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Blueberry imports from Latin America increase to meet year-round demand

U.S. demand for fresh blueberries reached an all-time high in 2019, and to meet this increased demand, both domestic and global production of fresh blueberries have trended upward. According to USDA ERS, U.S production for... more »

Fresh peaches and cherries: World markets and trade reported by USDA

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agriculture  Service, world peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons to 21.0 million as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and... more »

South Florida growers helped by researcher in gaining competitive edge

Trent Blare has spent the last six years as a markets and value chain specialist for entities in Peru and Mexico focusing on small growers. He worked directly with... more »

2019 National Farmers Market Managers Survey results published

On Aug. 17, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published data collected through its joint NASS-AMS 2019 National Farmers Market Manager Survey. The results of the survey will help the farmers market sector and policy... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »

Produce closes out summer sales on high note

Labor Day boosted virtually all departments back into double-digit gains over year ago, particularly with the holiday weekend falling a week later than it did in 2019. Fresh produce had a stellar week, with gains... more »

Ontario’s apple harvest plentiful this year

Ontario consumers are in for a particularly flavorful apple harvest this year. The hot, sunny summer months not only provided great growing conditions, they’ve also helped build fantastic flavors in this year’s apple crop. “It... more »

Importance of maintaining ag trade flows during COVID-19 stressed

Following the virtual G-20 Agriculture and Water Ministers Meeting hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sept. 12, top agricultural officials from five Western Hemisphere countries – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United... more »


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