July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27

Posts Tagged Argentina

“European cuisine” trend driving international lemon demand, says Argentine leader

June 23rd, 2015

From Brazil to India, Argentina’s Federcitrus is busy across four corners of the globe to garner new market access deals for lemons.

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Brazil reopens to Argentine pome fruit

June 18th, 2015

Brazil is satisfied that agreed phytosanitary controls will prevent the codling moth from entering the country in Argentine apples and pears.

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U.S. to propose import rule for Argentine lemons

June 9th, 2015

The U.S. lemon market could soon open to lemon shippers in two key northern provinces, after a positive visit by APHIS officials.

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Brazil sets date to lift Argentine pome fruit ban

May 19th, 2015

Brazil plans to reopen the market to Argentine apples, pears and quince this season, but not as soon as its neighbors would like.

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Large Argentine pome fruit exporter goes bust

May 18th, 2015

One of Argentina’s top 10 apple and pear companies is to open structural reorganization proceedings, with some US$5.4 million of debt.

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Argentina sends first pears to mainland China

May 13th, 2015

In April it was apples to India and now it’s pears for China. Argentina is on a roll with inaugural fruit shipments to Asia.

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Chile: Clemenluz sheds new light on early clementine market

May 12th, 2015

A new Chilean easy peeler is “not superior nor inferior” in taste to a clemenule, but it does ripen three weeks earlier and show better sizing.

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Garlic becomes key Argentine vegetable export crop

May 4th, 2015

Mendoza’s planted hectarage of garlic is expected to shoot up by more than a quarter this season.

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Citrus workers strike in Argentine province

April 29th, 2015

A farmworker union is demanding a 40% pay rise in Tucumán, but the government says economic conditions don’t allow for more than 30%.

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Argentina: Medfly detected in Mendoza

April 28th, 2015

Argentina’s Senasa has emphasized a recent pest discovery in an urban area does not affect Oasis Centro’s fruit fly-free status.

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Argentine apple industry back in the game for Indian market

April 23rd, 2015

After a 10-year absence, Argentine apple shippers are once more sending their fruit to India.

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Argentine pomegranate exporter doubles shipments

April 22nd, 2015

A few weeks of rainfall at the start of a company’s pomegranate harvest did not dampen an ‘extremely positive’ season.

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Brazil’s Argentine pome fruit ban “unjustified and hasty”, says CAFI

March 26th, 2015

A major Argentine industry body warns of “severe social consequences” if Brazil’s pome fruit ban continues.

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Brazil halts Argentine pome fruit imports

March 25th, 2015

Brazilian authorities say they detected the codling moth in 15 Argentine apple and pear shipments in the first quarter of 2015 alone.

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Russian ruble devaluation hits pome fruit exporters in Argentina, Chile

February 25th, 2015

Even though Russia cut off a large chunk of its apple supply last year with the import ban, South American shippers say the country is largely unable to pay good enough prices for their fruit.

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Argentina: Rio Negro report paints bleak economic picture for fruit growers

February 20th, 2015

Pome fruit growers in Rio Negro will suffer from falling market prices and rising costs this season.

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‘Biological and macroeconomic factors’ to complicate Argentine lemon season

February 20th, 2015

Argentina’s lemon volumes are recovering from last season, but are still 15-20% off ‘normal’ levels.

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Opinion: Strategies to differentiate the Argentine blueberry industry

February 11th, 2015

Carlos Stabile says the Argentine blueberry sector is moving “along the right path.”

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Argentina: CAFI reaches pay deal with farmworker union

January 26th, 2015

While the Argentine union UATRE agreed to a 35% pay rise, another syndicate representing packers is still in talks.

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Argentina: Union strikes postponed as talks with CAFI continue

January 22nd, 2015

Strikes over a pay dispute that threatened to delay the Argentine pear harvest have been pushed back.

