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April Snow Chills Northwest Cherry Output


While the Northwest cherry season is likely to extend into September, crop volumes keep getting smaller because of April’s cold and snow, according to B.J. Thurlby, president of the Yakima, Wash.-based Northwest Cherry Growers. While an average Northwest cherry crop is 20 to 21 million cartons, the latest crop estimate from the group is at just over 14 million cartons. Thurlby said a fourth crop estimate will be released in early July and the final crop number could be perhaps…

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Peruvian Table Grape Exports To Rise By At Least 8% In 2022-23


Peruvian table grape exports will rise by at least 8 percent this coming season, according to the general manager of Peru’s Table Grape Growers' Association (Provid). Alejandro Cabrera Cigarán said the industry would ship a minimum of 70 million boxes in the 2022-23 season, up from 64.8 million boxes in the previous season. The replacement of traditional grapes for more productive proprietary varieties is the reason behind the increase in volume, according to a report by Agraria.pe. Cabrera Cigarán pointed out…

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Lawmakers Plead For Deal Ahead Of Dockworker Contract Deadline


Supply chain bottlenecks could worsen if West Coast deadlock leads to work stoppages, Democrats warn With the U.S. West Coast dockworker contract set to expire on Friday, lawmakers and shippers are getting increasingly nervous about the potential fallout if terminal management and labor are unable to succeed at the bargaining table. In a letter sent on Thursday to Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), 21 congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Linda Sánchez of California, urged the…

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West Coast Port Strikes Remain Unlikely In No Deal Scenario – Report


Although negotiations for a new contract for West Coast port workers which started over a month ago are still ongoing, neither side foresees supply chain disruptions. According to a report by Bloomberg, employers and the union representing more than 22,000 dockworkers at 30 US ports on the West Coast are not predicted to reach a wage deal by the time the current contract expires next month. The negotiations began on May 10. However, “neither party is preparing for a strike or…

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Peruvian Avocado Exports To Reach 515,000 Tons This Season


Peruvian Hass avocado exports should reach 515,000 tons this season, reflecting an increase of 6.6 percent compared to the 483,000 tons shipped the previous campaign, Juan Carlos Paredes Rosales, the president of the Association of Hass Avocado Producers of Peru (ProHass), told Agraria. Paredes explained that up to week 17 (April 24) there was already a 20 percent advance of the total campaign projection, with 4,578 containers (each container stores 21.5 tons). He said the main market for Hass avocado…

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