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Spain: Low prices and sales of late oranges

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The situation of previous weeks is being repeated, with low prices for the late orange varieties, as well as an almost complete halt of sales. For their part, Verna lemons have registered a recovery of both prices and sales volumes.Production and sales at orange handling facilityThe significant drop in.....
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AU: Navels running a month late

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The Australian citrus season is well underway, Richard Byllaardt, Managing Director at Seven Fields said that they have now completed their lemon harvest in the Northern Territory and Queensland. The southern lemons will commence in around August."We have started our navel orange harvest now, which is.....
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US (WA): Large U.S. apple crop looming

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
This fall’s national apple crop looks like a big one with a potential record crop in Washington offsetting lighter crops in the two other main apple-producing states, New York and Michigan.Early estimates from meetings of Premier Apple Cooperative in New York and the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association.....
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Spain: High grape prices expected after up to 50% losses in production

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
As Murcia concludes the stonefruit season, the table grape harvest is kicking off.This week, the first table grapes from the municipality of Abarán entered the market; an area which, together with the regions of Blanca and Cieza, was hit by hailstorms last week that affected the latest stonefruit varieties,.....
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UK: Strawberry growers hit back over deadly bug claims

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Strawberry growers across Nottinghamshire have hit back over claims that the summer fruit could contain a deadly bug.A report by the European Food Safety Agency has described frozen strawberries, along with raspberries, as an "emerging public health risk" after being linked to cases of the potentially fatal.....
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US (CA): Almond production could top last year's crop

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The latest USDA forecast on California's almond crop estimates statewide production will top last year's crop. A prolonged drought, however, has growers worried about future production.The Objective Measurement Report released this week forecasts almond production will reach 2.10 billion meat pounds. That.....
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Ecuador exported over 102 million boxes of bananas this year

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
According to a report from the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador, the country has exported a total of 102,799,334 boxes of bananas from different ports.It is worth noting that this is a positive figure, higher than in the same period of previous years. In 2012, 93,728,011 boxes of bananas were.....
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"Kivits-Drunen and Goes family start Goes Handling operation"

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
On June 25, 2014 Kivits-Drunen and the Goes family reached an agreement with Mr. W.J.M. van Andel, the trustee of the Goes companies during bankruptcy, to achieve a sustainable operation in the Handling Center of Goes Handling B.V. Goes is a family company in the logistics sector, with 4 generations active.....
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Spain: Stonefruit harvest to reach 1,579,500 tonnes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
According to estimations of the technical services ofCooperativas Agro-alimentarias de Españain mid-June, the country's stonefruit harvest this season will reach 1,579,550 tonnes, 13.5% more than last year and 17.8% higher than the average of the last five seasons.Regarding the latest data, the.....
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US (IL): Local farmers seeing above average corn

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Illinois' corn farmers finished planting in the first week of June, but from the looks in Winnebago County, many of those farmers say they are happy with the progress.In some areas, stalks are standing over six feet tall and local growers say everything is looking good.Rain and cold weather gave Illinois.....
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Around 17.000 tons of asparagus harvested in Brandenburg

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
2014 was a very good year for asparagus growers in the German state of Brandenburg. In this state they were able to harvest 17.000 tons of asparagus, reports the German website t-online. This is 2000 tons more than in the previous year and a perfect end to the asparagus harvest, says the horticulture society.....
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AU: Keeping tomatoes out of the red with irrigation innovation

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Australian tomato growers will continue with plans to expand processing plants despite global pressure to scale back production.With global competitors down-sizing, Australian growers say smarter investment in irrigation will keep the industry competitive.Industry Development Manager for the Processing.....
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Vegetable prices rise in Sri Lanka due to adverse weather

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Sri Lankan consumers have observed a sharp increase in vegetable prices in the country and the authorities attribute the price increase to the adverse weather prevailed in vegetable-growing regions.Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G Kumarasiri told the national radio that lasting drought in the hill.....
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Bangladesh: Eggplant prices shoot up 150%

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The price of eggplant (brinjal), a popular ingredient in iftar items, has shot up by 150 percent to Tk100 ($1.29 USD) per kilogram in the market ahead of Ramadan.While visiting different kitchen markets on the eve of the fasting month yesterday, this correspondent found brinjal selling for Tk100 ($1.29 USD).....
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Philippines: Gov. warns of veggie shortage in Manila

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Gov. Nestor Fongwan warned consumers in Metro Manila on Monday of shortage of fresh highland vegetables because many truckers from the Cordillera Region have stopped making deliveries to avoid stiff fines imposed by traffic enforcers.He said the number of trucks making trips to Manila have dropped from about.....
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Frieda’s has the cure for ‘Hatch (Chile) Fever’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
Authentic Hatch Chiles are back in season from August through September, and Frieda’s Inc. has guaranteed volume and good supply. Frieda’s team also has the expertise to assist retailers in a Hatch Chile roasting program.“We have worked with many of our retail partners on their Hatch Chile roasting events in.....
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Brazil: Banana plantations in the Mato Grosso are threatened by the Black sigatoka

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The Official Journal of the Federal Republic of Brazil published Normative Instruction No. 15, superseding Statement No. 39, from December 30, 2008, which recognized the area as free of black sigatoka.According to the Secretariat of Agricultural Protection (SDA), the revocation was requested by the.....
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Crimea discussing Belarusian potato supply to the peninsula.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Crimea issued a statement saying that "we are negotiating with the Belarusian a company for the supply of potatoes, if necessary, to the territory of the republic, discussing aspects such as logistical issues and pricing. It is still too early to talk about a.....
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EU estimates a large potato harvest

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The potato harvest in the EU will be 4.4% larger this year than last year, MARS, the European Commission's research bureau in the area of agrarian products, estimates. This would be second largest harvest yield ever in the EU, besides 2011, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) on its.....
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Retail onion prices soar to double of wholesale rates

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:29
The large difference between wholesale and retail prices of onions in markets such as Delhi, Indore, Chandigarh and Mumbai has taken the government by surprise despite several steps announced by it, including an advisory to states to crack down on hoarding and speculation.Data available with the government.....
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