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Growth and expansion result in need for new branding for greenhouse grower

Greenhouse grower Nature Fresh Farms has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years. Just in the past 16 months, the company added greenhouse production in Mexico and a distribution center in Texas. Additionally, through continuous innovation and research, the portfolio of produce offerings has…

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Increased demand this fall for raspberries

Volumes on raspberries are strong. Janice Honigberg, president of Sun Belle Inc. in Schiller Park, Il. says that Sun Belle raspberries are now arriving from two regions: Central Mexico, which began in late August-early September, and Baja California, which began last week. “We have very good volumes…

Sakata Seed America sells carrot breeding program

Sakata Seed America has signed an agreement finalizing the sale of its carrot breeding program to long-standing corporate partner, Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc., or IFSI.…

Supply chain issues still ongoing

Florida farmers are grappling with transportation problems

While global supply chain issues are reportedly easing, Florida farmers have made clear that perishable items with short shelf lives continue to struggle in being moved from…

Imports of bell peppers from Mexico grow as marketing window for U.S.-grown produce shrinks

U.S. fresh vegetable imports are higher than ever and help satisfy rising consumer demand for year-round produce, according to reports from USDA’s Economic Research Service. Imports rise during the winter months (January to March) when U.S. production reaches a seasonal lull, but shipments now…

50 tons of Yongchun Mandarin Oranges debut in the US market

The first launch ceremony of Yongchun Mandarin Oranges exports to the United States was held on December 2 in Yongchun County, Fujian Province, the "Hometown of Mandarin Oranges." As the first cold-processed agricultural product exported to the United States in the Fujian Customs District, the first…

Stout Industrial Technology brings on new CEO

Stout Industrial Technology announced that Brent Shedd has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of the industrial solutions and artificial intelligence company. A…

Harvard research explores link between walnut consumption and life expectancy

According to a study by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, higher walnut consumption – both in terms of the amount and frequency – may be…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Mexican blueberry crossings through Arizona, California, and Texas movement expected to increase

Last week, the roads were filled with the long-haul drivers who have been working throughout the pandemic to keep stores and restaurants supplied for the holidays. Low unemployment in almost every sector of the workforce means that many drivers, foodservice workers, and others in the food supply chain…

Exports of avocados and blueberries from California to China allowed

As part of "Phase 1" of the US-China trade agreement, exports of Hass avocados and blueberries can now be made from California. This new market access will provide producers…

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Down about 0.3 million tons compared to 2019

EU fresh vegetable production at 62.9 million tons in 2020

In 2020, Italy and Spain produced about two thirds of the EU’s tomatoes. Spain and the Netherlands produced a little less than one half of the EU’s onions. The EU’s harvested production of fresh vegetables was 62.9 million tons in 2020, about 0.3 million tons less than in 2019. Within this group, the…

Giel Hermans, Hermans Suikermais:

"Sweetcorn season begins in fast-developing Senegal"

The new Senegalese sweetcorn season has begun at Hermans Suikermais. "The first corn was loaded on the boat last week. The first arrival is planned for today," says Giel Hermans. He adds that the harvest in Senegal. "Last year, we had a moderate Senegalese season with limited availability. But the…

Taiwan holds great potential for Australian vegetable exports

A recent report from an Australian government department has found that the nation's vegetable produce has a competitive advantage in Taiwan, thanks to the reputation for safe, high-quality food and the ability to offer counter-seasonal supply. The value of Australian fresh vegetable exports to Taiwan…

Imports of bell peppers from Mexico grow as marketing window for U.S.-grown produce shrinks

U.S. fresh vegetable imports are higher than ever and help satisfy rising consumer demand for year-round produce, according to reports from USDA’s Economic Research Service. Imports rise during the winter months (January to March) when U.S. production reaches a seasonal lull, but shipments now…

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His son Marco's fond memories

Luigi Salvi, an innovative entrepreneur who always looked to the future

"Dad would come over to the farm until early August, when his energy allowed him to. He would make the rounds of the offices, the warehouse and walk into the fields to greet everyone. He literally started from scratch and knew what hard work meant." That's how Marco Salvi remembers his father, Luigi, who…

Diverse group of rising stars make up the inaugural BOLD class

This year, in an effort to address both the extraordinary opportunities and the extraordinary challenges the industry faces, the Hass Avocado Board (HAB), with industry participation, launched BOLD: The Hass Avocado Industry Board Leadership Development Program. Helping the industry face an increasingly…

Sakata Seed America sells carrot breeding program

Sakata Seed America has signed an agreement finalizing the sale of its carrot breeding program to long-standing corporate partner, Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc., or IFSI.…

Stout Industrial Technology brings on new CEO

Stout Industrial Technology announced that Brent Shedd has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of the industrial solutions and artificial intelligence company. A…

Dole plc earnings drop 35% in third quarter

Dublin-based Dole plc, the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable supplier, reported on Friday that operating earnings dropped by more than a third in the third quarter,…

Port of Rotterdam Authority embarks on partnerships with three promising maritime companies

Following their selection into the annual PortXL innovation programme, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a concrete exploration into partnerships with three scale-ups. These highly promising companies work in areas ranging from the monitoring and research of water quality to producing smart…

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Grape shipping expected to pick up this week

Northern Cape slow to get going on grapes this year

Cool weather in the Northern Cape has slowed down the start of the season, but intake volumes are well ahead of last year this time. “We’re a week later than we would’ve liked to be,” remarks an exporter. The slow start to the season is as a result of temperatures cooler than the longterm average, but it…

USDA

Western fruit report - Grape cold storage summary

Almost two million fewer grape cartons in cold storage y-o-y

The number of California Autumn Royal grapes in storage on the West Coast, at 254,398 packages, are somewhat similar to that of of last year, when there were 259,382 packages in total. Still, the Western Fruit Report - Grape Cold Storage Summary states that there were almost two million fewer cartons being…

More Peruvian grapes expected in December

"Peruvian grape season officially opened, and the first grapes already arrived in Guangzhou"

The pandemic still proves challenging for fruit import, but Chinese consumer demand remains strong, especially for off-season fruits. Take Peruvian fruit as an example, the main Peruvian fruit varieties in the Chinese market are blueberries and grapes. Jack from SVS Fruits explained: "The first Peruvian…

Increased demand this fall for raspberries

Volumes on raspberries are strong. Janice Honigberg, president of Sun Belle Inc. in Schiller Park, Il. says that Sun Belle raspberries are now arriving from two regions: Central Mexico, which began in late August-early September, and Baja California, which began last week. “We have very good volumes…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Mexican blueberry crossings through Arizona, California, and Texas movement expected to increase

Last week, the roads were filled with the long-haul drivers who have been working throughout the pandemic to keep stores and restaurants supplied for the holidays. Low unemployment in almost every sector of the workforce means that many drivers, foodservice workers, and others in the food supply chain…

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