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Photo Report: New York Produce Show

On Thursday, December 1, the New York Produce Show was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. It’s a popular time of year to go to the Big Apple, and traditionally, many spouses join their significant others in this event that has a dedicated spouse program. This year, the show took…

UK 'sleepwalking into further food supply crises', experts say

"The fact that you cannot turn on production of food in an instant has come as news to some"

For almost a year now growers in the Lea Valley, UK, had to keep their greenhouses empty because growing vegetables simply doesn't add up anymore. Yet up until now, the consequences of the situation do not seem to have sunk in at the public, or at the government level. "The fact that you cannot turn on…

Farm share of U.S. food dollar reached historic low in 2021

U.S. farm establishments received 14.5 cents per dollar spent on domestically produced food in 2021—a decrease of 1.0 cent from a revised 15.5 cents in 2020—to the lowest…

Costa Rican agriculture sector struggles with little support

The agricultural sector in Costa Rica is struggling with many producers struggling to repay loans due to high input costs, lower market prices and a lack of government…

Nuremberg wholesale market photo report

Rising imports, personnel shortages and increased expansion

Annually, 200,000 tons of goods are traded at the wholesale market in Nuremberg, being delivered within a radius of 100 to 200 km, said Dominik Kitschke, market supervision group manager. (A full interview with Kitschke will appear on FreshPlaza next week). Click here to view the photo report of our…

OECD report

48% of adults in Luxembourg don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables

In collaboration with the European Commission and health authorities in Luxembourg, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have published a report on…

WRAP reveals edible food waste reductions but urges UK industry to accelerate progress

WRAP has released its annual progress reports for the UK food, textiles and plastics industries, detailing data regarding companies’ continued efforts to reach environmental…

CBI helps Jordanian fresh fruit and vegetable producers enter new markets

Jordan produces large volumes of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables. And the sector has considerable growth potential. CBI contributes towards improving the Jordanian…

Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture wants 16% VAT on veg seeds abolished

The Ministry of Agriculture says it will initiate talks with the Treasury with the view to having the 16 per cent value-added tax (VAT) levied on vegetable seed abolished to…

Pacific North West farmers having to protect crops from extreme heat

Hotter temperatures are changing the agricultural landscape in the Pacific Northwest, especially for tree fruit growers.More and more people are covering their crops with…

Farmers market flourish in US

Bay Area farmers markets are widely popular among buyers and sellers, as they create the opportunity to buy and sell an abundance of goods. College of San Mateo’s Farmers Market, one of the biggest…

Prices for fruit and vegetables are set to keep rising until they peak in mid-December

Flooding along the Murray River and a wet, cold spring have reduced vegetable crop yields and delayed harvests, contributing to food prices growing at their fastest annual…

Costa Rican government to install scanners at ports and airports in 2023

The president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, announced last week the implementation of a project to place scanners in ports to combat smuggling and tackle drug trafficking.…

Mild UK autumn leads to potato and green vegetable glut, fears of later shortages

The United Kingdom's green vegetable and potato crops is experiencing a glut and large wastages due to mild autumn weather with fears of shortages looming early next year. The…

Brad Foster - Foster Stonefruit

"The weather has gotten warmer, which has put us on track to supply some great fruit for the summer season"

After a cold and wet start to the stonefruit season, a Victorian grower is expecting great fruit with higher yields for consumers this year. Foster Stonefruit is run by a husband and wife team, Brad and Lisa Foster, that grows and packs stonefruit and citrus in Beverford, near Swan Hill in Victoria. "The…

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Armin Lenz, Beerengut Straden, on the cultivation and distribution of organic Styrian berries

"In the beginning, we lacked the know-how, marketing experience as well as the appropriate infrastructure"

Since 2008, five Styrian farming families have dedicated themselves to growing fresh organic berries at Beerengut Straden in southeastern Styria. Starting with a modest organic blueberry cultivation on about 5 hectares, the organic farm nowadays produces fresh organic berries for about nine months a year…

Fresh produce exports from South Africa to US to increase as airline increases flights

