• Vietnam develops measures to distribute agro products amid pandemic

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is working to promote the distribution of farm products amid the fourth outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam as well as establish…

    Farmers fear fruit ‘left to rot’ amid shortage of pickers

    Soft fruit farmers fear berries could be left to rot in polytunnels due to a shortage of pickers coming from Eastern Europe.?Increased costs and delays to paperwork are being…

    La Union Extremadura denounces the horticultural centers before the AICA for breaching the Food Chain Law

    La Union Extremadura Union has submitted a complaint to the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) against horticultural centers for breaching the Food Chain Law's…

    Asaja Almeria: "Trade agreements should be adapted to European production costs"

    The area devoted to tomatoes in Almeria fell by 16% in the last 9 years

    According to the data provided by Asaja Almeria, the Andalusian province has lost 16% of the surface destined to the production of tomatoes in greenhouses in the last 9 years,…

    A sustainable approach to integrated pest management

    There is more scrutiny today than ever before regarding conventional herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, and regulations are tightening. “Complete replacement of…

    The Yield announces appointment of new CFO to support business growth

    The Yield Technology Solutions Pty Ltd today announced the appointment of Patrick Maguire as Chief Financial Officer, who will play a key role in the company’s expansion plans…

    Southern Hemisphere outlook survey

    SHAFFE members look positively towards the future

    During the Southern Hemisphere Fruit Trade Congress 2021, members of the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters reviewed the challenges and opportunities exporters and growers from the region are currently facing. SHAFFE members have a positive perception of future seasons, whilst E-commerce…

    Lori Tauber Marcus and Kristin Colber-Baker

    Fresh Del Monte Produce welcomes new Board of Directors

    Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables,…

    AC Goatham & Son welcomes UK-India trade announcement

    The UK’s largest apple and pear grower AC Goatham & Son has welcomed the Government’s announcement this week of a new UK-India trade deal which will see restrictions lifted to…

    Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

    CFVGA has a new president / More WIC funds target fruits and vegetables

    The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association has a new president: Bruce Talbott, of Talbott’s Mountain Gold, Palisade peach, and grape orchards has been elected…

    MEP Francisco Guerreiro warns the EU of the risks of overcertification and greenwashing in agri-food products

    Most of the fruit sold in EU supermarkets carries certification labels issued by private bodies, such as the Rainforest Alliance. These sustainability certifications are…

    Nadine Tunley is HortNZ’s new Chief Executive

    Nadine Tunley has been announced as Horticulture New Zealand’s new Chief Executive.? ‘We are very pleased to have been able to appoint a candidate of Nadine’s calibre, with her…

    Place UK’s new boss plans exciting new growth phase

    Place UK, based at Tunstead near North Walsham, has appointed Pieter van Egmond as its new managing director. His predecessor, Tim Place, decided to step back to concentrate…

    New Board of Directors For Argentine Blueberry Committee

    The chamber that brings together the exporters of the sector has a new board of directors for the period 2021-2023. The Argentine Blueberry Committee (ABC) held elections and…

    Seasonal Worker Pilot operators appointed

    The NFU has been pushing for the urgent announcement of the two new Seasonal Worker Pilot operators for 2021, so the news that AG Recruitment has joined with another agency hot on their heels is very welcome. Read how we've been making a difference. Horticulture growers will be relieved to hear that the…

    Christo van der Rheede - Agri SA

    Agri SA work to encourage growth within the sector

    Agri SA is the biggest federation of agricultural organisations in South Africa it was established in 1904 as the South African Agricultural Union and consists of provincial affiliates, commodity organisations and corporate members. In the last few years there have been many issues facing fruit and…

    La Unió to request citrus import ban from Argentina if 5 or more interceptions are detected in a month

    La Unió de Llauradors stated that the European Commission had decided to allow imports of oranges and lemons from Argentina to the European Union since May 1, after the…

    The EC and the Spanish Government support raising environmental requirements for agricultural imports

    In a virtual seminar organized by Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias, Representatives of the European Commission (EC) and the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism (Mincotur)…

    The EC responds to possible fraud in the indication of origin of Moroccan horticultural products

    MEP Clara Aguilera has received the response from the European Commission to a ?question asked last November regarding the possible fraud in the indication of origin of Moroccan…

    Freshfel Europe calls on EU & Japanese authorities to build fresh produce trade on the outcome of the new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

    Freshfel Europe is calling on EU and Japanese authorities to build fresh produce trade on the outcome of the new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. The European…

    Dozens of Nulexport partners claim for the liquidation of the Clemenules campaign

