The war in Ukraine continues to disrupt world produce markets in areas as far-flung as the Mediterranean and South America.
Colombia exported 2,376 tons of avocados to the U.S. last year, and in 2022 plan to increase that by 30 percent.
International Produce Group (IPG) celebrates their 20th anniversary in 2022.
I thought I knew what this story would be about: the threat posed to world banana production by TR4 Fusarium wilt, the disease that imperils a great part of the world banana industry. But I was wrong.
According to the ASOEX, in the current shipping season of 2021-2022, Chile has exported 708,741 tons of fresh fruit, reflecting an increase of 7.85 percent when compared to the same period last year
Colombia’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that ag exports set a new record by reaching $8.496 billion in 2021, with 27 countries having opened their markets to 57 Colombian products through the government’s Health Diplomacy strategy.
Peru passed Vietnam to climb into fourth in global fresh mango exports, trailing Thailand at No.1, Mexico at No.2 and the Netherlands at No.3.
In October, the United Kingdom and New Zealand agreed in principle to sign a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. There might be some interesting transferable lessons for the U.S. fruit sector from this - at a time when the progress in UK–U.S. free trade talks seems to have gone off the boil somewhat.
In most years, U.S. apple growers export one-third of their crop, valued at about $1 billion. Prior to India’s retaliatory tariffs taking hold it was the second largest market for U.S. apple growers and was quickly growing.
Jim Bair, President and CEO of the U.S. Apple Association said in a Nov. 8 interview that retaliatory tariffs against apples have been harmful to apple growers, and he’s working to ease this burden.