July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27

Posts Tagged Oranges

First Chilean Navels en route to the U.S.

June 18th, 2015

While Chilean Navel volumes shipped to the U.S. so far this campaign are lower than last year, they are expected to be up 8% for the season.

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New data points to larger number of Brazilian citrus trees

June 9th, 2015

A Brazilian citrus group anticipates 279 million boxes of oranges will be harvested from the ‘citrus belt’ in the 2015-16 season.

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Russia blocks Egyptian orange shipment after Medfly detection

May 25th, 2015

Some 120 metric tons of oranges being shipped into Russia via sea were sent back after lab tests confirmed a quarantined pest.

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Weather, exchange rates favor strong China-bound export deal for Aussie citrus

May 19th, 2015

Australian citrus growers are upbeat for the season ahead with the first shipments set to arrive in mid-June.

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U.S.: Falling orange juice consumption levels affect Florida growers

April 20th, 2015

Despite some serious problems facing the industry, Florida’s citrus growers are said to have had a relatively good season.

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South Africa: CGA releases citrus export forecast

April 10th, 2015

The 2015 citrus campaign has “difficult” written all over it, according to a South African industry body.

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U.S.: Expenses squeeze Limoneira results in Q1

March 9th, 2015

Higher costs offset the benefits of favorable market conditions and larger lemon volumes for Limoneira in the first quarter.

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Russia may allow some EU food imports, says Kremlin spokesperson

March 3rd, 2015

A Kremlin representative says Russia may be able to get around the food import ban by using local processing as a condition of entry.

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South Africa: Dry weather may hit citrus sizing but quality “excellent”, says CGA

February 26th, 2015

South Africa’s total citrus volumes this season should be roughly in line with previous years.

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Aussie grower expects “balanced” citrus crop for 2015

February 25th, 2015

“I’d prefer an average volume crop of good size to a massive crop of small fruit,” says Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson.

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Argentina: San Miguel anticipates ‘loss in competitiveness’ this season

February 25th, 2015

San Miguel aims to overcome complex challenges outside of its control for the processed and fresh citrus sectors.

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Imported fruit losing exotic appeal in China, says trader

February 19th, 2015

China’s efforts to halt corruption have affected gift giving, and therefore the sales of imported Australian premium fruits.

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SanLucar pioneers new fruits in Tunisia, Ecuador

February 12th, 2015

A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.

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California: Port situation ‘couldn’t have happened at a worse time’, says CCM

February 10th, 2015

The California Citrus Mutual estimates exports this so far this season are 25% lower than planned.

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U.S. allows imports of two South Korean Unshu oranges

February 2nd, 2015

Commercial consignments of two Korean Unshu sweet and mandarin orange hybrids can now enter the U.S.

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U.K.: Seville oranges get jamming after Paddington movie

January 29th, 2015

An animated bear who likes marmalade has given Spanish orange growers a boost in the U.K. this winter.

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AHEA delighted with Australia-Japan FTA ratification

January 15th, 2015

Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.

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U.S.: California citrus industry gives mixed views on storm

December 12th, 2014

While California Citrus Mutual has said the current storms in the state are a ‘plus all the way round’, others say it will delay harvesting at a peak time.

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Australia-China FTA “music to our ears”, says Joyvio

November 25th, 2014

A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.

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U.S.: LoBue’s Cara Cara nets to reel in new shoppers

November 17th, 2014

LoBue Citrus’ new packaging strategy for Cara Cara oranges shows that simple is sometimes beautiful.

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China: California citrus reentry to cause “minor” problems, says grower

November 14th, 2014

With the Navel crop in a key Chinese production region down 20%, one grower still has his hopes up.

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Lemon demand has risen 10-15%, says Limoneira exec

November 10th, 2014

At first it was just shortages driving up prices, but now Limoneira believes stonger lemon demand is here to stay.

