September 13, 2014 / Week N° 37

Posts Tagged Brazil

U.S.: Chiquita bends to takeover possibility

September 8th, 2014

Fyffes has given Chiquita a waiver allowing Chiquita to engage in discussions with its Brazilian suitors.

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U.S.: Pandol Brothers predicts earlier grape import transition this year

August 25th, 2014

A U.S. grape company says consumer preference for freshness is one reason retailers may import earlier this season.

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U.S.: Port of Savannah to receive new fruit imports next month

August 22nd, 2014

A port in the U.S. state of Georgia will soon allow entry for cold-treated citrus from Peru.

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Brazilian authorities approve GM fruit fly trials

August 22nd, 2014

A U.K. company is taking a further step in testing fruit fly controls through genetic modification, but GeneWatch believes the move could threaten the food supply.

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Brazilian table grape producer expects ‘tough season’ after cloudy weather

August 21st, 2014

Brazil’s leading table grape producer says cloudy weather greatly affected white seedless production this year, however a strong domestic market and 14 new varieties mean it isn’t all bad news.

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Brazilian suitor urges Chiquita shareholders to reject Fyffes merger

August 18th, 2014

After the Chiquita board said “no” to a takeover offer, two Brazilian groups are making a direct pitch to shareholders.

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U.S.: Chiquita board rejects Brazilian offer

August 14th, 2014

Banana workers and advocacy groups had raised concern that a Brazilian takeover would set back 15 years of progress. Luckily for them, Chiquita is not recommending the deal to its shareholders.

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El Niño may trigger higher Brazilian mango volume in 2014-15

July 28th, 2014

A report says El Niño bodes positively for Brazil’s mango industry, and not so well for a key competitor.

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Brazilian papaya production excess to wear off in H2

July 25th, 2014

A recent CEPEA report looks at the Brazilian papaya season to date and what can be expected for the rest of 2014.

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Brazilian apple exports take a dive in 2014

July 18th, 2014

Brazilians have spent a lot more on imported apples this year compared to the prices achieved for exports.

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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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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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Brazil: Fundecitrus releases HLB presence forecast

June 26th, 2014

Forecasts for the potential expansion of HLB in São Paulo do not look good for growers.

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Brazil on pest alert for World Cup

June 12th, 2014

Brazil’s ANDEF has identified 350 pest threats to watch out for during the World Cup.

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Brazilian apple orchards declared free of codling moth

May 6th, 2014

Through extensive eradication work, Brazil is now free of a major apple pest.

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U.S.: papayas parked in growth spot with trailer cooling

May 5th, 2014

An improvised storage solution has triggered growth in American Airlines’ Brazilian papaya freight business, while new routes have also opened up unexpected opportunities elsewhere.

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Cool Logistics Americas just around the corner

May 2nd, 2014

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Brazilian limes notch positive performance in early 2014

April 24th, 2014

While Mexican growers have struggled to garner lime volumes, Brazil has recorded a sharp year-on-year uptick.

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Brazil plans organic food promotions for World Cup

April 17th, 2014

An upcoming organic campaign in Brazil would promote sustainable eating to soccer fans at the World Cup.

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Brazilian fruit exports soar in Middle East

April 7th, 2014

In an effort to decrease dependence on the EU, Brazil is sending much more fruit to the Middle East.

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Brazilian fruit association looks to globalize sales

March 27th, 2014

Brazil’s Abrafrutas has its sights set on international markets and better pesticide regulations.

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Brazilian melons approved for import to Chile

March 25th, 2014

Fresh Brazilian muskmelons and watermelons have been approved for sale in Chile.

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Ecuadorian bananas gain reentry to Brazil

March 25th, 2014

After two decades of blockage, Latin America’s top banana producer will once again send fruit to Brazil.

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Fruit volumes dry up under Brazilian drought

March 24th, 2014

A dry start to the year has reduced volumes for several top fruit categories in Brazil.

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GM citrus on trial in world’s top orange-growing region

March 4th, 2014

Resistance to citrus black spot (CBS) disease is the driver behind a new Brazilian GM field study.

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PMA Fresh Connections to link more nations in 2014

March 3rd, 2014

From Shanghai to Pretoria to Sao Paulo, two PMA execs cover a string of Fresh Connections events in the pipeline.

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Brazilian papayas and mangoes in the spotlight

February 28th, 2014

HLB Specialties’ CEO discusses trends surrounding two of the leading export fruits in his native Brazil.

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Sunburn sizzles Brazilian apple crop

February 24th, 2014

Brazil will have fewer apples than expected to work with this season, but hopes are still high for a rise in exports.

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Brazilian state declared free of banana Moko disease

February 21st, 2014

The Brazilian state of Ceará has eradicated a bacterial disease that kills fruit on banana plants.

