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  • November 26, 2021
    Fruit Logistica postponed to April 2022
    Fruit Logistica, the leading trade fair for the global fresh fruit trade is being postponed to 5-7 April 2022....
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  • November 26, 2021
    Brazil orange juice producer Cutrale suspends U.S. exports -...
    Cutrale, which supplies Coca-Cola orange juice brands such as Minute Maid and Simply Orange is looking to export from...
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  • November 26, 2021
    First Dutch bananas end up as vegan meat, lingerie
    The Neder Banaan greenhouse is the first and only banana greenhouse in the Netherlands. In the greenhouse, bananas are...
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  • November 26, 2021
    Managing cherry orchards after rain, snow or hail
    Cherry orchards are adapted to cold temperate climates, however, they must be fitted with shelter against adverse weather conditions,...
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  • November 26, 2021
    Peru reports another record year for blueberry exports
    In 2016, only around 13 varieties of blueberry were harvested in Peru, while today, an estimated 60 different varieties...
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  • November 26, 2021
    State of the Grape Market - November, 2021
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during November, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • November 25, 2021
    How seed and grain processors can profit from the...
    PRESS RELEASE The increasing global demand for seeds and grains, including seed corn and coffee beans, is a great...
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  • November 25, 2021
    California tree nut expert to provide valuable insights to...
    Exponut 2021 will be held in person on Nov. 30 at the CasaPiedra Events Center in Santiago. The post California...
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  • November 25, 2021
    Spain: Farmers denounce Lidl for lowering orange prices
    The Valencian Association of Farmers has filed a complaint with the Food Information and Control Agency against the supermarket...
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  • November 25, 2021
    Vanguard Peru feels 'optimistic' about upcoming grape season
    A certain grape variety is doing particularly well in terms of size, color and taste getting attention from international...
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  • November 25, 2021
    The most effective ways to manage insects on plants
    Many insect problems on plants can be managed using nonchemical methods, but some require pesticides and this article tells...
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  • November 25, 2021
    Study shows consumers won’t pay premium prices for sustainable...
    From the pages of Produce Business UK What would help drive up purchases of sustainable products? It’s pretty simple:...
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  • November 24, 2021
    U.S. table grape storage numbers continue downward trend on...
    The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast continues to be significantly lower compared to...
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  • November 24, 2021
    How to grow healthy and hearty microgreens indoors
    Fresh microgreens, herbs and sprouts grown in a south-facing window can provide healthy edibles in a matter of weeks,...
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  • November 24, 2021
    Driscoll's releases award-winning documentary The Last Harvest
    Produced in 2019 and released at local film-festivals, The Last Harvest offers a rare glimpse into the hopes, hardships,...
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  • November 24, 2021
    U.S. gives green light to Colombian mango imports
    Mangos are harvested twice a year in Colombia with one period of high and another period of low supply....
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  • November 24, 2021
    American Consolidation & Logistics doubles avocado and citrus bagging...
    American Consolidation & Logistics (ACL), a leading Florida-based logistics and packing company in the fresh produce industry, has announced...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Interactive graph: Evolution of table grape imports by top...
    The Grape Reporter pulled data from the International Trade Center to get a sense of how annual import volumes...
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  • November 23, 2021
    State of the Grape Market - November, 2021
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during November, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Techniques for managing table grape cultivation
    This article will show you various best practices to cultivate table grapes starting from zero and managing the crop...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Strawberry prices and volumes in the...
    Strawberry prices during this year have been different than the previous year's pricing curve, which you can learn more...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit concludes its...
    With a new hybrid format, the summit successfully concluded its two-day event titled ‘Smart production for sustainable food systems’...
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  • November 23, 2021
    South African lemon exports notch record, but prices "well...
    Lemon volumes packing for exports was 31 million cartons in 2021, finishing 3% up on the March 2021 estimate. The...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Canada halts potato exports to U.S. from Prince Edward...
    Canada has halted exports of fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island (PEI) to the United States, facing a threat...
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  • November 23, 2021
    Texas grapefruit volumes less than third of average after...
    The winter outbreak that had swept into the subtropical southeastern portion of the state on Valentine's Day ushered in...
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  • November 22, 2021
    South African table grape planted area to recover after...
    South Africa table grape planted area, production and exports are all forecast to increase in the marketing year 2021-22,...
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  • November 22, 2021
    All there is to know about citrus, oranges and...
    Check out this article to find which varieties of citrus are best to grow in your area and where...
