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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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The 8th edition was another successful one

Photo report New York Produce show

PHOTO REPORTYesterday, December 13, the 8th annual New York Produce Trade Show was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The show had another great turnout. Although it was busy throughout the day, the morning seemed to attract more attendees than the afternoon. “It feels like the traffic is better with better.....

Growers say border policies a factor in Texas labor crisis

Labor shortages on US farms have been an ongoing issue for many years. In California, for example, the situation is impacting an increasing number of producers every year, adding to the overall cost of produce. There is now a growing labor problem in South Texas, which traditionally has been less affected than.....

Turnip market enters transition period in the United States

The turnip season is entering a transition time of the year, when production is shifting from the northern US growing regions to the more southerly regions. In Minnesota, growers have been pleased with the season there, with solid volumes and good quality showing through."Most regions in the United States are.....

State filling Florida's supply shortage

Texas grapefruit in peak production

Red grapefruit is currently available, having reached peak production. Grown in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Lone Star Citrus Growers is offering its new Winter Sweetz grapefruit, from October to April. Peak sweetness will continue until March. “Weather has been cooperative to this point in the season, and.....

Solid volume of mandarins being imported to the U.S.

Imports of mandarin oranges into the U.S. are coming in at healthy levels. “Mandarin imports are abundant from Morocco and Spain,” says Rick Hudson with AMC North America in Fresno, Ca. “It’s very similar to around this time last year.” Competition meanwhile is coming from California.Tree ripe Spanish nules.....

Year-round tomatoes in New England

Greenhouses have made growing all kinds of vegetables possible in practically any climate. Tomatoes have a significant presence in greenhouses all over the world. Thanks to their greenhouse operations, Backyard Farms, located in Maine, are one of the only producers of year-round tomatoes in New England. They.....

US: Texas company ships Rio Grande Valley grapefruit for the holidays

A company from Harlingen, Texas, will ship more than 600,000 boxes of Rio Grande Valley fruit and nuts during December, Valley Central reports. Pittman and Davis will be shipping local grapefruit, other fruit and nuts to customers nationwide.On any given day in December, 18,000 boxes will be shipped to major.....

New York Apple, Chelan Fresh & Oneonta Starr Ranch team up to market KORU® apples

According to Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, the holiday season timing could not be more perfect – nor could flavor and size – for the first commercial release of USA-grown KORU apples from Washington and New York.Jim tells that the harvest of that New York's KORU started a.....

Washington apple crop: improved exports, downward pressure on prices

Improved exports and a downward pressure on prices could be the result of this year’s continuously growing estimate on the Washington apple crop. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is now estimating the crop to be up almost 9 percent from the August 1 report.Estimates now are at 142.3 million 40-pound.....

US: Researchers hope to prevent cherry viruses spreading to Oregon

After viruses have recently been tracked in Washington, researchers are trying to determine if Oregon orchards will deal with the same issue.As growers are concerned about threats to local cherries, they will receive help from Oregon State University. According to a koin.com article, researcher Lauri Lutes and.....

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Focus on customer specific machines

The market for optical sorting machines is in development. Multiple techniques are now applied when it comes to sorting internal quality. Optimum/Concept Engineers recently developed a machine that combines camera and laser techniques.Concept Engineers was recently taken over by investment company Pentahold.....

Cornish cauliflower in good supply

While the rest of the country is experiencing wintery weather and in places extreme temperatures, Southern England Farms, situated on the very south west tip of Cornwall, England has relatively good weather."We have had a normal growing year," explains Greville Richards from the company. "As well as supplying.....

Berry specialist Michael Widmann:

“People do not know what to do with cranberries and lingonberries”

As with the majority of Munich wholesalers, the assortment of Herbert Widmann GmbH is very broad. In the shop at the local wholesale market you will find mushrooms, exotic fruits, stone fruit and tropical fruits of all kinds. The main business still revolves around berries, which he offers from spring to.....

Kellermeister Manns: “We have no rivals”

Germany: After 25 years still the market leader in logo fruit

They became known for the production of unique, lasered fruit, but nowadays only printed fruit is considered for his customers. This new technology still makes the Kellermeister Manns company the market leader in decorated fruit. It is no coincidence that the company is one of the nominees for the Innovation.....

