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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 following is key to lifting produce consumption: Better produce through superior varieties,...
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  • September 15, 2021
    QIMA: Uncertainty among cherry exporters over new season in...
    Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, QIMA Produce has defined preventive guidelines during the cherry inspection process both...
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  • September 15, 2021
    Peruvian avocado exports have skyrocketed in 2021
    With data from one more month still to come in, the value of exports is up 14 percent on...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Fruit Attraction has already registered 1,200 exhibiting companies to...
    PRESS RELEASE Just over a month before the in-person edition of Fruit Attraction 2021, almost 1,200 exhibiting companies from...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Agrovision North America appoints senior berry executive into lead...
    Agrovision has announced the appointment of experienced berry executive Andrew Maiman as Senior Vice President of Business Development. The post...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blueberry prices rising in U.S. market...
    Average blueberry prices in the U.S. market this year have followed the regular curve but have had higher prices...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Disruption from UK’s truck driver shortage to deepen, warns...
    Disruption from the UK’s truck driver shortage is expected to deepen with more goods failing to reach shelves on...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Mission Produce's Q3 affected by "heightened industry volatility"
    “We were pleased with our fiscal third quarter performance amid heightened industry volatility that was brought about by Mexico’s...
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  • September 14, 2021
    Fall Creek announces General Manager of Sekoya platform for...
    Since 2018, the new appointee has been Fall Creek’s licensing manager, responsible for the ongoing growth and development of...
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  • September 13, 2021
    CMA CGM caps freight rates amid market turmoil
    French container shipping line CMA CGM has taken the rare step of freezing spot market prices for moving goods,...
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  • September 13, 2021
    Opinion: How will we remember the UK's summer of...
    John Giles, Divisional Director of Promar International, says the summer of 2021 is one we won’t forget in a...
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  • September 13, 2021
    Port congestion: Southern California logjam tops 50 ships as...
    The U.S. port congestion is worsening, with the number of container ships waiting to enter the largest U.S. gateway...
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  • September 13, 2021
    Chilean Citrus Committee partners with Shopkick to promote U.S....
    The Chilean Citrus Committee has launched a program with the shopping rewards app, Shopkick, to "educate and inspire shoppers...
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  • September 13, 2021
    Yentzen Consulting & Research lists key strategies to boost...
    The Covid-19 pandemic changed how the world's industries work and Yentzen Consulting & Research can help you navigate the...
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  • September 10, 2021
    Copefrut develops and implements Material Recyclability Index
    Copefrut has developed a Material Recyclability Index, a measure that seeks to understand the capacity of packaging to be...
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  • September 10, 2021
    Mexican citrus exports increased significantly through August this year
    In July of this year, citrus exports increased 28.3 percent, reaching a total value of over US$912 million from...
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  • September 10, 2021
    Hortifrut posts huge increase in EBITDA for 2021-22
    The results are in large part due to a 46% growth in the volume sold during the period, influenced...
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  • September 10, 2021
    Vanguard looking forward to strong Chilean cherry crop
    After the challenges encountered during last season there is much anticipation for a strong cherry crop this year despite...
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  • September 10, 2021
    U.S. Northwest pear season quality 'the best in a...
    "Pear growers are reporting an excellent quality crop this season with some saying it is the best they have...
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  • September 9, 2021
    California fresh produce industry berates defunding decision of Senate...
    In response to the defunding of Senate Bill 559, California fresh produce organizations slammed the action saying it "demonstrates...
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  • September 9, 2021
    Limoneira: Stronger lemon pricing and fresh utilization boosts Q3
    Good results in the lemon segment were partially offset the reduced avocado sizing due to lack of rainfall in...
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  • September 9, 2021
    Calavo CEO steps down, company posts challenging Q3
    California-based avocado company Calavo has announced the retirement of CEO James Gibson, having served in the position for around...
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  • September 9, 2021
    Amazon will open two cashier-less Whole Foods stores next...
    Amazon is installing its cashier-less "Just Walk Out" technology at the locations, which are set to open in 2022...
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  • September 9, 2021
    Oppy boosts technology focus in California grape category
    Numerous technological solutions have been making headway in Oppy’s California grape vineyards with three of its latest innovation partners....
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  • September 8, 2021
    UNITEC Group returns to Macfrut 2021
    PRESS RELEASE UNITEC Group returns to the Macfrut exhibition which is scheduled to take place in Rimini from 7...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Table grape prices and volumes have...
    Average grape prices in the U.S. market throughout 2021 have been higher than those of 2020, with the exception...
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  • September 8, 2021
    USDA announces $700M in grants to provide relief to...
    This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses related to the...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Avocados change belly fat distribution in women, controlled study...
    An avocado a day could help redistribute belly fat in women toward a healthier profile, according to a new...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Israel set for record avocado production in 2021-22
    The sector’s upshift may have been practically imperceptible in recent seasons in the export figures because of climate vagaries...
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  • September 8, 2021
    IBO's 2021 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report...
    “All blueberry industry members around the world should have the report at their disposal in order to stay on...
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  • September 7, 2021
    2021 Fruit Expo & World Fruit Industry Conference
    PRESS RELEASE 2021 Fruit Expo & World Fruit Industry Conference Date: September 24th-26th, 2021 Venue: China Import...
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  • September 7, 2021
    Kiwifruit smuggler ordered to pay Zespri $8.5M after unsuccessful...
    Haoyu Gao, a former grower, was last year ordered by the High Court to pay Zespri almost $15m for...
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  • September 7, 2021
    Peru: Positive results for trials of numerous cherry varieties
    Cherry variety trials in Peru have been going well for the company Vivero Los Viñedos over the last four...
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  • September 7, 2021
    Latin American banana industry decries unfair burden of soaring...
    Signed by various companies in the banana industry, producers and exporters from Central and South America have released a...
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  • September 7, 2021
    BerryWorld forecasts its South African blueberry exports to rise...
    BerryWorld says it is expecting strong growth in its South African blueberries this season, with expectations of a 25...
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  • September 7, 2021
    Peruvian table grape exports set to surpass 60 million...
    The Peruvian table grape industry is forecast to export a record volume of fruit in the upcoming season, with...
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  • September 6, 2021
    Australian mango variety opens up new growing region in...
    Until now, Spanish mangoes came only from the producing areas of Malaga and Granada. The post Australian mango variety opens...
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  • September 6, 2021
    South African citrus exports to U.S. on track with...
    Exports of citrus from South Africa to the United States continue at full pace and remain on track with...
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  • September 6, 2021
    U.S. port leaders see congestion extending far into 2022
    Port leaders who have spoken with shipping lines and their cargo customers say the slowdown in container volumes that...
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  • September 6, 2021
    U.S. fruit imports soared to new record in July
    U.S. fruit imports soared by 19 percent year-on-year on July to reach a record US$1.57 billion, according to newly...
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  • September 6, 2021
    China greenlights more favorable South African lemon export protocol
    It is anticipated that this change will result in increased exports of lemons to China, with the first shipments...
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  • September 3, 2021
    Wealthy Mexican avocado grower, 23 relatives flee to U.S....
    A wealthy Mexican avocado grower has fled to the U.S. with around two dozen relatives due to violence from...
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  • September 3, 2021
    South Africa's table grape association appoints new CEO
    The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) said the new appointee would early in the new year take over...
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  • September 3, 2021
    Western Growers slams California Senate's passing of bill that...
    The bill, first introduced on Feb. 12, works to have an alternative to the secret ballot election process that...
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  • September 3, 2021
    Electric tractors receive growing interest as startups reach market
    “ eventually going to be a tool that allows farmers to tell their story,” Monarch co-founder and...
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  • September 3, 2021
    California: Coastal grape growers can use less water during...
    California grape growers in coastal areas can use less water during times of drought and cut irrigation levels without...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Chile: Mixed picture for stone fruit production trends
    There is a mixed picture in Chile in terms of production trends for key stone fruit commodities, with the...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Opinion: How to safely return to the office
    Vanguard CEO Craig Stauffer reveals his decision-making in what has become a complex and important matter for many businesses...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Fyffes posts record 2020 loss amid melon and mushroom...
    The Ireland-based company swung into a record loss of almost €170 million last year as it was forced to...
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  • September 2, 2021
    APHIS considers Egyptian mango imports with pest risk assessment
    The Egyptian government has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to authorize imports of fresh mango for...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Spain: AVA-ASAJA files complaint against Lidl over low watermelon...
    The Valencian Association of Farmers has filed a complaint to investigate and sanction Lidl stores after an offer of...
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  • September 1, 2021
    Amazon tries to crack India’s produce market by wooing...
    Amazon has begun offering real-time advice and information through a dedicated mobile app to help farmers make decisions on...
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  • September 1, 2021
    "Never been so bad": Truck driver shortage sets U.K....
    The U.K. is running out of time to find more truck drivers before isolated incidents at supermarkets and fast-food...
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  • September 1, 2021
    Hass Avocado Board launching Love One Today resource to...
    With a few easy steps, industry members can capitalize on Love One Today’s positive name recognition and reputation by...
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  • September 1, 2021
    AeroFarms wins Produce Business’s 33rd Annual Marketing Excellence Award
    Produce Business has been leading produce industry coverage for over three decades, and their annual 2021 Marketing Excellence Awards...
