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U.S.: Case count rises in Cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald's salads

U.S. authorities say 163 have been affected by a multistate cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald's salads.
July 20 , 2018

Chilean apple industry concerned over effects of U.S.-China trade war

Chilean exporters worry that if the U.S. exports fewer apples to China, that fruit will likely end up somewhere else.
July 20 , 2018

Spain reveals weather impact on 2017-18 strawberry crop

Strawberry production in Huelva may have declined this past season, but blueberries managed to see a rise.
July 20 , 2018

Opinion: Tesco, Carrefour alliance may not provide results in produce as predicted

Jim Prevor argues it is unlikely that consolidating buying will result in improvements in choice, quality and value for consumers
July 20 , 2018

New app to help Spanish growers choose which citrus varieties to plant

The Spanish developers say the app will take into account information about the conditions of the land to suggest the most suitable varieties.
July 20 , 2018
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State of the Market - Week 28, 2018 Chilean lemon prices rose on the U.S. East Coast in week 28 as demand exceeded supply.

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An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away, 15-year study shows Australian researchers have found that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60% reduced risk of developing the condition that affects eyesight.

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Argentina: New fungicides approved for blueberry production Two of the four products are permitted by China, a market to which the Argentine blueberry industry is soon due to begin exporting for the first time.

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Limoneira completes purchase of Chilean citrus farm Limoneira's new citrus ranch in Chile consists of more than 3,000 acres, including 500 acres that could be used for avocado production.

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South Africa: High cube container ban to cause "chaos" The Department of Transport is planning to implement heavy restrictions on road vehicles exceeding 4.3 meters as of next January.

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U.S. easy peeler market "softens" as SH imports rise The U.S. easy peeler market has performed "remarkably well" despite huge export rises from Chile and Peru, says Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg.

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Australia launches 10-year berry export plan amid soaring growth Australia's Berry Export Strategy 2028 comes during "a real transition point" for the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry industries, according to Hort Innovation.

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Greenyard estimates US$35M listeria-linked recall cost The Belgian company has been implicated in a listeria outbreak that has killed nine people in several European countries over the last three years.

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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

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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.

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