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  • May 18, 2022
    Chile’s ASOEX President to step aside
    Ronald Bown will step aside after more than 3 decades at the helm of the exporter's association. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Mexico’s table grape season facing delays - report
    Daytime weather has been cooler slowing the ripening process of the table grapes, and therefore, their harvest. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    USDA announces $6 billion in natural disaster emergency relief...
    The Farm Service Agency's Emergency Relief Program will consist of $6 billion worth of compensation for crop producers affected...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Colombian bananas and changes in the market
    The Colombian banana industry has created employment and boosted the country’s economy over the years. More recently, it has...
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  • May 18, 2022
    When and how to harvest tomatoes
    This great guide from Nature and Garden gives you all you need to know about successfully harvesting tomatoes. The post...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Joe Vargas tapped for blueberry business intelligence role
    In his new role, Joe Vargas will collect, analyze and communicate data that helps growers and industry experts make...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Easy-peelers to continue the upward trend in the Americas
    Easy-peeler production and exports are expected to increase, albeit at a slower rate, according to a report by Rabobank. The...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Tips for growing tomatoes in your home garden
    This brief article by Michigan State University Extension gives you some great tips on growing tasty tomatoes in your...
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  • May 17, 2022
    South Africa table grape growers wrap up harvest
    The 2021-22 season has came to a close with a slightly higher production level, but marred with issues and...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California asparagus continues to thrive despite...
    The scenario for California asparagus is increasingly difficult, with a number of critical factors converging against this crop. The post...
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  • May 17, 2022
    CBP identify rare pest at US/Mexico border in fruit...
    The destructive and rare pest has not been identified before in the U.S.. The post CBP identify rare pest at...
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  • May 16, 2022
    Naturipe reports good weather as organic blueberry harvest reaches...
    Naturipe provided a harvest update as its organic blueberry crop heads into peak production through June. The post Naturipe reports...
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  • May 16, 2022
    April produce inflation continues upward climb
    The value of sales are up, while unit sales are down and prices continue their upward climb. Spending was...
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  • May 16, 2022
    A guide to growing blueberries for beginners
    This comprehensive guide from the West Virginia University Extension gives you everything you need to start growing this super...
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  • May 13, 2022
    Pink Lady apple founder John Cripps passes
    John Cripps spent 25 years developing the globally recognized apple variety before launching it in the market in 1991....
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  • May 13, 2022
    First charter shipment of Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit arrives to...
    Zespri is targeting health conscious consumers with marketing campaigns around the SunGold brand, which it says is outpacing sales...
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  • May 13, 2022
    How to grow herbs in home gardens
    Check out this great guide from the University of Minnesota on growing a whole range of herbs at home. The...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Agrovision obtains major funding for ongoing global expansion
    The leading producer and supplier of superfruits and vegetables has closed a $210 million financing which will fund its...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Oppy partners with Mexican avocado consortium to smoothen supply
    Oppy said that through its vertically integrated trio of partners, including Eco Farms and now AvoWorks, it can smooth...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Nature's Pride CEO to step down, replaced by COO
    The current CEO at Nature's Pride, Fred van Heyningen will be replaced by CCO Adriëlle Dankier, who has more...
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  • May 12, 2022
    New highlights from GreenTech Amsterdam: Tomato virus, digital phenotyping...
    The three day event is a global meeting place for horticultural technology professionals, focusing on the early stages of...
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  • May 12, 2022
    GrubMarket acquires Florida importer
    Grubmarket acquires number one East Coast importer Vega Produce, strengthening its global footprint in the food supply chain industry....
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  • May 12, 2022
    Peruvian passion fruit exports grow 10% in beginning 2022
    The industry is still operating below peak levels seen back in 2016. The post Peruvian passion fruit exports grow 10%...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: High temperatures deal a heavy blow...
    In this installment of our Agronometrics in Charts, we look at the Mexican blackberry industry, which has seen high...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Easy steps to square foot gardening success
    Square food gardening is a simple concept that cuts down on gardening chores, saves money, water and seed, and...
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  • May 11, 2022
    Blueberries' cognitive benefits
    Blueberries can improve cognitive function and insulin resistance in individuals who are at risk of suffering from dementia. As...
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  • May 11, 2022
    Logistics crisis makes for Chile’s most complex season in...
    Exports of table grapes, blueberries and apples to the Northern Hemisphere were particularly affected by logistical complications. The post Logistics...
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  • May 11, 2022
    FMC demands more data from container industry
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission wants to have a a more uniform data set to measure market conditions of...
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  • May 11, 2022
    New Zealand apple exports to remain lower than expected
    The USDA projects that apple exports will be lower than expected, as labor shortages and unpredictable weather conditions continue...
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  • May 11, 2022
    How to prune blueberry bushes
    Eric Stafne, Extension fruit and nut specialist, says there are a few different ways to prune blueberries, depending on...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Chile’s Cencosud acquires The Fresh Market, enters U.S market
    The $676 million acquisition marks the entry of the South American retailer into the US market through The Fresh...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Seven tips for controlling apple scab
    The apple scab disease fungus overwinters on dead apple leaves and fruit left on the ground, Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Fall Creek expands executive team
    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees to its executive leadership team, a...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican blueberry industry potential to be...
    The XXII International Blueberry Seminar that will take place at Expo Guadalajara will analysis the potential for Mexico's growers...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte rebrands shipping service as Network Shipping...
    Fresh Del Monte Produce has formally spun off and rebranded its third party shipping service as Network Shipping (NWS),...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Pinduoduo’s Smart Agriculture Competition acts as bridge connecting academia,...
    The contest is designed to challenge participating teams to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in creating cost-effective and easy-to-use technology...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Hortifrut announces India JV, Ireland hub
    As part of its continued overseas expansion, Hortifrut has announced the creation of a new distribution point in Ireland...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Camposol grows sales but sees earnings weaken in 2021
    Increases in blueberry volumes and yields helped push its total sales for the year. The post Camposol grows sales...
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  • May 9, 2022
    A guide to growing spinach in the garden
    This fantastic guide by Dan Drost, a Vegetable Specialist at Utah State University - Yard and Garden Extension, provides...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte CEO: Some 1000 containers did not...
    These lost shipments mainly occurred in the first few months of the year and affected business to European, Asian,...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Cities should aim to grow 30% of produce locally...
    The goal is part of a report published by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change in order to...
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  • May 6, 2022
    A 7 step guide to conducting a carbon footprint...
    Those in the indoor farming industry know that energy is an area that needs improvement in order for the...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Next month’s Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia set to...
    The third edition of the in-person trade fair will attract 300 international brands from 26 countries and include...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Kroger extends Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator program
    Finalist suppliers in the program will be given the opportunity to show off their products and interact with category...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Maersk warns of slowdown on the horizon
    Despite record profits, the shipping giant expects a global downturn could be coming later this year. The post Maersk...
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  • May 6, 2022
    Mexico shifts trade railway from Texas to New Mexico...
    The move comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott began enforcing “enhanced” safety inspections of commercial trucks crossing the border...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Why locally developed table grape varieties matter
    Jorge Torres G. - White Seedless Manager at the Vida Produce Company, and ASOEX Fruit Technology Consortium Director explains...
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  • May 5, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - May 2022
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during April, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Freight costs weighing heavy on Mexico’s table grape industry
    "Freight is more expensive than the product, it's killing us", Juan Laborin, General Director of the Mexican table grapes...
