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AU: Banana growers refuse to bend on eradication campaign

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Government enforcement teams are closing the net on the last of the growers holding out against the National Banana Freckle Eradication campaign.In less than a week the number of “hazardous” addresses still to be cleared has been reduced from 28 to 12 as government inspectors have destroyed banana plants on.....
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First step towards globally tackling potato blight

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European researchers and companies that are busy dealing with the potato blight Phytophthora infestans, will start working more closely with others throughout the world. The first step towards working together took place during the European network's biennial meeting 'EuroBlight', which was held earlier this.....
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India: Copious amounts of Lady Rosetta potatoes going to Dubai

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The Indian company, Anlay from Ahemdabad, is packing copious amounts of Lady Rosetta potatoes for export to Dubai, reports the company on Twitter. The potatoes are being packed in 25 kg sacks and are then put in a container for shipment.
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US (LA): Sweet potato planting delayed by rain

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This time of year should be the “heart” of sweet potato planting season in Louisiana. But instead, the production schedule is being delayed by unrelenting rain.Normally, about 60-70 percent of the sweet potato fields in south Louisiana would be planted by now and about 20-25 percent of the fields in north.....
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Manitoba growers regain potato acres

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A weaker Canadian dollar has helped growers regain contracts
from Simplot and McCain Foods, which export to the U.S.Potato acres rebounded this spring in Manitoba after several years of decline.
Gary Sawatzky, general manager of the Keystone Potato Producers Association, said numbers are not.....
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Less room for middlemen with imported onions in Dutch market

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European onions are becoming an increasingly major competitor for the imported onions from countries like New Zealand. According to Gerard Hoekman of Mulder Onions, the trade in imported onions has changed in recent years. “From New Zealand, more and more produce goes directly to the supermarkets. In my.....
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Egypt: New onion drying facility to be set up in Sohag

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The Egyptian Minister of Agriculture, Dr Salah Al Hilal, announced in a press statement that a new onion drying plant is to be set up in Sohag to replace the one closed in January 2009 after a period of 49 years.The Minister of Agriculture said that the State seeks to promote the agricultural sector with the.....
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Potatoes South Australia names young industry leader

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Young farmer Gavin Hibberd from Virginia on the Northern Adelaide Plains has been named the 2015 Potatoes South Australia Rabobank Industry Award winner.Awarded for his passion and commitment to the potato industry, Mr Hibberd, 32, will receive a scholarship to attend Rabobank’s prestigious Farm Managers.....
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Canada: Quality contributes to popularity of tropicals

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Though Canada doesn't have any domestic tropical fruit production, the popularity of tropical imports has increased in recent years. More exposure to tropicals and improved quality of fruit has contributed to that growth in popularity.“Mainstream consumers are becoming more exposed to tropical fruit through.....
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Peru: Avocado production to double

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Heavy rains put a damper on avocado production this year. However, in four years Peru will be producing double the amount of 2014’s output.The President of the Association of Producers of Hass Avocados of Peru, James Bosworth expects that with the maturation of avocado crops to culminate in about four years,.....
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“Choice for ZON should be more than financial transaction”

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Since December 1, 2014, Michiel F. van Ginkel has started working as general manager at the Dutch auction ZON, after a career at successively Procter & Gamble, The Greenery, H.J. Heinz and HAK. One of the targets he set for himself, is to give the company a bit more love for the team. “This cooperative.....
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Sun Belle Inc. hires senior West Coast and Midwest sales stars

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International berry and specialty marketer and distributor Sun Belle Inc. (http://www.sun-belle.com), has added Jan McDaniels (jmcdaniels@sun-belle.com) and Bob Hylka (bhylka@sun-belle.com) to its growing produce sales and marketing team.Jan McDaniels is in Los Angeles overseeing Sun Belle’s distribution.....
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Hugh Branch rebrands with new name and logo

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The company formerly known as Hugh H. Branch, Inc. announces a new trade-facing name, Branch: A Family of Farms and its shortened version, Branch. The South Bay, Fla. based company makes this change in an effort to be more encompassing of its long-withstanding network of famers and tell their rich history......
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Fresh Express: new service provider for air freight perishables

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In May 2015 Tom Gemels and Jonathan Bouchat started a new agency at the airport in Liege, Belgium named 'Fresh Express'. Both men come from the world of air- perishables, and together they decided to start a new company that would specialize in fruit and vegetable air cargo, exporting mainly from Africa......
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Grupo Riberebro charged in mushroom cartel participation

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EU antitrust regulators charged Spanish canned vegetables producer Grupo Riberebro Integral on Thursday with taking part in a canned mushrooms cartel, a year after slapping a 32.2-million-euro ($35.22 million) fine on two other firms for the same offence.The European Commission said it had sent a charge.....
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Chiquita ripening plans hit new snag

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Chiquita’s plans to move its banana ripening facility from Gulfport, Mississippi to the Port of New Orleans appear to have hit another bump with the company’s new ownership, port president and CEO Gary LaGrange said today.Chiquita’s plans to move its ripening facilities from Gulfport to New Orleans have hit.....
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New president, CEO for AgriNurture

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Controversial businessman Antonio Tiu has taken over as president and chief executive officer of AgriNurture, Inc., his listed fruit and vegetable company.The corporate move was due to the resignation of AgriNurture’s two key officials and 3 directors. Tiu, the company’s chairman, would be assuming the post.....
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110 kg cocaine seized in port of Istanbul

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Customs in the Istanbul Ambarli port has seized 110 kilograms of cocaine with a market value of almost twelve million Euros. The news agency DHA reported on Monday that the ship came from Ecuador and was registered under the flag of Singapore. The drugs were hidden in refrigerated containers with.....
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Study: 'Trick' to get children to eat fruit and veg

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A new study from Cornell University found that children are more likely to eat salads and vegetables for lunch when they grow their own produce. In fact, the percentage of students who ate salad for lunch went from 2 to 10 percent when the salad included veggies that the child grew themselves. Those students.....
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Good year for Armenian crops

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Crops in Armenia are expected to be rich this year, Armenian Deputy Agriculture Minister Samvel Galstyan said on Friday without mentioning particular figures. He told journalists that unlike 2014, this year was marked by very favorable for agriculture, and therefore rich harvest is expected in the country.....
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