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U.S.: Paramount Citrus to go national with Wonderful Sweet Scarletts

October 27th, 2014

Paramount Citrus president David Krause is “betting big” on grapefruit and is confident for a leadership position in mandarins.

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China: mediocre fruit market expected post-Golden Week

October 13th, 2014

Travel and e-commerce put a dint in the Zhejiang Wenhui wholesale fruit market for a key national holiday.

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U.S.: Sunkist launches Sesame Street citrus packaging

October 7th, 2014

In a bid to help fight childhood obesity, Sunkist will sell its citrus with packaging from a popular kids’ TV show.

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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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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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Drought makes California orange forecast questionable, says CCM

September 12th, 2014

California Citrus Mutual believes the latest NASS orange crop forecast is too high.

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China: dismaying imported fruit numbers for Mid-Autumn festival

September 1st, 2014

Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.

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U.S. may allow South African citrus from black spot-infested areas

August 29th, 2014

U.S. authorities claim South Africa should be treated the same way as Florida when it comes to citrus black spot.

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U.S. could open doors to Chinese citrus

August 29th, 2014

Hot on the heels of apples, Chinese citrus is now on track to gaining U.S. market entry after a recent proposed rule from APHIS.

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U.S.: Sun Pacific ‘affected dramatically’ by the drought

August 29th, 2014

‘Water prices are way up, water availability is way down, and it’s scary’, says a Californian citrus grower.

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Russian ban a “rare opportunity” for Chinese produce, says Goodfarmer

August 12th, 2014

“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.

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Spain: Valencia growers had held “great expectations” for Russian market

August 7th, 2014

Valencian farmers have called for measures to mitigate the impact of losing a key market for its persimmons and citrus fruits.

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U.S.: APHIS proposes to allow additional Korean orange imports

July 30th, 2014

Two Korean orange hybrids could soon be eligible for U.S. import if APHIS’s proposal goes through.

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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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Russian problems prompt new outlook for Moroccan citrus

July 1st, 2014

Delassus’ Fatiha Charrat looks back on what she describes as the ‘worst season ever’ for Moroccan citrus.

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Cost efficiency gives Egypt an edge in Chinese orange market

June 30th, 2014

Egypt’s Mohamed Eldosouky discusses competition with South African oranges in China, and plans to open up the market to new products.

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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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Iraq turmoil may impact Middle East fruit market, says exporter

June 25th, 2014

Produce traders are losing “large swathes of land” with Middle Eastern populations due to conflict.

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U.S.: LoBue’s oranges spared brunt of winter frost damage

June 17th, 2014

Both geography and good crop management meant LoBue had minimal Navel losses from frosts this year.

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South Africa reduces grapefruit export estimates

June 16th, 2014

South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.

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Most South African lemon exporters veer clear of Europe

May 27th, 2014

South Africa has sent steady easy peeler volumes to Europe, but CBS concerns have led many lemon growers to avoid the market.

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‘Kudos to the USDA’, says California Citrus Mutual on China protocol

May 9th, 2014

California has reached a supplementary protocol to regain access to the Chinese citrus market, but approval will depend on a technical visit that will likely take place in June.

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U.S.: University of Florida releases two new citrus cultivars

May 5th, 2014

A new mandarin and a Navel orange-like variety will go to market thanks to the University of Florida.

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South Africa set for citrus variety export shift in 2014

April 30th, 2014

South African citrus export volumes should remain stable this year, but with changes to the variety make-up.

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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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Citrus Australia bullish on upcoming export season to China

April 22nd, 2014

Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.

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U.S. proposes new rules for Philippine mangoes, Japanese oranges

April 11th, 2014

A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.

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Valencia oranges perform well under hydric stress

April 11th, 2014

Valencia orange trees in Colombia were able to recover from low water access during early fruit development.

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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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Colombian authorities intercept citrus pest in U.S., Spanish shipments

March 13th, 2014

Colombia has rejected four shipments of citrus fruit from abroad due to the discovery of red scale.

