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Friday, March 16, 2018

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Schmieding Produce acquires North Carolina watermelon distributor

Schmieding Produce, LLC (a subsidiary of Woerner Food & Ag Group, LLC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of North Carolina-based watermelon distributor Moore’s Produce. Moore’s Produce has supplied top quality watermelons to chain stores and distributors across the United States and Canada for more.....

Corona branded limes to be available in the Beer & Liquor aisle

Those who love their cerveza served with a zesty wedge of lime will be able to pair their cold Corona with a zesty wedge of Corona Extra branded lime. Constellation Brands has granted Earth Source Trading the right to source and distribute Corona Extra branded limes under an agreement brokered by The Joester.....

California's heavy rain highlights benefits of hydroponic strawberries

Over the last few days, California has been experiencing significant rainfall as winter's dry conditions gives way to a very wet spring. This has been causing a few headaches for strawberry growers, as we are in the peak season for many regions in California, the very ones that are seeing the heavy rains.....

California citrus packer launches new look Suki mandarin bags

The latest citrus product from Suntreat is here with the kickoff of the Suki Mandarin season. The name Suki (pronounced SUE-KEY) translates to “love,”. Suntreat says this can be seen by the amount of extra care they put in to make the quality mandarin, as well as the reaction consumers will have when they.....

Beet company launches resealable packaging and doubles shelf-life

Love Beets, the brand of all natural, ready-to-eat beet products, has relaunched their line of marinated baby beets and other beet items with double the shelf-life and new resealable packaging, making their products even more convenient and appealing to retailers and consumers alike.Effective March 12, 2018,.....

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Gourmet Green Tomatoes to become more popular for chefs

When you think of green tomatoes, does your mind automatically picture them fried (just like in the movie) but they have lots of other uses and aren't just grown in the US. How about pickled, in a salsa, salad or frittata? Nobody said that tomato pasta sauce always had to be red either.Gourmet green tomatoes.....

Mandarins promoted as a spring snack and pistachios included in snack box

A few months ago, Wonderful Halos started off the Halo season by launching a Point of Sale (POS) display program entitled, Halos 'Grove of Goodness'. Now, the company has launched its first-ever “Spring Spectacular” POS in stores and on display. “More than mid-way through the season and just in time for the.....

Orchard update discusses connection between farmers and soil

Dave Gleason, Chief Horticulturist, recently returned from the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) conference in New Zealand. The conference brings growers from around the world to discuss current topics in the horticultural sphere. Inspired by the conversations from the conference, Gleason shares the.....

Colombia: US students visit ASBAMA's banana technology showcase

Yesterday, the Banana Technological Showcase located in the facilities of CI Caribia (Sevilla, Zona Bananera) was visited by three exchange students from the ​​Agricultural Administration, Political Science and Food Production area, and two teachers from the University of Mississippi - United.....

Excellent season for California's navel orange growers

Orange growers in California are enjoying an excellent season, with generally good growing conditions resulting in an excellent crop. Quality has been high and sizing has also been good. Volumes are a little down from last year, which was a higher than average crop."This season has been great," said Derek.....

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Wim van der Heijden, Hazera:

“Difference in quality level visible in storage”

Quality in onions has been a hot item for Hazera for years. Attention is also being paid to disease resistance. The breeding station expects to market the resistance gene (PdR) against downy mildew for short-day onions on short notice. “Prepare for a shift on the onion market,” says Global Product Manager Wim.....

Bavarian Steiner vegetable farm keeps on developing regardless

‘Acreage of Strabena tomato doubled’

Through the use of geothermal energy, vegetable producer Steiner has been distinguishing itself for several years with its sustainable production, high product quality and exclusive supply to the regional Rewe branches. Despite the excellent position on the market, continuous development is the main focus of.....

Sigfrido Molina:

Spanish company growing by 50% per year in the subtropical sector

Since the Malaga-based Sigfrido Fruit became a new player in the tropical fruit sector almost 5 years ago, the company has not stopped growing. Not only has it reached the top 10 of the industry in Spain in terms of revenue, but it has also managed to introduce a brand that is becoming increasingly.....

