Commission, requesting that the...
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  • January 13, 2022
    QIMA takes quality control to Mumbai, India
    QIMA Produce is proud to bring quality control and safety for consumers worldwide all the way to Mumbai, India. The...
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  • January 13, 2022
    How to make an at-home rotating compost bin
    Some compost bins can be expensive, but you can learn how to build one yourself, for less money and...
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  • January 13, 2022
    Lemons limited to one per person at certain New...
    As an alternative to lemon, lime is available on supermarket shelves, but the prices range from $29.99 to a...
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  • January 12, 2022
    USDA to purchase $30M in U.S. table grapes in...
    The award, which came as a result of a formal request made by the California Table Grape Commission, will...
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  • January 12, 2022
    West Pak Avocado announces Northeast distribution center
    This latest full-service distribution center will offer ripening, bagging, repacking, and cold storage services and will service the Northeast...
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  • January 12, 2022
    Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls certain salads due to possible...
    This voluntary recall notification is being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce...
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  • January 12, 2022
    Top 10 vegetables for cold climates
    By combining cool-season vegetables with techniques to extend the growing season, your garden can be more productive throughout the...
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  • January 12, 2022
    Avocados From Mexico launches digital experience for the Big...
    Avocados From Mexico has lauched a multifaceted campaign designed to engage consumers and make avocados shippable at every touchpoint...
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  • January 11, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - December 2021
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during December, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • January 11, 2022
    The challenges of the transition: Reliability is king
    John Pandol says: "Perhaps there are times and places where bluffing works, but in a world where reliability is...
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  • January 11, 2022
    Limoneira boosts Q4 revenue, expects high lemon pricing to...
    "These results were driven by higher lemon prices and very strong brokered fruit revenue which more than doubled compared...
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  • January 11, 2022
    Mixed picture for European and U.S. apple stocks in...
    A new report has shown a mixed picture for pear and apple stocks in December in the European and...
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  • January 11, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Influx of Chilean cherries expected in...
    Further reduction in prices could be expected in the following weeks as the incoming cumulative volume of cherries continues...
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  • January 11, 2022
    AirBattery: A new way to store renewable energy
    During the day, excess energy from solar panels powers a system in which water is used to condense the...
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  • January 11, 2022
    'Florida' branding on orange juice helps it sell better...
    As it turns out, nearly half of the respondents in a new survey say they’re more willing to pay...
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  • January 10, 2022
    Dutch officers seize over 4 tons of cocaine hidden...
    The find was made on December 30 and had a street value of €300m, officials said. Once emptied, the...
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  • January 10, 2022
    Maersk overtaken as world’s biggest shipping line
    Maersk, which first entered containerized trade in 1975, has held the top spot for decades. The carrier has been...
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  • January 10, 2022
    Robotic pruner ready to cut down production problems in...
    While the whole of agriculture trends toward automation technologies, the production operations of tree fruit crops still require a...
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  • January 10, 2022
    Scientists breeding citrus tolerant of deadly disease
    A $1.5 million emergency grant is enabling UC Riverside scientists to find plants impervious to a disease threatening America’s...
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  • January 10, 2022
    Colombia to continue exporting most of its Hass avocado...
    Jorge Enrique Restrepo, executive president of Corpohass, said that the country is surpassing countries such as Chile and Israel,...
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  • January 7, 2022
    An unusually tall avocado tree in San Francisco is...
    When Ammar Swalim took over a small Pacific Heights hardware store two weeks ago, he had no idea what...
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  • January 7, 2022
    Chinese national in US pleads guilty to stealing Monsanto...
    Xiang Haitao, 44, was employed as an imaging scientist by Monsanto and its subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, from 2008...
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  • January 7, 2022
    Indian table grape growers taking united stand on pricing
    Vilas Shinde, CMD of Nashik-based Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company, the largest exporter of grapes in the country, said the...
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  • January 7, 2022
    Plastic-free food packaging that kills dangerous bacteria
    Potentially extending the shelf-life of fresh fruit by two to three days, the natural food packaging is made from...
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  • January 7, 2022
    The importance of soil pH in blueberry fields
    Blueberries are distinct among fruit crops in their soil and fertility requirements, needing acidic soil. Check out how to...
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  • January 6, 2022
    California table grape growers continue path to mechanization and...
    Through the California Table Grape Commission, growers are working to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of vineyard operations. The...
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  • January 6, 2022
    Supply chain issues may have peaked - NY Federal...
    The NY Fed unveiled a new index on Tuesday, which combines different metrics of data from across the supply...
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  • January 6, 2022
    Honeybear Brands announces cherry import program
    The company’s dual-hemisphere cherry program now provides fruit available during winter, direct from Chile, and summer months, domestically from...
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  • January 6, 2022
    Avocado production: Water footprint and socio-economic implications
    It is evident that increasing demand and production of avocados is already causing water stress conditions in some countries,...
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  • January 6, 2022
    Maersk acquires LF Logistics for billions
    The acquisition of LF Logistics will transform Maersk into a global integrator of container logistics, providing digital end-to-end logistics...
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  • January 5, 2022
    S2G Ventures reveals 10 trends shaping the future of...
    In response to changing consumer preferences, climate change and shifts in the capital market landscape, the company predicts that...
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  • January 5, 2022
    Start to book these key fruit industry events coming...
    The South American Blueberry Convention, Agricultural Water Summit and Global Cherry Summit will all be held in the first...
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  • January 5, 2022
    U.S. blocking tomato shipments from Mexican farms accused of...
    The administration is blocking all tomato shipments from the agribusinesses based in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí,...
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  • January 5, 2022
    Freeze damage on citrus trees: Preparation and recovery
    Because it is very difficult to assess the damage right after freezing, it is recommended to wait until the...
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  • January 5, 2022
    Farmer sentiment rises on strengthening current financial position
    Even as supply chain issues hamper producers' capital investment plans, the Farm Capital Investment Index rose in December, up...
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  • January 4, 2022
    Port of Oakland launches program to expedite ag exports
    The goal is to provide relief to agricultural exporters who are facing shortages of export capacity and skyrocketing logistics...
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  • January 4, 2022
    Sumo Citrus kicks off with expanded distribution and new...
    "Once someone tries Sumo Citrus for the first time it's easy to see the reason for such a loyal...
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  • January 4, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry prices see magnificent growth year-on-year...
    Overall we can conclude that these four types of berries have seen higher prices, over 50%, than in previous...
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  • January 4, 2022
    New technology in strawberry production
    These technologies can improve strawberry production by reducing inputs and increasing efficiency in a range of on and off-farm...
