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168,000 hectares of asparagus worldwide

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Currently, there are 168,118 hectares of asparagus worldwide, with China, Germany, Mexico and Peru as the countries devoting the largest acreage to this crop, reported the representative of Agronegocios Génesis, Piet Beurskens.He noted that China has the largest asparagus acreage with 65,000 hectares. The.....
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Dole prints special bananas for Tokyo Marathon runners

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At this year's Tokyo Marathon, 200 runners received personalized Dole bananas with information like finish times and praise from Facebook friends all printed in edible ink (though hopefully nobody tried to eat the peels).The idea manages to be pretty sweet, even if it is a little silly … not altogether.....
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UGA professor takes banana knowledge to Dominican Republic

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Dr. Esendugue Greg Fonsah also known as the “Banana Man,” has just returned from a short assignment from the Dominican Republic. Fonsah is a professor at the University Of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, Department Of Ag & Applied Economics and a specialist in fruits, vegetables and pecans. Fonsah.....
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India to import onion from Pakistan and Afghanistan

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India is turning to Pakistan and Afghanistan to ensure that there is no shortage of onion in the national capital during the upcoming festival season. National Agriculture and Marketing Federation (NAFED) will import onions from the two countries in a bid to avert an onion shortfall in Delhi as the city.....
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India: Kharif onion crop to arrive next month

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The arrival of kharif onion crop, which was delayed earlier, is likely to begin in the district Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in the second half of October.The fresh kharif crop has already arriving at Umrane APMC in Malegaon tehsil of the district, but in a very meagre quantity of 4-5.....
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Canada: Late P.E.I potato harvest result of cold spring

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Farmers are a week or two behind. The P.E.I. Potato Board says some plants seem to have fewer potatoes but the overall size of the potatoes is good. Overall yields are expected to be down slightly from last year.Board chair Gary Linkletter said he would like a bit more moisture on the fields but overall the.....
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Kenya: New Bill takes on potato industry cartels

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Potato farmers are set to earn more for their crop after the Government initiated legislation that seeks to dismantle the cartel-like behaviour that has characterised the Sh60 billion industry. Through the Potato Produce and Marketing Bill 2014, the Government has set out a plan to shield farmers from.....
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US (ID): Russet potatoes hard to find in the home state

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It is next to impossible to find the big Russet Idaho baker potatoes in Idaho grocery stores. Depending on who you ask, the blame either falls on the Idaho Potato Commission or the retailers who sell potatoes at their stores.“It’s my understanding it’s because they ship them all to back East,” said Mike.....
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Spain: Mollar pomegranate season has officially started

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The Mollar pomegranate season has officially started in the Spanish municipality of Elche after the symbolic "first pick" was made ​​by celebrity chef Alberto Chicote, chosen by the Association of Producers of Pomegranates from Elche to carry out this duty. The event brought producers and traders.....
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Decrease in Ghana’s pineapple production

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According to the Sea-Freight Pineapple Exporters of Ghana (SPEG), insufficient access to water and fertiliser is the main hindrance to the development of pineapple production in Ghana. Director General of the SPEG, Stephen Mintah, stated that this is having a large impact on national production. “As we.....
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AU: Favco acquires Riversun Citrus

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Favco has acquired the Riversun Citrus brand and trademark from Riversun Pty and will continue the collaborative marketing structure that was previously operated by the members of Riversun Pty over the past 15 years.As such, DNE will continue to be the exclusive marketer of the Riversun brand for Australian.....
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Bonduelle sees another year of financial growth

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On the 26th of September 2014, the Supervisory Board, under the chairmanship of Isabelle Danjou, reviewed the statutory and consolidated financial statements for FY 2013 - 2014 as presented by the Executive Board and certified by the company's statutory auditors.Commenting on the year's results, the.....
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UNIVEG hires former Freshfel and Europatat employee

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UNIVEG announces that Frederic Rosseneu has joined the company today, 1 October, with the title of Business Development Manager reporting to Francis Kint, CEO of UNIVEG Group.Frederic is an agronomist, with specialization in soil and water management and holds a Master in General Management from the Vlerick.....
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California Giant Berry Farms joins leading brands in sponsoring inaugural event

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As one of the organizers of the inaugural 2014 Tour de Fresh, California Giant is extremely pleased at the industry support to date and looking forward to the event set to begin on October 13, 2014. The 2014 Tour De Fresh benefits the United Fresh Produce Association’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Midwest.....
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New dedicated IP business announced

46 min 31 sec ago
The Freshmax Group has announced the formation of Innovar – the company’s own intellectual property commercialisation business.Freshmax is a multinational fresh produce marketer that delivers a variety of key sales and distribution functions across a number of regional platforms in Australia, New Zealand and.....
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Food Safety App new product

46 min 31 sec ago
The focus on Food Safety is increasing paperwork and accountability. Companies are looking for a better way to track and store their data, to ensure that tasks are not being missed, and to ensure that corrective actions are being taken. The Food Safety app integrates with Produce Pro Software’s ERP package.....
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UK: Award success for Freshtime’s food products

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Lincolnshire snack salad and vegetable specialist Freshtime UK is celebrating after winning one national food award and being shortlisted for another.The SPAR retail chain won a national prize at last week’s Wholesale Quality Food and Drink Awards in London for its Sweet Chilli Noodles, which are made by.....
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Angvik Auto Holland's new property offers greater cross-dock facilities

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In October 2012 Remco van der Spruit started Angvik Auto Holland, which specialized in fruit and vegetable transport to Norway. "The first two years of Angvik Auto Holland have gone very well. We have managed to extend the trust of existing clients and we have gained the trust of new clients; all of this has.....
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AU: Taskforce calls for doubling of fruit, vegetable production in Tasmania

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A report into the Tasmanian fruit and vegetable industries has called for a doubling of production in the state by the year 2020.The Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetable Taskforce has made a number of findings and recommendations and was released today in Canberra.The Taskforce is made up of a number of.....
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U.S. expresses interest in importing Polish fruit, vegetables

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Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, with the United States expressing interest in importing Polish fruit and vegetables, it was reported Tuesday.Pritzker said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is closely cooperating with the.....
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