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Early organic Argentine pears soon to hit the water for U.S. market

January 14th, 2015

Pacific Organic’s Greg Holzman discusses upcoming pome fruit and mango deals, as well as the strong dollar’s effect on produce trade flows.

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Argentine pundits forecast fruit sector slump from falling euro

January 7th, 2015

Argentine fruit exporters suffering from the effects of a weak ruble are now faced with another currency challenge – the falling euro.

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Two new peach varieties released in Argentina

December 23rd, 2014

Buenos Aires peach growers will now have access to two early season varieties with good coloring and texture.

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Argentine cherries reach Hong Kong market

December 19th, 2014

Argentine cherry exports have been made more viable with the help of direct flights from Patagonia to international markets.

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Argentine pome fruit growers forecast earlier harvest

December 18th, 2014

The Williams pear harvest in parts of Argentina will likely begin around a week earlier than normal.

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Blueberry harvest wraps up in Northeast Argentina

December 3rd, 2014

APAMA president Juan Scordia says blueberry growers have recovered well from a disastrous 2013 season.

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Argentine pome fruit exporters hold ‘high expectations’ for India

November 28th, 2014

Two Argentine apple shippers are delighted at the new Indian market access, with both saying they were surprised at the news and that a strong future is in store.

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U.S.: Fair trade demand ‘tremendous’ as awareness grows

November 27th, 2014

A fair trader from Interrupcion says the recent U.S. focus on immigration and farmworkers’ rights is here to stay.

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Field management app Eland gains ground in Argentina and Chile

November 24th, 2014

Originally designed for commodity crops, an Argentine field management app is making an impact in Chile’s fruit and vegetable sector.

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U.S.: NatureSeal sees bright future for Latin American fresh-cut sector

November 21st, 2014

NatureSeal’s A.J. Martinich looks at some of the key items and regions with growth potential in fresh-cut produce.

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ProArgex putting Argentine SMEs on the world stage

November 18th, 2014

We look at an Argentine government-backed group that is putting local companies on the map.

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PMA Fruittrade Latin America to get to the core of pome fruit oversupply issues

November 6th, 2014

The head of Chile’s Fedefruta says despite a favorable exchange rate, pome fruit prices have still fallen 25%.

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Argentina: no plans to change blueberry sector focus, says ABC

October 22nd, 2014

The Argentine Blueberry Committee has rebuffed recent predications made about the future of its processed sector.

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Argentina will be ‘substantial’ processed blueberry player, says Comfrut

October 13th, 2014

As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.

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Second round of Argentine port strikes called off

October 2nd, 2014

Despite some port delays in Argentina last month due to strikes, the blueberry industry says damages weren’t severe.

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Argentina: first airfreight blueberry exports lift off from Tucumán

September 30th, 2014

APRATUC Guillermo Olivera says blueberry growing conditions have been “benign” compared to last year.

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San Miguel takes on fresh marketing approach

September 26th, 2014

Argentina’s San Miguel aims to position itself as a “global citrus expert” under a new branding scheme.

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Chile receives first shipment of Argentine oranges

September 24th, 2014

While Argentina is renowned for its citrus exports, only recently has it been able to send oranges next door to Chile.

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Argentina gears up for first blueberry shipments in September

August 27th, 2014

With Argentina’s blueberry season imminent, production volume looks like it could break a two-year trend.

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Chilean walnut, almond and prune exporters look to Russia

August 25th, 2014

Apart from the import embargo, currency issues will also determine how Chilean dried fruit fares in Russia.

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Argentine kiwifruit nursery sees “notable growth”

August 22nd, 2014

Argentina’s authorities and kiwifruit industry are taking a 100% preventative approach to Psa very seriously.

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Argentina: All Lemon attracts new customers despite lower volume

August 20th, 2014

Frosts slashed Argentina’s lemon exports this year, but the industry’s quality standards are yielding new partners.