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  • September 1, 2021
    Mexican produce imports "costing Florida billions", Ag Commissioner says
    The Florida Department of Agriculture has released a report saying rising imports of Mexican fruits and vegetables are costing...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Go for GreenTech and Innovation Awards 2021 announced
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Live & Online will take place from 28 – 30 September. The exhibitors of GreenTech submitted...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Mammoth lemon grown in Australia
    Chef Melissa Palinkas excitedly shared an image of the monster citrus to her Instagram last week, snapping the ponderosa...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Australian table grape industry to carry out major traceability...
    The pilot – which commenced in June 2021 – will run for the duration of the 2021/22 table grape...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Stone fruit prices down in U.S....
    This week's edition of In Charts will show how the average prices of stone fruits have been acting in...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Chile: Snow reported in table grape production area
    Rain and snow fell in the Atacama desert region in Chile last week, which affected an area that produces...
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  • August 31, 2021
    Record number of ships anchored off California
    Forty-four freight ships are stuck awaiting entry into California's two largest ports, the highest number recorded since the beginning...
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  • August 30, 2021
    California Fresh Fruit Association calls on Newsom to veto...
    The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) is urging Governor Newsom to veto a bill recently passed by the state's...
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  • August 30, 2021
    Global blueberry industry representatives discuss where market is headed...
    Global representatives of the blueberry industry gave their views last week during The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit on...
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  • August 30, 2021
    Ida makes landfall in Louisiana, disrupting shipping
    The storm is the most powerful to strike the state in many years, and it arrived on the same...
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  • August 30, 2021
    South African kiwifruit industry has potential for rapid expansion,...
    Louw Pienaar and Wandile Sihlobo says the kiwifruit industry could be a "game changer", potentially following in the steps...
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  • August 30, 2021
    Industry officers announced for new PMA-United Fresh merger association
    Future Co-CEOs Cathy Burns of Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh have named the Executive...
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  • August 27, 2021
    U.K.: Tesco chairman warns supermarket shelves could be empty...
    John Allen said that supermarkets are struggling to source stock ahead of the busy festive period as a result...
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  • August 27, 2021
    Experts provide valuable insights to cherry industry ahead of...
    With hundreds of participants, the webinar included keynote presentations that provided attendees with tools to face the future of...
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  • August 27, 2021
    Chile declares agricultural emergency in four key fruit-growing regions
    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera on Thursday decreed a drought-related agricultural emergency in the Coquimbo, Valparaiso, O'Higgins, and Maule regions...
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  • August 27, 2021
    Limoneira boosts Q3 operating income despite smaller than expected...
    The highly publicized lack of rainfall throughout California and the West coast has reduced the overall size of the...
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  • August 27, 2021
    Berries and apples remain best opportunities for fresh fruit...
    New Freedonia Group analysis found that together the two categories would account for 51% of demand, driven by various...
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  • August 26, 2021
    More Philippine pineapples, mangoes could soon enter U.S. market
    Philippe authorities said they and the USDA-APHIS have agreed to thresh out several pending issues that would broaden market...
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  • August 26, 2021
    VOG reports Italian apple crop smaller and later, but...
    In spite of the spring frosts and the growth in European output, the major consortium is still forecasting "a...
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  • August 26, 2021
    Destructive oriental fruit fly found in South of France...
    An oriental fruit fly that can spoil fruit and vegetable products has been found in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region...
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  • August 26, 2021
    Bayer in partnership with Pinduoduo to develop “one-click planting”...
    Bayer Crop Science, a global pioneer in digital farming and precision agriculture, will partner with Pinduoduo for its annual...
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  • August 26, 2021
    China begins to reopen world's third-largest port amid worsening...
    A shipping executive recently said: “Port congestion and a shortage of container shipping capacity may last into the fourth...
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  • August 25, 2021
    Chilean cherry industry set for small increase in 2021-22...
    Chilean cherry producers and exporters are looking to maximize exports this season by limiting production per tree in order...
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  • August 25, 2021
    Dole rallies after attracting mostly positive ratings from analysts
    Dole plc is attracting mainly positive ratings from analysts, helping to boost the company's share price on the New...
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  • August 25, 2021
    New shopper segment driving bagged avocado sales
    A recent study by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) revealed that purchases of bagged avocados have increased at three...
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  • August 25, 2021
    Higher U.S. food benefits boost dollar stores' fresh food...
    U.S. dollar stores including Dollar General and Family Dollar are likely to see a sales and earnings boost from...
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  • August 25, 2021
    Peruvian blueberry exports forecast to grow by 30% this...
    The share of organic blueberries is also expected to increase significantly this season, while a higher proportion of fruit...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Vitafoods installs TOMRA 5B Sorter in its berry processing...
    PRESS RELEASE The Chilean company put its trust in TOMRA Food once again in order to optimize its sorting...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Analysis: Where in the world is my container?
    Using examples from the global perishables industry such as California grapes, Vanguard International breaks down the many challenges facing...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Maersk to launch "groundbreaking" vessels that operate on carbon...
    The vessels, to be introduced from 2024, will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and have a nominal...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Chilean table grape industry pushes for systems approach for...
    Industry members are working together for system approach protocols to be allowed for shipments of the fruit into the...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blackberry prices free fall in U.S....
    The average blackberry prices for week 33 were around $8.98 per container, showing a 51 percent decrease year on...
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  • August 24, 2021
    Beva Fruits International's BENJI label continues to generate strong...
    Beva Fruits International (BFI), a leading European fresh produce importer headquartered in France, has been expanding its social impact...
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  • August 23, 2021
    U.S. apple crop expected to rise in 2021-22
    At the varietal level, Gala is expected to retain the top spot with almost 49.3 million bushels produced, accounting...
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  • August 23, 2021
    California plums score access to Japanese market
    California plums have scored access to the Japanese market, in what an industry body has described as a "significant...
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  • August 23, 2021
    Australia introduces Agriculture visa
    Regulations to enable the creation of the Australian Agriculture visa, which will be available to skilled and unskilled workers,...
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  • August 23, 2021
    Steve Barnard, Founder and CEO of Mission Produce: We...
    Since its founding in the early 1980s, Steve Barnard has transformed the organization into one of the world’s biggest...
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  • August 23, 2021
    Market diversification will be a key topic in the...
    The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, and will analyze...
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  • August 20, 2021
    Mexico: Agri-food trade balance hit third-highest level in H1
    The figure comes from $22.6 billion of agricultural and agroindustrial exports from January to June and $17.7 billion of...
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  • August 20, 2021
    U.S.: Leading Savannah wholesaler announces JV
    NLaws Produce has announced a new relationship with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)...
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  • August 20, 2021
    U.K.'s fourth-largest supermarket strikes $9.5B takeover deal with U.S....
    British supermarket Morrisons has agreed to a takeover offer worth £7 billion (US$9.54 billion) from U.S. private equity group...
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  • August 20, 2021
    Gold Leaf Farming acquires 1,174 acres of almonds in...
    The owner and operator of almond, pistachio, and date farms said it would continue the many excellent farming practices...
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  • August 20, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit achieves Carbon Measured certification of SA-market products...
    Westfalia has achieved Carbon Measured certification from the Carbon Trust for its South African-grown avocados sold in the UK...
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  • August 19, 2021
    USHBC launches pilot with Kroger to promote larger blueberry...
    The pilot project that will run through the end of August includes targeted on-site ads highlighting the flavor and...
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  • August 19, 2021
    Drought-weakened bee colonies threaten West Coast crops
    A shortage of bees needed to pollinate fruits and flowers in putting West Coast cash crops like almonds, plums...
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  • August 19, 2021
    Hortifrut announces changes in senior executive positions in LatAm...
    Berry multinational Hortifrut has announced changes in its ranks of senior executives, with the aim of continuing its development...
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  • August 19, 2021
    Number of container ships anchored off Southern California close...
    Thirty-seven container ships were waiting near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in recent days, according to...
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  • August 18, 2021
    EPA to ban use of chlorpyrifos after years of...
    The new rule will take effect in six months and follows an order in April that directed the EPA...
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  • August 18, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte Produce takes steps toward 2030 sustainability...
    The company is taking a "bold" step in expanding its sustainability efforts beyond just its operations as a way...
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  • August 18, 2021
    Chile: Relief as growers prepare for unexpected rains amid...
    The industry doesn't see this rain as a threat to grape production nor a solution to the extreme drought...
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  • August 18, 2021
    USDA requires Mexican figs to be irradiated
    The move is to prevent the introduction of black fig fly (BFF) into the U.S., following pest detections in...
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  • August 18, 2021
    More Australian citrus production areas authorized for export to...
    Previously, imports of fresh citrus fruit are allowed into the U.S. from the Riverina region of New South Wales...
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  • August 18, 2021
    IFG celebrates 20 years advancing the industry through fruit...
    The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years, and IFG is celebrating the pioneering advancements we...
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  • August 17, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: U.S. summer lemon prices the highest...
    Lemon prices have remained high throughout 2021, even outpacing prices of the last three years, with prices for organic...
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  • August 17, 2021
    Peruvian avocado exports soared in May
    The value of Peruvian avocado exports soared by 49 percent in May, as Peru ramps up avocado production in...
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  • August 17, 2021
    Opinion: The price of our loss in Afghanistan reminds...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor says: "We are not a political site here at the Pundit. Yet we think the...
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  • August 17, 2021
    ASGLOBALFRESH, quality fresh fruits throughout the year that break...