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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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Spanish researchers develop antioxidant-rich oranges

February 28th, 2014

Spanish scientists have developed a golden-colored orange with much higher antioxidant rates in juice than traditional varieties.

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Korean FTA brings tariff break for Australian cherries, citrus, nuts

February 18th, 2014

A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.

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‘Demand it and we’ll grow it': Morocco’s organic conundrum

February 14th, 2014

Morocco’s climate is ideal for organic production of a range of fruits, but growers say a booming market for the category isn’t quite there yet.

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Uruguayan citrus growers gear up for higher EU duties, full U.S. season

February 12th, 2014

The Uruguayan citrus industry expects a larger crop this year, but it will have to deal with higher tariffs in Europe.

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U.S.: California Citrus Mutual releases freeze damage estimates

February 3rd, 2014

On top of lost revenue due to freezes, San Joaquin Valley growers have spent big to protect remaining crops.

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Australian orange industry hits export high

January 30th, 2014

Hong Kong overtook Japan as the leading buyer of Aussie oranges in 2012-13.

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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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Uruguayan citrus wrap

December 27th, 2013

A recent Uruguayan report sheds light on the citrus industry’s trajectory of recent years.

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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Italian fruit consultant hopes for low transport strike impact

December 4th, 2013

A proposed four-day nationwide trucker strike could have effects for Italy’s domestic and export fruit sales.

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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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Chile uses tangy spice to promote citrus in the U.S.

November 5th, 2013

Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.

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Uruguay to send first citrus shipment to the U.S. this week

October 15th, 2013

Five Uruguayan companies are preparing the country’s first Valencia orange shipments to the U.S.

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Marginal rise for Chilean fruit export volume in 2012-13

September 26th, 2013

Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.

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Uruguay prepares first U.S.-bound citrus shipments

September 24th, 2013

Uruguay is set to send its first orange shipments to the U.S. during the first half of October.

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U.S.: strong Navel orange market has softened

August 16th, 2013

A good inventory position and a dearth of easy peelers should bode well for a stable U.S. orange market.

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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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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

August 13th, 2013

Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.

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A “refreshing” season for Australian citrus exporters

August 12th, 2013

Australian citrus players discuss Asian demand, currency conditions and wider export options in the United States.

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High percentage of new Uruguayan citrus plantings for mandarins, lemons

August 6th, 2013

Uruguay’s latest citrus survey shows growers’ planting intentions to adapt to a new market scenario that now includes U.S. access.

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U.S. easy peeler supply gap likely, says Greenberg

August 5th, 2013

Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg discusses the current import dynamics of easy peelers and Navels.

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Chilean Citrus Committee releases initial frost evaluation

August 1st, 2013

Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.

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Frost prompts harvest halt for some Chilean citrus growers

July 29th, 2013

The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.

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U.S.: Paramount Citrus to acquire assets from Grimmway Farms

July 22nd, 2013

The largest vertically integrated citrus company in the U.S. is set to increase its volume significantly.

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Chinese demand “phenomenal”, says Citrus Australia

June 26th, 2013

Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.

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Favorable exchange rate could raise South African citrus exports

June 20th, 2013

A USDA report has highlighted an expected increase for South African citrus exports, provided the European Union doesn’t close its doors.

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Uruguayan exporters look beyond Europe

June 6th, 2013

The eurozone crisis is leading Uruguayan citrus exporters to seek opportunities elsewhere, according to one consultant.

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Oppy upbeat on Australian citrus imports

June 4th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne describes plans for the upcoming Australian citrus deal in North America.

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Opinion: citrus remains largest category in Russian produce market

May 27th, 2013

Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.

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Coca-Cola to invest US$2B in Florida citrus

May 7th, 2013

Florida’s orange industry has received an economic boost from the Coca-Cola Company.

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Contrasting outlooks for different Chilean citrus fruits

May 2nd, 2013

We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.

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Citrus Australia expects higher orange, mandarin volumes

April 23rd, 2013

Australia’s mandarin production is set to rise this year despite the impact of floods in Queensland.

