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Philippines to import more US potatoes

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
The United States sees Philippine imports of its fresh potatoes increasing by 47.6% this year at around 15,000 metric tons.In its report titled “Philippine Market Opens to US Potatoes -- Trade Doubles,” the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said that Philippine.....
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Potato harvest near completion in Idaho

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Idaho's potato harvest is 95% complete according to the NASS report for the week ending Oct 19.In Washington, apple harvest was nearly complete, but heavy rains in the west slowed other field work. Reports in the southeast region reported that weather conditions are still very dry and are in need of moisture.....
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India: State urged to provide MSP amidst onion price crash

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
With onion farmers in the State in distress following the crash in prices, the Agriculture Price Commission has recommended that the State government immediately take up market intervention by providing minimum support price (MSP).“The commission held a meeting to take stock of the onion situation [owing to.....
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Agata potatoes are the only ones doing well on the European market

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
"The situation is quite difficult, as the whole sector is affected by the Russian ban because the country absorbed significant volumes of table potatoes. Prices dropped as much as €50-60 per ton. It would have been better if we had little produce available, but volumes are bigger than 2013," explained a.....
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NZ: Compac secures multi-million dollar contract

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
NZ produce sorting specialist Compac Sorting Equipment has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply the new pack line solution for Limoneira Company, one of the largest growers of lemons and avocados in the United States. Limoneira’s challenge was to implement a pack line that was expandable, flexible.....
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US: Limoneira hosts sustainability exchange

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
On October 15th and 16th, growers and distributors of Ventura County invited fresh produce industry members into their backyards for the Ventura County Sustainability Exchange. This unique collaborative event brought together top growers from throughout the region to put Ventura County on the map and showed.....
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New Roastables lineup

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Roasting has special appeal for Millennial shoppers, who are 30% more likely to prepare potatoes by roasting than the average U.S. consumer (U.S. Potato Board Attitudes & Usage Study 2014). So what other trend could make roasted potatoes even more appealing to this key shopper demographic? "The new Side.....
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McDonald’s revenue drops 30% in Q3

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
McDonald's Corp reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit due to a food scandal in China and tough competition in the United States, and the world's largest restaurant chain said these factors were expected to hurt current-quarter results.The company's shares fell 2 percent in premarket trading after it.....
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Chiquita's departure means less work hours at port

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
The last Chiquita vessel sailed away two days ago. The company has been with the Port of Gulfport since the 1970s and has provided many jobs, but now that it's gone what happens to the longshoremen at the port? We caught up with The Mississippi Port of Gulfport Executive Director Jonathan Daniels to find.....
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China remains top consumer of Vietnam's vegetable, fruit

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
China remained the largest market for Vietnamese vegetables and fruits in the first nine months of 2014, according to the latest report by Vietnam Customs.Local Bao Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade News), an online newspaper under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said on Tuesday that during the period,.....
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Bulgaria: Record price of fruit and vegetables

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Significant leap in prices of fruit and vegetables is marked in the wholesale markets of Bulgaria. Markets are flooded with imported products from Poland and Macedonia, but the reason for the increased price, according to Novinite, is heavy rains. This year yields of Bulgarian fruit and vegetables are.....
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Azerbaijan reduces import of fruit and vegetables

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
For the period from January to August 2014, Azerbaijan has increased the export of vegetables and fruit by 34% compared to the same period of 2013 (168 million 262 thousand dollars Vs. 125 million 328.5 thousand dollars) - reported on the official website of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan. As of 1.....
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Spain: Fruit and vegetable exports to non-European countries up 52% in August

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to non-European countries in August this year increased by 52% compared to August 2013, totalling 43,123 tonnes, according to the latest data of the Directorate General of Customs of the Ministry of Economy's Tax Agency. In value terms, exports to these countries amounted.....
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Peru: Fruit and vegetable exports could increase by up to 25% this year

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, president of the consulting firm Inform@ction, said that this year's Peruvian horticultural exports could be between 20% and 25% higher than what they were in 2013, when they amounted to $1,500 million dollars.This growth, he stated, would be due to the positioning of products,.....
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Egypt supports creation of FTA with Eurasian Customs Union

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
The ambassador of Belarus in Cairo, Sergei Rachkov, confirmed Egypt's support for the establishment of a Free Trade Zone with the countries of the Eurasian Customs Union, which includes Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, during a visit by Industry Minister Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour to Mnesc on 17 and 18.....
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AU: Pesticide ban a ‘national disgrace’

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Perth Hills fruit growers have called a ban on fruit fly pesticide fenthion a national disgrace.The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) banned the use of fenthion on fruit last week over concerns it posed environmental and public heath risks. It granted a 12-month phase-out.....
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Poland wants stronger ties with Spanish horticultural sector

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
For the second consecutive year, Poland had its own stand at Fruit Attraction with a delegation of 21 horticultural companies (7 ​​last year); a testament to the fact that Poland wants stronger ties with the Spanish market. The Ambassador for the Republic of Poland, Tomasz Arabski, inaugurated.....
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Crops under threat as new EU regulations are brought in

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report has claimed.The report commissioned by three farming bodies said the EU was on course to "ban" use of 40 chemicals by 2020 to reduce environmental damage. It said this could.....
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Renzo Piraccini new president of Cesena Fiera

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Renzo Piraccini newly elected President by the Board of Directors of "Cesena Fiera", replaces Domenico Scarpellini who resigned. Renzo Piraccini is well known by professionals. General Director of "Gruppo Apofruit" for 20 years, he still holds the position of President of "Almaverde Bio" and the position of.....
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Argentina: Apricot and plum production declined because of a poor flowering

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:29
Due to various climatic factors, the fruit sector in the province of San Juan hasn't had good harvests, its yields have not been what was expected, and the sector's boom at the start of the third millennium, for which there were high expectations in the province, hasn't happened.Agronomist Adrian Sanchez,.....
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