    The company ASGLOBALFRESH focuses its efforts on delivering quality fresh fruits throughout the year, which is why their motto...
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  • August 16, 2021
    Arizona farmers at risk as U.S. declares first-ever water...
    Beginning next year, Arizona farmers will be cut off from much of the water they rely on, with smaller...
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  • August 16, 2021
    USDA to boost food stamps by record amount
    But, despite the increase, USDA guidelines will not recommend an increase in a typical family's fruit and vegetable expenditure,...
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  • August 16, 2021
    Notable changes mark table grape sector in Southern Hemisphere
    Over the last 10 years, the table grape industry has shown great dynamism, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, with...
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  • August 16, 2021
    High Asian demand for Peruvian blueberries
    Peru maintains its production rhythm when other countries have finished their harvests, creating more global-scale commercial opportunities. The post High...
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  • August 16, 2021
    Next Global Cherry Summit Webinar: "The New Challenges of...
    The Global Cherry Summit, the premier annual event for cherry industry professionals around the world, announced that it will...
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  • August 16, 2021
    South African port operator gives citrus growers green light...
    Citrus farmers delivering product for export were temporarily asked to suspend packing for a few days until Thursday. The post...
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  • August 13, 2021
    Chilean fruit growers on "red alert" over water crisis...
    "There is a sort of state of shock in the agricultural and fruit growing world regarding this tremendous problem",...
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  • August 13, 2021
    Fruit compound may help to prevent dementia - new...
    “Our results are exciting because they show that making simple changes to your diet could help prevent cognitive decline,”...
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  • August 13, 2021
    Citrus greening disease detected in San Diego County
    The California Department of Food and Agriculture has expanded the boundaries of the quarantine it established in San Diego...
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  • August 13, 2021
    "A real challenge for trucking": C.H. Robinson webinar provides...
    Transport company, C.H. Robinson recently hosted a webinar to discuss supply and demand trends and the impact of global...
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  • August 13, 2021
    Global trade at risk as China partially shuts world's...
    China partly shut the world’s third-busiest container port after a worker became infected with Covid, threatening more damage to...
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  • August 12, 2021
    Driscoll's transitions Santa Maria cooling facility to solar
    Driscoll’s is in the early stages of pursuing clean and alternative energy sources for its owned and operated coolers...
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  • August 12, 2021
    Private equity firm acquires Canada's Fresh Direct Produce
    Private equity firm PNC Riverarch Capital has announced that it has acquired leading Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable distributor...
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  • August 12, 2021
    Peru to host the IBO Summit 2021
    The Association of Blueberry Producers and Exporters of Peru (Proarándanos) will host this year's IBO Summit, in coordination with...
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  • August 12, 2021
    Zespri announces kiwifruit breeding JV
    The Kiwifruit Breeding Centre's focus will be driving greater innovation within kiwifruit breeding, focusing on creating healthier, better tasting...
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  • August 12, 2021
    Calavo names new EVP of Fresh Foods division
    In his new role, the executive will be responsible for leading the Renaissance Food Group (RFG) and Calavo Foods...
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  • August 11, 2021
    Hazel Tech provides direct-to-consumer freshness for Tropical Fruit Box
    PRESS RELEASE Hazel Technologies, a USDA-funded company providing new technologies to extend the quality shelf life of produce and...
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  • August 11, 2021
    Mexican avocado value chains will demand boost as sector...
    Considering the growing success of Mexican avocados in the U.S. and EU, value chains should be promoted to standardize...
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  • August 11, 2021
    Worldwide vertical farming market to "increase rapidly"
    The demand for vertical farming is expected to increase rapidly during the forecast period, owing to rise in popularity...
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  • August 11, 2021
    EU lowers limits for toxic metals in fruit and...
    Foodstuffs will have to meet stricter limits of cadmium and lead content before they can be sold in the...
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  • August 11, 2021
    Peru was world's second-largest table grape exporter in 2020...
    Last year China's grape exports totaled US$1.21 billion while Peru exported US$991 million, according to the country's Association of...
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  • August 11, 2021
    "A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity": National ag, water coalition applauds Senate...
    The bill's passage on Tuesday came as nearly two-thirds of the West experience extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and...
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  • August 10, 2021
    Spain to see a significant decrease in lemon production...
    The forecast decline follows on from an expected eight percent year-on-year increase in the 2020-21 season to a record...
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  • August 10, 2021
    U.K.: Supermarket trialing linerless packaging for gold kiwifruit
    ProPrint Group collaborated with Primafruit and the retailer to launch the eight-week trial. If successful, the pack could roll...
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  • August 10, 2021
    Peru: Planted hectares to grow notably compared to previous...
    Just eight crops' hectares will represent an increase of 6.7 percent compared to the average hectares of the last...
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  • August 10, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Best pricing scenarios of avocado in...
    Avocados in the U.S. market began with prices lower this year than in 2020. The price of avocados began...
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  • August 10, 2021
    Dole enters partnership to make vegan leather from pineapple...
    Dole Sunshine has announced its new partnership with vegan textiles brand Ananas Anam, which developed the Piñatex alternative leather...
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  • August 9, 2021
    Guatemala avocado growers strategize, look to fill gaps in...
    The Guatemalan avocado industry is seeking to organize production and increase export quality in order to reach new markets...
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  • August 9, 2021
    'Mega-drought' in Andes leaves peaks with little snow
    Minimal rain and snowfall are leaving many of the mountains between Ecuador and Argentina with thin to no snow...
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  • August 9, 2021
    USDA announces $10M in specialty crop grant funding
    Funding will be available for use in the Spring of 2022 with awarded projects with a period of performance...
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  • August 9, 2021
    Del Monte looks to offset rising costs with higher...
    Speaking on an earnings call for the second financial quarter, Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh was asked about the impact of unprecedented...
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  • August 9, 2021
    Washington apple crop expected to be similar to 2020...
    For the third straight year, Gala will be the most numerous variety with a 21% share, now five percentage...
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  • August 6, 2021
    Michigan blueberry grower Shelly Hartmann named Chair of USHBC
    PRESS RELEASE Michigan blueberry grower Shelly Hartmann has been named chair of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). Hartmann,...
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  • August 6, 2021
    U.S. FMC probes eight container lines over congestion surcharges
    The ocean carriers are being asked to provide the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement with details about congestion or related...
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  • August 6, 2021
    Important fruit fly study to make future research possible
    How fruit fly taste neurons function is critical for a deeper understanding of feeding behavior when their appetite can...
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  • August 6, 2021
    AeroFarms & Nokia partner for AI-enabled plant vision technology
    AeroFarms and Nokia Bell Labs have unveiled a new partnership to expand their joint capabilities in cutting-edge networking, autonomous...
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  • August 6, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit Group appoints new USA President
    Westfalia Fruit has announced that a well-known trailblazer in the global produce industry has been appointed President of its...
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  • August 6, 2021
    U.S. fruit imports rise 13% in H1, with strong...
    Imports of all fresh, frozen and processed fruit grew from $11 billion to $12.3 billion MT from January through...
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  • August 5, 2021
    Study finds common insecticide harmful to bees in any...
    A type of insecticide made for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well...
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  • August 5, 2021
    Mixed picture for 2021 EU apple and pear crop
    While the apple crop is expected to see a year-on-year uptick to bring it in line with the three-year...
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  • August 5, 2021
    OZblu launches 'ground-breaking' recycled paper cups for blueberries
    International blueberry producer and exporter United Exports has launched recycled paper cups for its OZblu brand blueberries on the...
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  • August 5, 2021
    SanLucar enters flower and plants sector
    Fresh produce multinational SanLucar is expanding its product portfolio with the supply of high-quality plants and flowers, as it...
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  • August 5, 2021
    Calavo cuts Q3 earnings estimate due to inflationary pressure...
    The company says that these pressures as well as delays in the Mexican and Californian avocado crops were more...
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  • August 4, 2021
    Trucking crisis has U.S. looking for more drivers abroad
    The shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers...
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  • August 4, 2021
    GrubMarket acquires West Coast produce wholesaler
    The company was founded in 1934 and supplies a wide range of both year-round and seasonal products including apples,...
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  • August 4, 2021
    Tanzania: PM orders distribution of free avocado seedlings
    The distribution of free avocado seedlings will inspire and motivate farmers to grow the crop and improve their incomes,...
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  • August 4, 2021
    British cherries to flood supermarket shelves after July's heatwave
    A cold and rainy spring had threatened this year's output, but growers are now celebrating a massive yield. The post...
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  • August 4, 2021
    Del Monte: Easing of Covid-19 restrictions drives sharp Q2...
    The company's net income more than doubled over the period, while gross profit in the banana segment grew by...
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  • August 3, 2021
    Cargo Produce launches its platform to digitize and connect...
    PRESS RELEASE Starting this month, five exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables from Latin America, which together handle 9,000...
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  • August 3, 2021
    GreenTech Americas highlights
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Americas will provide high technology solutions and training to take the protected agriculture sector to the...
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  • August 3, 2021
    U.S. ports face peak-season "gridlock plus" as anchorages fill
    Around 80 container ships are now at anchor awaiting berths at ports on all three U.S. coastlines, with peak...
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  • August 3, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Apple market sees high pricing in...
    In July of this year, the average prices of apples in the U.S. market were US$1.63 per kilogram, a...
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  • August 3, 2021
    Bayer to drop Roundup from U.S. lawn and garden...
