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  • May 23, 2024
    US government invests in domestic fertilizer projects
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in domestic fertilizer projects to...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Yello apple will return to selected groceries
    Yello apple will be back this season thanks to a fruitful harvest. The apple originated in The Nagano Research...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Report shows pomegranates may improve Alzheimer's treatment
    Utolithin A, a gut compound that's produced by ingesting pomegranates, berries, and nuts, can have an impact on aging...
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  • May 23, 2024
    GLC Cerritos earns Fair Trade certification for avocado production...
    Press release (GLC Cerritos) Grupo Aguacatero Los Cerritos, Jalisco’s leading avocado exporter, announced that it has earned Fair Trade...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru's quest for varietal diversification in...
    Peru is actively integrating new varieties into its blueberry production portfolio, driven in part by recent occurrences linked to...
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  • May 23, 2024
    South Korean imports of tropical fruit at an all-time...
    The government has been spearheading an effort to diversify supply to alleviate the high fruit prices of apples and...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Tenerife avocado's characteristics differentiate it in European market
    To carry out the study, the scientists analyzed 50 samples of avocados produced in seven municipalities of Tenerife. The post...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Weekly mango volume to the US drops
    The volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 3,089,442 boxes for a total of 33,716,953 boxes for the season. The post...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Study taps into genetics to create the perfect peach
    The innovative research is expected to offer breeders a powerful tool and insight to enhance peach varieties by decoding...
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  • May 23, 2024
    Colombian passion fruits ready to enter the US market
    To diversify export markets, institutions are leading the process of admission for Colombian passion fruits to the United States. The...
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  • May 22, 2024
    APHIS removes Oriental Fruit Fly quarantine in Santa Clara...
    This action releases the 112 square miles of the Santa Clara County quarantine, which contained 27 acres of commercial...
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  • May 22, 2024
    Three robots from Sorma for automation of the post-harvest...
    The solutions are able to support human labor in the phases of emptying the fruit onto the conveyor belt...
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  • May 22, 2024
    South African table grape industry poised for recovery in...
    Favorable low temperatures could push production up to 370,000 metric tons (MT), a recent USDA report suggests. The post...
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  • May 21, 2024
    California avocado month activity kicks off
    Press release (California Avocado Commission) IRVINE, Calif. (May 21, 2024) – The California Avocado Commission initiated its annual “June...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Colombia's mango de azucar and its potential in the...
    The first days of May marked a milestone for Colombian agroexports. For the first time, mango de azucar was...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Positive outlook for California table grapes in 2024
    This year, the sector expects promotable volumes from June through the beginning of January. The post Positive outlook for...
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  • May 21, 2024
    ThroughPut.AI and Inteligistics announce strategic partnership
    Press release (ThroughPut Inc.) PALO ALTO, Calif., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- ThroughPut Inc., the industrial AI supply chain...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Divert Inc. expands facilities in effort to reduce food...
    Impact technology company Divert Inc. announced a new Integrated Diversion & Energy Facility will be opening in Harrison, Ohio,...
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  • May 21, 2024
    New Zealand's apple planted area USDA forecast
    According to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture, New Zealand's apple cultivated acreage will significantly decrease...
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  • May 21, 2024
    USDA Awards $300 Million to diversify export markets
    Press release (USDA) WASHINGTON, May 21, 2024 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Farmers find carbon equals cash when working with Truterra
    Press release (Truterra) ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Truterra, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Northwest Cherry Growers forecast a favorable...
    Optimal spring weather conditions this season have provided relief to growers, with the Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) pegging the...
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  • May 21, 2024
    Laurel Wilt poses a threat for Florida avocados
    Florida's avocado sector has been battling with Laurel Wilt (LW) for years and has witnessed a loss of more...
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  • May 20, 2024
    World Avocado Organization responds to Christian Aid Avocado report
    The World Avocado Organization says the report "Getting Smashed, The Climate Danger Facing Avocados," singles out the avocado industry...
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  • May 20, 2024
    The U.S. sees an increase in pollinators on this...
    The world is getting ready to celebrate World Bee Day and the USDA finally has a positive outlook about...
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  • May 20, 2024
    Peruvian table grapes: "This will be a year of...
    Peruvian table grape industry are expecting a season with more abundance of table grapes, which is why prices will...
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  • May 20, 2024
    AGCO Agriculture Foundation donates to Brazil floods relief
    AGCO is a private organization with “a vision to prevent and alleviate hunger through the development of sustainable agriculture.” The...
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  • May 20, 2024
    Peru approves temporary lifting of suspension of phytosanitary requirements...
    Given the resolution, the phytosanitary certification processes for apples and fresh stone fruits can now be restarted, as long...
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  • May 19, 2024
    New varieties, key players and changing market conditions in...
    Native to North America, blueberries have been around for over 13,000 years. Their rise to popularity has given place...
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  • May 18, 2024
    The Top Seven
    These are FreshFruitPortal.com's top seven stories of the week. The post The Top Seven appeared first on FreshFruitPortal.com. Keep readingAll...
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  • May 17, 2024
    GPG brings new primocane blackberry to the market
    Global Plant Genetics (GPG) and Polish Rubus breeding programme, Niwa, signed a new licensing arrangement for two new primocane...
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  • May 17, 2024
    Shiploads of Western Australian avocados arrive in India
    Press Release, Government of Western Australia MAY 17 - The Cook Government is celebrating the arrival of Western Australian...
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  • May 17, 2024
    Mango shipments to the US dropped last week
    This week's volume is about 12% lower than what was shipped the previous week. The post Mango shipments to the...
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  • May 17, 2024
    US & Europe, the main markets for Peruvian mango...
    According to APEM, during the 2023-24 campaign, more than 80,000 tons of fresh Peruvian mango have been marketed The post...
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  • May 17, 2024
    Colombian avocado presence in US continues to grow
    Colombian avocados are available year-round and due to the region’s tropical climate, have varied blooms and harvest times with...