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Argentina could ‘redirect’ pome fruit exports to Russia

August 12th, 2014

Argentine pome fruit shippers could help fill the new Russian supply gap but only if the price is right.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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Chile: not enough fruit stocks for ‘immediate response’ to Russian ban

August 7th, 2014

Russia’s recent decision has cut out around a quarter of the country’s produce imports, according to preliminary estimates from consultancy Decofrut.

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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

July 31st, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.

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Argentina releases new onions for humid environments

July 22nd, 2014

Argentina has developed two new onion varieties with Guarani names, which are apt for humid farming areas.

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Agronometrics releases beta service for fruit market analysis

July 17th, 2014

A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.

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Argentine Valencia orange harvest kicks off in Jujuy

July 14th, 2014

While Argentina’s citrus crops have taken a battering, a leading exporter’s orange crop has been fairly unscathed.

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Drastic fall for exports of Argentine mandarins, oranges

July 2nd, 2014

An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.

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Opinion: blueberry varietal change in Argentina and the effect on early markets

June 27th, 2014

Argentinian Blueberry Committee (ABC) manager Ines Pelaez discusses a recent farm visit to Agroberries SA.

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Biological control tests underway in world’s leading lemon export region

June 24th, 2014

A biological control initiative with yeasts has been described as of vital importance to Argentina’s lemon sector.

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Argentina expects Vietnamese access for blueberries, citrus

June 23rd, 2014

Vietnamese authorities have approved Argentina’s food safety control systems, which may open up fruit exports.

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Argentine avocados on path to recovery

June 13th, 2014

After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.

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Argentina: Ecofrut explains fruit payment lawsuit

June 11th, 2014

A large Argentine fruit company has been ordered to pay more than US$100,000 to settle a case with a grower.

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Chile: Hortifrut combines with Argentine blueberry player

May 21st, 2014

Blueberry genetics and early season synergies will be at the core of a new deal between Hortifrut and Expofresh.

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Argentina: Senasa confirms lemon dispatch delay

May 19th, 2014

Rains in northern Argentina have brought greater citrus black spot risks, but authorities have so far not seen any quarantine problems in export fruit.

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Rains put further strain on Argentine lemon season

May 16th, 2014

While recent rains are unlikely to cut Tucumán’s already lower lemon volumes, Daniel Ploper expects they will cause export delays.

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Blueberry growers cotton on to benefits of packing on arrival

April 28th, 2014

A Chilean-American company is adapting to flexible retail needs for bulk blueberry sourcing.

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Lemons to drag down Southern Hemisphere citrus production in 2014

April 25th, 2014

Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.

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Heirloom pear variety en route from Argentina to U.S.

April 15th, 2014

Argentine Alexander Lucas pears will arrive in limited quantity to the U.S. this month.

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Argentina: Appgro connects farmers to crops in real time

April 8th, 2014

The Appgro program allows farmers to view, update and compare crop information from any location in the world.

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Argentina makes progress in U.S. citrus access talks

March 19th, 2014

Argentine authorities claim recent talks with APHIS were an advancement in a bid for U.S. citrus market access.

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Argentine pome fruit set for slight shortfall

March 10th, 2014

Marcelo Loyarte and Betina Ernst give their takes on this year’s Argentine apple and pear season.

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Argentina stays firm in pomegranate development

March 10th, 2014

Marcelo Scarafia discusses Argentina’s punt at new pomegranate markets like Brazil and the U.S.

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Argentine growers cry foul over Peruvian avocado entry

March 3rd, 2014

Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.

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Argentina: Mendoza set for dramatic drop in production in 2014

February 28th, 2014

As the only Argentine province with an olive forecasting program, Mendoza is set for a huge production drop in 2014.

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Opinion: explaining the largest spike in blueberry prices in 10 years

February 26th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain digs deep into the data to assess the biggest price spike in recent blueberry history.

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Argentina moves closer to Philippine fruit market access

February 25th, 2014

Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.