    The company says it will replace the products with alternative formulations in 2023 as part of a five-point plan...
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  • August 3, 2021
    Colombian avocado exports nearly double through May
    Exports to all destinations over the five-month period rose by 88 percent to US$114.3 million, according to ProColombia. The post...
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  • August 3, 2021
    Greenyard closes sales of Dutch division, ends U.K. fruit...
    Greenyard expects that these transactions will have no material effect on the Group’s adjusted EBITDA or its earlier given...
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  • August 2, 2021
    Learning from Pink Lady’s branding success in the U.K.
    As one of the few fresh produce brands in the UK, PBUK takes a look at what others can...
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  • August 2, 2021
    Dole falls in market debut, now valued at $1.4B
    The company's stock opened at $15, below the initial public offering (IPO) price of $16, even after Dole slashed...
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  • August 2, 2021
    France fines Monsanto for illegally acquiring data on journalists,...
    France's personal data protection agency on Wednesday fined US firm Monsanto for illegally compiling files of public figures, journalists...
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  • August 2, 2021
    Peru: ADEX comments on new President's first speech
    Peru's new President of the Republic's speech was successful, however, he left some doubts that will hopefully be cleared...
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  • August 2, 2021
    Oregon blueberry grower tests self-driving electric tractor
    The tractor is expected to reduce air pollution on-site, reduce noise, save about 1,500 gallons of diesel per year...
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  • July 30, 2021
    TROPS and Ruchey sign agreement to promote avocados in...
    Avocados will now be able to expand further into the Valencian community, given the company's offerings to growers in...
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  • July 30, 2021
    HelloFresh launches online grocery store in U.S.
    HelloFresh, the Berlin-based meal kit company, entered the competitive online grocery business yesterday with the launch of HelloFresh Market. The...
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  • July 30, 2021
    Brazilian orange crop threatened by unusual frost, as heat...
    The strange weather - unusually cold and hot temperatures - in both countries has been attributed to climate change. The...
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  • July 30, 2021
    Florida ports remain hopeful after loss of $14B in...
    Leading the recovery is the strong growth in cargo volumes that started in the second part of last year...
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  • July 30, 2021
    Dole plc announces pricing of Initial Public Offering
    The company has announced an initial public offering with a price that is at the low end of the...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Is gene editing the future of the produce industry?
    In a recent Produce Marketing Association Webinar, three panelists spoke about gene editing and how it can be beneficial...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Chilean kiwifruit exports to North American up by a...
    Shipments to Chile's second-largest export market increased by 20 percent year-on-year through week 29, totaling 19,439 metric tons (MT) The...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Chile's Senate approves legislating major water reform bill
    The proposal seeks to establish the essential right to water, give legal security to the exercise of the human...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Washington fruit farmers bracing for millions of dollars in...
    Berry farmers were particularly impacted by the heat, but the tree fruit, wine grape and potato industries were also...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Planasa shareholders acquire the Dutch raspberry breeding group Advanced...
    Advanced Berry Breeding group is a well-renowned company dedicated to the breeding and commercialization of its own raspberry varieties The...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Another massive cocaine seizure at Rotterdam port related to...
    Customs officials found over 1,500 kilograms of cocaine in one shipment and more than 3,000 kilograms in another with...
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  • July 28, 2021
    AgDevCo expands portfolio in Mozambique to develop banana industry
    AgDevCo has closed a debt investment in Quinta da Bela Vista Limitada, an irrigated banana estate located in the...
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  • July 28, 2021
    New technology uses light to detect when produce is...
    A Turkish researcher has developed technology that uses data from a visible light sensor,, rather than a camera, to...
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  • July 28, 2021
    C.H. Robinson names former Whole Foods exec as Chief...
    C.H. Robinson has announced that Arun Rajan will be joining the company as Chief Product Officer, effective Sept. 1,...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Dole cuts IPO price range, now targeting $1.7B valuation
    Total Produce shares in London were down sharply on Wednesday morning following the news, which will reduce the new...
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  • July 27, 2021
    U.S. late summer mango imports to be lower
    The group said shipments from Latin American supplying countries between week 29 and 36 are set to be 13...
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  • July 27, 2021
    Costa Rica completes ePhyto trial period with U.S.
    Costa Rica has successfully completed its electronic phytosanitary certificate trial process with the U.S., allowing the digital system to...
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  • July 27, 2021
    Opinion: Grower property rights victory almost a half-century in...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor provides opinion on the first Supreme Court case in this century to deal with labor...
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  • July 27, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Opportunities for Mexican berry exports
    This week in Agronometrics in Charts, we will talk about the opportunities for Mexican berry exports, which Colin Fain,...
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  • July 27, 2021
    New Zealand avocado surplus driving down prices
    Over 506,000 trays were harvested for New Zealand in July 2021 compared to 312,000 trays year on year, driving...
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  • July 26, 2021
    Ecuador: Decline in banana exports, challenges in production
    Richard Salazar, Executive Director of Acorbanec spoke about challenges relating to climatic factors as well as phytosanitary issues all...
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  • July 26, 2021
    South African citrus export forecast cut
    CGA CEO Justin Chadwick has extended his thanks to multiple entities along the supply chain for helping the industry...
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  • July 26, 2021
    University of Chicago scientists boost crop yields through RNA...
    Manipulating RNA can allow plants to yield more crops and increase drought tolerance, the researchers said, according to UChicago...
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  • July 26, 2021
    EU avocado market seeing steady volumes this summer
    The avocado volumes from sourcing countries will remain stable, and the size curve will slowly flatten, Konst said. The post...
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  • July 26, 2021
    Global Cherry Summit and Agricultural Water Summit postponed until...
    Both events have been postponed due to the extension of Chile’s State of Emergency and the ongoing restrictions related...
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  • July 23, 2021
    Analysis: Old Southern Hemisphere table grape varieties get left...
    Southern Hemisphere table grape varieties have expanded over the last ten years and are expected to continue to grow...
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  • July 23, 2021
    Cherry sales to grow significantly with consumer demand
    The significant rise in the global demand for fresh cherries has resulted in rising sales of imported cherries that...
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  • July 23, 2021
    French fruit sticker ban 'threatens millions of dollars of...
    A French ban - scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2022 - on the sales of fruits...
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  • July 23, 2021
    Soft citrus drives growth in global citrus exports in...
    Global exports are estimated at 11 million metric tons (MT) with oranges representing over 40 percent and soft citrus...
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  • July 23, 2021
    First U.S. blueberries arrive in China after market access...
    The blueberries in Pagoda's three-pallet inaugural shipment were grown by Norris Farms in the Umpqua River Valley in Oregon...
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  • July 22, 2021
    Copefrut mitigates and neutralizes the carbon footprint
    The major Chile-based fruit grower says that the data is clear: to stop the climate crisis, it is necessary...
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  • July 22, 2021
    U.K.: Covid app ‘pingdemic’ blamed for empty supermarket shelves
    The app 'pings' users if they have recently come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the...
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  • July 22, 2021
    Israel unveils wide-reaching plan to cut produce costs
    The move announced on Wednesday would potentially end years of prices far above Western averages by cutting customs duties...
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  • July 22, 2021
    Sun World adds Australian grape grower-marketer
    This move expands Sun World’s roster of table grape marketers in Australia, with FPG joining longstanding Sun World licensees...
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  • July 22, 2021
    Berry People says its Peruvian blueberries will provide consistency...
    Once the North American blueberry season wanes, Peru’s long growing season, steady climate and greenhouse-like growing conditions will provide...
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  • July 21, 2021
    Mexico's berry industry to continue growing through 2021
    Specialists in the sector expect that this year's exports will continue to grow as they did last year which...
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  • July 21, 2021
    Dutch officials seize massive haul of cocaine hidden in...
    The drugs would have had a value of €225 million (US$306 million) if they had reached the open market,...
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  • July 21, 2021
    South Africa's citrus markets to see "very little impact"...
    CGA CEO Justin Chadwick said the situation has significantly improved over recent days and that it's "absolutely astonishing" how...
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  • July 21, 2021
    Compostable packaging may outperform plastic for fresh produce shelf-life,...
    Compostable packaging is as effective as conventional plastic and may even outperform it for shelf-life of fresh produce, two...
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  • July 21, 2021
    Westfalia Colombia the first to export avocados to South...
    Westfalia Colombia, part of the global Westfalia Fruit Group, has successfully exported Colombian Hass avocados to South Korea for...
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  • July 20, 2021
    Ocado shares drop as it cancels orders after robot...
    U.K.-based online grocery specialist Ocado was forced to cancel thousands of orders following a fire caused by a robot...
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  • July 20, 2021
    South Africa's ZZ2 to build one of world's biggest...
    The 11,200 meters squared facility will be used to pack avocados and tomatoes and is set to have the...
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  • July 20, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Cherry prices and volumes in the...
    For the majority of this year, average cherry prices were much lower than those recorded in 2020 and this...
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  • July 20, 2021
    U.S. states struggle with more extreme heat as UFW...
    The U.S. West experienced yet another heatwave this past weekend causing further challenges for farmers, as United Farm Workers...
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  • July 20, 2021
    Oppy Executive VP and COO announces retirement
    After holding executive responsibility for over half of Oppy’s departments the last few years, Doug Grant will say farewell...
