Agriculture

UK secures trade deal with Egypt

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Free Trade Agreement welcomed by likes of Blue Skies, with Britain importing £160m of fresh produce from Egypt in 2019 The UK has signed a trade deal with Egypt to strengthen political and trade ties between the two nations after the Brexit transition period. The deal […]

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Blueberry spat continues with war of words

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United Exports defends its reputation in South Africa, as Ross Berries denies licensing breach over OZblu varieties Australian group United Exports has embarked on a major PR campaign in support of its reputation in southern Africa, amid an ongoing legal dispute with South African producer […]

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Canadian blueberry growers target of trade probe

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Canadian blueberry growers are watching and waiting as the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) launches a trade probe into supplies of the popular fruit. Canadian growers were first made aware of the issue on September 1st when the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced […]

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Chambers: “We’re budgeting to break even”

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WB Chambers MD Tim Chambers says his business will be lucky if it avoids making a loss this year due to coronavirus Chambers: “We’re budgeting to break even” WB Chambers’ managing director Tim Chambers said his business is budgeting to break even this year as […]

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Record RSA blues season expected

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Exports of blueberries from South Africa have increased rapidly so far this season, with the possibility of South Africa reaching 50,000 tonnes no longer just a dream, according to industry leaders. As the South African Berry Producers Association (SABPA) met for its annual meeting to […]

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BerryWorld SA forecasts big blueberry crop

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BerryWorld predicts nearly double the number of blueberries compared to 2018 with exports going to Asia and the UK. BerryWorld is forecasting a total seasonal supply of more than 7,500 tonnes across South Africa’s August to January window, representing a growth of over 40 per […]