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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Veracruz lime production down 25-30%

Hurricane Franklin reduces lime crossings into the US

The vast majority of limes available in the US are imported from Mexico. “We source 90 percent of our product in the state of Veracruz, the balance in Michoacán, says Raúl Millan of Vision Import Group LLC. “When price and market conditions allow, we source from Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia,” he.....

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Ontario peaches & nectarines enjoying a good season

With Ontario peaches being harvested since late July, Niagara’s season is looking quite good so far. “We’ve certainly (had) ample rain. Last year was a drought. It’s the complete opposite,” says Sarah Marshall of Ontario Tender Fruit. She said sizing will also benefit from the rain, even with some of the.....

Naturipe announces new Director of Business Development

Naturipe Farms Value Added Fresh division has announced the appointment of M. Jill Overdorf to Director of Business Development effective August 21, 2017.In her role, Overdorf will be responsible for driving the growth of Naturipe’s Value Added Fresh product lines.“We are excited to have Jill join our Value.....

Agriculture Capital hires Darren Filkins as President

As sustainable real asset investor Agriculture Capital (AC) positions itself for accelerated growth, the company has appointed Darren Filkins to its leadership team as President of its Dinuba, CA-based operations subsidiary. In Filkins’ role, he will have oversight over Suntreat sales and marketing, Central.....

Robert Verloop joins Coastline Family Farms as COO/General Manager

Coastline Family Farms has announced that Robert Verloop has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, a newly created position.“Coastline Family Farms continues to innovate and evolve as our industry addresses the opportunities and challenges of today’s dynamic marketplace. We decided.....

Rotunda Capital acquires IF&P Foods

Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm, has acquired IF&P Foods. The acquisition will accelerate the growth trajectory of the produce distributors in the Midwest.IF&P was formed in 1997 through the merger of Indianapolis Fruit (founded 1947) and Piazza Produce (founded.....

Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply Company consolidate management

The Boards of Directors of Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply Company (FGS) today announced a consolidated management structure to lead both companies moving forward.“Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply are sister cooperatives that service the same constituencies,” said Chairman of the Sunkist Board.....

Freshdeal expands produce marketplace following merger

Freshdeal announced today its latest release of Freshdeal.com, "a faster, intuitive B2B e-commerce platform for buyers and sellers in the produce industry to discover new business opportunities, connect with verified partners, and grow," is how Freshdeal described it. The platform now incorporates talent from.....

Growing berries in retractable roof greenhouses and cooling houses

After spending 4 years at Driscolls Mexico in the role of technical support for disease and insect control in tunnels, Ing. Luis Gaxiola joined Cravo in January 2017 to provide technical support to berry growers using Cravo retractable roofs. For the last 7 months, Luis has spent time at Cravo’s demonstration.....

Bayer teams up with citrus research foundation to fight Citrus Greening

Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a non-profit organization in Florida supporting citrus growers, have signed a research collaboration agreement to find solutions to Citrus Greening disease, which currently threatens the global citrus production and juice industry.Currently no.....


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Cherries and blueberries, the best-known Chilean products in China

During the launch of the Chile Week China 2017, Imagen de Chile presented the Chilean image in China study, a quantitative and qualitative research about the Chinese public opinion and those who make decisions on Chile and its products."The idea of these kinds of studies is to have an up-to-date picture of.....

In path of longest total eclipse on the East Coast

Leafy greens grower-shipper excited for solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, WP Rawl, grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. will be in one of the three largest areas in the total solar eclipse’s path of totality.The Midlands of South Carolina, as this region is called, is buzzing about with excited chatter regarding the upcoming solar.....


Fruitmore »


Severe storm spared Polish apples

Despite reports of high temperatures in the last week, followed by severe storms, Marek Marzec from Ewa-Bis said that Polish apple production was not further affected and that everything was on track for a good season. "Poland wasn't affected as much as other countries by the heatwave because it rains here.....