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  • July 19, 2021
    Dole announces launch of Initial Public Offering
    Dole plc, a newly created company formed for the combination of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company, Inc.,...
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  • July 19, 2021
    Florida Tomato Exchange accuses FPAA of "scaremongering" over suspension...
    In a release, the FTE said that, contrary to the FPAA's claims, it hasn’t proposed any changes to the...
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  • July 19, 2021
    U.S. retailers see longer-lasting limes with Apeel
    New data from U.S. retailers has highlighted the impact of limes treated with Apeel, with the edible plant-based coating...
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  • July 19, 2021
    Feature: As a joint venture collapsed, a leading mandarin...
    The largest citrus grower in North America, Wonderful Citrus, launched its Halos brand several years ago under unusual circumstances...
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  • July 19, 2021
    Kran Nanobubble: Development of nanobubbles to combat water scarcity
    Chilean company Kran develops nanobubble technology to combat water scarcity across the globe in a sustainable way. The post Kran...
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  • July 16, 2021
    Walmart to install robots in most distribution centers
    Walmart says the technology platform from robot vendor Symbotic will modernize and digitize its existing supply chain facilities to...
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  • July 16, 2021
    U.S. table grape production on track, pricing could change
    John Pandol told FreshFruitPortal he will be watching retail pricing and whether this inflationary period will eliminate the US$0.99/pound...
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  • July 16, 2021
    Retail-ready products continue to drive produce box demand
    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fresh produce corrugated box usage varied in 2020, finds a new Freedonia...
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  • July 16, 2021
    U.K.: Pomegranate arils buck prepared fruit trend with ample...
    At a time when many prepared fruits have been challenged severely by the pandemic, sales of pomegranate seeds have...
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  • July 16, 2021
    Berries drive 4% increase in Q2 organic fresh produce...
    Organic fresh produce sales and volume in the second quarter of 2021 continued to show year-over-year growth despite the...
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  • July 15, 2021
    FPAA accuses Florida tomato group of 'pushing to undermine...
    In a release, the FPAA alleged the FTE is aiming to "fundamentally change long-standing industry sales practices to the...
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  • July 15, 2021
    Peru forecasts blueberry exports to grow by a quarter
    The forecast comes as Peru's ProArandanos prepares to host the IBO Summit 2021 from August 23 -25, which will...
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  • July 15, 2021
    U.S. 'loophole' can be used by organic farmers to...
    Organic programs in about a dozen other countries bar the conversion of wildland for organic farming, but it is...
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  • July 15, 2021
    South Africa: Maersk shuts key operations, port operator declares...
    The violence, looting and arson continue to bring major disruption to key logistical infrastructure in South Africa, as the...
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  • July 15, 2021
    National ag, water coalition applauds committee passage of Infrastructure...
    A national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities applauded passage of the Energy...
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  • July 14, 2021
    Chile boosts clementine export forecast
    Chile has increased its soft citrus export forecast, boosting its clementine estimate from 55,000 metric tons (MT) to 59,000MT,...
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  • July 14, 2021
    USDA authorizes emergency measures for farmers amid "extreme" drought
    These new crop insurance flexibilities are part of USDA’s broader response to help producers impacted by drought, in the...
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  • July 14, 2021
    South African protests disrupt citrus exports
    Trucks carrying citrus have been unable to use the main arterial roads to the Durban port, where more than...
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  • July 14, 2021
    Oppy partners with Apeel for Eco Farms avocados
    Having acquired a 65 percent stake of Eco Farms in spring 2020, Oppy is looking to add more value...
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  • July 14, 2021
    Hass avocado sales break records during Q1 holidays
    The Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) recently published retail recap indicated increased sales volume during the key holidays that drove...
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  • July 13, 2021
    Heat wave impact on Washington apple crop uncertain
    Growers have been protecting their orchards with expansive nets that protect fruit against sunburn, and by spraying water vapor...
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  • July 13, 2021
    Agronometrics invites you to the 2021 IBO Summit
    Colin Fain, CEO of Agronometrics extends his personal invitation to join us and the International Blueberry Organization at the...
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  • July 13, 2021
    Shipping body to Biden: Only normalized demand will solve...
    Following Biden's executive order calling attention to prices and competition in the container industry, the industry says that the...
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  • July 13, 2021
    U.S. citrus forecast reports oranges up, lemons down
    The latest and final USDA Florida citrus forecast for the season shows all oranges up slightly over last month's...
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  • July 13, 2021
    Video: California farmers forced to abandon crops as more...
    Western Growers has released a series of videos showing the devastating impact the drought is having on their operations...
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  • July 12, 2021
    Turkish officials uncover one ton of cocaine hidden in...
    Custom enforcement officers have seized one ton of cocaine hidden in banana containers at the Mersin Port in southern...
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  • July 12, 2021
    Peru: Ag Promotion Law repeal pushes investors to Colombia
    The new Agrarian Law has prompted Peruvian companies to move production to countries such as Colombia, Mexico and Brazil,...
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  • July 12, 2021
    Global avocado production estimated to triple from 2010 to...
    The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 says that, while avocado has the lowest production level among the major tropical fruits,...
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  • July 12, 2021
    Kenya to resume mango exports to Europe after eight...
    Kephis Chief Inspector George Momanyi said the resumption of exports comes at a time when there is a huge...
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  • July 12, 2021
    Opinion: Fortifying grocery food supply chains to meet consumer...
    Gerd Utidewilligen of Emerson says that to meet consumer expectations and protect their brand reputations, grocers need to adopt...
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  • July 9, 2021
    India exports first-ever shipment of dragon fruit
    India has exported its first-ever shipment of dragon fruit that was shipped to Dubai, according to local media. The post...
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  • July 9, 2021
    New estimate pegs Peruvian avocado exports up 20% in...
    In the first half of 2021, avocado exports totaled over 317,300MT, reflecting an increase of 21 percent versus the...
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  • July 9, 2021
    Biden executive order to target unjust rail and shipping...
    U.S. President Joe Biden will order U.S. transportation agencies to crack down on anti-competitive conduct and unjust fees in...
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  • July 9, 2021
    Harvard study on produce and mortality: Five servings a...
    Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit interviews Harvard's Professor Walter Willett about a recent "big picture” study, involving more than 100,000...
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  • July 9, 2021
    Italy's VOG Consortium diversifies its range with cherries
    Starting in July, the VOG Consortium, a key player in Italian and international apple production, is making its market...
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  • July 8, 2021
    AGQ Labs acquires in Italy one of the reference...
    PRESS RELEASE The Spanish multinational AGQ Labs has acquired 100% of the shares of the Italian laboratory Lambda sarl,...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Container lines poised to hit $100B profit jackpot
    Significantly higher ocean freight spot rates than expected for this time of year, combined with double-digit gains for contract...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Italy sets record for world's heaviest cherry - for...
    The new largest and heaviest cherry weighs 33.05g (1.16 oz), beating the previous record mark of 26.45g achieved by...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Canada: Cherries and berries severely damaged by heat wave
    The heat wave that scorched Western Canada last week severely damaged fruit crops in the Okanagan and Fraser valleys,...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Chile to evaluate impacts on recent frosts on citrus...
    Freezing temperatures early last week in several citrus-growing regions have the industry on alert, but as yet there is...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Naturipe celebrates National Blueberry Month, provides season outlook
    The leading blueberry producer says it still expects a "bountiful" harvest this year despite the Pacific Northwest heat wave,...
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  • July 7, 2021
    U.S. Northwest cherry crop weathers the heat
    "Growers are amazingly resourceful, but Mother Nature is always in charge. And she has certainly continued to force changes...
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  • July 7, 2021
    Chilean table grapes experience an 11 percent drop in...
    Shipments of table grapes from Chile this season reached 536,248MT, showing an 11 percent decrease year-on-year, according to ASOEX. The...
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  • July 7, 2021
    Peru forecasts record-breaking citrus exports this season
    The General Manager of ProCitrus, Sergio del Castillo Valderrama said that 300,000MT of citrus will be exported this season,...
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  • July 7, 2021
    Del Monte Philippines says US$884M IPO 'all set to...
    The manufacturer and distributor of various products such as canned pineapples is seeking an IPO that could be the...
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  • July 7, 2021
    U.S.: Biden visits Michigan apple grower
    Joining the President were Governor Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. They talked about big...
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  • July 6, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: How much more volume can the...
    As avocado imports increase, their prices have remained fairly stable which can only be explained by consumption trends and...
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  • July 6, 2021
    Container ship prices skyrocket amid ongoing supply chain bottlenecks
    Prices to ship containers from Asia to the U.S. and Europe are skyrocketing amid ongoing severe global supply chain...
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  • July 6, 2021
    U.S.: California water futures trading will increase price transparency...
    The trading of water futures that began late last year will increase price transparency in California, where farmers are...
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  • July 6, 2021
    More than half of Chilean fruit producers facing serious...
    Of the companies surveyed, more than half said they had 50 to 70 percent fewer workers than they needed...
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  • July 6, 2021
    QIMA: The impact of the human factor in cold...
    Our expert, Sebastián Scheggia, tells how the fresh food import and export industry must comply with the processes in...
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  • July 5, 2021
    Pacific Northwest heat wave scorches crops, threatens farmworkers -...
    The blistering temperatures are deeply concerning for a number of reasons, with hundreds of food workers likely succumbing to...
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  • July 5, 2021
    British strawberries to be produced nine months a year...
