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South Delta grown potatoes on the menu

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Two local farms figure prominently in the menu of Canada's longest-running restaurant chain.White Spot this week unveiled its new Celebrate BC summer menu, which highlights local ingredients and select wines, including produce grown by Delta's Windset Farms, a major greenhouse operation, and Felix Farms, a.....
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Indian govt to launch special program to tackle excess pesticides

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
The government is planning to launch a special program to address the growing concerns over excessive use of pesticides in vegetables and fruits. The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) is preparing to launch a separate program to tackle the problem as the budget for the fiscal year 2014/15 couldn´t.....
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Czech Republic: Growers to be granted easier access to subsidies

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Czech fruit and vegetable growers (as well as producers of other foods) will be granted better access to subsidies. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka (KDU-CSL), after talks with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD).Minister Jurečka stressed that the government will.....
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Russia hits back at Georgia over trade agreement with European Union

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Just three weeks after down-playing the anticipated impact on bilateral relations of Georgia's Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union, Russia is moving to suspend the Free Trade Agreement it signed with Georgia two decades ago. Senior Georgian officials in turn are now.....
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Colombia vs. Peru: Which nation has fastest-growing economy?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Peru has enjoyed uninterrupted growth for a decade, but now it's time to pass on the torch to another country. Peru's neighbor to the north, Colombia, now leads with the fastest growing economy in the region.In an article appearing in The Economist's newest edition, the magazine explains how Colombia.....
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US (IA): Farm couple invests in antioxidant-rich aronia berry

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
When Dean Mangrich tuned in to his favorite agriculture broadcasting program, the Big Show, on WHO-AM out of Des Moines in 2011, he didn’t expect to hear a word that would forever shape his greatest passion.That word is “aronia.”“People were talking about this new berry, this tart berry, that had lots of.....
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Apricot Rakia from Silistra to be in short supply this year

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
The famous apricot rakia (brandy) from the region around the town of Silistra, in north eastern Bulgaria, this year will be in short supply, reports the Darik national radio.Spring ground frosts and torrential rains and hailstorms in May and June virtually destroyed the early apricots. The varieties that.....
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Soft fruit in Russian Buryatia yields well

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
The yield of soft fruit in Buryatia this year is considered to be good, i.e. on the level of 80-90%. Spring frosts affected stone fruit, but did not damage late-flowering soft fruit. Due to summer droughts, the soft fruit has not grown to its maximum size, but it is rich in biologically active substances,.....
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Peach prices in France collapse due to Spanish dumping

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Unless a miracle occurs or a permanent blockage of routes from Spain, peach prices have little chance of increasing significantly between now and the end of the season. Cédric Sabaté, a producer in the Pyrénées-Orientales expects a huge loss over the 2014 season. “The prices plummeted at the end of June......
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Report catapults Dominican melons to agro free zone

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Just eight years after Bloomberg reported resumed fruit exports to Japan after a ban lasting nearly 80 years, the area’s industrial free zones of textiles, footwear and pharmaceuticals now has another attraction, melons.The company Melysol, SRL, can also boast success as it joins San Pedro’s numerous.....
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Rooting out the best genes in apple rootstocks

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
By studying the nutrient content of leaves and the DNA of apple trees, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Geneva, New York, have identified key genes that could boost the nutrient uptake, productivity and dwarfing characteristics of rootstocks critical to the nation's $3 billion apple.....
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Maui Citizens get November vote on GMO's and pesticides

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Registered Maui County voters will be asked in November to ratify a temporary moratorium on GMO and Pesticide crop production and open-air experimentation until an Environmental and Public Health Impacts Study (EPHIS) of the practices specific to the fields in Maui County show scientific proof that the.....
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AU: Organic pays dividends for Riverina citrus grower

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Finding an organic orange farm in Australia's largest citrus growing region is pretty rare.But criss-cross between rice farms, vineyards, and paddocks of wheat and you'll come across Martin O'Donnell's property.For the last 16 years, he's been developing an organic orchard at Willbriggie on the outskirts of.....
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Dangerous citrus pest heading toward Salinas Valley

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
A tiny insect the size of an aphid has wreaked havoc on Florida's citrus crop over the past couple of years – costing growers there millions of dollars – and has now entered Southern California and is moving north toward Monterey County.Called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, the insect itself is fairly benign, but.....
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Charles Hawthorne: He oversaw groves when citrus was king

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
During half a century in Central Florida's citrus industry, Charles Edward Hawthorne made deals with only his word and a handshake."We never had any dispute over anything during 50 years of doing business together," said one-time citrus magnate Jerry Chicone Jr., who described his former mentor as a "true.....
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India: Nagpur student to help orange export to Netherlands

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
City student Bablu Kawduji Chaudhari, who is doing his master's degree in agriculture production at Wageningen University in Netherland on a Rs 25 lakh scholarship for a year, has his way Vidarbha farmers will be able to export the Nagpur mandarin to Netherlands in next season. He has already chalked out a.....
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Philippines: Imported garlic price drop noted

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
The price of imported and hawaiian garlic continues to drop based on the price monitoring of the Philippine Statistic Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS) 11 on Friday.The price of imported garlic went down to P140 to P160 as of last week from P180 to P200 price the week before while the.....
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UK: FSA Publishes UK Allergen Labeling Guidance

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Effective this December, manufacturers in the European Union must adhere to new allergen labeling rules under the recently passed European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC). To help manufacturers make the transition, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) just published allergen labeling.....
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Pecan production rising in Arizona

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Increased interest in tree nuts as a healthy food and strong demand from China have spurred pecan production in Arizona.Arizona’s 2013 pecan production was an estimated 22.5 million utilized pounds, up 13 percent from 2012 and 22 percent higher than 2011, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department.....
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Iran: Pistachio waste transformed in to building material

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29
Biocomposites and nanotechnology are two areas drawing attention today from researchers and the industry alike. In Iran, researchers from, among others, Isfahan University of Technology have combined the two to produce a new kind of nanocomposite, based on pistachio shell, an agro-waste that has high tensile.....
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