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Egyptian citrus one step closer to U.S. access

April 19th, 2013

More than a decade after they were kicked from the market Egyptian citrus exporters may regain U.S. entry.

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South Australia aims for citrus record

March 5th, 2013

Mandarins and navel oranges may drive a record year for South Australian citrus production.

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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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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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Amino acid study could reveal citrus greening insights

January 15th, 2013

Amino acid profiles may hold the key to managing plant defenses against citrus greening disease.

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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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South Africa’s bearable 2012 citrus deal

October 31st, 2012

South Africa has five months to tackle a raft of issues threatening its citrus growers.

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“Taste of South Africa” bolsters U.S. presence for SA citrus

October 16th, 2012

Walmart stores in the U.S. northeast have begun a sales drive for South African oranges.

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U.S. market ‘demanding and competitive’ for Chilean citrus

October 11th, 2012

Chilean growers are unsatisfied with Navel orange returns this year but W. Murcotts have performed well.

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U.S. easy peeler market strong due to supply gap

September 17th, 2012

Capespan North America’s Mark Greenberg discusses the state of easy peelers and oranges in the U.S. market.

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U.S. Navel orange inventories “uncomfortably high”, says Greenberg

September 3rd, 2012

Capespan’s Mark Greenberg discusses the affects of Chilean citrus volumes on the U.S. market.

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Mexico’s orange and grapefruit volumes hit by drought

September 3rd, 2012

Mexican orange and grapefruit growers are expected to yield lower volumes this season.

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Uruguay frosts slash citrus production by 36%

August 1st, 2012

Uruguay’s biggest citrus company looks back on the abrupt weather changes that damaged the industry in 2012.

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Aussie citrus industry divided over U.S. export deregulation

July 25th, 2012

Australian citrus exporters are torn about what taking away DNE’s U.S. import monopoly could mean.

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Argentine breakthrough for Japanese citrus market negotiations

July 25th, 2012

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

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South African citrus growers experience rollercoaster season

July 23rd, 2012

The South African citrus season has been full of surprises this year.

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Striking a balance between customer satisfaction and grower profitability

July 16th, 2012

Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.

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Better sizes, tougher competition for Australia’s U.S. citrus season

July 11th, 2012

We speak with Citrus Australia and DNE World Fruit Sales about the U.S. campaign underway.

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Egypt exceeds expectations and “surprises” orange market

July 4th, 2012

South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.

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More than 20 Colombian fruits meet U.S. admissibility standards

July 3rd, 2012

Colombia can send a wide range of fruits to the U.S. but there are still many exotic products pending approval.

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Middle East: pome fruit market strong, citrus a challenge

July 3rd, 2012

David Pearce says a shortage of Chilean and U.S. apples has helped South African suppliers in the Middle East.

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U.S.: South African citrus arrivals ramping up this week

June 28th, 2012

WCCPF expects South African citrus exports to the U.S. will rise by around 12% this year.

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Agricultural emergency declared in northeast Argentina

June 26th, 2012

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

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Chile to up the ante for 2012 citrus export campaign

June 19th, 2012

Chile is targeting the U.S. and South Korean markets with citrus promotions and a ripening verification program.

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Europe eager for early South African navel exports

June 19th, 2012

South Africa is capitalizing on a lack of Spanish and Moroccan late oranges in the European market.

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Argentina reaches sweet citrus deal with Brazil

June 13th, 2012

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

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SA Western Cape navel shipments to the U.S. set to climb

June 12th, 2012

WCCPF CEO Suhanra Conradie talks about the South African citrus deal ahead in the U.S.

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Brazil: the aftermath of record juice production

June 8th, 2012

CitrusBR president Christian Lohbauer discusses Brazil’s orange juice stock outlook.

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Australian fruit industry to ‘flourish’ over next five years, report claims

June 4th, 2012

Market researcher IBISWorld expects Australia’s fruit industry to grow by 4.4% annually until 2016-17.