    Nearly thirty members of Nulexport met at the cooperative's facilities yesterday to demand explanations from the management and the presidency of the entity about the delay in…

    "The British have a good perception of the Spanish brands, quality, and products"

    The EC expects Spain will maintain its food exports to the United Kingdom

    The deputy director of the Representation of the European Commission in Spain, Jochen Müller, stated in an interview that the departure of the United Kingdom from the European…

    BC Tree Fruits extends tenure CEO Warren Sarafinchan

    BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has extended chief executive officer Warren Sarafinchan’s contract for another five years. Sarafinchan has been heading the organization for 18…

    A bankrupt cooperative from Alicante and its subsidiary owe its 175 workers € 4,000,000

    According to the reports sent to the commercial court number 2 of Alicante by the bankruptcy administrator of the Agricultural Cooperative of Altea, which started its…

    Millions of dollars in losses due to the banana workers' strike in the Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro

    The banana workers' strike in Bocas del Toro, which has lasted for more than 15 days, is generating millions in losses. Producers are protesting the placement of security…

    New UN-backed framework to boost agricultural trade between African nations

    According to the UN agency, the initiative will help “unlock the potential” of the agricultural sector to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth across the continent, and promote?the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that?began in January,?establishing?the world’s largest…

    Western Growers launches Global Harvest Automation Initiative

    Western Growers is spearheading a Global Harvest Automation Initiative to accelerate harvest automation across the fresh produce industry, with a goal of automating 50 percent of harvest within 10 years. “For well over a decade, our members have struggled with a dwindling number of available workers. If we…

    Fruit Growers Tasmania welcomes Liberal plans to accelerate agriculture

    Fruit Growers Tasmania has welcomed the announcement by the Tasmanian Liberal Party to increase investments in Tasmania’s agricultural sector and strengthen its resilience…

    NZ Young Farmers

    The importance of balancing traditional methods and innovation in the future of the NZ farming industry

    Young people entering today's farming industry need to have an understanding of technology and science and be open to embracing innovation and change, according to the New Zealand industry body NZ Young Farmers (NZYF). Chief Executive Officer Lynda Coppersmith told the MobileTECH Ag conference in Rotorua…

    Incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables

    USDA invests more than $330 million in specialty crops grants

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain…

    AgroFresh appoints Clinton A. Lewis Jr. as CEO

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global player in produce freshness solutions, today announced that Clinton A. Lewis Jr. has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and to the…

    New Chief Executive for kiwifruit organisation Kiwifruit Vine Health

    Kiwifruit Vine Health announced today that Leanne Stewart has been appointed as the biosecurity organisation’s new Chief Executive. KVH Board Chairman, David Tanner says…

    FG Adriaanse – Adagin Technologies

    Credible data on worker productivity releases farmers from onerous policing

    FG Adriaanse and JD Naudé, the managing directors of Adagintech at the Stellenbosch LaunchLab, spend hours discussing what it is that farmers really want of a digital management system in the field and in the packhouse. “What we've realised is there is fundamental need among farmers to measure their…

    At its second meeting, the Brexit Channel analyzes the evolution of Spanish trade with the UK after it departed the EU

    Yesterday, the Brexit Channel, a forum for collaboration between the administration and companies to analyze the evolution of trade with the United Kingdom after it left the…

    USDA restricts PACA violators in California and Texas

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on five produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and…

    Companies take action towards living wages

    IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative has announced with global companies Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Eosta, Fyffes, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Schijvens, Superunie, Taylors of Harrogate,…

    Del Monte Fresh restructures multiple divisions and names new Senior Vice Presidents

    Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. announces restructuring of the North America organization following the departure of former Senior Vice President, Annunciata (Nucci)…

    Ocean Spray hires Monisha Dabek as Chief Commercial Officer

    Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative founded in 1930, has named Monisha Dabek as its new chief commercial officer. As CCO, Dabek will be responsible for…

    Labour shortage hits crisis point

    Desperate pleas for a government plan to allow Pacific Island seasonal workers to return

    As the labour shortage across New Zealand hits crisis point as fruit harvesting is at its peak – Exporters, Growers, Food Companies and industry leaders make a desperate plea to Government for a plan to allow Pacific Island seasonal workers to return later this year. At a media conference in Hawke’s Bay,…

    USDA lifts PACA reparation sanctions on Arizona and Maryland businesses

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Los Fuertes Produce LLC, satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $37,322 issued under the Perishable Agricultural…

    The contact groups of the Spanish-French-Italian-Portuguese Joint Committee plan further meetings in the coming months

    The garlic and stone fruit contact groups of the Spanish-French-Italian-Portuguese Joint Committee are expected to meet on April 6 and May 25, respectively. These meetings…

