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US: Onion prices finally showing improvement

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“It has been a tough onion season from a grower’s perspective”, says John Wong with Champion Produce. “We have been dealing with worldwide oversupply and prices have been extremely low as a result.” During the past two to three weeks, weather disruptions in Mexico and Southern Texas caused some relief......
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Vidalia onions: official shipping date announced

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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has announced April 27 as the official shipping date for the 2015 Vidalia onion marketing season, following the recommendation of the Vidalia Onion Advisory Panel.The 16-grower panel made the recommendation during a meeting held at the Vidalia Onion and.....
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India: APMC seeks onion price cut

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The Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) has written a letter to Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, urging him to reduce the minimum export price (MEP) of onions to boost export and thereby stabilise prices in the domestic market."The central government had increased the MEP to.....
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Spain: "We are very optimistic ahead of the new potato campaign"

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The Spanish new potato season will start a little later this year due to the impact of the weather, although the sector is looking forward to the campaign and is optimistic after finding out that there will be a reduction of around 20% in the potato acreage.In Andalusia and Cartagena, areas devoted to the.....
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Pakistan: Rapid increase in exports

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Kinnow exports have showed a rapid increase during the current season as about 250,000 tons of kinnow (mandarin) exported so far from the country.The export of other fruits and vegetables, such as potatoes, also witnessed significant increase as about 59,000 metric tons of potatoes exported during current.....
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De Groot now 100% owner of Borgers Groep

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De Groot Fresh Group BV in Hedel has recently taken over Borgers Holding's minority stake in Borgers Groep BV. This means it acquires 100% interest in Borgers Groep BV. No further comments are made about the contents of the transaction.
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Windset Farms continues partnership with CityReach Care Society

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Windset Farms is excited to announce that they will be continuing their partnership with CityReach Care Society, an organization that works to develop and assist low income families in the city of Vancouver. Since Windset’s first donation in 2010, they have donated over 30,000 kilograms of fresh, nutritious.....
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UK: Produce Investments hurt by supermarket price war

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Produce Investments PLC Thursday reported a massive drop in profit in the first half of its financial year on a decline in revenue that it blamed on a combination of challenging market conditions and supply outstripping demandBut the fresh potato and daffodil producer raised its interim dividend, saying that.....
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Exsa Europe and ETK warn against fraudster

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Exsa Europe was approached by someone posing as a purchaser for ETK in Estonia yesterday, under the name Marek Jarlak. "This man even stole the photo from the website for use on his Skype address. After a check of the phone number he gave, it turned out this man had provided false contact details. The real.....
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Growers hope for ‘traction’ from Voice of Horticulture

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A new advocacy organization representing more than 30,000 horticultural growers, close to 62,000 employees and an industry that reached exports estimated at $1.8 billion has also made its debut. Voice of Horticulture is chaired by Tania Chapman, who is also Chairwoman for Citrus Australia.At the launch of.....
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Pineapple from Ecuador better than bell pepper from Westland?

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Which has a bigger impact on the environment? A pineapple from Ecuador or a bell pepper from Dutch greenhouses? According to the fruit and veg calendar from information organization Milieu Centraal, environmentally conscious consumers should choose the pineapple over the bell pepper. Year after year, Dutch.....
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UAE: Prices will not increase during Ramadan

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The prices of fruits and vegetables will not increase during the coming holy month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Economy said on Wednesday.An agreement to this effect has been signed between suppliers and vegetable traders in Dubai, who agreed to not hike the vegetable and fruit prices during Ramadan.The move.....
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US (NC): Strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes delayed this year

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Strawberries and greenhouse tomatoes should be nearly ready for picking this year, but a harsh winter and chilly Spring temperatures are delaying this year's season by at least 10 days.Rudd Farm in Greensboro said picking season likely will start the last weekend in April or the first weekend in May this.....
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Mexico: Puebla producers escape impact of worst storm in 40 years

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"The weather has been truly unusual and cold for this time of the year. There was snow in places where people had never seen it," said Carlos Zarain, of Exquisita, a Mexican company based in Puebla devoted to the cultivation of Persian limes and peppers, among other products.Most agricultural products in.....
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Sweden: Food and agricultural exports up 9% in 2014

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Sweden is a net importer of agricultural products; its trade deficit, which in 2014 reached 50 billion crowns (5.3 billion Euro) has steadily grown over the past ten years, except for 2010. The deficit is due in part to the many products the country consumes which are not produced in Sweden.In 2014, Sweden's.....
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Dubai imports 11,000 tonnes of produce per day

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Dubai currently imports about 11 thousand tonnes of fruits and vegetables per day, of which 30% to 40% are re-exported to many of the neighbouring countries in the region, as confirmed at a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy with the leading suppliers of the Al Aweer market in Dubai.The suppliers.....
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Canada: Top destination for US Ag exports

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In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion.Canada accounted for 25.6 per cent of total US consumer-oriented agricultural exports. Some of the top export categories include: fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, meat,.....
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US bill proposed for GMO free products

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Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.The idea is part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The certification would be.....
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Vietnam: "Underdeveloped chain management demands Dutch expertise"

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In regards to horticulture production in the ASEAN, Vietnam can be seen as one of the countries with the most potential for greenhouse development. But the sector still has many hurdles, and Vietnam demands the Dutch knowledge, especially about cooperations and chain management. That was expressed by Mr......
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