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Citrus Australia slams basin plan

May 29th, 2012

Citrus Australia is calling for changes to Murray Darling Basin Plan revisions.

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Australian growers slow navel picking to prevent market glut

May 24th, 2012

Australian navel orange producers have decided to slow down production to avoid a saturated market.

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Argentine citrus exports nosedive in 2012

May 15th, 2012

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

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Brazil expects orange production squeeze in 2012-13

May 3rd, 2012

The world’s largest orange-growing region is set for a 15% production drop this year.

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Chile expects buoyant export growth for oranges, mandarins in 2012

April 30th, 2012

Chilean Citrus Committee president Juan Enrique Ortuzar talks competition and opening new markets.

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South African orange exports to India set for boost in 2012

April 11th, 2012

A high Australian exchange rate has shifted the attention of Indian importers to South African oranges.

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

April 11th, 2012

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

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Australia forecasts lower citrus volumes, but better sizes

April 2nd, 2012

Australian growers are upbeat about the upcoming citrus season with good quality fruit predicted.

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China achieves sweet orange genome breakthrough

March 30th, 2012

China hopes the discovery of the sweet orange genome will allow it to refine the taste and quality of its own breeds.

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Southern African citrus production to rise in 2012

March 26th, 2012

Grapefruit is the only citrus category with production that is not expected to grow for South Africa this year.

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Mexico: Tabasco citrus growers gearing up for HLB emergency response

March 20th, 2012

Growers in the Mexican state of Tabasco have resigned themselves to the entry of citrus disease HLB.

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Riverina floods causing fruit drop, says Citrus Australia

March 15th, 2012

Australian citrus region Riverina is experiencing unprecedented flooding with waterlogged plants.

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Mexican citrus area loses more than half its crop

March 14th, 2012

Poor weather conditions in the State of Mexico have cut lime and orange crops significantly.

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Australian fruit growers in NSW fear floods will ruin crops

March 6th, 2012

Flooding in parts of Australia’s New South Wales have wiped out fruit crops in some orchards.

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Tanzanian fruit fly threat could stop country’s shipments

February 24th, 2012

Tanzinian orange farmers have been warned that their livelihoods are at risk unless the country can control its fruit flies.

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Brazilian officials to meet with U.S. counterparts over orange juice blockade

February 3rd, 2012

Brazil has halted the use of carbendazim on orange crops and is looking for a U.S. reopening.

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Brazil: São Paulo rains delay orange harvest

January 27th, 2012

Orange growers in the southwest of São Paulo are scrambling to capture a high yielding crop and avoid rain damage.

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Chilean citrus exports grew 9% in 2011

January 25th, 2012

Chile’s citrus shipments to Europe and Latin America fell dramatically in 2011, but overall exports were up.

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Opinion: Brazil must raise competitiveness in 2012

January 23rd, 2012

Brazil needs to make changes to consolidate export markets, says PMA representative Valeska de Oliveira.

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U.S. authorities to test Brazilian orange juice imports

January 13th, 2012

U.S. moves to test orange juice for pesticides have caught Brazilian exporters by surprise.

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Chilean fresh fruit exports up 7%

December 26th, 2011

Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.

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Costa Rica to boost migrant fruit picker intake

December 19th, 2011

Costa Rica is recruiting immigrants to help with its fruit harvests.

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Brazil’s orange juice exports set to rise

December 15th, 2011

Brazilian orange juice shipments are expected to increase despite lower crop yields.

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SA: Midknight oranges generate strong U.S. demand

December 9th, 2011

A strong growers’ presence in U.S. supermarkets has helped raise the status of South African citrus fruit.

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Brazil’s orange harvests hit by drought

November 10th, 2011

Droughts have hit orange harvests in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

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DNE World Fruit Sales upbeat on citrus supply

November 7th, 2011

Stu Monaghan from DNE World Fruit Sales gives a wrap of the past citrus season and upcoming supply.

