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Friday, September 18, 2020

OVERVIEW GLOBAL APPLE MARKET

When it comes to top fruit, the southern hemisphere is currently passing the baton to the north. The transition in trade is expected to be smooth, without many major problems. In most of the countries where the apple harvest is just starting there has been a reduction in the production. This is mostly due to sunburn, spring…

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"Teamwork and clarity are essential to moving swiftly and efficiently"

How growers prepare for hurricane season

Hurricane season is raging in the southeast of the United States. Hurricane Laura made landfall at the end of August, and currently Hurricane Sally is causing flooding in the Gulf Coast regions. Besides immediate damages from the high-speed winds and heavy rains, the aftereffects of these storms can…

Oppy focuses on expanding procurement and exports with two key promotions

As Oppy continues to expand its supply and international reach, Ray Reed and Andres Ribalta have been promoted to new positions in line with the company’s strategic growth journey. “Oppy’s plans for the coming years target growth in local and international markets, and the latest promotions of Ray Reed…

Guacamolito

Mexican business to sell guacamole recipe to take-out restaurants in New York

Now that the 100% Mexican avocado pulp processor, Guacamolito®, has had two years of positive experience in the market, the company has decided to step forward and will offer the traditional Mexican guacamole in the booming and unexplored market of New York City. The company will initially invest up to 5…

Mexican vegetable season starts strong with extra safety precautions

Bridges Produce’s Fall 2020 Mexican season has begun with new crop organic items shipping out of Nogales, AZ. Bridges' Mexican line-up is very robust with strong volumes expected and start dates are on schedule. Slicer Cucumbers are going strong, shipping from two grower partners with English Cucumbers…

Mike Ecker announced as winner of 2020 CPMA lifetime achievement award

Mike Ecker, President of the Vineland Growers Co-operative, has been announced as the 2020 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He was presented this award during a virtual…

Bobalu Berries adds Jonathan Sparks to the team

Bobby and RC Jones, Managing Partners of Bobalu Berries announced the addition of Jonathan Sparks to their sales team being led by VP of Sales, Anthony Gallino.    The company has been on…

Cavendish Farms opens new $12.5 million research centre in New Annan

Cavendish Farms’ new Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, officially opened today with a ribbon cutting by the Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, along with company officials. The $12.5 million facility, which is fully funded by Cavendish Farms, is an investment in the…

China extends waiver of additional tariffs to some US products

China's State Council's Customs Tariff Commission announced that it would extend the exemption of additional tariffs for one more year to 16 products from the United States.…

The US implements restrictions on the importation of fresh figs from Mexico

The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) has implemented restrictions with immediate effect on all commercial…

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"Avo University" launched as educational guide and certification program

Avocados may project an air of mystery, but they're really an open book – and now industry professionals can learn just how to read them. Avocados From Mexico launched Avo…

Peru will export 23% more Hass avocado this season

According to the projections of the Association of Producers of Hass Avocado of Peru (ProHass), the volume of Hass avocado for export will increase by nearly 23% in this…

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Kenya ups avocado sales to Beijing

Kenya has started exporting frozen avocados to China, heeding the conditions that Beijing issued before it allowed imports of the Kenyan fruit. The first consignment,…

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Cavendish Farms opens new $12.5 million research centre in New Annan

Cavendish Farms’ new Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, officially opened today with a ribbon cutting by the Hon. Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, along with company officials. The $12.5 million facility, which is fully funded by Cavendish Farms, is an investment in the…

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SIA Sicilia Group

A good greenhouse tutor system helps save on resources

Operators know how expensive it can be to install a suitable tutor system in greenhouses: there are strings and ties everywhere and it takes a long time.  Alessandro Avarino, administrator of SIA Sia Sicilia Group Srl, the company that patented the effective greenhouse tutor system  And what about the time needed…

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China could consider banning blank sailings to lower trans-Pacific freight rates

According to a report by The Loadstar, China's communications ministry discussed refusing to allow shipping companies to increase spot rates from China to the US and…

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“The COVID-19 pandemic provided an unexpected level of challenge"

Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, and its partners ICOEL and Sardas were confronted with unique challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as they were preparing to ship and install three turnkey cherry grading and packing lines in Turkey and a fourth one in Uzbekistan. They overcame the…

General fresh produce more »

