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Friday, November 26, 2021

GLOBAL OVERVIEW TOMATOES

This season a common theme in the global tomato market is increasing pressure from viruses such as the ToBRV, as well as continued abnormal weather patterns and rising production costs. The increased cost of energy in most countries is of particular concern as the northern hemisphere switches to lit cultivation during the…

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Consumption still growing on organic and conventional Brussels sprouts

Supplies of Brussels sprouts are strong coming from the West Coast. “The fields in Washington are projected to have promotable volume all the way through January,” says Andres Quiroz, commodity manager of Miami, FL-based Alpine Fresh, who notes that supplies look similar to last year at this time. “The…

Logistics the biggest hurdle for Peruvian grape growers this season

Good volumes on newer grape varieties--so is the outlook for the Peruvian table grape crop, which is just getting underway. For Long Beach, CA-based DLJ Produce, its harvest begins in about a week which puts first arrivals in the U.S. between the week of Dec. 13th and the week of December 20th. “We’re…

Fruit Logistica postponed to 5-7 April 2022

The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is worsening the situation in many European countries. At the same time, the industry's wish to meet in person remains unwaveringly…

Backlog in Southern California ports creates setbacks for local agri industry

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have a backup of cargo ships that extends all the way to San Diego. As this is exacerbated by a shortage of truck drivers and warehouse…

ABC

Weekly Argentinean blueberry arrivals

Total weekly blueberry shipments from Argentina to the US at 417 tons in week 46

Total weekly blueberry arrivals from Argentina to the US stood at 417 tons in week 46, compared to 804 tons last season. Of these shipments, 30 tons were send via air freight, and 387 tons were shipped by sea. The UK only received 3 tons, all shipped in by air. Shipments to continental Europe amounted to…

The farmworkers in California’s fire zones

When wildfires force thousands of Californians to evacuate, a little-known 'ag pass' program lets employers keep farmworkers on the job. In August, 2020, a flurry of dry…

Frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand

Flagship Food Group recalls frozen cauliflower due to possible health risk

Flagship Food Group of Eagle, Idaho is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand, because it has the potential to be…

USDA

US table grape storage numbers still on downward trend year-on-year

The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast is still significantly lower compared to this time last year. The Western Fruit Report - Grape Cold Storage Summary states that there were almost two million fewer cartons being held. Data reveals there were 10.5 million cartons in…

Apple-growing areas in Washington State: Trends in net use

The United States is the second-largest global producer of apples and 70% of these apples come from Washington State. The main apple-growing areas in Washington State are…

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Logistics the biggest hurdle for Peruvian grape growers this season

Good volumes on newer grape varieties--so is the outlook for the Peruvian table grape crop, which is just getting underway. For Long Beach, CA-based DLJ Produce, its harvest begins in about a week which puts first arrivals in the U.S. between the week of Dec. 13th and the week of December 20th. “We’re…

USDA

US table grape storage numbers still on downward trend year-on-year

The number of California table grapes in storage on the West Coast is still significantly lower compared to this time last year. The Western Fruit Report - Grape Cold Storage Summary states that there were almost two million fewer cartons being held. Data reveals there were 10.5 million cartons in…

China officially kicks off the sixth edition of 'Chilean week'

The 25th of November was the first day of the 'Chilean week' in Beijing. The sixth edition of the 'Chilean week' is a hybrid event that combines online and in-person activities. The activities cover a wide range of topics including trade, investment, economic development, travel, culture, and food. The…

David Zahlan - Alexanders Fruit Market

How rain can make you lose $250,000 in an hour

David Zahlan, Director at Alexanders Fruit Market was visiting a farm in Cobram, Victoria this week where he saw first-hand the damage that can be done by an hour's worth of rain on an orchard.   David said it is important to educate customers as to what can happen on a farm, "I like to share with them the things…

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Chilean Blueberry Committee Crop & Exports Report. Week 46

US and Asia have received 44.5% and 48% respectively to date

Last week (46) exports observed again showed lower volumes than previous seasons, reaching 939 tons, 8.4% less than the same week of the previous season. The total to date is 2,731 tons, this is -27.4% less than last season, when 3,735 tons had been reached. Along with these figures, the industry has…

China-Chile trade to reach record high in 2021

According to a recent forecast by the Chilean Ambassador in Beijing, Luis Schmidt, economic cooperation between China and Chile is expected to hit a record high by surpassing a $55 billion threshold. The ambassador's prediction has its merits. Driven by an upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and…

Northern Peru

Lambayeque exported 35,108 tons of blueberries in past five months

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, from June to date, Lambayeque district exported 35,108 tons of blueberries to different markets abroad. This…

ABC

Weekly Argentinean blueberry arrivals

Total weekly blueberry shipments from Argentina to the US at 417 tons in week 46

Total weekly blueberry arrivals from Argentina to the US stood at 417 tons in week 46, compared to 804 tons last season. Of these shipments, 30 tons were send via air freight, and 387 tons were shipped by sea. The UK only received 3 tons, all shipped in by air. Shipments to continental Europe amounted to…

Apple-growing areas in Washington State: Trends in net use

The United States is the second-largest global producer of apples and 70% of these apples come from Washington State. The main apple-growing areas in Washington State are…

Busy times for Polish apple exporters

“December and the following months should come with even stronger demand”

It’s busy times for Polish apple traders, as one exporter states he’s fully filled with orders over the next two weeks. Demand overall has been strong this year and is expected to increase even further once apple producing countries run out of their local stocks. Mateusz Wajnert, head of sales for Polish…


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