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Argentina: Tucumán Governor declares citrus industry emergency

February 21st, 2014

Financial support for exports will be one of the measures entailed in an emergency decree for citrus growers in Tucumán.

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Argentina prepares first orange shipments for Japan

February 14th, 2014

After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.

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Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

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Argentine pome fruit season off to ‘normal’ start

January 17th, 2014

Argentina reported a smooth beginning for the start of its pear harvest.

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Argentine researchers prey on strawberry pests

January 3rd, 2014

With few pesticide options, Argentine researchers are using natural predators against strawberry pests.

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Getting in early: airfreight produce for “sophisticated” consumers

December 16th, 2013

American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.

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Europe: year’s end brings high volume and low prices for grapes

November 28th, 2013

Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.

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Argentina expects new pome fruit protocol with China

November 15th, 2013

The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.

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Argentina: stonefruit losses steep after Mendoza’s frosts

November 5th, 2013

Frosts in Argentina’s Mendoza province have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to fruit.

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Argentine researchers look for better, sturdier peaches

October 31st, 2013

A breeding program in Argentina hopes to reduce frost damage to peaches.

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Hail hits Argentine blueberry region

October 14th, 2013

Hail may have damaged up to 50% of blueberry crops in Argentina’s Concordia region.

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Group of experts refutes EU position on black spot

October 7th, 2013

An international working group has questioned the E.U. stance on citrus black spot.

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Argentine pome fruit yield strong prices abroad

September 25th, 2013

Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.

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Lower estimate for Argentine blueberries

September 20th, 2013

Ines Pelaez explains the weather conditions that have cut back blueberry export forecasts.

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Argentine pomegranate company set to raise export stakes

September 13th, 2013

Argentina’s leading pomegranate exporter plans to raise shipments of the fruit significantly in the coming years.

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Spanish lemons to squeeze higher in 2013-14

September 12th, 2013

Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.

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Argentina: frost impacts to take toll on early blueberry volumes

September 5th, 2013

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has released its estimate for the 2013 season.

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Curry and Company looks to Chile for berry expansion

August 23rd, 2013

Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.

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EU: more black spot interceptions for Argentina than South Africa

August 16th, 2013

More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.

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U.K.: Angus Soft Fruits bets on South American blueberries

August 13th, 2013

Offering greater stability to South American blueberry growers is essential for Angus Soft Fruits’ Nicolas Sotomayor.

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Argentina: ATC releases lemon damage estimates

August 9th, 2013

The world’s largest lemon exporting province has lost a significant amount of its crop to the most intense frost seen in the area since 1989.

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Argentine project aims to lengthen strawberry shelf life

August 8th, 2013

Researchers in Argentina are using natural preservative chitosan with the aim of boosting the commercial viability of strawberries.

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Frosts provoke alert in Argentine lemon sector

July 26th, 2013

Argentina’s All Lemon anticipated a drop in week 31 volume for lemon exports following major frosts.

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Argentina: producers lament entrance of Ecuadorian bananas

July 23rd, 2013

Ecuadorian bananas may now enter Argentina’s Tucuman province and local producers are not happy.

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Argentine lemon exports ‘normal’ despite advanced ripening

July 23rd, 2013

Abnormal weather conditions have led to faster ripening for Argentina’s lemons.

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Argentina works to improve raspberry, blackberry production

July 9th, 2013

Patagonia Fine Fruit Growers in Argentina hopes to push local berry consumption back up.

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Argentina sees sharp rise in apple and pear production costs

June 25th, 2013

As production costs rise for apples and pears, Argentine growers are struggling to remain competitive.

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U.S.: APHIS recommends lighter fruit fly treatment for blueberry imports

June 20th, 2013

Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry exporters look set to have improved methyl bromide treatment processes for the U.S.

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Argentina offers support to increase domestic kiwifruit volume

June 17th, 2013

A subsidized credit line in Argentina hopes to increase planted area of kiwifruit and recover the industry.