As Delta Airlines is set to increase flights from South Africa to the US, fresh produce exports in the form of cargo are set to increase in the process as well.  Delta will increase…

Nigeria: Bridging the knowledge gap in protected cropping

No need to reiterate how CEA offers opportunities to improve food supply and safety. The old story goes that it is more easily said than done, especially when setting up such cultivation settings. That is why Farmer Samson Ogbole and Soilless Farm Lab have embarked on a mission to train growers in…

IFPA releases The Year in Review 2022

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) released the IFPA 2022 Year in Review, a reflection on the successes, priorities and member experiences over 2022, IFPA’s first…

ASAJA-Almeria

"The agricultural sector continues to be paid prices that are far from offering them a minimum return"

According to data collected by ASAJA-Almeria, the prices of several horticultural products have fallen in the province. Pear tomato and red California pepper prices fell by 28%, and the Fino zucchini Fino had the strongest drop (-44%) and is now being sold at 0.89 cents. In fact, the price of Fino…

Roy Zylka from Roy's Naturkost offers Spanish organic lemons and more at the Nuremberg wholesale market

"Prices have not yet risen as dramatically as we are often hearing in the media"

Even as a teenager, Roy Zylka, managing director of Roy's Naturkost at the wholesale market in Nuremberg, worked in the organic fruit and vegetable sector. For more than 27 years, Zylka has been active as an organic wholesaler in Nuremberg. In the wholesale market sector, his business is also unique in a…

India's Telangana now surplus fruit production state

India's youngest State, Telangana, now produces more fruit than its residents consume with over 6 294 million metric tons and a demand of only 186 MT. The state produces 14…

Egypt's Ismailia sees over $223 million of agricultural exports in 2022

Egypt's Ismailia governorate exported 48.38 million tons of fruit and vegetables and field crops to earn $223 million for the first 11 months of 2022. Exports were sent to…

China buys more Vietnamese fruit for Lunar New Year

China is buying more fruit from Vietnam to ensure enough supply in time for next year's Lunar New Year, that will be celebrated earlier than usual.  Vietnam already exported fresh…

China is interested in importing Kazakh agricultural products

Kazakhstan is ready to offer 135 new commodity items to China and asks to remove barriers to the export of agricultural products. Trade cooperation between the two countries…

Canada: Food prices set to rise another 5-7% in 2023 after record inflation year

After a year that saw food prices climb by numbers not seen in decades due to record inflation, the cost of groceries in Canada is expected to continue rising in 2023, a new…

Nigel Jenney: UK's FPC

“We need a new approach to save our nation’s food supply”

Nigel Jenney, the Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) has voiced his concerns regarding the safeguarding of the UK’s fresh produce and horticultural sectors…

Morocco doubles fruit exports to $1.5 billion, now 15th largest exporter in world

Morocco doubled their fruit exports between 2016 and 2021 becoming the world's 15th biggest fruit exporter in the process. It earned $729 million increasing it to $1.5…

Apples soon to be transported by drone in remote Indian area

About 200 tons of apples will soon be transported with drones from orchards in remote and inaccessible areas of the Kinnaur district.  Apple boxes will be lifted by drone to the…

Growth of specialty crops highlights need for expanded risk management tools

Specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts, make up almost one-third of total crop sales in the United States, but a large number of specialty crop acres remain…

New York Produce Show remembers Jim Prevor

Yesterday, December 1, the New York Produce Show was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. It was just a few weeks after the event’s founder, Jim Prevor, had passed away. The event was a tribute to him as he was being remembered at the cocktail party the evening prior to the show…

Growers bugged by pests find help from WVU Extension

"We want to give growers more alternatives for crop protection"

Pests are a pain, so West Virginia University Extension is reaching out to growers and gardeners around the state about the dangers of pesticides and how to incorporate safe alternatives — such as barriers, insect traps, and introducing predatory insects that feed on pests. Carlos Quesada serves as the…

