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Greenyard's lenders reset covenants due to 'exceptional circumstances'

In August Greenyard announced it was forecast a 25% drop in profits for the 2018-19 financial year, compared to a prediction of a 10% rise on May 2.
September 21 , 2018

Australia: Needle found in mango as crisis continues

Needles were first reported in strawberries in the state of Queensland last week, but there have since been more than 100 cases in all six Australian states
September 20 , 2018

U.S.: United Farm Worker 2013 election ballots counted

The count comes a few days ago the California Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision ordering the ALRB to count the ballots it had impounded five years ago.
September 20 , 2018

India further delays imposition of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. nuts, apples

India has put off implementing the tariffs for the second time, as the two countries negotiate a package to remove trade frictions over a range of items.
September 20 , 2018

Amsterdam Produce Summit: Cornell professor discusses supply chain opportunities

U.S. university professor Miguel Gómez, in a preview of upcoming show in November, talks about how omni-channel retailing creates challenges and chances for the produce supply chain.
September 20 , 2018
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Avocados in Charts: Chile's exports in an ever-changing dynamic market The proportion of avocado exports that Chile sends to the U.S. has fallen over recent years on the back of increased competition from Mexico and Peru.

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NZ plant material destruction order causes fallout with major U.S. research facility In June MPI ordered nearly 50,000 apple and stonefruit trees originating from the U.S. to be contained or destroyed.

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