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  • May 5, 2022
    5 de Mayo avocado price peak: Will prices level...
    Demand and supply side issues have more than doubled the price of avocados since 2021 ahead of 5 de...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Washington’s frigid winter likely to lead...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas details the dynamics affecting the Washington State cherry...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Five things indoor farmers should know when choosing their...
    Caught up in the excitement around this emerging sector, many entrepreneurs fail to do the planning and research necessary...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Inteligistics Offers High-Tech Digital Solutions for Supply Chain, Cold...
    Inteligistics has built a suite of products that can be used independently or integrated into a common information platform. The...
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  • May 4, 2022
    UK grocer’s robot army moves 2 million food items...
    U.K. grocery Ocado is using an army of 2,000 robots to pick up 2 million food items per day,...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Mission Produce appoints new President and COO
    Tim Bulow joins Mission Produce with more than 30 years of experience leading global operations, business development and marketing...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Del Monte's Q1 profits hit by inflationary pressures
    Net income for the three months ended April 1 was $25.8 million, down from $42.7 million in the same...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Extended length, skyrocketing costs stand out in California Citrus...
    The California Citrus Mutual (CCM) has issued its final assessment of its 2020-21 season, which it says may go...
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  • May 4, 2022
    U.S. pear stocks up 45.6 percent on last year
    The U.S. market saw pear stocks in April increased significantly compared to 2021, while in Europe inventories fell. The...
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  • May 4, 2022
    The opportunity for blueberries in China
    China's demand for blueberries remains a matter of vast potential for growers, if demand can be increased, FrutaCloud's George...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Don't give up on drought-stressed trees
    Check out this great advice written by Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Horticulture and Forestry following...
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  • May 3, 2022
    How to manage avocado heat damage
    This article discusses how avocado trees adapt to heatwaves, damage that can be caused by these events and what...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Shipping chief foresees supply chain issues smoothening in H2
    Port bottlenecks that have increased supply-chain congestion because of the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China may be...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Top 10 trends for global consumers in 2022
    Consumers are making changes they made in their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic permanent, and these are the top...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Oppy announces its first tech investment
    Oppy has invested in an AI technology that harnesses deep learning AI to forecast and manage the yield of...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California grape growers grapple with uncertainties 
    A look at the state of California grapes heading into a new 2022 season, and some of the issues...
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  • May 2, 2022
    Avocado takes center stage at Tropical Fruit Congress
    A host of international speakers from the world’s leading avocado-producing countries and experts in the field will discuss trends...
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  • May 2, 2022
    How to grow your own raspberries
    Check out this great guide from the U.K's Royal Horticultural Society on planting and growing your own raspberries. The post...
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  • May 2, 2022
    Vanguard on supply chain challenges: “Where in the world...
    "Getting a carrier to even go to SE Asia from Peru is almost impossible. If you can convince the...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Westfalia expands avocado operations to India through new JV
    The major avocado supplier expects the country to become a "very strategic part" of the its growth path, amid...
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  • April 29, 2022
    LGS anticipates mid-May start to counter season citrus season
    “Just as most of the produce industry has experienced over the past year, we all expect a challenging summer...
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  • April 29, 2022
    How to train and prune apple and pear trees
    Check out this great guide from the University of Maryland's Extension Center on pruning and training apple and pear...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Massive cocaine stash hidden in a container of bananas...
    The Public Prosecution Service (OM) said the drugs were hidden in a cargo of bananas from South America. The post...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Indian table grape exports to surpass last year's total...
    The Nashik district - which produces almost all of the country's export-bound grapes - has so far sent 112,000...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Chilean cherry 2021-22 season: record shipments impeded by logistical...
    Shipments to Asia account for the vast majority of Chilean cherry exports, although exports to the U.S. did double...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Large swathes of Peru's avocado production...
    New avocado orchards are poised to enter into production this year in Peru's growing regions, with the total crop...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Copefrut expands commitment to measuring and offsetting carbon footprint
    The company has renewed its CarbonNeutral certification for transportation, with eye on extending its monitoring and management of carbon...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Tips for growing blueberries in containers
    Highbush blueberries would prefer to be planted in well-prepared soil in the ground but with proper planting and care,...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Frustrations mount as sea shippers cash in on logistics...
    Fruit growers and exporters express their frustration with an industry that posted some US$200B in earnings in 2021, nearly...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Safe Cargo records successful debut in U.S. supporting Dayka...
    Leading U.S. table grape importer-exporter Dayka Hackett was saved from potentially damaging claims against shipments to South East Asia...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Meet the 12 IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst Winners
    The winning companies hail from 8 countries, and represent software, hardware, biotech and robotics categories and more. The post...
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  • April 27, 2022
    How to tell if an avocado is bad
    There are two key things that you can do in order to check whether or not an avocado is...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Unifrutti reopens the Sicilian blood orange trade route to...
    The first 10-tonne test shipment by air, which has just taken place, represents a fundamental step towards enhancing the...
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  • April 27, 2022
    China's Zero Covid policy to renew U.S. West Coast...
    Dr. Sara Hsu, an expert in Chinese fintech and economic development, wrote that once the strict lockdown in Shanghai...
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  • April 26, 2022
    New blueberry varieties available for growers 
    IQ Berries (IQB) and Osiris Plant Management join forces in 2021 to provide the market with new high-quality varieties...
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  • April 26, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Sizable California cherries expected
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Sarah Ilyas evaluates the state of the California cherry crop,...
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  • April 26, 2022
    How to store fresh fruits and vegetables for better...
    To maintain the freshness and flavor of the produce you buy at the market or grow in your garden,...
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  • April 26, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports running 13 percent up on...
    Exports grew by 13 percent from last season in terms of volume to reach 531,069 tons and by 22...
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  • April 26, 2022
    California Giant Berry Farms reports strong start to peak...
    Strawberry production is currently in the Santa Maria, Watsonville, and Salinas, California growing regions, with the company’s Oxnard program...
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  • April 26, 2022
    GrubMarket acquires South American fruit firm in expansion bid
    The fruit ecommerce tech platform has locked in multiple acquisitions since a US$120M investment round and US$1.2B valuation last...
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  • April 25, 2022
    TOMRA Food announces new brand strategy, affirming its future...
    New tagline recognizes how TOMRA Food and its customers can work together to improve global food production; legacy brands...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Chile expects drop in citrus exports 
    Drought in growing regions is affecting volumes of the main citrus crops, with the exporters association warning that logistics...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Tips for growing citrus plants indoors
    To grow dwarf citrus successfully year-round, follow these general guidelines. The post Tips for growing citrus plants indoors appeared first...
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  • April 25, 2022
    South African table grape industry's sustainability "under threat"
    "The urgency of this matter cannot be overemphasised," said AJ Griesel, CEO of the South African Table Grape Industry...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Hazel Tech opening new agriculture R&D space in Chicago
    The new space will include a research and development laboratory space, a pilot lab, administrative functions and an 8,500...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Tomra celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing World Without Waste...
    TOMRA marked the 50 year milestone by declaring a collective mission for the future to “transform how we all...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Freshfel Europe, members launch Environmental Footprint Initiative for fresh...
    Along with industry members like Dole, Apeel and Ailimpo, Freshfel Europe has launched its Freshfel Environmental Footprint Initiative for...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Chicago grocery chain acquired by New York-based investment firm
    The private equity giant has made prior investments in the grocery sphere, putting down $1.75 billion in Albertsons Companies...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Chilean blueberry and grape exports dip in Q1 amid...
