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Argentina: Strike 'paralyzes' Tucuman lemon harvest at start of season

The Argentine lemon season has been thrown into jeopardy just as it was getting underway due to a worker strike over wages in the leading production region.
April 30 , 2021

Florida citrus tax incentive bill passes U.S. House

A bill that would drive Florida citrus growth will now go before the Senate, after passing the House by a landslide 400-20 votes.
September 21 , 2016

Bayer confirms US$66B takeover of Monsanto

After much back and forth, Monsanto and Bayer have entered into a deal that would form the world's biggest seeds and pesticides company.
September 14 , 2016

Bayer raises Monsanto takeover offer to US$65B

The German group has now raised its offer to US$127.5 per share and says negotiations are in 'advanced' stages.
September 06 , 2016

Fyffes sees H1 profits rise despite banana market issues

Fyffes' results for the first half of 2016 were lifted by higher volumes in its pineapple and melon businesses and the March acquisition of a Canadian mushroom grower.
September 02 , 2016

U.S. growth helps boost Total Produce's H1 revenue by 10%

An Irish produce giant has put its €1.91 billion revenue in the first half of the year down to good trading conditions and continued expansion throughout the world.
August 30 , 2016

U.S. proposes allowing fresh Moroccan raspberry imports

Two years after the U.S. opened its doors for Moroccan blueberry imports, a new rule has been proposed to allow raspberry shipments from the North African country.
August 25 , 2016

U.K.: 'No immediate regulatory changes likely' following Brexit, says FPC

The U.K.'s Fresh Produce Consortium says the transition toward leaving the European Union could take up to two years, but warns the decision will have 'number of impacts' on trade.
June 24 , 2016

Fresh Del Monte subsidiary awarded US$32M in Costa Rica pineapple dispute

The International Court of Arbitration has ruled against one of Costa Rica's largest gold pineapple growers in a case involving Del Monte International.
June 20 , 2016

NZ kiwifruit suppliers to fight Zespri's appeal of High Court decision

The head of New Zealand's second-largest kiwifruit supplier says he wants to co-operate with Zespri to 'get through this legal process as efficiently as possible'.
June 15 , 2016