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Colombia exports oranges to U.S. after market suspension

The country had exported oranges to the U.S. in December 2015, but the shipment was rejected by APHIS on phytosanitary grounds and market access was blocked.
August 17 , 2018

State of the Market - Week 32, 2018

Chilean lemon prices fell in Japan in week 32, while avocado supplies declined in the European market.
August 17 , 2018

U.S. lifts Solano County Medfly quarantine area

The quarantine area established in September last year was lifted after three Medfly life-cycles elapsed with negative detections.
August 16 , 2018

Spain's produce exports to Canada almost double under trade agreement

Citrus has led Spain's fruit exports to Canada, which last year signed the  Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the EU.
August 16 , 2018

South Africa: Hortgro calls for 'meaningful and sustainable' land reform

Agri SA also said it was "deeply concerned" by the ANC chair's recent comments.
August 16 , 2018
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