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Chilean fruit export industry concerned about container shortage

A container shortage in Chile has been partly attributed to increased production elsewhere in South America, and Manuel José Alcaíno of Decofrut says the situation could have two possible effects on the Chilean fruit export industry
July 17 , 2018

Mangoes in Charts: Record prices in June may remain high for coming months

In this week's installment, Colin Fain of Agronometrics illustrates the impressive growth being seen in the U.S. mango market and highlights some interesting price dynamics.
July 17 , 2018

Cross-border e-commerce: the future is here

In this opinion piece, Phil Teng of C.H. Robinson in Asia says that e-commerce has moved far beyond its origin as a disruptor of retail businesses to become mainstream.
July 16 , 2018

U.S. farmers launch "real organic" pilot project

The upcoming launch of the Real Organic Project “add-on” label follows the NOSB's controversial decision last year to not ban hydroponic and aquaponic crops from organic certification.
July 13 , 2018

Spain: Valencian citrus, persimmons hit by another hailstorm

Some 2,800 hectares of citrus production was hit by hailstorms earlier this week, just days after a similar adverse weather event in the region.
July 13 , 2018
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