Thursday, May 19, 2022

Mexican table grape industry challenged to ship 25 million boxes in 10 weeks

Table grape harvest in Northern Mexico has started, in Hermosillo and Guaymas in the state of Sonora. The first grapes crossed the border with Nogales, AZ ten days ago, on May 9. The start date is similar to last year, but it is a few days later than the average start of May 5. “The great majority of…

Onion markets see regionalization

"For the first time in my career I’m seeing the markets regionalize in a way I’ve never seen before.” So says Shay Myers of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce of the current state of the onion market. “In the past at this time of the year, onions from the Northwest would be marketed at lower prices…

Retail promotions help build Michigan asparagus demand

Demand for Michigan asparagus continues to grow. Michigan supplies of asparagus have improved in the last few days due to the heat the state saw last week. “We see increases in our Michigan asparagus sales annually. Retailers have continued to promote it and excite customers into buying up the first spring…

Similar plans in the books for vine crops

Oishii opens new product segment by introducing $20 berries

"We always want to start with best-in-class products and make them more available to the masses. We aren't here to mass produce a low-quality product," explains Hiroki Koga, co-founder, and CEO of Oishii. In 2018, Oishii took the world by storm when Hiroki and his co-founder Brendan Somerville brought…

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2022 California almond forecast

Initial subjective forecast for 2022 production at 2.80 billion pounds

The initial subjective forecast for the 2022 California almond production is 2.80 billion pounds. Forecasted production is 4% below last year's production of 2.92 billion pounds. Forecasted bearing acreage for 2022 is a record high of 1,370,000. Forecasted yield is 2,040 pounds per acre, 8% lower than…

Thursday, May 26

Gearing up for 2022 US apple season at Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces open registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit next week. The one-hour event will be held on Thursday May 26th and feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Speakers will include Dr. Desmond O’Rourke, founder and…

45-year Canadian produce veteran hangs up his hat at Oppy

After three and a half decades, Oppy’s vice-president of Canadian sales Walt Breeden is off on his next adventure: retirement. Joining Oppy from Vancouver-based retailer Woodward’s to sell California-grown produce to Western Canadian customers in 1987, Breeden’s role grew as he added New Zealand apples,…

Leadership coach set the tone for Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference

Last month, attendees at the Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference (WFPC) offered rave reviews for the opening general session from Wendy McManus, leadership coach of Connect 2 Potential. McManus' talk was titled, "Get on the Same Page: How to shape your culture collaboratively from any seat in the…

ASOEX announces retirement of Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández

"The Board of Directors of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association A.G. (ASOEX) announces that Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández has initiated his retirement process. Consequently, he…

Diesel costs deliver heavy blow to North American trucking industry

Experts say that with diesel prices remaining elevated, forcing significant costs onto shippers and trucking companies, the impact of fuel costs on inflation could put a dent…

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Mexican avocados: Costa Rica lifts restrictions on the fruit after seven years

In 2015, Costa Rica unilaterally decided to ban the import of Mexican Hass avocados, stating that a pest called Sunblotch Viroid (sunspot) could enter the country via the…

Meituan Select releases Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022

Tropical fruit sales increase by over 30% in China

The Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022 released by Meituan Select on May 18 showed that tropical fruit continued to be popular in 2021 in China, with an overall sales…

Australian mango industry to receive a $2.7million boost through two major projects

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is confident that two major projects over the next five years will significantly help improve grower productivity and profitability. AMIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brett Kelly says the projects, which were announced today, will integrate extension and…

René Noordam, OptiTrade International: “Pineapple prices in Europe really good at the moment”

Dominican Republic pineapples selling well in Europe

Pineapple prices are really good across Europe at the moment as shipping costs remain challenging, comments René Noordam from OptiTrade International, who sources the produce from the Dominican Republic. However, he fears the good pineapple prices will not last long as more strawberries are coming on…

Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh mangoes for US president Biden

The Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. will hand over a box of Indian mangoes to the staff of US president Joe Biden at a mango promotion event in Washington…

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First selective asparagus harvest's developer files for suspension of payments

