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Okanagan cherry growers find success selling to Chinese consumers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
It rained overnight at Cholla Ranch, a former cattle ranch that sits about 580 metres above sea level in the hills above Okanagan Lake and is the highest of the seven sites around Kelowna where David Geen’s Jealous Fruits grows sweet, late-season cherries. And the forecast calls for more, putting Mr. Geen.....
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Mexican avocado sales increase by 29%

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Mexican avocado exports in the first half of the year amounted to $794,446,000, a 29 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2013.According to preliminary data from Mexico's Ministry of Agriculture, the estimated export volume between January and June 2014 totalled 353,000 tons.The Mexican.....
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CA (BC): Greenhouse vegetable growers in homestretch of season

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Moving into the fall months, British Columbia's greenhouse vegetable growers are into the final part of their season. With plenty of light and good weather, the province's growers have had a good year.“The season here ends around the end of October and start of November,” said Tom Demma of the BC Vegetable.....
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Russia not yet self-sufficient for the coming years

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
While products from banned countries frequently appear on the Russian market having been rung in Belarus or Kazakhstan, Europe is also dealing with fraud in labels specifying the country of origin. Cypriot growers are complaining about foreign produce being marketed as local produce. And the low food prices.....
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Fruition Group wins the Waitrose Way award for Championing British

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
On 11th September, Waitrose announced that Fruition Group, part of Worldwide Fruit had won the Waitrose Way award for Championing British. Rik Connor, Business unit Manager for Fruition and Steve Maxwell, CEO of Worldwide fruit collected the award from Mark Williamson.This year’s awards were held at the.....
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Spain: Oversupply drives onion prices down 25%

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
In late August, the new Grano de Oro onion harvest,also known as Reca onion,started in Navarra. The weather, with mild temperatures and little rainfall during the spring, has favoured an increase in the yield, leading to an oversupply in the market, as it already happened with potatoes."Despite the fact that.....
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PMA reveals finalists for Impact Award

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
PMA revealed the PMA Impact Award finalist for 2014. PMA’s Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging is a global program recognizing companies that use innovation and excellence in packaging to maximize the selling of fresh produce and floral. This notable award recognizes trendsetters that create and deliver.....
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Ruby Fresh JEWELS nominated as 2014 PMA Impact Award finalist

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Attracting 67 entries from 56 companies, Ruby Fresh JEWELS Grab-N-Go Pomegranate Aril cups are one of 20 products that have been selected as a Finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging. Winners will be announced at the PMA Fresh Summit on Friday, October 17, 2014.The 2014 PMA Impact.....
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Michigan vegetable production increased this year

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Michigan grew more tomatoes, asparagus and onions than last year, according to the USDA.Processing tomato production is expected to be up 29 percent from 2013, while onion production increased 20 percent and asparagus production increased 4 percent.Snap bean processing decreased 23 percent.Snap beans, sweet.....
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Veggies in desserts a growing trend

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Eat your veggies or no dessert? How about eat your vegetables as dessert? And we’re not talking grandma’s zucchini bread. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)Maybe you’d like some beetroot ice cream as served by the Sweet Rose Creamery in Santa Monica, Calif. Or perhaps your fancy runs more to sweet.....
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Salad vending machine makes its way to O'Hare airport hotel

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Checking into your hotel late and tired sometimes means the depressing last, best option for food is the vending machine next to the ice machine. Marriott is taking advice from its guests and experimenting with an unexpected twist in its lobby: a salad vending machine."Consumers are trained not to expect.....
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Del Monte hosting 3rd annual “Go Bananas! Halloween Costume Giveaway”

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte) is hosting its third annual “Go Bananas! Halloween Costume Giveaway” in an effort to encourage healthy eating and living during the Halloween holiday and to promote Del Monte® premium bananas as alternatives to traditional Halloween treats. The sweepstakes will.....
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India: Farmers in tears as onion prices crash

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Onion prices at Kurnool market slumped following heavy arrivals in the past few days. The onion season which began on August 1 with a price of Rs. 2,000 per quintal slid to Rs 1,175 on Wednesday. Several factors are attributed to fall in prices, which include heavy supply, high moisture content due to rains.....
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AU: Regional potato meeting to provide a-peeling insight into consumers’ minds

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Victorian potato growers will gather in Ballarat tomorrow to hear an update on industry Research and Development (R&D), discuss ideas for future industry investment, and learn about consumer attitudes to potatoes during a Regional Potato Levy Payers’ Meeting.“Regional Levy Payers’ Meetings are extremely.....
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Angola: Growers call for incentives to relaunch pineapple

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Pineapple growers in the municipality of Quibala, central Cuanza Sul province, Tuesday requested the Ministry of Agriculture for more incentives to relaunch production in the region.Speaking to Angop about the production of pineapple in the municipality, farmer Fernando Pedro said there is goodwill to work.....
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India: Largest mango orchard in the heart of city to go under the hammer

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
A mango orchard spread over 80 acres with 2,800 trees in the heart of the city will soon go under the hammer. The finance and contract committee (F&CC) has given in-principle approval to horticulture department of the municipal corporation (MC) to auction the city's biggest orchard of the king of fruits.....
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National Mango Board receives Produce Business Marketing Excellence Award

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
The National Mango Board’s (NMB) Mangover Campaign has been honoured with the Produce Business Marketing Excellence Award for the sixth year in a row in the 2014 competition. The award recognizes innovative produce companies who are revolutionizing the way the produce industry connects its products to the.....
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Nickerson-Zwaan changes its name and launches its New Brand: Hazera

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
Nickerson Zwaan B.V. changes its company name into Hazera Seeds B.V. and launches its new brand, Hazera, conjoint with its partner company Hazera Genetics. The organizational structure, including management, sales team, customer service, R&D set-up and all supporting departments, will remain.....
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EU to allocate 11,900 million to improve European transport network

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
The European Union (EU) will allocate 11,900 million Euro for the improvement of its transport network; the Member States have until 26 February, 2015 to submit their bids, according to sources from the European Commission (EC ).It is the largest amount of EU funding ever allocated to transport.....
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PortMiami's restack facility open for business

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:29
PortMiami announced today that its restack facility is now open to handle containers and cargo from all carriers. The restack facility allows users to unload, manipulate and restack cargo in preparation for fumigation, inspection, or the trans loading/transfer of goods to other container. This facility is.....
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