    Direct Produce Supplies (DPS) is stacking up 1,000 metric tons (MT) of strawberries and will be supplying leading supermarket...
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  • July 5, 2021
    GESEX and PURA FRUIT form alliance and become one...
    Through the formation of a new exporter, both companies seek to strategically consolidate table grape production from Latin America...
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  • July 5, 2021
    Britain's Morrisons agrees $8.7B takeover by Fortress-led group
    U.K.'s fourth-largest supermarket group has agreed to a takeover led by SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group that tops a rival...
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  • July 5, 2021
    France: Pink Lady production hit hard by spring frosts
    Though France suffered from successive waves of frosts this spring affecting apple and pear producers, Blue Whale is forecasting...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Suriname's state-owned FAI sues Hein Deprez for $45M -...
    The state-owned Suriname Food and Agricultural Industries (FAI) has filed a claim for millions in damages from Flemish fruit...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Dole files IPO paperwork with U.S. SEC
    Total Produce in February announced that it had entered into an agreement to combine with Dole Food Company, Inc....
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  • July 2, 2021
    Naturipe announces 'abundant production' of Muscadine Vine Drop grapes
    Native to the Southeast, the original Muscadine is a unique grape that is crisp, sweet, tart and packed with...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Zespri to reconsider approach to China Gold3 kiwifruit plantings
    Zespri says it will work with the domestic and Chinese industries on an alternative approach to the unauthorized Gold3...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Organic Trade Association fraud fighting program attracts interest
    The Organic Trade Association's fraud prevention program is drawing robust interest from organic businesses. The post Organic Trade Association fraud...
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  • July 1, 2021
    ChemChina reportedly seeking $10B in Syngenta IPO
    ChemChina is reportedly aiming to raise around $10 billion from a Shanghai IPO for Swiss agrichemical giant Syngenta Group,...
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  • July 1, 2021
    Mexican avocado producers are arming themselves to fend off...
    Fed up with being besieged by criminal organizations, avocado and blackberry producers in Michoacán formed their own armed group...
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  • July 1, 2021
    APHIS extends period for accepting ePhytos through end of...
    The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says it will continue to accept electronically produced versions of...
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  • July 1, 2021
    UK retail food and grocery market growth to slow...
    In its annual retail food and grocery market forecast, IGD predicts that the growth in 2020 will slow this...
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  • July 1, 2021
    Peruvian early mandarin exports see strong uptick this season
    Exports through June 20 totaled over 54,000 metric tons (MT) at US$61 million, which is a 25 percent increase...
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  • June 30, 2021
    Nadorcott is safety, modernity and profitability
    PRESS RELEASE As every year, the General Meeting of Members of the Protected Plant Varieties Club has carried out...
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  • June 30, 2021
    Frutura planning further acquisitions as it aims to "build...
    The CEO of Frutura, a newly formed organization that last week announced the purchase of two major fresh produce...
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  • June 30, 2021
    First assessment of Southern Hemisphere lemon exports this season
    A breakdown provided by TopInfo on the export of lemons from countries in the Southern Hemisphere and their destination...
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  • June 30, 2021
    U.S.: Heat in Pacific Northwest could "create disruption" for...
    The U.S. blueberry industry may see ripple effects from the extreme heat that is hitting the Pacific Northwest this...
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  • June 30, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte and GIZ to promote sustainable development...
    Fresh Del Monte and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have joined forces to develop a three-year...
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  • June 30, 2021
    New USDA resources to encourage reduction of food waste
    The USDA announced new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste during the July Fourth holiday...
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  • June 29, 2021
    Zespri's Northern Hemisphere kiwifruit crop value surges
    Total sales of fruit from Italy, France, Greece, Japan and Korea in the 2020-21 season topped NZ$472 million (US$330...
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  • June 29, 2021
    Naturipe announces 2021 Summer of Snacking campaign
    Naturipe Farms is excited to announce its inaugural “Summer of Snacking” just in time for the first official day...
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  • June 29, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Snapshot of citrus prices in the...
    Average spot market prices of almost all citrus categories have been significantly higher than 2020 so far this year,...
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  • June 29, 2021
    Global supply chain bottlenecks could continue to impact foodservice...
    Foodservice companies around the world are experiencing brief shortages of key products and ingredients, caused by supply chain delays...
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  • June 29, 2021
    Peru’s fruit sector races to new heights
    A new and in-depth USDA report uses charts to show how Peru’s fruit exports have grown quickly during the...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Program announced for the IBO Summit 2021
    The three-day event will include presentations by world-renowned specialists in the industry, as well as virtual visits to various...
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  • June 28, 2021
    UK facing food shortages due to lack of labor,...
    The UK is facing a summer of food shortages because of a loss of 100,000 truck drivers to Covid-19...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Walmart using AI to make better substitutions in online...
    U.S. retailer Walmart is using artificial intelligence (AI) to aid customers and personal shoppers and better handle still-surging online...
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  • June 28, 2021
    "We are in uncharted waters": U.S. Northwest heat wave...
    Expected temperatures of 113°F (45°C) in Washington state would complicate the already difficult job of picking for a cherry...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Dole recalls blueberries for potential cyclospora contamination
    No illnesses have been reported to date in association with the recall. The impacted products were distributed in four...
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  • June 25, 2021
    Dole announces limited blueberry recall due to potential Cyclospora...
    Dole Diversified North America, Inc. is recalling a limited number of cases of Dole Fresh Blueberries packaged in a...
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  • June 25, 2021
    AeroFarms building world's largest research-focused vertical farm in UAE
    AeroFarms AgX will play a key role in Abu Dhabi’s AgTech ecosystem by working with local universities on research...
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  • June 25, 2021
    Colombia: Economists warn of high interest rates, drops in...
    "Lately the political and regional unrest has been growing tenser and there is increasing concern throughout Latin America," Felipe...
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  • June 25, 2021
    Declining avocado shipments may mean trouble for Chipotle's margins,...
    Chipotle Mexican Grill's margins could take a hit from the predicted decline in avocado shipments next quarter, analyst Jake...
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  • June 25, 2021
    California avocado growers seek ways to protect groves from...
    Heat damage has become an issue of concern to many of the state's avocado growers, and evaporative cooling with...
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  • June 25, 2021
    Judge berates Monsanto lawyer over brief in Roundup cancer...
    A California appellate judge chastised a lawyer for Monsanto on Tuesday for misleading the court about the evidence at...
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  • June 24, 2021
    Leaked EU shipping emissions policy draft deemed a "disaster",...
    The NGO, Transport and Environment, has claimed that the policy will encourage price-sensitive shipowners to opt for liquified natural...
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  • June 24, 2021
    Ahold Delhaize USA moves closer to full self-distribution
    Ahold Delhaize USA's distribution arm, ADUSA Supply Chain, says that it expects more than 85 percent of its distribution...
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  • June 24, 2021
    GrubMarket acquires Sierra Produce to become 'biggest South American fruit...
    Sierra Produce is one of the largest importers of South American fruits directly from growers into the U.S., working...
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  • June 23, 2021
    Dayka & Hackett and Agrícola Don Ricardo to be...
    California-based Dayka & Hackett LLC and Peru-based Agrícola Don Ricardo have signed agreements to sell majority ownership to newly-formed...
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  • June 23, 2021
    U.S. Supreme Court says union recruiting on California farms...
    The ruling against a California regulation issued in 1975 was the latest blow to unions from a court that...
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  • June 23, 2021
    California: Man arrested for stealing 42,000 pounds of pistachios
    Law enforcement officials have arrested a 34-year-old man in Central California for stealing 42,000 pounds of pistachio nuts earlier...
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  • June 23, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean kiwifruit production delays inflate prices
    Due to various reasons, the reported average prices of kiwifruit in North America have been the highest the market...
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  • June 23, 2021
    A 'worrying trend': Covid outbreak at Chinese port exacerbates...
    Maersk said that fighting to get reliability back into operations and services back on schedule after the Suez incident...
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  • June 23, 2021
    Australia's Costa Group to acquire citrus company in $165M...
    Costa Group will reportedly pay A$219 million (US$165 million) for full control of 2PH and its related entities. The...
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  • June 23, 2021
    South Africa to begin exporting lemons to China after...
    The Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) said it expects the country to surpass Chile and Argentina in...
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  • June 22, 2021
    Argentine lemon export forecast reduced overall, but big increase...
    After regaining market access to the U.S. in 2017, Argentine lemon exports to the U.S. have shown an upward...
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  • June 22, 2021
    U.K. begins talks to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty
    The UK is beginning negotiations to join a free trade alliance with Asia-Pacific countries, a key part of its...
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  • June 22, 2021
    Australian table grape company fined for misleading consumers about...
    An Australian table grape company that supplies fruit to domestic and international markets has been fined by the Australian...
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  • June 22, 2021
    Soprocal: Innovation in soil and efficiency in water use
    For years now, water has been scarce in the world, and the agricultural industry is currently facing numerous challenges...
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  • June 21, 2021
    Extreme heatwave scorches U.S. Southwest again
    An extreme heatwave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power...
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  • June 21, 2021
    Mission Produce's Steve Barnard finalist in EY Entrepreneur Of...
    Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and...
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  • June 21, 2021
    Peru: Avocado campaign 'behind schedule' as export forecast inches...
    Peru is expecting to export 473,000 metric tons (MT) of Hass avocado in the 2021 season, which would represent...