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  • May 17, 2024
    Brazil is expecting an increase in avocado production in...
    The South American country ranks in the top ten of the world's leading avocado producers, a position it aims...
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  • May 17, 2024
    The US sees organic produce record sales
    The increase of dollar sales in the organic market was driven more by pricing than unit sales, but the...
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  • May 17, 2024
    Costa Rica: Banana industry works to stay free of...
    Costa Rica is making an effort to stay free of Foc R4T in their banana plantations. The post Costa...
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  • May 17, 2024
    New study aims to improve orange juice taste
    A new research addresses a specific difficulty producers face that directly affects flavor: the formation of delayed bitterness The post...
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  • May 16, 2024
    Zespri to destroy over a million kiwifruit trays following...
    Total value of the fruit and costs associated with reprocessing and disposal is estimated to be around $34 million. The...
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  • May 16, 2024
    Westfalia Fruit unveils new website to celebrate 75 years
    Press release (Westfalia Fruit) Westfalia Fruit has launched a brand-new website to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Founded in May...
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  • May 16, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: The success story of Kosovo’s blueberry...
    From humble beginnings of just 10 hectares planted in 2012, Kosovo now boasts an impressive 150 hectares dedicated to...
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  • May 16, 2024
    US sees an increase in agricultural exports to Romania
    Romania’s National Institute of Statistics (NIS) released a report that shows an 11% increase of United States food and...
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  • May 16, 2024
    Chilean apple and pear trade to decrease on lower...
    Despite the country leading apple exports to the U.S. in 2023, last year's unfavorable weather negatively impacted productivity. The post...
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  • May 16, 2024
    Peruvian mango closes challenging campaign
    Mango production in Peru has been developing and has become a representative product of the Peruvian agro-export basket which...
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  • May 15, 2024
    Dole scores 7% revenue increase in Q1
    Earnings for the fresh fruit segment also rose, thanks to an increase in worldwide pineapple pricing that helped offset...
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  • May 15, 2024
    Report: Food processing equipment market to reach $103 Billion...
    According to a new market research report titled, 'Food Processing Equipment Market Size, the food processing equipment market is...
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  • May 15, 2024
    A different season for the Southern blueberry industry
    Agronomist Betina Ernst addresses the weather phenomena that altered production cycles and created different market conditions for the crop...
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  • May 15, 2024
    Aldi improving supplier relationships to deepen US presence
    Aldi executives said that its store expansion across the U.S. is leading the company to change the ways it...
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  • May 15, 2024
    Polish farmers suffer crop losses due to spring frosts
    Polish farmers are dealing with spring frosts that might cause damage on apple orchards, plums, pears, and cherries....
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  • May 15, 2024
    New freezing technique extends Chinese litchi season
    The special technique allows "frozen dormant litchi" to retain its most notorious characteristics, such as its bright red color,...
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  • May 15, 2024
    New avocado variety is the perfect complement for Hass...
    The Luna variety is part of the same family as the Hass avocado, which is why they share many...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Avocado production will suffer due to climate change
    Mexico, the world's biggest producer of avocado, could see its potential avocado growing areas reduced by 31% by 2050...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Rimi leads sustainable supply chain transformation with IFCO's RPCs...
    Press release, IFCO MUNICH, Germany, May 14, 2024 - IFCO, a global leader in reusable packaging solutions for fresh...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Pivot Bio Named to Fast Company's 2024 List of...
    Press release, Pivot Bio BERKELEY, Calif., May 14, 2024 - Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, was today...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Fresh Del Monte announces partnership to produce biofertilizers from...
    Press release Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. MIAMI - One of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Baltimore Port transit may resume by the end of...
    Maersk, which was chartering the Dali vessel at the time of the accident is still removing containers from the...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Farmers' share: Disparity in fresh strawberry...
    According to the USDA Economic Research Service, American farmers have been getting just over half of the total amount...
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  • May 14, 2024
    South African blueberry exporters expected to reach their goal
    North South Africa's blueberry season has started and industry growers anticipate a growth in exports of 10% The post South...
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  • May 14, 2024
    US Blueberry council prepares for Spring holidays
    The U.S Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) launched a shopper and marketing consumer campaign to drive sales of both fresh...
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  • May 14, 2024
    Chiquita loses insurance appeal connected to paramilitary financing case
    The case involves the families of six Americans killed by the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). The post Chiquita...
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  • May 14, 2024
    California stone fruit growers anticipate positive season
    Overall, growers report the weather has been very good this season, which allowed the harvest to start about a...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Polish growers focus on cooperation and innovation
    The Cluster will introduce Agriculture 4.0 solutions for reducing water use, sustainable fertilization, and plant protection and is open...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Australian avocados enter Indian market
    Today, Avocados Australia Limited, the representative body for the Australian avocado industry, announced its entry into the Indian market,...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Kapi Kapi Growers reports exponential growth
    By the end of 2023, strategic geographic expansion within the U.S. and Canada had quadrupled year over year volume...
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  • May 13, 2024
    China to source blueberries from Serbia
    On May 8, the General Administration of Customs of China issued a document establishing the phytosanitary requirements that the...
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  • May 13, 2024
    California almond forecast up for 2024
    The forecasted yield is 2,170 pounds per acre, up 380 pounds from the 2023 harvest. The post California almond forecast...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Orange production in Brazil to drop 24% in 2024
    President Lourival Carmo Monaco said during a presentation that total production will reach 232,3 million 40.8kg boxes in 2024,...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Global lemon production projected to grow
    Based on data presented, the association forecasts global lemon production at 7 million tons, 5% up compared to the...
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  • May 13, 2024
    Florida citrus remains hopeful amidst production decline
    Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture citrus crop forecast for May 2024 shows a 5% decline in all Florida orange...
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  • May 13, 2024
    North American imports of Chilean grapes to hit 40...
    The sector is looking at a total production of 62,5 million boxes, according to Frutas de Chile’s last industry...
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  • May 12, 2024
    The rise of mango and tropical fruits: New products...
