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Avocados in Charts: Record volumes send U.S. prices to below pre-strike levels

The CEO of Agronometrics uses charts to highlight the dramatic effect that the recent strike had on avocado supply levels in the U.S. market.
December 18 , 2018

Panama expects to start pineapple exports to China in the first quarter of 2019

Panama will not be able to compete with Thailand or the Philippines on price, but it hopes to establish itself as a niche supplier of high-quality fruit.
December 18 , 2018

Getting down and dirty on food waste: New research unveiled at NYPS

John Bovay, a professor at the University of Connecticut, presented his findings last week at the New York Produce Show and Conference.
December 18 , 2018

U.S.: Village Farms scoops innovation award at NYPS for Stackable Snackables tomato line

The top-seal program is for the company's exclusive specialty snacking tomatoes, uniting a family of varieties under bold and colorful imagery.
December 17 , 2018

Fair Trade USA decertifies Fyffes' Honduran melon subsidiary

It said that a "thorough on-the-ground audit and investigation" confirmed issues related to wages and benefits, worker health and safety, and freedom of association.
December 17 , 2018
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