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New data shows huge potential for California groundwater basins

The project consists of flying over nearly 95 groundwater basins in California to map out what is found up 1000 feet beneath the surface along 25,000 kilometers of flight lines.
April 15 , 2024

Mexican mangos set sails for Oceania and the Middle East

While 90% of Mexican mango volume is destined for the United States, the president of the Mexican Mango Exporters Association said it is important to increase volumes to markets such as Europe and Asia, including countries like Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
April 15 , 2024

China invests in tropical fruit trade with port improvements

In southern China, the Qinzhou port has become a hub for the Asian tropical fruit trade, connecting the region with distributors in Indonesia, Vietnam and other major producers. As part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the country’s enormous global infrastructure strategy, the Chinese government has invested in cold storage and express processing lines specifically […]
April 15 , 2024

What research says about blueberries and health

What happens if you consume blueberries every day? We explore some of the benefits based on a 2021 study published in the National Library of Medicine. 
April 12 , 2024

Brazil's avocado campaign booms in Europe

In March, Brazil's avocado export campaign picked up pace with substantial volume destined for Europe, in particular the Netherlands.
April 12 , 2024
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CPMA visits Washington in support of Canadian fresh produce sector They held discussions around issues of impact on Canada and USA agriculture trade in addition to key files for the fresh fruits and vegetable sector.

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Washington apple farmers consider future in Indian market Both family farms view the recent trade win of India reopening its market to U.S. apples as beneficial for apple farmers across Washington.

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Mexican mango volume drops as Guatemala, Nicaragua rise In total, this week volume is about 8% lower than what was shipped the previous week.

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Grocery price spike leads to formal inquiry in Connecticut A March 21 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report is making waves in Connecticut, where authorities will probe alleged grocer price gouging that contributed to historic inflation and higher profits.

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Tips on berry sampling for spotted wing drosophila to guide your IPM program A simple berry sampling method has been developed that can indicate when berries are free of spotted wing drosophila or are starting to be infested.

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Georgia peach growers hopeful for rebound after disastrous 2023 season With more than 90% crop loss, the Georgia peach industry lost $60 million after a late freeze hit much of the Southeast in mid-March 2023.

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Brian Bocock named chair of the USHBC Promotions Committee Bocock takes over the leadership position from Jeff Malensky, president of Oregon Berry Packing in Hillsboro, Oregon, who has served as the committee’s chair for the past three years.  

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Agronometrics Shorts: Mexican asparagus prices plunge amid surplus During week 10, prices plummeted to $10.85 per package, marking a significant 44% decrease compared to the same period in 2023.

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