November 25, 2014 / Week N° 48

Posts Tagged Brazil

New juiceless tomato ‘fantastic’ for foodservice, says Bayer CropScience

November 24th, 2014

Bayer CropScience has two new naturally-bred agricultural products it says will solve some food chain problems.

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Food safety high on the agenda for Brazilian consumers

November 24th, 2014

Brazilian retail specialist Leonardo Miyao discusses trends in South America’s largest fruit and vegetable market.

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Imported apples gain ground in Brazilian market

November 21st, 2014

CEPEA believes a speculative storage strategy has led to lower prices for Brazilian apples.

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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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U.S.: Peak volumes mean ‘now is the time to promote mangoes’

November 18th, 2014

Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.

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Peruvian mega-irrigation project seeks new farming investors

November 17th, 2014

The first crops have been planted as part of a US$280 million dam project in Peru to support agriculture, including sugarcane, avocados and blueberries.

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Brazilian drought causes lime prices to double

October 28th, 2014

With some Brazilian water reservoirs at 5% capacity, lime prices have shot up to US$2.79 per kilogram.

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Brazilian papaya exports much stronger than 2013

October 20th, 2014

Revenue for Brazilian papaya exports has so far been 16% higher this year compared to 2013.

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Handheld citrus greening detection device requires ‘cultural change’

October 20th, 2014

A Brazilian professor says farmers using his HLB-detection machine could control the disease ‘within three years’.

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Chiquita rejects new Brazilian offer

October 16th, 2014

Chiquita says Cutrale-Safra have ‘failed to deliver’ an irrevocable offer, claiming a merger with Fyffes would provide much better value than US$14 per share.

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Brazilian firms sweeten Chiquita offer

October 15th, 2014

In a last-ditch effort, Cutrale-Safra have upped their Chiquita takeover offer to US$14 per share, saying it provides ‘complete certainty’ in terms of value to shareholders.

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Slight rise for Brazil’s early season melon exports

October 14th, 2014

Brazil’s 2014-15 melon export season is already off to a positive start with strong prices as well.

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Brazilian citrus growers welcome heavy rainfall

October 8th, 2014

Rains in southern Brazil have broken the trend of dry weather in 2014 that was negatively affecting citrus growers.

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Fyffes trying to “hoodwink” Chiquita shareholders, says Cutrale-Safra

September 29th, 2014

The Brazilian companies trying to buy Chiquita are not impressed with its recent announcement regarding Fyffes.

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Fyffes raises the stakes in proposed Chiquita merger

September 26th, 2014

In a bid to sway interest away from Brazilian competition, Fyffes is now offering Chiquita shareholders a much greater share in the combined entity.

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Brazilian opening a “great opportunity” for Chilean citrus

September 25th, 2014

The Chilean Citrus Committee is upbeat about new export prospects in nearby Brazil.

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Pear marketing strategy will not change, says Portuguese exporter

September 24th, 2014

A large Portuguese pear company says despite the Russian ban’s effects on EU supply, it will not change tack.

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Brazil opens market for Chilean citrus

September 24th, 2014

Chilean citrus exporters will now have a handy outlet if Northern Hemisphere markets get swamped in the future.

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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

Receive a special booking rate at Cool Logistics Americas in São Paulo by signing up through www.freshfruitportal.com.

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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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