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  • October 5, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte teams up with blockchain start-up tech...
    Fresh Del Monte Produce has recently invested a 39% stake in Decapolis, in an effort to secure innovative solutions...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Jeff Oberman becomes California Avocado Commission’s new president
    Produce veteran Jeff Oberman is to become the new California Avocado Commission Board of Directors president, effective Oct. 10....
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  • October 5, 2022
    Citrus industry appears to be Florida ag’s biggest Ian...
    Within the Sunshine State’s produce industry, it is Florida’s citrus growers facing devastating damage from Hurricane Ian. The post Citrus...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Carbon Dioxide Permeability and the effect of Polyphenol Oxidase...
    Internal browning is a condition problem that occurs in all stone fruits after a certain period of time, being...
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  • October 4, 2022
    AM FRESH Group acquires a controlling interest of Fruit-X...
    AM FRESH Group has acquired a majority stake in Asian-based Fruit-X, hoping to to redefine the produce industry in...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Mexican avocados help grow U.S. economy, study says
    A new study by Texas A&M University has confirmed that Hass avocado imports from Mexico contribute directly to the...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Inflation could cause Peruvian grapes to be replaced by...
    Inflation has Peruvian producers and exporters on alert over concerns that consumers may opt to purchase less expensive fruit. The...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s blueberry sector waltzing to newer...
    Peru is deemed as the leading exporter of fresh blueberries in the world, and according to projections, the country’s...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Honduran banana exports bounce back as Ecuador struggles
    The Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) reported that banana exports almost doubled to US$293.4 million during the first semester...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Westfalia Fruit’s avocado seeds to replace plastic microbeads in...
    Westfalia Fruit will supply ground avocado seeds to premium beauty brand Dr. Craft to be used in a range...
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  • October 3, 2022
    U.S. seaports facing biggest challenges in decades
    U.S. seaports are currently enduring the worst congestion “since the age of containerization”, Logistics Management reports. The publication credits...
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  • October 3, 2022
    First reports emerge of damage to Florida citrus industry...
    One major citrus producer believes the greater impact of the storm will be on production in the current season...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Chile’s C&L Fruit aims to win over US market...
    C&L Fruit will be bringing a number of innovative plum, nectarine, peach, cherry and citrus varieties to the US...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Spanish lemon production to decrease by 10% due to...
    Spain's lemon production is forecast to decrease by 10% year-on-year in the 2022-23 season, according to the country's Lemon...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Australia table grape production to rise by 17% despite...
    Recent USDA reports project that total production for Australian table grapes is to rise to an estimated 210,000 metric...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Florida industry faces post-Ian era
    Hurricane Ian growled into Florida’s Atlantic coast near Cape Canaveral, according to the National Hurricane Center. The coasts of...
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  • September 30, 2022
    California Governor condemned by WGA as he signs controversial...
    Under pressure from President Joe Biden, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 29 signed a bill that reduces the...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Peruvian avocado prices impacted by higher volumes from competitors
    The Peruvian avocado season recently ended with average lower prices. A higher amount of fruit coming from other origins...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Argenti Lemon to uproot 15% of its groves amid...
    According to local media, Argenti Lemon has decided to extract 15% of its plants. La Nación noted that the...
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  • September 29, 2022
    South Africa table grape industry works for improvement over...
    Weeks ahead of the season’s first South African grape exports, South Africa’s table grape industry released a strong statement...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Processed avocados bring advantages to consumers
    While fresh avocados are terrific and healthy, ¡Yo Quiero! has extended the product line with high quality processed products. The...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: U.S. berry sellers are testing blackberry...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Valeria Concha studies the state of the US blackberry market....
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  • September 28, 2022
    IFG pleads with China not to sell unauthorized grape...
    IFG grape varieties are being illegally grown and sold in China. The company has warned about infringements and potential...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Texas officials call for immediate national help on ag...
    Leaders of Texas’ produce industry encouraged the U.S. Senate to step up before November to reverse decades of inaction...
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  • September 28, 2022
    New York is now the busiest port in the...
    The port of New York and New Jersey recently became the U.S. busiest shipping ports, CNBC reports. This comes...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Vanguard International forecasts strong Peruvian grape season
    Vanguard forecasts Peru to export 70-72 million boxes in the 2022-23 season, compared to 65M last year. The post Vanguard...
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  • September 27, 2022
    TOMRA Food welcomes ICOEL as an integrated business partner
    New partnership will strengthen and simplify customer support for Fruit Packers. The post TOMRA Food welcomes ICOEL as an integrated...
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  • September 27, 2022
    Chile forecasts lower table grape exports in 2022-23
    Chilean table grape exports are forecast to be 5% lower year-on-year, according to the first estimate of the upcoming...
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  • September 27, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Tighter supplies of Mexican strawberries in...
    Mexico is the third supplier of strawberries in the international market, but could face tighter supplies for the season...
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  • September 27, 2022
    California vineyards endure varied response to September weather
    California vineyards experienced a variety of rainfall amounts in early September, leaving growers with radically differing views of table...
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  • September 26, 2022
    AgroFresh to share new innovative freshness solutions and celebrate...
    AgroFresh is to share new innovative freshness solutions and celebrate key accomplishments at the upcoming Fruit Attraction in Madrid. The...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Greenyard announces €420M refinancing deal
    The multinational produce company recently announced a new financing agreement for 420 million euros. The post Greenyard announces €420M...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Energy crisis affects European vegetable farms
    Vegetable producers in northern and western Europe are contemplating halting their activities because of the financial hit from the...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Passion Fruit and Cape gooseberry are Colombia's new promising...
    The new trades seek to consolidate international markets, such as Mexico and the USA. Both Passion Fruit and Cape...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Costa Rica and Colombia continue to boost pineapple exports...
    Costa Rica and Colombia seek to consolidate pineapple consumption in the U.S. market and well as growing exports to...
