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Mexican berry growers’ sales dip amid U.S. border delays

Mexican berry growers have reportedly seen a sharp drop in sales over recent days due to heavy delays at the U.S. border, while mango producers have also been affected.   Producers of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries have on average experienced a 20% drop in sales as the extended wait times crossing into the U.S. […]

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U.S.: California cherry season to arrive later than last year, says Stemilt

U.S.-based grower-shipper Stemilt says that a late spring has left many unknowns for retailers when it comes to the 2019 California cherry season, which it explains will be very different to last year.   The company says that its methodical process for evaluating cherries gives it the confidence to provide the advice: “throw out last […]

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Serbian berry sector needs new approach for fresh market

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says creating a platform for exporting berries out of Serbia is providing several challenges, based on the structure of the industry.   Serbia produces between 60,000-85,000 tonnes of raspberries annually and more than 95 per cent of production is exported. Speaking at the Global Berry […]

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Price is biggest risk for glasshouse berry growers

The International finance institution, Rabobank says the seasonal nature of strawberry production and the volatility in prices can make it risky for growers wanting to invest in the industry, if they do not mitigate.   Cindy van Rijswick, told the Global Berry Congress Expo in the Rotterdam, recent research from the company found that financing […]

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Tunisian strawberry acreage: 9% increase

The area devoted to strawberry cultivation in Tunisia reached about 614 hectares (ha) during the 2018/2019 season, including 590 ha are located in the governorate of Nabeul, compared to 563 ha last season (2017/2018), an increase of 9%.   The volume of strawberry production is estimated at 18.2 thousand tonnes over the last five years, […]

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Driscoll’s takes California Berry Cultivars (CBC) to court

Leading family-owned berry company Driscoll’s has filed legal action against a California-based breeder alleging patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties.   Driscoll’s filed the complaint in the Federal Court on March 20 against California Berry Cultivars (CBC) and its co-founder Douglas Shaw.   “Driscoll’s has made it our mission to produce fresh […]

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Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation requirement by next season

Chile is reportedly anticipating that U.S. authorities will lift their requirement that blueberries be fumigated by the next season and instead allow the fruit to be exported under a systems approach protocol.   The end of restrictions on the entry of blueberries to the United States has been announced for years, but the Agriculture and Livestock […]

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Driscoll’s expands Baja California Fair Trade berry program

U.S.-headquartered berry company Driscoll’s has expanded its Fair Trade program in Baja California, Mexico, with acreage increasing by near 14% in 2019 amid plans for 100% certification by the end of the year.   This means an additional 1,000 workers can positively benefit from the program, the company said.   This expansion builds on the continued […]

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Chile recognizes the Peruvian blueberry boom

In 2018 Peru’s blueberry exports amounted to more than US $ 554 million, i.e. 50% more than in 2017, thanks to the investment of the private sector and an increasingly growing participation of small producers in the interior of the country, stated the former president of the Association of Exporters (ADEX) and candidate for the […]

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Peru: Agro exports break records

Peruvian agro-exports -which represent 12% of total shipments- reached US$5.86 billion in 2018, setting a historical record, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez stated on Monday.   Some 68 products totaled more than US$10 million, the most representative ones in addition to blueberries and avocados, chestnuts (+39%), bananas (+13%), mangoes (+31%), and citrus fruits […]

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