Doubts surrounding GMO produce affect Kenyan horti exports to Europe

Some European buyers of Kenya’s horticultural produce are concerned about the African country’s lifting of the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMO), as this would force…

Guyana: Israeli company to develop massive USD $15 mln hydroponic project

The government of Guyana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an Israeli company to develop a massive hydroponic production system project in Guyana. Last October,…

"The new Goldfinger varieties have a different flavour to both Lady Fingers and Cavendish"

New banana varieties set to provide Aussie consumers with greater choice in the future

The Australian Banana Growers' Council (ABGC) is looking forward to Australian consumers having a greater choice in their eating experience with bananas, as much as protecting growers and the industry from Panama TR4 in the future. Consumer research as part of a project from Queensland's Department of…

A new fresh produce export line is launched in Beni Mellal, Morocco

Beni Mellal Citrus, a Moroccan exporter based in the region of the same name, has announced its plans to double shipping volumes this season. The company exports mainly Clementine, Nour, Nadorcott, Navel, Navel Late, and Maroc Late varieties, in addition to other products such as watermelons, grenadine,…

China wants to cut 10% of pesticide use on fruit and vegetables by 2025

China is currently the world's top user of pesticides. The Asian nation has just 7% of the world's arable land, but stands for a third of global consumption of chemical…

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Extreme weather caused by climate crisis threatens Puerto Rico’s food security

Puerto Ricans will likely spend this Christmas without their time-honored tradition of eating plantains with dinner, after Hurricane Fiona destroyed 80 percent of the island’s…

Incoming rain will help Californian growers after 2022 drought

Rain headed towards the Central Valley late this week won’t be a drought buster, but it will be a welcome sight to farmers and growers. They need the rain on their soil now…

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Government works towards better conditions for Canadian farm workers

According to Minister for Gender Affairs Dr. Virginia Albert Poyotte, the Government is working towards achieving better working conditions for Saint Lucians working on Canadian farms. Earlier this year, a group of Saint Lucian women employed in the Canadian Farm Work Program complained of ill-treatment,…

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'Italian pears of the Abate Fetel and Santa Maria varieties prevailed'

Italian pears of the varieties Abate Fetel and Santa Maria predominated, followed in importance by Turkish Santa Maria, which, however, played a greater role, in Munich in particular. German Conference and Alexander Lucas as well as Dutch Gute Luise had a rather complementary character. The quality of…

Go for tomatoes, forego strawberries:

Australia’s cheapest fruit and vegetables in the festive season

Food prices are rising, but you can still enjoy a classic Australian Christmas lunch. Vegetable prices are volatile and Christmas may be without cherries as Australian food…

Criminal gangs were hiding drugs among fruit and vegetable imports

Spanish authorities seize 5.6 tons of cocaine

Spanish authorities have revealed they have seized 5.6 tons of cocaine worth more than €340 million in the port of Valencia, in what is the nation’s biggest haul of the drug…

Help for growers who want to scale up their vegetable farm for wholesale markets

As local foods are gaining more popularity in the US, many producers now see an opportunity to grow their farms by scaling up and expanding to wholesale markets. Selling to a…

Louis de Kock & Anja Burger – Nile

Nile’s futuristic vision is gaining traction in Southern Africa

Wholesalers and certain retailers, not only in South Africa, have been discovering they can source almost everything they need on Nile’s digital trading platform. Farmers load out orders which are already paid for, thereby reducing many of the uncertainties of the conventional market model.“Our main task…

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South Korea has almost zero food waste. Here’s what we can learn

Every few months or so, 69-year-old Seoul resident Hwang Ae-soon stops by a local convenience store to buy a 10-piece bundle of special yellow plastic bags. Since 2013, under South Korea’s mandatory composting scheme, residents have been required to use these bags to throw out their uneaten food. Printed…

Miguel Gonzàlez, MG Fruit:

"Uncertainty challenges characterize Spanish season"

"The season started well. From early September, everything was in slightly short supply. So the first products from Almeria and Murcia looked promising," begins Miguel…

Oscar van Turenhout, OV Fruit:

"Spanish products are under pressure"

"Things are going pretty well," OV Fruit's Oscar van Turenhout, a Dutch fruit and vegetable trader, summarizes the Spanish vegetable market in early November. He notes that…

Kenyan seed firms blame the influx of Tanzanian vegetables on added VAT

Kenyan seed companies have blamed the influx of vegetables from Tanzania on the cheap cost of production in the neighboring country, as it does not charge the 16 per cent duty…

Agbiz chief economist Wandile Sihlobo:

‘South Africa’s agricultural growth path needs a focused trade policy strategy’

According to Agricultural Business Chamber chief economist Wandile Sihlobo, South Africa’s agricultural growth path needs a focused trade policy strategy. Agbiz said that…

Fruit and vegetables from Belgium eyecatchers at networking dinner in London

A networking dinner organised by Fresh From Belgium, the B2B foreign department of VLAM, brought together a gathering of UK traders, journalists, food bloggers and Belgian retailers on 22 November in London to get to know Belgian fruit and vegetables in a different way, VLAM reports. The eye-catchers on the…

Soweto-based business produces over a million seedlings per quarter

SA bioscientists helping farmers grow produce

Extreme weather conditions caused by climate change make it difficult for farmers to grow quality produce. As concerns around food shortages continue to intensify, there is…

VBT figures week 47

First bunches from fall cultivation hit Belgian market, tomato prices decreased slightly

Growers that currently hold tomato cultivation in their greenhouses, hope for good prices. In that respect it's not yet going well. The first harvest from fall cultivation…

Vietnam: Total agri import-export value reached US$90.26 bln in the past eleven months

According to Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the past eleven months, the total import-export value of the agricultural industry reached US$90.26…

Threatening table grape and pecan production, among others

More flooding expected in Orange River region

“Earlier than usual flooding” stretching from the Prieska to Kakamas areas in the Orange River region of the Northern Cape, have left farmers concerned about the rest of the…

South Africa: Basic food basket costs R500 more than one year ago

Compared with just one year ago, South Africans are having to spend more than R500 more each month for basic food items. According to the latest Household Affordability Index,…

City of Hanoi wants to increase hi-tech agricultural production

Hanoi city officials aim at hi-tech farm produce accounting for 70% of its total agricultural products by 2025. Currently, the city has a number of high-quality agricultural…

Agbiz, South Africa

'Agricultural growth path needs a focused trade policy strategy'

According to Agricultural Business Chamber chief economist Wandile Sihlobo, South Africa’s agricultural growth path needs a focused trade policy strategy. South Africa’s…

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National Retail Report - specialty crops

Increased attention for apples, potatoes, grapes and cranberries

Many ads from last week were extended through Thanksgiving in order to accommodate last-minute holiday shoppers, resulting in fewer stores posting new specials this week. For those chains which did release new advertisements, Black Friday specials were in the spotlight, with even many stores which…

USDA

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

Florida tomato growers are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath

As Florida’s tomato industry begins to rebound, the headlines coming out of Florida are “not all is lost”. Tomato growers in Florida are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath. Even though central Florida took the brunt of the storm, replanting has begun, and the weather is looking favorable.…

Graham Forber - G's

“There is definitely potential for our products in Asia

Love Beets from G’s is a well know product both in Europe and abroad and it was launched in the US 10 years ago. It has also gained traction in Asia and Australia through a partnership with Australian company One Harvest. There is also brand presence in the South African market. “One Harvest has decided…

Bureau of Meteorology says there’s more wet weather to come

Storms and heavy rains over parts of regional Queensland

Heavy rain fell across parts of regional Queensland overnight and the Bureau of Meteorology is urging residents to prepare, with storms and possible hail predicted for the…

Cost of exporting fresh and dry produce drops 62 per cent in Kenya

In Kenya, the cost of exporting fresh and dry produces have dropped 62 per cent on reduced administrative cost through harmonization of export trade procedures. The Kenya…

Growers, operators and stakeholders unite to address overseas recruitment challenge