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Argentine unions call for rural strike

June 11th, 2013

Government “thoughtlessness” has led Argentine unions to call for a rural strike to begin on Saturday.

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Argentina and South Africa deepen ag ties

June 7th, 2013

South Africa and Argentina hope to exchange agricultural and technological knowledge through a new agreement.

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Argentina: fruit packhouses put under suspension

June 4th, 2013

Three packhouses in Argentina’s Tucumán province were found by authorities to be in violation of food safety standards.

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Argentina invests in citrus and rural development

June 4th, 2013

Improved rural roads have been inaugurated in Argentina to connect the citrus industry with commercial centers.

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Argentina: production down, exports up pome fruit

May 30th, 2013

Hail storms damaged Argentina’s apple and pear crops but exports will still fare better than in 2012.

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Argentine lemons off to “normal” start

May 29th, 2013

The effects of a summer drought may impact Argentine lemon sizes but the season has started normally so far.

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Argentine citrus approved for Philippine market

May 23rd, 2013

Citrus fruits are just the start for Argentina’s export plans in the Philippines.

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Argentina and Uruguay push to keep stagnant blueberry industries ahead

April 25th, 2013

Blueberry representatives from Argentina and Uruguay reflect on rising production costs and declining orchard space.

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SH apple shipments down, pear exports stagnant

April 19th, 2013

New Zealand’s apple exports were up in the early season, but volumes were down for Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

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Latin American promise in the face of climate change

April 19th, 2013

Latin America may face its own extremes from climate change but several factors will lend the region a helping hand.

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Argentina: Patagonian fruit exports rise in early 2013

March 11th, 2013

Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.

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Research shows wild pollinators make a world of difference

March 6th, 2013

Lucas Garibaldi explains a 10-year global study into the effectiveness of wild pollinators over honeybees.

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Hail punctures Argentine apple crop

March 5th, 2013

Argentina will likely suffer a significant drop in apple exports in the wake of hail last Friday.

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Shipping rates deal blow to Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters

February 28th, 2013

Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters urged shipping lines to reconsider steep rate increases that could damage competitiveness.

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Argentina’s All Lemon celebrates four years

February 15th, 2013

All Lemon now represents 16 companies and 80% of Argentina’s exported lemons.

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Argentina looks to yeast as biological control for fruit

January 30th, 2013

Argentine researchers are studying yeast-based solutions to prevent the decomposition of apples and pears.

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Argentine pome fruit industry expects better year in 2013

January 24th, 2013

Weather has so far been on the Argentine pome fruit industry’s side, following a disastrous 2012 export deal.

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Rural workers lift roadblocks in southern Argentina

January 16th, 2013

An Argentine rural strike has been lifted following a wage rise agreement.

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Argentina closes blueberry season at projected volume

January 14th, 2013

Argentina blueberry output went down slightly but stayed closed to the estimated volume.

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Argentina forecasts stronger 2013 grape season

December 31st, 2012

After a year of hail damage, Argentina projects 29% growth for national grape output.

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Argentina: Patagonian pome fruit harvest kicks off

December 28th, 2012

Argentina’s INTA has released the season’s pear and apple harvest calendar.

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Argentina’s Tucumán sending more blueberries by air

December 19th, 2012

More than four million kilograms of blueberries went out of Argentina’s Tucumán province in 2012.

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Argentina to raise industrial peach output

December 13th, 2012

Peach planting has gone up significantly in the Argentine province of Mendoza over the past year.

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Brazil reopens market to Argentine table grapes

December 11th, 2012

Brazil has ended a ban on Argentine grapes, reopening a big market between the two countries.

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Argentina files complaint against U.S. for lemon import restrictions

December 7th, 2012

Argentina says U.S. protectionist measures wrongfully impede the lemon industry.

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Argentine blueberry exports on descent

November 23rd, 2012

Argentina has shipped significantly more blueberries to Europe this year than in 2011.