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Drought to affect Mexico’s orange crops in Tamaulipas

October 24th, 2011

Growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas fear a lack of rain will reduce Valencia orange harvests by up to a third.

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Brand and crop changes in store for Aussie citrus industry

October 21st, 2011

Citrus Australia has called for national marketing unity, while also predicting mandarins will overtake navels in the future.

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Argentine growers set to seduce Brazilians with juicy oranges

October 18th, 2011

Argentine citrus exporters say they are ready to start exporting oranges to Brazil next season.

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Light sensor prototype developed to classify oranges

October 14th, 2011

Spanish scientists have developed a prototype to select first-class oranges and discard rotten ones.

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SA Midknight oranges arrive in U.S.

October 12th, 2011

The first of four lots of South African Midknight oranges has arrived in the U.S. port of Philadelphia.

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Lower currency could help Aussie bumper Valencia crop

October 10th, 2011

The fall in the Australian dollar has given hope to Valencia orange growers ahead of the harvest.

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Peru to pack new citrus punch, says industry body

October 4th, 2011

Peru’s Minneolas have been star performers in the citrus but the industry is not content to rest on its laurels.

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Brown orange developed in Australia

October 4th, 2011

An Australian fruit grower has developed a brown orange variety that could be available in two years.

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Mexico: fruit flies damaging orange crops in Veracruz

September 29th, 2011

Fruit flies have affected 70,000 hectares of orange farms in the Mexican region of Tuxpan.

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Pakistan upbeat about ‘bumper’ orange harvest

September 28th, 2011

Heavy rains have benefited Pakistan’s orange crops with a record harvest expected.

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Mexico: fruit fly sets back Tamaulipas citrus exporters

September 23rd, 2011

Citrus growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are hoping for an improved fruit fly status for exports to the U.S.

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Peru squeezes 20.6% citrus export growth

September 23rd, 2011

Peru’s mandarin and lemon exports rose significantly in the year to August but orange shipments were down.

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Chile seeks out Pole position

September 20th, 2011

ProChile commercial director in Poland Felipe Gajardo talks up opportunities in a relatively untapped market.

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SA orange, grapefruit crops underestimated in 2011

September 19th, 2011

South Africa’s navel orange and grapefruit figures are higher than original estimates but easy peelers fell below expectations.

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Aussie citrus growers looking for exit

September 16th, 2011

The chairman of Riverina Citrus says many growers would sell up their farms if they could only find buyers.

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Price gaps changing in Middle Eastern fruit markets

September 9th, 2011

Re-exports in the Middle East have fallen recently due to lower price gaps between Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

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Fruit fly spreading in Mozambique

September 6th, 2011

A fruit fly outbreak in Mozambique has now spread to three more provinces including the port region of Maputo.

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Brazil: São Paulo orange crop to grow 27% in 2011

September 5th, 2011

Orange production in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is expected to rise to 377 million cartons in 2011.

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South Africa: Valencia Focus Group finalizes export downgrade

September 5th, 2011

South Africa’s Valencia Focus Group has reduced export estimates for the orange variety by 8.6% in 2011

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Orange growers could exit industry if high Aussie dollar continues

August 22nd, 2011

Australia’s orange exports to the U.S. are ‘ticking over’ but growers may need to leave the industry if exchange rate woes continue.

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SA citrus picks up in the Middle East

August 17th, 2011

A decline in Egyptian Valencias has helped South African citrus exporters in the Middle East during Ramadan.

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New citrus varieties developed in Brazil

August 16th, 2011

Brazilian fruit growers continue to launch new and interesting cultivars – this time with oranges and mandarins.

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U.S. response to Australian citrus ‘outstanding’

August 15th, 2011

A U.S. importer has offered words of encouragement to Australian citrus growers for their commitment despite tough conditions.

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South Africa revises Valencia orange estimates

August 8th, 2011

South African citrus packers and exporters have had to make ‘critical’ decisions this year.