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  • November 22, 2021
    WTO rules Trump-era import tariffs on Spanish olives breach...
    Former U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration slapped extra tariffs on Spain’s iconic agricultural export in 2018, considering their olives...
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  • November 22, 2021
    Port congestion eases in Asia, but U.S. situation expected...
    The handoff between land and sea remains an issue for America’s largest container hub, as logistics operators on the...
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  • November 22, 2021
    Territorio Aguacate is the main avocado showcase of Latin...
    Territorio Aguacate is preparing for a new in-person event, with hopes to exceed the expectations of all attendees while...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Tissue and soil nutrient testing for cold climate grapes
    There are 14 essential plant nutrients derived from the soil that are considered essential for the growth of all...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Oppy to launch hydroponic strawberry product in December
    The hydroponic tabletop strawberry concept was developed by New Wave Berry, LLC which is a joint venture formed by...
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  • November 19, 2021
    U.S.: September Hass avocado sales up on last year...
    Hass avocado volume sales were down on last year, but dollar sales managed to gain a small edge, new...
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  • November 19, 2021
    USDA invests $11M in five projects to combat citrus...
    The projects include three in Florida, one in California and one in Texas, and involve possible solutions ranging from...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Chile's Asoex releases table grape export estimate
    In terms of varieties, shipments of new varieties are expected to reach 35 million boxes, followed by traditional varieties...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Canada: U.S. table grapes continue to lose market share
    The USDA also forecasts imports of fresh table grapes to see continued growth in marketing year 2021-22 due to...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Chilean Avocado Committee shares 2021 season update
    The Chilean avocado industry continues to face challenges but this season is looking to hit improved production levels compared...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Calavo Growers announces changes to Board of Directors
    The avocado company has announced a new appointee to its Board of Directs and the stepping down of a...
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  • November 18, 2021
    CDC investigates 7-state E. coli outbreak linked to organic...
    As of Nov. 15, 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from seven...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Citrus prices anticipated to rise, water concerns continue -...
    The California citrus season is off to a strong start overall in terms of quality, size and color with...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Peruvian table grape forecast reveals increases for 2021-22
    The ideal region for grape production, along with precision irrigation enables Peru to mature vines 55 percent faster than...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Fruit gardening: What can I prune right now?
    As cleaning up gardens for winter starts, many gardeners have been asking about when to start pruning their fruit...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Zespri dealing with larger crop and fewer workers than...
    Zespri is ringing in major changes in its systems to deal with an expected shortfall of 6500 workers to...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Kiwifruit prices high and stable at...
    Higher volumes of kiwifruit will begin to arrive from Greece and Italy as the U.S. season, specifically California continues...
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  • November 16, 2021
    EU table grape forecast shows slight changes for 2021-22
    The USDA has released production and export forecasts for EU table grapes, as well as expectations for fruit quality. The...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Produce industry welcomes "major victory" for Western water users...
    With President Joe Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Monday, a national coalition representing...
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  • November 16, 2021
    New ship queue system aims to cut congestion, pollution...
    The effort, supporters said, will “dramatically reduce the number of backlogged ships at anchorage” off the two ports as...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Australian company uses Augmented Reality to educate consumers on...
    The journey begins by scanning an on pack QR code which then opens the microsite to show the full...
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  • November 15, 2021
    California Citrus Mutual hires Jacob Villagomez as Director of...
    PRESS RELEASE California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is proud to announce we have hired Jacob Villagomez as the new Director...
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  • November 15, 2021
    World Citrus Organisation presents Northern Hemisphere forecast
    WCO has released its annual Northern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast for the upcoming 2021-22 season based on data from Egypt,...
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  • November 15, 2021
    How to manage insects on indoor plants
    Prevent, or at least minimize, pest issues on indoor plants by choosing the right plants and providing good overall...
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  • November 15, 2021
    Mexican table grape forecast released for 2021-22
    The USDA has released export and production forecasts for Mexican table grapes, as well as expectations for imports into...
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  • November 15, 2021
    WAO responds to misinformation avocados' water footprint amid reports...
    A handful of London chefs have decided to take avocados off their menus because of the trees' supposed water...
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  • November 15, 2021
    Labeling Guide: New edition released for U.S. and Canada
    With significant changes to both the U.S. and Canadian regulatory and business requirements, two associations collaborated to create the...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Chile: Company raffles off new car to attract seasonal...