InCampagna fighting against injustice

"Mafia alive-and-well in Sicily"

The Sicilian cooperative, InCampagna, is sometimes fighting a losing battle. The social problems on this island in the Mediterranean sea, which is dominated by the Italian mafia, have left their mark. The continuous stream of refugees, high unemployment rates and the commonplace workplace exploitation has not.....

Danny Deen, Denimpex: “Industry arriving on market earlier”

“Chinese garlic market reached lowest point last week”

The Chinese garlic market has only gone in one direction since the start of the season, and that was down. “However, the bottom was reached last week. As of last week, prices started rising slightly. The biggest cause isn’t so much export of the product or local consumption, but the start of purchasing by.....

Portuguese Royal Gala gain Peruvian access

“After an exhaustive and meticulous inspection from Peruvian`s authorities (SENASA) and together with the Portuguese`s (DGAV and DRAPLVT), Portugal has achieved access to export apples to Peru. This resulted from Mr. Vitor Fonseca, the owner of Ferreira da Silva, visiting Peru to offer our apples. Luckily,.....

Turkish greenhouse grower uses hot springs to grow tomatoes

Agrobay, a company based in the Aegean province of İzmir, is Turkey’s largest tomato exporter. It currently produces 15,000 tons of tomatoes in greenhouses that utilise the thermal waters dotted across western Turkey. Arzu Şentürk hopes to further exploit the subterranean geothermal waters in order.....

Organic fibre netting offers alternative to plastic in the fresh produce industry

The botanic packaging concept by Lenzing fibres in the fruit and vegetable sector provides a solution for the growing number of companies looking to avoid plastics. The Lenzing fibres used are made from wood, their fibre profile makes them an ideal material for net packaging. The packaging concept could be.....

Spain: Departure of sixth ship carrying 2,500 tonnes of clementines to the US

The ship Mexican Bay will depart bound to the port of Philadelphia carrying 2,500 tonnes of clementines.It is the sixth ship departing this year from the port of Castellón to the North American market, "which is a very interesting market, given the high purchasing power of consumers and the fact that it helps.....

Italy: Apple production and market situation for the 2017/2018 season

Assomela has analysed the production data updated to the first week of December as well as the market trends during the first part of the season.ProductionProduction is definitive now, also for late varieties like Cripps Pink. Forecasts made in August have been confirmed.The overall apple volume is little over.....

France : Thriving organic food market needs domestic supply boost

French farmers need to boost organic food production to meet the fast-growing demand. Otherwise consumers will turn to imports at the expense of some environmental benefits. Organic food sales are expected to reach 8 billion euros in 2017 (up 14 percent on last year) and the pace of growth should continue at.....

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New Zealand: Good weather gives cherries higher brix and early start

Harvesting for the new cherry season got off to an early start for New Zealand cherry grower and packer PurePac based in the Cromwell Area of Central Otago.This is the first export season for PurePac, a newly formed group of growers and packers."We started harvest and packing in week 49," explains Sharon Kirk,.....

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Peru strengthens export position on global market of grapes

Although bad weather has resulted in lower grape harvests in Europe and Turkey, the good harvests in China and India have compensated for these losses. On a global scale, production remains stable at 22.7 million tonnes. Because demand continues to rise globally, export volumes of countries including India,.....

Global mango shipments expected to reach 2.4m in the first week of January

Mango shipments from all countries are expected to reach 2.4 million boxes in the first week of January, compared to January 2016’s peak of 1.6 million.Ecuador’s season is expected to end the second week in January with a total of 14.4 million boxes, compared to last year’s 12.4 million boxes. Ecuador is.....

Which country is top in polluting the oceans with plastic?

In 2010, 8.8 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste in the ocean was traced back to China while 3.2 million metric tons came from Indonesia. The United States is also guilty of polluting oceans with plastic, but at a much lower level than China. Annually, 0.3 million metric tons of waterborne plastic.....


Peapod: Grocery delivery by text

Target acquires Shipt

CA: FreshCo banner expansionOver the next five years, Empire Co. Ltd. plans to transform a quarter of its 255 Safeway and Sobeys stores in Western Canada to its discount FreshCo banner. Empire’s latest quarter posted a loss as a result of restructuring costs. Please click here to read the rest of the article.....

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