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Sector | Market information

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Why Hong Kong flower market florists are worried about a redevelopment plan

Kenya: Floriculture farmers seek market support

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US (VA): Farm product sales soar as number of farms fall

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US (UT): Utah Flower Market cultivates cooperative local business

UK: NFU secures greater support from Farming Recovery Fund

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Research may show iwi how to commercialise native plant products using tikanga Māori

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Economic Survey: How sector blossomed to give limping economy needed push

Ukraine scraps special duty on rose imports

UK: Garden Centre sales poised for recovery as Chelsea Flower Show inspires and weather improves

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CAN: Senate committee report calls for changes to migrant labor system

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Greenhouse trends and tech in Mexico

US: AmericanHort attends roundtable on H-2A rule Farmworker Protection final rule

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National Retail Report - specialty crops

Graduation and Memorial Day celebrations the main fresh produce promotions seen in U.S. stores

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Wellbeing Survey for UK Horticulture Industry launches

Water dispute escalates between the US and Mexico, impacting Texas

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US: NASS Floriculture survey highlights

Post-brexit trade border controls to cost UK $6 billion

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China: Growing gardening economy revitalizes rural tourism

China: Innovative business models contribute to flower market boom in Kunming

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US (OH): State recorded $233M in flower sales in 2023

National Audit Office report on ‘The UK border: Implementing an effective trade border’ - HTA comment

Seasonal workers from Kenya needed in the UK

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UK: HTA sets out new border challenges to Minister following two-week review

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UK: Border Target Operating Model: increase of plants and plant products that can move into GB freely

The industry reflects on Mother's Day

NL: "High prices for just about everything that goes in a vase"

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HTA response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on a Horticulture Resilience and Growth Offer

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The South American country supplying Mother's Day flowers

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UK: Government unveils major package of farming and food sector support

USDA
2022 Census of Agriculture:

U.S. flower farms blossom amid growing traditional outdoor cultivation

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Mother's Day surge drives flower industry boom in south China

NL: Mother's Day leads to a busy week

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Evaluation of the most popular annual flowers sold indicates low rates by pollinators and large variation among cultivars

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Floods in producing regions make Mother's Day flowers more expensive

UK: Shropshire Independent Review into Labour Shortages (Seasonal Workers) – HTA statement

Joost Bongaerts, CEO of Florabundance, talks with Farbod, CEO of BloomNation

US: "Flowers are having a 'big comeback' this Mother's Day"

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Probe on Imports of Cypermethrin from India

US (WA): Flower shop gears up for busy Mother’s Day season

CAN (SK): USask agriculture research receives $25M boost

Carnation that has lost its ‘time’ – Kyunghyang Shinmun

Joost Bongaerts, Florabundance

“There is a prevailing expectation that this year’s Mother’s Day floral sales may exceed those of 2023”

Nigeria's agricultural sector faces challenges due to increased production costs

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US (ME): Greenhouses and nurseries report slow start to growing season

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UK flower industry thrown into chaos by new Brexit border checks

New UK trade checks will escalate import costs

UK: Chief executive of FPC voices sector concerns over UK border checks

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India: Flower vendors struggle amid heatwave in Bengaluru

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US (GA): Gov. Kemp signs legislation to support growers

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Sector study on horticulture in Portugal

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Dutch exporters worried about new post-Brexit checks at UK border

An exclusive interview with Clement Tulezi, CEO, Kenya Flower Council

“UK suspends 8% duty on flowers from East Africa from April 2024 to June 2026”

UK: HTA welcomes local MP David Johnston to Horticulture House

Ukraine will review special duty on rose imports

European Parliament approves a revision of the EU’s common agricultural policy

FPC Chief Executive

Nigel Jenney decries “extortionate costs” of border checks from April 30th

Green Power Forward: "Together, we'll fix it!"

FPC Chief on UK border strategy

“We have become the laughing stock of Europe"

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Taiwan: Orchid famers are aging fast, struggle to pass on the torch

US (PA): PA horti society shares forecast of top gardening trends

UK: House of Lords debates Horticultural Sector Committee Report

Spain: Increased rose sales and gradual change during Sant Jordi festival

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Ecuador: $1B flower industry aids rural populations

Panama Canal Authority to increase daily transits to 32

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Malaysia targets high-end Dubai market with 'blooming' business

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New study explores sustainable floral design practices

Australian farmers urged to consider their data security

Martijn van den Eijkel, Heijer Blomstergrossisten, flower exporter to Finland and Sweden:

"It's a fantastic but uncertain job"

EU/GB border controls update:

