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After slight delay, grape imports from Ica progressing well

It has been just over a month now since table grapes destined for North America began shipping from Peru's Ica region. After a delay due to rain, exporters are now playing catch up. According to them, shipments of grapes from northern Peru are about to wrap up for the year as production begins to focus…

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Oregon beet grower: "The worst prices I have ever seen"

The beet season in Oregon is about to wrap up for the year. Many growers have already finished while others are harvesting the last of their crop. For some in Oregon, it seems the season can't finish soon enough as they have reported a terrible market, with prices very low all season long. "Oregon's beet season began…

Two Los Angeles family-owned distributors join forces

Umina Brothers, a Los Angeles based produce distributor, has joined forces with Choumas Produce. The two family-owned companies are combining into one entity, Umina Bros, to…

Limoneira opens Southeast Asian regional sales office

Limoneira Company, a diversified citrus growing, packing, selling and marketing company with related agribusiness activities and real estate development operations, today…

AU: Central Queensland lychee grower sends first shipment to United States

A Queensland lychee grower is hoping this year's supply to the United States, will be the start of an ongoing pathway. Lush Lychees is a family farm owned by Paul and Krystal Caton, and was part of the Australian Lychee industry's pilot program exploring new markets, for the first time. "As we are a new supplier, we had to…

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Organic blueberry exports from Chile are peaking

According to the latest Crop Report of Chile's Blueberry Committee-ASOEX, the organic blueberry's peak export season began with 1,047 tons exported in week 2 of 2019. This is due to the increase in volume of the southern area, mainly from the region of Araucanía and Los Rios. To date, the Chilean industry has exported…

Construction of Nogales, AZ cold inspection facility to create 200 new jobs

An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic…

US: Cherry growers Pacific Northwest troubled by Chinese tariffs

According to the Capital Press, B.J. Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers in Yakima, Chinese tariffs really took a toll on the Washington cherry industry last year. Thurlby…

Avocado lawsuit will cost Costa Rica $500,000 dollars

The Minister of Foreign Trade (Comex), Dyala Jimenez Figueres, confirmed on Wednesday that the famous avocado lawsuit, which began in 2015 and is now in the World Trade Organization (WTO), would cost the country ¢ 300 million colones. Jimenez Figueres preferred not to comment on whether his predecessors were responsible…

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Chile exported 4,500 tons of grapes to the United States on Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 16, the first ship of the year with 4,500 tons of fresh table grapes from the Atacama region departed from the Puerto Caldera port bound for Wilmington,…

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Spain: Is organic fruit and veg production growing at the same rate as the demand?

The demand for organic products is on the rise in Europe, and many horticultural producers have based their growth strategies on the cultivation of these products. They want to continue certifying farms in order to satisfy a customer who demands more bio crops, wider product ranges and year-round…

Logistics chaos if customs controls are reinstated

Spain: Murcia fears compulsory inspections of 500,000 tons of products post Brexit

The outcome of Brexit is increasingly unpredictable, although every day that passes, companies foresee new complications in exports to the United Kingdom. The rejection by the British Parliament of the plan agreed with Brussels has raised the fears in the Region of Murcia for a hard Brexit, which would…

Asparagus Days to be organised in both France and Italy

The winning formula of Asparagus Days will be repeated every year: one year it will take place in Italy and the next it will take place in France. After the 2018 edition in Cesena, it will be the turn of Angers in 2019 (29th-30th October). Renzo Piraccini and Bruno Dupont  "We are very pleased with our partnership with Sival. We both focus…

Half of Millennials are unfaithful to brands

According to the latest estimates, 40% of the world population is part of generation Y. In Italy, they are 25% of the total population. Due to the importance Millennials are acquiring as consumers, Tiendeo.it analyzed some of the trends related to Generation Y with the purpose of supplying brands with…

Florentaise presents its vertical farm on France 3

The company Florentaire recently invited the television channel France 3 in order to present its vertical farm. After the request for proposals won by the Parisculteurs, the company will…

