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Italy: Stable mushroom prices favour consumption

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"This year, production and demand is good," explains Paolo Rinaldi, co-owner of Modena Funghi snc. The company works with mushrooms throughout the year and 80% of the produce is sold to retailers.The price issue is a little more complex, as they depend on the variety: producer prices of white button.....
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Italy: Good news for cabbage

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Green cabbage is the most popular variety at the Lusia fresh produce market (Rovigo). There are both early and late varieties.The product adapts really well to the soil of the area as well as the weather and does not need particular attention. This is why it is cultivated throughout the year, although the.....
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Italy: Fennel prices are recovering

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Fennel quotations are recovering on the Cesena market: the local produce is almost finished and so there is room for that from Southern Italy. Lower supplies and temperatures that favour demand are pushing sales.The winter fennel season in the South started in early October and will continue until.....
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Paraguay stops granting licenses for the import of onions

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In order to protect the domestic production, Paraguay has decided to stop granting licenses for the import of onions from neighbouring countries. Nelson Valiente, National Director of Customs, highlighted this weekend's achievement with the seizure of 43,000 kilos of that product in different parts of the.....
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UK: Concerns that retailers are selling ‘last season’ potatoes in value packs

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There is concern among Northern Ireland farmers that certain packers are using last season’s potatoes, which are appearing in value packs on the supermarket shelves.Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) Potato Committee Chairman Adrian Jamison says this is not only affecting producers but it is misleading the consumer.....
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GB seed potato exports resurge into Caribbean market

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A recent visit to Scotland by Cuban agricultural officials has led to a revised agreement for the importation of GB seed potatoes. Supported by the unique partnership between Potato Council and Scottish Government to boost export opportunities, senior officials from Cuba’s Agricultural Ministry and Plant.....
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Ukraine: Potato prices almost halved compared to last year

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Potato prices in Ukraine have halved compared to last year, reported the CEO of the Ukrainian Agri-business Club (ASTP) Volodymyr Lapa. If we take into account that the Grivna has depreciated over the past year by 60%, the price reduction is substantial, by 2.3 - 2.5 times.The price at retailers is of just.....
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Thailand: Potato farmers protest after company cancels agreement to buy crops

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Around 200 potato farmers protested outside Chiang Mai Provincial Hall yesterday, after a company that had agreed to buy their crops cancelled without giving them advance notice.The farmers, from Sansai's Mae faek sub-district, said they would lose more than 100 million baht in total if the company refuses.....
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Hope for end of export ban as EU team finds better checks

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Sources said the EU team found that Apeda-approved pack-houses located across Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kochi and other cities were appropriately equipped for export of agricultural goods and dedicated teams of inspectors were there to improve the quality of checksA check by a technical team from the.....
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Chile: First Psa-infected orchard detected in Sixth Region

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The first official Psa infection has been detected in Chile's Sixth Region, which should lead kiwifruit growers in the area to strengthen their protection measures in the most active orchards and change the region's status from "free" to "affected by Psa".Carlos Cruzat, president of the Kiwi Committee, said:.....
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Low avocado prices affect Camposol Q3 sales

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Camposol Holding Ltd reported sales of USD 61.3 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 2.0% from Q313 mainly due to lower prices of avocados.For the period ended on September 2014, EBITDA was USD 27.8 million, 5.9% higher than previous year explained by an increase of 30.8% in volumes, mainly of.....
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Domex Superfresh Growers® Launches Social Sweepstakes

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Domex Superfresh Growers®, a global leader in the growing and shipping of fresh apples, pears, cherries and apricots, continues to provide retailers with innovative tools to connect with consumers with the launch of a new social media and in-store promotion called “Share Your Perfect Pear” sweepstakes.Domex.....
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Arkas Logistics initiates new route between Turkish, Israeli, Russian Ports

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Turkish logistics company Arkas has launched a new service between ports located in Turkey, Israel and Russia. The Reefer Express service (REX) will provide services between the Turkish ports of Mersin and Limash, the Israeli ports of Haifa and Ashdod and the Russian port of Novorossiysk.The main goal of the.....
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Costa Rica Port strikes continue

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The port strikes in Costa Rica continue and are supported other unions, such as Patria justa, which was removed from the table of social dialogue with the Government in support of the strikers adds.The stigmatization of the movement by the authorities and some media, undermines a just cause and presenting it.....
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Almeria accounts for more than 40% of Spain's horticultural exports

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Between September 2013 and August 2014, Almeria's horticultural companies exported 2.3 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables, 7.3% more than last season. The sector's revenue totalled 2,000 million Euro.Fresh vegetable exports, which reached 1.9 million tonnes, increased by 8.2%. This volume represents.....
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Mexico: Producers demand import tariff for U.S. apples

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The Secretariat of Rural Development is awaiting the results of the lawsuit issued earlier this year by producers, and backed by state authorities, regarding the irregular entry of apples.The head of the Secretariat stressed that if ruled in favour of Chihuahua's apple growers, a specific import tariff would.....
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Spain: "Another 6.3 million Euro for tomato producers in Extremadura"

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The President of the Government of Extremadura, José Antonio Monagas, stressed that an additional 6.3 million Euro will reach tomato growers in the Region of Extremadura.During a visit to the Nestlé factory in Miajadas, Cáceres, for the 50th anniversary of the Solís brand, Monago stressed that tomatoes are a.....
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Israel to help California combat drought following losses of $2.2 billion

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The Israelis know a thing or two when it comes to managing dry arid lands, and making them flourish, even when the rains don’t fall “in their time.”So when it came to getting some help for the poor farmers of California, who have suffered massive financial losses as a result of the dry weather, California.....
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India to start importing Moldovan vegetables

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Ion Sula, Director General of Moldova's National Agency for Food Safety, met with Kishor S. Jaia, chief executive of Baboobhai Patel & Co. Mumbai, India, a company operating in the former Soviet space since the 50's of the 20th century in various economic areas (production, trade, export-import).Jaia.....
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Apple business booms after floods in Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a record sale of apples this season with the recent floods acting as a boon for the business in the state.Mohammad Amin, an apple trader, said that the sale of apples this year has increased in comparison to the previous years."This year, the apple production has been good and.....
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