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39 min 6 sec ago
Total Produce’s ability to deliver the “best of both worlds” to customers; the service levels and market expertise associated with local suppliers alongside the collective resources of an international group is to be the theme adopted by the Group at Fruit Logistica 2015. At Total Produce they believe in.....
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Resealable packaging wins in shelf life and sustainability

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One of the many companies that is using resealable packaging is Naturipe Farms’ with their Peel and Reseal Fresh Blueberry tray, the tray offers retailers and consumers outstanding product freshness, a secure easy open and close tab, and a 40% reduction in plastic.“The design of our Peel and Reseal products.....
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Rainfall not yet a reason to declare 'doom and gloom' on mango harvest

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South east Queensland is on track to produce around 300 000 trays of mangoes despite recent rainfall, and Australia’s total mango production will still be close to 8 million trays, say industry experts. Experienced mango growers are dealing with an unusually wet week in Queensland, with rainfall as high as.....
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"Spanish strawberry sector must communicate to gain competitiveness"

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"After two really negative strawberry campaigns, we are not sure what to expect, but for now we can assure that the weather conditions so far have been suitable and that plants are producing early and with good quality. We're thus a little ahead compared to last year, with a little more volume than usual,".....
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Idaho and Oregon onion price and demand down

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Demand and prices in the onion market are lower than they have been in the last five years. This decrease comes from major production areas in the Northern Hemisphere experiencing great growing conditions in 2014. This situation is not only exclusive to the United States, as North America, Asia, and Europe.....
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AU: Stonefruit exports to Middle East increasing steadily

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The Australian stonefruit harvest has delivered excellent quality fruit, and growers are expecting to produce around 100 000 tonnes across all four categories (peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots), according to Summerfruit CEO John Moore.Those in the industry expect to export 10-12% of that, generally to.....
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Prices Russia up to +654%

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As long as Europe doesn't tone down its sanctions, Russia will maintain its boycott, the Russian government reports. A study in Russian supermarkets in Samara, Central Russia, shows that prices for vegetables have gone up significantly. And if a proposal by the government is voted through, Russia will be a.....
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Export season for Kenyan herbs heats up

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With European countries not growing large quantities of herbs during winter, Kenyan growers are able to increase their exports to Europe. Those exports have been steadily increasing over the years as Israeli companies have lent their expertise with herbs to an already robust fresh produce industry.“During.....
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Fairtrasa Group expands into China

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Fairtrasa, a leading organic and fairtrade fruit producer and seller, recently expanded into Asia with the formation of Fairtrasa China. Based in Shanghai, Fairtrasa China will import fruit products from Fairtrasa supply companies and sell them in China and other Asian markets. Sophia Cai, co-founded.....
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Chilean cherry and blueberry shipments to China 'complex'

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As in all seasons, the technical and commercial team of Pac Life, a manufacturing company of modified atmosphere packages, is present in the Chinese market; one of the most important and exclusive markets for the Chilean fresh fruit.Pac Life is a major player in the packing of cherries and a leader in fresh.....
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Popularity of superfood kale continues to rise in the UK

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“The kale season has gone well so far this year. Although the rapid increase in the popularity of kale is beginning to slow down a little, demand is still on the rise,” according to Alex Boughton of Emmett UK.“The growing conditions this season have been good. In terms of production and harvest, up until.....
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Washington crops hit $10 billion record

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Washington agriculture broke records for the third consecutive year, with production values reaching $10.2 billion in 2013. Contributing to the 2 percent increase over the previous year were record high crop values for milk, potatoes, cattle, grapes and pears, according to data released Monday by the U.S......
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Van Nature expands assortment with courgette flowers

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Courgette flowers can now also be ordered from Van Nature, effective immediately.These edible flowers are a delicacy that can be used in many different ways. They can be stuffed with a mousse or coated in batter and deep-fried shortly. The flowers have a beautiful yellow colour making them very.....
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Livestream of trade leads on FreshPlaza

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At the beginning of the new year, FreshPlaza, Tacler and AGF began sporting a new face for many, as Tacler launches a new homepage. The fruit and veg trading website used to be a fully closed platform. Starting January 2015, the user created content will be visible on the homepage of Tacler. This being.....
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Spanish bananas request help against advance of non-EU bananas

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Members of the Association of Banana Producers of the European Union (APEB) held a meeting with the French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, where they have requested support for the creation of a common front with the governments of Spain and Portugal for the undertaking of continuous monitoring of.....
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Significant drop in Polish tomato and cabbage exports

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According to Eurostat data, Polish exports of fresh vegetables and mushrooms in the period from July to October 2014 registered a 3.7 percent drop compared to the same period in the previous year, amounting to 223 thousand tonnes. This is largely due to effects of the Russia embargo; exports of these.....
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US: Mainstreaming genetic potato diversity

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Around the country, determined plant breeders, farmers, and chefs are joining forces to reinvent the potato and the transform the way Americans perceive the versatile tuber. Consider what happened to apples: By the 1980s, Americans were so fed up with the dominant and inaptly named Red Delicious that all.....
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Hungary: Electronic control system aids 75 tonne potato seize

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Members of Hungary's National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county found and seized 75 tonnes of Polish potatoes that were not marked with the necessaryElectronic Road Transportation Control System (EKAER) number.EKAER audits allowed the NAV of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county.....
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AU: Close to 100 million mangoes sold

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Nearly 100 million Australian-grown mangoes will be sold this summer as the industry harvests its best crop in five years.“We’ve had good weather which allows us to grow a good-quality product, that creates more demand, hence the price being nice and reasonable,” Queensland grower Gavin Scurr said.Mr Scurr,.....
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India: Mango area continues to increase

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Until a few years ago, the harvest of mangoes used to alternate between ‘on year’ – when yield is bountiful – and ‘off year’, when the yield is scarce. This is no longer the case in Mysuru, say Horticulture Department officials in Mysuru.Ever since the area under mango cultivation in the district increased.....
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