Friday, August 19, 2022

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW BELL PEPPERS

The global market for bell peppers is very varied at the moment, depending on the location. In Northern Europe the market has been quiet, particularly in Germany, whilst growers in the Netherlands and Belgium have been battling losses due to cultivation issues, a situation worsened by low prices. In…

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Mexican mango season coming to an end amidst drought and floods in country

As Mexico is nearing the end of their mango harvest the globally changing weather patterns are surprising producers and exporters in that country as they see droughts in the West and South with plenty of rain leading to flash floods in the North. According to Arturo Hernández director of GreenSky, the…

Steady shipments of Sekoya blueberries from Peru underway

Sekoya blueberries are currently arriving from Peru and will increase in volume through September with peak arrivals in October and November. This group of blueberry varieties has been chosen for specific characteristics that are favorable for both growers and consumers. “The four varieties under the…

Colombian Tahiti lemon exports to US lead to 130% sales growth

Tahiti lemon exports from Colombia to mainly the US led to strong sales growth of 130,8% in the first four months of the year and reached $15.7 million dollars, says Isabel Murillo, an export consultant from Colombia. “Tahiti lemon is already the third most exported fruit from Colombia, behind bananas, Gulupa…

2022-2023 apple production will exceed 10.7 billion lbs.

Despite the challenges of the past two and a half years, the U.S. apple industry is alive and well in 2022, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association at the organization’s 127th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago.  USApple’s “Industry Outlook 2022” provides the most up-to-date data…

Berry grower-shipper raises over $22,000 for community non-profits

The California Giant Foundation, California Giant Berry Farms’ 501(c)3 non-profit, shared details from its successful Skirt Steak BBQ event which resulted in over $22,000.00 raised for local nonprofits and nearly 1,100 community members served.  The BBQ crew hard at work at the annual Skirt Steak BBQ event.…

New crop Pacific Northwest onions and potatoes on the way

This week, Eagle Eye Produce will start shipping a new crop of yellow, red and white onions from its facilities in Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon and new crop russet, red and yellow potatoes from its packing facilities in Idaho and Washington. It’s harvest season again for Eagle Eye Produce onion…

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Farming Simulator 22 reveals release of Grape Harvester

As the weekend begins, some news on the digital farming market. Farming Simulator 2022 is a massive popular videogame for both younger and adult gamers, and a grape harvester that is also used in real life will be coming to Farming Simulator 22 next week. Vineyard farmers will be able to upgrade their…

Record-breaking blueberry harvest expected in Washington

Blueberry season has officially arrived in Washington. Surprisingly, this year’s yield is expected to be enormous: the Washington Blueberry Commission is predicting the…

Washington State mushroom producer taken to court for firing most of female workforce

According to the Washington state’s Attorney General, the state’s largest mushroom producer illegally fired most of its female employees because their family obligations…

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USApple Outlook conference covers estimates and economics for 2022 crop

USDA predicts California will produce 5.7 million bushels in 2022

On Day 1 of the U.S. Apple Association’s Outlook 202, Chris Gerlach, USApple’s director of industry analytics, said the USDA 2022 apple estimate, made earlier this month, was…

Record-breaking blueberry harvest expected in Washington

Blueberry season has officially arrived in Washington. Surprisingly, this year’s yield is expected to be enormous: the Washington Blueberry Commission is predicting the…

Leon van den Hombergh, Frankort&Koning:

"We'll still be selectively handing out melons on the market this and next week, after that it could all change"

"European melon growers have no reason to complain this year," says Leon van den Hombergh of Frankort&Koning. "Productions were much lower, but they got decent prices. It's a matter of selectively handing out melons on a very empty market, which hasn't happened in a long time." "People are also switching…

Steady shipments of Sekoya blueberries from Peru underway

Sekoya blueberries are currently arriving from Peru and will increase in volume through September with peak arrivals in October and November. This group of blueberry varieties has been chosen for specific characteristics that are favorable for both growers and consumers. “The four varieties under the…

Despite the contingencies, Chile shipped about 602,000 tons of table grapes

This season, Chilean table grape exports increased by 12% over the previous year

Chile continues to be the main supplier of table grapes in the southern hemisphere. According to the 2022 International Table Grape Market Yearbook published by Iqonsulting,…

2022-2023 apple production will exceed 10.7 billion lbs.

Despite the challenges of the past two and a half years, the U.S. apple industry is alive and well in 2022, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association at the organization’s 127th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago.  USApple’s “Industry Outlook 2022” provides the most up-to-date data…

SNFL Group takes action in Italy against a new infringement of its intellectual property rights

The Special New Fruit Licensing (SNFL) Group communicates that it “has obtained an (ex parte) order against two growers to ascertain if they were producing its protected table grape varieties without a license in the area of Palagiano and Castellaneta in the province of Taranto, Italy. After the execution…

Matthew McIntyre - McIntyre Fruit

Lower cherry volumes but big-sized fruit and great quality

The first Scottish cherries have already been picked just as the English season is coming to an end. “We now have some earlier varieties due to a joint venture with a neighbouring grower, Peter Thomson, who has retired, we are picking and packing his 6 hectares of cherries now,” said Matthew McIntyre…

Belgian National farmers' union - Boerenbond:

‘It is a tough year for Belgium's apple sector’

According to the Boerenbond, the national farmers' union, Belgium's apple sector is experiencing a very tough year. It advises that local apples should be promoted, for…

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