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  • September 23, 2022
    California avocado season wraps up with positive numbers
    The 2022 California avocado season wrapped up with quality fruit and good availability. Index Fresh was one of the...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grape industry reaping benefits of...
    A swift changeover in table grape varieties planted in Peru has been driving demand and has enabled the diversification...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Sun World wins legal battle in Egypt over unauthorized...
    Egyptian courts issue injunctions against growers producing unauthorized Sugrathirteen variety grapevines. The post Sun World wins legal battle in Egypt...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Promotable Latin American blueberry volumes en route to U.S.
    Mexican blueberries are on the road to Philadelphia. Peruvian blueberries are already landing in the Philadelphia seaport. So begins...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Devastated Pacific Northwest cherry season pushes...
    This year, a cold and wet spring stunted the development of many cherries, leading to what is, ostensibly, the...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Logistics crisis causes table grape season to be one...
    An industry association explained that there was a drop in the quality of black and red grapes and a...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Global peach and nectarine production to rise in 2022-23...
    U.S peach and nectarine production is expected to drop over 100,000 tons while a rising output led by China,...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Terra Exports hires former T&G exec as new CCO
    As part of his time at T&G, the executive spent more than six years working in Vietnam and Thailand...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Mission Produce announces U.K. distribution center
    The 102,000-square-foot facility is located near the UK’s largest ports and airports and at the intersection of England’s extensive...
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  • September 20, 2022
    IBO’s 2022 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report...
    As global fresh and processed highbush blueberry volumes near 1.8 million metric tons, this report provides an in-depth analysis...
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  • September 20, 2022
    Long Beach and Los Angeles see big drop in...
    The most recent data show US consumer spending and retail sales rising at a sluggish pace, a sign that...
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  • September 20, 2022
    How to stop internal browning in cherries during post-harvest...
    Thanks to the research conducted by Liventus, this season there are new solutions that will be able to decrease...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Plenty to build world’s largest indoor vertical farm campus...
    The centrally located Plenty Richmond Farm Campus marks Plenty’s expansion beyond the U.S. West Coast and will bring fresh,...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Spanish brand launches sneakers make from grapes
    A Mallorcan company is preparing its international expansion and celebrating with the launch of Grape Casual, its latest and...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte signs on to Pacific Coast Food...
    Fresh Del Monte is the first grower to sign on to the PCFWC's goal of reducing and preventing food...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Peru aims to position grapes, avocados and blueberries in...
    In the first half of the year, Peruvian agribusiness exports to Southeast Asia totaled US$187 million, reflecting a drop...
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  • September 16, 2022
    Guatemala aims to export Hass avocados to U.S. for...
    With an industry that is constantly developing, Guatemala has 5,500 hectares and expects 3,000 to 4,000 more to be...
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  • September 16, 2022
    European apple crop forecasts lowered due to heat and...
    The first estimates that were released in early August have been revised downwards in part due to the "intense...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Volume pressure sharpens as produce inflation climbs higher in...
    The price per unit across all foods and beverages in the IRI-measured multi-outlet stores accelerated further to an increase...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Maersk completes divestment of shares in Global Ports
    With this transfer of share ownership in GPI, APM Terminals will no longer operate in Russia nor own any...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Aldi overtakes Morrisons as the UK’s fourth largest supermarket
    Although Aldi leapfrogged Morrisons’ market share in August on a monthly basis, this is the first time this has...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican organic blueberries from gaining popularity...
    Volumes of Mexican blueberry this season, in week 36 stood at approximately 140,000 tons, showing a 24 percent increase...
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  • September 14, 2022
    Promising future for U.S. mango consumption
    “It is expected that U.S. mango consumption will continue growing steadily for the foreseeable future,” said Manuel Michel, the...
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  • September 14, 2022
    AeroFarms opens 'world's largest' aeroponic smart farm in Virginia
    David Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, said: “This Grand Opening is an incredible milestone for AeroFarms as we scale our...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean clementine exports fall by 39%
    The main factor that influenced this decrease was the severe drought that the country faced during 2021, which has...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Beeflow & Cal Poly Strawberry Center partner for food...
    The first-of-its-kind research funded by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) hopes...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Rain and wind delay Mexican produce exports
    Mangoes and a range of vegetables such as cucumbers and bell peppers are expected to be especially affected by...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Chilean avocado industry forecasts drop in production in 2022-23
    Frosts that structk Chile in late May and early June are one of the main reasons behind an anticipated...
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  • September 12, 2022
    Peru forecasts 11% increase in table grape exports
    Peru's table grape association Provid has forecast exports in the 2022-23 season to increase by 11 percent to 71.5...
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  • September 12, 2022
    Florida ag groups file petition alleging damage from Mexican...
    The petition requests the U.S. Trade Representative to “conduct an investigation into the flood of imported seasonal and perishable...
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  • September 12, 2022
    PhilaPort executives bullish on coming fruit season
    Driving the key growth are increased volume and more varied production from growers in Peru and Chile. The post PhilaPort...
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  • September 9, 2022
    Fyffes releases results of Honduras melon operations transformation
    The changes benefit more than 5,000 employees and temporary workers as well as local communities. The post Fyffes releases results...
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  • September 9, 2022
    Mission Produce posts flat net income, higher revenue for...
    In the fourth quarter, Mission said the industry is expecting volumes to increase sequentially and remain consistent with the...
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  • September 8, 2022
    North American blueberry deal coming to end for 2022
    Industry leaders indicate it was a good season, although production areas saw decreased volume with disappointing crop set in...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Federal appeals court resurrects major lawsuit against Chiquita -...
    A court reportedly resurrected a major lawsuit Tuesday against Chiquita for allegedly supporting a Colombian terrorist group. The post Federal...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grape exports rising exponentially
    Prices in the 2021-2022 season ranged from $18.08 per package to $31.80 per package, reflecting the existing volatility in...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods
    It says the planned acquisition will unite both brands to deliver a better, more sustainable grocery experience and put...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Why successful investors see farmland investment as a wise...