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  • January 4, 2022
    Mexico: Researchers warn of drought in early 2022
    Over the following months, it is expected that La Niña will develop from moderate to intense, meaning Mexico could...
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  • January 3, 2022
    Map shows almost all of California out of ‘exceptional...
    The heavy storms during late December contributed to a record snowfall for the month, with the Central Sierra snow...
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  • January 3, 2022
    California commission claims retailers violating plastic bag law
    The group has asked California to force retailers to strip these bags of the ubiquitous "chasing arrows" logo and...
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  • January 3, 2022
    Sun World expands footprint in North America
    The company has added a stone fruit marketer and two importers to its panel of North American licensees. The post...
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  • January 3, 2022
    What you need to know about the avocado lace...
    The avocado lace bug has been regarded as having limited distribution and being of only minor economic importance, however,...
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  • December 30, 2021
    Highlights from the fourth quarter of 2021
    As we prepare for 2022, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2021! The post Highlights...
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  • December 29, 2021
    Highlights from the third quarter of 2021
    As we prepare for 2022, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2021! The post Highlights...
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  • December 28, 2021
    Highlights from the second quarter of 2021
    As we prepare for 2022, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2021! The post Highlights...
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  • December 27, 2021
    Highlights from the first quarter of 2021
    As we prepare for 2022, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2021! The post Highlights...
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  • December 24, 2021
    Supply chain disruption cost California farms $2.1 billion in...
    Already staggered by the drought, California’s farmers are losing overseas sales as the COVID-19 pandemic has produced a devastating...
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  • December 24, 2021
    Giving ugly produce a chance
    Explaining the value of misshapen vegetables – that they are as healthful as their picture-perfect counterparts and buying them...
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  • December 24, 2021
    Triumph in New York
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor speaks about how the 2021 edition of the New York Produce Show and Conference that...
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  • December 24, 2021
    California's water supplies "in trouble as climate change worsens...
    A closer look at California’s water resources shows the challenge ahead and how climate change is putting the state’s...
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  • December 23, 2021
    California set for rain and snow over holiday period
    Forecasters warned that holiday travel, especially through high passes, would be affected by multiple rounds of rain, mountain snow...
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  • December 23, 2021
    Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls packaged salads due to possible...
    Dole Fresh Vegetables has announced a voluntary precautionary recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at...
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  • December 23, 2021
    Mission Produce resilient in Q4 despite "significant headwinds"
    "Mexico’s challenging supply dynamic, port delays and logistics issues, and the variability in consumer shopping patterns due to the...
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  • December 22, 2021
    Calavo Growers appoints new CEO
    The new appointee previously served as the President and CEO of the Castellini Group of Companies, and also held...
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  • December 22, 2021
    Full Harvest closes $23M Series B financing round
    The produce business-to-business marketplace specializing in surplus and imperfect produce announced the closure of the round led by agtech...
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  • December 22, 2021
    FDA announces listeria outbreak linked to packaged salad
    According to the CDC, as of Dec. 21, 2021, 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of listeria have...
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  • December 22, 2021
    David Marguleas, CEO of Sun World: The global grape...
    We spoke with the industry leader about the thinking behind some of Sun World’s most recent announcements, what the...
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  • December 22, 2021
    A guide to cultivating grapes under covers
    The practice of cultivating grapes under covers is an alternative that may be somewhat new for some farmers but...
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  • December 22, 2021
    Innovative biodegradable agricultural ties
    BOA FANG ranks as one of the few dedicated companies to tying processes that use 100% natural, biodegradable and...
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  • December 22, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte's sustainability programs receive high scores, awards
    Fresh Del Monte scored in CDP’s Leadership Level with an A- in the Water Security category and wins in...
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  • December 22, 2021
    Soil testing on fruit and vegetable farms
    Soil testing is a foundation for nutrient management and soil test provides baseline information about the amounts of nutrients...
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  • December 21, 2021
    Calavo swings to a loss in Q4 over rising...
    The California-based company reported a net loss of of $13 million, compared to net income of $6.2 million for...
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  • December 21, 2021
    Dole renews partnership with child hunger campaign
    The two brands look to expand the partnership in 2022 through new initiatives designed in part to counter the...
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  • December 21, 2021
    Walmart sued in California for alleged dumping of pesticides,...
    A lawsuit filed by the California attorney general and a dozen district attorneys alleges Walmart has dumped nearly 80...
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  • December 21, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Citrus prices in the U.S. market
    This week we take a look at prices of grapefruit, lemons, oranges, limes, clementines and tangerines in the U.S....
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  • December 21, 2021
    Cultivating grapes under covers
    The practice of cultivating grapes under covers is an alternative that may be somewhat new for some farmers but...
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  • December 21, 2021
    Systems Approach will increase Chilean grape competitiveness in U.S....
    QIMA presents the Systems Approach in place of methyl bromide fumigation to prevent fruit deterioration, extend marketing time at...
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  • December 20, 2021
    Golden Macadamias, world's largest macadamia processor, acquires TOMRA Food's...
    PRESS RELEASE Anticipating the need to produce macadamias in even greater quantities while ensuring perfect quality, South African cooperative...
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  • December 20, 2021
    Mexican associations begin working to strengthen avocado production, exports
    APEAM's partnership with the USDA ensures that all avocado growers and packers in Mexico comply with stringent agricultural practices...
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  • December 20, 2021
    Melon consumers look for five things when choosing their...
    Understanding which melon attributes are valued by which consumer groups are of interest to academics, growers, and retailers to...
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  • December 20, 2021
    California port backlog will not clear until well into...
    Despite efforts to clear out the landside of the U.S.’s busiest import gateway, the ports face a major challenge. The...
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  • December 20, 2021
    Indian table grape growers to decide prices for traders...
    After suffering heavy losses in the last two seasons, grape farmers have resolved to decide the rates of fresh...
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  • December 17, 2021
    California mandarin crop now estimated at almost half previous...
    The CCM's Marketing Committee also estimates that the total Navel orange crop for the 2021-22 season will be down...
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  • December 17, 2021
    U.S. retail fruit sales reported increases across the board...
    Fruit sales growth slowed a little to +8.5% versus November 2020, but gains remained more than 18% ahead of...
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  • December 17, 2021
    Irrigation scheduling and soil moisture sensors in cold hardy...
    Soil moisture sensors are an incredibly valuable tool that can be used to make informed irrigation decisions and are...
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  • December 17, 2021
    Avocados From Mexico unveils Knowledge Hub
    Avocados From Mexico has created the Knowledge Hub to share the insights that drive the category, ensuring critical information...
