Monday, September 20, 2021

Greater demand likely for Florida citrus this season

The Florida citrus crop this season isn’t likely to see significant growth in volumes. But growers and shippers are readying for strengthened demand. “The big thing this year will be the impact of Texas from last season with their freeze. Some growers may be completely out while others will be short--but…

A sense of normalcy after so long

Photo report Organic Produce Summit

Last week, the Organic Produce Summit was held in person at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California. An article about the event was published last Friday. Traditionally, the event is closed with a trade show that takes place on the last afternoon of the two-day event. Just like previous years,…

Arizona welcomes sizable organic apple crop for 2021

The supplies of organic apples from Arizona this season have bounced back to a bumper crop over last year. “We had a really good start this year with Arizona apples,” says Alejandro Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc. based in Nogales, AZ. “We haven’t had any issues with people getting sick because…

PMA cancels Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association has announced that PMA Fresh Summit will be canceled. The event was supposed to be held in New Orleans from October 28-30, 2021. “I had hoped to bring everyone…

Seasonal perishable products weekly update

Transportation delays impacting national and global supply

Transportation delays continue to adversely impact the national and global supply distribution chains, both at the ports of entry and at points of distribution. Although no…

Incorporating post-harvest technology to table grapes

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announced a partnership with Jasmine Vineyards, a San Joaquin Valley-based table grape grower-packer-shipper of more than a dozen different varieties of grapes. Jasmine Vineyards plans to integrate Hazel® products across its grape portfolio to extend grape shelf life throughout…

September 21, 8:00 am EST

Keynote speaker for United Fresh Washington Conference announced

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt will be the keynote speaker for tomorrow morning’s opening general session breakfast, September…

Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled the Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushrooms due to Listeria monocytogenes. The product was recalled on September 16, 2021 Covic…

Richard Bevelander, de Groot fruit & vegetables, the Netherlands:

"Far fewer Spanish mandarins this year"

The Spanish stone fruit season went well at de Groot fruit & vegetables. It is nearing its end now. This Dutch wholesaler is presently preparing for the new Spanish citrus and persimmon season. "We had a good stone fruit season. Supply was lower. So, the average peach and nectarine prices were…

USDA report

World peach and nectarine production for 2021/22 is forecast to edge up slightly to 21.8 million MT

World peach and nectarine production for 2021/22 is forecast to edge up slightly to 21.8 million metric tons (tons) as China supplies recover from last year’s weather‐related losses, more than offsetting weather‐related losses in the European Union and Turkey. Exports areprojected lower as reduced…

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A sense of normalcy after so long

Photo report Organic Produce Summit

Last week, the Organic Produce Summit was held in person at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California. An article about the event was published last Friday. Traditionally, the event is closed with a trade show that takes place on the last afternoon of the two-day event. Just like previous years,…

Britain’s fruit and veg farmers cut 2022 planting after widespread waste

British fruit and vegetable growers are cutting planting in 2022 after an unprecedented labor shortage led to widespread waste of produce and hundreds of tonnes of crops, from broccoli to raspberries, rotted in the fields.  Farmers say the Pilot visa scheme Introduced to accept seasonal workers after Brexit…

EU maintains its leading position in global agri-food trade

2020 showed a notable improvement in the EU's leading position among the world's largest exporters of agri-food goods and products. On the import side, the EU has become the…

Seasonal perishable products weekly update

Transportation delays impacting national and global supply

Transportation delays continue to adversely impact the national and global supply distribution chains, both at the ports of entry and at points of distribution. Although no…

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Fruit, vegetables and exercise can make you happier

New research led by the University of Kent and University of Reading has found that fruit and vegetable consumption and exercise can increase levels of happiness. While the link between lifestyle and wellbeing has been previously documented and often used in public health campaigns to encourage healthier…

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Arizona welcomes sizable organic apple crop for 2021

The supplies of organic apples from Arizona this season have bounced back to a bumper crop over last year. “We had a really good start this year with Arizona apples,” says Alejandro Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc. based in Nogales, AZ. “We haven’t had any issues with people getting sick because…

The 6th International Berry Congress' conclusion: a common challenge towards sustainability

The sixth edition of the International Berry Congress ended and it made it clear that sustainability and the environment are key to the future development of the sector, as was made evident by the event's different conferences and the closing remarks made by the manager of Freshuelva, Rafael Dominguez…

Incorporating post-harvest technology to table grapes

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announced a partnership with Jasmine Vineyards, a San Joaquin Valley-based table grape grower-packer-shipper of more than a dozen different varieties of grapes. Jasmine Vineyards plans to integrate Hazel® products across its grape portfolio to extend grape shelf life throughout…

Serbia: Apple harvest starting in coming weeks

This year, Serbia expects an apple harvest of between 530 and 540 thousand tons. Generally, there will be many more apples on the global market this year. Agriculture Fair in…

USDA report

World peach and nectarine production for 2021/22 is forecast to edge up slightly to 21.8 million MT

World peach and nectarine production for 2021/22 is forecast to edge up slightly to 21.8 million metric tons (tons) as China supplies recover from last year’s weather‐related losses, more than offsetting weather‐related losses in the European Union and Turkey. Exports areprojected lower as reduced…

Russia sharply increased imports of watermelon from Uzbekistan and Turkey, setting a new record

In 2021 Russia could be definitely setting a new record for watermelon imports. With several months still left till the end of the year, the record has already been set – as…

Mexico meets 77% of the domestic demand for apples

Apple farming in Mexico is regionally important, especially in areas where few other commercial crops grow. The main reason is that apples grow well in the high, cold and very…

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