    Ebbe Rabie - Price Forbes

    Insurance has become an essential part of the fresh produce sector

    The risks faced by businesses across all sectors are more complex and integrated than ever. It’s not just about the risk of property, assets, casualty or liability that most are familiar with, but risks that touch every facet of a business and its environment. For businesses, risk has evolved beyond the…

    Jaren Raybould to be 2021-2022 chairman

    Potatoes USA elects 2021 – 2022 leadership

    Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected new leadership during the Annual Meeting on March 11, 2021. The newly elected Chairman…

    Hortyfruta is working so that the extension of the quality standard can be applied this year

    The Interprofessional Organization of Fruits and Vegetables of Andalusia (Hortyfruta) held its XIV Ordinary General Assembly in El Ejido in which it presented the actions that…

    Dole Packaged Foods names Juan Carlos Dalto President as part of leadership expansion in the Americas

    Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced the expansion of its US leadership team as part of its strategy to achieve its commitments to make nutritious foods accessible for 1…

    AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

    Tim Rycroft has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF),…

    USDA restricts PACA violators from multiple states

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on five produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and…

    H3, certification that guarantees the responsible use of water resources in agriculture

    The Global Water Day is celebrated on the 22nd of march every year and its principal objective, is to create awareness of the importance of looking after the so called liquid gold for the life of human beings and all the species of this Earth. Something that Spanish agriculture and more specifically the…

    USDA cites North Carolina frozen food company for PACA Violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Imperial Frozen Foods Op Co LLC, Wake Forest, N.C., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.…

    Pepper import from Colombia into the Continental United States authorized

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing importation of five commodities of fresh pepper fruit from Colombia into…

    Mexico and Morocco strengthen their commercial relationship and their technical and scientific cooperation

    The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) of Mexico, Victor Villalobos, and the Moroccan ambassador to Mexico, Abdelfattah Lebbar, held an online…

    2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement: Inspections, PACA, and compliance tips

    In the second instalment of their webinar on the 2019 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration, provided an overview of how the agreement is put into action by discussing inspections, the role of PACA, sales to Canada as…

    Port of Gulfport names Jon Nass as new CEO & Executive Director

    The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Board of Commissioners has named Jon Nass the new CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport, following a national search…

    ASOEX met with the new ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Chile

    The president of ASOEX, Ronald Bown Fernandez, and the entity's general manager, Miguel Canala-Echeverria, had an online meeting with the new extraordinary and plenipotentiary…

    The Union of Unions expects the EU to comply with and strengthen surveillance against pests at its borders

    The Union of Farmers and Livestock Unions stated that the EU should be consistent with the speeches it makes and tighten the mechanisms to prevent the entry of pests and…

    Overview of the 2019 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

    In a webinar held yesterday by the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration, an overview was given on the 2019 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico. This was the first instalment in a two-part series on the agreement where the speakers gave a brief overview of…

    UPA Huelva denounces aggressive speculation in strawberry purchases

    "The market is saturated with speculators"

    On March 11, UPA Huelva released a press release denouncing a price war to take over the consumer market, affecting agricultural and livestock products. The organization is conducting a continuous market study of which agents respect farmers' prices and which ones try to impose lower prices. UPA Huelva…

    Washington Apple Commission announces re-appointment of five board members

    The Washington Apple Commission has welcomed the recent re-election of five commissioners to the Board of Directors.The commissioners, who were elected for a three-year term,…

    House of Representatives passes the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

    Yesterday, March 18th, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 247-174. The United Fresh Produce Association…

    Citrus Australia’s succession plan sees new Chair elected

    Citrus grower Richard Byllaardt was elected Chair of Citrus Australia following the peak industry body’s annual general meeting. Mr Byllaardt was elected Chair following…

    Summerfruit NZ board welcomes appointment of new Chief Executive

    The chairman of Summerfruit New Zealand, Tim Jones, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Hellstrom as the new chief executive. Kate was appointed after a rigorous…

    61st Fepex Assembly

    Spain's Minister of Agriculture reiterates his support to include the fruit and vegetable sector in the aids decoupled from the CAP

    The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas, closed the 61st Fepex Assembly, which was held online, by reiterating his support for the new CAP to include the fruit and vegetable sector in decoupled aid, to end a discriminatory situation, and by stating that they were working so that the…

    Competition commission welcomes signing of memorandum of agreement with Pick n Pay on capping of garlic and ginger prices

    The Competition Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Pick n Pay Retailers Proprietary Limited (Pick n Pay) on Wednesday…

