April 18, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged United States

The new American chestnut: restoring native forests

March 31st, 2014

Devastated by blight, the iconic American chestnut is regaining old ground with a new hybrid.

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Florida grapefruit suffers worst non-hurricane decline on record

March 13th, 2014

New numbers for Florida’s citrus crop have the Sunshine State down for oranges and grapefruit.

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U.S.: New Jersey facility anticipates Peruvian fruit arrivals

January 28th, 2014

Mission Produce’s expanded New Jersey facility comes in response to produce trade growth from Peru.

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Texas prepares for boom in Mexican fresh imports

January 22nd, 2014

Renovations to Mexico’s highway system will create a fast track for fresh produce to Texas.

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U.S.: California declares drought state of emergency

January 20th, 2014

California’s governor has declared a state of emergency following the state’s driest year.

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U.S. considers Moroccan blueberries

January 3rd, 2014

Modest supplies of Moroccan blueberries are under consideration for the U.S. market.

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North America extends fruit fly prevention measures

December 10th, 2013

The United States, Mexico and Guatemala will continue joint efforts to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly.

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Packaging promises longer mushroom shelf life

December 4th, 2013

A new packaging film from Sirane has increased mushroom shelf life by up to 11 days.

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Opinion: learning from the world’s ‘greatest’ import market

December 2nd, 2013

If Mexican agriculture can satisfy U.S. demands, it can compete anywhere, argues VISER president Eric Viramontes.

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U.S.: fungi control could extend cranberry shelf life

November 21st, 2013

A Washington state researcher hopes that a better understanding of fungi will improve cranberry production.

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Sesame Street gives boost to fresh produce, free of charge

October 31st, 2013

The friendly faces of Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita will soon line produce aisles in the United States.

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U.S.: St. Louis approved for cold-treated fruits and veggies

October 25th, 2013

St. Louis will become the newest entry point for blueberries imported into the United States.

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U.K. tech company wins PMA newcomer award

October 24th, 2013

It’sFresh! gained recognition for its ethylene removal technology at PMA Fresh Summit.

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Avocado campaign expands to Spanish-language market

October 23rd, 2013

Avocado marketing takes a broader focus with the “Saborea uno hoy” campaign.

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Faced with backlog, USDA cancels October crop reports

October 18th, 2013

Furloughed USDA workers are back in their posts, but the department will have trouble catching up.

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Southern Specialties expands berry program

October 17th, 2013

Southern Specialties will be expanding its berry offering with the Adelita raspberry.

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Chelan Fresh promotes cherries on the go

October 11th, 2013

Chelan Fresh’s Mac Riggan compares the company’s Cup o’ Cherries to the convenience of a to-go coffee.

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U.S.: California researchers near HLB early detection

October 11th, 2013

Research led by a University of California team could improve HLB treatment and diagnosis.

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Hawaii’s top papaya variety takes center stage in GM debate

October 7th, 2013

Hawaii’s Rainbow papaya continues to drive production and controversy over GM foods.

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U.S.: China makes its mark on Georgia pecan industry

October 4th, 2013

Georgia pecans have received high demand from China, but can the U.S. state keep up?

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U.S.: Sun World adds grape licensees in Peru, Mexico

October 2nd, 2013

California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.

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U.S. mango importer anticipates increased Ecuadorian volume

October 1st, 2013

California’s Freska Produce expects Ecuadorian mango volume to see a marked increase.

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U.S.: Whole Foods plans tiered labeling for sustainable produce

September 30th, 2013

Whole Foods Market will implement a three-tier rating system to guide consumers on the ethics of their produce.

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U.S.: Vilsack extends specialty crop funding

September 26th, 2013

As the fiscal year nears its end, the USDA has approved US$52 million to continue funding for specialty crops.

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U.S.: California expects strong citrus year, despite doubt in China

September 25th, 2013

California citrus volume should remain similar to last year, even with pressure from pests and drought.