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  • December 16, 2021
    Infarm raises $200M to accelerate vertical farm expansion
    The investment included participation from existing and new investors, including the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) - which will support...
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  • December 16, 2021
    Canada: Salmonella outbreak could be linked to fresh avocados
    Canadian health authorities suspect that a widespread salmonella outbreak could be linked to fresh avocados, but no concrete connection...
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  • December 16, 2021
    What's wrong with my plant? Strawberry plants and fruit
    Focusing on the fruit and the plant, strawberries aren't normally hard to keep healthy but when plagues and diseases...
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  • December 16, 2021
    Mission Produce bolsters Board of Directors
    “Her proficiency in driving growth with multiple brands such as Burts Bees, Kingsford, and Hidden Valley will be of...
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  • December 16, 2021
    U.S. Senators urge USDA to reverse 'harmful' decision affecting...
    “The suspension of grapefruit juice standards for imported grapefruits poses a serious threat to American growers and undermines their...
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  • December 16, 2021
    How to beat labour shortages for your strawberry crop
    For strawberry farmers and many others in the horticulture industry, finding farm labour for harvest time is a real...
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  • December 15, 2021
    Wish Farms adds fifth berry to line-up
    Florida-based Wish Farms has announce the fifth berry to its lineup: Pink-A-Boo Pineberries. The trademarked name is a play...
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  • December 15, 2021
    California Giant Berry Farms reports strong winter strawberry forecast...
    California Giant Berry Farms has announced its forecast for a strong winter strawberry crop, led by its Florida and...
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  • December 15, 2021
    Chile: Regions begin 2021-22 table grape export season
    Daniela Norambuena, executive secretary of the Northern Agricultural Society (SAN) said that there have been positive expectations as well...
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  • December 15, 2021
    New research finds blueberries benefit heart health
    New research, supported by funding from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, found clear evidence of how polyphenol-rich foods, or...
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  • December 15, 2021
    How to grow limequat, the ideal combination between lime...
    The limequat is a small, easy to care for tree, with characteristics very similar to citrus, but due to...
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  • December 15, 2021
    U.S. harbor truckers say West Coast port congestion is...
    Gauging whether the logjams at the U.S.’s busiest gateway for trade are improving or not depends who you ask,...
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  • December 14, 2021
    Sun World expands Southern Hemisphere footprint
    The new table grape marketers include two in Peru as well as one in Brazil and South Africa. The post...
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  • December 14, 2021
    Taylor Farms acquires Curation Foods' packaged salad and fresh...
    The assets include the Eat Smart brand and production facilities in Guadalupe, CA and Bowling Green, OH The post Taylor...
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  • December 14, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Table grape prices and volumes in...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Cristian Crespo F. illustrates how the U.S. market is evolving....
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  • December 14, 2021
    The environmental impact of food packaging
    Modern food packaging provides a way to make food safe, reliable, shelf-stable and clean, however, some food packaging is...
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  • December 14, 2021
    U.S. reliance on avocado imports will only increase in...
    Imports of avocados into the U.S. have increased dramatically over the last two decades, and the country's reliance on...
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  • December 13, 2021
    U.S. apple holdings down on last year
    According to a recent survey, the total number of apples in storage on Dec. 1, 2021, was 144.4 million...
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  • December 13, 2021
    APHIS will no longer accept unoriginal ePhytos after 2021
    The organization said that it allowed importers of plant commodities to upload copies of phytosanitary certificates and forms in...
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  • December 13, 2021
    Maersk unveils revolutionary new boxship design
    Looking more like a livestock carrier than a boxship, Maersk last week unveiled its brand new design for its...
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  • December 13, 2021
    Bayer wins second straight verdict in a Roundup cancer...
    The jury in San Bernardino County found that Donnetta Stephens' cancer was not caused by her exposure between 1985...
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  • December 13, 2021
    Colombian avocado exports see significant growth this year
    Jorge Restrepo, director of Corpohass said he remembers shipping the first container of avocados in 2009 and today, only...
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  • December 13, 2021
    Management of tropical whiteweed in citrus groves
    Although tropical whiteweed has been documented in Florida since the 1940s, it has recently become problematic in natural areas,...
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  • December 13, 2021
    ALDI's banana price increase is "a step forward, but...
    "No one will be willing to pay more than what ALDI pays, however, seeing that the average increase in...
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  • December 10, 2021
    California citrus growers welcome rain and anticipated cold weather
    Following Thursday's rain, temperatures are expected to drop to freezing and below, the California Citrus Mutual said. The post California...
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  • December 10, 2021
    Belarus implements embargo on food imports from various countries
    The Belarus embargo will concern around 400,000 to 500,000 metric tons of fresh produce export from the EU, affecting...
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  • December 10, 2021
    FDA issues improvement plan for foodborne illness outbreak responses
    The FDA has released its Foodborne Outbreak Response Improvement Plan designed to help enhance the speed, effectiveness, coordination and...
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  • December 10, 2021
    Planting and propagating avocado trees
    Properly planting an avocado tree is one of the most important steps in successfully establishing and growing a strong,...
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  • December 9, 2021
    U.S. House of Representatives passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act
    The bill aims to crack down on unreasonable practices by container shipping lines, bolster U.S. enforcement against uncompetitive carrier...
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  • December 9, 2021
    California ports delay imposing unprecedented fees on carriers, citing...
    The nation’s busiest port complex will delay imposing unprecedented fees on shipping carriers, citing recent progress in addressing the...
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  • December 9, 2021
    Jalisco approved to export avocados to U.S.
    Mexico's Ministry of Agriculture said that the development was made possible thanks to the work of exporting avocados from...
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  • December 9, 2021
    Does the Aldi banana price rise mean we are...
    For the best part of two decades, German hard discount retailer Aldi, present in thirty countries worldwide, has more...
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  • December 9, 2021
    DSV launches Green Logistics to accelerate green transition of...
    Four tailored solutions ranging from CO2 reporting, green supply chain design & optimization to sustainable fuel offerings across all...
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  • December 9, 2021
    A guide to pruning raspberries
    To obtain maximum yields, raspberries must be pruned properly to increase berry size and control diseases. Pruning procedures are...
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  • December 8, 2021
    Greenyard announces Strategy 2030 and Vision on the Future...
    The Belgian company, Greenyard, has revealed how it will bring value to the company and its stakeholders in the...
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  • December 8, 2021
    U.S. table grape storage numbers significantly lower on last...
    The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast continues to be significantly lower compared to...
