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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Volumes of Ontario carrots down 20 percent

Supplies of carrots from Ontario look to be down by approximately 20 percent. Tony Tomizza of Dominion Farm Produce Ltd. in Bradford, ON points to the warm, wet fall in Ontario as the reason why volumes are down. “Initially we lost some acres due to flooding. But we put product into storage warmer than…

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Statement from B.C. Blueberry Council

British Columbia blueberry industry severely impacted by recent floods

From flooded fields and homes to supply chain issues, this is an especially challenging time for British Columbia. We stand with the those impacted by floods. Our hearts go out to the growers whose homes are flooded. Their loss is insurmountable. Blueberry grower Jaswant Dhillon says his “family has lost…

Terra Firma Foods:

“Back to the future” with terraponic growing

“Using our proprietary NexGen™ farming model and methodology, we grow nutritious, insect-free and soil-enhanced food. We have pioneered and developed “terraponics” to enhance our success in organic farming,” says Ray Urrutia, president and CEO of Terra Firma Foods. Terra Firm Foods has a developed a…

Sakata Seed America appoints Chief Operations Officer

Sakata Seed America has appointed Eduardo Flores to the role of chief operations officer (COO) for Sakata Seed America, effective November 29th, 2021. Flores will assume…

Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet expands sales team

Produce marketer Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet welcomes Andrew Kamenitzer as account executive to its sales team. Kamenitzer’s more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience…

Winter blueberry outlook indicates strong production

California Giant Berry Farms has the winter blues--blueberries that is--with global grower partners reporting peak volumes of organic and conventional blueberry supply for the start of winter season and beyond.  "We've started harvesting fruit from Chile that will provide for a constant winter supply of high-quality…

December 2 and 3

Avocado quality meter to feature at Colombian industry conference

The Avocado Quality Meter from Felix Instruments will be highlighted at a major conference of industry leaders at Territorio Aguacate, in Medellin, Colombia, December 2-3. For Pacific Northwest-based Felix Instruments, Territorio Aguacate offers an opportunity for fruit producers and distributors to…

USDA

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets 11/20 to 12/02

Significant increases in price for fruit, including seedless grapes, avocados and cranberries

This week, a good deal of ad space was dedicated to baking supplies, and fresh berries, pears, cranberries, and apples were featured alongside them. Holiday favorites like sweet potatoes, pomegranates, Brussel's sprouts, celery and pineapples were abundant. Total ad numbers this week were 301,474, an 8%…

Climate-resilient food system program continues growing

Jacobs Farm del Cabo is making significant progress in its ClimateLab™ efforts, a program focused on building a more inclusive, climate-resilient food system. “We are focused on helping farmers adapt to existing climate impacts, mitigate our contributions to them and replicate and accelerate the…

Exports to the US had the biggest growth among Almeria's top 10 destination markets

According to the latest data provided by Extenda, corresponding to the period between January and September of 2021, Almeria is the fourth Andalusian exporting province with…

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Enrico Martini: "We don't have precarious drivers, but regularly hired staff"

Tulips, the Italian online supermarket that doesn't schedule deals six months in advance

Tulips is an exclusively online supermarket founded by Enrico Martini, a 30-year-old from Cesena, Italy, who began 5 years ago by gathering information and getting advice right from the fruit and vegetable sector. For a few weeks Tulips has been making deliveries also in Bologna and its province, after…

Ton Bouw, The Greenery

“Taking products in good and bad times is paying off”

The previous Spanish season wasn't even completely over when growers, buyers, and sellers were already meeting to discuss the 2021/2022 season. This is the result of years of uncertainty, which got worse because of Brexit and COVID-19, but not only that: prices are also ever-increasing from all sides.…

USDA

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets 11/20 to 12/02

Significant increases in price for fruit, including seedless grapes, avocados and cranberries

This week, a good deal of ad space was dedicated to baking supplies, and fresh berries, pears, cranberries, and apples were featured alongside them. Holiday favorites like sweet potatoes, pomegranates, Brussel's sprouts, celery and pineapples were abundant. Total ad numbers this week were 301,474, an 8%…

Exports to the US had the biggest growth among Almeria's top 10 destination markets

According to the latest data provided by Extenda, corresponding to the period between January and September of 2021, Almeria is the fourth Andalusian exporting province with…

Steady increase in agri-food trade European Union

The latest EU agri-food trade figures published show that trade continues to increase steadily, with exports increasing by 7% compared to the first eight months of 2020. The total value of EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January-August 2021 reached a value of €210.5 billion, reflecting a…

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South African grape outlook

There is optimism around the new season of South African grapes. The first crop estimates for 2021-22 were just released with expected volumes between 70.6 and 77.7 million 4.2kg cartons. This is the third consecutive season we will see growth in the grape industry even with a table grape hectare decrease of 1,234 hectares…

Karnataka:

Unseasonal rain hits Belagavi grape growers, government to compensate farmers

Belagavi growers have started dumping their grape crops as unseasonal rains have caused heavy damage to the grapes. In Belagavi, over 4,500 hectares of grapes were cultivated…

India: Increase in freight and packaging materials costs to affect grape prices

A two-fold increase in the shipping freight cost and a 30% rise in packaging material prices will surely affect grape prices across international and domestic markets.…

Possible cranberry shortage by Christmas

According to Wisconsin State Cranberry Grower’s Association Executive Director Tom Lochner, unsettled weather over the last year in Central Wisconsin led to about 100 million…

The IDR forecasts the harvest will be 14% lower than last year

The weather changed the panorama for Argentina's cherry

The cherry harvest began a couple of weeks ago, and now the Rural Development Institute (IDR) has published the cherry production estimate for this year. Cecilia Fernandez,…

Opening price starts high

First strawberries of the season enter Chinese market

All kinds of strawberries for all kinds of prices appeared on the shelves of fruit shops in Guangxi. The fresh strawberries attracted droves of customers. One shop owner explained that the first strawberries of the season recently entered the market, and all the varieties in the shop came from other…

Statement from B.C. Blueberry Council

British Columbia blueberry industry severely impacted by recent floods

From flooded fields and homes to supply chain issues, this is an especially challenging time for British Columbia. We stand with the those impacted by floods. Our hearts go out to the growers whose homes are flooded. Their loss is insurmountable. Blueberry grower Jaswant Dhillon says his “family has lost…

Winter blueberry outlook indicates strong production

California Giant Berry Farms has the winter blues--blueberries that is--with global grower partners reporting peak volumes of organic and conventional blueberry supply for the start of winter season and beyond.  "We've started harvesting fruit from Chile that will provide for a constant winter supply of high-quality…

Egyptian strawberry season now in full swing

Since mid-November, the export of Egyptian fresh strawberries has officially begun. One exporter expects a solid season, as both demand and production are at a good level. Prices will increase slightly, as transport costs are higher this year, especially air freight. According to Amr Kadah, CEO for Egyptian…

Frankort & Koning

"Very strong demand in pears this season"

“Right now, we see a very vivid trade in all pear varieties. A lot of European retailers are heavily promoting loose and prepacked pears, causing stocks to decrease rapidly.…

Blueberry industry is the fastest-growing horticultural industry in South Africa

During their monthly Beanstalk.Global broadcasts, PMA Southern Africa and a panel of experts discuss key aspects of various types of fresh produce grown in South Africa and…


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