    In preseason forecasts, blueberry exports for the 2021-22 season had been pegged on par with last season, while table...
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  • April 22, 2022
    How to plant and grow avocados
    Setting up a profitable avocado orchard requires careful planning and the right site. Use these guidelines to determine if...
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  • April 22, 2022
    U.S. fruit import value skyrocketed to new record through...
    Total fruit imports into the U.S. soared by a quarter to a new record over January and February this...
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  • April 21, 2022
    South America Blueberry Convention kicks off with a call...
    The competitive offer of counter-season blueberries from South America has heated up in recent years, and the convention provided...
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  • April 21, 2022
    How to manage citrus orchards with less water
    To manage citrus orchards with less water requires an understanding of your orchard’s water requirements and the impacts of...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Fifth of world’s containerships are stuck in port congestion
    After signs of progress that the backlogs of containerships stacked up outside ports might be easing, it appears that...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Guacamole abounds, Cinco de Mayo boosts...
    Cinco de Mayo is the second biggest driver of avocado consumption in the U.S., in this installment of our...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Westfalia details water sustainability strategy
    Westfalia's irrigation system helped it improve its water-use efficiency by 14 per cent in 2020 and will be implemented...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Winter pruning in table grapes: Process and treatments
    The objective is to achieve proportional growth of wood and fruits and obtain an ideal distribution of the load...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Agronometrics CEO, Colin Fain, to speak at The South...
    Topics to be addressed include blueberry market trends, an outlook of the 2022-23 season, export opportunities for the four...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Pacific Trellis sees growth from Mexico table grape harvest 
    Pacific Trellis Fruit expects to see growth coming from its Mexico table grape program, which includes over 20 varieties...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Behind Frutura’s acquisition of Subsole 
    After complementing its purchase of Peru’s Agricole Don Ricardo in 2021 with an acquisition of Chile's Subsole, Frutura CEO...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Costa Rica loses WTO Mexican avocado import case brought...
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) determined that Costa Rica did not present sufficient scientific justification to limit the importation...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Zambia kicks off avocado exports after EU phyto approval
    Zambia has started the mass export of avocados to Europe with the first consignment of over 37 tons. The post...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Blueberry bacterial and fungal diseases in the Pacific Northwest
    Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure...
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  • April 20, 2022
    Texas border inspections: Normalization of produce supply chains could...
    Losses to fruit and vegetable producers are estimated to be more than $240 million, said Lance Jungmeyer, president of...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Global Cherry Summit: Forming a union to overcome obstacles
    The Global Cherry Summit successfully brought together industry professionals -in person and virtually- from around the world, with a...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Matt Hancock receives “Cherry Visionary Award” in Global Cherry...
    Matt Hancock, Managing Director of UK cherry specialist Norton Folgate was recognized for his impact during the Global Cherry...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Del Monte recognized as one of country's most trusted...
    This award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The post Del...
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  • April 19, 2022
    How to easily grow tomatoes in your backyard
    More and more people like to grow their own fruits and vegetables in their backyard, either because they enjoy...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Dip in reefer rates between North Europe to Far...
    The long term market for refrigerated containers has seen its first easing in rates for routes between Northern Europe...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican raspberries seeing remarkable increase in...
    Pricing trends this season matched the trends in volume. Week 14 saw prices at $18 per package when the...
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  • April 19, 2022
    Global Cherry Summit 2022 kicks off today
    This installment of the event is the first to take place since 2019, when the Global Cherry summit received...
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  • April 18, 2022
    Berry category 'overwhelmingly strong' in U.S. retail marketplace
    Berry sales in March this year grew by 9.9 percent year-on-year, adding on an additional $64 million dollars, according...
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  • April 18, 2022
    Ecuador banana growers continue push for intervention
    The impact of the war in Ukraine has resulted in millions of lost exports for Ecuador's banana industry, its...
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  • April 18, 2022
    A short history of the Hass avocado
    The original Hass tree was really a mistake - a lucky chance seedling. Since then it has ballooned in...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Preparing for the Global Cherry Summit 2022
    The cherry industry prepares to meet this week in Chile for the Global Cherry Summit 2022. The post Preparing for...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Raspberry development in processing and fresh sectors
    The global raspberry sector continues to grow, as it does with the other main berry types. Raspberries for fresh...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The season unfolds for Mexico’s white...
    Projections suggest a significant increase of imports of Mexico white seedless varieties during this year's table grape season. The post...
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  • April 14, 2022
    How to pinch strawberry plant flowers and train runners
    Check out this guide explaining what you need to do to pinch strawberry plant flowers and train runners in...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Industry challenges, new strategies headlining the South American Blueberry...
    The international convention focused on the trends shaping the industry in the region responsible for the harvesting of 60%...
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  • April 14, 2022
    IFPA urges resolution of trade flow at U.S.-Mexico border
    The IFPA welcomed some advancements in reopening certain border crossings, but said some truckers carrying produce have waited over...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Calavo Growers reorganizes business into two segments, eliminates COO...
    The company estimates that the ongoing cost savings related to the reorganization investment in talent to fill new roles...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Advice from a tomato expert about the best heirloom...
    Even when you know a thing or two about tomatoes, the wide world of the much loved fruit is...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Valencia citrus growers call for assistance as crisis looms
    Valencia citrus growers are suffering from rising costs and allege they are forced to compete with fruit produced with...
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  • April 13, 2022
    South Africa releases export forecast for oranges, lemons and...
    There are several challenges facing the sector this season, including soaring input costs, red tape hampering access to some...
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  • April 13, 2022
    East Coast port congestion now worse than West Coast
    There are now double the number of ships waiting off two key East Coast ports than Los Angeles and...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Citing explosive growth, Taylor Farms opens Canadian facilities 
    The Toronto based facility will allow Taylor Farms to expand its offer of fresh cut produce and salads to...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Delays and bottlenecks at Texas/Mexico border after new inspection...
    The new border rules are causing extended delays affecting the distribution of fresh produce, costing millions of dollars a...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Principles of avocado canopy management
    This video by Australia's Queensland Agriculture explains why canopy management is so important for avocado and outlines the main...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Impressive health benefits of avocados detailed in study
    A long term study found that just two servings of avocado a week significantly improved resistance to heart related...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican mangoes continue to be relished...
    The large volumes expected during April could pose as a great opportunity for marketers in the U.S and it...
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  • April 11, 2022
    Frutura acquires Texas cooling and logistics firm
    Frutura continues its buying spree, adding a Texas based logistics and storage center in a move to strengthen strengthen...
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  • April 11, 2022
    USDA lowers Florida orange harvest outlook, expects 28 percent...
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    Containers pile up at China ports amid strict lockdown
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  • April 8, 2022
    Amela tomato variety picks up Fruit Logistica Innovation Award
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  • April 8, 2022
    Latin America "highly exposed" to fertilizer supply disruptions from...
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  • April 8, 2022
    USHBC President recognized as Ag Association Leader of the...
    Kasey Cronquist, President of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) received the distinction from the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA). The...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Logistics nightmare dashes hopes of recovery for Chile table...
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    State of the Grape Market - April 2022
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    Supply chain crisis: Lidl launches own shipping line, container...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Robotic pruner ready to cut down production problems in...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Interko unveils containerised ripening room
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  • April 7, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Jalisco gears up for avocado exports...