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Big year anticipated for U.S. apples

September 13th, 2013

U.S. apple industry representatives discuss the potential impacts of larger crops from Washington, Michigan and New York.

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U.S.: Georgia peaches enjoy strong season despite rains

September 11th, 2013

Focused marketing and big fruit have meant a strong year for Georgia peaches.

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U.S.: Cornell researchers discover plant leaf ‘fountain of youth’

September 9th, 2013

Manipulation of plant gene S3H could mean fruits and veggies that stay fresh for much longer.

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The ‘Papple’ lays roots in international orchards

September 6th, 2013

A pear that looks more like an apple, the Papple is reaching growers across North America and Europe.

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U.S.: California brewery puts avocado on tap

August 26th, 2013

Angel City Brewery’s Avocado Ale is a light, creamy brew made with 150 lbs. of Fuerte Avocado.

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Bing cherries lead social media mentions

August 26th, 2013

Mentions for Bing cherries outpaced the Rainier variety on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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GROW bananas take on social change in Mexico, Ecuador

August 23rd, 2013

Organics Unlimited’s GROW banana brand will help deliver funds to social initiatives Project Amigo and Children International.

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U.S.: fresh goods to get direct line to Midwest

August 21st, 2013

A direct, refrigerated rail service is in the works to connect the Port of Tampa to the Midwest.

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U.S.: the Hatch green chile identity crisis

August 8th, 2013

Chile production in Hatch, New Mexico has fallen but outside sources are keeping up supply using the valley’s name.

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Bumper crop could mean record year for U.S. blueberries

August 2nd, 2013

Fall Creek’s Dave Brazelton described a big year and major possibilities for U.S. blueberries.

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U.S.: California looks to ease Chinese citrus doubts

August 2nd, 2013

The California citrus industry is working to re-open the Chinese market before next season.

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U.S.: new quarantine zone for California’s citrus

August 1st, 2013

New detections of Asian citrus psyllid have sparked a quarantine zone in California’s citrus country.

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Mexico: packhouse grows avocado potential in Jalisco

July 31st, 2013

Mevi Avocados and the Oppenheimer Group hope to expand on avocado production in a key Mexican state.

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Bayer CropScience expands U.S. research capabilities

July 26th, 2013

Bayer CropScience’s research plans include expansion of its West Sacramento facilities and a focus on vegetable seeds.

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U.S.: PortMiami eases access for Peruvian fresh fruit

July 25th, 2013

A pilot program at PortMiami is expected to speed along the passge for Peruvian grapes and blueberries entering the U.S.

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India: U.S. apples struggle against a cheaper offer from Iran

July 25th, 2013

Depreciation of the rupee and a cheap supply from Iran have made U.S. apples less appealing on the Indian market.

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The right light for fruit taste, smell and value

July 24th, 2013

U.S. researchers have found certain LED lighting to improve the aroma and taste of key fruit varieties.

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U.S.: concern grows over fire blight treatment options

July 23rd, 2013

As an oxytetracycline restriction nears, U.S. organic apple and pear producers are growing nervous for an alternative.

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U.S.: cryopreservation offers hope for citrus genetics

July 22nd, 2013

Citrus plants are being prepared for long-term cold storage to fight disease and preserve genetics.

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U.S.: Minnesota tackles fruit fly management

July 18th, 2013

Berry pest spotted-wing drosophila has been confirmed once again in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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U.S.: California university launches program for produce professionals

July 18th, 2013

A new UC Davis program will train produce industry professionals on best practices across the supply chain.

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U.S. walnuts accepted for import in India

July 17th, 2013

India will now accept walnuts from the United States that first undergo methyl bromide fumigation.

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U.S.: proposal made for arsenic levels in apple juice

July 15th, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture seeks to set an industry standard for arsenic levels in apple juice.

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U.S.: new wild strawberry found in Oregon

July 15th, 2013

The newly discovered Cascade strawberry could offer breeding and marketing potential.

