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New Zealand's largest cocaine bust found in banana shipment

The cocaine, which had arrived in August and was destined to be distributed in Australia, was replaced with an inert substance so that police could control the delivery.
November 17 , 2018

Chilean citrus exports soar by 32% in 2018

All the major citrus categories saw double-digit growth this season, which was described by an industry body as one "of great contrasts."
November 16 , 2018

Chile expects slightly lower fresh blueberry exports, strong frozen market conditions

An industry representative says that volumes are expected to ramp up this month and commented that while some plantations have been affected by the recent hail the full impact is yet unclear.
November 16 , 2018

Study: Risk of scale insects being exported with Colombian avocados is limited

Writing on behalf of the World Avocado Congress taking place in Colombia next year, Takumasa Kondo and Jasmín Adriana Muñoz talk about a recent study they carried out looking into scale insects.
November 16 , 2018

Australia: Costa enters deal to acquire NCF farms

The deal will help the country's leading integrated grower consolidate its position in Australia's two leading fruit export crops - citrus and table grapes.
November 15 , 2018
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