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Naturipe continues Summer of Snacking with September Berry Spotlight

- General News
Naturipe, a farmer-owned producer and marketer of nutritious berries and value-added products, continues its inaugural “Summer of Snacking” campaign, as fresh raspberries and blackberries enter their late-summer peak season.

ProduceIQ: Dual hurricanes threaten growing regions

- Analysis
While growing regions in the West have battled ferocious heat and drought throughout the summer, it’s the East Coast’s turn to navigate the challenges that come with turbulent weather.

ProduceIQ: Avocado growers prepared to fight in defense

- Analysis
Many nuances exist in avocados. Based on average industry sales for this week #29, avocados have the 2nd highest index weight, 10.4%, only trailing cherries. Both old and new crop face the eminent threat of rainy season in Mexico.

ProduceIQ: Cherry season coronated with royal prices

- Analysis
Don’t be alarmed. The inclusion of the seasonal cherry harvest explains virtually all the $0.22 increase to the overall industry index this week.

ProduceIQ: Berries ‘rose’ before Valentine’s

- Analysis
Sweeter fruits are at cyclical highs as Valentine’s Day nears. Though not a direct correlation with brix count, some causality is undeniable.

Blackberry production, exports drop in Michoacan, Mexico

- General News
As the debate continues whether Mexican imports harm U.S. domestic growers, Mexican growers report a significant decline in blackberry production in Michoacan.

Blackberry prices on the rise

- General News
Blackberry prices are rising as the Mexican season gives way to U.S. domestic supplies.

FDA says blackberry hepatitis outbreak is over

- General News

Statement from the Food and Drug Administration February 19, 2020: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Alpine Fresh, Berry Fresh partner for new blackberry variety

- General News

A new year begins with a new variety for berry growers at Alpine Fresh, Inc. BB …

FDA, CDC add another retailer to Hepatitis A outbreak tied to blackberries

- General News
While the outbreak is tied to fresh blackberries sold between Sept. 9 and Sept. 30, the CDC and FDA are urging customers to check berries that may have been purchased and frozen for later consumption.