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Brazilian firm to capitalize on growing avocado demand

February 17th, 2014

A Brazilian Hass avocado exporter plans a significant increase in production over the coming years.

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Brazil’s top citrus state reports major planting decline

February 10th, 2014

High costs and citrus greening are forcing producers out of São Paulo’s citrus industry.

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Peru waits on Brazilian citrus access

January 31st, 2014

Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.

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Brazil: Sao Paulo boasts HLB success story

January 28th, 2014

In the face of a devastating citrus disease, Brazil’s top production state has fought back with vigor.

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Brazil boasts new cherry tomato variety

January 27th, 2014

Brazil’s new cherry tomato variety has been described as one of the tastiest available.

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Tropical triumph for Brazilian fruit exports

January 23rd, 2014

Six out of Brazil’s top seven fresh fruit exports scored improved results in the 2013 season.

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Brazil: papaya plantations decline as exports increase

January 16th, 2014

High labor costs have restricted Brazilian papayas, but the industry is invested in promoting exports.

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Moth prompts phytosanitary emergency in Brazilian state

January 16th, 2014

Brazil now has emergency measures in six states to combat Helicoverpa armigera outbreaks.

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Brazilian bananas close strong year for exports

January 10th, 2014

A favorable exchange rate has encouraged diverse sales for Brazilian bananas.

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Brazilian port undergoes renovation

January 10th, 2014

The Brazilian port of Paranaguá will receive improvements to its cargo processing system.

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Brazilian tomato prices soared in 2013

January 2nd, 2014

Supply shortages in 2013 sent Brazilian tomato prices up a reported 800%.

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Brazilian watermelon shows tolerance to mosaic virus

December 13th, 2013

Brazil’s new Explorer watermelon has shown good disease resistance, post-harvest qualities and a tasty, sweet intense red flesh.

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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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Banana odor affected by post-harvest treatment, Brazilian study finds

November 28th, 2013

A Brazilian scientist has revealed insights into how cold temperatures and chemicals can affect banana smell and color.

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Brazil releases disease-resistant guarana varieties

November 22nd, 2013

Guarana fruit yields could skyrocket in Amazonas thanks to two new varieties developed in Brazil.

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Frost delays Brazilian watermelon harvest

November 22nd, 2013

A later season is expected for the world’s fourth largest watermelon producer as a result of weather conditions.

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Brazil: Bayer CropScience and Fundecitrus team up on HLB

November 15th, 2013

The “Citrus Unidos” plan provides a US$4 million investment to fight citrus greening in Brazil.

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Brazilian govt expects strong value rise for crops in 2013

November 15th, 2013

Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.

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Brazilian smartphones track fruit back to the farm

November 11th, 2013

With the touch of a smartphone screen, Brazilian shoppers can trace produce across the supply chain.

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China opens access for Brazilian corn exports

November 8th, 2013

Brazil has achieved a breakthrough agreement to ship corn directly to the Chinese mainland.

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Brazil releases fifth seedless grape variety

November 5th, 2013

Isis has joined the ranks among Brazil’s nationally developed seedless grape varieties.

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Brazil develops natural treatment for citrus greening

November 1st, 2013

Brazilian researchers have teamed up to develop the nation’s first natural pesticide against citrus greening.

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Step-by-step traceability builds safety into Brazilian food chain

November 1st, 2013

Traceability must be inclusive for all types of growers and protect the environment, according to Thomas Eckschmidt.

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Tropical pepper plant could provide tool against HLB

October 23rd, 2013

A compound in the Matico pepper plant could provide a natural insecticide against Asian Citrus Psyllid.

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Antioxidant benefits found in mango peels

October 22nd, 2013

Colombian and Brazilian scientists have found value added potential in mango peels due to beneficial bioactive compounds.

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Drought complicates Brazil’s top mango and grape region

October 17th, 2013

Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.

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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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Brazil braces before decision on Chinese garlic imports

October 4th, 2013

Mercosur could end a protective tariff on garlic, putting the Brazilian industry on alert.

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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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Brazil reports pesticide violations for pineapples, mangoes, papayas

September 4th, 2013

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture found traces of several banned or restricted pesticides on fresh fruit samples.

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Brazil shows off grape juice options

September 3rd, 2013

The Brazilian government put its new grape options on display to promote juice production.

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Chile expects avocado production rise this season

August 28th, 2013

Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.

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Brazilian Senate approves Cashew Cultural Support Fund

August 19th, 2013

If approved by Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, a new fund will be created to support the country’s cashew growers.

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Brazil: Black Sigatoka costs remain high

August 15th, 2013

Banana growers in Sao Paulo say management costs for Black Sigatoka remain prohibitive.

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Brazil lowers requirements for Chilean avocados

August 9th, 2013

Lower import requirements mean Chile should have easier avocado access to Brazil.

