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Australia: Fruit fly expected to be eliminated by spring

The Tasmanian government has so far spent over AUD$5.5 million tackling Queensland fruit fly incursions.
May 25 , 2018

Asda introduces U.K.-bred sweet tomato

"The Goutini has the flavour of a sweet salad tomato, but it’s much bigger."
May 25 , 2018

U.S.: Port of Oakland online shipping program goes live

"We're providing a comprehensive digital view of ships, cargo and terminal information all in one place on the computer."
May 25 , 2018

Canada: BC Tree Fruits forecasts record cherry production

The estimate comes thanks to ideal weather conditions and new production coming on.
May 24 , 2018

U.S. Administration "committed to modernizing" H-2A visa program

The chiefs of the United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers have both welcomed the announcement.
May 24 , 2018
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Australia secures improved Japanese market access for Hass avocados The development means farmers in Western Australia will be able to export without the additional expense of treatment for fruit flies.

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2018 London Produce Show’s Thought-Leader Breakfast features all-star cast of industry luminaries Representatives from companies including ICA Sweden, Sainsbury's, Sysco Corporation, and Publix Super Markets will share their knowledge at the trade event in June.

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First Chilean lemons to be exported to U.S. via systems approach A 6,000MT load of lemons was recently inspected and approved at a site in Chile, after U.S. authorities last month approved the new export protocol.

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State of the Market - Week 20, 2018 Kiwifruit prices continued to fall in the U.S. in week 20.

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Chile forecasts huge increase in mandarin exports Strong growth is also expected for clementines and oranges, while lemon volumes are expected to be flat.

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Australia: Concern as red imported fire ants are detected outside control zones The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) has raised concerns over the detection of the pest, which attacks a range of agricultural crops including citrus.

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U.S. apple growers receive Dazzle apple license Fruitcraft, a collaboration between three of New Zealand's leading apple companies, is on track to export one million cartons of Dazzle by 2028.

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Peru: Strong Q1 for Camposol as blueberry sales soar The company's blueberry volumes are set to grow substantially in the future, with one-third of plantations not yet producing fruit.

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Avocados from Peru teams up with California Walnuts The two entities will hold in-store tasting collaborations at Costco, Sam’s Club and Walmart in the U.S.

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