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U.S.: improvements reported for plant protection system

July 12th, 2013

Processing speed of plant protection applications in the U.S. is expected to more than double the 10-year average.

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Uruguayan citrus formally welcomed to U.S. market

July 11th, 2013

After three years of work, Uruguayan citrus has been approved for sales in the United States.

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U.S.: genetic bank looks to future of honey bees

July 10th, 2013

Researchers at Washington State University hope to diversify honey bee populations in the U.S. through a genetic bank.

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Mexican mango exporter confident for return to U.S. market

July 9th, 2013

After a Salmonella alert last year, Agrícola Daniella is ready to send its mangoes to the U.S. market again.

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Consumers turn away from fruits and vegetables in U.S., Europe

July 5th, 2013

Fruits and vegetables have struggled to keep up with the convenience of processed foods.

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California avocado growers get advanced weather warnings

July 3rd, 2013

Weather warnings have taken center stage on the California Avocado Commission’s new website.

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U.S.: Florida takes on pest traceability, management

July 3rd, 2013

Invasive species like spotted-wing drosophila have kept Florida researchers and agriculture on their toes.

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Ecuador: fruit exporters brace for higher U.S. tariffs

July 2nd, 2013

Ecuadorian fruit exporters could face up to 14% in additional costs to send their products to the United States.

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U.S. Senate approves immigration, ag. labor reform

June 28th, 2013

The approved U.S. Senate bill would reform the agriculture guest worker program and provide a legal path for workers.

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U.S.: Texan agriculture warns Mexico to respect water rights

June 25th, 2013

If water trends with Mexico continue, researchers warn that Texan citrus production could drop to zero.

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UV-LED lighting offers possibility for longer fruit shelf life

June 21st, 2013

U.S. researchers found that fruit exposed to low UV lighting lasted longer in storage.

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NZ: Giumarra anticipates start of Meyer lemon exports

June 18th, 2013

Shipments for the season will begin soon for New Zealand Meyer lemons bound for U.S. grocery stores.

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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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Northern Mexican mango plantations push U.S. market growth

June 12th, 2013

More late season mango varieties are being planted further north in Mexico and helping increase exports to the U.S.

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Doubt remains for specialty crops and U.S. farm bill

June 10th, 2013

The U.S. Senate is expected to approve the five-year farm bill, but the House vote remains uncertain.

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U.S.: frozen fruit the main suspect in Hepatitis A outbreak

June 4th, 2013

As Hepatitis A cases appear across five U.S. states, a berry and pomegranate blend is under suspicion as the source.

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Optical cherry sorter brings upgrade to California industry

May 23rd, 2013

Optical cherry sorters may help ease labor shortage in California.

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U.S. think tank: Indian policy hurting ag trade and innovation

May 20th, 2013

A U.S.-based think tank has criticized Indian trade policies that may jeopardize the agricultural supply chain.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously for Monsanto

May 14th, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monsanto’s patent claims yesterday in a case against an Indiana farmer.

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Chile seeks easier access in U.S. for pest-free regions

May 14th, 2013

Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.

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U.S.: fair trade promotion expands into new, bigger markets

May 13th, 2013

Interrupcion CEO Rafael Goldberg reflects on outstanding banana volume growth and new projects.

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U.S. Pacific Northwest braces for possible fruit fly surge

May 9th, 2013

Ideal temperatures could create a boom year for spotted wing drosophila in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

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U.S.: researchers consider alternative crops for New Mexico

May 9th, 2013

If research pans out, strawberries and jujubes could provide niche crops in northern New Mexico.

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Peruvian growers encouraged to invest in organic pineapples

May 7th, 2013

Growing U.S. demand for pesticide-free pineapples could create market possibilities for Peru.

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Californian strawberries boast increased acreage, early season

May 3rd, 2013

We speak with the California Strawberry Commission about increased planting and consumption.

