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EU to maintain stronger checks on Turkish lemons in 2018-19

During the 2017-2018 season, the European Commission announced 8 health warnings related to an excess of pesticide residues in Turkish lemons.
September 17 , 2018

Avocados in Charts: Chile's exports in an ever-changing dynamic market

The proportion of avocado exports that Chile sends to the U.S. has fallen over recent years on the back of increased competition from Mexico and Peru.
September 17 , 2018

State of the Market - Week 36, 2018

Avocado supplies rose slightly in Europe in week 36, with larger sizes the most abundant. 
September 14 , 2018

Photo gallery: Asia Fruit Logistica 2018

The 2018 edition of Asia Fruit Logistica which took place last week was the biggest ever.
September 14 , 2018

U.S: California Supreme Court orders ALRB to count 2013 votes

"This fight has been long and arduous, but we are happy to see that light has been cast onto this injustice and the farmworkers voice will be heard."
September 13 , 2018
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