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Friday, October 22, 2021

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MELONS AND WATERMELONS

The global melon market has been up and down in many countries this season. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect sales, as many catering companies are not back at pre-pandemic operating levels across the globe, affecting demand from this sector. Logistic issues also continue to affect imports in…

Demand continues to grow for California organic kiwi

California organic kiwifruit production has kicked off and is anticipated to go until Thanksgiving next month. Travis Noland of Wild River Fruit Inc. in Marysville, CA says Wild River began harvest two weeks ago on time, unlike other recent commodities in the state. “Kiwifruit is much different than…

October 28, 2021

PMA and United Fresh to announce new association live

Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, will…

US block imports from two Mexican greenhouses

Effective Oct. 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at all U.S. ports of entry will detain fresh tomatoes produced by the tomato farm Agropecuarios Tom S.A.…

Mango crop update from Brazil and Ecuador

On October 15, the National Mango Board published a Mango Crop Report, including shipment projections, actual arrivals, variety and size availability, and other figures considered useful to the US mango market. Brazil and Ecuador are currently harvesting and packing. The Brazilian mango season began the…

Fresh fruit importer/exporter returns to in-person events

Two years after the last appointment, those who make up the market of exporting and importing companies, food producers and customers, met again in person at Fruit Attraction 2021, which took place in Madrid on October 5th, 6th and 7th and ANUGA, held in Cologne, Germany, from October 9th to 13th.For the…

Pistachio brand celebrates National Nut Day

To celebrate National Nut Day, Wonderful® Pistachios reports pistachios are the biggest and fastest-growing snack nut category in terms of annual retail revenue followed by cashews, mixed nuts, peanuts and almonds, according to recent Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) 52-week data. The data indicates…

Regarding possible health risk

Prosource Produce LLC voluntarily recalls whole raw onions shipped from Chihuahua, Mexico

ProSource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, is voluntarily recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) shipped from Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products are whole raw onions (red, yellow, and…

USDA

USDA Cold storage holdings of grapes in California

Table grape stocks October 15 lower than those of previous two seasons

According to the latest cold storage report of the US Department of Agriculture, the table grape stocks registered on October 15 in the US market were lower than those of the previous two seasons. The bimonthly report stated that as of a few days ago, 10.6 million boxes of grapes had been registered in…

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US Senate approved extension of tariff preferences for Ecuador

The Ambassador of Ecuador to the US, Ivonne Baki, has stated that on October 20, 2021 the US Senate approved the extension of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) so…

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Turkish pomegranate harvest should conclude soon

“We’ve seen strong demand this year, especially from Central Europe”

The Turkish pomegranate harvest has started and according to one Turkish exporter should be finished any moment. Prices have increased slightly due to quantities being a bit lower than they were last season. This could also cause the season to be somewhat shorter. According to Sefik Can, senior account…

Pakistan's mango exporters desire larger share of US market

Pakistan’s mango exporters are aiming to take a bigger slice of the US market as shipments of Indian fruit have contracted due to the pandemic. One Pakistani company sold a…

Mango growers in southern Sinaloa expect a good harvest in 2022

Cyclones Nora and Pamela had a negative effect on southern Sinaloa's communities and vegetable crops, but they will favor the region's 2022 mango production, said Ismael Diaz…

Demand continues to grow for California organic kiwi

California organic kiwifruit production has kicked off and is anticipated to go until Thanksgiving next month. Travis Noland of Wild River Fruit Inc. in Marysville, CA says Wild River began harvest two weeks ago on time, unlike other recent commodities in the state. “Kiwifruit is much different than…

Mango crop update from Brazil and Ecuador

On October 15, the National Mango Board published a Mango Crop Report, including shipment projections, actual arrivals, variety and size availability, and other figures considered useful to the US mango market. Brazil and Ecuador are currently harvesting and packing. The Brazilian mango season began the…

Del Monte files appeal in case over illegally sold pineapples

After the district court ruled that Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical, S.A (INPROTSA) did not have to pay $39.7 million in disgorgement, appellant Del Monte International Ltd…

60,000 persimmons stolen central from Japanese orchard

Some 60,000 persimmons have been stolen from an orchard in a central Japanese city. According to Gifu Prefectural Police's Gifukita police station, a farmer in the city made…

Beanstalk Global & The PMA in South Africa

South African kiwi industry has "a gift" in its early window into Europe

South Africa is still a net importer of kiwifruit, exporting about 550 tonnes annually, but the country has “a gift”, according to Lianne Jones, the PMA manager for Southern Africa, in the form of an opportunity to supply kiwis to the European Union at the end of February and into March, ahead of Chile…

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USDA Cold storage holdings of grapes in California

Table grape stocks October 15 lower than those of previous two seasons

According to the latest cold storage report of the US Department of Agriculture, the table grape stocks registered on October 15 in the US market were lower than those of the previous two seasons. The bimonthly report stated that as of a few days ago, 10.6 million boxes of grapes had been registered in…

Vermeer Orchards

Ontario apple producer invests $4 mln to expand sales

A family-run apple farm near Aylmer has spent $4 million to upgrade with a new packing line and storage facility. These investments are said to help them expand sales across…

FAO / AMA

World fruit production in 2019:

European fruit harvest slightly down, Asia up

Global fruit production amounted to around 883.4 million tons in 2019, an increase of around 1.4% on the previous year. While Europe recorded declining yields of - 8.7%, Asia further expanded its supremacy as the world's largest fruit producer with a 2.6% growth. This is reported by AgrarMarkt Austria…

Fernando Cillóniz Benavides:

‘Peruvian blueberry projections could not be more optimistic’

Projections for the Peruvian blueberry industry by President Fernando Cillóniz Benavides of consulting firm Inform@cción, could not be more optimistic. According to some…

G-Berries and Dole PLC: a partnership for Mexico

Molari Berries & Breeding launched G-Berries at the beginning of 2021. The newly established company is focused on breeding, applied research, and IP Management. It's a fully independent company, with a dedicated investment plan and clear and ambitious objectives for the future years to come. Luca…

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