Clock House Farm initiated a gathering of growers, government-approved operators, and key stakeholder organizations in London this month to discuss how to address the challenges associated with overseas recruitment – including concerns regarding migrant worker welfare. The grower roundtable hosted by…

CNTC, Fedesur and FedeQuinta end strike after agreement with government

Agriculture fears losses due to Chilean truckers’ strike

For the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (Asoex), the truckers' strike in Chile could lead to losses of nearly 500 million dollars. The indefinite strike called by the…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.88

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas stood at £0.88 for bananas from Belize. Costa…

Trade fair duo expoSE/expoDirekt was a big success

Over 400 exhibitors - Amount of visitors at pre-Corona levels

This year's edition of the expoSE/expoDirekt trade show duo will be remembered as a success. On both the first and second day, visitor numbers were pleasing and roughly at pre-Corona levels. Regarding the number of exhibitors, the shows were particularly successful as well: over 400 exhibitors were at…

Long wait at Bulgarian border hinders Turkish fruit and vegetable exports

The problems at a laboratory in Bulgaria that inspects Turkey exports to European countries are causing long delays for trucks at the common border, impacting the local fruit…

UK growers warn of more shortages in supermarkets

Britain's vegetable industry could be under threat as farmers warn they're not being paid enough to grow stables, including tomatoes, due to soaring energy costs. Labor…

India's shippers feel the pinch as perishable exports are hit by freight tax

Perishables shippers in India have begun to feel the pinch from the additional Goods and Services Tax (GST) that became applicable on freight charges from 1 October.  Some trade…

New Zealand intent on increasing trade with Vietnam

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern went to Vietnam with a sizeable trade delegation, intent on selling New Zealand to one of South East Asia's most rapidly…

EU saw 4.228.169 tons of bananas being supplied in 2021

The total supply of bananas in the EU 2013-2021 has roughly been on upward trend, ending in 4.228.169 tons of the fruit being supplied in 2021. The forecast January to April 2023 production currently stands at 192.053 tons Ecuador remained the largest Latin American supplier in 2021, shipping out 1.599.818…

Chinese farmers watch vegetables rot as zero-Covid measures disrupt transport

Harsh Covid restrictions are forcing Chinese farmers to destroy their crops because they are unable to sell their produce, highlighting the heavy economic toll of stringent…

Intent on tackling food waste

Italy: Babaco Market raises €6.3 million for food boxes with "odd" food

Lombardo-based startup Babaco Market has attracted €6.3 million in series A funds, bringing its lifetime funding to €8.1 million. Italy's Babaco Market distributes food…

California: Farmers face $3 billion loss due to historic drought

California’s worst drought has left growers in the top US agricultural state facing losses of $3 billion. Even then, producers are bracing for more widespread cuts to water…

€1bn increase for the EU School Fresh Produce Scheme needed

A €1bn increase in the budget of the EU School Scheme is needed to ensure every school child receives one piece of fruit or vegetable per day. Freshfel Europe stressed the…

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BLE report Week 46:

'Presence of Spanish Clemenules, Oronules and Orogros expanded once again'

As far as clementines went, Spanish batches obviously predominated: the presence of Clemenules, Oronules and Orogros again increased, which had a negative impact on the prices in some areas. In some places, the fruit was available in larger calibers than before. Italian and Moroccan lots were…

Hoping to decrease reliance on US and China

Canada to explore a free-trade agreement with Ecuador

Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng said she and her Ecuadorian counterpart agreed to explore the possibility of a free-trade agreement between several countries, the latest…

Australia focuses on India to counter China’s grip on trade

Two-way trade between Australia and India was worth $27.5 billion last year. A large amount, but still miniscule when compared with the $251 billion traded between Australia…

Kenya and South Korea agree on Free Trade Agreement

Kenya and South Korea have agreed on a roadmap that will lead to a free trade agreement between the countries. In bilateral talks between South Korean Trade minister Dukgeun…

