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Italian exports grew in volume, decreased in value

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Exports marked +4,6% in volume for a value lower than 3,6%. Imports decreased both in volume (-3,1%) and value (-2,7%). The balance is of about 587 million euros (-6,7% against 2013).On the whole, from January to September 2014 Italian companies exported 2 millions and 807 thousand tonnes for a value a.....
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AU: Gov. to gain $6 billion from fresh food GST

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
The Abbott government would raise an extra $6 billion a year if it extended the GST to cover fresh food but Australia's farmers are furious about the suggestion, warning it would have a "negative impact" on farmers and poorer consumers.The Grattan Institute, a think tank, estimates the federal government.....
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Romania: 852.36 tonnes of fruit and veg seized

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Romanian police found over 700 offences and applied approximately 12,800 sanctions between 1 and 28 December 2014 under the coordination of the Economic Crime Investigation Department.Police officers acted to prevent and combat tax evasion during the winter holidays in the trade of food commodities,.....
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Chile: Free trade with China, the U.S. and Australia

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Chilean exports to China, the U.S. and Australia have become tariff-free since 1 January this year; news that was greeted with joy by the country's business sector.Andrés Rebolledo, head of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations (DIRECOM), expressed his satisfaction with this measure, as.....
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USDA crop disaster assistance program extended

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
United States Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency state executive director Leland Swenson reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to purchase expanded noninsured crop disaster assistance program coverage on specialty crops is Jan. 14.“Greater protection is now available through NAP.....
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Transatlantic trade could increase toxic pesticide use

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
International trade agreement proposals could roll back protections from harmful pesticides in the US and EU, according to a new report (pdf) expected to be released Wednesday.As part of the transatlantic trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors, trade groups have recommended policies – under the.....
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Bulgaria: Horti growers encouraged to protest

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Fruit and vegetable growers in Bulgaria have threatened to protest in order to express their disagreement with the way the Ministry of Agriculture is allocating financial support to various sectors, announced BNR.According to the chairman of the Association of greenhouse producers, Krasimir Kjuchukov, the.....
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Politics and Trade: friend or foe?

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
That politics and trade are closely intertwined, is painfully obvious from the Ukraine crisis and the ensuing tensions between Russia and the West. Where in Ukraine actual weapons are used to fight the conflict, Europe, the United States and Russia put up a fight in economic terms. Economic warfare is.....
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Apple tree grows in zero gravity

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Elena Serova is the fourth Russian woman in space, where she will spend 170 days. She is accompanied onboard the ISS by five other people – Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore and Russians Alexander Samokutyaev and Anton Shkaplerov. Apples in orbitIn November Serova.....
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Argentina: Fall in Euro will lead to losses for pome industry

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Yesterday the Euro was valued at US $1.18 and it reached the low prices it had nine years ago.The fall of the Euro will have a negative impact on fruit exports from the Rio Negro Valley and Neuquén that are destined for the European markets. In short, regional entrepreneurs will receive fewer dollars for.....
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UK: Man charged over drive-by potato attacks

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
A Clydebank man has been charged in connection with three assaults after a spate of drive-by potato attacks.The 18-year-old was charged following three separate incidents in which potatoes were allegedly thrown at pedestrians from a car in the Clydebank area.Two people were injured during the attacks,.....
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India: Sangli grapes to be exported to EU

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Grapes on as many as 5,000 acres of plantation land in Sangli district are all set to be exported to European Union (EU) countries. Sangli district is the second largest exporter of grapes in the state after Nashik. It is not yet clear how much grapes will be exported in tonnes. The final figures will be.....
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Bangladesh: Strawberry farming gains momentum

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Commercial farming of strawberry has gained momentum in the Rajshahi region as its cultivation is easy and highly profitable, say experts.Prof AKM Rafiul Islam, president of Bangladesh Strawberry Association, said Strawberry cultivation is as easy as growing potatoes or eggplants, and saplings can be planted.....
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Decrease of neonicotinoids will not currently affect apple growers

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
The Government of Ontario recently announced that it will decrease the usage of neonicotinoids, a group of chemicals which acts as a pesticide. The most widely used pesticide in the world, neonicotinoids target seed treatments in corn and soy bean crop by deterring pests such as aphids and root-feeding.....
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Mexico: Jalisco exports over 90% of berry production

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Fernando Antonio Nava Aguilar, director of the Vegetables and Ornamentals department of the Ministry of Rural Development (Seder) in Jalisco, said Jalisco exported more than 90 percent of the berries the state produces. He also stated that Jalisco ranked first in the production of berries (raspberry,.....
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US (MN): Apple growers meet to improve industry

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
The Minnesota Apple Growers Association met Wednesday at the La Crosse Center for their annual conference.Click here to view the video report.The conference was attended by people from all levels of apple production: from farmers to breeders. They discussed last year's yield as well as expectations for this.....
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Sunburn in apples: A hot problem

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Sunburn is a serious problem that affects fruits and vegetables, particularly in areas of the world where an excess of solar radiation is combined with high temperatures.Sunburn can account for losses of up to 40 percent of the apple crop at the orchard, especially with cultivars such as Fuji, Braeburn, and.....
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Peru: Present for asparagus, future of grapes

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
"European sales during 2014 have met our expectations and we are currently working hard to be ready for the white asparagus campaign, for which we expect a 10% increase in shipments," affirms Jorge Aranguri, director of Danper Trujillo SAC.The first shipments to Europe leave in early January, with good.....
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US (FL): Farmers advised to protect crops

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Temperatures in Northwest Florida are expected to drop below freezing Wednesday, and farmers are being advised to protect their crops.The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering recommendations on different ways you can save your crops. The "My Florida Farm Weather" website will include a.....
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Display contest for USA Pears announced

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:29
Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to introduce a nationwide display contest open to retailers of all sizes in the U.S. and Canada beginning January 15, 2015. The “Pear Up with USA Pears” Display Contest invites retailers to build an eye-catching display of Green Anjou, Red Anjou, and Bosc pears while.....
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