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Another round of heat coming to western U.S.

The heat wave that engulfed most of the western U.S. growing areas bringing much above normal temperatures the last six days came to an end on Thursday, according to Weathermelon.
June 14 , 2019

USDA recommended to approve $1.8m in grants for Idaho's specialty crop industry

A total of 10 universities, commissions, associations, and committees have put forward various projects for consideration, ranging from effective water management to marketing-enhancement.
June 14 , 2019

NextGen Fruit Group launches at The London Produce Show and Conference 2019

NextGen's chairman says the company aims to expand globally: “in two years’ time, this group will be very powerful, and full of bright individuals.”
June 14 , 2019

Global Grape Summit wrap-up part four: Retailing in China and the U.K. markets

This fourth and final part will feature two sessions both looking at different aspects of selling grapes in two key markets - one session on e-commerce in China and another featuring a panel that discussed retail opportunities in the U.K.
June 14 , 2019

Chinese market suffers payment delays, diminishing growth

Besides China, there has been a slowdown in the world economy, as well as international trade, says insurance company for export credits Coface.
June 14 , 2019
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India: Almost 50 children killed by brain disease linked to toxin in lychees Over the past three weeks, 47 children in India have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which involves brain inflammation and has been linked to lychee, health officials report.

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China: apple prices soar, concerning Beijing The jump in apple prices has affected sales: between April and early June, apple sales on one delivery site fell 5.7% from the same period a year ago, according to the Chinese grocery delivery platform Dada-JD Daojia.

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Exhibitors make headlines at London Produce Show with innovative offerings, new developments There were more than 100 exhibitors at The London Produce Show, some promoting new marketing plans, produce lines, or scientific advances for the industry.

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Berry People transitions to Pacific Northwest blueberry supplies and announces late-season organic offering Berry People, a year-round, full-line supplier of organic and conventional branded berries and avocados, is transitioning its blueberry supply to the Pacific Northwest as the Mexican and California seasons wind down.

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Global Grape Summit wrap-up part three: What is needed to be successful in the future? This third part will feature two future-focused sessions - one on how to win with new varieties through optimum marketing strategies, and another on what the industry could look like 10 years from now and what companies need to do to be successful.

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Fall Creek opens blueberry nursery in South Africa, welcomes new regional director “Fall Creek is investing in a South Africa nursery to serve the blueberry industry’s growth needs in the RSA and Sub-Saharan Africa region,” says COO. 

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Global Grape Summit wrap-up part two: Consumer response to new varieties This second part of the Global Grape Summit wrap-up will feature a session on the consumer response to new varieties, which included a panel made up of industry experts as well as a presentation on trends in the U.K. market.

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Generating added value in the avocado industry With avocado production having risen significantly over recent years, the industrialization and transformation of the fruit have become an important alternative for many growers.

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Argentina to send increased blueberry volumes in second export season to China Committee of Argentine Blueberries said it hopes to increase market opportunities in the Asian nation until China represents 20 or 25% of its production.

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