    A Chilean agricultural plant that is facing labor shortages, has resorted to raffling off a new car to attract...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Fruit Logistica announces guests should be vaccinated or recovered
    The restarting of attendance trade fairs after the corona-related break has been a success and preparations for Fruit Logistica...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Backyard gardener claims world record for tree bearing 10...
    Out the back of a suburban home on a leafy Australian street, a humble tree bearing 10 different fruits...
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  • November 12, 2021
    IFG licensee creates Sweet Globe grape ice cream
    In partnership with a boutique gelato parlor in the heart of Athens, Greek Grape Company created a natural sorbet...
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  • November 11, 2021
    In a year of challenges, how will California’s table...
    The Grape Reporter spoke to a number of growers, importers and industry leaders to better understand how the transition...
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  • November 11, 2021
    "The discussion is now coming back to sustainability on...
    The Grape Reporter recently spoke to Corne van de Klundert from Origin Fruit Direct to get his view on...
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  • November 11, 2021
    Chilean table grapes: Collective decisions are needed to move...
    Carolina Cruz, president of Chilean grape association UVANOVA, says that it will be key to put into practice all...
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  • November 11, 2021
    Mealybugs on table grapes in the valleys of Norte...
    Mealybugs are difficult to control as they hide in the plant tissue, trunk, crown and arms or among the...
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  • November 11, 2021
    Technology for the control and monitoring of the cold...
    The company Emerson is committed to delivering cold chain solutions to the market through innovation and new technologies, all...
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  • November 11, 2021
    New study links eating grapes to improved gut health...
    A new clinical study published in the scientific journal Nutrients found that consuming grapes significantly increased the diversity of...
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  • November 11, 2021
    SanLucar, winner of the Business and Sustainability Award
    PRESS RELEASE The premium fruit and vegetable brand SanLucar, has earned the “Business and Sustainability Award” for its commitment...
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  • November 11, 2021
    U.S. market could soon get first gene-edited strawberry
    Two companies have entered a strategic alliance to drive new breeding techniques for strawberries, including gene editing. The post U.S....
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  • November 11, 2021
    U.S. consumers plan to grocery shop early for holiday...
    A new survey from FMI-The Food Industry Association revealed details about grocery shopper behavior during the holiday season. The...
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  • November 11, 2021
    POM Wonderful kicks off fresh pomegranate season with new...
    The largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the U.S., is kicking off the 2021...
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  • November 10, 2021
    IMG Citrus announces new Florida grapefruit brand
    The company, which controls over 70% of Florida’s fresh grapefruit production, said the brand will have limited availability during...
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  • November 10, 2021
    New sustainable lidding film launched for soft fruit industry
    The company says its recyclable, lightweight, heat seal, RockFruit lidding film is designed specifically for the fresh produce market. The...
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  • November 10, 2021
    Washington apple crop forecast revised as harvest wraps up
    The August forecast estimated the Washington state apple harvest to be 124.85 million standard forty pound boxes of fresh...
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  • November 10, 2021
    Strikes in Peru block major highways, affecting transportation
    There has been confirmation that the blockade will be extended for a period of 72 hours or until a...
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  • November 10, 2021
    How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate
    Three greenhouse owners shared their construction methods and experiences for building greenhouses in cold climates where the benefits accumulate...
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  • November 9, 2021
    Egyptian table grape season looks promising - USDA report
    Weather conditions are expected to be favorable, growers continue to adopt new technologies and growing demand is driving up...
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  • November 9, 2021
    Better blueberry trade data on the way
    The last section in the USDA report covers better trade data, which will be helpful as isolating blueberry trade...
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  • November 9, 2021
    Del Monte to make changes to pineapple selling strategy,...
    Del Monte's CEO recently said that over the last three months the company had seen improved supply from its...
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  • November 9, 2021
    Walmart rolls out driverless trucks for grocery delivery in...
    The companies have deployed the fully autonomous trucks without a safety driver for a daily, seven-mile delivery route between...
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  • November 9, 2021
    "Major improvements for the west": Infrastructure bill includes funding...
    The recent passage of the massive U.S. Infrastructure Bill will provide big benefits for farmers in the west, according...
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  • November 8, 2021
    California table grape storage numbers down significantly on last...
    The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast is down significantly compared to this time...
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  • November 8, 2021
    LatAm industry commends multinational banana distributors for increasing prices
    The Banana Cluster said recent moves by Del Monte, Dole and Fyffes for North America should be followed for...