    For the past 30 years, the average return on farmland, adjusted for inflation, has been around 5 percent. The post...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Mission Produce announces logistics partnership with NatureSweet
    The move is anticipated to support the expansion of NatureSweet’s greenhouse portfolio, which includes snacking tomatoes, medium/large tomatoes, cucumbers,...
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  • September 7, 2022
    U.S. fertilizer prices rising
    “Nitrogen prices rose in response to a wave of European ammonia closures last week,” said Alexis Maxwell, an analyst...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Scientists search for chemical to protect avocados from pest
    UC Riverside scientists are on the hunt for a chemical called pheromone that disrupts “evil” weevils’ mating and could...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Tesco to ramp up security measures as a result...
    Chairman John Allan said shoppers will see extra security tags on food, as well as an increased security presence...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Early Chinese New Year causes uncertainty among Chilean cherry...
    The earlier date has caused many producers and exporters to wonder what will happen to the cherries that arrive...
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  • September 6, 2022
    CGA announces market closure for Valencia oranges
    The Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa has voluntarily made the decision to close export of Valencia oranges from...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Walmart offers $377.6M to buy out South African Massmart...
    The deal would help Walmart put "further intervention operationally and significant additional financial investment," Massmart's Chairman Dlamini told reporters. The...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The last of the California avocado...
    The 2021-22 crop year was marked by favorable market conditions, an early start to harvesting and more of the...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Delaware River region delegation visits Chile
    “Our goal was to share advancements on a promising alternative treatment project,” said Miriam Borja-Fisher, Western Fumigation’s Senior Business...
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  • September 5, 2022
    HSBC predicts major drop in container shipping profits in...
    HSBC Global Research has forecast that container shipping will face an unavoidable downcycle and profits will fall by 80...
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  • September 5, 2022
    APHIS extends citrus black spot quarantine area in Florida
    Four sections in Collier County and five sections in Glades County are being added to the citrus black spot...
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  • September 5, 2022
    In produce, inflation starts at the dirt
    Current inflationary trends are caused by a lack of resources and supply chain disruptions which have squeezed inputs and...
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  • September 5, 2022
    Pear Bureau Northwest predicts normal-sized fresh pear crop
    “There will be a full range of sizes available, including popular large-sized fruit as well as smaller sizes to...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Florida judge dismisses claims against Chiquita - report
    The plaintiffs claim that Chiquita Brands International paid $1.7 million to a paramilitary group in Colombia that killed and...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Greenyard’s co-CEOs to stay on
    Hein Deprez and Marc Zwaaneveld have both committed to stay at Greenyard until 30 April 2026. The post Greenyard’s...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Chilean clementine season ends with exports down 39%
    The 2022 clementine season ended with a total of 41,832 tons, 39 percent down on the same period in...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Calavo Growers reports revenue and net income increases in...
    “I am pleased that our teams successfully navigated temporary avocado price volatility that impacted both our Grown and Prepared...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Maersk announces first green logistics warehouse in Denmark
    "Many of our customers are looking for long-term partners that have such capabilities to reduce their entire climate footprint,”...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Haiti’s mango volumes projected to be...
    The Haitian mango season began the third week of April and is expected to run until the second week...
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  • September 1, 2022
    VOG 2022-23 apple season underway, slightly smaller crop forecast
    Table apple quantities forecast for integrated production are slightly below 450 thousand tonnes, a drop of 3.5 percent compared...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Westfalia celebrates 75 years of avocado supply
    “Providing the freshest possible avocados to the world has been Westfalia’s Mission for over 75 years,” said Raina Nelson,...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Logistics crisis affecting Peruvian table grape quality this season
    “There were not enough spaces on ships to cover export capacity. Delays in the import of materials caused problems...
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  • August 31, 2022
    California grower McClarty talks about boosting grape consumption
    "As an industry, we need to review where we are, where we are going, and how to get there....
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  • August 31, 2022
    Agricultural coalition offers support for implementation of drought funding
    In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Pakistan floods estimated to have caused at least $10B...
    Pakistan's planning minister Ahsan Iqbal said the country would face serious food shortages in the coming weeks and months. The...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Terra Exports makes the 2022 Inc. 5000 list
    This is the company's fifth appearance on the Inc. 5000 list, securing their spot with 108 percent three-year growth. The...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Syngenta announces double-digit sales growth for Q2 and H1
    Second quarter Group sales increased by 24 percent to $9.2 billion, up $1.8 billion year-on-year, while EBITDA for 2022...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Port congestion continues to wreak havoc in the U.S....
    The port congestion has ocean carriers, most recently MSC, announcing modifications to its vessel schedule. The post Port congestion continues...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Mexico looks to increase avocado exports to Europe with...
    “Our proposal is to find a fast route from Mexico to Europe which reduces the arrival through the Port...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Kapi Kapi expands U.S. logistics team
    Latishia Bryant joined Kapi Kapi as Logistics Manager, working closely with Sharonda Masters who was hired as Logistics Coordinator. The...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Argentina lemon exports to the U.S....
    This season, the U.S. received approximately 24.77 percent lower lemon exports from Argentina, based on the statistics up to...
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  • August 29, 2022
    IFPA announces 2023 Board of Directors
    Laura Himes, Senior Merchandising Director at Walmart will assume the role of Chair and the next Chair-Elect will be...
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  • August 29, 2022
    Citrus yellow vein clearing virus strikes Tulare County -...
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service discovered the incurable disease during a routine inspection...
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  • August 29, 2022
    Rockit Global Limited wins Exporter of the Year award
    The apple company was awarded both the Best Established Business award and the coveted overall award for Exporter of...
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  • August 29, 2022
    California receives $21.3M through Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
    “This program supports local and regional needs of farmers and ranchers to help them be competitive and also improves...
