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Season’s first shipment of Chilean fruit hits West Coast

Twelve days after leaving a Chilean port, the country’s first break bulk fruit shipment has reached the West Coast.

APHIS seeks comment on pest risk assessment of Australian stone fruit

Australian officials have asked the USDA to approve U.S. imports of Australian apricots, nectarines, peaches, European plums, and Japanese plums.

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.

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.

USDA declares U.S. free of plum pox virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the U.S. is free of the plum pox virus, which harms stone fruit trees like peaches, and almonds.

California stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

California stone fruit companies Gerawan Farming Inc., Fresno, and Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, have merged.

Titan Farms, Harris Teeter continue Peaches with a Purpose

Titan Farms, Ridge Spring, S.C., and Harris Teeter, Matthews, N.C., have donated 219,000 pounds of peaches to food banks through the Peaches with a Purpose program over the past five years.

Colorado fruit growers forecast good season

Peaches and apples dominate Colorado’s summer fruit deal, and the harvests appeared to be on time this year, grower-shippers said.

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

Produce Perspective — Stone Fruit Season Update

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, stopped by The Packer’s offices recently and provided an update on the stone fruit season.