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Brazil releases black grape variety

August 8th, 2013

Brazil’s new variety BRS Núbia has been praised as a step forward for black grapes.

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Cold weather benefits Brazilian apple growers

August 2nd, 2013

Cold weather during dormancy is expected to bump up Brazil’s apple harvest.

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Brazil to stall Ecuadorian banana entry

July 22nd, 2013

Ecuadorian banana exporters are gearing up to ship to Brazil, but the Latin American giant has announced aims to delay the process.

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U.S.: Michigan sees growing fruit markets in Brazil, Korea

June 14th, 2013

Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.

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Brazil to launch biofungicide against cacao disease

June 5th, 2013

Witch’s broom disease put a nasty spell on Brazil’s cacao crops in the 90s, but a state institution has come up with an organic remedy.

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New biofungicide registered in Canada

May 31st, 2013

Israel’s Stockton Group has gained registration of a biofungicide in Canada, with hopes of approvals in Brazil and the U.S. in the pipeline.

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Brazilian and Egyptian groups join forces with stonefruit

May 22nd, 2013

An Egyptian grower-exporter’s agreement to grow Brazilian peaches and nectarines may prompt trials with other products.

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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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Brazil and Portugal sign fruit trade agreement

April 12th, 2013

Portuguese fruit exporters hope to add to their €40 million in annual trade with Brazil through a special agreement with the country.

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Brazil releases new tangerine variety

March 25th, 2013

A new hybrid tangerine stands out for high output and disease resistance.

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Brazil nears eradication of major fruit pest

March 22nd, 2013

Brazil is close to overcoming one of its most damaging pests, the codling moth.

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Brazilian apple harvest to fall 11% in 2013

March 8th, 2013

Weather impacts and competition with more profitable crops will cut back Brazil’s apple harvest this year.

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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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Brazil terminates U.S. dispute over orange juice rates

February 20th, 2013

Brazil is celebrating “victory” in an orange juice trade dispute with the United States.

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Brazil aims to export niche banana variety

February 20th, 2013

Ivanete Pereira says a new Brazilian export banana will provide something new but won’t compete with Cavendish.

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Peruvian mangoes dominate markets

February 18th, 2013

Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.

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Organic Peruvian grapes hit U.S. shores

February 13th, 2013

Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.

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Uncertainty remains over Brazilian 2013-14 citrus crop

January 18th, 2013

Expectations for Brazil’s 2013-14 citrus deal are unclear, but growers believe higher profitability is likely.

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Brazil: Minas Gerais has strong year for pineapples, peaches and grapes

January 11th, 2013

Pineapple shipments from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state grew 724.5% from January to October 2012.

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Brazil: EMBRAPA launches several new fruit varieties

December 19th, 2012

Disease resistance and high productivity are traits of new Brazilian limes, passionfruit and cherries.

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Brazilian citrus forecast down after two strong seasons

December 18th, 2012

Brazilian citrus output is expected to drop by 10% due to stressed trees and average blossoming.

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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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Oppy touts Brazilian Rainforest Alliance grapes in North America

December 4th, 2012

Oppy’s Bill Poulos has applauded the exceptional quality of Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Thompson grapes.

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Two new black grapes released in Brazil

November 28th, 2012

Brazil’s EMBRAPA has developed two grapes with climate adaptability and high brix levels.

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New peach variety launched in Brazil

November 22nd, 2012

Brazilian researchers are betting a new peach variety will live up to its name, translated as ‘Fascination’.

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Organic food industry booming in Brazil

November 21st, 2012

Brazil moves around US$240 million in organic goods each year, mostly to the benefit of farming families.

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E.U. and Latin America come to historic banana agreement

November 9th, 2012

The E.U. and Latin America were able to end the longest-running dispute in multilateral trading history.

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Brazil suspends citrus exports to E.U.

November 9th, 2012

Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.

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Brazil unveils disease-resistant banana breed

November 7th, 2012

BRS Platina bananas, a new breed from Brazil, resist yellow Sigatoka and Panama disease.

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South Africa anticipates good season for mango production

October 19th, 2012

Subtrop’s Rudolf Badenhorst says South Africa looks to be in for a good mango harvest in December.

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Grape imports to Europe insufficient as Greek season closes

October 18th, 2012

Brazilian grapes are selling for a high price in Europe as importers struggle to meet demand.

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FAO hopes world hunger levels will halve by 2015

October 11th, 2012

Global hunger levels have dropped significantly but FAO chief, José Graziano Da Silva believes more can be done.

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Snow and frost hit Brazilian apple crop

September 28th, 2012

Brazilian apple growers were expecting a great year until unusual frosts hit orchards this week.

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Portuguese strike impacts ‘very bad’ for business, says fruit exporter

September 24th, 2012

Containers full of pears are sitting and waiting in Portuguese ports due to strikes over austerity measures.

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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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