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  • August 26, 2022
    Container companies MCI and CIMC abandon merger following U.S....
    The proposed transaction would have combined two of the world’s four suppliers of insulated container boxes and refrigerated shipping...
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  • August 26, 2022
    Nuclear techniques used to detect and contain disease in...
    To fight the banana disease, irradiation techniques are being used to help develop new disease-resistant crop varieties for farmers,...
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  • August 26, 2022
    Honeybear Brands makes progress toward reaching sustainability goals
    In 2021, Honeybear Brands sourced 91 percent of its facility energy from renewable sources, putting the company well on...
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  • August 26, 2022
    Fruit quality issues could cost New Zealand kiwifruit industry...
    Zespri chairman Bruce Cameron said in an update to the industry that fruit loss and quality claims were well...
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  • August 26, 2022
    South African table grape 2021-22 season sees increases in...
    A total of 77,7 million cartons were inspected and passed for export, according to a recently published SATI report. The...
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  • August 26, 2022
    Rockit Global Limited wins Exporter of the Year award
    The apple company was awarded both the Best Established Business award and the coveted overall award for Exporter of...
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  • August 25, 2022
    UK supermarkets gradually eliminating expiration dates on perishable items
    Asda, Co-Op, Morrisons, Waitrose, Tesco Plc and Marks & Spencer Group Plc have all announced a total or partial...
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  • August 25, 2022
    San Diego County placed under quarantine following Mexican fruit...
    The news follows the detection of six flies and one larva in and around the unincorporated area of Valley...
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  • August 25, 2022
    Cold treatment for South African apples and pears approved...
    Jacques du Preez, Hortgro’s General Manager for Trade and Markets, said: “We welcome the Government of India’s decision as...
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  • August 25, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Washington Blueberry Commission predicts a record...
    This season, the Washington blueberry Commission is projecting the biggest blueberry harvest that the state has ever had; 24,000...
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  • August 25, 2022
    OSF expands its executive team
    Daryl Johnston has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Business Development, and Don Westcott was promoted...
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  • August 25, 2022
    Summer Citrus From South Africa adheres to the demand...
    By the end of week 32, we are through almost 70% of our planned shipments for the season accounting...
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  • August 24, 2022
    Pacific NW organic pear volume expected to increase
    “The organic pear crop is up with annual cycling, and an increased transition to certified organic orchards," said Cat...
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  • August 24, 2022
    Gold Coast Packing announces new hire
    The fresh produce grower, shipper and processor has added to its sales team and hired Larry Narwold as Regional...
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  • August 24, 2022
    California avocado season draws to an end, Commission appoints...
    During the California Avocado Commission’s August board meeting it was announced that Ken Melban has been appointed to the...
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  • August 24, 2022
    Dole releases Q2 financial results, revises Adjusted EBITDA down...
    Carl McCann explained that the revision was “due to a slower than anticipated return to full operating profitability in...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Port of Oakland announces $2M clean energy contract
    The project includes electrical infrastructure including solar generation, battery storage systems, a fuel cell, and the replacement of a...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican mango production projected to increase...
    The 2022 Mexican mango season is projected to be about 11 percent higher YOY. The post Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Export and import sectors meet to address the logistics...
    Chile’s Minister of Economy, Nicolás Grau said: "We are working on relaunching the Collaborative Logistics Plan for Foreign Trade...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Australian lettuce prices down, vegetable stocks up
    The price of lettuce has finally dropped at major supermarkets from soaring highs of A$11.99 (US$8.27) to a modest...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Mexico-U.S. agri-food trade in H1 rises 16%
    Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development highlighted that the value of exports of Mexican agri-food products increased by...
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  • August 22, 2022
    Chinese authorities issue 'yellow alert' for drought, amid extreme...
    The news of the alert, which is two notches short of the most serious warning on Beijing's scale, comes...
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  • August 22, 2022
    Summer Citrus from South Africa arrives on the East...
    Upon the arrival of the first South African vessel into Philadelphia Leo Holt, President of Holt Logistics Group said:...
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  • August 22, 2022
    USApple names Brenda Briggs as 2022-23 chair
    She will succeed 2021-22 USApple Chair Chris Alpers, Operations Manager and Grower with Redpath Orchards in Michigan. The post USApple...
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  • August 22, 2022
    Sweet blackberry varieties gain popularity amongst consumers
    Consumers’ appetite for blackberries has grown, with an estimated 25.5 million punnets sold last year in the UK alone,...
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  • August 22, 2022
    Eating grapes can prevent dementia and extend your life,...
    Researchers have found that the antioxidants in grapes can protect the brain against developing dementia by improving the function...
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  • August 19, 2022
    Deere sales set to grow amid strong equipment demand...
    The Moline, lllinois-based company is forecast to report a 23 percent increase in revenue to $12.78 billion, compared with...
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  • August 19, 2022
    U.S. Interior Secretary visits California to discuss ongoing drought
    CFFA President Ian LeMay commented: “We appreciate the time Secretary Haaland has taken to visit California and, specifically, to...
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  • August 19, 2022
    Fresh produce dollar sales up, volume sales down in...
    Fresh produce sales were up 4.2 percent, but volume sales were down 4.8 percent, compared to July 2021. The post...
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  • August 19, 2022
    Total U.S. apple production forecast to increase in 2022-23
    The forecast represents a 3 percent increase compared to last year’s production figure and is 3.5 percent less than...
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  • August 18, 2022
    Frutura's Dayka & Hackett names Vice President of Avocados
    Stephen Fink will spearhead Dayka & Hackett’s introduction of avocados to the U.S. and global markets, as Vice President...
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  • August 18, 2022
    Port of Oakland’s July volume drops
    A week-long trucker protest caused further congestion and reduced volumes. Total loaded container volume dropped by 28 percent in...
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  • August 18, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Higher pricing in sight for apples...
    With lower volumes in the West and a majority of apple producers pushing for higher prices, growers’ and packers’...
