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SOUTH FLORIDA MANGO GROWERS DODGE COLD FRONT ...

Erickson Farm, Inc. - Florida Mangos and More


"Pleased to report we've made it through the February cold front. We got some much needed rain. Fortunately it did not get cold enough to do any significant damage. Keep coming little mango bloom."



CHAVEZ REGRESA A VENEZUELA ...

Fidel a Chávez: Me satisface mucho que hayas podido regresar al pedazo de la tierra americana que tanto amas



Febrero 18, 2013 7:44 am




El líder cubano Fidel Castro saludó el regreso del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez a Caracas, tras “una larga y angustiosa espera” de más de dos meses en un hospital de La Habana, en una carta publicada este lunes por medios cubanos.






“Me satisface mucho que hayas podido regresar al pedazo de la tierra americana que tanto amas, y al pueblo hermano que tanto te apoya. Fue necesaria una larga y angustiosa espera, tu asombrosa resistencia física y la consagración total de los médicos (…) para obtener ese objetivo”, dijo Castro en la misiva, publicada por la Agencia de Información Nacional cubana.







“Tú aprendiste mucho de la vida, Hugo, en esos duros días de sufrimientos y sacrificios (…). Viviremos siempre luchando por la justicia entre los seres humanos sin temor a los años, los meses, los días o las horas, conscientes, humildemente, de que nos tocó vivir en …

America Trades Produce event to analyze U.S., Mexico policies ...

02/15/2013 11:57:35 AM

Fred Wilkinson










Cross-border trade policy, food safety and marketing panels will highlight the 2013 America Trades Produce Conference & Expo, scheduled for March 6-8 in McAllen, Texas.




Staged in collaboration between the Texas International Produce Association and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, the third-annual event aims to bring together ranking government officials from the U.S. and Mexico to discuss initiatives and collaborative trade efforts, Nogales, Ariz.-based FPAA president Lance Jungmeyer said in a news release.






Scheduled sessions “A Shared Border, A Shared Future: Improving Regulatory and Market Access Cooperation” and “The Powers that Be” will look at how a second-term Obama administration and a new Pena Nieto administration will affect trade.






Other panel discussions will feature officials from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and PlantHealth Inspection Service, the Food and Drug Administration and Customs and Border Protection.








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Brazil: Excess rains affect mango production in São Paulo ...

Due to low demand and the fruit's poor quality, prices being paid to producers are being cut back.






The excess of rain is affecting the quality of mangoes in the interior of São Paulo (Brazil), and thus prices paid to fruit producers are lowering.




According to the Brazilian Rural TV Channel, last year a wholesale fruit owner, paid Aguaí region (Brazil) producers around R$ 2.00 per kilo of mango. 




At the start of this year, according to the owner, it's not possible to pay more than R$ 0.50 per kilo.







There are two reasons for the drop in prices: the lack of buyers and the low quality of the product. Wholesalers, who package and deliver various types of fruit to supermarkets, say that the demand is low and that the buyer demands a superior quality than what they find.






"It is difficult to find buyers and the price isn't good. Last year was better," said the wholesaler.








The situation is even more complicated for those that produce mangoes. Besides facing low prices, producer…

AUSTRALIA: Mango industry plan to be more profitable ...

By Matt Brann
Monday, 18 February 2013








A plan is being developed to tackle the mystery disorder known as resin canal(Ian Baker)








The Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) has put together a plan to make the next mango season a better and more profitable one.




The plan focuses on the need to stop growers sending immature fruit to market, and a focus on the mystery disorder known as resin canal (which destroyed a lot of mangoes last year), to learn more about it and how to stop it.





NTFA chief executive, Grant Fenton, says growers who send immature fruit to market are hurting the entire industry by giving consumers a bad experience.






"We hand on heart launched the mango season and were celebrating our mango growers, and unfortunately there were some fairly ordinary pieces of fruit sitting on shelves down in places like Sydney and Melbourne."






Mr Fenton says they'll be talking to the market about stopping the pressure and price incentives to get fruit down as soon as possible…

DESPUES DE TEMPORADA DESASTROSA: Mango peruano domina los mercados ...

18 de febrero de 2013



Se espera que termine la temporada con volúmenes de 90 a 100 mil toneladas 
(En la cual ya van 25 mil toneladas a la basura)





Tras el término de la temporada por parte de Ecuador en EE.UU. y los volúmenes de Brasil decayendo en Europa, Perú está prácticamente solo abasteciendo de mangos a ambos mercados hasta mediados de marzo.












En conversaciones con portalfruticola.com, Juan Carlos Rivera, gerente general de la Asociación Peruana de Productores y Exportadores de Mango (APEM), comentó que esta situación es muy beneficiosa para la industria de mango peruana, luego de no tener un buen comienzo en la temporada de exportaciones.





“Nosotros teníamos pensado llegar a volúmenes importantes por las proyecciones que habíamos hecho, hubo una buena floración y excelentes condiciones climáticas, pero ocurrió una situación durante la campaña que hizo que este volumen no fuera el estimado”.





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