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Total Produce says trading has "remained positive" this year

The development comes despite the Ireland-based multinational saying in late March that it was reducing its financial expectations for the year in anticipation of the global challenges.
November 27 , 2020

U.S.: West region driving Hass avocado sales growth

In addition, sales of bagged avocados soared during a four-week period in late summer in the U.S., even as total Hass sales growth was far outpaced by total produce.
November 27 , 2020

Water shortages in ag must be addressed "immediately and boldly" - FAO

As water becomes more scarce globally, it is fundamentally important to tackle the issue head-on, according to the FAO's State of Food and Agriculture 2020 report.
November 27 , 2020

China calls for tighter food import guidelines to help in Covid-19 prevention

China is seeking to impose virtual ‘spot checks’ on incoming food imports in addition to tightening cold chain guidelines after numerous positive detections on frozen food in November.
November 27 , 2020

Fruit exports from Chile down through October

The eight percent year-on-year drop in the value of exports was driven by table grapes and partially offset by cherries.
November 27 , 2020

U.S. begins transition to South American table grapes amid expectations of larger volumes

John Pandol, special project director of Pandol Bros, spoke about how the end of the California deal was looking and what is needed for the heavier-volume Chilean and Peruvian grapes to fit in well to the U.S. market.
November 26 , 2020

Peru's blueberry export value up by 10 percent through September

The value of Peru’s blueberry exports experienced a 10 percent increase despite this year's prediction of 40 percent volume growth
November 26 , 2020

Consumer spending trends shifting as Covid-19 causes retail disruption

Going beyond the health emergency, store dynamics will be forever changed due to permanent lifestyle and work adjustments.
November 26 , 2020

Measuring and correctly using water is essential for farmers

Precisely measuring water consumption and knowing how and when to irrigate are essential to developing efficient, sustainable, and highly productive farming operations, according to Chile-based LemSystem.
November 26 , 2020

Russia extends ban on western produce imports until the end of 2021

The embargo was introduced in 2014 after Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula led to sanctions that Brussels renewed for another six months at the end of June.
November 26 , 2020