    Tropical fruits have seen increased consumption and interest particularly among U.S. shoppers since the COVID-19 pandemic, as consumers look...
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  • May 11, 2024
    The Top Seven
    These are FreshFruitPortal.com's top seven stories of the week. The post The Top Seven appeared first on FreshFruitPortal.com. Keep readingAll...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Texas grocery wins guinness record
    El Rio Gande Latin Market in Dallas, Texas just beat the world record for the largest fruit display with...
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  • May 10, 2024
    IFPA leads mission to grow fresh produce exports to...
    Activities included retail visits to Garak Market, Lotte Market and Costco Korea and a cultural excursion. The post IFPA leads...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Brazil: Floods in Rio Grande do Sul impact fruit...
    In addition to apples, Rio Grande do Sul also stands out for the production of peaches, grapes, citrus fruits,...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Citrus black spot is spreading and causing damage in...
    Less than five years after its initial detection, the disease has now fully spread to the citrus-growing areas of...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Apple and cherry utilized production grows in NW
    In 2023, commercial apple production in Washington reached its highest volume since 2014, reaching just over 7.6 billion pounds...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Northwest Cherry industry anticipates a fruitful 2024 crop season
    Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) released its first forecast of the season anticipating a high volume and quality crop thanks...
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  • May 10, 2024
    European Union apple and orange production suffer a steep...
    The production decline created a ripple effect that reduced exports and negatively impacted both apple and orange consumption. The...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Chilean cherry industry braces for next Chinese market season
    China is the top market for Chilean cherries. In January of this year, exports to China reached a record...
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  • May 10, 2024
    Mexican growers get green light to plant new avocado...
    The variety, patented by the Spanish company Eurosemillas and the University of California Riverside (UCR), was recognized by...
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  • May 9, 2024
    Oppy welcomes fresh crop apples and year-round offerings
    Anticipating a successful campaign ahead with a seamless supply chain spanning Washington, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile, Oppy...
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  • May 9, 2024
    Westside Produce and Classic Fruit gear up for domestic...
    With first picks out of Arizona expected in mid-May and new varieties on the table, the team said it...
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  • May 9, 2024
    Four Star Fruit acquires Columbine Vineyards’ Holiday® grape program
    Under the terms of the acquisition, Four Star Fruit has exclusive rights to all brands, trademarks, and DNA associated...
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  • May 9, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chile wraps up its 2023-24 blueberry...
    In a promising conclusion to the 2023-2024 season, Chilean blueberry exports are poised to surpass initial estimates, signaling a...
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  • May 9, 2024
    Three robots from Sorma for automation of the post-harvest...
    The solutions are able to support human labor in the phases of emptying the fruit onto the conveyor belt...
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  • May 9, 2024
    South West non-citrus production climbed in 2023
    A recent regional news release from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service details an increase in non-citrus fruit utilized...
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  • May 9, 2024
    New Hampshire suffers drop in apple production
    The drop in apple production in 2023 was offset mainly due to adverse weather conditions including rains and widespread...
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  • May 8, 2024
    California University releases a report that estimates costs of...
    The study shows a myriad of details regarding the cost of different management options including the growth of fully...
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  • May 8, 2024
    'The most international' Macfrut edition kicks off
    The foreign presence is strong with 40% of exhibitors coming from abroad, making Macfrut the most international agrifood event...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Oppy drops two new blueberry varieties: Pink Cosmo and...
    Both brands were developed by horticulture professor Dr. Scott NeSmith of the University of Georgia and grown by G&M...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Kissabel apple production in Southern Hemisphere growing
    Australia is the first country in the region to have a sales season underway, which this year started in...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Higher citrus volumes from Southern Hemisphere expected in the...
    Last year, the U.S. imported nearly 4 billion pounds of citrus from different origins, with Mexico being the main...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Mexican papaya enjoys healthy US demand
    Mexico ships the fruit year-round, with lower volumes from October through December. During the 2021-22 campaign, Mexico produced 1,135,888...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Chilean kiwifruit projects a good season despite a late...
    The Chilean kiwifruit season is delayed approximately 10 days, but producers and exporters are expecting a good year in...
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  • May 8, 2024
    Spain registers its worst lemon campaign in history
    The current campaign will go down in history as the worst in terms of profitability, with prices below production...
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  • May 8, 2024
    University of Georgia to advance integrative precision agriculture with...
    Last month, the lab’s plans were signed through this year’s bipartisan government funding package. The post University of Georgia to...
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  • May 7, 2024
    Efficiency and profitability in cherry packhouses with Tomra Lucai...
    LUCAi™’s user-friendly interface software makes it very easy for the customer’s operators to get the best sorting and grading...
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  • May 7, 2024
    Agronometrics: Mexican avocado volumes on the rise
    In 2023, Mexico witnessed an uptick in avocado production, reaching 2.65 MMT, marking a 4% increase compared to the...
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  • May 7, 2024
    Embracing Sustainability and Efficiency: The Case for Second-Hand Machines...
    In today's dynamic fresh produce market, acquiring brand-new machinery can often pose challenges in terms of cost and availability....
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  • May 7, 2024
    US mango market continues to expand
    Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, the other three main suppliers of the U.S. market are expected to increase their volumes...
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  • May 7, 2024
    Oversupply cuts Florida blueberry season short
    Despite a positive outlook on quality and abundant yields, an unexpected oversupply dampened an otherwise stellar season for Florida...
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  • May 6, 2024
    Brazil suffers crop losses due to heavy floods
    Southern Brazil has been hit by floods that have devastated the country, including the country's second-largest soybean producing region. The...
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  • May 6, 2024
    Latin American Banana Associations call on European retailers over...
    Banana producers and exporters associations from Latin America call out European retailers for low price and promotions of bananas....
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  • May 6, 2024
    India jumps on South Africa’s WTO dispute against EU...
    India alleges the current regulations have hindered chilies, tea, basmati rice, milk, poultry, bovine meat, fish, and chemicals exports. The...