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  • August 18, 2022
    Supply chain issues impact Peruvian avocado exports this season
    “Transportation costs have had a huge impact on the industry and also in the case of avocados. This, in...
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  • August 17, 2022
    Notification tool helps blueberry growers control disease
    The Blueberry Advisory System notified growers to spray fungicide when fruit rot was more likely to develop, working to...
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  • August 17, 2022
    Ecuadorian banana exports decrease as a result of Russia-Ukraine...
    “The war between Russia and Ukraine which started on February 24, deepened the crisis that the sector was already...
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  • August 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian blueberry exports reaching record highs
    Peruvian blueberry exports increased by 119% in the first half of the year, totaling 146.5 million dollars, according to...
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  • August 17, 2022
    CGA releases data regarding containers affected by EU rules
    “Our initial estimates indicated that 1350 containers (floating consignments) would be affected by the implementation of the new EU...
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  • August 17, 2022
    U.S. avocado import value skyrocketed to new record in...
    Total Hass imports rose by 33 percent to $1.75 billion from January through June 2022, up from $1.32 million...
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  • August 16, 2022
    Zespri warns of lower returns due to poor fruit...
    In an update sent to growers, Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson said fruit quality remained an ongoing and significant...
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  • August 16, 2022
    Washington apple crop impacted by cold spring
    Despite an expected overall volume decline, emerging varieties and organic production continue to grow in importance as a share...
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  • August 16, 2022
    Sorma Group expands its range of post-harvest solutions
    From eco-friendly and functional paper and cellulose packaging, to ultra-high-precision weighing machines, Sorma has expanded its range of post-harvest...
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  • August 15, 2022
    Vertical farming trialed in UK prison to aid prisoner...
    The aeroponic container farm, called DROP & GROW, has been delivered by LettUs Grow to HM Prison Hewel. The...
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  • August 15, 2022
    U.S. market “has all the advantages” for Colombian avocados
    "I would say that in the medium and long term, the most important market for Colombia should be the...
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  • August 15, 2022
    Jupiter Group experiences record-breaking South African orange season
    In just two short weeks, Jupiter packed just under four million kilograms of premium Delta and Midknight oranges. The post...
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  • August 15, 2022
    Blueberry Country looks to hire Assistant Orchard Manager
    The leading New Zealand blueberry grower, is looking to hire an Assistant Orchard Manager to oversee the blueberry harvest...
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  • August 12, 2022
    U.S. table grape import value surges to new H1...
    The figure of $1.92 billion means that imports during the first six months of each year have more than...
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  • August 12, 2022
    ASOEX announces creation of table grape committee
    “The key aspect of this Committee is to create a strategy for the Chilean table grape sector to address...
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  • August 12, 2022
    Australia forecast to see big increases in stone fruit...
    Cherry production is forecast to increase by 19 percent, and peaches and nectaries are due to rise by 13...
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  • August 12, 2022
    California Governor unveils major water plan
    The plan focuses on accelerating infrastructure projects, boosting conservation and upgrading the state’s water system to keep up with...
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  • August 12, 2022
    Canada gains access to South Korea for British Columbia...
    "With new access to the South Korean market, growers in British Columbia can continue to showcase their cherries around...
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  • August 12, 2022
    Calavo Growers opens Jalisco packing facility for U.S. exports
    “Today, we are proud to announce that we have expanded our partnership with our Mexican growers from Michoacan to...
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  • August 11, 2022
    South Africa and EU come to agreement on citrus...
    South Africa's Department of Agriculture Affairs said that over 2,000 containers valued at an estimated 500 million rand (US$31...
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  • August 11, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Will the U.S. market retain the...
    The average daily prices of avocados in the U.S. have fallen by 6.99 percent, marking a $2.58 decrease on...
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  • August 11, 2022
    Strong Peruvian table grape preseason suggests "bigger" 2022-23 season
    Between May and June of this year, Peru exported over 5.5 million kilos of table grapes, recording a 66.5...
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  • August 11, 2022
    UF scientists study genes behind strawberries' flavor and aroma
    University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the taste of strawberries. The post...
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  • August 10, 2022
    Fresh del Monte collaborates with Café Najjar in MENA
    The leading vertically integrated producers, distributors, and marketers of fresh fruits and vegetables will work together with the Lebanese...
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  • August 10, 2022
    Port of Savannah bottleneck reaches its peak
    GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said more than 40 ships were waiting to come into the port Tuesday morning."The...
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  • August 10, 2022
    HAB study reveals fastest growing retail channels for avocado...
    The avocado channel segmentation study carried out by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) provided a greater understanding of the...
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  • August 10, 2022
    Calavo Growers names Helen Kurtz as leader of prepared...
    The global avocado-industry leader and provider of value-added fresh food has named Helen Kurtz as Senior Vice President &...
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  • August 9, 2022
    Arbitration court to make decision on BASF claims regarding...
    Bayer CEO Werner Baumann told analysts in a call on Thursday that the ruling was expected "shortly", according to...
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  • August 9, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Low temperatures impact apple volumes out...
    Apple industry leaders are predicting a smaller-than-average crop this year with most crop estimates ranging from 105 million to...
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  • August 9, 2022
    Western Growers praises Inflation Reduction Act's $4B drought-relief funding
    President & CEO Dave Puglia of Western Growers said: "We appreciate the determination of Senator Kyrsten Sinema and her...
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  • August 9, 2022
    "A disaster": South African citrus fruit trapped in European...
    "Food of exceptional quality, which poses no risk, is just sitting there... It's really a disaster," said Citrus Growers...
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  • August 8, 2022
    Vanguard releases produce industry trends of 2022
    Some of the key trends discussed in a report by Vanguard International called “Seven Produce Industry Trends of 2022"...
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  • August 8, 2022
    Zespri wins at 2022 Healthy Snack Awards
    Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit won the Best Kiwifruit at Good Housekeeping’s 2022 Healthy Snack Awards in the Powerhouse Produce category. The...
