Friday, September 30, 2022

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW POTATOES

It looks like being a tough season for potatoes across much of the world. The hot dry weather during the growing season in most production countries has had a severe effect on potatoes, as it has many other crops. The global supply is predicted to be lower, as most countries appear to be expecting a slightly to significantly…

Thinking about Florida’s citrus growers

According to different reports, the Florida citrus industry has been hit hard by Hurricane Ian. Even far away from the hurricane’s eye, tree stems are twisted and damaged. The…

Innovation team looks to expand berry production in Canada

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is proud to collaborate as one of 15 teams granted a Spark Award, the initial award phase of the Homegrown Innovation…

Holiday Brussels sprouts supplies could be short this year

Brussels sprouts are in the midst of transitioning back to one of their key growing regions, Washington. “It’s the shift from growing them wherever you can to where they should be grown for the fall/winter crop. Sprouts are geographically specific. While the market will always take a certain amount…

Wisconsin cranberry crop meets a tight market

Wisconsin’s cranberry crop can be tough to predict and with price increases for all forms of cranberry, where those cranberries will land in the market is even tougher to put a finger on. Some growers are reporting a bumper crop of cranberries as compared to last year and the supplies look to be much…

International and Spanish Tradeshow Magazine - Primeur Fruit Attraction

Fruit Attraction will be held between Tuesday 4th October and Thursday 6th October in Madrid. FreshPlaza and Primeur have joined together to publish a 150 page tradeshow magazine. It is a truly international edition with in-depth articles from the international fresh produce sector. The international…

IFPA celebrates Tom Stenzel’s service to produce industry

Following International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Washington Conference on September 28, more than 150 industry and association leaders convened for a dinner at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Tom Stenzel’s three decades of service to the fresh produce industry. In…

Annual tour to experience date harvest firsthand

Bard Valley Natural Delights hosted its annual harvest tour in September, bringing key retailer representatives from around the world, followed by journalists and registered dietitians, to experience the Medjool date harvest in Bard Valley firsthand. Bard Valley Natural Delights hosted its annual harvest…

USDA

USDA promises up to $300 million to recruit farmers to switch to organic

US organic growers can’t keep up with demand

The demand for organic food is increasing so fast that US growers can’t keep up with the demand. This increase in demand food, coupled with the number of organic farmers in America dropping, prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promise up to $300 million to recruit farmers to make the switch.…

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EU continues to be a key trading partner for US tree nuts

In 2021, the European Union (EU)-27 imported $7.1 billion in tree nuts from the world. The United States, with $2.5 billion, is the largest EU-27 tree nuts supplier, accounting for 35 percent of total imports. Turkey is the second largest supplier with almost 23 percent of imports, followed by Vietnam…

Intent on improving diet andreducing chronic diseases

FDA proposes updated definition of ‘healthy’ claim on food packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging. This proposed…

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"To spearhead varietal innovation and redefine the produce experience in Asia"

AM FRESH Group acquires a controlling interest of FRESH FRUIT-X

AM FRESH Group, a leading global company in genetics, agri-tech and farming has acquired a majority stake in Asian-based FRESH FRUIT-X to redefine the produce industry in Asia and deliver a go-to-market solution of consistently high-quality and innovative produce for the hundreds of millions of Asian…

Moldova special: nut company Prometeu-T

"No prunes this year due to high gas prices, but there will be almonds and walnuts"

Plums, apples, and grapes are undoubtedly Moldova's top fresh produce export products. Walnut, almond, and hazelnut production is less well-known. That might well change in the coming years - Moldova's climate and soil are perfect for these types of trees. Prometeu-T, a cultivation and processing company…

Guangdong prefers imported apples, followed by Shanghai

China's fresh apple import and export unit prices are rising year by year

China is a major producer of apples, with a trade surplus in apple trading, and exports far exceed imports. The import and export trade  accounts for a significant proportion of…

Innovation team looks to expand berry production in Canada

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is proud to collaborate as one of 15 teams granted a Spark Award, the initial award phase of the Homegrown Innovation…

Wisconsin cranberry crop meets a tight market

Wisconsin’s cranberry crop can be tough to predict and with price increases for all forms of cranberry, where those cranberries will land in the market is even tougher to put a finger on. Some growers are reporting a bumper crop of cranberries as compared to last year and the supplies look to be much…

Carlo Porro, CEO Agricola Famosa:

“European market most important for Agricola Famosa and South American region”

The major South American supplying countries are now more than ever partners to the Spanish and rest of the European fresh produce industry – not only as alternative suppliers but to ensure the food security of consumers across the continent. This is according to Carlo Porro, CEO of Agricola Famosa, the…

Blueberry figures in the United States market

Highest value for blueberries was reached on March 19, 2022

This year began with blueberries in the United States market selling for USD 3,42 as of January 01, 2022. At that time, most of the fruit came in from Peru, with 3.478.132…

First shipments of Peru’s blueberries reach new markets of Israel and Jordan

The first shipment of fresh Peruvian blueberries to Israel has been registered. In week 38 of the current 2022-23 campaign, 3,600 kg’s were sent by air to the Israeli market. These represent the first exports to Israel as a new destination since its market opened for Peru at the end of June 2022. This is…

University of Maine helps combat fruit fly that threatens state’s berry crops

Growers in the state of Maine, who are producing blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, are concerned about the impact of an invasive fruit fly that has made it to the…


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