Annual Press Conference of the VDW 2018

Corrugated cardboard success story continues despite dramatic cost situation

The corrugated cardboard industry in 2017 benefited from the generally good economic development in Germany. In 2017, the members of the Association of the Corrugated Cardboard Industry (VDW) were able to achieve an increase in sales of 4.3 percent. This is well above the general economic growth of 2.5 percent.....

Migros removes apple slices from assortment after protests

Only some three weeks ago, Migros added a new product to its product range. 70 grams of apple slices, packed in a plastic bag, offered for CHF 1.50 (€1.28). Target customers: Pupils and employees who wanted a quick snack during their break. TweetRecently, however, there have been more and more protests against.....

Final exam for crane operators

The training to become a crane operator isn't what it used to be. A video by recruitment company Van Laere shows a student crane operator preparing a hot dog. Not with his hands, but with a crane. Kudos to the crane operator, he passed with flying colours.Source: LinkedIn Van Laere

Communist millionaire businessman Pavel Grudinin

Strawberry king for president

The Russian Communist Party candidate for the March 18 Russian presidential election runs an agribusiness named after Vladimir Lenin and is known to have praised Stalin. Pavel Grudinin, a businessman is the first fresh face in years to stand for the Communist Party. Nicknamed the “strawberry king”, the.....

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AU: Strong sweet potato growth temporarily impacts grower returns

Australian sweet potato growers say they expect demand to increase as the temperatures get cooler in coming months. Jane and Matthew Pritchard, from Cudgen in New South Wales say volumes have been have been up on recent seasons, which is actually having a slight impact on growers in terms of price. "Volumes.....

Zespri shareholders vote for change

The changes to Zespri’s constitution were backed by more than 75 percent of shareholders voting in a Special Meeting held on Wednesday in Mount Maunganui, with final results now confirmed. The resolutions implement a number of changes arising from a recent industry consultation. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride,.....

Australia: Death toll from rockmelon listeria rises to 5

An 80 year-old man has become the third person in the state of Victoria to die from the listeria outbreak. This brings the death toll linked to contaminated rockmelons in the Australia to five. The state's Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton said in a statement that "sadly, the investigation has also.....

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Research into potential of Feijoas to become Australia's next 'superfood'

One of Australia's leading feijoa wholesalers is taking part in a study to examine the potential health benefits of the exotic fruit, with claims that it could be the next superfood.Universities in Australia and New Zealand are studying how effectively it can fight medical conditions such as fungal infections.....


The sweet potato market is growing. In Europe alone, the demand has increased by 12% in recent years. In total, consumption exceeded 300,000 tonnes in 2017. And the peak in that growth curve has not yet been reached, as European consumption is still much smaller than the American one. Good news for the.....

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Washington State: Mango used as weapon

The innocent mango: a delicious tropical fruit that delights people all around the world. But some people can turn it into a lethal weapon.According to Bellevue police, Monday evening two people were arguing over a couple of dogs they owned. One of them threw a mango, trying to get the other person to let go.....

Brassica seed meal shows promise in curbing apple replant disease

Early experiments show brassica seed meal and anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) may greatly help in preventing apple replant disease.USDA Agricultural Research Service Plant Pathologist Mark Mazzola spoke at the recent Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids. Soil amendments of.....

And here are some interesting artichoke factoids

March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day

March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day.According to the California Artichoke Advisory Board, artichokes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate and magnesium. The antioxidants in artichokes are very good for your liver and help promote healthy skin. Artichokes are also high in fibre, calcium.....


U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall for 3rd straight month

Southeastern Grocers prepares to file for U.S. bankruptcy

US: Rouses introduces same-day grocery delivery at most storesRegional grocer Rouses Markets has added online grocery shopping and same-day delivery at the majority of its locations. A click-and-collect option will follow in the spring. In partnership with San Francisco-based delivery provider Instacart, the.....

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