BREAKING NEWS: Special Edition for Almond Conference

The Clipper will produce a special edition for the Almond Conference, the most important almond industry meeting of the year. We only have 12 advertisement spaces available. You can book here, deadline is coming friday The Almond Conference, now in its 45th year, reached several notable milestones in 2016 including surpassing 3,500 registrants and 260 exhibitors. As the largest event for almond industry...

The Walnut King of Northern California has his eyes on Vietnam for Cashew Nuts

Sunrise Orchards is excited about the prospect of doing business in Vietnam’s cashew nut industry after a visit to southern Tay Ninh province earlier this year. His corporation, Sunrise Orchards, signed a cooperative memorandum of understanding with provincial authorities in January.  He recognized that the best investment opportunity was in tropical fruit such as papaya, coconut, mango and guava, but the...

A new era for quality control is coming to the almond industry

Is this machine the end of quality control issues? Almond growers, processors and exporters get paid based on their product quality. Until now product quality is determined by the hands and eyes of quality inspectors - at different stages in the supply chain with different people, different views and different results. California-based Qcify is working to take out the human...

Bühler Aeroglide Dryer Tweets Demonstrate Food Safety and Productivity Benefits

Live Tweets from an in-process dryer illustrate how unprecedented process control and transparency can save energy, reduce waste, and ensure safe food Cary, (NC) December 1 – The Bühler Group plans to hold a second live tweet event this Tuesday, December 5, to coincide with the 2017 Almond Conference in Sacramento, California. It will demonstrate how IoT can ensure continuous...

Vietnam promises export of safe nut products

Michael Waring, vice chairman of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC), said: “The global nut industry has increased in both production and consumption tremendously in the past 10 years. “The cashew industry has a very significant role in the international nut trade.” Demand is expected to continue increasing because consumers are increasingly aware of the nut’s health benefits,...

Germany-based chocolate maker plans for hazelnut cultivation

Alfred Ritter is looking at plans to cultivate its own hazelnuts, the second-largest commodity for the Germany-based chocolate maker. The privately-owned business has its own cocoa plantation in Nicaragua which it says brings more stability and transparency to the supply of its number one raw material. Moreover, one country, Turkey, dominates the global output of hazelnuts, with its share of production estimated at...

Almonds in Kashmir: A better future?

Kashmir has been bestowed by nature in many ways. Be it our scenic beauty of mountains, meadows, water bodies, grasslands, glaciers to our distinct climatic conditions. Being a temperate region and having very unique climatic conditions from rest of the country, we are having an edge to excel in the cultivation of temperate fruits and other important crops not...

Ghana will put a tax on cashew exports

Government has announced plans to introduce an export levy on raw cashew nuts (RCN), aimed at promoting domestic processing of the commodity by discouraging excessive exports, Gifty Klenam, CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), has announced. The cashew market in the country is saturated by exporters, predominantly foreigners who have pushed processors out of business with unhealthy competition. Of...

Spanish almonds must be standardized to be competitive

Aragon and some high altitude areas of Granada and Almeria are experiencing the death throes of the 2017 almond harvest, in which the price at origin, as already happened in 2016, has fallen when compared to the previous campaign, and even below import prices. Will the levels of the Spanish almond's price at origin ever be as good as they...

How to use video for marketing and communication in fresh produce

Video is by far the most important communication tool of our times. Today more than 80% of global data traffic consist of video and the trend is still heading upwards. Rob Toledo, a user engagement and bounce rate specialist at Shutterstock, says: No longer just an interesting add-on, video has become an important feature for anyone concerned with SEO, conversion rates,...
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