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Canadians welcome pineapples from newer countries of origin

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-23 Wed 13:17
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Canadians are increasingly interested in pineapples coming from new countries of origin, including Colombia and Ecuador. “Our supplies are steady right now. We’ve probably tripled our volume over last year,” says Vaughn Smith of Global Citrus Group in Brantford, ON. He notes that Global Citrus has been…

Border Inspections: First Line of Defense to Protect Agriculture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-18 Fri 12:57
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Now’s not the time to let our guard down when it comes to protecting our U.S. borders, urged National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president A.V. Roth. Unfortunately, an estimated $630-million shortfall in Agriculture Quarantine Inspections (AQI) funding through the end of fiscal year 2021 has the pork industry very concerned about future funding for agricultural inspections at U.S ports of entry.

“Pork producers are already facing an unprecedented crisis as a result of the COVID-19 human health pandemic. An outbreak of ASF or other foreign animal diseases in the U.S. would be a devastating blow to hog farmers already teetering on the edge,” Roth said during a media teleconference on Thursday.

'We call on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-09 Wed 08:05
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The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the Covid-19 recovery period.  Global trading operations of plant products…

Mexican tomato imports still irk US growers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:28
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Nothing says “summer” like a fresh tomato. And thanks to trade, tomatoes aren’t just a seasonal treat for Americans. A trade policy battle, however, over our favorite little red vegetable that had simmered on the back burner for decades recently heated up again and might have threatened our ability to…

'The goal is to make US fresh produce market data more accessible'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:21
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Agronometrics is continuing with its goal of making US fresh produce market data more accessible with a major relaunch of its service that includes innovative tools like market updates, price alerts, and easy navigation through USDA commercial data. With this latest version of Agronometrics, the company…

Consumer preference for microgreens

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:05
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Microgreens are tender immature greens of wild species, herbs, grains, or vegetables, harvested upon the emergence of the first pair of true leaves. Microgreens are analogous in size to sprouts but are eaten without the roots and require additional days to thrive and acquire larger, colored, and…

Restrictions on Mexican agricultural products could lead to a trade war with the United States

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-25 Tue 09:05
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Legislators, exporters, and importers are debating the impact that the United States' intention to restrict imports of Mexican agricultural products could have, as this measure could even lead to a trade war. In a second hearing organized on Thursday, August 20 by the administration of President Donald…

Third of US-grown potatoes turned into frozen french fries

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:24
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A little more than one-third of all potatoes grown in the US are manufactured into frozen products, 85 percent of which are french fries. Spurred by decades of explosive growth within the quick service restaurant industry (QSRs), processed potato products, which include frozen, chipped, dehydrated, and…

US mushroom business migrates to Canada

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:38
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One of the largest US mushroom growers, based in southern Chester County, plans a major expansion. However, this would take place in Canada, which has been growing more mushrooms and exporting to grocers in the US, where production has declined in recent years. Kennett Square-based South Mill Champs is a…

'We try to be quick choosing varieties that allow us to continue being innovative'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:37
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The European tomato market is undergoing important changes, both in the productive potential and in consumer trends and preferences. How do you survive in an increasingly competitive market? Product diversification and the constant selection of varieties is one of the keys for Bonnysa, which in addition…

Singapore: Five importers fined for bringing in fruit and vegetables illegally

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-23 Thu 09:18
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In Singapore, five importers were fined a total of $28,000 for bringing in food products that did not conform to import permit requirements. This was made clear by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) in a statement on Wednesday. The agency said that its officers had detected 2,565 kg of undeclared and…

USMCA provides an opportunity for continued growth in agricultural trade among the three member countries

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:20
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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a new economic and trade agreement that modifies the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), adding provisions for continued growth in agricultural trade among the three member countries. Agriculture has a large and growing stake in…

'The price war on the tomato market has started again'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:53
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It is a peculiar year for the tomato. When the lockdown started around mid-March, French producers were just gaining volumes. Despite this difficult context, the tomato campaign went well for Prince de Bretagne during the lockdown. “The French origin was promoted in stores, which was favorable to us,”…

The final purchase price won't be allowed to fall below the effective cost of production

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:38
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On February 26, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) published Royal Decree-Law 5/2020 on urgent measures in agriculture and food, which amended the Food Chain Law. One of the consequences is that it has become compulsory to include an estimation of the “effective cost of…