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Friday, July 1, 2022

GLOBAL OVERVIEW TOMATOES

The global tomato market has had some extreme ups and downs this season. Prices in many countries are up due to a lack of supply, pressure from ToBRV and the ever-increasing costs of production, including energy for those greenhouses growing with heat and light. In Italy, production costs are reported to have increased by 55%…

2022 seeing better organic banana supplies over 2021

Organic banana supplies have improved over this time last year. Along with Mexico, Organics Unlimited’s organic Cavendish bananas come from Ecuador as well to ensure year-round reliable availability. “Last year, growing regions were hit by a devastating storm. Luckily Mother Nature has been kind so far this…

Grown in the Sonora Desert

New dragon fruit program being launched

For this 7th Edition of the Organic Produce Summit, Covilli is thrilled to bring its newest, most exotic, sweetest super fruit: the Pitahaya, widely known as Dragon Fruit. In the works for the past three years, this crop from the cacti family grows on a succulent and is native to Southern Mexico and…

Supply-chain bottlenecks persist at US ports and railroads

Congested Port of Oakland cuts free wait time for import containers

The Port of Oakland will no longer be lenient with the long-dwelling import containers clogging its ports. On July 1, Oakland is reducing the tariff-free time from seven days…

July 28-29

Record buyer attendance at foodservice conference includes school buyers

International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Foodservice Conference scheduled for July 28-29 will have the highest buyer participation in 42 years with over 800 buyers.…

Ecuador’s banana exports to resume after end of crippling nationwide protests

Ecuador’s banana industry, which came to the brink after 18 days of protest action by indigenous people, is eager to resume farming operations, clear the backlog of over 1 000 containers and continue with exports. This is after the government and the protesting indigenous community reached an agreement…

Ecoation to partner with Mexican University

As a Canadian organization committed to higher education as well as advancing agriculture and food production worldwide, Ecoation is proud to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with one of Mexico's most prominent and well-respected agricultural universities, Ceickor Centro University, located…

Work plan will be formally announced next month

US to give temporary work visas to 150,000 migrants in Mexico

Mexico’s Interior Minister Adán Augusto López Hernández has stated that the United States will issue 150,000 temporary work visas to Mexicans and migrants currently in Mexico.…

Ursula Schockemöhle, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, on Ecuadorian bananas:

"Ships are moored for days outside ports in the Caribbean or Central American region"

Ecuador is one of the world's leading countries regarding bananas. The country has so far marketed around 20 percent of its produce to Russia, equivalent to about 1.5 million…

Onionology campaign tells story of time, money, and energy devoted to growing onions

Gills Onions recently enlisted FoodMix Marketing Communications, a food marketing agency, to launch an Onionology ad campaign. FoodMix took the brand’s current look and feel and recreated it to align with its proud voice and attributes by using handmade scientific illustrations and a family farm-esque…

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Ursula Schockemöhle, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, on Ecuadorian bananas:

"Ships are moored for days outside ports in the Caribbean or Central American region"

Ecuador is one of the world's leading countries regarding bananas. The country has so far marketed around 20 percent of its produce to Russia, equivalent to about 1.5 million…

2022 seeing better organic banana supplies over 2021

Organic banana supplies have improved over this time last year. Along with Mexico, Organics Unlimited’s organic Cavendish bananas come from Ecuador as well to ensure year-round reliable availability. “Last year, growing regions were hit by a devastating storm. Luckily Mother Nature has been kind so far this…

Ecuador’s banana exports to resume after end of crippling nationwide protests

Ecuador’s banana industry, which came to the brink after 18 days of protest action by indigenous people, is eager to resume farming operations, clear the backlog of over 1 000 containers and continue with exports. This is after the government and the protesting indigenous community reached an agreement…

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Due to rising inflation, production costs and sustainability requirements

Extreme price pressure on banana producers

Despite the recent surge in inflation and despite decades of increasing costs and sustainability requirements for banana producers around the world, UK retail prices for bananas are still below the level seen in 1987. This is the finding of Rabobank’s fresh produce expert Cindy Van Rijswick, who gathered…

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