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  • December 8, 2021
    Why fruit trees fail to bear
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    U.S. table grape storage numbers significantly lower on last...
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  • December 6, 2021
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  • November 30, 2021
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  • November 29, 2021
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  • November 29, 2021
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  • November 26, 2021
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  • November 25, 2021
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  • November 25, 2021
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  • November 25, 2021
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  • November 23, 2021
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  • November 23, 2021
    South African lemon exports notch record, but prices "well...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Canada halts potato exports to U.S. from Prince Edward...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Texas grapefruit volumes less than third of average after...
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  • November 22, 2021
    South African table grape planted area to recover after...
    South Africa table grape planted area, production and exports are all forecast to increase in the marketing year 2021-22,...
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  • November 22, 2021
    WTO rules Trump-era import tariffs on Spanish olives breach...
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  • November 22, 2021
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  • November 22, 2021
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  • November 19, 2021
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  • November 19, 2021
    Chile's Asoex releases table grape export estimate
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  • November 18, 2021
    Canada: U.S. table grapes continue to lose market share
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  • November 18, 2021
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  • November 18, 2021
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  • November 17, 2021
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    Peruvian table grape forecast reveals increases for 2021-22
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  • November 16, 2021
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  • November 16, 2021
    EU table grape forecast shows slight changes for 2021-22
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  • November 16, 2021
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  • November 16, 2021
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  • November 15, 2021
    California Citrus Mutual hires Jacob Villagomez as Director of...
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  • November 15, 2021
    World Citrus Organisation presents Northern Hemisphere forecast
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    Mexican table grape forecast released for 2021-22
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  • November 12, 2021
    Chile: Company raffles off new car to attract seasonal...
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    Fruit Logistica announces guests should be vaccinated or recovered
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    IFG licensee creates Sweet Globe grape ice cream
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  • November 11, 2021
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  • November 11, 2021
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    Chilean table grapes: Collective decisions are needed to move...
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  • November 11, 2021
    SanLucar, winner of the Business and Sustainability Award
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  • November 11, 2021
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  • November 10, 2021
    IMG Citrus announces new Florida grapefruit brand
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    New sustainable lidding film launched for soft fruit industry
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    Washington apple crop forecast revised as harvest wraps up
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    Strikes in Peru block major highways, affecting transportation
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  • November 10, 2021
    How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate
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  • November 9, 2021
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    Better blueberry trade data on the way
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    Del Monte to make changes to pineapple selling strategy,...
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    Walmart rolls out driverless trucks for grocery delivery in...
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  • November 9, 2021
    "Major improvements for the west": Infrastructure bill includes funding...
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  • November 8, 2021
    California table grape storage numbers down significantly on last...
    The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast is down significantly compared to this time...
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  • November 8, 2021
    LatAm industry commends multinational banana distributors for increasing prices
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  • November 8, 2021
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  • November 8, 2021
    Pest causes necessary quarantine in areas of California
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  • November 8, 2021
    Verfrut exceeds its fruit export record in the 2020-21...
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  • November 5, 2021
    Namibia Grape Company under new ownership
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    Fresh Del Monte sets emissions targets
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  • November 5, 2021
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  • November 5, 2021
    Taiwan raises WTO complaint against China in fruit dispute
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  • November 5, 2021
    Indian grape exports to rise in 2021-22 as production...
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  • November 4, 2021
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  • November 4, 2021
    USDA provides export forecasts for Chilean table grapes, pome...
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  • November 4, 2021
    Extraberries strengthens its presence in international markets
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  • November 4, 2021
    U.S. produce industry gives statement on supply chain disruption...
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  • November 3, 2021
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  • November 3, 2021
    Walmart and other stores received onions linked to salmonella...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Del Monte's Q3 profitability hit by higher costs and...
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  • November 3, 2021
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  • November 3, 2021
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  • November 2, 2021
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  • November 1, 2021
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  • October 31, 2021
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  • October 31, 2021
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  • October 29, 2021
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  • October 29, 2021
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  • October 29, 2021
    USHBC announces details of 2021-2025 strategic plan for blueberries
    The organization says the plan will ultimately unite industry stakeholders to work together toward making blueberries the world’s favorite...
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  • October 29, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh announce new organization: International Fresh...
    Co-CEOs of the new association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, were joined by Executive Committee members to share details...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte announces banana, pineapple price increases
    The move comes in response to unprecedented market conditions and inflationary pressures being felt across all industries, affecting the...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Port of Seattle becomes the latest casualty of container...
    Shipping companies including Maersk and MSC are dropping Seattle from the schedule of some of their services from this...
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  • October 28, 2021
    TOMRA Fresh Food launches new Dynamic Lane Balancer at...
    Fresh produce members will be able to see the Dynamic Lane Balancer and TOMRA's recently launched Cascade Singulator at...
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  • October 28, 2021
    QIMA/WQS launches direct operations in Chile
    QIMA/WQS focuses on food safety, quality and sustainability for different types of consumers within the industry around the world,...
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  • October 28, 2021
    More companies recall onions linked to salmonella outbreak
    The outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections is linked to imported whole, fresh onions. There have been 652 recorded illnesses...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Italy assesses storm damage on citrus amid expectations of...
    Representatives of Unifrutti Europe and Oranfrizer provide their outlook for the 2021-22 season now getting underway, in the wake...
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  • October 27, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh to announce new association live
    PRESS RELEASE Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Rabobank analysts talk navigating the perils of labor, heat...
    The upcoming Southern Hemisphere season will be a challenging one for the table grape industry as a whole: scarce...
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  • October 27, 2021
    State of the Grape Market - October, 2021
    Supply and pricing trends were similar in two key table grape markets in October, according to Decofrut's monthly analysis. The...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Control, management of thrips on California grapevines
    Thrips can be detrimental to grapevines, however, this guide will help you to manage the pest before, during and...
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  • October 27, 2021
    South Africa forecasts similar size table grape crop
    Although new plantings of higher yielding cultivars are expected to continue coming into full production, the 2021 vine census,...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Italian customs intercept illegally grown proprietary table grapes
    The detained goods were subjected to a DNA test, determined to be a variety of grapes that was due...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Saudi Arabia foils drug-smuggling bid in crates of grapes
    No further details were given about the origin of the grapes or the size of the shipment, which was...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Agricolor AGS the new solution against sun damage in...
    Apples are one of the most requested fruits by companies all over the world and taking care of them...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Mission Produce promotes Denise Junqueiro
    Junqueiro will drive Mission Produce’s global marketing plans in concert with the executive committee and continue to play a...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Frutura's expansion continues with agreement to acquire TerraFresh Organics
    The company will continue to be led by founders Greg Holzman and Steve Akagaki, who were early advocates in...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Frozen food processor Shandong Santao Food trusts the TOMRA...
