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"Perhaps things won't end that badly for potatoes"

1 hour 7 min ago
The potato market is undergoing a change. That's because weather conditions weren't ideal for harvesting and storing. "A lot of people harvested with far too high temperatures, between 20 and 25 degrees. In addition, due to the warm nights, cooling may have been done insufficiently, something to which.....
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Colombia: A group of farmers creates a potato super seed

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A group of farmers from Carmen de Carupa became scientists. They managed to create a seed to improve the production of potatoes so they don't have to rely on other marketers.In Colombia, farmers generally have a hard time accessing potato seeds because they are not available at the time they're required or.....
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Grand opening of potato processing plant in China

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ConAgra Foods, Inc., joined with distinguished local and regional government dignitaries to celebrate the grand opening of its Lamb Weston potato processing facility in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia. The facility is ConAgra Foods’ first plant in China. ConAgra Foods acquired the facility in July of this year when.....
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UK (Scotland): Tattie farmers face difficult challenge of shifting bumper crop

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Potato farmers face the difficult challenge of shifting another bumper crop this season. Provisional estimates from the Potato Council suggest that this year’s GB harvest was on a par with last year’s bumper crop at 5.71million tonnes.The levy body said average yields were estimated at 19.1 tonnes per acre,.....
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Light crop to drive up Christmas lychee prices

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The Australian lychee season usually begins during October, but the popular fruit is only just starting to trickle onto domestic markets now.President of the Australian Lychee Growers Association, Derek Foley, says cool spring conditions have delayed fruit-set in many regions, driving down crop estimates......
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Spain: Smurfit Kappa opens new Bag-in-Box manufacturing plant

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The Smurfit Kappa Group has inaugurated its new Bag-in-Box plant in the town of Ibi, Spain, after an investment of 28 million Euro. The plant's construction started in the autumn of 2012. The facilities, which will integrate 100% of the manufacturing processes for this type of packaging, will increase the.....
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Greenhouse crops present higher pesticide levels

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Researchers of Chemosphere Journal published a study this week which reveals that crops grown in greenhouses and poly-tunnels had higher levels of pesticides, twice as much as those of open field crops.Data on pesticide content were analysed in foods taken from various points in the food chain, and the.....
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APMT signs $1bn deal with Ghana for Tema Port expansion

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Danish operator APM Terminals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ghanian government to develop a $1 billion expansion the Port of Tema. The deal will see APMT partner with Bolloré Africa Logistics (Meridian Port Holdings) and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to deliver the.....
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EU: Slovenians leading the way in apple consumption

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More than 92,000 tons of apples were produced on agricultural holdings in Slovenia in 2013, which is about a quarter more than a year before. About three quarters of apples were produced in orchard plantations and they are mostly used as so-called dessert apples; only a small share of these apples is.....
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Spain: Record volume and drop in average value of horticultural production

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Greenhouse tomatoesAlmeria's horticultural production increased by 4.3 percent during the 2013/2014 campaign, reaching a record 3,180,689 tonnes, although average prices and the production's value decreased by 7 and 2.8 percent, respectively.This data was published in the "Analysis of Almeria's horticultural.....
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Egypt: Cooperation between Aswan and Switzerland to create 6,500 jobs

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The Bureau of International Cooperation of the Swiss Embassy and CARE International have started a project to boost youth employment in the Aswan Governorate, Egypt, under the auspices of the Governor of the region, Yousry al-Sayyed Atallah.The three year project, on which 5 million Swiss francs will be.....
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Poland: New protests demanding action against Russian embargo

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In Annopol, Poland, on national road No. 74 (Kielce Kraśnik) and in Leokadiowie, on national road No. 12 (ZAP-Zvolen) picket growers are periodically blocking the way. They want the government to solve the problem caused by surpluses in the fruit market. Fruit growers demand the withdrawal from the.....
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Agricultural production in Angola expected to rise by 12% in 2015

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The 9.7 percent GDP growth rate included in Angola’s State Budget for 2015 is the aggregate result of sector forecasts, with a focus on agriculture, which is expected to grow by 12 percent next year, said the Minister for Planning and Territorial Development.Job Graça, who spoke to members of the 5th Economy.....
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NZ: Fighting food fraud with forensics

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A technique used by forensic scientists to identify bodies at crime scenes is being used by food producers to deter ­counterfeiting of their products.All plants and animals absorb the natural chemicals of their environment, and similar technology can provide irrefutable forensic evidence of where an apple.....
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India: Should APMCs be abolished?

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The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) plans to abolish the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act, has brought the focus on the amendment/abolition of the Agricultural Produce Market Regulation (APMR) Act. Many policymakers and academicians see the law as restricting creation of.....
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AU: Vegetable farmers going into debt to cover operational costs

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Australian vegetable growers face production costs so high an industry group claims farmers are going into debt just to cover operational costs.Industry-commissioned research by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) revealed the cost of vegetable production had gone.....
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Farm groups want new immigration laws, not an executive order

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Frank Gasperini, CEO of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, said he is worried that the debate and controversy surrounding Obama's action will make it more difficult for Congress to achieve the goals outlined by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) - chiefly to make sure there is an adequate.....
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Export to EU not an easy walk

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Mr. Ignacio Burrull, Head of Cooperation of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, has urged exporters to understand the required rules and standards and ensure compliance as exporting to the EU market is not an easy walk.Mr. Burrull, who was addressing the Steering Committee members of the Trade.....
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Agriculture department official appeals suspension in high court

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The Bombay high court will hear the appeal of a suspended agriculture department official Thursday. Dr Subhash Mane, director, marketing, was suspended by the Congress-NCP state government in September after he exposed a Rs 138 crore FSI fraud at the Navi Mumbai APMC.He was handed charge of a defunct.....
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FruitWorld Breda expects larger supply of Ethiopian strawberries

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FruitWorld has been importing strawberries from Ethiopia for around five years. On Thursday the 18th of November the first volumes arrived, a few days later than last year. According to Wout van Es there is an increase compared to last year. "The area was extended and if the harvest is good and the weather.....
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