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  • June 21, 2021
    USDA Secretary pledges to elevate significance of organic agriculture
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack mentioned numerous actions he plans to take in the organic sector, including...
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  • June 18, 2021
    Pandemic shopping trends unwind for Tesco as sales growth...
    Tesco, the U.K.'s largest supermarket chain, expects some of the changes driven by the coronavirus pandemic to begin reversing...
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  • June 18, 2021
    Walmart goes all in with drone company investment
    U.S. retailer Walmart is strengthening its partnership with the on-demand drone delivery startup DroneUp in an effort to speed...
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  • June 18, 2021
    Moroccan citrus export forecast revised downward
    Morocco's citrus export forecast has been revised downward by the USDA due to strong local demand and competition from...
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  • June 18, 2021
    U.S.: Rising inflationary pressure increases produce dollar-volume gap
    Early on in the pandemic, fresh produce experienced deflation with volume outpacing dollar growth, but deflation switched to inflation...
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  • June 17, 2021
    Oppy sales leader to retire
    Oppy says that, in short order, Jeff Walker became fondly known by his colleagues as “The Lone Ranger,” singlehandedly...
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  • June 17, 2021
    U.S. fruit imports grew by a quarter in April...
    Almost all major fruit categories saw increased imports year-on-year in April, with the value of trade passing the $2...
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  • June 17, 2021
    New Zealand releases 11 blueberry varieties for growers
    Three of the varieties - which are all large and export-oriented - are from the organization’s own breeding program...
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  • June 17, 2021
    AGRI Developments expands into Filipino Hass avocado production
    The development has been created to meet rapidly growing demand for Hass avocados within the Philippines as well as...
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  • June 17, 2021
    Webinar to analyze the future of water and agriculture...
    The online event will analyze the possible consequences for the Chilean agricultural industry from the new constitution and the...
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  • June 16, 2021
    Jupiter Group and Babybel launch snackpack
    PRESS RELEASE Fresh produce grower and prepared food solution provider, Jupiter Group has this week unveiled the latest update...
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  • June 16, 2021
    California almond shipments set record with two months still...
    California almond shipments to consumer markets in the U.S. and across the globe hit a new record this year,...
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  • June 16, 2021
    Australians enjoy A$1 avocados amid record production
    A record avocado crop in Australia has sent local markets prices down to just A$1 (US$0.77), just a couple...
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  • June 16, 2021
    Canada-developed bioactive packaging can keep strawberries fresher for longer
    The innovative film is made of chitosan - a natural molecule found in shellfish shells - a food industry...
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  • June 16, 2021
    California warns farmers about water cutoffs as hot, dry...
    The seriousness of California’s drought is being driven home to thousands of farmers in the Central Valley, with new...
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  • June 15, 2021
    Bill Gates says ag innovation is necessary to deal...
    Gates explained during a special FAO session that helping smallholder farmers, especially in low-income countries, invest in results-oriented climate-resilient...
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  • June 15, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit Group illustrates its commitment to sustainability with...
    "By determining clear and measurable targets that are aligned with climate science, we are confident the Group will successfully...
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  • June 15, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Strong Q2 finish for avocado industry...
    Colin Fain of Agronometrics provides an analysis of what has been happening in the U.S. avocado market so far...
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  • June 15, 2021
    U.S. retailers plead with Biden to fix port congestion...
    "The supply chain disruption issues, especially the congestion affecting our key maritime ports, are causing significant challenges for America's...
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  • June 14, 2021
    Global grape trade volume to hit record in 2020-21...
    In addition, if forecasts are realized, this year could also mark the first time Peru surpasses Chile in production,...
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  • June 14, 2021
    Greenyard sells Prepared Netherlands division for $21M
    Greenyard has announced that it will sell its Prepared Netherlands division to Polish private equity investment firm Cornerstone Investment...
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  • June 14, 2021
    Total Produce completes syndication of financing for Dole merger
    Total Produce plc announced on Monday that it has successfully completed the syndication of its financing arrangements for the...
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  • June 14, 2021
    Environmental engineering strengthens initiatives to combat water scarcity in...
    Environmental engineering has become a key tool in the implementation of initiatives aimed at the more efficient use of...
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  • June 11, 2021
    Chanel, Adidas invest in companies and funds related to...
    French fashion house Chanel and German sportswear firm Adidas have both this week announced they are backing different funds...
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  • June 11, 2021
    South China ports in crisis as logjam of box...
    South China’s port congestion has gone from bad to worse – delays at Yantian are spilling over to nearby...
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  • June 11, 2021
    Lineage Logistics acquires Kloosterboer Group
    Lineage Logistics has reached an agreement to acquire Kloosterboer Group, an independent integrated provider of temperature-controlled storage, logistics and...
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  • June 11, 2021
    Mission Produce boosts Q2 EBITDA amid volume uptick
    Mission Produce has posted strong financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2021, with revenue, net income and...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Permanent round table raises hopes for Dominican Republic’s banana...
    Banana Link International Coordinator Alistair Smith outlines developments that point to greater social dialogue and a brighter future for...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Global food import costs to surge 12% to record...
    Global food import costs are expected to rise 12% in 2021 to a record due to surging commodity prices...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Dole picks Port Tampa Bay for new shipping route
    One reason Tampa was picked was a 135,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse that opened in 2018, allowing the port to receive...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Calavo boosts Q2 earnings following record avocado volume
    While avocado volumes were 9 percent higher than the prior-year period, total revenue was impacted by the lower average...
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  • June 9, 2021
    Carrefour and Tesco to end purchasing alliance
    French supermarket group Carrefour and its British peer Tesco said they would not extend a purchasing alliance heralded originally...
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  • June 9, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry category sees high pricing in...
    Prices of many berry categories have been sky-high throughout much of 2021, in some cases even despite elevated supply...
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  • June 9, 2021
    European Commission clears Dole-Total Produce combination
    The European Commission has granted its clearance for the combination of Dole Food Company and Total Produce, moving the...
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  • June 9, 2021
    Primland begins marketing Chilean kiwifruit to maintain year-round supply
    As the French kiwifruit season ends on a high note, Primland has begun marketing fruit from Chile to maintain...
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  • June 8, 2021
    New CEO announced for TOMRA
    PRESS RELEASE Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has said current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will...
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  • June 8, 2021
    New Australian technology can significantly cut avocado tree wait...
    The wait times for avocado trees could soon get a lot shorter thanks to a world-first Australian innovation that...
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  • June 8, 2021
    Sun World celebrates 45 years of innovation
    Nearly half a century ago, an upstart California produce company opened its doors with a commitment to bring consumers...
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  • June 8, 2021
    Israeli conglomerate set to invest $60M in Colombian Hass...
    Managro, an Israeli-based agricultural investment conglomerate, is reportedly planning to buy 3,700 hectares (9,140) acres of land in Colombia...
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  • June 8, 2021
    Video: Port of Savannah receives largest vessel to call...
    The Port of Savannah in Georgia has released a video showing the arrival of the largest vessel to call...
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  • June 7, 2021
    Slow processing in Chinese ports sees oversupply of citrus...
    One of Western Australia's largest citrus producers says it has been unable to send its fruit to China due...
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  • June 7, 2021
    Amazon expected to eclipse Tesco as top U.K. retailer...
    According to a new report released by Edge Retail Insight, Amazon will overtake Tesco as the UK’s top retailer...
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  • June 7, 2021
    Berries and lemons a bright spot in Q1 fruit...
    Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and lemons all saw gains, while apples, bananas, avocados, mandarins and oranges experienced lower sales, United...
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  • June 7, 2021
    "A season like no other": Vanguard reflects on Peruvian...
    “A year like this undresses your weaknesses – which can be a good thing," says Vanguard Direct President Dirk...
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  • June 4, 2021
    First Chilean lemons sent to Asia and U.S.
    As of week 21, Chilean lemon exports are 16 percent higher year-on-year, amid expectations for a slightly larger crop...
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  • June 4, 2021
    International Salmonella outbreak linked to melons
    Melons have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has affected 200 people in more than 10 mainly European...
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  • June 4, 2021
    United Fresh, PMA name senior management team for new...
    Future Co-CEOs, Cathy Burns of PMA and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh, have named seven current association staff leaders...
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  • June 4, 2021
    Rouge River Farms acquires Magnolia Packing
    "Not only does the Magnolia green bean packing operation already complement our corn program at Rouge River, but this...
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  • June 3, 2021
    "Electronic phytosanitary certification is still at the beginning”
    SHAFFE Secretary General Nelli Hajdu highlighted during a recent webinar the strong fragmentation of the global fruit trade and...
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  • June 3, 2021
    Oppy anticipating sweet Northwest cherry harvest season
    "We’ve had nice weather for phenomenal size and quality," said Orchard View President Brenda Thomas. The post Oppy anticipating sweet...
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  • June 3, 2021
    USHBC promotes the health benefits of blueberries during Brain...
    The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is helping consumers find more ways to grab a boost of blue during...
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  • June 3, 2021
    Del Monte partners with infrastructure investment manager
    Fresh Del Monte's CEO says the partnership accelerates it "into the new digital era through selective investments in infrastructural...
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  • June 2, 2021
    Organic-certified hydroponic greenhouse opens doors in Colorado
    Spring Born, a 3.5-acre indoor hydroponic farm, is breaking ground in the controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) industry. The post Organic-certified hydroponic...