    The entry of avocados from Mexico's growing region of Jalisco could ease price pressures, in this installment of Agronometrics...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Leadership changes at South Africa’s citrus grower association
    Hannes de Waal, CEO of the Sunday River Valley Citrus Company, will be taking over as the association’s Chairman...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Valencia growing region estimates €25M in weather damage
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  • April 6, 2022
    IFPA urges quick passing of Ocean Shipping Reform Act
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  • April 6, 2022
    Peru table grapes: “one of the best performing product...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Composting 101: What to compost and how to do...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Avocado sales hit record during fall and winter holidays...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Growing volumes of Chilean grapes entering...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Fruit Logistica 2022 kicks off in Berlin
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  • April 5, 2022
    The most effective ways to manage insects on plants
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  • April 4, 2022
    Calavo launches brand refresh
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  • April 4, 2022
    Pear stocks growing in E.U., U.S
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  • April 4, 2022
    UAE investment fund to acquire majority stake in Unifrutti 
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  • April 4, 2022
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  • April 4, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food to launch new robotic packing machine...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Retailers Experience New Sekoya Blueberries At Event in Spain
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  • April 1, 2022
    Dole launching exotic specialist division “Dole Exotics” at Fruit...
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  • April 1, 2022
    Fyffes opens new €25 million banana ripening center
    The new state-of-the art facility can process up to 7 million bananas per week. The post Fyffes opens new...
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  • April 1, 2022
    USDA forecasts record lows for U.S. citrus crop
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  • April 1, 2022
    Oppy names new senior manager of innovation and sustainability
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  • April 1, 2022
    Four new raspberry varieties unveiled in Chile
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  • April 1, 2022
    Pruning grapevine, tips and guidance to succeed
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  • March 31, 2022
    DeltaTrak Introduces New Maritime and Claims Support Service as...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Ever Tru Farms logs first strawberry shipment to U.S,...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Why fruit trees fail to bear
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  • March 31, 2022
    SHAFFE Congress: Southern Hemisphere feeling the distance
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  • March 31, 2022
    Agronometrics to present at the Canadian Horticultural Growers’ Short...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Frutura Announces Agreement to Acquire Subsole Chile
    Frutura adds another acquisition to its portfolio, this time Chile's largest supplier of table grapes to the U.S., Europe,...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Chilean growers meet with new Agricultural Minister
    Port and logistical issues, visas for foreign workers, sustainable practices and water supply issues took center stage at the...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Freska Produce closes equity deal with Peruvian mango packer 
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  • March 30, 2022
    Study: Apple skin microbiome are good for your gut
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  • March 30, 2022
    Organic certifier calls on policy makers to “champion organic”
    The U.K. based certifier said that organic farming should be a more visible factor in public policy considering the...
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  • March 29, 2022
    AM Fresh, Rio Blanco target new table grape varieties...
    Rio Blanco's Terramara operation will be used by the JV to deploy new premium table grape varieties in the...
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  • March 29, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru ascending as the world’s leading...
    Riding on demand for new varieties, Peru has been creeping up in the export rankings towards the spot as...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Wish Farms’ Pink-A-Boo Pineberries are “Taking TikTok By Storm”
    The New Berry Engages an Audience Hungry for Trends. The post Wish Farms’ Pink-A-Boo Pineberries are “Taking TikTok By Storm”...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Private equity firm acquires Save Mart
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  • March 28, 2022
    Fresh Farms names David Watson SVP of Sales and...
    Watson brings experience from roles at Del Monte and Chiquita Fresh to the Mexico based grower. The post Fresh...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Grapa Varieties appoints Shiko Domovitz as new CEO 
    Rafi Karniel will transition to Chairman of the Board following his 15 year tenure as CEO. The post Grapa...
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  • March 28, 2022
    US strawberry market receives more imports as demand grows
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  • March 28, 2022
    A guide to home growing blueberries in Florida -...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Record setting South Africa table grape season “not business...
    The harvest is now well ahead of figures from last year as are exports, but external problems have made...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Biden announces US$ 2.9B in funding for ports and...
    Eligible projects could include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail, and public transportation projects of national and regional significance The...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Fruit Logistica 2022 going forward restriction free
    Most Covid-19 related restrictions will be lifted April 1, allowing event attendees access without conditions, though organizers do ask...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Chile’s white strawberries on the brink
    The genetics of this native Chilean strawberry have their place in the garden variety, but they are on edge...
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  • March 25, 2022
    Mexican table grape harvest expected to grow 19.5%
    The shift in varieties has resulted in more spread throughout the season, which is expected to extend past the...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Peru table grape season surpasses expectations
    An early exit from California table grapes, late arrivals from Chile and South Africa and good quality fruit led...
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  • March 24, 2022
    A guide to growing kiwifruit from seed
    You can definitely grow a whole kiwi plant from seed. Here are five steps to help you get started. The...
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  • March 24, 2022
    JR's Orchards bullish on outlook for New Zealand apples,...
    New Zealand apple and pear exporter JR’s Orchards expects an increase in exports and based on pre season conditions...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Chile kiwifruit growers expect a tight market
    A drop in demand for fruit in Europe, high stocks and falling fruit consumption have Chile's kiwifruit sector on...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California avocado season well underway 
    The California avocado harvest got off to a quick start, so its no surprise that volumes are ahead of...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Russia disruptions cut Peru avocado growth prospects
    February's export results for Peruvian avocados felt the impact of disruptions related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Calavo: Avocado market choppiness should be resolved in next...
    Calavo CEO and President discussed supply and pricing trends in the U.S. avocado market, and gave some color on...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Cornell, Sun World launch two new table grape varieties 
    An "ultra-early ripening green seedless grape variety with a sweet Muscat flavor and firm crisp texture” and a...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Peru’s thriving blueberry sector
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  • March 23, 2022
    Hazel Technologies to host summit on cherry quality, trends
    The event will feature talks by industry leaders on cherry quality and global market analysis The post Hazel Technologies to...
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    The Season Is Ripe For Berry Fresh Sweet...
    Sweet Karolines have better shelf-life and significantly higher brix levels than other varieties. The post The Season Is Ripe...
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  • March 22, 2022
    In the peak of its season, Chilean growers lack...
    Table grape shipments are particularly affected in the height of the export season. The post In the peak of...
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  • March 22, 2022
    A guide to growing tomatoes in pots
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  • March 22, 2022
    World Water Day 2022: Groundwater, an essential item for...
    Groundwater is an important source of irrigation and its supply is a recurring issue for fruit crops around the...
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  • March 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The Last of the Argentinian Pear...
    Argentina's pear harvest and export crop is expected to fall short of volumes compared to last year, and also...
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  • March 22, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food welcomes Global Category Director of Citrus,...
    TOMRA Fresh Food, a division of TOMRA which combines the expertise of BBC Technologies & Compac, is the global...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Ecuadorian Banana Growers Cluster calls for support from the...
    The growers organization is calling for the costs incurred on Ecuadorian banana growers due to lost shipments to Ukraine...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Sekoya to showcase new blueberry varieties at special event
    Global blueberry marketing platform Sekoya is showcasing the expected increase in availability of its eponymous quality brand across Europe...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Zespri marks first 2022 shipment 
    In order to mitigate port congestion Zespri has turned to charter agreements with shipping partners. The post Zespri marks...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Australian table grape growers expect higher returns for 2022...
    China remains the prime destination and growers are optimistic for this season's results despite logistical challenges. The post Australian...
