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Bulgaria: Potato prices to increase sharply around New Year

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Potato prices in Bulgaria will be significantly higher around and after the New Year as a result of shortages. This was stated in an interview by Vencislav Kaymakanova, president of the National Association of Potato Producers. Kaymakanova explained that this year's potato harvest will be carried out late......
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Mexico suspends potato imports from the U.S.

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The seventh district court, based in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, decided to suspend potato imports from the United States of America, based on the in dubio pro natura principle.The National Confederation of Potato Producers (CONPAPA) said in a statement that the judge José Francisco Pérez Mier had decided to.....
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S.Korea: Del Monte presents fruit topping for icy desserts

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Korea Del Monte will present fruit bingsu, or ground ice with toppings, at small cafes in Seoul’s Sangsu, Itaewon and Seochon districts through the end of August.The bingsu, ranging from Malibu guava cocktail to gold pineapple sorbet, will be sold at the cafes Slow Recipe, Bella’s Homestay and Hello,.....
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'Very Cool for School': exciting, healthy snacks for the school year

1 hour 27 min ago
Healthy snacking is one of this year's lifestyle trends for the whole family. As summer winds down, parents will soon be looking for exciting fruits and vegetables to add to their children's lunch bags for the school year. Items like Asian Pears, Jicama, Veggie Sweets, and Baby Apples are very popular with.....
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National Mango Board appeals to the processed mango industry

1 hour 27 min ago
The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4 p.m. EDT for a closer look at the NMB programs and how importers of processed mango products may join the NMB. The NMB has been working extensively since 2005 to increase awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in.....
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Canada: Bonduelle production resumed after fire

1 hour 27 min ago
Preliminary work is being done to figure out the costs of fighting the Bonduelle fire.Tecumseh Deputy Fire Chief Art Lounsbury says it’s going to be expensive. “I just started working on costs now,” reveals Lounsbury. “Just in rough estimates I’m probably at $30,000 just in labour alone, let alone the fuel,.....
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Man killed in helicopter crash, whilst flying over cherry orchard

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One person was killed in a Wednesday afternoon helicopter crash in Chelan County.The crash happened at around 2 p.m. near a cherry orchard owned by Stemilt Growers, according to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office.Stemilt's Roger Pepperl said the chopper was flying above the orchard to dry the cherries.....
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Key Technology releases quarterly earnings

1 hour 27 min ago
Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 totalled $31.3 million, compared to $39.4 million recorded in the corresponding quarter last year. The Company reported a net loss for the quarter of $2.0 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $1.4 million,.....
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Uruguay citrus joins Oppy line up

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Sweet citrus snacks are abundant now at Oppy, as the marketer adds fruit from Uruguay to its summer offerings.Early shipments of Uruguayan lemons―which sold out in a flash―were followed by Clementines and Navels that will be available through August. This is Oppy’s first offering of fruit from.....
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Sun World and Farm Star Living join forces to promote farm-fresh foods

1 hour 27 min ago
Renowned grower, marketer and breeder of fresh fruit varieties Sun World today announced its partnership with Farm Star Living, a national lifestyle brand that celebrates American farming, farm-fresh foods and the farm-to-table food movement. “We are thrilled to have Sun World onboard as Farm Star Living’s.....
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Photo report GPEC Tokyo, Japan

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Last week, from July 23-25, the GPEC took place at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Japan. Besides a fair amount of international exhibitors, a large submission of Japanese companies showcased their innovations and supplies during this biannual exhibition and conference for Greenhouse.....
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Romania: Climate change forcing varietal conversion

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Climate change is turning agriculture upside down in Romania, as vegetables and grains suffer from drought and great changes in temperature.Because of this, researchers are trying to obtain new tomato, pepper and cucumber varieties that can better resist these conditions. In the meantime, growers are using.....
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Summer rain threatening northern Illinois farmers

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Jill Beyer lost her entire carrot crop to this year’s rain. The last 3 inches of precipitation were the worst, the Winnebago farmer said. Some tugs at the carrots brought up vegetables rotted brown. Drive around, especially near the Wisconsin line, and you may find farm fields still flooded after recent.....
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EC still studying stonefruit anti-crisis measures

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The European Commission is considering "measures" that could be adopted to address "the stonefruit crisis in countries like Spain and Italy," as stated on Wednesday at the European Parliament by the EC Director-General for Agriculture, Jerzy Bogdan Plewa.Appearing before the Agriculture Committee of the.....
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Spain: Use of active ingredients against avocado and mango pests authorised

1 hour 27 min ago
Asaja-Málaga's demands about the need to increase the availability of plant protection products for tropical crops, following their recent introduction to the area, appear to be finally listened to.Following the request of the Government of Andalusia, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has.....
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IGD launches global image laundering to attract FDI to Africa

1 hour 27 min ago
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) will be releasing a series of videos featuring experts and senior business executives to change perceptions about investing in Africa.The IGD is working with its partners in the initiative to feature experts and senior executives from top African and American.....
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Man arrested after eating bananas

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Eating a banana that wasn’t paid for led to felony charges against a 33-year-old man, on Sunday.A security officer at Walmart in the 1200 block of Flour Bluff Drive saw a man and a woman eat bananas before paying for them about 8:25 p.m., police said. The guard directed them to a self-checkout line, but they.....
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Panama: Melon, watermelon and pineapple exports decrease

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The low temperatures in Europe and the United States have cooled down the export prices of melon, watermelon and pineapple for the first five months of the year, when compared to the same period of 2013.According to data from the National Comptroller, the export value of pineapple, melon and watermelon.....
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Bulgaria: Domestic watermelons replaced by Greek produce

1 hour 27 min ago
Bulgarian-produced watermelons are in danger of disappearing from their domestic markets; this is due, on the one hand, to the effects of hailstorms occurred in recent months, and on the one hand, to the lower prices of imported fruits and vegetables.According to Bulgarian traders, Greek watermelons have.....
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Norway: Finström’s apple harvest in danger due to hailstorm

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Last Saturday's hailstorm in Finström could cause substantial losses to apple growers. The extent of the damage will be determined in a few days.On Saturday afternoon, thunderstorms raged in northern Åland, accompanied by hail. Tjudö, Västanträsk and Finström are some of the areas affected."It is still too.....
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