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  • August 8, 2022
    European apple volumes forecast flat for 2022-23 but pears...
    Pear volumes are set to rise by 20 percent and apple volumes are expected to increase by 1 percent...
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  • August 8, 2022
    U.S. pear stocks up 75% on July last year
    Both apple and pear stocks were on the rise in Europe too, increasing by 16.5 and 27 percent respectively. The...
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  • August 5, 2022
    Agricultural Water Summit hailed a huge success, experts call...
    The event was organized by Yentzen Group and included presentations by experts from the public and private sectors who...
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  • August 5, 2022
    Inflation reaches organic fresh produce in Q2
    Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7 percent increase in...
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  • August 5, 2022
    Pacific Trellis Fruit expands its team
    The year-round importers, growers and marketers of premium fresh fruit have welcomed industry veterans Matt Tanner, Evangelina Kaudze and...
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  • August 5, 2022
    UF study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better
    Scientists at the University of Florida discovered that the 'aromatic' blueberries contain the right genetic combination to produce the...
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  • August 5, 2022
    Spain's avocado season significantly affected by drought
    In Spain’s southern region of Andalusia, drought is costing local farmers their avocado plantations, as well as reducing the...
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  • August 4, 2022
    Copefrut announces its sustainability policy and establishes its commitment...
    The Chilean company that produces and exports traditional and organic fresh fruit has taken on the challenge of knowing,...
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  • August 4, 2022
    Frutura closes on Subsole acqusition, plans "significant" expansion in...
    This event opens the door to meaningful new investment, signaling Frutura’s confidence in Subsole’s growth potential and in the...
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  • August 4, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The advent of Hass avocados from...
    The Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico (APEAM A.C.) will work in close collaboration with Jalisco...
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  • August 4, 2022
    Peruvian blueberry season to exceed 250,000 tons in exports
    So far this season, more than 10,000 tons of Peruvian blueberries have been exported, which is in line with...
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  • August 3, 2022
    The first Agricultural Water Summit takes place tomorrow
    The event, organized by Yentzen Group, will take place on Thursday at the Conference Center of the Sun Monticello...
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  • August 3, 2022
    Del Monte posts "strong" Q2 net sales amid unprecedented...
    But gross profit and net income took a hit amid "one of the most volatile and uncertain macroeconomic environments...
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  • August 3, 2022
    UK heatwave causes fruit and vegetable losses
    The UK heatwave has caused fruit and vegetables to die on the vine as growers fear the drought and...
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  • August 3, 2022
    Kapi Kapi heads for U.S. expansion
    As one of the leading producers of premium pineapples and bananas in the world, Kapi Kapi has operations on...
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  • August 3, 2022
    Pink Lady apples named Best Apple in 2022 Healthy...
    The beloved fruit was named Best Apple in the 2022 Healthy Snack Awards from Good Housekeeping in the Powerhouse...
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  • August 2, 2022
    Record container ship congestion for North American ports
    As of Thursday morning last week, there were 153 container vessels waiting off the coastlines, the majority off East...
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  • August 2, 2022
    IRI and NPD complete merger
    Information Resources, Inc. and The NPD Group have completed their merger to create a leading global technology, analytics and...
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  • August 2, 2022
    Spain: Heat wave puts Valencia citrus and table grape...
    The Valencian Community’s crops and countryside have been severely affected by the extreme heat wave over the last few...
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  • August 2, 2022
    Huge growth for Colombian avocados in the U.S.
    The Colombia Avocado Board (CAB) recently announced a 270% increase in total avocado pounds shipped to the U.S. for...
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  • August 2, 2022
    Colombian avocado sales to Europe grow by 41%
    ProColombia has revealed Colombian avocado exports to Europe have grown by 41 percent between 2016 and 2021. The post Colombian...
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  • August 1, 2022
    Te Mata Exports NZ and Australia set to merge
    The two businesses have worked closely together since Te Mata Exports Australia was established in 2019 and are now...
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  • August 1, 2022
    Trucking CEOs expect higher prices, potential disruptions in second...
    U.S. trucking CEOs expect to maintain pricing power even with volumes softening in the second half of 2022. The post...
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  • August 1, 2022
    Mission Produce announces first Jalisco avocado imports
    The additional volume of avocados from Jalisco promotes a reliable year-round supply of avocados to meet U.S. demand. The post...
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  • August 1, 2022
    Naturipe expects volume increases for Mighty Blues blueberries
    The farmer-owned producer and marketer of berries is expecting big volumes of the extra large blueberries. The post Naturipe expects...
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  • July 29, 2022
    Fyffes launches gender equality program on its farms in...
    The gender equality program aims to train men and women working at Sol Honduras on gender and related issues...
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  • July 29, 2022
    Avocado prices fall sharply amid heavy Peruvian supply
    Tridge data shows that wholesale prices of avocado in Mexico dropped by 47% month-on-month, and avocado prices in the...
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  • July 29, 2022
    IFPA members call for urgent senate action on immigration...
    Senate action on immigration reform is vital to the fresh produce industry and for consumers facing high food prices,...
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  • July 29, 2022
    U.S. East Coast congestion puts pressure on New York...
    Of the top ten U.S. East Coast Container terminals, four currently exhibit long waiting times, such as New York...
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  • July 28, 2022
    This Chilean table grape season was "one of the...
    Uvanova's Carolina Cruz and Martin Silva said: “We consider this season to be one of the worst, given that...
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  • July 28, 2022
    Driscoll’s announces Berry Mobile Tour across Northeastern U.S
    The "multi-sensory experiential activation" will run through October and include stops in New York and Boston. The post Driscoll’s...
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  • July 28, 2022
    South Africa lodges WTO dispute over EU citrus import...
    "We simply cannot allow, what was clearly nothing more than a politically motivated move by the Spanish, to decimate...