    PRESS RELEASE Since its establishment in 2003, Santao has become one of the leading enterprises in China’s frozen food...
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  • October 26, 2021
    South Africa: TruCapeFruit expects strong cherry crop
    Witzenberg Properties predicts 200 tons of cherries, an increase of over 50% above last year’s crop, most of which...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian blueberry shipments to U.S. hit...
    There are several reports in the market that indicate that the growth in the market is stabilizing, with less...
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  • October 26, 2021
    California: Relentless rain threatens Central Valley crops
    Any negative impact on the grape crop from the rainfall this week would likely create even better opportunities for...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Global blueberry exports to hit nearly $3B by 2025
    For the seven leading exporting countries combined growth has averaged 18 percent annually since 2016, with four of them...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Tesco sets an example on living wages for banana...
    Paul Lievens of Banana Link says that following Tesco's commitment to workers from 2022, the the ball is now...
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  • October 25, 2021
    Dole and Italy's Molari Berries form partnership in Mexico...
    The partnership, with has been made with Dole through Molari's subsidiary G-Berries, which was launched at the beginning of...
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  • October 25, 2021
    More than 80 ag organizations formally object to EPA...
    In a final rule, EPA revoked all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos, which establish an amount of a pesticide that is...
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  • October 25, 2021
    C&L Fruits: Export and production of the freshest fruit...
    Having fresh, tasty and quality fruit throughout the year is essential for consumers around the world. The Chilean company...
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  • October 25, 2021
    U.K. supermarkets using cardboard cutouts to hide gaps left...
    Tesco has begun using pictures of asparagus, carrots, oranges and grapes in its fresh produce aisles, prompting ridicule on...
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  • October 25, 2021
    LatAm banana producers to ratify position against supermarkets as...
    The Banana Cluster says ALDI uses the excuse of offering the "cheapest bananas on the market", setting the price...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Walmart announces biggest-ever distribution center for groceries
    The 720,000+ square-foot facility for fresh and frozen groceries in South Carolina's Spartanburg County, set to open in 2024. The...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Trick to keep produce fresher for longer in fridge...
    One person shared an extra step they take to keep the fruit and vegetables fresh: "Place a folded napkin...
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  • October 22, 2021
    FDA identifies second U.S. supplier of Mexican onions linked...
    The FDA says that if consumers and businesses cannot recognize where their whole, fresh onions came from, they should...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Port Manatee, Del Monte extend import hub relationship
    Under the agreement, the Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte unit, which has been importing fresh fruit into Port Manatee...
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  • October 21, 2021
    California: Governor's exec order not enough to alleviate supply...
    "Between labor shortages and pandemic-related delays in our already fragile supply chain, it is critical that the state assist...
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  • October 21, 2021
    Carrefour reports market share gains in France and Spain,...
    French multinational retail corporation Carrefour has reported third-quarter comparable sales up by 0.8 percent year-on-year following tough comparisons from...
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  • October 21, 2021
    U.S. table grape stocks lower than previous seasons
    The USDA's latest cold storage report said that as of a few days ago there were 10.6 million boxes...
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  • October 21, 2021
    Copefrut signs contract committing to 100% clean energy supplies...
    “We believe that it is our responsibility to rethink agriculture in the coming years, so we are taking...
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  • October 21, 2021
    U.S.: Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to whole, fresh onions...
    The outbreak, linked to onions imported from Mexico by an Idaho-based company, has to date been associated with 652...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Port of Oakland reports no congestion, says could help...
    The Port of Oakland has cleared sailing for absent vessels to return amid supply chain difficulties elsewhere. The post Port...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Peruvian blueberry exports running 59 percent higher so far...
    The country's peak export was registered in week 38 with almost 16,000MT, representing a 45 percent increase year on...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Amid U.S. pumpkin shortage, Dole suggests carving a pineapple...
    In the face of a possible pumpkin shortage and soaring pumpkin prices, Dole Food Company, Inc. is encouraging Halloween...
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  • October 20, 2021
    South Africa forecasts increased stone fruit production in 2021-22
    The country's Hortgro industry body said that normality has returned after the drought years that distorted reference points and...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Zespri’s Northern Hemisphere harvest "will be the biggest yet"
    Zespri is expecting to sell around 26 million trays or almost 93,000 metric tons (MT) of kiwifruit from orchards...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Rotterdam freight volumes rise 15% in Q3 as economy...
    Trade flows to and from Rotterdam have been almost 9% higher in the first nine months of the year,...
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  • October 19, 2021
    Innovative tomato pruning robot can work all day in...
    The Dutch company Priva has presented Kompano, its first robot on the market that can move around the greenhouse...
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  • October 19, 2021
    Grapes and apples secure second, third spots in top...
    Between the changes in consumer consumption and buying patterns, high inflation and severe supply chain disruption and constraints, fresh...
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  • October 19, 2021
    Whole Foods releases top 10 food trend predictions for...
    Buzz-less spirits, yuzu, Reducetarianism and functional beverages made with prebiotics and botanicals are among the food influences expected to...
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  • October 18, 2021
    Hortifrut to acquire leading berry company Atlantic Blue
    This acquisition will allow Hortifrut to increase its growing area by about 20%, adding roughly 850 hectares across the...
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  • October 18, 2021
    Ocean Mist Farms announces new president and CEO
    The new president and CEO will be responsible for leading all commercial, operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the...
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  • October 18, 2021
    T&G Global forecasts sharp profit drop due to Covid-19...
    The company’s apples business had faced shipping challenges, which impacted pricing and costs, especially in the Northern Hemisphere and...
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  • October 18, 2021
    Biden's California port plan won't solve supply chain crisis,...
    "It's great that they've chosen to do something, but we're talking about a less than 1% to 2% change...
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  • October 18, 2021
    Dole Sunshine Company to create new business in ingredients...
    This new venture will focus on sourcing and transforming fruit side streams and unutilised fruit parts by repurposing them...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Yupaa and Capespan celebrate 5 years of their successful...
    PRESS RELEASE On the completion of 5 years of its investment in Yupaa, Capespan is proud of the success...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Colombia avocados: Corpohass targets exports of $400M by 2025
    Colombian Hass avocado association CorpoHass has held the first ever national roundtable event for the country's exporters, as it...
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  • October 15, 2021
    U.S. market to see "substantial growth" in Chilean cherry...
