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Avocados In Charts: Why falling prices could settle below 2018's levels

The USDA has forecasted a 20% increase on last year's volume from week 28 through week 41. If these figures are accurate, the readjustment in price could take us into October.
July 16 , 2019

AUS: Proposed Great Barrier Reef regulations 'ignore farming realities', says banana group

The banana council suggests that, instead of the proposed Great Barrier Reef regulations, new minimum nutrient and sediment standards be applied to all freehold land.
July 15 , 2019

Mexican tomato growers making false claims about anti-dumping investigation, says FTE

According to the Florida Tomato Exchange, Mexican tomato growers have falsely declared that Florida politicians are pressuring the Commerce Department to “pre-judge” the antidumping investigation of Mexican tomatoes.
July 15 , 2019

Colombia: ICA confirms TR4 quarantine in effect on two farms since mid-June

Colombian authorities have finally confirmed that two banana farms are under quarantine due to concerns they are infected with the devastating disease Fusarium wilt Tropical Race IV (TR4), while nearby banana-growing countries are in a high state of alert.
July 15 , 2019

U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at Del Monte facility

In addition to the facility, the FDA also investigated distribution and supplier information for produce used in the vegetable trays, and did not identify a potential point of contamination for the outbreak.
July 15 , 2019
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U.S.: California's avocado supply remains tight but expected higher next year "Branded foodservice programs are also down this year but we are already working with targeted chains for next year when supply is expected to be higher," says California Avocado Commission's vice president of marketing, Jan DeLyser.

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Turkish cherry industry eyes strong future in China with improved export protocol The world's largest cherry producer recently secured what it says is a much more favorable protocol for exports to one of the world's largest import markets.

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Del Monte forms new product development team Del Monte says the team will be able to better serve its consumers and also integrate its Mann Packing group into its ongoing product development processes.

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Avocado, coffee and citrus ‘threaten global food security’ A recent study, looking at 40 years of data, claims that Western appetites for foods like avocados, coffee and citrus fruit are threatening global food security.

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AUS: Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive rights to Cosmic Crisp apples “With its firm, crisp texture, and a beautiful balance of juiciness, sweetness and tartness, we’re confident the variety will fast become a staple apple variety for Australian consumers,” comments Red Rich Fruits.

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Australian table grape season in China "outstanding", says Frutacloud Australia increased its table grape exports to China this season and saw its 9kg package of Autumn Crisp table grapes hit record-high-sales of US$101.

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State of the Market - Week 27 2019 In the U.S., prices of imported lemons were on the up, but the opening prices of oranges from Chile and South Africa were way down compared to last year.

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U.S.: Organic apples and pears see bump in sales, says Domex Specifically, Superfresh Growers says organic apples experienced a 5% growth in national sales while organic pears fared even better, with sales up 7%.

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Kenya's avocado exports to China to rise 10% annually In May, the countries' presidents signed a trade deal that, when fully implemented, would see the Chinese market take in more than 40% of Kenya’s avocado produce, the export council estimates.

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Single bunch of grapes sells for US$11,000 in Japan Ruby Roman grapes were developed in Ishikawa and first came to market in 2008. According to CNN, they've been hugely popular ever since; only a select number are sold to keep demand and exclusivity levels high.

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