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  • November 8, 2021
    What's wrong with my plant? Blueberry stems and branches
    Check this article out to find out what is going wrong with your blueberry plants, specifically their stems and...
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  • November 8, 2021
    Pest causes necessary quarantine in areas of California
    APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles...
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  • November 8, 2021
    Verfrut exceeds its fruit export record in the 2020-21...
    The Verfrut Group, a fruit-growing company dedicated to the production, processing and export of fresh fruit, has successfully delivered...
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  • November 5, 2021
    Namibia Grape Company under new ownership
    The official handing over of the company took place on Friday with vice president Nangolo Mbumba as the officiator...
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  • November 5, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte sets emissions targets
    "We're thrilled to receive approval of our emissions reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative," Hans Sauter, Chief...
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  • November 5, 2021
    California avocado harvest close to projection as La Niña...
    As of last week, the 2020-2021 season had seen 263.5 million pounds of fruit come off the trees, according...
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  • November 5, 2021
    Taiwan raises WTO complaint against China in fruit dispute
    Taiwan raised a trade complaint against China at a World Trade Organization meeting over Beijing's moves to block imports...
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  • November 5, 2021
    Indian grape exports to rise in 2021-22 as production...
    Indian table grape exports are set to increase by 5 percent year-on-year for the 2021-22 (June-May) season, as the...
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  • November 4, 2021
    How to make natural and safe homemade weed killer
    Use this guide to natural weed killers to create a kid-safe and pet-safe garden or lawn and prevent exposure...
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  • November 4, 2021
    "Investors are recognizing the merits of organic" - leading...
    The largest manager focused on converting conventional farmland to organic in the U.S. has announced that one of its...
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  • November 4, 2021
    USDA provides export forecasts for Chilean table grapes, pome...
    It's a mixed picture for Chilean deciduous fruit over the next year, according to the USDA, with some significant...
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  • November 4, 2021
    Extraberries strengthens its presence in international markets
    Arturo Zuccarelli, Commercial Manager of Extraberries gave the forecast for the Argentine cherry industry in 2021-22 and spoke about...
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  • November 4, 2021
    U.S. produce industry gives statement on supply chain disruption...
    In addition, the chief of a Georgia-based vertically integrated company testified during the hearing about the challenges specific to...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Naturipe’s Berry Parfait an NACS Show favorite
    PRESS RELEASE During its debut at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, Naturipe Snacks™ Berry Parfaits were...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Walmart and other stores received onions linked to salmonella...
    The Food and Drug Administration has released a partial list of retail establishments that may have sold onions from...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Del Monte's Q3 profitability hit by higher costs and...
    The company's CEO says: "We continue to operate in one of the most challenging macroeconomic environments in recent history". The...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blackberry prices soar above previous years
    As Mexico takes the lead on blackberry supply to the U.S. market, prices have begun trending upward showing increases...
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  • November 3, 2021
    U.S. Apple Association reacts to easing of tariffs on...
    The EU was set to increase retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods from December 1, having paused action in May...
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  • November 3, 2021
    Pixofarm crop monitoring and forecasting app adds citrus and...
    The easy-to-use technology by the Austrian-based company analyzes pictures taken in the field from fruits and trees with user’s...
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  • November 2, 2021
    Ship queues worsen port delays around the world
    The world’s largest shipping hubs are suffering elevated levels of congestion as containers pile up at seaports from Singapore...
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  • November 2, 2021
    This is how Dole is marrying sustainability with profitability...
    “This is more than just a social purpose campaign,” says Dr. Lara Ramdin, Dole’s Chief Innovation Officer, who was...
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  • November 2, 2021
    Oppy announces first vertical farming partnership
    Founded by Fresh Green Farms, the company plans to unveil the first phase of operations in the spring of...
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  • November 2, 2021
    Forever Fresh: Longtime commitment and responsiveness on the daily...
    With seven years in the market, Forever Fresh has been opening and growing commercial relations with important partners in...
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  • November 1, 2021
    Kai Mangelberger, the new Director of FRUIT LOGISTICA
    PRESS RELEASE On 1 November 2021, trade fair specialist Mangelberger will take on the role of Director for the...
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  • October 31, 2021
    California ports to fine carriers over congestion
    Officials have said they will start fining shipping companies whose cargo containers linger for too long at marine terminals,...
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  • October 31, 2021
    Spanish group calls attention to high level of Turkish...
    The European Commission has informed through the Rapid Alert System for Food of the European Union that in only...
