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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Prices firming up on California iceberg lettuce

Even though supplies of iceberg lettuce out of California have tightened up, there’s enough availability to meet demand. “Some of the volume decreases we are experiencing is a normal planned reduction for this time of year as more local/regional harvesting comes into play for the summer months,” says…

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Sunnier days welcome for mini cucumber growers

Lots of sunshine predicted for the province of British Columbia, Canada, means the onset of a steady supply of baby cucumbers. Jeff Madu, Vice-President of Sales for Windset Farms®, based in Delta, B.C., grows the Fresco® Baby Cucumber which it offers in a 1.75 lb. Punnet for large gatherings or families…

Kelowna won't start until July 25

First cherries in British Columbia being harvested

After what could be one of the longest waits between blossom and harvest, Canadian cherries are ready for harvest. Cherries in Tieton (above) in the town of Oliver in the Okanagan Valley, just 25km north of the US border, were starting to be picked yesterday June 27, which marked the beginning of the 2022…

Pandol Brothers announces passing of Winnie Pandol

It is with great sorrow that Pandol Bros., Inc. announces the passing of Winifred Mary Pandol (nee Zaninovich), who died on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Bakersfield, California. Winifred (Winnie) was born July 19, 1925, in Porterville, California. She was the spouse of Pandol Bros., Inc. co-founder and…

Al Jasin retires after 30 years in the industry

After more than five years with Gold Coast Packing, Al Jasin, regional sales, is retiring. His career in produce spans 30 years. Jasin started his career in produce as…

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National Retail Report - specialty crops

Peaches, nectarines and cherries were among the sweetest deals this week

Peaches, nectarines, and cherries were some of the sweetest deals this week, as fruit ads increased in preparation for Independence Day celebrations. Berries got in on the action too, with patriotically colored strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries ripe and ready for desserts and salads. Summer…

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

May saw many ports recording record numbers of imports as backlogs and arrival delays were largely resolved

The month of May saw many ports recording record numbers of imports as last year’s unloading backlogs, and arrival delays have largely been resolved. The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest, saw its third-highest volume on record, while the Port of Oakland, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (covering…

US Northeast region sees 5% increase in consumer asparagus consumption

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association (PAIA) has released its 2021/2022 Fresh Asparagus Statistics, Category Trends and Demographics Report showing a Northeast region…

SmartWash Boost pretreatment eliminates 99.5% of pathogens before produce reaches wash lines

Growers know it is impossible to eliminate 100% of pathogens in fresh produce. Best food safety practices include minimizing contamination opportunities in the field and…

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Argentina Citrus Semi-annual

Revised estimates for fresh lemon production up by 15 percent

For marketing year (MY) 2021/22, there are revised estimates for fresh lemon production to 1.90 million metric tons (MMT), up by 15 percent, due to favorable weather conditions. Fresh orange production is projected to increase to 920,000 metric tons (MT), and fresh tangerine production is expected to…

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Chemical shortages hamper US growers

US farmers have cut back on using common weedkillers. Now they are on the lookout for substitutes to popular fungicides, and they are changing planting plans over persistent…

USDA

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Peaches, nectarines and cherries were among the sweetest deals this week

Peaches, nectarines, and cherries were some of the sweetest deals this week, as fruit ads increased in preparation for Independence Day celebrations. Berries got in on the action too, with patriotically colored strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries ripe and ready for desserts and salads. Summer…

USDA

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

May saw many ports recording record numbers of imports as backlogs and arrival delays were largely resolved

The month of May saw many ports recording record numbers of imports as last year’s unloading backlogs, and arrival delays have largely been resolved. The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest, saw its third-highest volume on record, while the Port of Oakland, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (covering…

Ecuador sees major protests against Lasso government

Latin America's leaders try to curb inflation without much success

Latin America's leaders are desperately trying to combat inflation. The region has some of the highest interest rates in the world. Mexico's Central Bank made a record rate…

North Dakotans are outraged as Bill Gates apparently buys $13.5 million potato farm

Billionaire Bill Gates is America's largest farmland owner. Now, he has apparently bought a potato farm in North Dakota, and local residents aren't too thrilled about it. The…

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Quarantine established in St. Petersburg area of Pinellas County

Florida Dpt of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces presence of Oriental fruit flies

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has positively identified the presence of Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in Pinellas County. A…

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Scientists send out wasps to save Willamette Valley fruits

For more than a decade, Oregon State University scientists researched a fruit fly issue costing growers millions. In 2009, a berry grower in the Willamette Valley sent Oregon…

Cherries, table grapes, blueberries, and plums account for 84.9% of the total value of fresh fruit exported in that period

Chilean fresh fruit exports up until May increased

Chile exported 1.608 million tons of fresh fruits worth 3.657 billion FOB dollars between January and May 2022, i.e. 10% more volume and 9.6% more value than in the same…

Kelowna won't start until July 25

First cherries in British Columbia being harvested

After what could be one of the longest waits between blossom and harvest, Canadian cherries are ready for harvest. Cherries in Tieton (above) in the town of Oliver in the Okanagan Valley, just 25km north of the US border, were starting to be picked yesterday June 27, which marked the beginning of the 2022…

Global partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC

JAZZ™ apple heroic “DC League of Super-Pets”-branded snacks to fans

JAZZ™ apples are taking part in an exciting new adventure, thanks to a new global partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, supporting Warner Bros. Pictures’ new animated adventure, “DC League of Super-Pets.” Highlighting the new partnership, JAZZ™ will release co-branded packaging and eye-catching…

Daniel Larsson, "Swedish, Dutch and Belgian strawberries sold for very high prices"

Swedish Midsummer festival leads to record strawberry sales

The Swedish danced their way to record high strawberry sales as part of their annual Midsummer celebrations last Friday (24 June). “Local Swedish strawberries together with imported fruit from the Netherlands and Belgium sold for very high prices. Even lower priced strawberries from Poland sold well,”…

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