March 26, 2015 / Week N° 13

Posts Tagged Argentina

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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