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Fruit in Charts: Overview of potential impact of Chile's hail damage on the U.S. market

Although Chile's share of the U.S. market for the 23 fruits covered by Agronometrics is only 5%, in some commodities it is as high as 60%.
November 20 , 2018

South Africa: USDA forecasts rise in pome fruit, grape production in 2018-19

The reasons it gave for all these increases were a rise in area planted or harvested, normal weather conditions and availability of irrigation water.
November 20 , 2018

Australian Govt pledges US$12M for fruit fly control

"If we take control of fruit fly we'll get access to more premium markets and boost farm gate prices," said Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud.
November 19 , 2018

Photo Gallery: The Amsterdam Produce Summit 2018

Check out photos from the omni-channel-focused produce industry conference that took place in the Dutch capital last week and featured a stellar line-up of expert speakers.
November 19 , 2018

South Africa: Record season for citrus across the board

In total, 135.2 million cartons of citrus fruit have been packed and passed for export compared to 123 million last year.
November 19 , 2018
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Peru: Avocado, blueberry returns fail to keep up with volume surge This 2018 avocado season has been described as the worst on record due to low prices, while for blueberries the value of exports rose by only half the rate of volume growth.

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Sorma Group brings major innovations to Interpoma Avocado harvests have finally resumed in the Mexican state of Michoacán following 16 days of grower strikes and road blockades. In a meeting held on Tuesday between the growers and packers, with government representatives present, the two sides reached a deal to resume harvesting, packing and shipping of avocados to all markets. The strikes had come […]

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New Zealand's largest cocaine bust found in banana shipment The cocaine, which had arrived in August and was destined to be distributed in Australia, was replaced with an inert substance so that police could control the delivery.

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U.S.: Sheehan Genetics to start licensing grape varieties directly The owner of the Sheegene collection of grape varieties has announced that its long-standing U.S. exclusivity agreement with Williams Nurseries has expired.

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Chilean citrus exports soar by 32% in 2018 All the major citrus categories saw double-digit growth this season, which was described by an industry body as one "of great contrasts."

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Chile expects slightly lower fresh blueberry exports, strong frozen market conditions An industry representative says that volumes are expected to ramp up this month and commented that while some plantations have been affected by the recent hail the full impact is yet unclear.

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Study: Risk of scale insects being exported with Colombian avocados is limited Writing on behalf of the World Avocado Congress taking place in Colombia next year, Takumasa Kondo and Jasmín Adriana Muñoz talk about a recent study they carried out looking into scale insects.

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Australia: Costa enters deal to acquire NCF farms The deal will help the country's leading integrated grower consolidate its position in Australia's two leading fruit export crops - citrus and table grapes.

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Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao presented with Trailblazer Award at Amsterdam Produce Summit The Trailblazer Award recognizes 'discovery, courage, innovation and execution of an idea that advances the fruit and vegetable industry.

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State of the Market - Week 45, 2018 Blueberry prices fell in the U.S. in week 45 on the back of rising Southern Hemisphere supplies.

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