British Columbia

Langley facility aims to increase food waste recovery

As citrus fruit floods grocery stores ahead of the holidays, thousands of imperfect oranges typically end up in B.C. landfills. Luckily, there is ReFeed Farms, a “nutrient…

First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar:

"Kazakhstan 2022 sees record harvest"

In 2022, Kazakhstan harvested record yields of cereals, legumes, wheat and vegetables in 10 years, said First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar at the Nov. 24 meeting of the…

Wet weather and late start not putting a dampener on Honey Gold season

Despite the bad weather pushing back the Honey Gold mango season in the top end, volumes are expected to be plentiful until the end of January. Piñata Farms Managing Director Gavin Scurr says Honey Gold mangoes are in the stores now after a later start, especially after Darwin came online a few weeks…

Webinar: Opportunities for horticulture in Algeria and Egypt

Want to research opportunities for horticulture in Algeria and Egypt? Join the webinar of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality on Monday, December 12.…

Emirati fruit and vegetable producers are favored by the local market

In a country that is a hub for imported produce, Emirati fresh produce growers are banking on consumer behavior. We spoke with Mr. Ali Aljararwah, CEO of Ghalya Farms, a 30-hectare plantation located in the Al Ain area of Abu Dhabi. Mr. Ali describes his activities: "I have a very diversified production.…

Farmers in southern Peru will hold a 48-hour strike to protest fertilizer shortage

Farmers from the guilds of Arequipa, Ica, Tacna, Moquegua, Puno, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Apurimac, and Cusco announced that they will abide by a 48-hour macro-regional strike…

Minister praises all farmers involved

Jamaican agricultural sector sees 17.4 percent growth for third quarter

Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting growth of 17.4 per cent for the third quarter of the year, from July to September. Minister Pearnel Charles Jr.,…

Peruvian exports to Saudi Arabia reach US$8.3 million

Peruvian Minister Roberto Sanchez recently spoke about the trade relations between his nation and Saudi Arabia. Regarding foreign trade, the best-positioned sector in the Arab…

Grocery prices might rise another eight per cent

Australian food system faces more vulnerability

Extreme weather events, the pandemic, industrial action, animal disease and geopolitical tensions have been named as reasons Australia’s food system has faced vulnerability.…

Increased focus on cassava, vegetables and more

Ugandan growers abandon cotton for better-paying crops

More than 300 cooperatives scattered across Lango Sub-region have collapsed after the growers involved decided to stop growing cotton, heavily affecting the value chain of…

ANPP, FELCOOP, FNPF and AOP Tomatoes and Cucumbers of France

French fruit and vegetable producers file a complaint against deputy Julien Bayou

On the 18th of November 2022, the French Apple Pear Association (ANPP), the French Federation of Fruit, Vegetable and Horticultural Cooperation (FELCOOP), the French Federation of Fruit Producers (FNPF) and the Association of Producers' Organizations Tomatoes and Cucumbers (AOP) have mobilized to fight…

Can ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables alleviate the UK’s cost of living crisis?

Food prices have been rising in the UK at their fastest rate in more than 45 years, at 16.4% a year. This is putting British household budgets under additional pressure. The…

Several subbasins are in critical overdraft

Water rules add to challenges for California farmers

More and more California farmers are feeling the added pinch of groundwater regulations as local agencies implement plans that include pumping limits and new fees to balance…

Mumbai

Fruit and vegetable prices dip at APMC market

In Mumbai fruit and vegetables are available up to 20% lesser than in the past weeks. The list does not only have strawberries, Iran apples, and apple bore but also…

Links between farmers and enterprises in Vietnam vital to promoting quality exports

Unstable and sub-standard qualities of agricultural products remained the biggest worry for exporters. Ensuring the stable and consistent quality of agricultural products of…

South Carolina schools to receive $3.1 million worth of locally grown food

South Carolina students will be eating more food grown by local farmers. To that end, a partnership has been created, involving the South Carolina Department of Agriculture…

Bariş Korkmaz, Royal Gastro Frischcenter Herne: Royal Gastro Frischcenter GmbH

"Encouraging demand from hospitality, but retail is slowing"

