Friday, May 14, 2021

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MANGOES

The global mango market shows a varied picture across the board, as many importers transition from one origin to another. Some markets such as the Netherlands and Belgium struggling with low market prices, whilst Germany, in contrast, experiences high prices. Supply is limited to the North American markets, whilst the Asian…

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Good chill hours means optimism for California stone fruit

Like many commodities across North America, stone fruit out of California is also going to start a few days late this season. “We’re just waiting to get going. There’s some abnormally warm weather coming this week so hopefully that pushes things along,” says Jon McClarty of HMC Farms in Kingsburg, CA.…

Moderate demand on ample celery supplies

Supplies of celery are plentiful in the marketplace currently. Supplies are better than they were last year at this time. Currently production is happening in Oxnard, CA but will transition to Castroville, CA by the end of the month. As for competing supplies, Florida has finished up with its production.…

Kent variety slowly ramps up

Ups and downs during Mexican mango season

The Kent Mango season out of Michoacán, Mexico is close to its halfway point with approximately one month left on the variety. London Fruit typically has an early start on the Kent variety as the company’s fields are located in the middle of a mountain range between two valleys. This provides a dry…

Using discarded fruits and vegetables

Circular economy project scores $100,000 food waste reduction challenge

LOOP Mission reached the semi-final of the Government of Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge and won $100,000. More than a third of food worldwide is wasted, which accounts for eight percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, one in seven Canadians experience food insecurity. To…

First lychee shipment of 100 tons set off from Guangdong, China to Canada

On May 10, the 2021 Guangdong Lychee Exports Departure and Cross-border E-commerce Launch Ceremony took place in Dianbai District, Maoming City, Guangdong. The first shipment…

New regional marketing manager welcomed at Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest is excited to welcome Michele Hoard to the company as the new regional marketing manager for the Midwest region. Through her work consulting with…

Upward Farms

US (NY): 'First USDA-certified organic vertical farm' in Northeast region

Upward Farms, an aquaponic vertical farmer, announced the opening of its new headquarters. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, the new facility utilizes Upward Farms' technology in both commercial production and R&D. The operation is USDA-Certified Organic, which according to the company, makes…

Veg-Fresh adds new talent to its berry department

Veg-Fresh Farms expands its berry department with two new additions: Christian Cardenas and Jay Carreon managing blueberries and strawberries under the Crystal Cove Berry Farms brand. Crystal Cove focuses primarily on strawberries and blueberries with some raspberry and blackberry opportunities. Cardenas…

PMA + United Fresh share positive vote results on new organization

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) held a member vote this week to seek approval to move forward in creating a single new…

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Anecoop opens trade channel with Peru by shipping first container of oranges from Spain

The first container of oranges of Spanish origin, shipped from Valencia by Anecoop and packed by its partner cooperative Green Fruits, based in the Spanish municipality of Oliva, arrived on May 4 at the Port of Callao, in Peru. On May 11, the pertinent inspection was carried out and then the goods were…

"The increases are out of touch with the reality of an activity that is undergoing a national emergency"

NEA citrus exporters are concerned about a request to increase wages by more than 100%

The Chamber of Citrus Exporters of the Northeast of Argentina (NEA), Cecnea, expressed its concern about the request for a salary increase of more than 100% for the 2021/2022…

The 75 tons shipped will arrive in the Netherlands

Authorities certify the first shipment of Argentine lemons to the EU after this market was reopened

The first shipment of Argentine lemons sent to the European Union after the reopening of citrus exports will arrive in the Netherlands in the next few days. The shipment is…

Sam Vasala - Sai World

"2020 was a challenging season, but 2021 will be even more challenging.”

As the Australian citrus season gets underway with a good crop of high-quality fruit, exporters still face many challenges. “The main worry is the delays in the logistical chain,” explains Sam Vasala from SaiWorld. “Many countries are either still in lockdown or going into lockdown again and vessels are…

South Africa prepares to increase citrus export capacity

The Citrus Growers Association of South Africa (CGA) will on Friday engage the officials from “MV Cool Eagle” as they move to prepare to increase citrus exports. The CGA said they would meet the officials at the port of Durban to discuss how to increase exports. “The MV Cool Eagle is the largest reefer vessel…

Florida’s Aldicarb decision challenged

Amid arguments about the troubled citrus industry and the health of farmworkers, a chemical company is challenging a state decision to block aldicarb, a pesticide that could help fight citrus greening disease. AgLogic Chemical, LLC filed an administrative challenge on May 11, about three weeks after the…

Mexican lemon sector sets sights on Asia

The Mexican lemon sector is betting on the diversification of international markets and has its sights set on the Asian market. Oliver Huesmann, director of Fruit Consulting…

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