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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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US: Supply and demand of peppers up this season

Supplies of North American peppers look good heading into the holidays.“Our pepper supply is good out of California and Mexico,” says Katy Johnson of Prime Time International in Coachella, Ca. “We’ve seen growth this year in pepper production, especially in the hot house and sweet mini pepper categories.”.....

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Green bean supply "improving" from Florida

With Georgia’s green beans either finishing or finished, produce reports on green bean supply out of Florida range from “starting to improve” to “tight” out of both Mexico and Florida. “In terms of the green bean supply, it’s tighter due to the rainy days after Irma rather than the hurricane itself,” says Carl.....

Herb growers in US prepare for busiest time of the year

Growers of herbs have seen a large increase in business in the lead up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Retailers are preparing for the influx of customers looking for fresh herbs to supplement their traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and it's the traditional herb varieties that are leading the way, as well as an.....

New genetically engineered virus to protect Florida's citrus come 2019

The Agriculture Department is expected to allow Florida citrus growers to start using a genetically engineered virus to protect trees from citrus greening disease in early 2019.USDA is planning to issue a statewide permit once the virus is ready, likely in January 2019.Citrus greening has nearly wiped out.....

US: Hard freeze in Alabama has ended growing season for warm-weather crops

The first hard freeze, or killing frost, of the fall has ended the growing season for warm-weather crops across Huntsville, Alabama.The National Weather Service in Huntsville, Alabama classified the cold weather Sunday night and Monday morning as a hard freeze.“If there’s anybody that had any tomatoes to make.....

CA: Caxton Mark offers new line of printed bags

It has been just over a year since Caxton Mark merged with MGI, an automation and robotics company. Now, Caxton Mark has introduced a new line of printed bags.Kevin Kantati, the Director of Sales added, “We are committed to providing the same quality and service our customers have come to expect from us with.....

California berry farm hosts berry planting field trip

The strawberry planting season looked a little different today for California Giant as a portion of their farming property became an organic strawberry field for the first time in Watsonville. The ground had been waiting for three years to be an organic strawberry field and today a 3rd grade class took part in.....

US: Rainier Fruit to honour local heroes in new campaign

Rainier Fruit has announced the launch of its new campaign to honor those working to improve their communities called "Wholesome Heroes".Over the past few years, the company has established partnerships with the Boston Marathon, the Portland Marathon, Charleston Marathon, and Twin Cities Marathon.Carrying the.....

US: Washington grape prices expected to rise next year

The acreage of juice grapes in Washington continues to decline, but the price is likely to go up next year, said Trent Ball at the Washington State Grape Society annual meeting on Friday. Challenging growing seasons in Argentina, Spain, and California mean global supplies are down.“The message I keep hearing.....

US: Texas growers expect ample supplies from this year's crops

Kale is one of several crops San Juan, Texas-based Rio Farms Inc. is growing this season, says Taylor Schuster, sales manager.Growers in south Texas were gearing up for a bountiful holiday season and expected ample supplies of numerous commodities, including kale, cilantro and cabbage as well as mustard,.....


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“Clear packaging boosts sales”

‘Standing still means going backwards’ is a motto that can be applied to many entrepreneurs in the world of fresh produce. Stoffels Tomaten, a tomato grower, packer and trader from Rijkevorsel, Belgium, is clearly moving forward, as evidenced by their plans. After 22 years, they decided to change their brand.....

Greenyard closes first half of the year with higher net profit

Greenyard closed the first half of the book year with a substantial increase in their net profit. Although not all the underlying results showed an upward trend, the company's bottom line was EUR 11,7 million in the red. That is 72% more than the first half of 2016."We are very pleased with the increase in our.....

Italy: Ozone can be used in orchards

A revolutionary atomiser that, instead of distributing pesticides, distributes water and oxygen in the form of ozone was on display at FuturPera."The first results have been encouraging. Thanks to the collaboration of Met Ozone Experts and GR Gamberini atomizzatori, we have developed this machine that can be.....

Xavier Equihua, CEO World Avocado Organsation

"We are promoting avocados in the big European supermarkets this spring"

There is no avoiding avocados these days. The month of November was even named avocado month by the World Avocado Organisation with Amsterdam as the capital of the event. Although November isn't over yet, there are already plans for a new European promotion campaign in the spring of 2018 and tastings will be.....

Italy: Sealed Air for fresh food packaging

In the era ofblockchains, Ux (user experience) and new generations, the fresh produce sector can try to follow current market trends too, helped by technological advances and the increased interest in health and food quality.Sealed Air's 'Innovazione Cliente' group studies ways to implement new technologies.....

Bad weather in Spain expected to benefit Israeli capsicum market

The Israeli capsicum market has not been very good over the last few years. Prices have been very low, and an increasing number of growers in Israel, have switched to other, more profitable, crops. Things are, however, about to change, according to Omer Kamp from Arava Export Growers.“We are expecting prices.....

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South Australia's food scorecard receives top marks

Growth in the South Australian citrus and potato sectors have both risen in value by more than 20 per cent over the past financial year.Figures released in the Food ScoreCard 2016–17 show that the state's horticulture sector had a farm gate value of $970million, which was a five per cent increase on the.....

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18 pound cabbage wins Ontario competition

Tradition runs deep at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and the Creighton family is part of the past, present and, hopefully, the future.Marvin Creighton Jr. is a market gardener in Waterdown, Ontario. This year at the Royal, he won the Woodville Farms Award for the heaviest cabbage. “I just went out into.....

Fresh smoothies have the same nutrients as their raw ingredients

Smoothies are an attractive and convenient way to consume combinations of various fruits and vegetables and enjoy their potential health benefits. In fact, they provide the same health benefits as the raw ingredients when the beverage is consumed immediately after preparation, according to Dr Francisco Artés.....

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