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Maersk CEO: change, opportunity in China

9 min 30 sec ago
Despite his packed schedule, Nils S. Andersen, CEO of the world's largest shipping company, the Denmark-based Maersk Group, will not miss his annual spring meeting in China.Andersen attends the China Development Forum held in late March of each year to learn about China's political and economic policies from.....
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USDA referendum around the corner

9 min 30 sec ago
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is required to administer a continuation referendum for the National Mango Board (NMB) every five years. This referendum will be held on April 6-17, 2015. Importers and first handlers who handled at least 500,000 pounds of mangos during the 2014 calendar year.....
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2015 sponsorships Tour de Fresh now available

9 min 30 sec ago
Organizers of the 2nd annual Tour de Fresh are proud to announce that sponsorship opportunities are now available. This collaborative industry event will unite produce companies for a four-day cycling event that will once again benefit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. This year’s 300+ mile ride.....
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'Love Your Produce Manager Day' returns

9 min 30 sec ago
Produce managers play an important part in changing the way America shops—and eats. They are the unsung heroes of the healthy eating revolution, quietly playing a key role in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption just by helping us take home the freshest produce. After all, according to a recent survey.....
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Record in AU fruit imports

9 min 30 sec ago
Australia’s fresh fruit imports reached a record 137,000 tonnes worth A$348m. Australia’s fruit imports grew by more than 30 per cent, but they still accounted for less than 10 per cent of total consumption in value terms. Australian consumers munched through 31 per cent more imported fruit in 2014 compared.....
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Volume Chilean blueberries +20%

9 min 30 sec ago
"The Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with the last volumes being exported this week," Andres Armstrong of the Chilean Blueberry Committee says at the Global Berry Congress. Andres presented an overview of the season so far. Carlos Stabile of the Argentinean Blueberry Committee discusses the.....
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"Unusual season India grapes"

9 min 30 sec ago
India is facing an unusual grape year. "They tried to bring the season forward by pruning earlier. A particular reason were the debacles in recent years, particularly in the second half of the seasons. The idea behind this bringing forward was to relieve the pressure later on in the season. Bringing things.....
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Opal apple cider now available

9 min 30 sec ago
The sweet and crispy Opal apple is now available as a cider exclusively from Ryan’s Juice, a 30+ year-old family-owned and operated juice company.“Opal is a fantastic apple to use in a cider because of its wonderful flavor,” says David Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Juice. “The popularity of Opal apples is sure to.....
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Important step in the development of new markets

9 min 30 sec ago
“Today, the German agricultural economy reached an important milestone for the opening of new export markets,” says Dr. Henning Ehlers, Secretary-General of the German Raiffeisen Association (DRV), during the signing of the contract between the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) and the apple producer organizations.....
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30-40% less Spanish strawberries

9 min 30 sec ago
Weather conditions in Spain are already better than the beginning of last week, but the supply of Spanish strawberries has clearly fallen. It will be harder for importers to serve their customers optimally this week and next week, says Henk Vlaeminck from Van Dijk Foods Belgium. Van Dijk Foods Belgium is.....
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AU: Melon virus eradication no longer option

9 min 30 sec ago
Watermelon growers in the Katherine region have been dealt a further blow after the Northern Territory government announced on Thursday that it was no longer feasible to eradicate cucumber green mottle mosaic virus.After an initial outbreak of the disease in 2014, Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister.....
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New Zealand Honeycrisp in early May

9 min 30 sec ago
“We are very excited to bring something special to our customers and to consumers who love the Honeycrisp apple,” Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers Marketing Director Scott Marboe said March 26, adding that OSRG will fill a five-week window with Honeycrisp New Zealand apples starting in early May. National Sales.....
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UK raspberries 2 weeks early, on the shelves

9 min 30 sec ago
The first UK raspberries hit the shelves today, two weeks earlier than last year. Laurance Olins from British Summer Fruit said this is due to the move to the Berryworld Plus variety Diamond Jubilee, bred by Peter Vinson of Kent – Diamond Jubilee requires less chill so is ahead of Tulameen. The variety.....
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Spain: "Citrus campaign has so far been an unmitigated disaster"

9 min 30 sec ago
At a general assembly held this week, the president of the Valencian Growers Association (AVA-ASAJA), Cristóbal Aguado, defended the need for the Consell to create a round table for citrus, which would bring everyone involved in the sector together with the regional administration with the goal of designing.....
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More orange exports for Maharashtra

9 min 30 sec ago
The Maharashtra government will actively promote the branding and marketing of oranges, one of the state’s chief crops, agriculture minister Eknath Khadse announced in the assembly on Thursday.Maharashtra is the country’s largest producer and exporter of oranges, contributing 40% to the country’s total.....
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Sweet Treat for Aussie citrus growers

9 min 30 sec ago
Citrus growers are taking advantage of new mandarin varieties that have been through the rigours of independent citrus evaluation project at Dareton, NSW.The varieties promise sweeter, more seedless types for growers, as well as more choice for consumers.NSW Department of Primary Industries, Dareton-based.....
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Consumer buys unpackaged organic fruit and vegetables more often

9 min 30 sec ago
Organic fruits and vegetable are being sold unpackaged more often. Research by Wageningen UR and the GroentenFruit Huis Comité Biohandel, through a virtual supermarket, shows that 20 percent more consumers bought these products when they were unpackaged. In the second instance it was shown that the sales.....
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Israel: New edible packaging to be presented at Agritech 2015

9 min 31 sec ago
At the Agritech 2015 exhibition, to be held from 28-30 April 2015 in Tel Aviv, the Volcani Institute will present a custom packaging for any fruit or vegetable which protects it from external contamination and physical injury and will also be edible. This will help prevent environmental pollution caused by.....
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Retailers glad with Target's retreat

9 min 31 sec ago
Retailers in Canada are not celebrating Target’s retreat, but after four years of cut-throat competition, they are enjoying a little bit of breathing room, thestar.com reports. “The exit of one of the big players – it’s good news for the industry that square footage is easing a bit,” said the.....
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Europe: Great avocado shortages and high prices

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:29
The European avocado market is undersupplied at the moment, with high prices being paid due to the growing demand ahead of the Easter celebrations.Spain is liquidating its final volumes, which are reaching prices of around 14 Euro per case for the scarce commercial calibres 18, 20 and 22."The market is.....
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