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  • October 31, 2021
    Pink Lady Europe expects lower volumes in 2021-22
    Pink Lady Europe predicts a drop in volumes this season but its focus on innovation and sustainability along the...
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  • October 29, 2021
    Kellogg sued for US$5M over lack of strawberries in...
    The lawsuit seeks US$5 million and the plaintiff said she wanted more than "a strawberry taste, which she failed...
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  • October 29, 2021
    U.S.: Late summer avocado sales show double-digit vs 2019
    The avocado category continued to experience softer sales as compared to the pandemic sales surge of 2020. However, when...
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  • October 29, 2021
    USHBC announces details of 2021-2025 strategic plan for blueberries
    The organization says the plan will ultimately unite industry stakeholders to work together toward making blueberries the world’s favorite...
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  • October 29, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh announce new organization: International Fresh...
    Co-CEOs of the new association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, were joined by Executive Committee members to share details...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Fresh Del Monte announces banana, pineapple price increases
    The move comes in response to unprecedented market conditions and inflationary pressures being felt across all industries, affecting the...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Port of Seattle becomes the latest casualty of container...
    Shipping companies including Maersk and MSC are dropping Seattle from the schedule of some of their services from this...
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  • October 28, 2021
    TOMRA Fresh Food launches new Dynamic Lane Balancer at...
    Fresh produce members will be able to see the Dynamic Lane Balancer and TOMRA's recently launched Cascade Singulator at...
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  • October 28, 2021
    QIMA/WQS launches direct operations in Chile
    QIMA/WQS focuses on food safety, quality and sustainability for different types of consumers within the industry around the world,...
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  • October 28, 2021
    More companies recall onions linked to salmonella outbreak
    The outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections is linked to imported whole, fresh onions. There have been 652 recorded illnesses...
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  • October 28, 2021
    Italy assesses storm damage on citrus amid expectations of...
    Representatives of Unifrutti Europe and Oranfrizer provide their outlook for the 2021-22 season now getting underway, in the wake...
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  • October 27, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh to announce new association live
    PRESS RELEASE Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Rabobank analysts talk navigating the perils of labor, heat...
    The upcoming Southern Hemisphere season will be a challenging one for the table grape industry as a whole: scarce...
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  • October 27, 2021
    State of the Grape Market - October, 2021
    Supply and pricing trends were similar in two key table grape markets in October, according to Decofrut's monthly analysis. The...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Control, management of thrips on California grapevines
    Thrips can be detrimental to grapevines, however, this guide will help you to manage the pest before, during and...
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  • October 27, 2021
    South Africa forecasts similar size table grape crop
    Although new plantings of higher yielding cultivars are expected to continue coming into full production, the 2021 vine census,...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Italian customs intercept illegally grown proprietary table grapes
    The detained goods were subjected to a DNA test, determined to be a variety of grapes that was due...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Saudi Arabia foils drug-smuggling bid in crates of grapes
    No further details were given about the origin of the grapes or the size of the shipment, which was...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Agricolor AGS the new solution against sun damage in...
    Apples are one of the most requested fruits by companies all over the world and taking care of them...
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  • October 27, 2021
    Mission Produce promotes Denise Junqueiro
    Junqueiro will drive Mission Produce’s global marketing plans in concert with the executive committee and continue to play a...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Frutura's expansion continues with agreement to acquire TerraFresh Organics
    The company will continue to be led by founders Greg Holzman and Steve Akagaki, who were early advocates in...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Frozen food processor Shandong Santao Food trusts the TOMRA...
    PRESS RELEASE Since its establishment in 2003, Santao has become one of the leading enterprises in China’s frozen food...
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  • October 26, 2021
    South Africa: TruCapeFruit expects strong cherry crop
    Witzenberg Properties predicts 200 tons of cherries, an increase of over 50% above last year’s crop, most of which...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian blueberry shipments to U.S. hit...
    There are several reports in the market that indicate that the growth in the market is stabilizing, with less...
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  • October 26, 2021
    California: Relentless rain threatens Central Valley crops
    Any negative impact on the grape crop from the rainfall this week would likely create even better opportunities for...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Global blueberry exports to hit nearly $3B by 2025
    For the seven leading exporting countries combined growth has averaged 18 percent annually since 2016, with four of them...
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  • October 26, 2021
    Tesco sets an example on living wages for banana...
    Paul Lievens of Banana Link says that following Tesco's commitment to workers from 2022, the the ball is now...
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  • October 25, 2021
    Dole and Italy's Molari Berries form partnership in Mexico...
