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Polish apple inventories now at historic high

The bumper Polish apple harvest means that the country’s coldstores are filled to bursting. At no time on record has Poland had such a volume of fruit in store. Indeed, the actual figure now may be even higher, given that the date of the inventory check was November 1.

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Dole disposes of Saba Fresh Cuts business to ease merger

Fresh fruit and vegetable processor Dole Food Company has sold its ready-to-eat salad business, Saba Fresh Cuts AB and OY, operating in Sweden and Finland, to BAMA International, it was announced recently.

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Andalusian berry export value on the rise

Andalusian exports of blueberries and raspberries have risen this year by 10.3% and 7.6%, respectively, in value terms, compared with 2017, said authorities in the autonomous region of Spain.

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Small Brazilian orange harvest will severely constrain FCOJ inventory

The production decrease in Brazil’s citrus belt of São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro in 2018/19 was confirmed by Fundecitrus (Citrus Defence Fund) in a report released on December 10. Despite the increase compared to that estimated in September, data indicate that the current orange crop should be 30.8% smaller than the previous season’s at 275.7 million boxes.

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Second ‘and final’ round of payments to tariff-hit US farmers

The USDA launched the second round of trade mitigation payments on December 17 to farmers hit by the US-China trade war.

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Egyptian orange juice production to rise by 30% this season

Some 130,000 tonnes of fresh oranges will go for processing, up from 100,000 tonnes last season, says a new USDA report. However, IEG Vu sources think this is a considerable under-estimate and reckon between 230,000-250,000 tonnes are likely to be processed.

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Chilean raspberry season ready to commence

According to well-trusted Chilean raspberry industry sources, the country's season is about to start with normal conditions.

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Finance partnerships in South Africa’s deciduous fruit industry

The South African deciduous fruit industry, the Jobs Fund, and Land Bank have announced the first ever blended finance scheme for people/entities who want to enter or expand their businesses in the fruit and wine industries; targeting (at least) 51% black-owned entities.

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UK potato production lowest since 2012

A reduction in planted area in addition to lower yields on dry summer conditions resulted in the UK's potato harvest dropping 13% on the five-year average, according to the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB).

United Kingdom Fresh Root Vegetables

Blockchain is positive but 'not a panacea', EU farm group warns

Policy-makers and retailers have underlined the potential of blockchain as a “promising way forward” for the agri-food sector, but farm representatives warned that “it is not a panacea that can solve all problems”.

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Dutch potato stocks 27% lower

According to United Growers Arable Farming (VTA), potato stocks in the Netherlands as of November 15 were 26.6% lower than last season and 6% down on the five-year average.

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Agrofusion trumpets tomato paste export breakthrough

Ukraine's largest tomato paste processor Agrofusion has managed to increase the flow of tomato paste to Europe by 30 times, since the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Tomato Paste Ukraine

Poland to label potato country of origin

The eastern European country announces plans to impose mandatory country of origin labelling for loose and packed fresh potatoes.

Poland Fresh Root Vegetables

McCain Foods commits further investments in Manitoba

Canadian potato product multinational McCain Foods said it is going to invest a further USD75 million into its plants in Portage la Prairie and Carberry in Manitoba.

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