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Port of Miami invests in big arrivals

April 30th, 2013

The Port of Miami is getting ready for a renovated Panama Canal with a US$2 billion investment.

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Bipartisan GMO labeling bill introduced to U.S. Congress

April 26th, 2013

A proposed GMO labeling bill has received bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.

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Chiquita and Organics Unlimited sign banana agreement

April 26th, 2013

Chiquita and Organics Unlimited have begun marketing bananas together for U.S. consumers.

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Markets remain uncertain for South African citrus exports

April 24th, 2013

Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.

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Australia: pre-shipment inspection available for Californian cherries

April 23rd, 2013

Australia will add cherries from California to its pre-shipment inspection program.

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Mango buyers spend more money, buy more fresh fruit

April 22nd, 2013

Mango buyers in the U.S. spent US$23 more per store trip than the average produce shopper.

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Chinese citrus ban leaves California scrambling for answers

April 17th, 2013

Chinese brown rot concerns have put Californian citrus exporters in a precarious position.

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Florida citrus growers cross fingers for greening solution

April 16th, 2013

Florida’s citrus industry is placing bets on research to save fruit from greening, which has brought down shipments this year.

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Hass Avocado Board looks to even greater category growth

April 15th, 2013

The Hass Avocado Board’s Emiliano Escobedo talks about the factors that have pushed U.S. avocado consumption to grow 200%.

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Arctic apples near approval as GM debate carries on

April 15th, 2013

Nonbrowing Arctic apples look and taste just like their parent fruit, but will consumers accept the GM product?

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U.S.: ILA accepts new master contract for port workers

April 11th, 2013

U.S. East and Gulf coast port workers are close to the final seal of approval for a new six-year contract.

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Honeycrisp apples prove power of consumer push

April 5th, 2013

Honeycrisp apples may create heachaches across the supply chain but the variety has shown to pay off.

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United States: FDA approves lab to free detained fruit

April 2nd, 2013

California’s AGQ Lab has been approved to help release fruit detained in U.S. customs.

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Whole Foods collaborates on commercial-scale greenhouse

April 2nd, 2013

Whole Foods is working with Gotham Greens to build the first commercial greenhouse on the roof of a U.S. retail outlet.

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Fresh Del Monte wins fruit licensing dispute

April 1st, 2013

A long-running licensing dispute has been settled between Fresh Del Monte and Del Monte Foods.

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Chilean grapes go to waste as fruit floods U.S. market

March 27th, 2013

An unpredictable season has encouraged U.S. market oversaturation of Chilean table grapes and a rush to sell produce.

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Discussing life “after the fruit” with filmmaker Nancy Ghertner

March 22nd, 2013

Filmmaker Nancy Ghertner talks about her film “After I Pick the Fruit” and the reality of U.S. migrant life.

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U.S. considers fruits from Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand

March 22nd, 2013

After two years of consideration, Colombian watermelons may soon enter the U.S. market.

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Cherry-plum hybrid ready for marketing in E.U., Turkey

March 22nd, 2013

Developers hope the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid will lead a new generation of fruit.

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Film Review: After I Pick the Fruit

March 19th, 2013

“After I Pick the Fruit” gives a face to migrant women who help keep farm production running.

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Organic Alliance sends year’s first Mexican mangoes to U.S. market

March 13th, 2013

Organic Alliance has sent its first organic Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico to the U.S.

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Whole Foods to label all GMO products by 2018

March 12th, 2013

Whole Foods has become the first U.S. grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency.

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Fruits keep U.S. produce sales strong in Q4 2012

March 11th, 2013

U.S. fruit prices may have increased in the last quarter of 2012 but volume and dollar sales stayed strong.

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Budget cuts bring longer wait times to U.S. produce imports

March 7th, 2013

Thousands of expected job losses at the U.S. border could mean serious wait times for produce importers.

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Calavo brings in 2013 with record first quarter results

March 7th, 2013

Calavo CEO Lee E. Cole predicted a record year for the avocado and fresh produce supplier.

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