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Spain buys almost 50 million kilos of Brazilian melons

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Spain's leading melon supplier is Brazil, which in 2014 accounted for 63.84% of all Spanish imports of this fruit, according to data from Estacom (Icex-Tax Agency) and processed by Hortoinfo.The total volume of melons imported by Spain in 2014 was of 76.56 million kilos, valued at 73.79 million Euro, at an.....
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Peru will export fresh asparagus to China

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The executive director of the Peruvian Institute of Asparagus and Vegetables (IPEH), Carlos Zamorano, said the National Service of Agrarian Health (Senasa) had recently informed them that the Government of the People's Republic of China had given the green light for the first exports of Fresh asparagus from.....
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US (CA): Spinach supplies light last week

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
As cool weather rolled into parts of California earlier this month, production of leafy greens has been affected. Crops like spinach, which are low to the ground, were light last week as a result of the weather.“This is typically one of the best times of the year for products like lettuce,” said Mark McBride.....
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Fewer birds through asparagus plastic?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Asparagus with or without ? In Brandenburg a conflict has started over growing asparagus under plastic, because opponents argue that it causes breeding birds to disappear.Werner Christ, a Berlin chimney sweep for more than 50 years, is a zealous advocate of this argument. He now lives in Havelland am.....
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European Commission's Tomato Working Group to analyse price situation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The European Commission's Tomato Working Group, formed by experts from the Member States and representatives of the European Commission, will analyse the situation of the entry prices of tomatoes from Morocco during the next meeting, to be held on 4 June.Regarding the entry price of tomatoes from Morocco,.....
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Weather helping Ontario asparagus crop

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The warm weather means conditions are right for fresh Ontario asparagus to be available in large amounts this weekend.John Jaques grows asparagus just north of Thamesville.He says while there has been a limited supply so far, the crop is starting to pop up quickly now.Jaques says it’s a little later this.....
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US: Onion supply tight

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Onion supply for North America is currently tight, raising prices accordingly. The Jumbo Yellow variety is $7-$8 in the Oregon and Idaho regions, but $9-$11 in Imperial Valley California with some shippers completely sold out until May 11th. “The Imperial Valley started production early, but are low in.....
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Turkey: Potato prices up 80%

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Potato prices reached a record high in Turkey equaling to TL 5 ($1.85) per kilogram. While the Customs and Trade Ministry investigates the possibility of a speculation, people live in the northeast find an interesting solution.Potato prices increased 80 percent in four months, which raised the concerns over.....
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Disease mars Indian potato exports

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
With the Russian phytosanitary services cracking down on potatoes from Egypt, it could have been a blessing in disguise for Indian exporters had it not for the brown bacterial rot disease.Early April, while the quarantine phytosanitary control of two potato consignments weighing 57 tonnes imported from India.....
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Honduras: Onion growers protest against Dutch imports

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Some 20,000 bags of purple onions were dumped last Wednesday on the Panamerican highway to Guatemala, in western Honduras, by producers of Merendon, Sinuapa, Concepción, Santa and Dolores, in the department of Ocotepeque, to protest against imports.Growers say that, despite the onion oversupply in the.....
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New appointments at potato peak industry body

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The Board of peak industry body, Potatoes South Australia is delighted to announce new members of its team at both Board and Management levels.Richard Hamley, Commercial Director-Potatoes for the MGroup, one of Australia’s largest integrated Grower/ Packer/ Marketers of brushed and washed potatoes, has been.....
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Peru: Avocado production grew by 16% in 2014

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Last year, Sierra Exportadora developed 29 business plans based on this fruit, and in the first four months of 2015 the company already has 12 plans.Avocado production in 2014 reached 336,000 tons, 16% more when compared to the 288,000 tons produced in the same period of 2013, said Sierra Exportadora.This.....
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Belarus: Interest in fruit imports from Pakistan

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Representatives of Belarus and Pakistan discussed possibilities of stepping up cooperation in trade, the press service of the Belarusian Trade Ministry told BelTA after a Pakistani delegation visited the Ministry.The press service noted that determining Belarus-Pakistan cooperation avenues was the main.....
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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers hire marketer liaison officer

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) are pleased to announce that effective May 5, 2015, Jacquie Trombley has joined OGVG in the capacity of Marketer Liaison Officer.This newly established position will be the primary liaison between Licensed Marketers and the OGVG Board and Management. Through.....
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UK: APS Group acquires Wight Salads Limited

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The APS Group announced their successful acquisition of Wight Salads Ltd (part of Vitacress). The acquisition will create a business with a projected annual turnover of £100M, making them the largest grower and supplier of British tomatoes.Acquiring WSL has added 66 acres of glasshouses across 5 sites at.....
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US (FL): Tomato farm companies file for bankruptcy

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
A Wauchula-based tomato farm with land holdings in three Florida counties has filed for bankruptcy as it grapples with more than $27 million in unpaid debt.Grainger Farms Inc. and four related companies filed Chapter 11 documents with the Tampa division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on May 6. The companies.....
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Sunkist pledges to serve more produce

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Sunkist Growers has pledged to serve and eat more fresh produce at company and industry events to demonstrate leadership in the effort to boost fruit and vegetable consumption. By joining the Eating by Example initiative from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Sunkist expects to raise employee and.....
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Produce Mom launches redesigned website

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The Produce Mom® has launched a redesigned website. The URL, www.theproducemom.com, is the same. The new site offers the same great content— recipes, insights into the produce industry, fresh produce tutorials, and farm tours–but with a cleaner look and new features that make it easier to navigate. Two of.....
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China: Produce prices drop slightly

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
The price of farm Chinese produce continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce.Last week, with sufficient supply in the vegetable market, the average price of 18 vegetables was down 2.5 per cent week on week, among which the.....
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Cambodian exports to Thailand double

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:29
Cambodian exports to neighbouring country Thailand almost doubled for the first quarter this year, compared to the same period in 2014, achieving $261 million in exports on the back of improving economic ties between the two countries.According to the latest data from the trade office at the Thai embassy in.....
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