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  • May 6, 2024
    Turkish government cuts all trade with Israel
    The restriction suspends all exports from Turkey to Israel as well as all imports of Israeli products into Turkey....
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  • May 6, 2024
    Rabo AgriFinance names new Head of Rural Business Economics...
    Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of the global food and agriculture bank Rabobank, today announced John Steeves as its new...
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  • May 6, 2024
    APHIS establishes and expands quarantined areas for citrus canker...
    Under the current citrus canker quarantine regulations, the interstate movement of citrus plants and plant parts, other than commercially...
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  • May 6, 2024
    Organic food consumption rises along with health and environmental...
    Organic food prioritizes environmental sustainability, and the production process without synthetic insecticides, fertilizers, or GMOs, offers health benefits to...
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  • May 6, 2024
    The growth of the only cranberry producers outside North...
    Cranberry was first brought to Chile in 1992 by american entrepreneur Warren Simmons, a restaurant owner in California. The...
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  • May 5, 2024
    Cinco de Mayo continues to lead holiday sales for...
    Unit sales peaked at 52.3M units, posting a 25% increase year-on-year, according to the Hass Avocado Board’s 2023 Holiday...
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  • May 5, 2024
    Price uptick and challenging growing conditions worldwide mark the...
    Take a look at our most-read grape stories this past month. The post Price uptick and challenging growing conditions worldwide...
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  • May 4, 2024
    The Top Seven
    These are FreshFruitPortal.com's top seven stories of the week. The post The Top Seven appeared first on FreshFruitPortal.com. Keep readingAll...
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  • May 3, 2024
    UN declares 2026 as International Year of the Woman...
    Women are responsible for roughly half of the world’s food production, and in many countries they produce between 60...
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  • May 3, 2024
    APHIS Updates the Quarantined Areas for Sweet Orange Scab...
    Press Release (APHIS) Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is expanding the quarantined area for...
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  • May 3, 2024
    Chiquita’s former Colombia Ops Chief: “People’s lives were at...
    In his statement, Chiquita’s former Head of Colombia Operations Charles Keiser said the payments resulted from extortion and that...
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  • May 3, 2024
    2024 Michigan asparagus season underway
    Currently, volume is on track with thick and tender asparagus ready to take center stage on plates and in...
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  • May 3, 2024
    Port International expands Exclusive Partner Programme with Moroccan producer...
    Press Release (Port International) May 23, 2024, Hamburg, GER. – Port International, a leading company in the import of...
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  • May 3, 2024
    California Citrus Mutual recognizes HLB funding prioritized in Farm...
    The $25 million in funding will go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and...
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  • May 3, 2024
    Maersk Q1 results show good performance despite ongoing Red...
    Maersk’s results for Q1 were marked by increasing volumes while rates continued to be under pressure versus the previous...
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  • May 3, 2024
    New Chilean Fruit Producers Federation President discusses next steps
    The newly elected Víctor Catán told FreshFruitPortal.com that he is taking on the position with great courage, responsibility, and...
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  • May 3, 2024
    Company in the process of developing fungus-resistant banana
    A North Carolina biotechnology firm is exploring a gene editing program called molecular farming that can make cavendish bananas...
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  • May 2, 2024
    US mango imports maintain upwards trend
    This week volume is about 8% higher than what was shipped the previous week. The post US mango imports maintain...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Fresh Del Monte brings red-shelled Rubyglow™ pineapple to U.S.
    Rubyglow™ pineapples will be available nationwide through select regional grocers and online from specialty produce retailers. The post Fresh Del...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Westfalia Fruit celebrates arrival of Kenyan avocados to India
    According to the World Avocado Organization, avocado imports to India between 2019-2020 and 2022-2023 have seen a 450% growth. The...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Mango season 2024 is taking shape: UF/IFAS experts offer...
    It is a busy time for two experts at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: A deep dive into pricing and...
    Take a look at the most relevant price fluctuations for avocados, apples, grapes and more. The post Agronometrics in Charts:...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Cranberries benefits exercise performance
    According to a research published by Concordia University’s Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in the Physical Activity...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Peru boosts exports to China
    The National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) is working to finalize the signing of the updated Phytosanitary Protocol to export...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Canarian Europlátano marks first shipment to Poland
    Europlátano gathers more than 670 farmer members who grow bananas and other tropical fruits in La Palma, Tenerife, and...
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  • May 2, 2024
    Peru: "We will continue to be the second largest...
    Peruvian avocado growers say they will remain the second largest exporters of Hass avocado in the world in 2024. The...
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  • May 1, 2024
    Ecuadorian mango gains South Korea access
    With the opening of the South Korean market, the South American country expects to increase the amount of mango...
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  • May 1, 2024
    Jalisco avocado closing season
    Despite harsh weather conditions this year, Jalisco will end the season with around 120,000 tons of avocados exported. The...
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  • April 30, 2024
    Leadership transition at New York’s Trade Office of Peru
    Bernardo Muñoz, Director of the office for over five years will be transitioning to lead the Trade Office of...
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  • April 30, 2024
    California Almond Board reports first acreage drop in decades
    A recent report looked at bearing acreage and orchards planted before 2022 that have matured enough to produce a...
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  • April 30, 2024
    U.S. Department of Labor finalizes Farmworker Protection Rule 
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  • April 30, 2024
    Fedefruta elects a new president
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  • April 30, 2024
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  • April 30, 2024
    JoyWingMau attends Global Cherry Summit 2024 to join hands...
    On the occasion of this global fruit event, JoyWingMau Group held the "Soar into the Sky, and Unite for...
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  • April 30, 2024
    The Dominican Republic expects a boost in mango production
    For the first time in 13 years, the Dominican Republic surpassed Haiti in mango exports to the U.S. with...
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  • April 30, 2024
    Brazil opens market for Moroccan citrus
    The Moroccan season does not coincide with the Brazilian season, allowing the fruit to enter the market when demand...
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  • April 30, 2024
    Urbanization and Gen Zers drive new market trends in...