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  • July 28, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: New Peruvian mango plantations soon to...
    Around 700 new hectares of mango plantations, which were added a few years ago in the Olmos Valley (Lambayeque),...
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  • July 28, 2022
    Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet to market avocados from Jalisco
    “Jalisco is an exciting emerging market for us, and we have found the right partnership to tap into this...
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  • July 27, 2022
    California Table Grape Commission expands global marketing focus
    The Commission has bolstered its global marketing focus with the promotion of Alyson Dias to the new position of...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte to collaborate with Stord
    Fresh Del Monte will give Stord customer access to its large-scale, complex supply chain infrastructure, and cold storage facilities. The...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Blueberry Country looks to hire Post Harvest Operations Manager
    The leading New Zealand blueberry grower is looking for a Post Harvest Operations Manager to take care of all...
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  • July 27, 2022
    UF scientists look to develop heat tolerant plants
    Researchers at the University of Florida are working to develop crops that can withstand high temperature stress by studying...
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  • July 26, 2022
    Walmart slashes profit forecast as consumers cut back on...
    Shares of rivals including Target and Amazon.com also fell after Walmart’s warning, which signaled a “proverbial train wreck” for...
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  • July 26, 2022
    Port of Oakland’s terminals resume operations
    In a statement, Port Executive Director Danny Wan confirmed: “The Port of Oakland has resumed full operations.” The post...
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  • July 26, 2022
    Argentine lemons enter U.S. through Philadelphia for first time
    More than 3,500 tons of fresh lemons from Argentina arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on Thursday, July 22...
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  • July 26, 2022
    FDA to develop food safety prevention strategy for berries
    The FDA is developing a food safety prevention strategy to enhance the safety of fresh and frozen berries, in...
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  • July 26, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Low temperatures impacting Hass avocado volumes...
    Despite dry conditions, the 2021-22 Chilean avocado season saw sizable volumes. However, avocado production in Chile is expected to...
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  • July 25, 2022
    Sun World adds two grape grower-marketers in Australia
    Australia’s strong domestic market and its proximity to Asia makes it a strategically important production region within Sun World’s...
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  • July 25, 2022
    UF startups to work with growers to improve Florida...
    Two University of Florida startup companies, Agriculture Intelligence and Satlantis, have formed a union to help improve Florida citrus...
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  • July 25, 2022
    Southern Hemisphere table grapes achieve new export record
    In the 2021-22 table grape season, countries in the Southern Hemisphere achieved a new export record of 1.5 million...
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  • July 25, 2022
    UK to begin harvesting much bigger cherry crop than...
    The UK is primed for a strong cherry season, with over 6,000 tons of fruit expected to hit supermarket...
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  • July 25, 2022
    South African citrus being detained on arrival in EU
    "This is why World Trade Organisation (WTO) law specifically requires a 6-month process in the implementation of a new...
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  • July 22, 2022
    Truckers vow to keep Oakland port paralyzed as California...
    Truckers have been protesting since Monday against a California labor law called AB5 which will make it harder for...
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  • July 22, 2022
    Australian avocado growers concerned over developer's plantation project amid...
    Western Australian avocado growers have expressed concern at the prospect of an additional 200 hectares of avocado trees being...
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  • July 22, 2022
    EU citrus production and exports to drop in 2021-22
    Citrus production in the EU is expected to drop by five percent, with lemons and oranges experiencing more significant...
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  • July 22, 2022
    U.S. importer to source avocados from Jalisco
    LGS Specialty Sales has announced that it will begin sourcing avocados from the Mexican state of Jalisco, following USDA-APHIS...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Trucker protests "shut down operations" at Port of Oakland
    The protests over a controversial California labor law will "further exacerbate" the congestion of containers, the port said. The post...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Sharpening its category focus, TOMRA Food appoints new Sales...
    New Sales Manager for Citrus appointment in California reflects TOMRA's regional and global commitment to tailoring its solutions to...
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  • July 21, 2022
    IFPA’s 8-point plan highlights importance of fresh fruit and...
    The International Fresh Produce Association submitted an 8-point plan of recommendations to illustrate how fresh fruits and vegetables must...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Dominant U.S. dollar causes mixed feelings amongst Latin American...
    The U.S. dollar has seen its value strengthen this year and as a result, Latin American currencies have been...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian blueberry exports projected to increase...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Peruvian blueberry season. The...
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  • July 20, 2022
    Fall Creek hosts Field + Forum Event in Oregon...
    The 2022 High Chill Field + Forum event hosted by the international blueberry breeding and nursery company will take...
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  • July 20, 2022
    GrubMarket expands in U.S. Southwest through acquisition of fresh...
    The acquired company operates in Texas and New Mexico, selling tens of millions of dollars of produce to hundreds...
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  • July 20, 2022
    East Coast port congestion increases
    U.S. port congestion has shifted from the West Coast to the East Coast, with more vessels now waiting at...
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  • July 20, 2022
    Heatwaves contribute to severe drought conditions in Europe
    As another heatwave hits the European continent, drought conditions and water scarcity in several regions are reducing crop yield...
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  • July 19, 2022
    U.S. ITC scraps tariffs on fertilizer imports from Russia,...
    The ITC justified the revokation of the significant anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties by saying that those imports did not...
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  • July 19, 2022
    "Very positive": Chilean experts analyze implementation and impacts of...
    The service will launch on week 49 of the 2022-23 season, with specific boats shipping fresh blueberries to the...
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  • July 19, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Weather deals a heavy blow to...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the blackberry season in...
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  • July 19, 2022
    Vine-ripened tomatoes from Oppy are ready for picking
    Vine-ripened tomatoes from Oppy's Oceanside Pole label are ready to be picked and shipped. The post Vine-ripened tomatoes from Oppy...
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  • July 18, 2022
    California table grape industry members provide outlook for 2022...
    The 2022 California table grape season is off to a solid start with similar volumes to 2021 expected this...