Since August of this year, new wholesale company Royal Gastro Frischcenter Ltd can be found in the Holsterhausen district of Herne. "We have taken over an existing wholesale business…

US transportation industry should focus on international shipping for fresh fruits and vegetables

The American transportation industry might want to study the odds-on international shipping for fresh fruits and vegetables. For a variety of good reasons, recent years’…

Christophe Burgun, Intermarché:

“Drop in purchasing power forces us to abandon trendy products and focus on traditional fruit and vegetables”

At the Intermarché supermarket of Sarreguemines (northeastern France), the fruit and vegetable department has put the expected autumn colors on display, in order to give seasonal products a prominent place. “The objective of our displays is three-fold: to claim a real identity, promote the image of our…

Egypt will provide 5,000 farm workers to Greece in seasonal pilot scheme

Egypt has plans to provide 5,000 seasonal workers to help meet the growing needs of the Greek agri sector. This will fall under a pilot scheme agreed by the two countries on…

26th expoSE & 11th expoDirekt opens

Industry meeting point for asparagus, berries and direct agricultural marketing

Today, Messe Karlsruhe opens its doors for trade fair duo expoSE & expoDirekt. A total of 401 exhibitors from eleven nations will present themselves at the 26th expoSE - Europe's leading trade fair for asparagus and berry production - and the 11th expoDirekt - Germany's largest trade fair for direct…

Exporters are unable to compete with products from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Kerala: Fruit and vegetable exports to stop from November 25

The All Kerala Vegetable and Fruits Exporters Association has decided to stop exporting fruits and vegetables from Kerala from November 25. The decision has been taken in view…

Pakistan reopened border with Afghanistan at Chaman on Monday

On Monday, Pakistani officials reopened the border with Afghanistan at Chaman, which had been closed for a week, hampering the trade between the two countries as well as the…

Record yields for many crops in Ireland in 2022

The Harvest Report published by Teagasc estimates that the production of cereals was 2.42 million tonnes in 2022. This represents an increase of 93,200 tonnes (4%) from…

‘Nature’s Gift to Health’

Growing the popularity and sales of Australian cherries in Malaysia through a specialised campaign

As the cherry season approaches in Australia, Hort Innovation says the ‘Nature’s Gift to Health’ campaign was successful in promoting the fruit in the Malaysian market. The organisation is responsible for investing the marketing levy into a range of activities and a collaboration between the cherry and…

Above-inflation increase in the National Minimum Wage is unsustainable for embattled agricultural sector

Agri SA has called on the government to limit any increase in the National Minimum Wage to an inflation-related increase. The sector has faced significant headwinds in recent…

Karthika Masam festival causes fruit and vegetable prices to skyrocket

The prices of vegetables rose quite a lot in the last few days, since the start of Karthika Masam. A kilo of brinjal was sold at Rs 56 on Saturday against Rs 44 a fortnight…

Pakistan: Fruits and vegetable exports to China exceed $54 million

According to data from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), Pakistan’s fruits and vegetable export to China topped $54.34 million,…

USDA program keeps extra Covid money for fruits and vegetables

US agriculture officials have proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including…

Success of Mexican fresh exports to US reflects global industry

North American fruit and vegetable imports are coming from many sources. Mexican imports are the poster child for the category. Land ports make Mexico an unsurprising source…

Transporting fresh food to remote Australian communities must be prioritized

The residents of the Torres Strait and other remote communities in North Queensland don’t have the supermarkets that many city and town dwellers are so used to. This means…

AVA-ASAJA: "The EU is making a mistake"

"The EU's ban on active plant protection substances will lead to a disaster"

The president of the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA), Cristóbal Aguado, warned today in Brussels that the European Union's (EU) suppression of active…

In September, Germany again imported far fewer Dutch fruits and vegetables

In August, German imports of fresh Dutch fruits and vegetables seemed to improve slightly. However, there was a marked decrease, which continued in September. In September, Germany imported 577,000 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year, in the same month, that was 625,000 tons. In September, as…

