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Spain: 10-15% less garlic acreage could slow price drops

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The reduction of around 10 to 15% in Spain's garlic acreage in 2014 and the prospects for a good campaign could result in the end of the disastrous price trends of recent years. This has been one of the conclusions of the meeting of the Joint Spanish-French-Italian Garlic Committee, which was held in.....
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Bulgarian tomatoes could disappear from market

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“There is a risk for the Bulgarian greenhouse tomato to disappear from the market,” said Krasimir Kichukov, chairperson of the management board of the Bulgarian Association of Greenhouse Growers, speaking in an interview with FOCUS News Agency.“There is a need to pay higher attention to the sector and.....
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India: Veg prices expected to rise soon

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The glut in in the vegetables market in Belgaum, after they were harvested prematurely, due to unseasonal rains, led to the plummeting of prices which is expected to remain there till April-end. The prices have touched a low for the last couple of weeks as farmers prefer to send the crop to the market rather.....
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Switzerland: Large spinach acreage

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The second largest area for growing vegetables in Switzerland is used for spinach. However, spinach is not only a mayor player in the field, it performs every well at the table too.The spinach eaten in Switzerland is probably a cross between two wild species from Southwest Asia. Spinach was first cultivated.....
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Banana export returning in Somalia

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Banana exporters in war-torn Somalia are very happy. After more than two decades of civil war, bananas are making a comeback, CCTV Africa reported.Fighting in the horn of Africa nation has subsided in recent years, mainly due to intervention by African Union forces helped by local federal government forces.....
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Philippines: Banana production rises 2.8%

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Banana production increased by 2.8% in 2014 to 8.88 million metric tons (MT), according to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics’ (BAS) Major Crops Bulletin, but this year’s output could suffer a setback as the prevailing mild El Niño has started to affect harvest.The BAS report said the banana industry’s.....
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Italy: Galatina New Potatoes become a PDO product

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Galatina new potatoes (Solanum tuberosum, Sieglinde variety) were awarded the PSO mark on April 21st, 2015.The production area corresponds to that identified as the "Salento and Ionic area" and includes the following municipalities:Acquarica del Capo, Alliste, Casarano, Castrignano del Capo, Galatina,.....
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New Chipperbec™ premium non GMO California chipping potatoes

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New Chipperbec™ potatoes now availableAllied Potato Inc., a premier grower and distributor of chipping potatoes in conjunction with Frost Potato Co-Op are proud to announce their new Chipperbec™ branded chipping potatoes for foodservice operators and processors across the country. “The 2015 fresh potato.....
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Co-funding from EU approved for €4.3m potato campaign

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The EU Commission has approved 50% EU co-funding for ‘Potato Potential’, a €4.3m programme to promote potatoes on the Irish and UK markets.Speaking about the Commission’s decision, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney welcomed the EU recognition and financial support for an industry programme to raise.....
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New potato supply remains manageable

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A recent analysis concludes that the available and expected quantities of potatoes are smaller than the previous year. Less important suppliers, such as Morocco and Tunisia, are hardly or not all on the market. From Egypt come fewer potatoes than planned and Israel only recently began with shipping the.....
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Late start for P.E.I. potatoes

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Cascumpec seed potato grower Jason Rayner is biding his time before moving equipment outdoors to start grading seed stock for customers.“It is still too muddy and still really too cold, and the snow is going to really control the temperature, too,” Rayner commented. “In P.E.I., unfortunately, spring is.....
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Agroscope may test GM potato

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The Federal Office for the Environment allows Agroscope to conduct a field trial with genetically modified potatoes. A number of security measures must be taken.Potato against late blightAgroscope wants to test a potato with improved resistance against late blight. Scientists at Wageningen University.....
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AU potatoes for Malaysian and Thailand supply chains

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The recently released outcomes from an in-market Supply Chain Analysis of Malaysia and Thailand demonstrate the potential for the development of a collaborative export marketing model for the South Australian potato industry. The state is the nation’s largest producer, with farm gate production worth more.....
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DEleteIndia: Mango arrivals yet to pick up

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Poor arrivals of mango this season has caused a setback in the sales of the fruit and dealers have lost their hopes of prospects of any improvement in the yield.The main problem, according to mango cultivators, is the off-season rain which had affected the growth of the crop.“The showers during the flowering.....
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Ecuadorian tropical produce shipper continues to see growth

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Having been in business for over 15 years, REFIN S.A is presently one of the leading tropical produce shipping companies in Ecuador, mainly dealing with mangos, plantains, malanga, limes, ginger, among other products.Mangos and Plantains are certainly our stronger items claims Mr. Bernardo Malo, CEO of Refin.....
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India: Mango dealers trained to use ethylene

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The rampant use of carbide stones for artificial ripening of mangoes has prompted the Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration in Trichy to embark on a move to train wholesale dealers to use the harmless 'ethylene' to ripen the fruit.Being a climacteric fruit, mango can ripen naturally. But the time it.....
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National Mango Board elects new officers

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The National Mango Board (NMB) elected new board officers during their March board meeting in Long Beach, CA. The new officers took an oath before the full board, United States Department of Agriculture representative, NMB staff and legal counsel to lead and carry out the duties and responsibilities as an.....
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McCain Foods to close Fort Atkinson plant

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McCain Foods USA Inc. announced Wednesday it will close operations at its Fort Atkinson manufacturing plant due to changing business dynamics.Officials of the Lisle, Ill.-based company reportedly were in Fort Atkinson to break the news to the plant’s approximately 120 employees.Products currently produced at.....
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New CEO Veiling Haspengouw

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Thursday 23rd of April General Director Filip Vanaken and the Board of Directors of Veiling Haspengouw decided to end their collaboration. The Board of Directors was working on a new plan for the future, Filip Vanaken couldn't see himself fitting into that plan. Previous Financial Director Marijke.....
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Gentle giant of fresh produce sorting and packing

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Maintaining top quality while packing delicate fruit at ever faster speeds is crucial for the highly competitive fresh produce sector and an area where New Zealand company BBC Technologies has an edge.The company’s latest innovation, the CURO-16 Filling System, has been attracting keen interest at recent.....
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