Monday, June 21, 2021

Springworks Farm opens new 40,000 sq. ft. aquaponic greenhouse

"The COVID outbreak exposed the risks inherent to our centralized industry"

Here are some remarkable numbers for you. Trevor Kenkel is 26 years old today. He started growing lettuce and fish in an aquaponic setting 10 years ago and founded his company Springworks Farm in 2014. Springworks Farm grew to 27,000 square feet and last Saturday, its first new 40,000-square-foot…

Colombian protests impact the produce supply chain

The ongoing protests against the Colombian government in the South American country have affected an unexpected part of the produce industry. “It’s a little surprising that packing materials have been the main issue affecting us but that’s the reality,” says Andres Ocampo with HLB Specialties in Fort…

Northwest growers weather the storms and push on into cherry harvest

Cool weather has continued to slow the start to the Northwest cherry harvest over the past week. Fortunately, that allowed many growers the time to mitigate any effects from several rain storms that passed across Washington state. Quality and color remain exceptional, but sizing has been a challenge in…

Dollar at near multi-month high after announcement U.S. Federal Reserve

After the U.S. Federal Reserve surprised markets last week by signaling it would raise interest rates and end emergency bond-buying sooner than expected, the dollar held near…

Argentina: Citrus Semi-annual

Experts revise estimate for fresh lemon production to 1.15 million tons for MY 2020/21

For MY 2020/21, industry experts have revised their estimate for fresh lemon production to 1.15 million tons (MT), up 12 percent from prior estimates, as summer rains offset…

Fruit sales track ahead as produce demand is robust

Weekly consumer demand for fresh fruits and vegetables continues to be robust compared with the 2019 pre-pandemic baseline. According to the May IRI primary shopper survey series, shoppers point to a low rate of infection (45 percent) and broad vaccination (39 percent) as the top two indicators of what…

César Pérez, of Frescura Tropical: "Our avocado is already on Japanese shelves"

Dominican Tropical avocado will soon arrive in Honduras

Dominican avocados have entered a new market in Central America, after having already reached consumers in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. "Bilateral agreements have already been established between the Ministries of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic and Honduras, and in September, when the…

Chinese apples struggle in export market, while the import apple market continues to flourish

China, one of the world's largest apple producers and exporters, is responsible for more than 50% of the global apple production volume. In recent years, however, Chinese…

China was the main market for the fruit, and the Netherlands was the main market for organic plums

Chile exported 119,000 tons of plums in the first five months of the year

According to information compiled by the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (Odepa), Chile exported 119,000 tons of plums from January to May 2021, i.e. 4.8% less…

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U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products update - Week of June 13-19, 2021

Movement of asparagus from Walla Walla District and Lower Yakima Valley expected to decrease

As vaccination rates rise and more and more aspects of life return to normal, the wide-spread shortage of labor and workers becomes increasingly apparent. While many levels of the foodservice industry and the retail sector face similar labor shortages, staff shortages in dining establishments will likely…

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Australian table grapes pass the test in the Republic of Korea

In mid-April, the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency Korea (APQA) advised Australia’s Seoul Agriculture Counsellor of the high compliance rates achieved across the…

China was the main market for the fruit, and the Netherlands was the main market for organic plums

Chile exported 119,000 tons of plums in the first five months of the year

According to information compiled by the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (Odepa), Chile exported 119,000 tons of plums from January to May 2021, i.e. 4.8% less…

Chinese apples struggle in export market, while the import apple market continues to flourish

China, one of the world's largest apple producers and exporters, is responsible for more than 50% of the global apple production volume. In recent years, however, Chinese…

There is still a huge potential for imported cherries in the Chinese market

Cherries are an expensive fruit with a high value and excellent flavor. They have become very popular with young people in recent years, even trending online. Imported cherries are large and juicy with firm fruit flesh and are easy to transport. Cherries have quickly established themselves as one of the…

Grape exports South Korea set fresh high in 2020

South Korean grape exports have shot up 35 percent year-on-year in 2020, coming to a new and record high, data showed. These sales come on the back of the growing popularity…

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These are the world's most expensive fruits

Who doesn’t love yummy fruits? Of course, all we do. Fruits are something that makes our diet complete. But if you thought dragon fruit, kiwi and passion fruit were exotic, then you need to pause as the world of luxurious and most exorbitant fruit can leave you awestruck! There are many expensive fruits…

Northwest growers weather the storms and push on into cherry harvest

Cool weather has continued to slow the start to the Northwest cherry harvest over the past week. Fortunately, that allowed many growers the time to mitigate any effects from several rain storms that passed across Washington state. Quality and color remain exceptional, but sizing has been a challenge in…

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