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Italy: "Many factors against potatoes"

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"The awful weather, the indirect effects of the Russian ban, the lower-quality of produce and the arrival on the market of industry potatoes from Belgium all contributed to a horrible potato season," explains Domenico Citterio."Temperatures have been too mild this autumn to stimulate consumption and we also.....
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P.E.I. potato production grows

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P.E.I. potato production has grown by almost five per cent this year following a good growing year and successful harvest.It’s the third year in a row for increased production and the 2014 crop boasts a bounty of more than 100 million pounds.“Much of the production is needed to fill increased contract.....
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Dole subsidiary wins G.A.P. 2014 award

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Dole Food Company’s Standard Fruit de Honduras was honoured by GLOBALG.A.P. for its work in four major areas related to farming practices. The G.A.P. 2014 Winner award was presented at an October 28 ceremony at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. Roberto Salinas, the company’s Certification Manager, received a.....
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Italy: "Ruble and oil worry post ban"

1 hour 36 min ago
There is a colossal battle between Western countries and Russia and the food and agricultural sector was the most affected. Even those sectors that seemed to have escaped the consequences of the ban now risk being affected.It is the case of nursery gardeners, who have, so far, continued to work with Eastern.....
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Oomen Agro bankrupt

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On the 18th November Oomen Agro B.V. in Marknesse (Flevoland) was declared bankrupt by the court in central Holland. Oomon Agro B.V.'s main activities were sorting and packaging onions. The company was founded in 2000 and in recent years around 25,000 tonnes of onions were processed per year. Seven employees.....
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"Specialized chains have the future"

1 hour 36 min ago
Day trade is not the sort of thing Nedalpac deals with. "We fulfil the customer's demand from the customer wishes," general manager Arnoud van Stralen sums up the activities of the fresh produce company from Venlo. So the client database doesn't contain hundreds of accounts. The German and Dutch retailers.....
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Major AU almond company invests in new equipment

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Select Harvests will invest $12.9 million in biomass energy generation and an almond dryer at its Robinvale facilities in north west Victoria.The company used its annual general meeting to make the announcements, as well as release its estimate of the 2015 crop.Select Harvests, which owns almond orchards in.....
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Russian president to visit Turkey

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On 1 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make an official visit to Turkey to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It will be the fifth high-level meeting pursuing an improved strategic cooperation between both countries.According to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the two.....
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Egypt set for Russian market

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Egypt is almost ready to start exporting more than 65 agricultural products to the Russian market to cover the deficit caused by the European ban.Dr Mohamed Refaat, head of the Central Administration of Agricultural Quarantine of Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture, announced that joint committees comprising of.....
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Colombia displaced Argentina exports to EU

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Just over a year after the FTA between the European Union and Colombia came into force, Colombia displaced Argentina as a supplier of goods to that market. Colombia became the fourth largest supplier for the EU after Brazil, Mexico and Chile.A report by the Delegation of the European Union in Colombia and.....
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Cyber criminals using Defra website

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Farmers have become a major target for cyber crooks looking to swipe bank accounts of fresh EU handouts, Financial Fraud Action UK has confirmed.At this time of year, bank accounts of many farmers will be full after receiving funds as part of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. On 1 December, many will.....
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Africa agriculture ambassador 2015 winner named

1 hour 36 min ago
At 30 years old, Jean Kaahwa has been farming since he finished university – something most youths can’t imagine doing. A graduate of commerce with a major in marketing from Makerere University Business School, he has previously been ridiculed for taking on farming, an activity that is widely seen as.....
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Italy: Still scope for growth of apples

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Despite the difficult situation created by the Russian ban, there are still opportunities to be seized, especially if providing services as well as products. Francesco Tagliani from Tagliani Vivai has in fact explained that "nowadays, you also have to work as a consultant, or you won't sell anything. There.....
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Chilean blueberries venture into world of Apps

1 hour 36 min ago
Enhancing the blueberry's market penetration, consumption and developing target markets is critical, especially next season, when Chile is expected to export more than 100,000 tons of blueberries.Thus, the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile, ASOEX, together with ProChile and the Chilean Blueberry Committee.....
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Mexico: Significant losses for peach producers

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The President of the State's Peach Product System, Abel Hernandez Lima, said peach growers lost about 2.1 million pesos because of the damage caused by the excess water.The rains had a significant impact because producers lost 300 to 350 tons of peaches and, since peach prices were established between 6 and.....
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U.S. frozen cranberries to China

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The Cranberry Marketing Committee USA (CMC) has announced that a recent change approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) now allows for the issuance of phytosanitary certificates for frozen cranberry shipments to China.A phytosanitary certificate is an export document issued by the.....
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AU melon industry cancels annual meeting

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The Australian Melon Association has cancelled its 2015 annual conference and field days amid concerns over the spread of the devastating Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV).The event was scheduled for March next year in Griffith, New South Wales, but will now be postponed until 2016.The Association's.....
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Polish domestic pear demand falls

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The demand for domestic pears has significantly gone down in Poland due to lower supply of produce and lesser quality.In view of Russia's ban on imports, Polish farmers decided not to risk and considerably reduced their storage volumes. In addition, they spent less for produce handling, which negatively.....
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Connected cultivation

1 hour 36 min ago
Frug I Com (Fruit & vegetables), Floricode (Flowers & plants) and EDIBulb (Flower bulbs) are three standardisation organisations in the Dutch Horticultural sector working together in the GREENPORT DIGITAL community, which focuses on aspects such as E-Standardization, E-Information Integration,.....
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Produce conference in Dublin underway

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The ninth International Conference of Producer Organisations for fruit and vegetables takes place in Dublin on Tuesday and Wednesday.The conference is an opportunity for those involved in the sector to meet and talk about relevant political and economic developments.It will discuss a number of issues.....
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