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  • March 21, 2022
    What are Aphids and how to get rid of...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Opinion: The Rising Cost Produce Paradox 
    Vanguard International CEO Craig Stauffer shares his thoughts on what the pricing surge means for the produce industry. The post...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Relief on the way for the Apple Category
    Organic and conventional apple volume arriving from the Southern Hemisphere The post Relief on the way for the Apple Category...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Wish Farms Donates to World Central Kitchen
    Wish Farms, is donating $5,000 to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The funds will be used to support the...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Driving Sustainability: Westfalia’s Initiatives from Water to Packaging and...
    PRESS RELEASE As numerous industry players prepare to gather in Berlin for FRUIT LOGISTICA (5-7 April, 2022), the world’s...
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  • March 18, 2022
    California avocados saw record U.S. market share in February...
    “Between a later big game this year and the week-long hiccup in supply from Mexico, California fruit saw a...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Driscoll’s, Plenty expand relationship for vertical strawberries 
    Building on a R&D agreement, the two firms said berry lovers in dense urban centers will be their target...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Dole sees growth in berries, avocados, organic
    Dole CEO Rory Byrne said these categories have grown faster than the industry average for the past two years....
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  • March 18, 2022
    Lemon health benefits and therapeutic value
    Lemons have very high water content, and provide very little proteins and fats. Carbohydrates and fiber are the most...
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  • March 18, 2022
    South Africa sees high levels of table grape exports
    For much of the season until recently, exports from the country were running well behind the previous season, despite...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Ecuador banana sector reeling from effects of Russian invasion...
    More than a million boxes of bananas destined for Ukraine and Russia have accumulates without solutions to distribute them The...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Lemon market faces tough scenario of surplus, rising costs,...
    Larger volumes and hampered exports to Asia in a year when costs are rising make for a complex scenario...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Soaring strawberry volumes from california feeding...
    Current FOB and fresh market pricing as a result have been the lowest they have been in over a...
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  • March 17, 2022
    Composting 101: What to compost and how to do...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Systems Approach yields fresh plum trade from Chile
    Chilean plums and U.S. consumers benefit from cooperative effort of entire supply chain The post Systems Approach yields fresh plum...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Bowery Farming launches duo cultivar strawberry “discovery” pack
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  • March 16, 2022
    Frutura continues expansion, acquires Uruguay citrus firm
    The acquisition is the second major buy from Frutura in Latin America, following their purchase of Peru's Agricola Don...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Camposol withdraws US$450M IPO request
    The global fruit producer pulls back for the second time since its original filing in 2017. The post Camposol...
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  • March 16, 2022
    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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  • March 15, 2022
    Dole posts strong financial performance for "transformational year"
    On July 29, 2021, Total Produce completed the acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Dole Food Company (DFC),...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Concerns mount over fertilizer prices, supply
    The USDA announced a US$250 million fund to foment U.S. based fertilizer innovation and projects, and is looking into...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Calavo Growers reports increased revenues, US$4M loss in first...
    Revenue growth did not pull its bottom line out of the red, but management says its situation is improving....
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  • March 15, 2022
    Oppy’s apple and pear category serves diverse choices year-round
    Winter program expects a smooth transition to the freshest eating Southern Hemisphere fruit The post Oppy’s apple and pear category...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Florida blueberry season in full swing
    Early blooms in Florida and Georgia have led to blueberries on the market sooner than normal, amid lower prices...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Laser system to kill weeds with surgical precision
    Called Welaser and funded by the European Union, it is an autonomous vehicle or robot with a vision system...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Mexican avocado volume to be impacted through Q2 but...
    Mission Produce executives speaking on a recent earnings call provided some insights into their expectations for the U.S. avocado...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Table grape industry reacts to announcement of SNFL-IFG merger
    We spoke with several key industry members from around the world to hear what they make of the deal...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Peak season for California Strawberries expected in second half...
    The harvest should start earlier than in 2022 and with greater fruit volumes as well. The post Peak season...
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  • March 14, 2022
    New technology in strawberry production
    These technologies can improve strawberry production by reducing inputs and increasing efficiency in a range of on and off-farm...
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  • March 14, 2022
    Peru extends back end of grape season with late...
    Peru's grape exports in the first four days of March this year nearly matched the total exported in the...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Mission Produce's Q1 hit by industry-wide rising costs and...
    However, Steve Barnard, the Founder and CEO of Mission Produce, said that the company was able to maintain its...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Kellogg wins dismissal of suit against its strawberry pop...
    Invoking the image name of a delicious strawberry is powerful, but a judge didn't think that guarantees any certain...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Asia Fruit Logistica heads to Bangkok, announces dates
    Organizers said a combination of factors led it to the decision to move back to the venue where it...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Port congestion continuing on both coasts
    Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer...
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  • March 11, 2022
    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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  • March 10, 2022
    Table grape industry reacts to announcement of SNFL-IFG merger
    We spoke with several key industry members from around the world to hear what they make of the deal...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Meet the “Ultra” avocado buyer driving the market
    While this segment only accounts for a single digit share of all avocado buying households in the U.S., it...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Organic produce private labels vs. consumer brands at OPS...
    Private labels are bigger than ever for organic produce in 2022, and the battle for market share with the...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Chilean avocados are water efficient and sustainable, according to...
    This is the first analysis with scientific evidence on this characteristic crop from the central area of the Latin...
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  • March 10, 2022
    USDA confirms citrus canker case in South Carolina
    The affected plants were sold to customers in 11 states, and authorities are moving to locate and destroy them....
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  • March 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Caborca’s frigid winter taking a toll...
    Prices in week 9 stood at around $20.10 per package, a 85 percent hike compared to the last season....
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  • March 10, 2022
    Effects of Huanglongbing on Florida oranges
    This article presents important facts of HLB's history in Florida, illustrated descriptions, and details regarding HLB's effects on fruit...
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  • March 9, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - March 2022
    Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during December, looking at supply, demand and pricing for...
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  • March 9, 2022
    In 2022, produce shoppers demand a deal
    One factor surpassed ripeness, appearance and quality in this annual survey on produce shopping trends. The post In 2022,...
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  • March 9, 2022
    IPM: Can better data finally reduce reliance on conventional...
    Thomas Grandperrin of UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture speaks with Michael Gilbert, CEO of Semios, which has been building a set...
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  • March 9, 2022
    How to make natural and safe homemade weed killer
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  • March 9, 2022
    Port of Antwerp hits 1 million reefer containers for...
    Growth within Port of Antwerp's cold chain segment continued to increase in 2021, despite the widespread and unprecedented challenges...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Produce industry initiatives to mark International Women’s Day 2022
    From fruit marketers to retailers, International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the challenges faced...
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  • March 8, 2022
    United Exports appoints Sean Li as China business manager
    Li brings 11 years of industry experience to the blueberry specialist, including his most recent role at Dole China....
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  • March 8, 2022
    Peruvian pomegranate exports up 117%
    Peru’s fresh pomegranate exports are off to a fast start, growing 117% over the course of January 2022 when...
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  • March 8, 2022
    SNFL announces deal to acquire IFG
    AM FRESH Group, which will be the controlling shareholder of the combined entity, says the move will accelerate varietal...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Situation for domestic and imported produce shippers see "several...
    However, the USDA notes that although West Coast port backlogs fade from media headlines, East Coast ports are now...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Superior quality Chilean plums en route...