Tightening of the rules in the Border Target Operating Model on April 30

Post-Brexit border controls delayed again in the UK

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Dutch flower growers urged to stop using pesticides

Royal FloraHolland, Auctioneer Paul Freriks

NL: Spring, the season of ranunculus

First quarter of 2024 sees strong growth in flower and plant export

UK: Once again, rain dominates the market, but key gifting dates helped boost spring sales

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US: CEA Alliance applauds introduction of bipartisan Senate bill to scale supply chain loan guarantee program at USDA

US: English Gardens maximizes mandevilla

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US: Dept. of Labor awards $4.7 grant to improve international labor standards compliance in Ecuador's cut flower sector

UK government introduces 0% tariffs on cut flowers

MPS supports new direction of Royal FloraHolland: on the path to 100% certified ornamental horticulture

Benholm Group's green revolution hits London's Top events

Iker Larreategui Zaldua of Ulma Agrícola on implementing irrigation systems in Mexico:

“Technological development and innovation have been transforming Mexican flower cultivation”

Steve Dionne, CalFlowers:

“Among California flower farms there is a strong spirit of innovation to solve the competitive imbalance that exists”

Area figures 2023 from Statistics Netherlands (CBS):

Has the contraction of Dutch greenhouse horticulture begun?

NL: "The organic flower bulb market is growing faster than the supply"

The Netherlands pioneers sustainable horticulture in Kazakhstan

The sector seeks to further enhance its resilience:

Ecuadorian floriculture experiences growth amid international challenges

Bill Prescott on the run-up to Mother’s Day:

"Tulip pre-books have been strong, high prices on the Dutch market are helping drive California-grown tulips"

NL: "Flower trade faces a few tough weeks"

Kenya: Ornamental flower production can be a game changer for growers

ICA and Ceniflores promote innovation in Colombian floriculture

Tom Stenzel, CEA Alliance, on the next farm bill:

Opinion: The winter and summer promise of indoor farming

Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium:

"UK government's new import charges set to cripple fresh produce & flower industry"

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India: Kashmir records growth of commercial floriculture start-ups

Bulgaria and Romania join the Schengen area

New trend of growing bulbs in containers

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Hungary: Growers expect strong demand for ornamentals

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UK: HTA response to the Common User Charge announcement

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NL: Pleasing gerbera sales thanks to early Easter and 'good flower weather'

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India: Kashmir’s commercial floriculture sector sees growth

Annual report 2023 published:

Royal FloraHolland hit with €17M loss

Floriculture joins hands towards 100% sustainability certification

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Farm Financing: Works remain much more than the pouring of funds

Dutch investment in Ethiopia surpasses one billion USD:

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CAN (SK): Cut flower industry starting to blossom

"The federal carbon price increase will impose nearly $24M in additional carbon costs on the greenhouse sector"

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Ontario Greenhouse Grower Association speak up against increased wastewater charges

CAN (ON): "$179,000 per acre for any new greenhouse development in the Chatham-Kent"

Mark Weitjens, AgroCheck:

"If you see how much money disappears in this industry, it's truly bizarre"

Water scarcity impacts growers in southern Western Australia

EU Horticulture General Assembly reflects on challenges and prospects for agriculture across Europe

Samskip continues network expansion with new Spain-United Kingdom-Rotterdam Service launch

Coalition, Greens and independents unite to back Australian farmers

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Kenya poised to triple horticultural exports with Dutch MoU on cool-logistics corridor

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US: Floral pros ask congress for key measures to aid industry

Brazil strikes flower, plants export deal with Zimbabwe

UK: HTA members echo the call for urgent clarity ahead of cliff-edge border changes

How women are setting new milestones in Kenya's floriculture sector

Rio Roses:

"Marketing strategies for amazing Easter sales"

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US (ND): Despite snow storm, plant nurseries keep prepping up

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Ecuador's flower industry blooms amidst challenges

Temkin PPC

"The right flower wrapping paper could increase your sales"

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As its workers stream to the U.S., Mexico runs short of farmhands

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US: Garden centers hoping to grow after pandemic

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Pakistan: Unraveling water balance maintenance in diverse flower species

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Why do people give each other yellow flowers on March 21 in Mexico?

Shanghai (Songjiang) Yangtze Delta Floral Innovation Park:

"The aim is to build the largest flower center in Shanghai, not just a simple flower wholesale market”

Italian flower growers looking for new crops and export markets

House of Representatives wants tax increase:

NL: Large-scale water consumers pay hardly any tax

NIRP International and Timaflor cheers to Barolo

UK: Wet February sees modest market growth, but a challenging Spring is expected