    The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) also said that for the first time, the U.S. export season will run...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Zespri renames red kiwifruit ahead of volume ramp-up in...
    Commercialized in December 2019 and initially marketed as Zespri Red during the sales trials, the rebranded fruit will be...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Mexican avocado production to fall in 2021-22
    The country is expected to produce 2.33 million metric tons (MMT) between July 2021 and June 2022, following a...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Peru begins harvesting record table grape crop as exporters...
    The Grape Reporter spoke with a number of Peruvian exporters to get their insight into the upcoming campaign and...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Grey mold in table grapes: Symptoms and control
    Symptoms of gray mold in table grapes are visible in various aerial organs of the plant, flowers, tender shoots...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The lessons in 20 years of...
    Looking back on two decades of grape market data in the U.S. market can reveal quite a bit about...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Sun World promotes Melillo to Vice President of Grower...
    Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of Vice President of Grower Support Services....
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  • October 14, 2021
    Grape industry leaders awarded by Spain's Apoexpa at Fruit...
    Organized by the Association of Producers-Exporters of Fruit, Table Grapes and Other Agricultural Products (Apoexpa), the awards ceremony was...
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  • October 14, 2021
    XVII International Banana Convention to analyze current state of...
    The XVIII International Banana Convention in Guayaquil, Ecuador, organized by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), is...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Port of Savannah looks to feds for help unclogging...
    With an agreement — which could include some federal money — the clog of containers at the port would...
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  • October 14, 2021
    "Step up": Biden orders companies to ease supply chain...
    The U.S. president, facing grim opinion polls and a stalling legislative agenda, is eager to avert fresh political damage...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Chile forecasts huge increase in avocado production for 2021-22
    Having experiencing several years of limited or negative growth, the Chilean avocado industry is now forecast to buck the...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Leading fruit producer Mapeks Organics increases product quality and...
    PRESS RELEASE A pioneering leader in organic agriculture, Mapeks was founded in Izmir, Turkey, in 1999. From its four...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Hazel Tech to host Quality Summit featuring global insights...
    The virtual event, to be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, will feature discussions on the latest grape quality...
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  • October 13, 2021
    International produce industry reconnects in large numbers at Fruit...
    Taking place at the IFEMA event venue in the Spanish capital of Madrid from Oct. 5-7, the event drew...
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  • October 13, 2021
    First Florida citrus forecast for 2021-22 predicts continued decline
    The initial citrus crop forecast for the 2021-22 season was released Tuesday, which predicted fewer Florida oranges and grapefruits...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Giddings Berries USA strengthens management team
    Giddings Berries USA, the Monterey, CA-based subsidiary of Giddings Fruit, has strengthened its management team as it aggressively grows...
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  • October 12, 2021
    France bans plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from...
    However, French fruit sellers federation president Francois Roch said switching to cardboard will be difficult in such a short...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Avocados From Mexico partners with football legend Drew Brees
    The brand is launching its biggest and boldest Big Game promotion with a grand prize of a $100,000 Smart...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Australia: Avocado oversupply drives prices through the floor, forces...
    A pair of Australian avocado farmers on the eastern Sunshine Coast say they have no choice but to watch...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry prices lower for most categories...
    This week we're going to check out what's been happening with volumes and prices of berries in the U.S....
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  • October 11, 2021
    Mangos the size of soccer balls are harvested in...
    Liliana Garnica Ruíz has the giant mango crops on her farm and the fruit was from organic crops that...
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  • October 11, 2021
    GEM-Pack & Red Blossom Berries merge to build on...
    After four years of collaborating on cultivation and sales partnerships, the companies realized their common philosophies and shared production...
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  • October 11, 2021
    The Brazilian Apple Project launches at Fruit Attraction
    During the exclusive event at Fruit Attraction, the three apple varieties, Luiza, Venice and Isadora dubbed the '3 Sisters'...
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  • October 11, 2021
    Supply crisis drives Walmart, other retailers to hire own...
    Walmart has begun to charter its own vessels in an effort to beat the global supply chain disruptions that...
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  • October 11, 2021
    First freight shipment to arrive on 'Brexit buster' Morocco...
    The Port of Poole in Dorset is expecting its first delivery via a new direct shipping route from Tangier...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Fruit Attraction in photos: Day three
    Fruit Attraction continued on Thursday, with smaller crowds on the final day to wrap up what has been a...
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  • October 8, 2021
    U.S. and China expect meeting while shipping rates plummet
    Talks of a meeting come amid plunging spot freight rates between China and the U.S. with prices dropping by...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Capespan owner Zeder reports profit, still considering 'third-party approaches'
    South African-based agricultural investment company Zeder reported a half-year headline profit from a loss last year but is still...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Terra Exports launches new avocado label called 'Avolicious'
    Terra Exports has launched its own, in-house brand of avocados called Avolicious that has been "well received" by customers. The...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Australia: Exclusive license agreement to market mango varieties will...
    The Queensland Government is offering three elite mango varieties for commercial development that have the potential for domestic and...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Fruit Attraction in photos: Day two
    The second day of Fruit Attraction 2021 saw even bigger crowds than the first, with a lively atmosphere in...
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  • October 7, 2021
    U.S.: Table grape storage numbers slightly down in second...
    There are currently fewer table grapes in storage in California than at the same time during the previous two...
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  • October 7, 2021
    ProHass opens modern avocado post-harvest laboratory with university
    Peru has opened a post-harvest laboratory for Hass avocado to bolster its knowledge of the specific fruit as well...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Llusar acquires Naranjas Torres, creates largest Spanish premium citrus...
    Llusar and Naranjas Torres have merged to create the largest Spanish premium citrus group, with a combined annual turnover...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Chile: PTI Uva Atacama forms alliance with Foundation for...
    PTI Uva Atacama and FIA have joined forces to support farmers from the Atacama region by providing them with...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Taylor Farms hires former Ocean Mist Farms CEO
    In this new role at the company, Pezzini will oversee Taylor Farms’ 42,000 crop acre internal growing and harvesting...
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  • October 6, 2021
    U.S. CBP intercepts Saunders 1850 in pineapple shipment
    The shipment of Costa Rican pineapples worth US$15,000 was destroyed due to the potential impact of the butterfly larvae...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Australian table grape export volume slashed by container shortage...
    Reduced labor availability caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortage of reefer containers have been detrimental to Australia's...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Berry growers introduce innovation challenge to solve for agricultural...
    Driscoll's has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch the inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Fruit Attraction 2021 in photos: Day one
    Check out a selection of photos from Fruit Attraction, which this week has become one of the biggest in-person...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mango varieties see mixed prices in...
