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Final round of trade payments on their way

The third and final round of U.S. Department of Agriculture 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments to assist growers suffering from trade retaliation by China and other countries are on their way in early February.

AgroFresh to focus on sustainability, food waste at Fruit Logistica

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., which markets SmartFresh and other products to prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, plans to focus on sustainability and curbing food waste at Fruit Logistica.

CKF to feature new Earthcycle packaging at Fruit Logistica

CKF Inc., Hansport, Novia Scotia, returns to the Fruit Logistica expo in February with new sustainable packaging options.

Minor Crop Farmer Alliance honors Humfeld, Korson

The Minor Crop Farmer Alliance has honored Phil Korson of Cherry Marketing Institute and Terry Humfeld of Cranberry Institute for their service to the specialty crops industry.

Year in Produce No. 1 — Trade troubles

While a mid-December “phase one” trade agreement with China lifted spirits and forestalled any escalation in the trade war with China, it
did not immediately remove Chinese tariffs on fresh produce.

Salix Fruits sees U.S. growth in 2019

Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.

Chilean Fresh Fruit launches “Super Fruit Bowl” campaign

A promotional campaign for Chilean fruit called the “Super Fruit Bowl” is lining up with the National Football League’s Super Bowl.

Jealous Fruits hires Doug Sankey for cherry sales to the U.S.

Lake Country, British Columbia-based Jealous Fruits, a cherry grower, has hired Doug Sankey in a sales role.

West Central Michigan group plans fruit research center

A new group of horticulturists is establishing a fruit tree research center in Michigan to tackle issues facing apples and other crops.

Drought stressing Chilean fruit growers

Drought conditions in Chile are stressing Chilean fruit producers, according to a new report from Fedefruta, the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile.