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1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
A 25% drop in the value of the Canadian currency versus the U.S. dollar over the past two years has made U.S. fresh produce imports more expensive north of the border but boosted prospects for Canadian fruit and vegetable exporters. Read more on the stronger dollar from this Packer article.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Around Immokalee, target spot continues to cause problems in tomato in a number of locations. In East Coast production areas, target spot remains mostly low in tomato. Read more on target spot incidence from page 9 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline article.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Around SW Florida, bacterial spot is present at mostly low levels in pepper and tomato and some increases are being reported following wet periods. Read more on the disease from page 10 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Heeding the consumer call for more locally sourced produce, the U.S. restaurant industry is forecast to grow by 3.8% to reach $709.2 billion in 2015 according to the 2015 National Restaurant Industry Forecast. Read more on the growth from this Packer story.

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1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
California processors are pledging grower contracts for 15.0 million tons of processing tomatoes in 2015 which would be an all-time record if realized. Read more on tomato production from this Western Farm Press article.

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1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Tomato production practices don't significantly affect bacteria levels and the study's results point to the need for additional research, according to University of Maryland and Rutgers University researchers. Read more on these findings from this Packer article.

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1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
The market is improving weekly. Prices are starting to come down and we expect to see a substantial change in the weeks to come. The weather has been favorable and has helped boost production. We are anticipating some relief in the following weeks.

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1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
U.S. per capita fruit and vegetable consumption peaked in the mid-1990s, but several factors could join to help increase demand in the future, which is good news for producers, says Alba Collart, Mississippi State University Extension economist. Read more on these factors from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Foodservice remains the biggest customer of Florida mature-greens and, unlike the retail arena, demand in the foodservice segment remains steady, grower-shippers report. Read more on the demand from this Packer article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Faculty members of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have looked into their crystal ball and come up with food trends they see for 2015. Read more details from their list from this Grower article.

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