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“Quality plays a bigger role than price in the citrus market”

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Goede Hoop Citrus, established in 1926, is one of the oldest companies in South Africa’s citrus industry. It holds a leading position, not only in terms of business, but also social responsibility, with the percentage of shares in the hands of its black employees, not only permanent ones (91), but also.....
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"If asparagus price goes down slowly, mushroom trade will continue nicely"

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
The mushroom trade has been stable for quite a while. "It's really a very boring market, with prices being around the same level for a long time now," says Danny Schrama of Schrama Champignons, The Netherlands. He thinks a stable market situation is good. "If the market goes up and down, it's usually more.....
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Spain: Green asparagus campaign kicks off in Guadalajara

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
The green asparagus campaign has kicked off in Guadalajara with good prospects due to the winter rains.The province of Guadalajara is one of Spain's largest asparagus producers, exceeding 500 hectares of crops with a production of 3 million kilos in over 70 farms mostly located in the municipalities of Torre.....
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Israel: Fund to help pepper growers diversify

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
The Agriculture and Finance ministries – in conjunction with the Israel Farmer’s Federation – have launched a NIS 100 million program to incentivize Arava Desert- based farmers to diversify from growing peppers.Under the program, farmers who agree to convert their pepper-growing areas to other crops are.....
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Asparagus season begins in France

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Asparagus producers brought their first harvest to the shops on Thursday. The asparagus are of an early variety and look good, tender, and are certainly very tasty. The asparagus are sold for €5 to €7/kilo bunch. On Sunday the Asparagus Festival will take place, where the highlight of the day will be the.....
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Good demand for Armenian tomatoes, cucumbers

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Some 200 tons of tomatoes and 1,000 tons of cucumbers were exported from Armenia over the first three months of 2015, Armenian Deputy Agriculture Minister Robert Makaryan said Tuesday at a news conference. He mentioned for comparison that 1 tons of tomatoes and 3 tons of cucumbers were exported over a period.....
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NZ: Demand for heirloom tomatoes growing

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Anthony Tringham has always liked growing things. When he was little he planted the pips of lemons and oranges in small yoghurt pots and willed them to grow into trees.Sadly the seedlings were all lost to the lawnmower before they outgrew the grass, but he didn't give up.In later years he studied.....
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Italy: Gap in Spanish supply filled by the Dutch

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
The Sicilian pepper season is ending, as is the Spanish one in Almeria, so the Dutch are going strong. "In Italy there are few high-quality peppers. The Sicilian season is ending so the produce is not really perfect and production in Campania still has to start. That is why we turned to Spain, though over.....
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One week until Medfel starts!

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Next weeks the Medfel will open its doors. The Medfel helps its visitors to organise their visit to the tradefair and to book appointments with exhibitors.At the moment more than 220 companies are registered. This includes producers and distributors from around the Mediterranean together with logistic.....
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"Promoting new sustainability standard for bananas"

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
AgroFair imported the world's first Fairtrade bananas to the EU in 1996. At the time, well-known multinationals still snubbed Fairtrade, but now the Fairtrade bananas have conquered many store shelves. Managing director Hans-Willem van der Waal thinks that's a good development, but as an added disadvantage,.....
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Dominican Republic: Revitalizing banana sector

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
The Ministry of Agriculture with support from regional and international organisations has embarked on a programme to revitalise the banana and plantain sectors.Last week, the first shipment of plantlets from France arrived in Dominica and was transplanted at the agricultural station in Portsmouth.Head of.....
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"Less interest in new potatoes during Easter"

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
During Easter, there was less interest for the new harvest in the potato market than in other years. According to Jurgen Duthoo of Bart's Potato Company, more volumes were sold in other years. "This probably has something to do with the fact that a lot of 'old' harvest is still available on the market. Those.....
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Good harvest expected in Belarus in 2015

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
This year Belarus intends to get harvest as good as last year's. The matter was discussed during the working visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Minsk Oblast where he visited the agricultural enterprise Ozeritsky-Agro, BelTA has learned.The head of state was informed about the progress of the.....
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Onions lose all value in China

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Due to the collapse in prices, some farmers in China are having to give away their onion harvest to passers-by who are willing to bend over and pick them. Farmers in the Henan province are seeing prices of their harvest collapse. Picking the onions would cost the producers more than selling them. At.....
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Italy: Good trend for new potatoes from Syracuse

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
"It is a good period for new potatoes from Syracuse. After the strong rain in March, there is 30% less produce and the domestic market is lively. Prices should be satisfactory from mid April," explains Nello Alba, sole administrator of Oranfrizer.(photo by Oranfrizer)."The cold temperatures are instead.....
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NY eliminates “nuisance fees”

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
It’s a good day to be a potato fan in New York. Ditto for supporters of antique and miniature boilers, animal rendering plants, and operators of ski lifts. And for anyone with a career in lasers or food salvage, put your hands together in applause.The reason for the rejoicing is the elimination of dozens of.....
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Two mangoes sell for over €2,000 in Japan

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
A pack of two mangoes were sold for ¥300,000 (€2,340) on Monday in Japan at the first auction of the season in Miyazaki, on the island of Kyushu, a record price for the second year in a row. The happy buyer, a large shop in Fukuoka, is offering the fruit at a cut price to it’s clients, at ¥210,000. These.....
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India: Closure of Bangladesh market worries mango growers

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Mango hotspot Malda is expecting exceptionally high level of production this year. But the delight comes riding a major worry for post harvest stage as export option to Bangladesh is practically closed now.West Bengal's Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia, all these three districts put together is considered as the.....
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Serres Sagami buys Savoura tomato producer in Quebec

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
Serres Sagami confirmed on Friday that they would acquire all assets from Serres du Saint-Laurent, producer of the brand Savoura. Serres Sagami promise to keep all 190 employees and ensure that no personnel reorganisation is planned. Thanks to this acquisition, the company now has 25 hectares in Quebec. They.....
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CaroTrans enhances direct service to Northern Europe

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:29
CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a new weekly LCL service from New York to Helsinki, Finland, a key hub for consolidations into Northwestern Russia. This direct service option eliminates transshipment costs and delays.....
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