China extends waiver of additional tariffs to some US products

China's State Council's Customs Tariff Commission announced that it would extend the exemption of additional tariffs for one more year to 16 products from the United States.…

Spain: Unsatisfactory results in fruit and vegetables exports

Between January and June 2020, total Spain’s sales abroad of fruit and vegetables grow in value, but fall in volume. During the same period, exports to the United Kingdom grow…

Management more »

USDA announces contracts for round 3 of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue…

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Economy is picking up pace

China currency nudges toward best quarter since 1981

China is witnessing a rapid advance in the yuan, as traders push the currency toward its largest quarterly numbers on record. The yuan has strengthened 4.4 per cent since the end of June to 6.7620 per dollar, set for the biggest ever quarterly gain since 1981. The currency is the best performer in Asia…

Herbs more »

Anthony Lepage, Les Herbes du Roussillon:

Beginning of the dried herb season in France

The arrival of autumn marks the beginning of the dried herb season at Les Herbes du Roussillon, producer of aromatic herbs in Argelès-sur-Mer. According to Anthony Lepage, head of business development at the company, the situation on the market is very positive. “French aromatic herbs are very popular in…

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Ticket shop open for Asia Fruit Logistica ON

The ticket shop is now open for Asia Fruit Logistica ON, the exciting new digital edition of Asia’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade show. Click here to register. Asia…

Citrus more »

'Peptide could restore Florida citrus'

CghSAMPa, the peptide found in the fruit of greening-tolerant Australian finger limes, is believed to be the first substance capable of controlling huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening). University of California, Riverside and Invaio Sciences, Inc. have partnered to advance the peptide research…

Organic more »

Morning Kiss Organic

Year-round organics line offers competitive price point

In the rapidly changing retail environment that the Covid-19 pandemic has created, Morning Kiss Organic is well positioned and prepared to be an organic supplier for retail partners. The company's year-round line of organic offerings focuses on health while maintaining a competitive price point with the…

Health more »

PMA Virtual Town Hall

COVID-19: what’s the ROI on the industry’s pandemic investments?

Six months into the pandemic, the fresh produce industry has felt the economic impact of investing in greater resources around COVID-related safety—whether it’s educating workers, implementing physical distancing and more. But, as this week’s PMA virtual town hall discussed: what effect have these…

IT more »

Chinese tech-company announces new thermometer with global 4G application

Chinese tech-company Frigga recently announced a new 3G thermometer. This real-time thermometer is now already in use on five continents. More recently the company introduced another product in their wireless, real-time monitoring product series, when they officially announced their 4G-enabled monitoring…

Innovations more »

The future of deliveries?

Drones - you see them flying around more and more often. In the US, Amazon has received permission to test making deliveries with these flying machines. So, in a few years, we might never have to leave our houses. Our deliveries will simply be left on the porch or posted through a window.

Cooling more »

'Best practices to process IQF spinach'

Although vegetables are more popular in their fresh form, one producer of IQF freezing machinery feels the IQF frozen vegetables have multiple advantages. Like pricing when…

Food safety more »

For repeated food safety violations

FDA issues first injunction under Produce Safety Rule to Illinois-based food manufacturer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that Fortune Food Product, Inc., an Illinois-based processor of sprouts and soy products, has agreed to stop production…

Nuts and dried fruits more »

California walnut industry doubles down on US retail programs

On August 28 USDA NASS released the Objective Measurement of the 2020 walnut crop, estimating production at 780,000 short tons, an increase of 19 percent over the prior year. “The industry has been expecting increases given continued growth in new acreage, more densely planted orchards and heavier…

Climate more »

"Teamwork and clarity are essential to moving swiftly and efficiently"

How growers prepare for hurricane season

Hurricane season is raging in the southeast of the United States. Hurricane Laura made landfall at the end of August, and currently Hurricane Sally is causing flooding in the Gulf Coast regions. Besides immediate damages from the high-speed winds and heavy rains, the aftereffects of these storms can…

Retail more »

Daily low prices on bananas and three-pound bag of onions in Amazon Fresh supermarket

Walmart is increasing pay for workers

US: Whole Foods dethrones Trader Joe's as best workplace for gradsForbes has teamed up with market research company Statista to identify America's best employers for new graduates. Surveys of 20,000 Americans with less than 10 years' professional experience were conducted from March to June, and the 2020…

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