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Red-flesh apple project goes global

November 13th, 2012

Marketers from five continents have come on board with an IFO red-flesh apple project.

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Argentina: frost takes toll on Corrientes citrus growers

November 5th, 2012

Citrus production in the Argentine province of Corrientes is set to be down 70% next year.

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New resource available for Argentine blueberry industry

October 26th, 2012

Argentine researchers have developed a manual to better diagnose and recognize blueberry diseases.

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Argentina reports extensive crop damage due to unseasonal weather

October 25th, 2012

Media reports indicate the cold weather and rain could mean a rough season for Argentine producers.

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Rough weather to impact Argentine blueberry exports

October 18th, 2012

El Niño will likely affect Argentina’s blueberry exports but may smoothen out harvest peaks.

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Argentina: Tucumán’s lemon exports dropped but prices held up

October 12th, 2012

Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.

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New washing treatment conserves strawberry properties

October 12th, 2012

Argentine researchers have a new less harmful method for cleaning strawberries.

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Interesting demographics driving berry boom, says Driscoll’s CEO

October 11th, 2012

Driscoll’s CEO J. Miles Reiter says different berries have supported each other in the category’s growth.

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Argentine U.S. blueberry exports feel pinch of domestic supply

October 8th, 2012

Argentina’s early blueberry start has led to a clash with North American domestic supply.

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Argentine blueberries take off for Miami

October 2nd, 2012

Argentina has shipped its first air freight blueberries for the season with fruit bound for the U.S. and the U.K.

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Stronger start for 2012-13 Argentine blueberry season

September 28th, 2012

Argentina has kicked off its North America-bound blueberry exports in much higher numbers this year.

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SA, Argentine citrus growers to voice ‘sustainability’ concerns in Europe

September 26th, 2012

South African and Argentine citrus growers will visit Europe next week to debate pesticide residue limits.

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Dynamic shift for Argentine blueberry exports in 2012-13

September 19th, 2012

Argentina’s blueberry industry expects a ‘similar’ export season to 2011 but with earlier timing.

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The task of making blueberry consumers ‘come back in droves’

September 17th, 2012

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton outlines how Chile and Argentina can improve on their existing blueberry deals.

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Argentina signs citrus export agreement with the Philippines

September 17th, 2012

Argentina will be able to export citrus to the Philippines next year while other fruits are in negotiation.

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Bolivia seeks new banana markets

September 12th, 2012

Argentine trade restrictions have led Bolivia to look for new banana export destinations.

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Farming crisis takes its toll on regional Argentina

September 11th, 2012

More than half of Argentina’s farmers are facing economic difficulties, according to CAME.

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Argentina predicts positive lemon season for 2013

September 7th, 2012

Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.

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Early pear imports expected in Europe next season

September 5th, 2012

Europe’s lack of domestic pears in storage is predicted to fuel strong Southern Hemisphere imports in 2013.

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Early ripening for Argentine blueberry season

September 4th, 2012

The first Argentine blueberry exports for the 2012-13 campaign are on their way to the U.K.

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Opinion: blueberries are the Peruvian export star

September 4th, 2012

Federico Beltrán Molina takes an in-depth look at Peru’s blueberry potential and competitive threats.

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Argentine lemon nursery reveals record-setting secret

August 24th, 2012

José Luis Palacios talks about how his Argentine lemon nursery achieved recognition as the world’s largest.

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Argentina launches WTO action against the U.S.

August 22nd, 2012

Argentina has officially lodged a complaint with the WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions.

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El Niño to drive up Latin America’s temperatures in H2

August 17th, 2012

We provide a synopsis of how El Niño is set to impact Latin American fruit growing countries.

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ClemenGold steps up European shipments and marketing drive

August 15th, 2012

The ClemenGold brand of Nardorcott mandarins is making its presence felt in Europe with a marketing blitz.