Showcased at the Marca fair, in Bologna

New ready-to-eat products by La Linea Verde

La Linea Verde have introduced new ready-to-eat products, which were showcased at the Marca fair, in Bologna. These products are almost 10 different vegetables cooked in three different manners and packaged with the ‘skin’ technique. Andrea Battagliola, a member of the marketing management board of La Linea Verde, explained, “The vegetables…

OP Fonteverde: there is a difference between new and stored produce

"Lat year's financial performance was pretty positive thanks in particular to the good sales of new carrots, which stood out thanks to their quality and yield per hectare," explains Patrizia Calabrese, sales manager for OP Fonteverde, located in southeast Sicily. Patrizia Calabrese "The current campaign is instead presenting various problems…

Garlic: Italy is planning to increase the acreage

As for every produce variety, garlic too is influenced by global market dynamics. Unfortunately, Italian garlic production does not suffice to satisfy the internal demand, even though the Italian tradition regarding garlic farming is the best compared to everyone else’s. The delegation in Spain On the 15th January 2019, delegations from…

Check out the photo gallery of the Marca fair

"The Distributor Brand is a driving force in the Modern Distribution"

Excellent success in terms of visitors for the Marca fair, held in Bologna on the 16th and 17th January 2019. The first day of the fair was literally invaded by crowds of people, some of them even coming from abroad. Click here for the photo gallery The event made one thing clear: within MMRs, the distributor brand (DB) has gained the…

Vellsam continues domestic expansion through Huelva's seven largest distributors

The Almeria-based company Vellsam will be able to help in the improvement of berry cultivation thanks to the knowledge acquired in plantations in other countries Vellsam continues taking steps in its expansion across Spain and has started the year establishing itself in Huelva through the seven largest distributors in…

Spain: Micontur to decide whether kakis will be exported to China

The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (Mincotur) will finally choose between almonds or kakis as the next food product for which procedures will start to try…

Spain: Murcia is the country's third largest mandarin producer

The Region of Murcia ranks third in the list of main mandarin-growing regions in Spain, only behind the Region of Valencia and Andalusia. In the 2018-2019 campaign, which will…

Quota for withdrawal and processing into juice

Spain: Request to withdraw 4,557 tons of citrus

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), which set up a quota for the withdrawal and processing into juice of 50,000 tons of oranges, mandarins, clementines and satsumas on January 13, has already received 13 requests for a volume totaling 4,557 tons. This has been revealed in the first follow-up report, and…

Spain: Growers seek to produce 100,000 kilos of tomatoes per hectare

Agricultural producers and experts have met in Extremadura to analyze new tomato varieties and cultivation techniques, as well as a treatment to increase the yield per hectare by 10.000 kilos and bring it to 100,000 kilos. Thus, at the moment, the yield per hectare of tomatoes for processing in Extremadura amounts to…

Frankfurt wholesale has been offering air-shipped goods under Philibon label for 25 years

"Passion fruits and Lychees from Reunion sold well for Christmas"

Exotic fruits always sell well during the colder season. Even in this specific segment, however, there are huge differences in quality, especially between those shipped by plane and by boat. For many years, French brand Philibon has stood out as for high quality fruit from different growing regions of…

Good shelf life

"Orri clementines have a unique taste"

"Orri clementines have a unique taste and the fact that they keep so well in storage is outstanding - this is a clear advantage for us," says Mr Wilhelmy from the fruit traders bearing the same name in Sankt Augustin. He is convinced of the quality and taste of the fruit, that has been imported from…

Online supermarket continues to expand and plans to open more hubs in 2019

Picnic is now also servicing Krefeld

Online supermarket Picnic continues to expand: Starting in late February, consumers in Krefeld will also benefit from its low prices and free delivery. Already, all those in Krefeld can register on the Picnic app waiting list. "For us, Krefeld is the logical next step," says Frederic Knaudt from the German Picnic team. "Picnic does…