More than a year ago, in a Dutch asparagus field, Cerescon proudly presented its 0 series of the Sparter to the press. This was the first selective asparagus harvest in the world. Yesterday the company, which employs 13 people, filed for suspension of payments. "A confluence of circumstances" is how…

45-year Canadian produce veteran hangs up his hat at Oppy

After three and a half decades, Oppy’s vice-president of Canadian sales Walt Breeden is off on his next adventure: retirement. Joining Oppy from Vancouver-based retailer Woodward’s to sell California-grown produce to Western Canadian customers in 1987, Breeden’s role grew as he added New Zealand apples,…

Greenyard signs a real estate transaction, with a view to long-term refinancing and room for growth

Greenyard announces it has reached an agreement with a real estate investor on the lease-and-lease-back of its facility of the Greenyard Prepared division in Bree, Belgium,…

ASOEX announces retirement of Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández

"The Board of Directors of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association A.G. (ASOEX) announces that Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández has initiated his retirement process. Consequently, he…

AgriFORCE Growing Systems completes acquisition of food production & processing IP from Manna Nutritional Group

AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd., an intellectual property-focused AgTech company dedicated to advancing sustainable cultivation and crop processing across multiple verticals,…

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Interpoma rewards innovations for water management in apple orchards

With the Interpoma Award, the Bolzano fair intends to grant recognition to those companies that present innovations for water management in apple orchards. Interpoma Award 2022 will reward those technologies that, thanks to an innovative component, lead to progress in the management of water in apple…

"Market potential of Chinese fruit is worth paying attention to as product quality continues to improve"

May is the month when various premium domestic fruits enter the Chinese market. The market for premium domestic fruit rapidly expanded in the last few years. This development has attracted attention from far and wide. Xinjiang sugar plums Guangdong Excellent Fruit Agricultural Investment Co., Ltd. manages…

Christophe Ochs, Albafruit – The new harvest is already available

"The Moroccan origin gives the grapes a real freshness advantage!"

The Albafruit company is starting its 16th campaign of Moroccan grapes. A season that this year looks promising both in terms of volume and quality: "The good weather and the last few days of heat have helped increase the sugar content of the grapes. We are hoping for a good harvest", reports Christophe…

Ecuador is the second destination market for Chilean fruits in Latin America

Trade Integration Agreement between Chile and Ecuador enters into force

The Undersecretary of International Economic Relations, Jose Miguel Ahumada, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Daniel Legarda, announced that the ACE 75 Trade…

The price increase is a foregone conclusion

China‘s apple production is expected to drop by about 30% in 2022

On May 11, strong convective weather occurred in many apple-producing areas in Gansu, and some areas experienced heavy rainfall and hail. In addition, apple-producing areas in…

Mexican table grape industry challenged to ship 25 million boxes in 10 weeks

Table grape harvest in Northern Mexico has started, in Hermosillo and Guaymas in the state of Sonora. The first grapes crossed the border with Nogales, AZ ten days ago, on May 9. The start date is similar to last year, but it is a few days later than the average start of May 5. “The great majority of…

Melons Australia announces seamless data flow in the traceability of seedless watermelons

Melons Australia has successfully demonstrated a pilot of how to overcome the hurdle of transferring data from whole fruit to cut pieces in the supermarket. The peak industry body says the project is aimed to maximise consumer engagement with the farmer while boosting confidence in the freshness and food…

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Chile: Fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Chilean table grape production projected to increase by 15.2 percent in MY2021/22

In MY2021/22, experts have projected that Chilean table grape production will increase by 15.2 percent, totaling 760,000 MT. Exports will increase by 14.2 percent, totaling 600,000 metric tons. For MY2021/22, the estimated apple production stands at 1,036,000 MT a 4.8 percent decrease from MY2020/21 on…

Turkey will have more volumes available for export than last season

“Harvest of the early cherry varieties has already started”

The cherry season in Turkey has started and producers estimate an increase in volumes of about 10 to 15% this year. Due to the war in Ukraine, Turkish producers might have to divert to other European markets to export their cherries to. According to Banu Er, the general manager for Turkish agent and…


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