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Turkey: Gap between asking, sales price growing

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
There is approximately a 538 percent difference between growers' asking price for a kilogram of mandarins and the price listed at markets, and the same applies to the price of a bunch of parsley, according to Turkish Union of Agricultural Chambers (TZOB) President Şemsi Bayraktar.According to.....
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MedFEL focus on apples

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Organised by Sud de France Développement and the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council, the 2015 MedFEL trade fair will shine the spotlight on apples. Enjoying the high patronage of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry for the fourth consecutive year, the international business trade.....
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Peru: Agricultural exports to increase by 17% to 6 billion+

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The Minister of Agriculture, Juan Manuel Benites, said that the sector's budget would increase by 26% next year. He added that 61% of the funds would be used to finance programs and projects that promote family farming.Benites estimated that the opening of new markets and the signing of new health protocols.....
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“A move towards standard labelling”

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Labels contain important information about the products, and a distinction is made between labels on packaging and labels on the product. Jane Proctor, of the Canadian section of PMA, explains about the importance of standardisation in labelling."Fruit and vegetables are traded in an international market, so.....
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“Fresh From Florida” promotions in Taiwan

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Florida Fresh produce will soon appear in more marketplaces across the Pacific as Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam declared a new business partnership with Taiwan on Wednesday. Putnam made the announcement after a recent international trade mission by marketing specialists for the Florida Department of.....
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Philippines: Banana production costs to increase

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Stephen Antig, PBGEA executive director, told reporters Saturday that at present banana producers are spending $3.60 to $3.85 per 13 kilogram (kg.) box as compared to the $2.20 to $2.24/ box a few years ago.He said they are expecting this to increase by five to seven percent next year brought by the.....
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December Global Focus - Fresh-Cut

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
In the month of December FreshPlaza will have our Global Focus on Fresh-Cut fruit and vegetables. If you have any information for our focus on Fresh-cut please send it in.
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Mushrooms increasingly popular

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The sales amount of fresh mushrooms in Germany increased by a quarter over the last seven years. This conclusion was made by the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI). Even in the last year the production of mushrooms in German companies increased from 62,000 to 64,000 tonnes. Around 8,000.....
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"Leek market not so good"

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The warm autumn hasn't really been stimulating for the leek market, but according to Frank Jansen of cultivation and packaging company Jansen from Etten-Leur it's too easy to blame the difficult price situation on this. "We have had low prices for almost twenty months. The price of leeks has been around.....
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Sprout juice in UK for the holidays

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Marks and Spencer are stocking sprout juice on its shelves this year, as part of its festive range. The first time any retailer has offered sprouts in a juice form, Marks and Spencer is hoping to capitalise on the growing popularity of vegetable juices to give the humble sprout a festive make-over. They are.....
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Spain: Raf tomato season starts

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The season for Almeria's gourmet tomato variety, Raf, has started with estimated increases in both acreage and production volumes. The price has yet to be determined, although it is expected to reach five to six Euro per kilo at destination on the eve of the Christmas holidays. Via on-line delivery and.....
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Uncertainty for Spanish carrots

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The weather is once again having an impact on southern Spain's carrot harvest, as unusually high temperatures for this time of the year are negatively affecting both quality and price."The last couple of seasons, October and November have been too warm, but this year there is also more rainfall, which makes.....
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Spain: Bell pepper prices increase slightly

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
The drop in temperatures is leading to moderate price increases. Bell peppers register one of the highest increases, although other vegetables, like long cucumber, remain at the same level as in previous weeks.Green beans continue to be the most expensive. Helda beans reached between 3.20 and 2 Euro per.....
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$20m in crops destroyed in Trinidad and Tobago

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Agricultural farms in Plum Mitan have been under waist-high flood waters have been underwater for 22 days. The water, which flooded 1,200 acres of cultivated lands in the sleepy farming community following heavy rainfall on November 10, has destroyed approximately $20 million worth of crops in various stages.....
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'Canada: Star Trek meets farming' urban concept

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Star Trek meets farming. That's the pitch for the ultra-futurist but very real cubic farming concept of Urban Barns.In small structures within or on the edge of urban centres, Urban Barns claims it has the potential to each year grow 500 plants in less than one square metre.The company's Canadian president.....
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Fruidor's French banana ripening site

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Before arriving in supermarkets, tons of bananas ripen every year in Rochepinard, in Fruidor’s banana warehouse inside the wholesale market. Fruidor imports banana from the Antilles (90%), as well as Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. The bananas are spread out over the 8 cold rooms until they have the.....
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India: Kharif crop brings down prices

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
With decline in demand, the average wholesale onion prices at the country's largest wholesale onion market at Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) on Wednesday fell by over 9%.The average wholesale onion prices in the district APMCs, which were in the range of Rs 1,350 to 1,550 a quintal on.....
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"High quotation hampers onion trade"

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Exchange quotations often cause commotion in the world of onions, and this year is no exception. "Quotations go up to 9 Euro, while the bale price is 11 Euro. I find it incomprehensible that those quotations are so high. The exchange quotation is hampering onion trade at the moment. Only Middenmeer is.....
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India: Potato production down 2.3%

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Potato production, as per provisional estimates submitted by States, indicate a 2.3 per cent fall in 2013-14 compared to last season. This information was given by Sanjeev Balyan, the Minister of State for Agriculture, in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday.The reasons given for the shortfall were.....
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NZ potato shortage impacts chip producers

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:29
Fans of the humble potato beware – there's a major shortage in New Zealand and it's big enough that it's forced chip producers to temporarily stop production in the countdown to Christmas.Demand for spuds is up and supply is down thanks to poor growing and harvesting conditions. There is immense pressure.....
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