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  • June 2, 2021
    FDA encourages food companies to vaccinate seasonal ag workers
    Healthy workers help to ensure the availability of a safe and plentiful food supply, the FDA said. The post FDA...
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  • June 2, 2021
    IFCO launches new Banana Lift Lock crates
    IFCO's Banana Lift Lock crates are specially designed for secure transportation of bananas throughout the supply chain. The post IFCO...
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  • June 2, 2021
    Del Monte launches 'Bunch of Good' campaign emphasizing global...
    The major North American supplier of fruits and vegetables said the campaign first rolls out new “Bunch of Good”...
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  • June 2, 2021
    OZblu claims record blueberry sea voyage length
    United Exports also spoke about its investments in Southern Hemisphere countries and provided a forecast for South African blueberry...
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  • June 1, 2021
    Unrest in Colombia hits agricultural sector, paralyzes key Pacific...
    The month-long protests and roadblocks in Colombia are impacting the agricultural industry, leading to food loss and problems with...
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  • June 1, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: High-priced Chilean plum season ends as...
    The charts illustrate not only the high pricing this year but also how California's plum volumes have fallen dramatically...
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  • June 1, 2021
    Nature's Pride and Apeel extend range with mangoes that...
    By treating mangoes with plant-based protection, the mango avocado supplier says it is taking the next step in fighting...
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  • May 31, 2021
    Peru: ProHass estimates one-third uptick in avocado exports
    ProHass Peru estimates that 460,000 metric tons of Hass avocados will be exported for an increase of almost 30...
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  • May 31, 2021
    Opinion: The high cost of low prices
    Cristóbal Aguado Laza, president of AVA-ASAJA offers his opinion on the production costs of Valencian agriculture, specifically citrus. The...
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  • May 31, 2021
    California port congestion continues with an early peak season...
    Peak shipping season is approaching quickly and the congestion of California ports continue, with Oakland surpassing Los Angeles/Long Beach...
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  • May 31, 2021
    South African stone fruit industry reports record volumes
    Despite the challenges of the pandemic and having to ship rather than fly most of its stone fruit to...
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  • May 31, 2021
    New president of the SNA raises water sustainability as...
    The new president said that his focus will be on four topics including water sustainability, job standardization, agricultural and...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Hazel Tech welcomes new Director of AgTech Sales
    Hazel Tech has recently announced that Matt Duerr has joined the company as Director of AgTech Sales. Duerr joins...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Hortifrut doubles EBITDA in first quarter
    The producer and marketer of fresh and frozen berries said the better results are mainly the consequence of the...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Australia: Berries proving to be source of competition
    The Australian fruit-farm owner, Vitalharvest Freehold Trust has received 16 separate bids from two buyers, Roc Partners and Macquarie...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Avocado compound could improve leukemia treatment - study
    The compound had previously been researched for its potential in diabetes prevention and weight management, now researchers see a...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Naturipe Farms: "In order to be around for so...
    Naturipe Farms continues to focus its efforts on preserving the environment and working with nature to create a future...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Zespri reports record kiwifruit season
    The kiwifruit company reported record global sales revenue for its 2020-21 season, with increases in per-tray returns across all...
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  • May 28, 2021
    U.S.: Berries drive 8 percent rise in Q1 fruit...
    In fresh, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries all saw gains of around a quarter, but two of the biggest fruit...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Bayer sees drop in shares amid ongoing weedkiller cases
    Bayer shares dropped as much as five percent yesterday after a U.S. judge rejected its plan to try and...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Freshfel Europe urges MEPs to remember Russian embargo impact
    In an open communication, Freshfel Europe urged the European Parliament to not forget the strong and ongoing impact of...
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  • May 27, 2021
    ZAL adding value to the logistics chain
    ZAL, a Broom Group company present in Chile and in Colombia, continues with its growth strategies and constant search...
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  • May 27, 2021
    IMO's new CO2 rules to "disproportionately" affect reefer transport
    If a ship needs to use power and thus fuel to keep temperatures down, efficiency will also drop causing...
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  • May 27, 2021
    California cautioned against spreading deadly citrus pest and disease
    Agricultural officials are cautioning Californians when traveling over fear that a dangerous pest and its subsequent disease will be...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Australian farmers dumping tons of citrus fruit due to...
    Hundreds of tons of Australian citrus fruit are reportedly being dumped due to labor shortages and a lack of...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Unifrutti Italia to triple imports of counter-seasonal lemons with...
    During the upcoming summer season, Unifrutti expects to triple the importation of Eureka lemons with wax-free and chem-free peel,...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Organic sales hit record in 2020, with fresh produce...
    It marked the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed the $60 billion...
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  • May 26, 2021
    World Bank report ranks South African ports at bottom...
    Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said the list is a "a sad reflection of...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Water resources expert Guillermo Donoso to address two key...
    The distinguished speaker will provide the seminar's attendees with his perspective on two major topics that he says are...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Chilean grape and pome fruit production forecast down due...
    Due to moderate temperatures and unexpected rainfall, Chile expects a decline in the production and export of table grapes,...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Largest U.S. vertical farm company secures $300M in additional...
    The Series C funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, and saw significant follow-on investment from existing...
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  • May 25, 2021
    EU banana supply hit record in March
    In terms of origin, it is African (+24%) and European production (+8%) that mark the upward trend in March...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Titan Farms’ new club packs hit stores mid-June
    Titan Farms is introducing two new club packs this summer to meet the increasing demand for pre-packaged fruit. These...
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  • May 25, 2021
    APHIS removes Costa Rica from TR4-related restrictions after acknowledging...
    APHIS has removed Costa Rica from a list of countries from which imports of parts of banana plants are...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Low California and Chilean kiwifruit supplies...
    Volumes of kiwifruit from California and Chile were both down by nearly 70 percent in April, leading to the...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Q&A: Branding expert Lisa Cork On three positive macro...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor recently chatted with branding expert Lisa Cork, who said that in the "upcoming decade we’re...
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  • May 24, 2021
    North American table grape market faces "tricky transition"
    The North American table grape market is facing a "tricky" transition throughout the end of May and into June...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Leading Spanish avocado producer claims record low water use...
    Trops, the largest producer of Spanish avocado, has teamed up with digital agriculture company AgriSmart Data in a project...
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  • May 24, 2021
    "A number of factors": NZ apple exports forecast lower...
    The USDA has forecast that New Zealand's apple exports will end up around 14 percent down year-on-year despite earlier...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Costa Rica criticizes U.S.'s APHIS for inclusion in new...
    The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Thursday that it was prohibiting imports of certain...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Australian table grape growers losing millions in potential extension...
    Australian growers say containers of fresh table grapes that would normally clear China's customs authorities in one or two...
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  • May 21, 2021
    U.S. avocado consumption to continue setting records - Rabobank
    According to a market update from Rabobank, shipments reached an all-time high in January of this year at close...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Global fresh produce trade volumes trend downward
    Global volumes of produce trade have seen a decline since the peak was reached in 2018, down to 87...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Mexican avocado association APEAM wins national export award
    The Association of Avocado Producers and Packers of Mexico (APEAM) received the award on Thursday morning during a ceremony...
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  • May 21, 2021
    South Africa: "Excitement and cautious optimism" for citrus season...
    The multinational fruit supplier says that all regions, with the exception of the Eastern Cape, are showing an increase...
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  • May 20, 2021
    Cold temperatures in Europe helps boost Spanish strawberry pricing
    Cold weather is allowing the Spanish strawberry harvest to continue at full capacity, offsetting the losses that were seen...
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  • May 20, 2021
    Canada backs down from pesticide ban, but adds restrictions
    Canada’s pesticide regulator said on Wednesday that farmers could keep using the chemical imidacloprid to control crop-destroying insects under...
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  • May 20, 2021
    PortMiami brings in record volumes of Peruvian asparagus
    Asparagus shipments from Peru to PortMiami have continued to grow this year after last year's record. In the first...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Giumarra announces "revolutionary" autonomous trucking project
    “Autonomous trucking technology is a real game-changer for us, as its time efficiencies provide us with an enhanced opportunity...
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  • May 19, 2021
    'Acute' pallet shortages putting fresh produce supply at risk...
    United Fresh believes that many do not yet realize the factors impacting the situation and the potential scope of...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Jacobs Farm del Cabo introduces paper-based clamshells
    The company's new paperboard pack offers a pint pack made with 100 percent recycled paperboard while still providing a...
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  • May 19, 2021
    FDA raises flags about onion farm linked to massive...
    Although a conclusive root cause of the major outbreak last year could not be identified, several potential contributing factors...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Washington State E. coli outbreak no longer linked to...
    A locally produced dairy product has been identified as a "likely link" to the recent E. coli outbreak in...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Atlantic hurricane season to be "more active than usual"
    "The latest data and forecasts suggest a slightly more aggressive forecast for 2021 is in order, although still nothing...
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  • May 19, 2021
    U.S.: Air freight demand rises amid ongoing reefer container...
    Importers of fruit and other vegetables are feeling the pain, one based in Miami reported vessels bringing in fruit...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Save the date for the International Blueberry Organization Summit...
    The IBO Summit is the most important event for the blueberry industry to address common challenges, coordinate potential solutions,...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mandarins sweeten Chilean citrus exports
    Looking back on the last 20 years it is impressive to see how the category has developed. In and...
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