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Monday, October 25, 2021

Steady supplies of asparagus continue from Peru

Supplies of asparagus from Peru are in good shape and will continue to be that way through December. “Peru is year-round with asparagus but typically Peruvian asparagus in the U.S. is from April-May through to December. January-March they back out because of the Mexican deal,” says Gary Meadows of Five…

Ample table grapes incoming for the rest of 2021

Grapes will be in healthy supply for the coming months. California production of grapes continues. “There’s still a fair amount of fruit hanging and the majority is covered in plastic. October-November is a fairly rainy period for the San Joaquin Valley,” says Ira Greenstein of Direct Source Marketing in…

For Salmonella outbreak affecting 652 consumers

Ron Simon & Associates files nation's first onion salmonella lawsuit

Today, the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with Peterson Lawyers in Boise, Idaho, filed the first lawsuit in the nation as the U.S. Centers for…

Leader of Washington Apple Education Foundation steps down after two decades

After leading the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) as its executive director for 20 years, Jennifer Witherbee will step down at the end of March 2022. Witherbee…

1-2 December 2021

New educational sessions added for Organic Grower Summit

Two new educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores over the past two years as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program,…

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Blueberry cultivation worldwide – past, present and future

Trade and production of blueberries is expanding globally as product development boosts their profile in form and function. Hailed for their flavor, versatility, and health benefits, blueberry consumption has expanded beyond fresh, ranging from pureed to powdered forms. Blueberries are also being used as…

Port Hueneme can be ‘relief valve’ for congestion at Ports of LA and Long Beach

With the national supply chain in crisis, and dozens of ships anchored offshore in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to offload cargo, some ships are choosing to…

Farmer's daughter Sarah Mock:

"I couldn't prove small family farms are the future"

"I tried to prove that small family farms are the future. I couldn’t do it." That is what freelance journalist and farmers daughter Sarah Mock concludes from research for her…

Corpohass installed the first National Table of Colombian Hass Avocado Exporters

As of August, Colombia has exported 65,783 tons of Hass Avocado, i.e. 47% more than in the same period of 2020. These exports amount to 150,706,046 dollars, proving the great reception that the Colombian Hass avocado has in the 30 international destinations it currently reaches. The Corporation of…

Ecuador: Banana producers ask for price of a box to rise to $7.50

On the morning of this Friday the 22nd, banana producers carried out a peaceful sit-in at Guayaquil, to demand that the price of the box of bananas that will govern by 2022…

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"until then we have temporarily halted our import plans"

"We are waiting until the price-quality ratio of Brazilian muskmelons improves"

Brazil first obtained permission to export muskmelons to the Chinese market in 2020. A few companies showed a willingness to give the Brazilian fruits a chance when they imported the first Brazilian muskmelons. However, they were quite expensive, not in the least because of the high cost of air freight,…

Ceres is the cherry on the top in terms of hectares planted

The Western Cape town of Ceres has long been an apple and pear growing capital but, in the last decade, it has become the largest centre of cherry production with more than 274 hectares (ha) planted according to Hortgro’s 2020 deciduous industry figures. Many folk who grew up in the Cape may remember…

Ample table grapes incoming for the rest of 2021

Grapes will be in healthy supply for the coming months. California production of grapes continues. “There’s still a fair amount of fruit hanging and the majority is covered in plastic. October-November is a fairly rainy period for the San Joaquin Valley,” says Ira Greenstein of Direct Source Marketing in…

China: Top-quality domestic fruit is on the rise during Covid-19 period

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge for the global fruit industry for almost 2 years now. There have been several changes and transformations in the industry in response to these challenges. Market demand for imported fruit grows fast in China’s southwestImported fruit is no longer an expensive, exclusive…

NZ apple industry welcomes UK Free Trade Agreement

New Zealand Apples & Pears Inc (NZAPI), the industry association representing the country’s apple, pear and nashi growers, has welcomed the announcement from the Prime…

USDA

Blueberry cultivation worldwide – past, present and future

Trade and production of blueberries is expanding globally as product development boosts their profile in form and function. Hailed for their flavor, versatility, and health benefits, blueberry consumption has expanded beyond fresh, ranging from pureed to powdered forms. Blueberries are also being used as…

CIV grows on the Iberian market

New strawberry variety ready for Huelva

Four million plants of CIVL519 * / Shayda® planted. The partnership with VOG is also growing for the new apple variety CIVM49 * / Red Pop®. “We plan to expand the project in the main producing countries of the Old Continent”, says Marco Bertolazzi CIV-Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti, the Italian Nursery…

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