Friday, January 27, 2023

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW CUCUMBER

The increased energy costs have hit the winter production of cucumbers on the northern hemisphere hard. Many northern European cucumber growers have opted out of heating or lighting their cucumber crops this winter, including those in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, causing gaps in domestic supply on these…

Increased local demand for Ontario Red Prince apples

Ontario apples are continuing to see a strong year--a welcome change from the last two years where smaller crops followed challenging weather conditions. “This year overall we had a bumper crop. Not only was it larger in yield but it was larger in size and had great color. All regions had a great year…

Mexico offers potential to grow date industry

Medjool dates are known to be grown in the Middle East and Africa, but the Bard Valley region in the United States is a well-known sweet spot for Medjools as well. However, more recently production into Mexico has witnessed an expansion. “In Mexico’s Sonora desert, the climate and growing conditions are…

Pricing back down to historical levels for green bell peppers

Supplies of green bell peppers have been fairly steady. As Michael Wilson of National Produce Marketing Inc. in Etobicoke, Ontario, notes, it is bringing in green bell peppers…

Village Farms raises $25 million

Village Farms, the produce grower that also grows cannabis under the Pure Sunfarms banner, has raised $25 million.  The capital was raised through the sale of shares and warrants with a combined price…

Study reveals environmental benefits of modified atmosphere packaging

StePac, L.A. Ltd. analyzed supply chains it is closely involved with to assess how its packaging preserves the quality of fresh produce during handling, shipping and storing, and by doing so reduces waste and saves GHG emissions. The company commissioned researchers at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research…

Open letter from Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald's USA

"California keeps looking for ways to raise prices, drive away more businesses and destroy growth"

McDonald's USA president Joe Erlinger seems unhappy with California's politics and policies. He wrote an open letter, which can be read below. "Whether you're a lawmaker, a business owner or leader, or an everyday vote…

IFPA opens nominations for 2023 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards program

International Fresh Produce Association has opened the nomination period for the 2023 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Developed to honor the food service…

Upgraded facility will accommodate innovative potato research

Governments of Canada and Manitoba invest nearly $100,000 to upgrade horticulture storage facility

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $98,970 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to upgrade the University of Manitoba’s horticulture storage…

Mango board seeks nominees

The National Mango Board is seeking nominations for seven open board member positions, six positions will be to fill out the term 2024-2026. One first handler position will start their term…

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Kaluga region of Russia exports 645 tons of mushrooms

The Interregional Department of Rosselkhoznadzor summed up the results of exports from the Kaluga region. The department reports that in 2022, the region's farmers sent 645…

Fellini Farm in Gambettola (Forlì-Cesena)

Zero-residue radicchio, an extra chance to gain interest among consumers

The range of pest-free vegetables offered by the Italian company Fellini Patrizio continues to expand. Red, pest-free radicchio started to be available a few weeks ago. "Right now, the product is from the Marche region. We have grown in Romagna until November. The quality is good and the harvest is…

The contracting period ends on January 31

Garlic insurance returns to normal after two years of high incident rates

After two years of negative results, with more than 45 million euro of compensation in the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, last year, garlic insurance -which gives ample coverage to…

Pepe Ortuño, from SAT Olé:

“The artichoke processing industry should also adapt to the Green Queen”

The fields of the largest artichoke production area in Spain have been covered with a layer of ice for several days, which will have a considerable impact on production. “There have been frosts recorded from Alicante to Lorca, and in the Guadalentín Valley almost all the fields are affected,” stated Pepe…

Pricing back down to historical levels for green bell peppers

Supplies of green bell peppers have been fairly steady. As Michael Wilson of National Produce Marketing Inc. in Etobicoke, Ontario, notes, it is bringing in green bell peppers…

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Peter Turner – Soreli

New generation kiwis find firm footing in the right South African localities

The advent of Actinidia chinensis yellow and red kiwi selections with lower chilling requirement has opened the door for South Africa, which had a stab at creating a kiwi industry in the 1980s, but with a focus on green kiwis “South Africa’s big opportunity is not to be a big player but to be a player of…

Mango board seeks nominees

The National Mango Board is seeking nominations for seven open board member positions, six positions will be to fill out the term 2024-2026. One first handler position will start their term…

Candy MacLaughlin - Skybury Farms

Increasing consumer consumption is the key to growth in 2023 for a North Queensland Papaya grower

A leading North Queensland papaya grower says it is important to increase consumer awareness of the fruit, and in turn consumption, to help grow the category and help meet rising production costs. Skybury Farms, General Manager Candy MacLaughlin says input costs over the past twelve months across the…

“The red guava would be an exclusive, ultra-exotic fruit in this market”

The red guava season has recently kicked off in India. The history of India and guava is a long one, says Kaushal Khakhar, CEO of Indian fresh produce exporter Kay Bee Exports: “India has a long-lasting and extensive expertise at growing various varieties of guava. For several years, it has remained the…

Aimed at the upcoming 2023 kiwifruit season

Seeka collaborates with Ministry of Social Development to deliver series of job expos

Over 400 jobs are up grabs as this year’s Kiwifruit season takes off in Taitokerau, and there’s something for everyone. Horticulture employer Seeka has collaborated with…

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Citrus growing in Florida still perseveres focuses on juice market

As has been reported for years now, Florida's citrus crop has been decreasing and things are not yet looking to be picking up. Centuries ago, growing and producing citrus…

A look at South Carolina citrus

Citrus has been making its way north in recent years. So far, growers in North Florida and Georgia have had success producing the crop, with only minor incursions of HLB, the disease that has been…

Citrus grower fights to keep crop healthy as Phoenix area is faced with cold spell

Arizona citrus growers are working hard this week to keep their plants thriving during this cold snap as overnight temps are hovering around the freezing mark. Fortunately,…

Peter Breels, Rodiers:

"Moroccan and Egyptian clementines being pushed on Belgian market"

Spanish citrus prices have been quite high this whole season. "The supply's not limited, but volumes are lower than in previous years. So, prices, especially for juicing oranges, are much higher than in other years," says Peter Breels of the Belgian wholesaler Rodiers. Quality is not lacking, though, he adds.…

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Citrus: World Markets and Trade

South Africa tangerine/mandarin exports forecast to reach a record 560,000 tons in 2022/23

South Africa exports of tangerines/mandarins are forecast to grow by almost 8 percent in 2022/23 to reach a record 560,000 tons on higher production and strong overseas demand. The European Union and the United Kingdom account for 45 percent of total South Africa exports followed by Russia (10 percent)…

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