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24 July 2015Polish cider sales surge

Poland, the EU’s largest apple producer, has found a novel way of managing its surplus stock caused by the Russian fruit veto.

24 July 2015Indonesia excludes lemons from citrus ban

The temporary restriction on Australian citrus imports is attributed to the discovery of Queensland fruit fly in a shipment.

24 July 2015Grant bonus for Brogdale

The home of the British National Fruit Collection is to receive GBP£1.9m to continue its Research and Development into British fruit.

24 July 2015Forecasters anticipate 'Godzilla' El Niño

With current Surface Sea Temperatures second only to the unprecedented El Niño of 1997/98, predictions indicate that this could be a particularly strong event.

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24 July 2015USDA broadens fruit crop insurance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit producers.

23 July 2015San Antonio Este has 'worst ever' H1

Traffic through the Argentinean port, of which 99% is pome fruit, fell to its lowest level for two decades in the first six months of this year.

23 July 2015Honduran banana exports recover

After a 7% year-on-year fall in export volumes in 2014, in the first four months of this year the industry dominated by Dole and Chiquita has seen a 12% rise.

23 July 2015SA to build fruit fly facility

A new A$3.8m fruit-fly research centre is to be built in South Australia that will produce sterile male fruit flies.

23 July 2015EU extends olive branch on CBS

At the invitation of the EU directorate-general for health and food safety, South African citrus experts are to visit the EU regarding the dispute over citrus black spot.

23 July 2015Court rules against Chiquita on AUC payment records

The multinational had argued that release of the records under Freedom of Information Act would deny it a fair trial.

22 July 2015Spain forecasts large fall in lemon volume

The preliminary crop estimate for 2015/15 shows a 250K MT drop in volume compared to the figure for 2014/15, according to industry body AILIMPO.

22 July 2015SPM declared bankrupt

Despite receiving loans to the value of €25m in recent years, Cameroon’s third largest banana producer/exporter has reportedly been declared insolvent.

22 July 2015Euro weakness blamed for Panama pineapple woes

In the first five months the value of Panama’s pineapple exports fell 39% year-on-year, according to Panama’s Auditor General.

22 July 2015Zespri outlines offshore increase plans

Volumes of non-NZ gold kiwifruit are set to match the increase in New Zealand production and grow from 2.5m trays in 2014/15 to around 15m trays in 2019/20.