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  • July 18, 2022
    Trial on California-grown table grapes shows promising results
    Hazel Technologies, Inc. has announced a successful trial on California-grown table grapes, in conjunction with Oppy and Brar Farms. The...
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  • July 18, 2022
    Fyffes launches ‘Community Medical Brigades’ in Honduras
    Fyffes and its Honduran melon subsidiary Sol Group has launched a series of ‘Community Medical Brigades’ to reach community...
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  • July 18, 2022
    Westfalia's Chunky Guacamole debuts in UK
    Costco UK and Westfalia Fruit have been working closely together to successfully introduce Chunky Guacamole to Costco’s UK stores. The...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Shipping containers around a fifth less productive than pre-Covid
    Drewry estimates that each container averaged 18.1 lifts in 2021 compared with 19.2 in 2020 and between 19.5 and...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Blueberry Express service to launch for Chilean exporters in...
    The special service will begin in week 49 of the 2022-23 season, with ships to ship fresh blueberries in...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Florida citrus experiences record low season
    Florida citrus growers have recorded another decline in production, with the industry experiencing a record low season. The post Florida...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Daily avocados help lower cholesterol levels, study finds
    A study has found that eating one avocado a day for six months leads to a decrease in unhealthy...
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  • July 14, 2022
    California table grape industry members provide outlook for 2022...
    The 2022 California table grape season is off to a solid start with similar volumes to 2021 expected this...
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  • July 14, 2022
    Chelan Fresh launches new tree fruit brand
    The grower-owned and operated company represents multi-generational family farms, many of them five and even six generations of growers,...
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  • July 14, 2022
    Jalisco to finally begin exporting avocados to U.S. this...
    The entry of Jalisco avocados into the U.S. is expected to result in even greater volumes in the market,...
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  • July 14, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican mango exports to the US...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Mexican mango season. The...
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  • July 14, 2022
    Rail and trucker strikes threaten to exacerbate port congestion
    The U.S. faces the twin threats of rail and trucker strikes which could exacerbate congestion and add complications to...
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  • July 13, 2022
    Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet launches new label with recyclable packaging...
    Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet has launched a new, sustainable label for its clementine line, introduced on fully recyclable packaging. The post...
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  • July 13, 2022
    Millions of cartons of South African citrus en route...
    Fruit worth more then 600 million rand (US$35 million) could be destroyed it if enters the EU after stringent...
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  • July 13, 2022
    China to produce more cherries, peaches and nectarines in...
    Cherry volumes are set to rise by 8 percent year-on-year to 650,000 tons in 2022-23, despite the main production...
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  • July 13, 2022
    Grapa wins legal case against illegal planting in Egypt
    The breeder and licenser of premium table grape varieties has won a legal case against an illegal grower of...
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  • July 12, 2022
    Driscoll’s acquires Haygrove Africa
    Berry company Driscoll’s has formally agreed to purchase Haygrove Africa Trading, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haygrove Heaven. The...
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  • July 12, 2022
    Chile making progress in grape inspection site for Systems...
    A visit was recently made to the current facilities of a cold storage plant in the Pabellon sector in...
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  • July 12, 2022
    Peru expects greater volumes of late-season avocados
    The Peruvian avocado industry has been imapcted by low prices in its main market this year, causing many growers...
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  • July 12, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Northwest sees smallest cherry crop in...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Washington cherry season. The...
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  • July 11, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte highlights sustainably grown Kenyan avocados
    Fresh Del Monte is offering Del Monte Avocados grown in their own sustainable farms in Kenya to all main...
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  • July 11, 2022
    U.S. fruit and vegetable imports on track for bumper...
    Fruit imports from January to May this year were up by 21 percent from $10.5 billion to $12.6 billion,...
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  • July 11, 2022
    Mexican tomato sector on course for steady season with...
    Mexico is expected to produce 3.72 million tons of fresh tomatoes for the 2021/22 season, thanks to investments in...
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  • July 11, 2022
    Fruit World sees demand growing for seeded varieties
    Fruit World has reported that consumers are showing a nostalgic preference for full-flavor, aromatic grapes, especially seeded varieties. The post...
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  • July 8, 2022
    Hong Kong destroys Taiwanese mangoes, claiming Covid traces found...
    Hong Kong ordered 440 pounds of mangoes imported from Taiwan tossed out after finding traces of coronavirus on the...
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  • July 8, 2022
    Half of Peruvian avocado production under threat due to...
    Growers have warned that the quality of Peruvian Hass avocados destined for export may be compromised this year. The...
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  • July 8, 2022
    South African citrus industry feels the squeeze of load...
    The South African citrus industry is feeling the pressure of load shedding, with cold storage operators incurring big expenses...
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  • July 8, 2022
    Northwest kicks off cherry season, promoting health benefits
    Fresh Northwest-grown sweet cherries, which are packed with nutrients that support better health, are now available in produce sections...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexico’s thriving berry industry
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas studies the state of the Mexican berry industry. The...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Westfalia Fruit enters Colombian Hass avocado season
    Westfalia Fruit Group has announced the start of its Colombian Hass avocado season with supply available now through late...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Jupiter's tests on new Greek grape varieties look promising
    Ahead of its commercial Greek grape season, Jupiter Group has been testing two promising new ARRA grape varieties. The post...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Fall Creek names Michel Kaczmarek as Commercial Manager for...
    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. has appointed Michel Kaczmarek as Commercial Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and...
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  • July 6, 2022
    TOMRA Food, keynote sponsor of the upcoming Global Avocado...
    Ahead of the new online event for the global avocado industry, TOMRA spotlights solutions for growers and packhouses who...
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  • July 6, 2022
    Californian citrus growers shift their focus to the domestic...
    Californian citrus growers are shifting their focus to the domestic market, as rising costs continue to put pressure on...
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  • July 6, 2022
    Sydney floods add to soaring vegetable prices
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