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Argentina and China sign new ag agreements

July 20th, 2011

Argentina will now be able to ship its oranges, grapefruit and mandarins to southern Chinese ports.

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Weather causes US$8.6M orange damage in Mexican state

July 19th, 2011

Orange growers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas are calling on the government for assistance, following drastic losses from weather damage.

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South Africa plays citrus ‘volume game’ in Asia

July 14th, 2011

South African citrus exporters expect an uptick in lemon, easy peeler and late Navel orange shipments to Asia.

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Brazilian orange production to rise 26% in 2011

July 12th, 2011

The Brazilian Association of Citrus Growers highlights growing productivity in the country’s orange industry.

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South African citrus exports to fall 5%

July 4th, 2011

South Africa’s citrus exports will likely decline 5% in 2010-11 due to hailstorms in the Grobersdal and Marble Hall regions.

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Profitability under pressure for Aussie citrus

June 28th, 2011

Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani talks high volumes, tough competition and HLB protection.

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Mexican state expects 200,000MT citrus reduction

June 27th, 2011

Drought in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is expected to cut 2011-12 citrus crops by 200,000MT.

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Indonesian fruit exports rise 43% in Q1

June 7th, 2011

Exotic products like snake fruit and mangosteens bumped up Indonesia’s fruit exports in the first quarter.

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SA clementine harvest passes 1M carton mark

May 30th, 2011

Russia has bought a good chunk of Southern Africa’s citrus exports this season, but the industry still faces transport problems.

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Camposol leads Peruvian ag exports

May 24th, 2011

Peruvian horticultural company Camposol has staked its claim as the country’s largest ag exporter with a 43.85% rise in exports in Q1.

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SA grapefruit mimics 2009 crop

May 24th, 2011

South Africa’s grapefruit are slightly smaller than in 2010, with a similar situation expected for Valencia oranges.

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Sao Paulo oranges squeeze 19.3% growth

May 9th, 2011

Sao Paulo produces 90% of Brazil’s oranges and expects a significant crop increase this season.

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Dominican Republic HLB outbreak leaves 5000 unemployed

May 4th, 2011

Citrus greening disease presents a serious threat to Dominican Republic growers, with 34,000 plants already destroyed.

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SA citrus insights in the Middle East

April 28th, 2011

An early lemon crop and grapefruit dumping are just some of South Africa’s concerns for Middle East exports.

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Chile’s citrus exports to fall 12% in 2011

April 4th, 2011

Water scarcity will likely cut back Chile’s citrus exports by 12% to 111,514 metric tons (MT) this season, with the sharpest fall in volumes expected for mandarins.

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Southern Hemisphere citrus exports to fall 2.64% in 2011

April 1st, 2011

A recent report shows Southern Hemisphere citrus production is expected to drop by 0.63% in 2011, but Brazil was not in the list of surveyed countries.

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Brazil expects stable orange prices despite boom

March 17th, 2011

Brazil and the U.S. will likely increase orange production this year but the Brazilian industry expects prices to stay steady.

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Juicy citrus profits for Argentina and Peru in 2011

February 28th, 2011

The world’s largest lemon producer could boost production by 25% this year, but will it cut exports to keep down prices?

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Brazil’s orange seed demand skyrockets

February 25th, 2011

Brazil’s orange growers are planting more orchards to capitalize on high international prices, with demand so strong that some growers will have to wait 12 months for seedlings.

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Urban farming blossoms in Kenya

February 18th, 2011

Up to 90% of African cities depend on farming using wastewater, but a UN report highlights the risks of food contamination in many cases.

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Indonesia’s US$4.53B agricultural export industry imperiled by climate change

February 1st, 2011

Indonesian minister expects climate change and extreme weather to cause troubles for the country’s $4.53 billion agricultural export industry.

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Argentina’s citrus growers worried about drought effects

January 26th, 2011

Lack of rain in main growing provinces could produce small fruit

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