    The partnership, with has been made with Dole through Molari's subsidiary G-Berries, which was launched at the beginning of...
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  • October 25, 2021
    More than 80 ag organizations formally object to EPA...
    In a final rule, EPA revoked all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos, which establish an amount of a pesticide that is...
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  • October 25, 2021
    C&L Fruits: Export and production of the freshest fruit...
    Having fresh, tasty and quality fruit throughout the year is essential for consumers around the world. The Chilean company...
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  • October 25, 2021
    U.K. supermarkets using cardboard cutouts to hide gaps left...
    Tesco has begun using pictures of asparagus, carrots, oranges and grapes in its fresh produce aisles, prompting ridicule on...
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  • October 25, 2021
    LatAm banana producers to ratify position against supermarkets as...
    The Banana Cluster says ALDI uses the excuse of offering the "cheapest bananas on the market", setting the price...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Walmart announces biggest-ever distribution center for groceries
    The 720,000+ square-foot facility for fresh and frozen groceries in South Carolina's Spartanburg County, set to open in 2024. The...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Trick to keep produce fresher for longer in fridge...
    One person shared an extra step they take to keep the fruit and vegetables fresh: "Place a folded napkin...
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  • October 22, 2021
    FDA identifies second U.S. supplier of Mexican onions linked...
    The FDA says that if consumers and businesses cannot recognize where their whole, fresh onions came from, they should...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Port Manatee, Del Monte extend import hub relationship
    Under the agreement, the Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte unit, which has been importing fresh fruit into Port Manatee...
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  • October 21, 2021
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  • October 21, 2021
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  • October 20, 2021
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  • October 20, 2021
    Peruvian blueberry exports running 59 percent higher so far...
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  • October 20, 2021
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  • October 20, 2021
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  • October 19, 2021
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  • October 19, 2021
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  • October 19, 2021
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  • October 18, 2021
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  • October 18, 2021
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  • October 18, 2021
    Biden's California port plan won't solve supply chain crisis,...
    "It's great that they've chosen to do something, but we're talking about a less than 1% to 2% change...
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  • October 18, 2021
    Dole Sunshine Company to create new business in ingredients...
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  • October 15, 2021
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  • October 15, 2021
    Colombia avocados: Corpohass targets exports of $400M by 2025
    Colombian Hass avocado association CorpoHass has held the first ever national roundtable event for the country's exporters, as it...
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  • October 15, 2021
    U.S. market to see "substantial growth" in Chilean cherry...
    The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) also said that for the first time, the U.S. export season will run...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Zespri renames red kiwifruit ahead of volume ramp-up in...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Mexican avocado production to fall in 2021-22
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  • October 14, 2021
    Peru begins harvesting record table grape crop as exporters...
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  • October 14, 2021
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    Symptoms of gray mold in table grapes are visible in various aerial organs of the plant, flowers, tender shoots...
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  • October 14, 2021
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  • October 14, 2021
    Sun World promotes Melillo to Vice President of Grower...
    Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of Vice President of Grower Support Services....
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  • October 14, 2021
    Grape industry leaders awarded by Spain's Apoexpa at Fruit...
    Organized by the Association of Producers-Exporters of Fruit, Table Grapes and Other Agricultural Products (Apoexpa), the awards ceremony was...
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  • October 14, 2021
    XVII International Banana Convention to analyze current state of...
    The XVIII International Banana Convention in Guayaquil, Ecuador, organized by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), is...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Port of Savannah looks to feds for help unclogging...
    With an agreement — which could include some federal money — the clog of containers at the port would...
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  • October 14, 2021
    "Step up": Biden orders companies to ease supply chain...
    The U.S. president, facing grim opinion polls and a stalling legislative agenda, is eager to avert fresh political damage...
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  • October 14, 2021
    Chile forecasts huge increase in avocado production for 2021-22
    Having experiencing several years of limited or negative growth, the Chilean avocado industry is now forecast to buck the...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Leading fruit producer Mapeks Organics increases product quality and...
    PRESS RELEASE A pioneering leader in organic agriculture, Mapeks was founded in Izmir, Turkey, in 1999. From its four...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Hazel Tech to host Quality Summit featuring global insights...
    The virtual event, to be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, will feature discussions on the latest grape quality...
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  • October 13, 2021
    International produce industry reconnects in large numbers at Fruit...
    Taking place at the IFEMA event venue in the Spanish capital of Madrid from Oct. 5-7, the event drew...
