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EU apple market will be reliant on imports this season

Due to smaller apple harvests across the EU last autumn, the bloc will have to rely on imports from the southern hemisphere from as early as March this season.

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Rubicon unveils new juice blend at Gulfood

Rubicon, the tropical fruit juice specialist, launched a new watermelon/apple juice blend at Dubai’s Gulfood trade show.

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German berry area continues to grow

German growers cultivated bush berries (blueberries, raspberries and currants) on 8,900 hectares in 2017, a 5% increase on the previous year.

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Early weather worry does not scare Indian mango industry

The perennial series of conflicting Indian weather reports, and their likely effect on the country’s mango crop, seems to have started early this year.

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Chilean frozen blueberry prices climb up

Larger volumes of raw material earmarked for fresh is fuelling a price increase for the entire sector, including IQF frozen, IEG Vu’s sources reported.
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IEA also lifts its Brazilian orange forecast

Brazil’s IEA institute has increased its final harvest estimate for the 2017 orange crop in São Paulo state to 324.5 million boxes, or 13.24 mln tonnes, which is 24.6% more than the quantity of fruit obtained in the 2016 season.

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New raspberry processing unit to open in Serbia

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the installation of a new raspberry processing unit in the Serbian town of Arilje has been signed this month between two companies, one from Hungary and one based in Arilje, Serbia’s agriculture minister Branislav Nedimovic has announced.

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Polish apple industry forecasts shortages

IEG Vu has heard rumours that the Polish fresh apple industry will suffer shortages soon, due to this year’s production decrease of 40-30% in the country, compared with the previous harvest. The new apple crop in Poland starts in mid-August.

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Potato market prices still on the low side

The low prices recorded across northern Europe’s main processing areas are affecting the Polish market, the Polish Institute of Agricultural Economics and Food Economy reported (IERiGŻ).
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US potato storage down year-on-year

The 13 major producing US states held 202.55 million hundredweight of potatoes in storage on February 1 2018, down slightly from 203.1 mln cwt of the same period in 2017.

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Simplot to produce more frozen fries in Canada

The food giant has announced a CAD460 million (USD509.42 mln) plan to expand the Manitoba-based French fry site near Portage la Prairie, premier Brian Pallister and agriculture minister Ralph Eichler announced with ‎Mark McKellar from ‎Simplot.
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DNA markers to prolong potato life

Scientists discovered genetic markers that could allow a longer storage of potato at low temperature, avoiding use of anti-sprouting agents.

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Decline in North American potato production

The 2017 production of autumn potato was 1% lower than the year before in the US and Canada.

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Mexican fresh asparagus trading very low

Prices for Mexican asparagus this week are as low as half their normal level, according to industry sources contacted at Fruit Logistica.

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