Texas in Fall

ENVY™ roadshow moves from Boston to the California Bay area

Envy™, voted America’s favorite apple last spring, is attracting an even greater following thanks to a three-state sampling roadshow.The sweet, crunchy low-browning apple, is a natural cross between a Royal Gala and Braeburn. Fresh-crop Envy, grown in its homeland of New Zealand, is taking center stage in the.....

Argentina: "We need a tax and legal framework for investments in the blueberry"

Blueberry producers and leaders of the productive sector stated at the opening of the 8th Regional Technical Conference on Blueberries, that was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in the city of Concordia, Entre Rios, that they needed a tax and legal framework to promote investments in the blueberry sector.More.....

AU: Major apple export deal comes at important time for WA growers

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Western Australian food consortium, which has begun exporting a major shipment of apples to Hong Kong.Southern Forest Food Council will send 90,000 Granny Smith apples to Good View Fruits in the Asian nation. Produce Coordinator John Kilrain says the first shipment.....

Jan Kutschruiter about the approaching top fruit season

“Being too optimistic can be dangerous”

The top fruit season has started again. In the Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands, they’ll wait until early September to start harvesting. “We always start later here. In very early years, it’s sometimes in August, but we usually start early September,” says Jan Kutschruiter from the fruit company of the same.....

New Jersey to become 2nd largest US peach producer

The USDA August Crop Production Forecast for 2017 declares New Jersey’s peach production will rise to second in the U.S. The forecast, which is based on phone calls, mail, internet, and personal interviews with farmers in New Jersey and around the country, predicts state peach farmers will produce 48 million.....

Stronghold on local market

Ontario peaches & nectarines enjoying a good season

With Ontario peaches being harvested since late July, Niagara’s season is looking quite good so far. “We’ve certainly (had) ample rain. Last year was a drought. It’s the complete opposite,” says Sarah Marshall of Ontario Tender Fruit. She said sizing will also benefit from the rain, even with some of the.....


Herbsmore »

Vietnam: Lemongrass crosses borders to reach Europe

This herb, considered a vegetable in Asia, Africa, Australia and the tropical islands, is beginning to be included in the Asian recipes that are prepared in Europe. It is a very popular crop which has been grown for many years in countries like Vietnam. Today, its cultivation is intended for culinary and.....


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PMA organizes Fresh Connections Brazil on August 24

Leaders from the fresh produce industry will convene in São Paulo, Brazil, August 24 for Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Brazil. The event features networking, powerful education sessions, and – new this year – a full-day exposition of products and services. Register in advance by.....


Citrusmore »


Bayer teams up with citrus research foundation to fight Citrus Greening

Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a non-profit organization in Florida supporting citrus growers, have signed a research collaboration agreement to find solutions to Citrus Greening disease, which currently threatens the global citrus production and juice industry.Currently no.....

Veracruz lime production down 25-30%

Hurricane Franklin reduces lime crossings into the US

The vast majority of limes available in the US are imported from Mexico. “We source 90 percent of our product in the state of Veracruz, the balance in Michoacán, says Raúl Millan of Vision Import Group LLC. “When price and market conditions allow, we source from Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia,” he.....

Eddy Kreukniet, Exsa Europe on the overseas citrus season:

"New plantations of mandarins huge"

The overseas citrus season is in full swing. "It certainly isn't a bad season and the prices are at a reasonable level, but it is all hands on deck," says Eddy Kreukniet of Exsa Europe. An update on the gigantic plantations of mandarins, the qualitatively difficult citrus season, the recovered citrus market.....

AU: Citrus growers in "boom" period despite juicing shortage

Citrus Australia says that while the shortage of Valencia oranges is an issue for juicing companies, growers are actually going through a "boom", thanks largely to expanding export opportunities.Chief Executive Judith Damiani says Valencia production in Australia continues its long term decline, due to the.....


Exotic fruit and vegetablesmore »

Argentina promotes yacon cultivation

Yacon is an Andean root with multiple benefits that make it a suitable food for diabetics.In Argentina, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) Salta and the cooperative El Sol are evaluating its productive potential and alternatives for its use, as it has already been included in the Codex.....

