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Ecuadorian grower harvests second Hass avocado crop

The Ecuadorian Hass industry is working on achieving U.S. market access, and at present it is exporting mainly to Europe.
May 22 , 2018

U.S.: Table grape imports rose in Q1

Peruvian grapes fetched significantly higher prices than Chilean fruit between January and March.
May 22 , 2018

U.S.: California citrus industry has US$7B economic impact, study finds

The study also looked at the possible impact of increased costs associated with meeting government regulations, combatting the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and warding off the invasion of HLB.
May 22 , 2018

U.S. organic sales grew by 6% in 2017

"The organic food market will see a steadier pace of growth as it matures, but it will continue to surpass the growth rate of the broader food market."
May 22 , 2018

IFG seedless grape varieties get PLU approval

The fruit breeder has six new PLU codes which it says are placed into two categories - Core and Novelty - to capture the unique characteristics of its variety offering.
May 18 , 2018
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Citrus canker confirmed on two Western Australia properties The regions' producers and exporters have called for the Northern Territory's citrus trade to be halted until a quarantine has been set up and all plants within it destroyed.

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First container of Chilean Sweeki kiwifruit arrives in China Branded fruit grown in Chile is expected to be on sale in Asian markets until October.

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U.S. easy peeler market "heating up" Capespan North America says that the Chilean clementine season is running is running a few days later than last season.

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South Africa: Tru-Cape partners with grocery chain for World Hunger Month At the end of the month, Food Lover's Market will donate 1% of its overall sales to The Hunger Project.

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Spain: Late start for Jerte Valley cherry growers Around 21,000MT of cherries are expected to be shipped from the region over the coming months, with a quarter of the volumes made up by Picota varieties.

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U.S.: High hopes for Orchard View cherry season under new partnership Export quality and sizing is expected earlier in the season this year, according to an Oppy representative.

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Australia "breaking new ground" with tropical fruit export plan development "Partnering with New Zealand to extend our supply window could certainly bring decent returns to Aussie growers."

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Ghana encourages avocado investment from Israel “We have the land, water and personnel," Ghana's agriculture minister said.

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