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Are French bananas more sustainable than others?

31 min 27 sec ago
Eric de Lucy, President of UGPBAN (Union grouping banana producers in Guadeloupe and Martinique) states that “we have the world’s cleanest and most environmentally friendly banana." He says that "they are at -50% in pesticides” between 2008-2013 and socially, when they pay a €15 salary, an Ecuadorian pays.....
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British potato growers visit continent

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Last week, the British Potato Council, in conjunction with the NEPG(North Western European Potato Growers), organized a four-day study trip for British potato growers. The purpose was to compare the procedure and cost price among the 5 NEPG countries visited, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain.....
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Cuba: The potato harvest exceeds 9,500 tons

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Cuba harvested more than 9,500 tons of potatoes by the end of February, said the head of the Food Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jose Luis Roman Quezada, who added that the potato harvest would last until April.According to him, this harvest means the crop is yielding 18.5 tons per hectare.He.....
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Venezuela: The price of potatoes for agribusiness increases by 185%

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The president of the Potato Growers Association (Asopapa) of the state of Carabobo, Aldemaro Ortega, said the price per kilo, for the potato processing companies, had been set at 40 bolivars.Ortega said that the representatives of agribusiness and producers of potatoes in the states of Aragua, Carabobo and.....
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US (ID): Potato grower bill rejected

31 min 27 sec ago
A bill that would have allowed Idaho potato growers who are part of a federally regulated area designed to control pale cyst nematode to obtain a refund of their state assessment has been rejected by a House committee.Boise, Idaho lawmakers have refused to introduce a bill that would have provided some.....
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Canada: Potato tampering investigation ongoing

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The investigation into a food tampering case involving sewing needles inserted into potatoes is still active, reports Prince Edward Island RCMP spokesperson, Sgt. Leanne Butler.The investigation has determined the potatoes have originated from two Prince Edward Island farms, but questions about when and how.....
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Mexico: 11,000 tonnes of avocados per year to become exportable

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About 11,000 tonnes of Michoacan-grown avocados per year will become exportable after the certification of the municipalities of Charapan and Zacapu as free from Heilipus lauri or avocado weevil, Conotrachelus aguacatae or small avocado weevil, and Stenoma catenifer or avocado seed moth. These municipalities.....
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Mango exporters gain access to Middle Eastern markets

31 min 27 sec ago
Mango exporters in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have sealed business deals in the Middle East after participating in one of the world's largest food and hospitality exhibitions, as part of a project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC).The exporters participated in the Gulfood.....
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India: Demand for coconut oil revive hopes among traders

31 min 27 sec ago
Fresh enquiries for bulk exports of coconut oil have revived hopes among traders for the forthcoming harvest season.Thalath Mahmood, Director, Cochin Oil Merchants Association (COMA), said that that there are genuine queries especially from the US, Canada and West Asia in this regard, which is expected to.....
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California Giant launches new electronic newsletter

31 min 27 sec ago
This week California Giant Berry Farms distributed its first issue of the ‘Trade Buzz’ to their buying community. The company has been distributing a consumer based version for years gaining followers and learning how to communicate to gain best results and expand their database of brand loyalists......
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Czech retailers working to speed up logistics

31 min 27 sec ago
Czech retail chains have recently been trying to reduce shipment times for most fruits and vegetables sold at their stores, both from Czech and overseas producers. The main motivations are cost reduction and the preservation of the products' freshness. Some traders have been opting for direct imports from.....
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New weighing line for British potato processor

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Caythorpe Farmers UK is bagging around 300.000 bags of potatoes of various weights for the wholesale and export market each year. They were using traditional electronic weighers where 1 large bucket is us used to make a weight. These weighers are as accurate as the last product(s) put in the bucket. At.....
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AU: Family farms underpin economy

31 min 27 sec ago
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest.During a passionate plea at the first day of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) annual Outlook.....
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Ghana: USAID supports ag investment plan

31 min 27 sec ago
The Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana, in collaboration with other development partners, is supporting the policy agenda of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoFA) to implement the Ministry's Medium-Term Agriculture.....
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US (CA): Farmers face new uncertainty on farm labor

31 min 27 sec ago
As if a possible fourth year of drought and strike-blocked ports were not enough, a dangerous lack of farm workers threatens the health of farming in California in the months ahead.Although some harvesting takes place every month, the late spring and summer months require the most hand harvest labor to pick.....
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S. Africa: Mpumalanga invests in infrastructure

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Mpumalanga has set aside R2.065-billion for its infrastructure development programme for 2015/16. "Our infrastructure development programme continues to prioritise socio-economic infrastructure such as roads, hospitals and schools," Premier David Mabuza said in his the State of the Province Address on 27.....
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German Federal Government wants genetically modified plant ban

31 min 28 sec ago
The German Federal Government is seeking a cultivation ban on genetically modified plants all over Germany, reports the German website Proplanta.de.The conversion method will soon be considered, said a spokesperson of the ministry of agriculture recently in Berlin. He confirmed that according to the minister.....
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Cuba: Important visit of U.S. agricultural entrepreneurs

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A group of nearly 100 U.S. agricultural entrepreneurs arrived in Cuba to probe the market possibilities and send a message advocating for the end of the U.S. embargo against the island."We are here to learn about and better understand the Cuban agricultural industry," said Devry Boughner, president of the.....
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France: €5.2 million financial aid following agricultural disaster

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The French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve and Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll announced the release of over €35 million of State assistance for collectives in areas in the South of France affected by the bad weather in July, September and October 2014, and over €5 million for farmers in this.....
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Ukraine: Battle for cheap bananas in Crimea

31 min 28 sec ago
A video was released on the Internet showing the turmoil caused by cheap promotional bananas at a supermarket in Simferopol, in occupied Crimea.According to TCH reporters, the store announced that it would reduce their usual price of 130 Rouble down to 70-80 Rouble.It is worth noting that, overall, the ban.....
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