Photo report: SIVAL 2019

French suppliers don't stop at the French borders

It's been three busy days for the exhibitors of the Sival exhibition in France. Starting Tuesday and closing on Thursday, the show attracted many visitors. "Better than ever", many visitors said. One thing is not to be doubted when visiting the Sival: it's a French show, and while the amount of international suppliers have…

France: Vegetable firm provides ready-to-use products to local canteens and supermarkets

A vegetable firm in Montans (Tarn) prepares seasonal vegetables for canteens and supermarkets of the department. The products are purchased from local producers. They are then…

Biocoop is giving TV advertising a try

Founded some 30 years ago, Biocoop has over 400 stores on the French market. Working for the development of a sustainable organic agriculture, the company has for the first…

The mushroom farm, Maison Vialade, doubles its production

After some renovation work on the premises, the mushroom farm Maison Vialade presented its new facilities. “The number of rooms has doubled. We went from 8 to 16 rooms, a third of which…

French cauliflower: currently well-placed on the European market in terms of quality and quantity

The French cauliflower is currently in higher demand than usual. The same cannot be said in other European countries. In Italy and Spain, the cauliflowers are suffering from the current weather conditions. In Bari, Italy, the snow and frost made it very difficult to harvest, while in Spain, the heavy…

Mayotte: Dimethoate in tomatoes

Dimethoate, an insecticide which is controversial and banned in France, has recently been found on tomatoes from Mayotte. The Prefecture of Mayotte has issued an order and published an alarming…

Turkey: Record number of peach exports

Turkey's peach exports increased in 2018 by 43,7% compared to 2017 and the volume reached 128.6 thousand tons. Peaches are exported to 65 countries, and Russia is the major…

Irish horti sector in crisis due to labour shortages

The Irish horticulture industry saw output decline by 14% last year, and industry sources are warning that labour shortages are creating a crisis. Measures to tackle a…

New Ukrainian products were exported to Canada in 2018

Within the framework of a free trade agreement, in 2018, a number of new Ukrainian products was exported to Canada. Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Olha…

High resistance to Downy Mildew

Israel: Bar-Ilan University researchers develop resistant species of basil

A hybrid of basil that is highly resistant to Downy Mildew has been developed by researchers at Bar-Ilan University. The team is headed by Israeli Prize-winning scientist…

France: The least-contaminated fruit and vegetables

Over 66,000 tonnes of pesticides and herbicides are used by farmers in France every year, according to La Spéciale d'Envoyé programme, broadcast this week on television channel France 2. Such pesticides remain on the skin of fruits and vegetables, it said, and may then end up on our plates. Over 72% of non-organic fruits,…

UK: Potato supply chain making moves to protect stocks​​

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has estimated GB grower held potato stocks at the end of November 2018 at 2.97Mt. This is the lowest during this…

No deal-Brexit will make March to May 'crop gap' much worse

According to Riverford founder Guy Singh-Watson, UK grown crops such as kale, cabbage, greens, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, swedes, apples, onions and potatoes all come to…

Oceania

AU: Illegal banana farm entry prompts strict warning from industry

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has reiterated concerns over illegal entry after receiving recent reports of people trespassing onto farms, in some cases…

AU: Central Queensland lychee grower sends first shipment to United States

A Queensland lychee grower is hoping this year's supply to the United States, will be the start of an ongoing pathway. Lush Lychees is a family farm owned by Paul and Krystal Caton, and was part of the Australian Lychee industry's pilot program exploring new markets, for the first time. "As we are a new supplier, we had to…

CSIRO builds analytics platform to help Australian farmers

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has partnered with rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) to build an analytics…

Australia expands Pacific Labour Scheme to win influence in region

On Jan. 17, as Canberra expands a regional labour scheme in a bid to win favor with its neighbors amid rising competition from China, Fijians will be allowed to work in…

New Zealand trying to get rid of plastics

Cherry tomatoes and strawberries in plastic containers. Cucumbers in shrink wrap. Shrink-wrapped meat on a plastic tray. Coleslaw in a plastic tub. But for a while now, the people of New Zealand have been confronted head-on with its recycling issue. At its heart, the supermarket industry will tell you, the predominance…

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