    The USDA recently sanctioned the entry of Chilean plums under a Systems Approach, and the fruit will be entering...
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  • March 8, 2022
    Tricks to get compost in only two to three...
    We all know a stable, good quality compost that is able to nourish our crops takes a while, but...
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  • March 7, 2022
    South African table grape exports catch up with last...
    South African exports have finally caught up with last year's levels, following several months of shipments being significantly lower...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Colombia aims to boost avocado exports to U.S. by...
    Colombia exported 2,376 tons of avocados to the U.S. last year, having scored market access in 2017, and it...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte names Monica Vicente CFO
    Vicente is a 24 year veteran of the company and will also serve as principal accounting officer. The post...
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  • March 7, 2022
    California citrus growers face a "tight market" for the...
    "With the fruit on the tree it affects the next year, we have growers that are looking at two...
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  • March 7, 2022
    Tips for washing and disinfecting fruits and vegetables
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  • March 4, 2022
    Firstfruits Farms announces “A Taste Of Luck” campaign to...
    PRESS RELEASE FirstFruits Farms, a recognized leader in the apple industry, announces the launch of “A Taste...
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  • March 4, 2022
    South Africa launches campaign to stop passage of damaging...
    The CGA says the new EU legislation could be passed and implemented by the end of May 2022 and...
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  • March 4, 2022
    EPA denies objections on chlorpyrifos
    The EPA denied objections from a variety of grower associations calling for a tolerance level in its use. The...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Mission Produce announces campaign ahead of SEPC show 
    Mission Produce looks to highlight its "field to fork" strategy in the eyes of industry partners and consumers. The...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Chart: Table grape import value to U.S. increased in...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Spanish lemon growers demand higher prices from distribution chain
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  • March 4, 2022
    Organic fertilizers and how to prepare them
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  • March 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: California growers capitalizing on the void...
    US avocado growers have moved quick to harvest and ship their fruit and capitalize on high prices following the...
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  • March 3, 2022
    Russia disruption: fertilizer supplies a concern, container lines suspend...
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  • March 3, 2022
    TOMRA Fresh Food now operating from Field Research Centre...
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  • March 3, 2022
    Guide to making the simplest hydroponic growing system
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  • March 2, 2022
    Strong second half of imported grape season anticipated by...
    The importer says peak production of grapes are starting to ramp up in volume from Peru, Chile, and South...
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  • March 2, 2022
    Naturipe owner announces Southeast blueberry expansion
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  • March 2, 2022
    Del Monte offers bananas with home compostable stickers
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    Canada's Star Group to add one million square feet...
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  • March 2, 2022
    Kalera unveils multi-layer indoor vertical farm in Singapore 
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  • March 1, 2022
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  • March 1, 2022
    Pacific Trellis taps Howard Nager for marketing, business development...
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  • March 1, 2022
    SanLucar applies ripening solution as part of new “banana...
    The software and solution allow the company to control every aspect of the ripening process to guarantee a higher...
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  • March 1, 2022
    Food inflation perceptions among consumers driving new habits
    Consumers are returning to home cooked meals, and agree on concerns regarding inflation. Perceptions are real, but not everyone...
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  • March 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean grape prices soaring on expected...
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  • March 1, 2022
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  • February 28, 2022
    Citrus and apple oversupply in U.S., EU could result...
    In a statement this week, the group said it expects "increasingly difficult conditions to maintain supply to both markets." The...
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  • February 28, 2022
    Cathy Burns takes singular CEO role at IFPA
    Her Co-CEO counterpart will step into a advisor role through June 2022. The post Cathy Burns takes singular CEO...
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  • February 28, 2022
    Southern Hemisphere apple, pear harvest set to decrease in...
    Exports for apples should remain steady while pears are expected to fall in 2022. The post Southern Hemisphere apple,...
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  • February 28, 2022
    Cosmic Crisp apples launch in European market
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  • February 28, 2022
    Russia-Ukraine conflict could lead to higher food and fuel...
    With the produce industry already being challenged by high fuel prices driving up transportation costs, further increases could prove...
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  • February 28, 2022
    10 ways to prevent and get rid snail and...
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  • February 25, 2022
    Chile unveils new red seedless table grape variety 
    Chilean growers will have a new early and mid-season red seedless table grape variety developed in the South American...
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  • February 25, 2022
    U.S. East Coast port congestion grows as more shippers...
    There where were 31 ships anchored off the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 22 while another 13 were...
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  • February 25, 2022
    Israeli farmer weighs in with world’s heaviest strawberry 
    Chahi Ariel, an Israli farmer, logged a Guinness World Record with the heaviest strawberry ever recorded, weighing in at...
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  • February 25, 2022
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  • February 24, 2022
    Top Chinese team takes part in Pinduoduo greenhouse competition...
    They helped to design and build a state-of-the-art smart greenhouse in one of the largest agricultural production areas in...
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  • February 24, 2022
    Avocado row leads to a tempered acceleration of California...
    Avocado prices remain high and growers see an opportunity, but its still early to judge how the suspension of...
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  • February 24, 2022
    Del Monte posts double-digit operating income growth in 2021
    "We implemented inflation-justified price increases toward the end of the year, made investments targeted at automation, and focused relentlessly...
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  • February 24, 2022
    Inspired by Canadian truck protests, 'People's Convoy' heads to...
    More than two dozen 18-wheeler trucks, along with some 50 pickups and recreational vehicles, left Adelanto, California, about 80...
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  • February 24, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Revving up for the 87th Florida...
    In recent years, the industry has battled many challenges, however, Florida’s tepid winters enable the state to be an...
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  • February 24, 2022
    How smart-spray technology can reduce pesticide and fertilizer use...
    UF/IFAS Associate Professor Yiannis Ampatzidis is engaging artificial intelligence to develop a low-cost, smart tree-crop sprayer that can automatically...
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  • February 23, 2022
    Chart: Table grape import value to U.S. increased in...
    All of the top five suppliers - Chile, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and South Africa - notched year-on-year increases, and...
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  • February 23, 2022
    California Giant Berry Farms expecting giant volumes
    “Despite the uncontrollable challenges from South America causing an early exit and our Florida-Georgia blueberry farms enduring an unprecedented...
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  • February 23, 2022
    Del Monte Produce CFO to step down
    Del Monte Produce CFO and senior VP Eduardo Bezerra will step down from his post at the produce giant,...
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  • February 23, 2022
    U.S.: Produce private label sales grew 11% to $12B...
    Produce private labels used for products by U.S. food retailers grew 11 in 2021 compared to the previous year,...
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  • February 23, 2022
    Global blueberry industry gears up for South American Blueberry...
    The inaugural event to be held in-person in Chile on April 21, 2022, will bring together members of the...
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  • February 23, 2022
    Researchers develop new robot to thin and prune peach...
    The Georgia Tech Research Institute has developed an intelligent robot that is designed to handle the human-based tasks of...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Global premium berry growth lifts Costa Group earnings
    Revenue grew almost by half in China as Costa's joint venture berry project with Driscoll's notched a 40 percent...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Fruit Logistica eases entry requirements for April 2022 event
    Six weeks ahead of its annual show, Fruit Logistica said that due to decisions in Germany and other European...
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  • February 22, 2022
    USDA publishes more details on Chilean table grapes Systems...
    The USDA published a report containing more details on the parameters for implementing a Systems Approach protocol following a...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Spanish lemon growers reduce water footprint by 39%
    According to a Ailimpo press statement, the lemon industry in Spain has reduced its water footprint to 271 cubic...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Researchers use artificial intelligence to find better tasting fruits...