    Xiuwen kiwifruit from Guizhou on the list

    EU-China agreement on GI products comes into effect

    A bilateral agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Government of the People's Republic of China on cooperation and protection concerning geographical indications…

    USDA cites New Hampshire company for PACA violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on JLD Inc., doing business as North Country Wholesale, North Conway, N.H., for violating the Perishable Agricultural…

    Ethiopia: Growth of horticultural sector impeded by unavailability of land

    The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) has called on the government to make land available to help local and international horticulture firms…

    Inlcuding reactions by FPC and Freshfel

    UK Government confirms six-month postponement on EU import checks

    On 31 December last year, the UK left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union. This was the biggest change in the UK’s trading relationships for decades. The Government has…

    Peak of the Market's Larry McIntosh retiring after 27 years

    It is with mixed emotion that we announce the retirement of?Larry McIntosh?after 27 years as?Peak of the Market's?President and CEO.? "Larry's commitment, dedication and extreme…

    SA’s economic performance in 2020

    Impressive performance of horticulture, led by citrus exports

    The Department of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has recently released the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for the final quarter of 2020, which offered a sobering…

    SIFAV steps up sustainability ambitions in 2025 program

    The companies united in the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV), as set-up and hosted by IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative, have launched their new collaborative sustainability strategy for 2025. The new ambitions focus on reducing the environmental footprint across the supply…

    Ausveg.com.au

    James Whiteside resigns as AUSVEG CEO

    AUSVEG has announced that James Whiteside has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2021, to pursue other interests. Mr Whiteside was…

    "The alternative of not harvesting our income source would have been untenable"

    How New Zealand's stone fruit industry has tried to mitigate labour shortage effects during harvest season

    New Zealand's peak stone fruit body says while the industry has suffered from labour shortages over the harvest season, there were a large number of students who helped with the cherry picking during their holidays. Chief Executive of Summerfruit NZ Richard Palmer told the ABARES Outlook 2021 conference…

    USDA PACA updates

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that United Commodities USA Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $262,863 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act? involving…

    Central warehouse EDEKA, Nieder-Olm

    Employees protest comprehensive structural changes

    On Wednesday, 03.03.2021, the works council of Kaiser's Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft - an EDEKA subsidiary - held a workers meeting. At the beginning of 2017, the jobs of the employees at the Nieder-Olm site (Rhineland-Palatinate) were secured for 5 years (moratorium) by ministerial permission…

    USDA imposes sanctions on two companies for PACA violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Southern Sun LLC, Woolwich, N.J., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These sanctions…

    "There are stories being told about you - but who is telling that story?"

    Melbourne fruit retailer believes that embracing a digital strategy is the future of fruit and veg marketing

    When a local Melbourne grocer was getting tired of the "same old advice" that was constantly being given to him on how to sell fruit and vegetables, he decided to think outside the box and revolutionise the marketing of his business in line with the 21st century. David Zahlan of Alexanders Fruit Market…

    Ohio company satisfies PACA violations

    In a complaint filed on March 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleged that Enson Group LLC, doing business as Eternal Food Service (Enson Group), Cincinnati,…

    Juan Antonio Gonzalez agrees with MAPA's guideline for the distribution of direct payments

    "Two farms that produce fruits and vegetables with similar characteristics should receive the same income support"

    Juan Antonio Gonzalez Real, the president of Fruits and Vegetables of Agro-food Cooperatives of Spain, said he agreed with the guideline established by the MAPA so that the…

    Australia cautious of international trade conditions despite reaching best year for agriculture production

    Australia's peak agriculture industry body, the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) says the latest production figures forecast this year to be the sector’s best on record. The NFF has set a target of achieving $100billion in farmgate value for Australian agriculture by 2030, and speaking at the ABARES…

    National Potato Council elects Dominic LaJoie president

    Aroostook farmer is now the nation’s top potato lobbyist

    Dominic LaJoie grew up on his father’s potato farm in Cyr Plantation, but he recently said he never could have imagined the size his family’s company, LaJoie Growers LLC,…

    Freshfel Europe publishes reflection paper urging EU to have a fullyfledged SPS Strategy

    In response to the new EU Trade Policy Review, Freshfel Europe is publishing a policy reflection paper, ‘SPS Export Protocols: towards greater reciprocity in fresh produce…

    Call goes out for kiwifruit pickers and packers

    The first kiwifruit will be picked off the vines this week and growers across the country anticipate needing around 23,000 workers for the harvest. The harvest runs through till June and is expected to produce even more than last year’s record of 157 million trays of Green and Gold. New Zealand Kiwifruit…


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