Mattina Fresh

A cold and wet start to stone fruit season but New Year exports still look promising

It has been a cold and wet spring for one of Australia's stone fruit-growing regions, but there is still exciting news for one producer on the export front. Mattina Fresh National Sales Director, Tom Panna admits the wet weather has meant that export programs will probably not begin until…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize sold for £0.88 in UK

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas were at £0.88 for bananas…

International buyers commit $8.5 million to secure Brazilian produce

A trade deal in the order of $8.5 million is forecast for 2023. This was the initial balance sheet of the fresh fruit business round, concluded last Friday 18 November in Petrolina, Brazil. The two days of business importer investment meetings, as well as visits to farms, brought together 12 buyers from…

Upcoming Cambodian harvest should shrink $1.7 bln trade deficit with Vietnam

The Cambodian-Vietnamese commodity trade topped $5 billion in the first 10 months of 2022, with a $1.7 billion deficit in favor of Vietnam, according to Cambodian Customs.…

Statement from the interprofessions

“The excessive price of energy has put the French agricultural and food chains in danger”

The current failure of the European negotiations on a common tariff shield has led to national initiatives throughout Europe. Germany has announced a price cap for electricity…

Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement

Forty percent of Vietnamese businesses benefit from EVFTA

According to a survey of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), forty percent of Vietnamese businesses have gained some benefits, including in import-export,…

Grower delegation celebrates National Ag Day in the Netherlands

A delegation of Queensland horticultural producers celebrated National Ag Day 2022 in the Netherlands as part of a project funded by the Australian Department of Agriculture.The delegation included representatives from Queensland based small exporting businesses including Vee Jay’s Kalfresh, Romeos…

Minister of Economics of Rhineland-Palatinate Daniela Schmitt visits the Pfalz vegetable garden

"Our guiding principle is that we want to give the fruit and vegetable sector the voice it deserves"

On November 17, Vegetable Garden Palatinate (Gemüsegarten Pfalz) invited Daniela Schmitt, Minister of Economic Affairs of Rhineland-Palatinate, to the Pfalzmarkt in Mutterstadt to present the latest project. By means of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) technology,…

Orange and mango exports at $6.35 and $4.86 million

Egypt: Agri exports hit $124 mln in first 8 months of 2022

Egypt’s exports of agricultural crops came to $123.52 million during the first eight months of 2022. In the January-August 2022 period, Egypt’s exports of grapes stood at…

Due to supply problems and the Egyptian pound-US dollar exchange rate

Vegetable prices in Egypt up significantly

Vegetable prices in the Egyptian market have gone up significantly over the past few days due to the lack of supply of some goods and rising costs for agriculture, as well as…

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National Retail Report - specialty crops

US aisles bursting with holiday staples like celery, sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts and more

Retailers pulled out all the stops this week in order to satisfy Thanksgiving shoppers' long grocery lists. The aisles were bursting with holiday staples like celery, sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli crowns, cranberries, pineapples, baking apples, pomegranates, onions, red and Russet…

Cape Five celebrates 25 years of fruit excellence

In 1997, Wayne Mudge teamed up with four like-minded individuals to form Cape Five. The company soon became one of the fruit exporters heralding a new chapter in the history…

Fyffes posts €20.7 mln profit for 2021

Irish fruit distribution giant Fyffes charged back into the black last year, posting a €20.7 mln profit and reversing a €170 mln loss it posted the previous year during the…

Growers can’t get the workers they need

Cathy Burns calls for immigration reform

The International Fresh Produce Association took the stage at the National Immigration Forum's 2022 Leading the Way Conference in Washington, D.C., yesterday to elevate immigration as a pillar of agricultural and economic prosperity. "The fruit and vegetable industry employs 2.2 million workers in all…

Organto expands fruit and vegetable products into one of Europe’s largest supermarket chains

Organto Foods Inc., a provider of organic and value-added organic fruit and vegetable products, is pleased to announce that after recently beginning sales in the Czech…


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