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World Direct Shipping extends Port Manatee agreement

World Direct Shipping, Palmetto, Fla., has extended an agreement with Port Manatee, and added a third vessel to its service.

American Grown campaign seeks relief through consumer support

In the wake of trade deals that have left some U.S. produce growers unhappy about an influx of imported fruits and vegetables, the new American Grown campaign is taking its message to consumers instead of lawmakers.

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.

GOPEX offers insight into imports at PortMiami

The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Expo — GOPEX — is providing attendees with a behind-the-scenes look at PortMiami, a hub of international trade and commerce.

Sun World licenses grape companies in Chile, Peru

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies to its licensees list.
Nov 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Peru, #Chile, #Imports

Produce Lovers’ Mexican blueberry facility almost ready

Produce Lovers, a vertically-integrated grower that ships blueberries from the Mexican state of Jalisco, is shipping conventional and organic berries through mid-June.

Dominican avocado supply ramps up for WP Produce

WP Produce, Miami, is reporting a strong start of the peak Dominican Republic avocado season, which it packs under the Desbry brand.

CBP warns about banned plants for All Souls Day

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding observers of All Souls Day that some agricultural items used in holiday decorations are prohibited in the U.S. due to pest and plant diseases, including HLB.
Oct 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #HLB, #Citrus, #Imports, #Mexico

Inspectors find pests in imported pumpkin shipment

Pumpkins can be carved into scary jack-o-lanterns this time of the year, but there’s something scarier when it comes to imported pumpkins: invasive species.

Vanguard establishes Total Quality Management in Peru for grapes

Since Vanguard International expanded production and scope with the purchase of Peru’s Agricola Challapampa in 2016, the company has made investments to ensure a year-round supply from the country.
Oct 23, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Peru, #Imports