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Citrus and stonefruit unharmed by South Africa’s localized floods

August 13th, 2012

South African stonefruit growers are relieved their crops are intact despite recent bad weather.

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Argentine lemon exports holding up despite lower yields

August 10th, 2012

Argentina’s accelerated lemon harvest has helped replicate last year’s export volumes.

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Argentine citrus nursery makes it into the record books

August 9th, 2012

A Latin American lemon nursery has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world.

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South African raisin exports set to recover

August 7th, 2012

South Africa is set to achieve better raisin results in 2012.

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Opinion: the awkward dance of the processed blueberry deal

July 30th, 2012

Cort Brazelton maintains working in harmony could be a win-win situation for the processed blueberry sector.

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Argentine-Brazilian citrus study makes CVC breakthrough

July 30th, 2012

Research in Brazil has so far shown CVC disease is not spread through citrus seeds.

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South American countries unite towards agricultural goals

July 27th, 2012

Members of the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS) have agreed to technical collaboration for Chinese trade.

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Argentina hopes Brazilian export hurdles can be resolved soon

July 26th, 2012

Marcelo Loyarte discusses the core issues that have hindered Argentina’s pome fruit exports in 2012.

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Argentine breakthrough for Japanese citrus market negotiations

July 25th, 2012

A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.

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Heavy fall for southern Argentine fruit exports in H1

July 13th, 2012

Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.

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Argentina cries foul to WTO over U.S. lemon market restrictions

July 12th, 2012

Argentina has complained about barriers to U.S. lemon market entry, while growers expect a shorter harvest.

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South Africa: building the global ClemenGold brand

July 6th, 2012

ClemenGold founder Abs van Rooyen talks about premium growth and the benefits of offshoot products.

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Sweeping changes at play for Argentinean Blueberry Committee

June 28th, 2012

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has made several changes in a bid to boost its representation and scope.

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Agricultural emergency declared in northeast Argentina

June 26th, 2012

The Entre Rios citrus industry is suffering, with a state of emergency declared.

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Europe’s summer of lemon scarcity

June 22nd, 2012

Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.

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Argentine ag under threat from tax overdrive

June 18th, 2012

Argentine farmers’ tax burdens are holding back the industry, claims an agricultural expert.

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Fair trade fruit finding new demographics

June 15th, 2012

Interrupcion* Fair Trade founder Rafael Goldberg discusses new projects in Latin America and growing demand.

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Argentina reaches sweet citrus deal with Brazil

June 13th, 2012

Argentine growers will finally be able to send oranges to their neighbor Brazil in July.

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Southern Argentine fruit exports hit 8-year low

June 11th, 2012

We take a look at dramatically lower Argentine pome fruit exports and the market scenarios they face.

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Argentina seeks new blueberry route to U.S.

June 7th, 2012

Authorities from Argentine blueberry province Tucumán are pushing for a new shipping route via northern Chile.

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Argentine ag workers strike over rural tax hikes

June 4th, 2012

Critics have said a rural tax revaluation in Buenos Aires could “paralyze” its agricultural sector.

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International group sequences tomato genome

June 4th, 2012

Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.

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China drives global peach production boost

May 30th, 2012

More plantations in China have helped push up global peach production in 2011-12.

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Changes at play for Argentine and Uruguayan blueberries

May 25th, 2012

The Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry industries are looking to new varieties to overcome market challenges.

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Severe large gala shortage paves way for apple premiums, says Oppy

May 21st, 2012

Oppenheimer’s David Nelley takes a look at the dynamics driving the U.S. pome fruit market at the moment.

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Brazil ramps up controls against Argentine produce

May 17th, 2012

Argentine fruit producers are struggling to get shipments across the Brazilian border due to tighter controls.

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Argentine citrus exports nosedive in 2012

May 15th, 2012

Argentina is experiencing a dramatic drop in citrus exports this season despite a backdrop of record yields.