Newly emerging kiwifruit productions areas

China: "Upcoming Northern kiwifruit fills market gaps"

"The difference in climate between northern and southern China is rather large. That is why the kiwi characteristics and harvest time are also different. In the past few years, apart from kiwifruit from the five largest production areas in the south and middle of China, which are as Sichuan, Shaanxi, Hunan,.....

David Franco, of G. Paloma: "We are betting on the red varieties"

Great varietal conversion to build reputation in pomegranate market

In less than three weeks, and about ten days ahead of last year,the pomegranate campaign will start for the Murcia-based company Grupo Paloma, with good yields, quality and calibres, given that the climatic conditions have been very favourable for this crop. This family's bet on pomegranates is exponential and.....

Peruvian pomegranate exports on the rise

The Peruvian pomegranate season ended with a growth in the volume of exports, which reached about 24 thousand metric tonnes.For the vice-president of ProGranada, although this increase was not "exponential," it shows an upward trend for this crop that is still developing, while supply and demand remain at.....


Organicmore »

Western Growers named Technology Sponsor of Organic Grower Summit

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has announced Western Growers will serve as the Ag Technology sponsor for this year's inaugural event. As the Ag Technology sponsor, Western Growers will help coordinate the attendance of technology companies as exhibitors, and help facilitate elements of the technology area at.....


Healthmore »

Broccoli beneficial for the respiratory system

Australian scientists have stated that the use of green vegetables, particularly broccoli, is beneficial in protecting the body from respiratory diseases.According to the experts, broccoli is the best medication to prevent asthma or other respiratory diseases. This vegetable product is characterized by a high.....


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Organic produce is sold in the store

Canadian retailer first of its kind to install rooftop garden

Green roofs aren’t necessarily new, but when a grocery store chain decides to install a rooftop garden on one of its stores, that is refreshingly unique. The IGA in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent region officially launched its rooftop garden July 19. The project is managed by Ligne Verte (The Green Line) and has a.....


Processed fruit and vegetablesmore »


Nissin Foods launches new line of veggy packed Cup Noodles

Rising health awareness among US consumers has become a strong influence on the shopping decisions of your average American. In response Nissin Foods returned to its test kitchens to develop a new recipe for its famous brand, Cup Noodles, which debuts today.Dubbed a “step forward in improving its nutritional.....


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Salmonella outbreak related to papayas

US papaya importer reiterates importance of consumer education

In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak of July 2017, HLB Specialties is cautioning retailers and the media to make a clear distinction between the different papaya brands, growers, varieties, and countries of origin. The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of Mexico, Carica de Campeche,.....


Nuts and dried fruitsmore »


Biggest volume in years to be expected

Increase in dried apricot shipments from Turkey to the US

Supplies of dried apricots from Turkey to the United States are slowly increasing as the season hits its peak. Over 95% of dried apricot imports to the United States are from Turkey. Shipments of the fruit have been delayed this year however, due to a cool growing season in Turkey. Moreover, customers are.....


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Side Delights® Steamables™ launch new duo pack

A recent study on the microwaveable/steamable fresh potato segment conducted by Nielsen FreshFacts® highlights the continuing positive performance of the steamables/microwavable segment led by Side Delights® Steamables™ which accounts for more than half of all dollar sales in the segment. Potatoes still lead.....


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Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs

Target's fresh produce sales improve

Aldi may face 'uphill battle' in US, despite Instacart partnershipWith Aldi set to kick off online deliveries in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles later this month, following its partnership with Instacart, market research provider Euromonitor International has warned that the retailer may face an 'uphill.....


Global Marketmore »


OVERVIEW GLOBAL TABLE GRAPE MARKET

Since India exported more and for longer to Europe, Israeli and Egyptian exporters were in trouble, as they had to cope with a larger volume. To make matters worse for Egyptian exporters, there was also an early start of the season in Spain and Italy, which resulted in grapes being sold at dump prices. Spanish.....


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