    The U.S. mango market is hitting its window as large volumes from Mexico decrease, creating typical higher prices as...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Shares in U.K. supermarkets surge amid acquisition speculation
    Momentum in the sector follows the conclusion of the bidding war for Morrisons over the weekend. The post Shares in...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Project looks at impact of waxes on food safety
    While commodities such as apples and oranges receive a single waxing, lemons receive both storage and finishing wax treatments....
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  • October 5, 2021
    New technology boosts yields by addressing alternate bearing
    Agri Technovation has launched a new product that monitors a fruit tree's carbohydrate status, allowing for timely corrective action...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Limoneira's Senior VP reflects on success of One World...
    Reflecting on the program’s success since it was first established, Alex Teague, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer...
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  • October 4, 2021
    Fruit Attraction 2021, special "retail" edition, will be attended...
    PRESS RELEASE Once again this year, Fruit Attraction, which will be held from 5 to 7 October, offers participants...
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  • October 4, 2021
    BayWa AG consolidates fresh produce business into new subsidiary
    The organization says it will strategically develop its activities in the fruit and vegetable sector in order to leverage...
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  • October 4, 2021
    Peru: TR4 reported in over 70 hectares of banana...
    Almost 17,000 hectares of organic banana crops in Peru's northern Piura region are at risk from the spread of...
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  • October 3, 2021
    Naturipe expecting "early and strong" blueberry import peak from...
    Due to high blueberry demand, the berry company says it is is supplying larger packs than the traditional pints,...
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  • October 3, 2021
    EU court annuls trade deals with Morocco over Western...
    A European Union court declared that EU-Morocco trade deals covering farm products and fish were invalid because they were...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Whole Foods’ co-founding CEO, John Mackey, to retire
    In a memo to employees, Mackey said he’s “ready to pursue some of my other life passions” after 43...
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  • October 1, 2021
    EU court annuls trade deals with Morocco over Western...
    A European Union court declared that EU-Morocco trade deals covering farm products and fish were invalid because they were...
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  • October 1, 2021
    South African easy peelers in peak U.S. arrivals, with...
    Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) has announced that its easy peelers are at the peak of their season...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Chile releases 2021-22 blueberry export forecast
    Although total production is set to rise, the Chile Blueberry Committee of Asoex says fresh exports are not expected...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Cosmic Crisp apples gear up for early launch
    Thanks to maturing trees and warm weather conditions, fruit will be harvested and shipped earlier than past release dates...
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  • October 1, 2021
    U.S.: Hass avocado retail sales in spring hit $160M,...
    The Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) recently published retail recap indicated sales volume during Easter, Cinco De Mayo, and Memorial...
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  • September 30, 2021
    Argentina lemon exports to U.S. market double this year
    The growth opportunity was presented to Argentina due to several factors such as the shortage of fruit in California,...
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  • September 30, 2021
    NZ: Freshmax takes full ownership of BerryCo brand and...
    New Zealand-based Freshmax is buying out its joint venture partner, Southern Produce, to take full ownership of BerryCo, which...
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  • September 30, 2021
    Broom Frio Holding: Customized logistics solutions
    Broom Frio Holding is a company dedicated to providing services related to the activity of cold storage, packing and...
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  • September 30, 2021
    U.K.'s Tesco to expand use of train service from...
    Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco plans to expand its use of a train service to bring goods from Spain into...
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  • September 30, 2021
    Mission Produce opens avocado "mega distribution center" in Texas
    Serving as a major hub for avocados coming from Mexico into the United States, the 262,000-square-foot facility is positioned...
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  • September 29, 2021
    'Cocktail of pesticides' in almost all oranges and grapes...
    Almost all grapes and oranges contain a “cocktail of pesticides” according to research, which has singled out the most...
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  • September 29, 2021
    Avocados From Mexico announces new partnership with Susan G....
    Avocados From Mexico has announced a brand partnership with Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, and...
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  • September 29, 2021
    Mexico's leading banana growers address "unbearable" rising cost of...
    The Mexican organic banana industry is speaking out on the intense cost pressure that it has absorbed over the...
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  • September 29, 2021
    Spain forecasts lemon production to drop by a quarter...
    AILIMPO said production volumes would likely drop by 23 percent to 1,035,000 metric tons (MT), following spells of cold,...
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  • September 28, 2021
    "The ramifications of these current issues are going to...
    The Grape Reporter recently caught up with Dirk Winkelmann, President at Vanguard Direct, one of the world's leading grape...
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  • September 28, 2021
    I’ve planted the new grape varieties. Now what?
    "New varieties are like popular music. What is now classic rock was the vanguard of its epoch," says John...
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  • September 28, 2021
    State of the Grape Market - September, 2021
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during September, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • September 28, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Prices skyrocket for Hass avocados in...
    In week 38, the price of conventional Hass avocados in the North American market was around US$4.54 per kilogram,...
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  • September 28, 2021
    Oppy announces significant restructuring of executive team
    Oppy has announced a significant restructuring of roles within its executive team as the company focuses on further strengthening...
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  • September 28, 2021
    Maersk update: Port congestion to persist, Q4 air freight...
    Shipping line Maersk has provided a an update of the situation at major world ports and the ongoing global...
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  • September 28, 2021
    New study reveals demand for branded produce
    New research has revealed the underdeveloped state of branding within the fresh produce industry and how commodity growers can...
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  • September 28, 2021
    ClemenGold International says it's clamping down on trademark infringements
    South African-based ClemenGold says it is clamping down on trademark infringements, with the mandarin brand having become a target...
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  • September 27, 2021
    Zespri responds to Covid-positive test result on kiwifruit sample...
    Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson confirmed it was Zespri fruit exported last month which tested positive, and all subsequent tests...
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  • September 27, 2021
    Ripening room manufacturer Interko expands global footprint
    The company says it has this year installed ripening rooms in the Netherlands, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina for various...
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  • September 27, 2021
    Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports up by a quarter...
    Fruit exports reached $2.3 billion, which was mainly made up of avocados (US$925 million) and table grapes ($538 million),...
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  • September 27, 2021
    Maine blueberry growers had bounce-back year, aided by rain
    Maine’s wild blueberry growers had a bounce-back year this summer after struggling with low prices and small crops sizes...
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  • September 24, 2021
    StePac launches lean and fully recyclable top seal solution
    PRESS RELEASE Fresh produce packaging innovators, StePac Ltd. has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Del Monte and CMA CGM enter into space charter...