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Argentina: independent fruit group makes strides in Concordia

May 4th, 2012

An independent Argentine blueberry and citrus group claims its organization model is boosting export efficiency.

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Brazil suspends Argentine grape imports

May 4th, 2012

Brazil has taken a hardline reaction to disease mitigation by halting grape imports from Argentina.

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Delays for Argentine lemon harvests

May 2nd, 2012

A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.

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U.S. to allow Central American dragon fruit exports

April 19th, 2012

Nicaragua and a host of other Central American countries are set to ship dragon fruit to the U.S.

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Spanish growers press for Argentine lemon veto in wake of Repsol debacle

April 18th, 2012

Spanish producers have called for trade retaliation over the appropriation of YPF with an Argentine lemon veto.

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Argentina: govt confusion upsets Univeg merger

April 17th, 2012

A muddied provincial government agreement in Argentina has left a Univeg merger hanging in the balance.

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‘Dubai is the new Rotterdam’ with cold storage, says marketer

April 11th, 2012

A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.

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SH to pump more citrus in the system in 2012

April 9th, 2012

The Southern Hemisphere is set to export 64,368MT more oranges, mandarins and lemons than in 2011.

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Cider resurgence a ‘shining light’ for Aussie apple industry

April 4th, 2012

Australian apple production and demand are strong, but alternatives are needed if imports rise.

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U.S. entry for Argentine lemons ‘highly unlikely’ in 2012

April 3rd, 2012

An HLB spotting in California has come as a warning for the disease risk potential of Argentine imports.

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‘illegitimate’ food safety measurement cases on the rise, exporters tell WTO

April 3rd, 2012

Indonesia’s proposed Jakarta port closure was among the new concerns raised to the WTO.

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Peruvian mandarin harvest kicks off

April 2nd, 2012

A Dutch importer is upbeat about mandarin markets for Peru and South Africa despite last year’s Argentine ‘disaster’.

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U.S. domestic pear oversupply to hit exporters hard

March 28th, 2012

Southern Hemisphere pear exports to the U.S. are starting later than normal due to a strong domestic supply.

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Chilean organic lemons attract growing interest in Europe

March 21st, 2012

European importers are on the look out for more small to medium suppliers of organic lemons, claims ProChile.

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Drought delays Argentine lemon harvest

March 21st, 2012

Argentina’s lemon exports harvest will be delayed but the industry is upbeat on expected quality.

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Argentine pome fruit industry battered by hail, strikes and inflation

March 16th, 2012

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest pear exporter has drastically reduced its season forecast.

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South African grape season fraught with difficulties

March 6th, 2012

South African table grape returns have slumped in Europe due in part to Latin American exporters flooding the market.

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Opinion: agricultural insurance should not be mandatory

February 28th, 2012

Argentine agriculture consultant Arturo Navarro talks insurance and what is needed to supply with predictability.

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Argentine blueberry exports to Europe grew 18% in 2011/12

February 28th, 2012

Argentina’s blueberry charm offensive has paid dividends with increased European consumption.

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Southern Hemisphere pome fruit volumes forecast to fall in 2012

February 20th, 2012

Apple and pear crops in the Southern Hemisphere are expected to drop this year, but pear shipments are set to rise.

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Argentine fruit region reports sharp export downturn

February 10th, 2012

Fruit shipments from Argentina’s Río Negro province slumped in January.

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Argenfruit firing workers in wake of price fraud controversy

February 9th, 2012

More job losses are expected at Argenfruit where sales have fallen after price fraud investigations.

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‘Argentine blockade’ leads to Falkland Islands fresh produce shortage

February 9th, 2012

The Falkland Islands is low on fruit supplies, but Argentine authorities deny any pressure to stop flights from Chile.

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Argentine lemon production to fall in 2012

February 8th, 2012

Dry weather has led to an expected fall in Argentine lemon harvests this year, but exports should only be impacted slightly.

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