    Tonnies Feng, executive director of Ipsos China shared four macroeconomic trends in China that impact society, markets, and people,...
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  • April 30, 2024
    Mexico to further regulate GE food ingredients
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  • April 29, 2024
    Rice Fruit Company and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay...
    This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the Alliance’s mission to revolutionize regional land management practices, as well...
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  • April 29, 2024
    Capespan announces change in leadership
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  • April 29, 2024
    BLOOM FRESH announces Cherry International Open Day  
    This two-day program will offer an opportunity to learn more about BLOOM’s Cherry program which includes such varieties Cheery...
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  • April 29, 2024
    GrubMarket acquires Global Produce to expand in South Africa
    Global Produce was founded in 2013 by fresh fruit industry veteran and international business expert Rutger Van Wulfen, who...
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  • April 29, 2024
    Florida citrus hopes for 2024 rebound
    The Florida citrus industry has battled continued difficulties in recent years. However, Florida Citrus Mutual President and CEO Matthew...
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  • April 29, 2024
    Zespri’s Tim Clarkson discusses crisis management and learning from...
    This year, Zespri projects total production of 180 million trays of kiwifruit from its 15,000 hectares planted in New...
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  • April 29, 2024
    What U.S. fruit growers got out of the USDA...
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  • April 28, 2024
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    The cherry industry has seen some interesting moves during April. From early harvests and increased prices to the Cherry...
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  • April 27, 2024
    The Top Seven
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  • April 27, 2024
    SNAP food assistance expands rapidly to U.S. online grocers
    The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service announced Friday that they are piloting two only-online retailers, Thrive and DashMart, as...
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  • April 26, 2024
    China's challenges and opportunities for Chilean cherries
    Part of the Chilean industry's challenge will be to maintain their cherries as a premium snack, while reaching younger...
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  • April 26, 2024
    Honeymoon apple hits produce aisles
    Sweet and juicy, Honeymoon offers retailers a refreshing color punch in the produce aisle. The post Honeymoon apple hits produce...
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  • April 26, 2024
    Subsistence farmers in Michoacan target avocado trees amid drought
    Rivers and even whole lakes are disappearing in the agricultural hub of Michoacan, media reports show, as the drought...
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  • April 26, 2024
    Michigan Honeycrisp growers experiment with cannabis market
    The apples are grown at the joint venture facilities of Emerald Canning Partners in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and according...
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  • April 26, 2024
    Colombian banana exports to increase in 2024
    Colombia is expecting a 5% increase in exports this season with volumes exceeding 111 million boxes. The post Colombian banana...
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  • April 25, 2024
    China cherry trade and Chile's future focus of Global...
    Chile became the epicenter of the world cherry industry with more than 1,400 attendees gathered for the Global Cherry...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Florida citrus sector urges signing of greening research funds
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has until July 1 to examine the budget and determine which items will be approved...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Solar panels may prevent crop loss and regenerate clean...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Mango volume to United States continues to rise
    Mango market summary, week 16, for Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua by National Mango Board Mango volume shipped on week...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Port of Oakland March container volume grows
    The Port of Oakland March container volume continues to signal the Port’s cargo growth. The post Port of Oakland March...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from University of Florida
    PRESS RELEASE (UF/IFAS) - April 25, 2024 - (Florida, United States) - Ever since Florida farmers have been growing...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Chinese ambassador praises cherry trade with Chile: 'Chilean cherries...
    During the 2024 Global Cherry Summit, Frutas de Chile President Ivan Marambio presented Chinese ambassador to Chile, Niu Qingbao,...
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  • April 25, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: The 2024 California avocado harvest may...
    The decline in production is attributed primarily to substantial rainfall experienced during an El Niño year, which slightly postponed...
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  • April 25, 2024
    After a year of grape disruption, California expects to...
    Last year, production reached 72 million boxes. Kathleen Nave, president of the California Table Grape Commission, said the last...
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  • April 25, 2024
    South Port Shipping, the logistics operator with a heart...
    For South Port Shipping, a leading maritime transportation company in Chile, the fruit is what comes first. The post...
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  • April 24, 2024
    CPMA's Ron Lemaire presents State of the Fresh Produce...
    PRESS RELEASE (CPMA) - April 24, 2024- (Vancouver, British Columbia) - Today, CPMA President, Ron Lemaire, delivered his State...
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  • April 24, 2024
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  • April 24, 2024
    Food price shocks, extreme weather and conflict drive world...
    Conflict insecurity was the major driver of high acute food insecurity in 20 countries and territories, and the major...
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  • April 24, 2024
    USDA restricts PACA violators in Florida, Georgia, and Texas,...
    Sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other...
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  • April 24, 2024
    Baltimore sues owners and operators of Dali ship, claiming...
    The suit claims there was "gross negligence, and recklessness” from Grace Ocean Private Limited, the ship’s owner and Synergy...
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  • April 24, 2024
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  • April 24, 2024
    South Texas citrus under alert: USDA urges vigilance against...
    South Texas citrus is under attack and the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is asking residents for...
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  • April 24, 2024
    Specialty crop funding increase proposed in Senate to support...
    Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. The...
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  • April 24, 2024
    100 million years of avocado history: A legacy of...
    Mexico’s Avocado Producers, Packers and Exporters Association recaps the long story of one of the world's most popular fruit. The...
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  • April 24, 2024
    Drought in Mexico could have severe effects on Texas...
    The Texas citrus industry, the largest in the U.S. after California and Florida, is “highly dependent on water from...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Hybrid Alizza citrus fruit enters South African market
    The Alizza fruit, a hybrid between pomelo and mandarin, will be on the market in South Africa this upcoming...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Michigan crop blooms as apple scab threat looms
    Grand Rapids’ apple trees are entering king bloom this week, the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension said. However, a...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Ocean Mist Farms Hires New Chief Financial Officer
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  • April 23, 2024
    Pear Bureau Northwest announces new communications coordinator
    Marketing Communications Manager Jim Morris says her background with another agricultural commodity, "gives her an authentic voice to represent...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Canadian fruit packer fined $56K for septic effluent discharge
    This is the third sanction faced by the company, following a CAD$32,000 (about US$23,361) fine in 2022. The post...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Rodents in kiwifruit shipment delay European campaign for Zespri
    Radio New Zealand reports that Jason Te Brake, COO of Zespri confirmed, "Unfortunately, mice activity has been present within...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: California gears up for its 2024...