    Network Shipping Ltd. (NWS), the shipping division of Del Monte, is chartering spaces to CMA CGM for trade between...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Argentina sends record size citrus shipment
    The cargo consisted of 7,300 pallets under the deck and another 5,000 pallets in 250 containers on deck. The post...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Camposol appoints new CEO
    The Board of Directors of Peruvian-headquartered multinational Camposol has announced a new CEO, effective Sept. 21, 2021. The post Camposol...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Spain to ban the sale of fruit and vegetables...
    The larger retailers must offer up to seven different types of packaging and dedicate part of their space to...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Port stay duration increased 11% during 2021 H1
    Sea-Intelligence used data published by the UNCTAD) on port stays to see if it could shed light on the...
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  • September 23, 2021
    Great news for horticultural sector and GreenTech
    PRESS RELEASE Full steam ahead for GreenTech Live & Online on 28 - 30 September. An important decision by...
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  • September 23, 2021
    'Largest integrated logistics center' inaugurated in Africa
    Danish-headquartered transport and logistics company DSV has inaugurated a new integrated logistics center in Gauteng, South Africa, which it...
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  • September 23, 2021
    Spanish volcano threatens Canary banana crops
    The volcano that recently erupted on the Spanish Canary Islands is threatening banana production, both due to the lava...
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  • September 23, 2021
    USDA deregulates GM apple variety
    APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated this trait in two other OSF apple varieties developed using genetic engineering, the Arctic...
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  • September 23, 2021
    California produce industry applauds governor's veto of ag worker...
    Agricultural groups in California thanked Governor Newsom for his veto of a bill that would have eliminated the right...
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  • September 23, 2021
    Limoneira announces citrus marketing JV with Wileman Bros. &...
    Both entities will maintain and expand their current brands and packaging, however the sales representatives from both companies will...
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  • September 22, 2021
    Chile: Drought estimated to reduce fruit exports by 8...
    This year, only cherries and hazelnuts are expected to show an increase in production, according to the president of...
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  • September 22, 2021
    Giumarra expands citrus program with new California volume
    The Giumarra Companies announces the expansion of its domestic citrus program with the addition of a new "influx" of...
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  • September 22, 2021
    TOMRA Fresh Food appoints Global Category Director for Cherries...
    TOMRA is pleased to announce the addition of its newest team member, Benedetta Ricci Iamino, who will have the...
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  • September 22, 2021
    The Grape Reporter, the exclusive strategy and analysis platform...
    The initiative, which will have a global perspective of the fruit, has been created in partnership with leading specialists...
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  • September 21, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Asparagus prices rising in U.S. market
    Average prices and volumes have followed the regular curve this year, however, as of week 35 and until now,...
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  • September 21, 2021
    Stemilt Ag Services to pay H-2A workers $3M in...
    The lawsuit alleged the company, a Wenatchee-based subsidiary of Stemilt Growers, violated the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act and...
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  • September 21, 2021
    California port congestion: New measures to speed up cargo...
    Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, said the port will take the first step towards...
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  • September 21, 2021
    U.S.: Table grape storage numbers the same as previous...
    Check out a list of the numbers of box the specific varieties and varietal groups listed in the report,...
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  • September 21, 2021
    Biden administration to write workplace safety rule tackling heat...
    The American Farm Bureau Federation cautioned the Biden administration against enacting "one-size fits all" regulations, saying individual health needs...
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  • September 20, 2021
    Expanding the global supply window for Hass-like fruit
    PRESS RELEASE Looking for an avocado that is similar to hass? Interested in an avocado variety that has a...
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  • September 20, 2021
    Morrisons first U.K. supermarket to ban plastic packaging from...
    The supermarket giant - one of the 'Big Four' in Great Britain - announced a pledge to replace plastic...
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  • September 20, 2021
    Global peach and nectarine exports to fall in 2021-22,...
    EU peach and nectarine production is forecast down significantly as growers in Spain, Italy, Greece, and France experienced a...
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  • September 20, 2021
    "Incredibly disappointing": PMA forced to cancel Fresh Summit 2021
    In a video message, PMA CEO Cathy Burns said the decision had been made due to the impact of...
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  • September 20, 2021
    Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new...
    Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar...
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  • September 20, 2021
    California port congestion: Number of waiting ships shatters all...
    The number of container ships at anchor or drifting in San Pedro Bay off the ports of Los Angeles...
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  • September 17, 2021
    Avocado's nickname "green gold" has been taken literally in...
    Artist Tim Bengel is debuting his newest work, a sculpture of avocado toast covered in more than €300,000...
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  • September 17, 2021
    Dole Fresh Vegetables announces limited recall of curly leaf...
    Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of conventional curly leaf parsley, over fears of...
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  • September 17, 2021
    California: Navel orange crop forecast down 14 percent for...
    The initial 2021-22 California Navel orange forecast is 70.0 million cartons, down 14% from the previous year, according to...
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  • September 16, 2021
    TOMRA 5C gives hazelnut producer a competitive advantage targeting...
    PRESS RELEASE Gürsoy has been producing and selling hazelnuts since 1933 and is today one of Turkey's top 10...
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  • September 16, 2021
    Moroccan fresh produce exports to Spain continue to rise
    The improvement can be attributed to heavy rainfalls that Morocco has experienced last winter, which has had a “very...
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  • September 16, 2021
    Fyffes banana farm first to receive new Rainforest Alliance...
    A Fyffes banana farm in Costa Rica is the first in the world to receive the new 2020 version...
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  • September 16, 2021
    New food freezing method could improve food quality and...
    The new freezing method, called isochoric freezing, works by storing foods in a sealed, rigid container—typically made of hard...
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  • September 16, 2021
    Galuku future-proofing the industry with pioneering hydroponic growing systems
    The Galuku Group, an Australia-headquartered developer of coir substrate growing systems, is helping to future-proof the global horticultural industry...
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  • September 16, 2021
    U.S.: Rising Covid-19 cases led to increased fresh produce...
    In addition, IRI-measured price inflation shows that prices continued to rise over and above their elevated 2020 levels for...
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  • September 15, 2021
    New highlights GreenTech: Food safety, sustainability, hydroponics
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Live & Online is in full preparation and ready to receive the horticulture industry at the...
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  • September 15, 2021
    Port of Gulfport welcomes Dole’s newest container vessels
    The two vessels were named to recognize the indigenous people of the region that these vessels will serve, carrying...
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  • September 15, 2021
    Calavo Growers appoints former Amazon executive as CFO
    The appointment comes days after it was announced that Calavo's former CEO James Gibson was retiring, and it also...
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  • September 15, 2021
    Opinion: Want to help the world while helping the...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor argues that the fol