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  • October 13, 2021
    First Florida citrus forecast for 2021-22 predicts continued decline
    The initial citrus crop forecast for the 2021-22 season was released Tuesday, which predicted fewer Florida oranges and grapefruits...
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  • October 13, 2021
    Giddings Berries USA strengthens management team
    Giddings Berries USA, the Monterey, CA-based subsidiary of Giddings Fruit, has strengthened its management team as it aggressively grows...
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  • October 12, 2021
    France bans plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables from...
    However, French fruit sellers federation president Francois Roch said switching to cardboard will be difficult in such a short...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Avocados From Mexico partners with football legend Drew Brees
    The brand is launching its biggest and boldest Big Game promotion with a grand prize of a $100,000 Smart...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Australia: Avocado oversupply drives prices through the floor, forces...
    A pair of Australian avocado farmers on the eastern Sunshine Coast say they have no choice but to watch...
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  • October 12, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Berry prices lower for most categories...
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  • October 11, 2021
    Mangos the size of soccer balls are harvested in...
    Liliana Garnica Ruíz has the giant mango crops on her farm and the fruit was from organic crops that...
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  • October 11, 2021
    GEM-Pack & Red Blossom Berries merge to build on...
    After four years of collaborating on cultivation and sales partnerships, the companies realized their common philosophies and shared production...
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  • October 11, 2021
    The Brazilian Apple Project launches at Fruit Attraction
    During the exclusive event at Fruit Attraction, the three apple varieties, Luiza, Venice and Isadora dubbed the '3 Sisters'...
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  • October 11, 2021
    Supply crisis drives Walmart, other retailers to hire own...
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  • October 11, 2021
    First freight shipment to arrive on 'Brexit buster' Morocco...
    The Port of Poole in Dorset is expecting its first delivery via a new direct shipping route from Tangier...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Fruit Attraction in photos: Day three
    Fruit Attraction continued on Thursday, with smaller crowds on the final day to wrap up what has been a...
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  • October 8, 2021
    U.S. and China expect meeting while shipping rates plummet
    Talks of a meeting come amid plunging spot freight rates between China and the U.S. with prices dropping by...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Capespan owner Zeder reports profit, still considering 'third-party approaches'
    South African-based agricultural investment company Zeder reported a half-year headline profit from a loss last year but is still...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Terra Exports launches new avocado label called 'Avolicious'
    Terra Exports has launched its own, in-house brand of avocados called Avolicious that has been "well received" by customers. The...
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  • October 8, 2021
    Australia: Exclusive license agreement to market mango varieties will...
    The Queensland Government is offering three elite mango varieties for commercial development that have the potential for domestic and...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Fruit Attraction in photos: Day two
    The second day of Fruit Attraction 2021 saw even bigger crowds than the first, with a lively atmosphere in...
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  • October 7, 2021
    U.S.: Table grape storage numbers slightly down in second...
    There are currently fewer table grapes in storage in California than at the same time during the previous two...
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  • October 7, 2021
    ProHass opens modern avocado post-harvest laboratory with university
    Peru has opened a post-harvest laboratory for Hass avocado to bolster its knowledge of the specific fruit as well...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Llusar acquires Naranjas Torres, creates largest Spanish premium citrus...
    Llusar and Naranjas Torres have merged to create the largest Spanish premium citrus group, with a combined annual turnover...
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  • October 7, 2021
    Chile: PTI Uva Atacama forms alliance with Foundation for...
    PTI Uva Atacama and FIA have joined forces to support farmers from the Atacama region by providing them with...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Taylor Farms hires former Ocean Mist Farms CEO
    In this new role at the company, Pezzini will oversee Taylor Farms’ 42,000 crop acre internal growing and harvesting...
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  • October 6, 2021
    U.S. CBP intercepts Saunders 1850 in pineapple shipment
    The shipment of Costa Rican pineapples worth US$15,000 was destroyed due to the potential impact of the butterfly larvae...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Australian table grape export volume slashed by container shortage...
    Reduced labor availability caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortage of reefer containers have been detrimental to Australia's...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Berry growers introduce innovation challenge to solve for agricultural...
    Driscoll's has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch the inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate...
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  • October 6, 2021
    Fruit Attraction 2021 in photos: Day one
    Check out a selection of photos from Fruit Attraction, which this week has become one of the biggest in-person...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mango varieties see mixed prices in...