    Among the 10.1 million boxes shipped in 2023, Coral was the leading variety with 4.56 million boxes packed, followed...
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  • April 23, 2024
    Grocery shoppers support farmworker dreams via QR codes
    Thx! seeks to bridge the gap between consumers and farmworkers. Its mission is to fulfill the dreams of agriculture...
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  • April 22, 2024
    New Zealand citrus growers expect 'complete opposite' of 2023...
    This season will be “the complete opposite” of 2023 when Cyclone Gabrielle badly affected crops in Gisborne where 70%...
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  • April 22, 2024
    California announces $22M to fight 'unprecedented fruit fly infestations'
    The state has been struggling with an unusual amount of invasive fruit flies this season, including the Oriental, Meditteranean,...
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  • April 22, 2024
    Fox Packaging mourns founder, Kenneth Fox
    Sixty years ago, Kenneth Fox started what would be known today as Fox Packaging. The post Fox Packaging mourns founder,...
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  • April 22, 2024
    USDA launches trade mission in India
    Throughout the week, participants representing a diverse array of American food and agricultural products can look forward to reinvigorating...
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  • April 22, 2024
    Kroger and Albertsons increase number of stores to divest...
    Kroger and Albertsons continue to push back on an effort by the Federal Trade Commission to impose a preliminary...
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  • April 22, 2024
    Drought in Morocco affects citrus size, as growers seek...
    Between the 2019-20 and 2023-24 seasons, volumes of mandarins from Morocco to the U.S. increased from 53 to 80...
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  • April 22, 2024
    With El Niño winding down, Peru looks to recover...
    Peru is the leading exporter of blueberries in the world, and the United States is its main customer. Peru...
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  • April 21, 2024
    New avocado market players, industry sustainability and the rise...
    FreshFruitPortal.com rounds up April's top stories so far about the avocado world. The post New avocado market players, industry sustainability...
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  • April 21, 2024
    Fresh Farms sales team expands
    As the company gears up for the current Mexico grape season, Shaun Ricks joins the team with a clear...
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  • April 20, 2024
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  • April 19, 2024
    Opinion: North American Blueberry Council’s response to Consumer Reports
    North American Blueberry Council President Kasey Cronquist addresses negative reports around the crop. The post Opinion: North American Blueberry Council’s...
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  • April 19, 2024
    US Ambassador to Chile on Systems Approach for table...
    “I know this issue is a high priority for producers here in Chile, as it is for us in...
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  • April 19, 2024
    World Citrus Organization projects lower Southern Hemisphere volumes for...
    Adverse weather conditions around the globe negatively impacted yields, but expectations have improved, WCO said in a release, leading...
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  • April 19, 2024
    El Niño effect drives food crisis in Southern Africa
    PRESS RELEASE (SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY) - Southern Africa is in the grip of an urgent crisis, according...
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  • April 19, 2024
    USDA proposes rule for exports and reserves of tart...
    This action would set the free percentage of tart cherries at 94% and the restricted percentage at 6%. The...
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  • April 19, 2024
    APHIS updates federal domestic soil quarantines map
    APHIS restricts the movement of domestic soil from areas within the continental United States that are under quarantine for...
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  • April 19, 2024
    US orgs urge ban on Mexican avocados linked to...
    Most of the deforestation is happening illegally, some imperil monarch butterfly habitat, and it all undermines international pledges made...
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  • April 19, 2024
    Guatemalan mango volume to US sees increase
    PRESS RELEASE - National Mango Board Market News Summary for week 15 – Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua mango volume...
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  • April 19, 2024
    US agriculture products find promising market in Colombia
    The report highlights that opportunities are growing as Colombian incomes rise and retail outlets expand. The post US agriculture...
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  • April 19, 2024
    New West India container service to connect Florida with...
    This will be JAXPORT’s first direct container service with each of these seven ports, with Damietta, Jeddah, and Algeciras...
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  • April 18, 2024
    New Zealand and Asian Development Bank partner on mangos
    PRESS RELEASE (Plant & Food Research) - Plant & Food Research and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed...
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  • April 18, 2024
    Spain calls South Africa WTO dispute “threats and blackmail”
    The committee argues that the fruit is indeed a “​​scientifically proven means of contagion” and not a cosmetic problem...
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  • April 18, 2024
    Two-color dragon fruit developed by Chinese researchers
    Researchers from the Yangling Vocational and Technical College in Shaanxi, China, announced a new dragon fruit or pitaya variety...
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  • April 18, 2024
    USDA accepting applications for August trade mission to Colombia
    USDA Under Secretary Alexis M. Taylor will lead an agribusiness trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, Aug. 13-15, 2024. The post...
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  • April 18, 2024
    Goldenberry Farms sues over Sugar Mango trademark infringement
    Goldenberry follows a ‘zero tolerance’ policy against infringement, Michelle Anders, communications director for the brand, said in a statement....
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  • April 18, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: Chile leads South American nations in global...
    With fresh cherries, plums, and grapes as its primary sources of export, Chile occupies the fifth position, surpassing the...
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  • April 18, 2024
    A ‘super’ season for Northwest cherries?
    Washington is the main cherry-producing state in the U.S., growing nearly 90,000 tons of cherries yearly. The post A ‘super’...
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  • April 18, 2024
    Crespo Organic reports lower mango volumes and smaller fruit...
    Despite an increase in productive orchards, the company is currently experiencing inconsistent and lower yields. The post Crespo Organic reports...
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  • April 18, 2024
    Ecuadorian banana sector wants consumer education about product value
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  • April 17, 2024
    The Wonderful Company enters Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies...
