July 04, 2015 / Week N° 27

USCM addresses farmworker conditions, labor inspections

USCM addresses farmworker conditions, labor inspections July 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has urged retailers to follow Wal-Mart's lead in considering farmworker living conditions.  ... [ Keep Reading ]

Could scuba-harvesting be horticulture’s next frontier?

Could scuba-harvesting be horticulture's next frontier? July 3rd, 2015

Now that crops have been successfully grown underwater off the coast of Italy, the next challenge is economic feasibility. ... [ Keep Reading ]

Costa Rica: Flooding dents pineapple and banana trade

Costa Rica: Flooding dents pineapple and banana trade July 3rd, 2015

Kingston Fresh's Mike Anderson says already limited Costa Rican pineapple volumes have been exacerbated by recent floods.  ... [ Keep Reading ]

Chile: 83% of growers hit by time ruling, says Fedefruta

Chile: 83% of growers hit by time ruling, says Fedefruta July 3rd, 2015

A key industry body says an additional hour of darkness during mornings this winter is causing worrying problems for most fruit producers. ... [ Keep Reading ]

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