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Peru pursuing to export directly to even more destinations

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Peru is becoming a very relevant fresh producer worldwide; its asparagus, avocado, pomegranate, table grape and blueberry production, as well as its many varieties of citrus are growing increasingly popular. According to Carlos Enrique Camet Piccone, president of the Peruvian Agricultural Guilds.....
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Peru: Avocado exports could grow by 62% this year and 25% in 2015

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In recent years, due to high international demand and the higher price of Hass avocados, many Peruvian producers have been switching from the Fuerte variety, which they traditionally cultivated, to the Hass, as pointed out by the bank Scotiabank.The country's avocado exports could break a new record in 2014,.....
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Mexican avocado exports to U.S. increase

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The delegate of the SAGARPA, Pedro Luis Benitez Velez, said that 11,000 hectares of avocado would be added to the export program after they complied with the safety, health and quality protocols of the departments of Agriculture from Mexico and the United States.Benitez Velez stated that there were a total.....
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Argentina: cherry exports will increase by 50%

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The cherry season in the southern hemisphere is about to begin and it will be crucial for the Argentine, who had weather problems and a low level of exports in 2013.Argentina's production of exportable cherry is located in Patagonia (70% -90%) and in the province of Mendoza. The plantations in northern.....
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New cardboard punnets for Hoogstraten strawberries

52 min 24 sec ago
Leading up to fall Veiling Hoogstraten introduces new packaging for their strawberries. Hoogstraten strawberries will be available in cardboard punnets from October 1st 2014. The 500-gr punnets will be available in a larger cardboard box containing 8 punnets each. The cardboard punnet has been developed to.....
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Brazil aims to increase popularity of Prata Bananas in Europe

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Brazil is a very large banana producer, although it exports almost nothing. The reason for this, according to Heider Cabral, Marketing Manager of Abanorte, is that “the country has a really good internal market which absorbs almost the entire production, and that due to high production costs, it is difficult.....
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Court dismisses Zespri case

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The New Zealand High Court has dismissed a claim by a Chinese importing company that Zespri should pay an $8 million fine imposed on it by the Chinese Court.The claim was made against Zespri by Shanghai Neuhof which was fined in China for underpayment of duties on Zespri kiwifruit.Shanghai Neuhof and fellow.....
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Palmer mangoes becoming increasingly popular in Europe

52 min 24 sec ago
Mango cultivation in Brazil mainly concentrates in three areas: in the south of Sao Paulo, where only Palmer mangoes are grown; Petrolina, which cultivates all kinds of varieties, including plenty of Tommy Atkins, and another in the middle of the country, where Palmer mangoes also predominate.Claudio.....
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US (NC): Sweet potato growers hope for respite from the rain

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Coming off a short crop last season and dealing with strong demand domestically and abroad, North Carolina's sweet potato growers are hoping this year's crop can be swiftly harvested. But constant rains along with cold weather could delay harvesting. Such adverse conditions could prevent the state's growers.....
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France: En’Diva showcased its Carmine® variety

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The French company En’Diva, based in northern France, was present at the recent edition of MacFruit; it is a firm specialised in the cultivation of endive, with 100% of its production grown in water (hydroculture).Alban Descamps, sales person of the company, says that different countries have different.....
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SUNSET® partners with Pink Ribbon during October

52 min 25 sec ago
With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SUNSET® is proudly continuing another year of their partnership with Pink Ribbon Produce.SUNSET’s Campari® brand cocktail tomato packs will once again be getting a pink makeover to help bring awareness to breast cancer and help support research and.....
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NZ: Prospects for MY2013 apple and pear production look promising

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After more than a decade of mediocre to negative profit margins deciduous fruit orchardists enjoyed a very profitable year in MY2012. Despite the biggest apple crop since MY2003, at 531,000 metric tons, and likewise a similarly large export volume now revised to 322,000MT, prices and returns were still 20%.....
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Avocados from Mexico unveil new "Made with Love" campaign at PMA

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Avocados from Mexico (AFM) will be sharing the love at the upcoming 2014 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Exposition in Anaheim, CA. With over 1 billion lbs. of imports in the U.S. and 70% market share, the top selling avocado brand in the United States will be unveiling its “Made with.....
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Asparagus shipper adds sweet packaged corn to product list

52 min 25 sec ago
Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt (JMB) is bringing sweet corn back and has a newly re-designed booth at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California October 17-19, 2014.Available in four and eight packs, JMB’s sweet corn has been added to their product list for 2014. Like JMB’s other fresh produce, their.....
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Czech Republic: Cheaper apples due to Russian embargo

52 min 25 sec ago
In South Moravia, a kilo of apples can cost less than 20 crowns (0.73 Euro); a bargain for the consumer, but a big threat to Czech fruit growers.South-Moravian apple producers are afraid of fruit imports from Poland. "Polish growers harvested three million tonnes of apples last year, exporting around eight.....
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US (CA): Warm weather causes gap in artichoke season

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Warm weather along California's Central Coast has sped up harvesting of artichokes there. With harvesting still transitioning to growing areas elsewhere in the state, supplies have been light.“It's been a real up and down season for us,” noted Dale Huss of Ocean Mist Farms. “The weather has been warmer.....
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Italy: Germany absorbs almost half of carrot exports

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China is the main carrot producer worldwide, with over 16 million tons on a total of around 37 million tons. However, when we look at things from the point of view of yields, Iceland emerges as leader followed by Uzbekistan, UK, Israel and Belgium.First 5 countries per yield(hectograms per hectare) of.....
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Italy: Lollo lettuce disappears in Germany

52 min 25 sec ago
According to what is referred to FreshPlaza by sources in the seed world, the "Lollo" lettuce sector in Southern Italy has been affected by the new commercial policy of German retailers.Some retailers decided to eliminate this kind of lettuce altogether in order to meet the new quality standards, deal with.....
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Europe's expenditure in Spanish tomatoes reached almost 1 billion Euro

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In the 2013/2014 campaign (from 1 September, 2013 to 31 July, 2014), Spain made a total of 949.43 million Euro in revenue from the export of fresh tomatoes, according to data from the statistical service Estacom (Icex-Agency Tax).The total volume of fresh tomatoes exported in that period was of 957.31.....
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WP Rawl joins National Kale Day movement

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The second annual National Kale day is upon us and this year WP Rawl has partnered with the movement in a continued effort to promote the kale category.Launched in 2013 by Dr. Drew Ramsey and Chef Jennifer Iserloh, National Kale Day is always held on the first Wednesday in October. It promotes kale’s.....
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