    University of Florida researchers are looking to create a model that tells researchers which chemical compounds produce the best...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Pacific Northwest’s apples bear the brunt
    A relentless winter coupled with supply chain constraints and dire labor shortages significantly reduced apple volumes. The post Agronometrics in...
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  • February 21, 2022
    U.S.: Shipping industry and truck availability improving - USDA
    In a weekly update on seasonal perishable products published on Feb. 18 - which also included price trends -...
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  • February 21, 2022
    Strawberry harvest a test ground for robotic solutions 
    Labor costs and worker shortages have pushed growers to search for harvest alternatives, a trend which one Canadian robotic...
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  • February 21, 2022
    Peru avocado shipments to increase up to 10% in...
    Peru avocado exports are expected to grow by 8 to 10 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year....
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  • February 21, 2022
    Annual growth cycle of northern highbush blueberry
    This informative article about northern highbush blueberries will help you understand their growth cycle and give you tips like...
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  • February 18, 2022
    USDA allows Mexican avocado imports to resume
    "The safety of USDA employees simply doing their jobs is of paramount importance. USDA is appreciative of the positive,...
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  • February 18, 2022
    Dole sponsors U.K. healthy eating TV campaign
    The initiative, dedicated to promoting fresh vegetables to school children, combines extensive in-school activities and a high profile, primetime...
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  • February 18, 2022
    Peru table grape export projections expanded for 2021-22 season
    Peru’s table grape season is on its final stretch, and is set to finish higher than originally expected for...
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  • February 18, 2022
    Mexican avocados: Migratory impact, prices rise, US statement on...
    According to USDA data from the Boston Terminal Market, a two layer carton of 32 caliber Mexican Hass were...
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  • February 18, 2022
    Ten common plant diseases and disorders you can diagnose...
    Check out this guide to find out what kind of diseases you can diagnose just by looking at your...
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  • February 18, 2022
    Citri&Co grows in France with Arco Fruits acquisition
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  • February 17, 2022
    New Zealand anticipates record-breaking kiwifruit crop
    New Zealand’s 2022 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first crop being picked in Te Puke, with the...
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  • February 17, 2022
    ITC deals blow to South African, Brazilian lemon juice...
    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that there was a reasonable indication that South Africa and Brazil...
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  • February 17, 2022
    Durán y Cia Abogados: Legal security and confidence for...
    Durán y Cia Abogados is a Chilean law firm that specializes in the agricultural sector and offers preventative advisory...
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  • February 17, 2022
    U.S. and Mexican authorities agree to boost security, but...
    Mexican avocado association APEAM said that USDA officials gave no date for the resumption of trade at a meeting...
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  • February 16, 2022
    Calavo announces promotion and retirement of fresh sales team...
    Calavo Growers has announced the promotion of Gordon Breschini to Director of National Sales for the Calavo Fresh team,...
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  • February 16, 2022
    Chile adds new port for fruit shipments to U.S....
    Chile marks the first fruit shipment from the port of Talcahuano (San Vicente Port) en route to Los Angeles,...
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  • February 16, 2022
    Oppy reintroducing South African plums to U.S. market
    Oppy has reintroduced South African plums to the U.S. market, a move driven by tightened regulations on another key...
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  • February 16, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Analysis of U.S. avocado market following...
    Colin Fain of Agronometrics predicts that avocado prices may spike even more abruptly than in 2018 when Mexican growers...
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  • February 16, 2022
    Bagging apples for insect and disease control
    Here is a guide to a non-pesticide alternative for protecting fruit by encasing apples in bags that provide protective...
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  • February 16, 2022
    South African table grape exports remain lower than last...
    The country has packed over 7 million more cartons year-on-year, but has shipped 4.9 million cartons fewer to international...
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  • February 15, 2022
    Mexican limes soaring from price fixing - report
    Aggressive price fixing led by criminal groups is allegedly behind soaring prices of Mexican limes, and already affecting their...
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  • February 15, 2022
    Angular leaf spot of strawberries
    Angular leaf spot is a severe bacterial disease that can adversely affect strawberries wherever they are grown, potentially causing...
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  • February 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexico picks up momentum on blueberry...
    Growth trends in volume for Mexican blueberries are likely to persist as the country continues to make new plantations. The...
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  • February 14, 2022
    Mexican authorities push to revert avocado ban
    The Governor of the Mexican state of Michoacán Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla has said he is pushing for meetings with...
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  • February 14, 2022
    APHIS publishes PRA for systems approach for Chilean table...
    If approved, it would mean that Chilean table grape exporters would no longer be required to use methyl bromide...
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  • February 14, 2022
    USDA appoints members to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the appointment of seven members and 10 alternate members to serve...
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  • February 14, 2022
    How to fertilize blueberry crops correctly
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  • February 14, 2022
    U.S. trucker shortage worsens
    “There’s no question that the vaccine mandates between the United States and Canada right now are creating difficulty,” said...
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  • February 14, 2022
    U.S. suspends Mexican avocado imports
    Mexico has acknowledged that the U.S. government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a U.S. plant safety...
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  • February 14, 2022
    How could high inflation impact table grape markets?
    The high rate of inflation has become a major talking point over the last few months. The Grape Reporter...
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  • February 11, 2022
    Tips for harvesting olive trees
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  • February 11, 2022
    APHIS revises conditions for interstate movement of citrus
    The decision is to allow movement of fruit to packing houses located in contiguous states that are not quarantined...
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  • February 11, 2022
    Amnesty granted to illegal Spanish strawberry farmers despite protests...
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  • February 11, 2022
    Sunrays launch market’s first home compostable table grape bag
    The bags are made from 20% bio-based plastic – derived from non-GMO corn sand sugar cane – and 80%...
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  • February 11, 2022
    Southern California port congestion starting to ease
    Port officials reportedly say it is unclear whether the decline is the beginning of a trend or a temporary...
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  • February 10, 2022
    High U.S. market prices driving interest from Chile -...
    The Grape Reporter recently spoke with Manuel José Alcaíno, president of Chile-based marketing intelligence company Decofrut to hear his...
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  • February 10, 2022
    State of the Grape Market - February 2022
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  • February 10, 2022
    Chile to commercialize promising new white seedless table grape...
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  • February 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Florida orange crop projected to reach...
    The second week of February saw orange prices in the vicinity of $ 21.11 per package, a 16 percent...
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  • February 10, 2022
    Spain cuts 2021-22 lemon forecast to levels far below...
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  • February 10, 2022
    Inflation gobbles up fresh produce - report
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  • February 9, 2022
    Climate vs. Technology in Mexico and its impact on...
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  • February 9, 2022
    Trucker protests threaten border trade between Canada and U.S.
    Canadian lawmakers expressed increasing worry Tuesday about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations after the busiest border crossing between...
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  • February 9, 2022
    Limoneira terminates avocado marketing agreement with Calavo
    Historically, the Limoneira provided a majority of its avocado production to Calavo. Calavo would then pack, sell, and distribute...
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  • February 9, 2022
    Oppy looks to build red kiwifruit market
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  • February 9, 2022
    U.S. fruit and vegetable imports hit new records in...
    Fruit imports rose by 16 percent year-on-year to $23 billion, driven in large part by avocados, blueberries and limes. The...