    A $6 billion global agriculture company with a 10,000-person workforce, The Wonderful Company owns and produces iconic, healthy brands. The...
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  • April 17, 2024
    British cherry growers optimistic as trees blossom early
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  • April 17, 2024
    USDA Foods webinar: Want USDA to buy your food...
    Press release (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service) The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Commodity Procurement Program at the U.S. Department of...
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  • April 17, 2024
    CPMA responds to Federal Budget 2024
    Budget 2024 includes a number of commitments that were recommended by CPMA in its advocacy efforts and pre-budget submissions...
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  • April 17, 2024
    Sun World targets brand infringement and fraud on TikTok
    Global fruit company Sun World International, LLC, said Wednesday that it successfully stopped fraudulent activity on the social media...
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  • April 17, 2024
    USDA in full fight mode against invasive fruit flies
    APHIS worked with members of the National Plant Board to develop a unified roadmap for USDA and its partners...
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  • April 17, 2024
    Banana trade: Paramilitary payments, trade tiffs, retail prices and...
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  • April 17, 2024
    What California citrus growers may need to recover from...
    The state is experiencing the highest level of fruit fly infestations in its recorded history, officials say. There have...
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  • April 17, 2024
    More fruit and vegetable access approved for WIC food...
    WIC food packages provide supplemental foods designed to address the specific nutritional needs of income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding...
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  • April 17, 2024
    Are fruits and vegetables the key to stop snoring?
    The study found that participants with a higher adherence to a plant-based diet had 19% lower odds of sleep...
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  • April 17, 2024
    Canada updates label requirements for table grapes
    Canada will require listing sulfur dioxide on food labels in the list of ingredients for fresh table grapes. The post...
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  • April 17, 2024
    South Africa begins first avocado export campaign to China
    The increase of food imports from Africa is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan, also discussed at last...
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  • April 16, 2024
    Precision breeding aims to make better, more resilient strawberries,...
    Scientists throughout the southeastern United States are using precision breeding to help farmers bring food to your table. The...
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  • April 16, 2024
    South Africa launches second WTO dispute against EU citrus...
    The present action looks to “protect the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people in the local citrus industry,”...
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  • April 16, 2024
    Former Danone exec becomes COO at NatureSweet
    Gerardo has had a successful global career at companies such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Pepsico, Clorox, and more...
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  • April 16, 2024
    IFPA opens the 2024 Global Produce and Floral Show
    More than 20,000 people attend the global show, including more than 3,000 buyers and over 1,000 exhibitors. Attendees hail...
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  • April 16, 2024
    Chile: Systems Approach for table grapes vital to compete...
    Chilean exporters and authorities expected to have the protocol approved for the 2023-24 season, but an issue related with...
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  • April 16, 2024
    USDA webinar to discuss Asia Fruit Logistica and Food...
    The webinar will feature market briefings from FAS Shanghai and Hong Kong, an overview of the AFL and FIC...
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  • April 16, 2024
    The evolution of the US mango market in charts
    Peru's mango export season is drawing to a close after a dramatic decline in volumes while Mexico, Guatemala, and...
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  • April 16, 2024
    Table grape prices spike in US after difficult season...
    The main destination for Peruvian table grapes was the United States, accounting for 46% of the total share, with...
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  • April 16, 2024
    Florida blueberries peak during ideal market window
    At the end of last year, the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) projected 2024 would bring production back to...
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  • April 15, 2024
    USDA partners with North Carolina to strengthen food supply...
    Press Release (USDA) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has a...
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  • April 15, 2024
    Primland expands yellow kiwifruit offer from Southern Hemisphere
    Primland said that South African kiwifruit volumes are up 40% compared to previous years. The post Primland expands yellow kiwifruit...
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  • April 15, 2024
    Arctic Gala, GM non-browning apple, approved by Canadian officials
    A Canadian company’s latest non-browning apple variety, Arctic Gala, has received the approval of health officials to hit Canadian...
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  • April 15, 2024
    Mexican avocado company ordered to pay reparations in labor...
    The violations relate to “employer interference” in union affairs aimed at hindering the free development of the union's activities. The...
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  • April 15, 2024
    UF/IFAS multi-state survey to find out more about avocado...
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  • April 15, 2024
    Chile reacts to Peru fruit ban: 'This is an...
    Frutas de Chile President Iván Marambio said the abrupt fruit ban from Peru came as a surprise for the...
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  • April 15, 2024
    USDA announces annual consultation and listening session on tribal...
    Senior USDA consulting officials from each agency will listen to concerns from official representatives from among the 574 federally...
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  • April 15, 2024
    New data shows huge potential for California groundwater basins
    The project consists of flying over nearly 95 groundwater basins in California to map out what is found up...
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  • April 15, 2024
    California almond sector measures adverse weather impact on harvest...
    A late harvest and adverse weather hindered the Golden State’s volumes for the season. The post California almond sector measures...
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  • April 15, 2024
    Mexican mangos set sails for Oceania and the Middle...
    While 90% of Mexican mango volume is destined for the United States, the president of the Mexican Mango Exporters...
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  • April 15, 2024
    China invests in tropical fruit trade with port improvements
    In southern China, the Qinzhou port has become a hub for the Asian tropical fruit trade, connecting the region...
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  • April 14, 2024
    India fruit trade attracts California almonds, Washington apples and...
    Global fresh fruit exporters have their sights set on India. We round up the month's top headlines about the...
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  • April 12, 2024
    FCSIC board of directors votes to return excess funds...
    The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation board of directors has approved a payment of approximately $122.8 million in excess...
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  • April 12, 2024
    Florida governor signs bill that bans local heat protection...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday that bans cities and counties from passing their own heat protections...
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  • April 12, 2024
    CPMA visits Washington in support of Canadian fresh produce...
    They held discussions around issues of impact on Canada and USA agriculture trade in addition to key files for...
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  • April 12, 2024
    Peru restricts Chilean fruit imports over pest detection
    Peru's SENASA said the entry of Oriental fruit moth would cause significant economic losses for producers of these fruits. The...
