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ProduceIQ: Rain in Mexico stresses markets as harvests transition south

- Analysis
Veggies seeking sunshine on their vacation southward are sorely disappointed. Rain in Mexico is a challenge to quality and a smooth transition.

Naturipe’s import blueberries peak is early and strong this season

- General News
Naturipe, a global leader of fresh berries, is excited to share that its import blueberries from Peru are peaking early this season and in impressive volumes.

Argentina starts blueberry export season

- International
As the first shipments of blueberries are already leaving the country to non-traditional markets such as Israel and Indonesia, the Argentinean Blueberry Committee says growers are promoting its top attributes: tasty, sustainable, and responsible.

ProduceIQ: Prices remain elevated as crops move south

- Analysis
After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Organic Produce Summit garnered a surprisingly hearty turnout in Monterey, CA. A fitting end to a demanding summer season.

Peru ranks as fourth largest food supplier to U.S.

- International
The main Peruvian products imported by the U.S. in the semester were grapes (35 percent share), asparagus (9 percent share), mango (8 percent share) and blueberries (5 percent share).

Peru expects big boost in organic blueberry exports in 2021-2022

- International
Peru plans to export 211,200 tons of fresh blueberries during the 2021-2022 season, representing an increase of 30 percent compared to the 162,459 tons shipped the previous season.

California Giant offers year-round blueberries thanks to Peru volume

- General News
After a bountiful domestic season, California Giant Berry Farms is anticipating a high-quality, on-time start to the import season thanks to its Peruvian-grown blueberries.

Chile exported less fruit but higher value in first half of 2021

- International
A total of 2.04 million tons of fruit exports from Chile were registered from January-June 2021, totaling $4.441 billion FOB, which was 1 percent less in volume and 4 percent more in value than in the same time period of the previous year.

Berry People’s Peruvian blueberries to start shipping in August

- General News
Once the North American blueberry season wanes, Peru’s long growing season, steady climate and greenhouse-like growing conditions will provide retailers and consumers with a trustworthy and constant volume of high-quality blueberries.

ProduceIQ: Western heat impacts are widespread

- Analysis
The West Coast is bracing for yet another heat wave this weekend. Embattled growers are developing creative solutions and seeking government aid to address heat related issues with summer crops.