    The U.S. mango market is hitting its window as large volumes from Mexico decrease, creating typical higher prices as...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Shares in U.K. supermarkets surge amid acquisition speculation
    Momentum in the sector follows the conclusion of the bidding war for Morrisons over the weekend. The post Shares in...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Project looks at impact of waxes on food safety
    While commodities such as apples and oranges receive a single waxing, lemons receive both storage and finishing wax treatments....
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  • October 5, 2021
    New technology boosts yields by addressing alternate bearing
    Agri Technovation has launched a new product that monitors a fruit tree's carbohydrate status, allowing for timely corrective action...
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  • October 5, 2021
    Limoneira's Senior VP reflects on success of One World...
    Reflecting on the program’s success since it was first established, Alex Teague, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer...
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  • October 4, 2021
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    PRESS RELEASE Once again this year, Fruit Attraction, which will be held from 5 to 7 October, offers participants...
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  • October 4, 2021
    BayWa AG consolidates fresh produce business into new subsidiary
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  • October 4, 2021
    Peru: TR4 reported in over 70 hectares of banana...
    Almost 17,000 hectares of organic banana crops in Peru's northern Piura region are at risk from the spread of...
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  • October 3, 2021
    Naturipe expecting "early and strong" blueberry import peak from...
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  • October 3, 2021
    EU court annuls trade deals with Morocco over Western...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Whole Foods’ co-founding CEO, John Mackey, to retire
    In a memo to employees, Mackey said he’s “ready to pursue some of my other life passions” after 43...
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  • October 1, 2021
    EU court annuls trade deals with Morocco over Western...
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  • October 1, 2021
    South African easy peelers in peak U.S. arrivals, with...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Chile releases 2021-22 blueberry export forecast
    Although total production is set to rise, the Chile Blueberry Committee of Asoex says fresh exports are not expected...
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  • October 1, 2021
    Cosmic Crisp apples gear up for early launch
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  • October 1, 2021
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  • September 30, 2021
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  • September 30, 2021
    NZ: Freshmax takes full ownership of BerryCo brand and...
    New Zealand-based Freshmax is buying out its joint venture partner, Southern Produce, to take full ownership of BerryCo, which...
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  • September 30, 2021
    Broom Frio Holding: Customized logistics solutions
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  • September 30, 2021
    U.K.'s Tesco to expand use of train service from...
    Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco plans to expand its use of a train service to bring goods from Spain into...
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  • September 30, 2021
    Mission Produce opens avocado "mega distribution center" in Texas
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  • September 29, 2021
    'Cocktail of pesticides' in almost all oranges and grapes...
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  • September 29, 2021
    Avocados From Mexico announces new partnership with Susan G....
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  • September 29, 2021
    Mexico's leading banana growers address "unbearable" rising cost of...
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  • September 29, 2021
    Spain forecasts lemon production to drop by a quarter...
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  • September 28, 2021
    "The ramifications of these current issues are going to...
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  • September 28, 2021
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  • September 28, 2021
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  • September 28, 2021
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  • September 28, 2021
    Oppy announces significant restructuring of executive team
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  • September 28, 2021
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  • September 28, 2021
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  • September 28, 2021
    ClemenGold International says it's clamping down on trademark infringements
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  • September 27, 2021
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  • September 27, 2021
    Ripening room manufacturer Interko expands global footprint
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  • September 27, 2021
    Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports up by a quarter...
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  • September 27, 2021
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  • September 24, 2021
    StePac launches lean and fully recyclable top seal solution
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  • September 24, 2021
    Del Monte and CMA CGM enter into space charter...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Argentina sends record size citrus shipment
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  • September 24, 2021
    Camposol appoints new CEO
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  • September 24, 2021
    Spain to ban the sale of fruit and vegetables...
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  • September 24, 2021
    Port stay duration increased 11% during 2021 H1
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  • September 23, 2021
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    PRESS RELEASE Full steam ahead for GreenTech Live & Online on 28 - 30 September. An important decision by...
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  • September 23, 2021
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  • September 23, 2021
    Spanish volcano threatens Canary banana crops
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  • September 23, 2021
    USDA deregulates GM apple variety
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  • September 23, 2021
    California produce industry applauds governor's veto of ag worker...
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  • September 23, 2021
    Limoneira announces citrus marketing JV with Wileman Bros. &...
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  • September 22, 2021
    Chile: Drought estimated to reduce fruit exports by 8...
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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
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  • September 21, 2021
    Stemilt Ag Services to pay H-2A workers $3M in...
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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...
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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