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  • February 8, 2022
    Giumarra adds California-grown asparagus
    The new volume is offered in partnership with Stockton, California-based grower and shipper Greg Paul Produce Sales, sole commercial...
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  • February 8, 2022
    USDA to invest $1B in climate-friendly agriculture
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  • February 8, 2022
    Avocado prices hit a record high as Super Bowl...
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  • February 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Strawberries continue to be a coveted...
    According to industry sources, volumes in Central Mexico and Florida are expected to continually increase in the coming weeks...
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  • February 8, 2022
    Agrovision posts record sales with vertical integration, advanced genetics...
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  • February 7, 2022
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  • February 7, 2022
    Del Rey Avocado announces leadership transition
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  • February 7, 2022
    Apple inventories down in Europe but up in the...
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  • February 7, 2022
    Autonomous table grape robot among World Ag Expo's new...
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  • February 7, 2022
    USDA announces four new National Organic Standards Board members
    The USDA has announced the appointment of four new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), who will...
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  • February 4, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Indian mangoes soon to be back...
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  • February 4, 2022
    Global container flows struggle to pick up speed, data...
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  • February 4, 2022
    Avocados From Mexico reveals Big Game teaser
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  • February 4, 2022
    LatAm banana producers and exporters hold first meeting with...
    The Banana Cluster said that the banana sector has been "one of the biggest victims in recent years", and...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Onion-linked salmonella outbreak is over, with more than 1,000...
    No one died, but of 778 people with information available there were 260 so sick they had to be...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Seven key soil functions
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  • February 3, 2022
    Canadian truck drivers block border crossing and protest at...
    What started as a convoy of truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates has snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Global fresh produce trade associations form coalition to address...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Chilean avocado irrigation projects yield impressive water efficiency
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  • February 2, 2022
    LGS Specialty Sales announces "strong" transition into Moroccan W....
    LGS has been supplying Mandarins from Morocco to the U.S. for over 15 years between the months of January...
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  • February 2, 2022
    FDA updates Dole packaged salad Listeria outbreak investigation
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  • February 2, 2022
    Calavo names new Chairman
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  • February 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: ‘Avocados from Mexico’ back in the...
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  • February 1, 2022
    USDA announces partnership to ease port congestion
    The USDA is partnering with the Port of Oakland to set up a new 25-acre “pop-up” site to make...
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  • February 1, 2022
    Chile doubles cherry volumes sent to the U.S.
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  • February 1, 2022
    California avocado forecast released for 2022 season
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  • February 1, 2022
    Effects of Huanglongbing on Florida oranges
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  • January 31, 2022
    U.S. truck rates and availability see relief amid lower...
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  • January 31, 2022
    Chiquita banana to ship bananas via Florida's Port Manatee
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  • January 31, 2022
    Sun World appoints Executive Vice President & Chief Science...
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  • January 31, 2022
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  • January 31, 2022
    South African table grape intakes up with exports down...
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  • January 28, 2022
    Mission Produce launches "It's Your Game Too" social media...
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  • January 28, 2022
    Most citrus categories to see record global production in...
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  • January 28, 2022
    Egyptian citrus industry looking at "very strong season"
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  • January 28, 2022
    USApple sees "drastic loss" in exports to Southeast Asia
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  • January 28, 2022
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  • January 27, 2022
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  • January 27, 2022
    Rouses Markets and Sunkist Growers achieve world record for...
    Shipped directly from California’s citrus groves, the display features over 40,000 pounds of fresh Sunkist Navel, Blood and Cara...
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  • January 27, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Jalisco joins the ranks of avocado...
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  • January 27, 2022
    Walmart partners with indoor farming company
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  • January 27, 2022
    Citrus problems in the home landscape
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  • January 26, 2022
    How could high inflation impact table grape markets?
    The high rate of inflation has become a major talking point over the last few months. The Grape Reporter...
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  • January 26, 2022
    New JV announced to grow avocado trees in India
    The nursery will be located near Hyderabad, in southern India's Telangana state, with an initial investment of US$1 million. The...
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  • January 26, 2022
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    New Zealand's upcoming apple and pear season looks set to be better overall than the last one, which was...
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  • January 26, 2022
    U.S. approves systems approach for Chilean plums
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  • January 26, 2022
    No relief for China's supply chains as new challenges...
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  • January 26, 2022
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  • January 25, 2022
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    The third party logistics provider has provided a global freight market overview and some recommendations to the industry for...
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  • January 25, 2022
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  • January 24, 2022
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  • January 24, 2022
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    "This will cause great concerns for those responsible for adhering to this requirement as well as officials at the...
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    Peru ranked as main blueberry supplier to U.S. in...
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  • January 24, 2022
    New technologies in weed management
    Dr. Peter Dotray of Texas A&M discusses some exciting new advancements in strategies for developing a systems approach to...
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  • January 21, 2022
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  • January 21, 2022
    Florida's orange crop is set to be the smallest...
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  • January 21, 2022
    FPAA: ITC reports confirm Mexican cucumber, squash imports needed...
    The FPPA's comments come in contrast to the reaction of growers and politicians from the Southeast, which said that...
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  • January 21, 2022
    Five ways to protect plants from cold weather
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  • January 21, 2022
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    The company was awarded for their project "De la Mano con Dole" — which loosely translates to "Hand-in-Hand with...
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  • January 20, 2022
    Canada: Fruit and vegetable shortages get worse as unvaccinated...
    Canadian border agents began refusing entry to unvaccinated American truckers at the start of this week, and it’s already...
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  • January 20, 2022
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    Fertilizing avocado trees, along with general care and proper planting, will give you the best chance of an abundant...
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  • January 20, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s dramatic increase in blueberry production...
    According to the latest forecasts, a growth of about 37 percent is expected in quantities shipped to the US...
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  • January 20, 2022
    Upward Farms announces 'world's largest indoor vertical farm'
    Upward Farms’ new facility in Pennsylvania will be 2-4x the size of the next largest vertical farms operated by...
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  • January 20, 2022
    "Unprecedented and crazy": Produce industry experts address supply chain...
    When asked about his prediction of freight rates, Jeff Moore of Tom Lange Companies said "rates this year and...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Shipping companies' profits hit $150B last year, with rates...
    Ocean shipping rates are expected to stay elevated well into 2022, setting up another year of booming profits for...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Texas distribution center construction completed for Mexico's GAB Operations
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  • January 19, 2022
    Blueberry trading active for Mexico and Peru amid limited...
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  • January 19, 2022
    Agroberries receives investment from U.S. company to accelerate global...
    The investment will accelerate the roll-out of proprietary varietals further strengthening Agroberries' year-round offering across berry categories. The post Agroberries...
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  • January 19, 2022
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  • January 18, 2022
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  • January 18, 2022
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  • January 18, 2022
    Chile: Asoex 'deeply concerned' about country's port situation
    Chile's Association of Fruit Exporters (Asoex) says that it is "deeply concerned" about the country's port situation, which it...
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  • January 18, 2022
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  • January 18, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Logistical constraints continue to afflict Chilean...
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  • January 17, 2022
    ITC studies show heavy Mexican squash, cucumber imports hurting...
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  • January 17, 2022
    Del Monte appoints new COO from within
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  • January 17, 2022
    Pacific Trellis Fruit ready to supply high-quality Chilean stone...
    "We're excited for an import stone fruit season built on a solid partnership with growers in Chile. Our forecasts...
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  • January 17, 2022
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  • January 17, 2022
    Peruvian table grape exports to set record this season
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