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  • April 12, 2024
    What research says about blueberries and health
    What happens if you consume blueberries every day? We explore some of the benefits based on a 2021 study...
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  • April 12, 2024
    Brazil's avocado campaign booms in Europe
    In March, Brazil's avocado export campaign picked up pace with substantial volume destined for Europe, in particular the Netherlands. The...
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  • April 12, 2024
    Washington apple farmers consider future in Indian market
    Both family farms view the recent trade win of India reopening its market to U.S. apples as beneficial for...
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  • April 12, 2024
    US national citrus forecast hit by Valencia decline
    The USDA NASS April citrus forecast shows a hit to overall U.S. citrus production, resulting largely from a dip...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Mexican mango volume drops as Guatemala, Nicaragua rise
    In total, this week volume is about 8% lower than what was shipped the previous week. The post Mexican mango...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Grocery price spike leads to formal inquiry in Connecticut
    A March 21 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report is making waves in Connecticut, where authorities will probe alleged grocer...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Tips on berry sampling for spotted wing drosophila to...
    A simple berry sampling method has been developed that can indicate when berries are free of spotted wing drosophila...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Georgia peach growers hopeful for rebound after disastrous 2023...
    With more than 90% crop loss, the Georgia peach industry lost $60 million after a late freeze hit much...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Brian Bocock named chair of the USHBC Promotions Committee
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  • April 11, 2024
    IFPA A-NZ calls for national approach to fruit sticker...
    The IFPA A-NZ outlines key challenges for the produce sector ahead of the Sept. 1, 2025 PLU ban, specifically...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: Mexican asparagus prices plunge amid surplus
    During week 10, prices plummeted to $10.85 per package, marking a significant 44% decrease compared to the same period...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Report: Criminal networks, led by European mafias, jeopardize Latin...
    The Europol report says criminal networks have inventively made use of legal business structures to facilitate or conceal their...
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  • April 11, 2024
    RedPop®, the sweet rebel catching attention in produce aisles
    With its easy portability and ideal size, VOG’s sweet rebel is rewriting the rulebook for the category and letting...
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  • April 11, 2024
    The progeny of Honeycrisp and Cripps Pink needs a...
    How do you capture the Washington spirit and the international appeal of an apple in one name? That's the...
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  • April 11, 2024
    California blueberries gearing up for a better season
    California’s volume typically peaks around the third week of May, with blueberries available from mid-late April to mid-June. The...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Peruvian avocado supplies build up for 2024
    Around 22,000 small producers from Sierra de los Andes saw earlier harvests, boosting volumes by around 60%, Peru’s Producers...
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  • April 10, 2024
    California citrus breeding program grows with congressional support
    Congress is allocating an additional $500,000 in federal funding on top of the $1 million granted last year to...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Washington expands apple market with Vietnam trade deal
    Washington State and Vietnam strengthened their trade ties this week for apples, cherries and other agricultural commodities. The post Washington...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Tips to manage eastern lubber grasshoppers, a threat to...
    These insects can be found from March-April to about October-November in North Florida and the state’s Gulf Coast, and...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Chiquita hit with witness issues in ongoing paramilitary financing...
    This month, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra dismissed three expert witnesses offered by both the banana company and...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Washington blueberries look to Asia, as growers await highest...
    Due to its location and consumer preference for blueberries, Canada has proven profitable. Exporters are now looking at Asia,...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Uruguay citrus season benefits from new plantations
    Uruguay’s citrus harvest has begun with strong growth expectations. The country expects to excel in one category where Chile...
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  • April 10, 2024
    USDA looks to Asia Fruit Logistica, trade missions as...
    Asia Fruit Logistica returns Sept. 4-6 to Hong Kong. It's one of many events that the USDA has in...
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  • April 10, 2024
    Cape Town apple producers assess losses after gale-force winds
    After damaging weekend winds in the Cape Town area, apple producers in Ceres and Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp,...
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  • April 9, 2024
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    Australian melon exports stay strong as production falls
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  • April 5, 2024
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  • April 4, 2024
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  • April 4, 2024
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  • April 3, 2024
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  • April 3, 2024
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  • April 3, 2024
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  • April 3, 2024
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  • April 2, 2024
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  • April 2, 2024
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  • March 30, 2024
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  • March 29, 2024
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  • March 28, 2024
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  • March 27, 2024
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  • March 22, 2024
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  • March 21, 2024
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  • March 20, 2024
    APHIS loosens fresh banana and plantain inspections
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  • March 19, 2024
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  • March 19, 2024
    USDA issues PACA violations in Georgia, lifts order in...
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  • March 19, 2024
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  • March 19, 2024
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  • March 19, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian avocados projected to command premiums...
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  • March 19, 2024
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  • March 19, 2024
    EMEX President: “Europe and the U.S. have huge growth...
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  • March 19, 2024
    Polish farmers block German border crossings in new demonstrations
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  • March 19, 2024
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  • March 18, 2024
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  • March 18, 2024
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  • March 18, 2024
    Arizona and Florida split over ongoing tomato tiff with...
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  • March 18, 2024
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  • March 18, 2024
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  • March 18, 2024
    China shifts crop priorities away from fruits and towards...
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  • March 17, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 15, 2024
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  • March 14, 2024
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  • March 14, 2024
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  • March 14, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: Despite steep drop in 2023, Peruvian blueberry...
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  • March 14, 2024
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  • March 14, 2024
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  • March 13, 2024
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  • March 13, 2024
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  • March 13, 2024
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  • March 12, 2024
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  • March 12, 2024
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  • March 12, 2024
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  • March 12, 2024
    UK regulation could impose more controls on EU fresh...
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  • March 12, 2024
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  • March 12, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
    Peruvian avocado prices 40% to 50% higher than last...
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 11, 2024
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  • March 8, 2024
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  • March 8, 2024
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  • March 8, 2024
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  • March 7, 2024
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  • March 7, 2024
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