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Low prices for Peruvian avocado in USA

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Avocado shipments from Peru to North America for this year has nearly quadrupled the volume reached last year, which has been accompanied by lower prices compared to its competitors and last season.From week 18 to date, Peru has exported to the US about 4 times the volume exported at the same time last year,.....
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France to strengthen controls on Spanish horticultural exports

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
After the French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, announced he would "intervene" after meeting with representatives of the major agricultural unions and fruit and vegetable organisations, a statement from his department has pointed out that "controls will be strengthened" on both trucks and.....
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Overview sea ports in North West Europe

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Ports, in particular sea ports, are a vital hub in world trade. In this overview, we have listed a number of major ports in Northwest Europe. With six ports in the list of 100 largest seaports worldwide, Europe isn’t doing bad. The attached table lists the twenty largest ports in Europe and the developments.....
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Spain: La Nucia, a new tomato variety

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
A new cherry-plum tomato variety has been born in La Nucia and it will bear the municipality's name. Arno Kahne, an 80 years old German biologist who lives in La Nucia, has created this unique new variety in which each plant can produce up to 200 tomatoes.This new variety is in its authenticity phase. In.....
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According to the Danish, Russia's veto will last less than three months

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
According to a report by experts from a financial institution in Denmark, the Danske Bank, part of the Danske Bank Group that operates in Denmark and in northern Europe, the European Union will resume fruit and vegetable exports to the Russian Federation in less than three months.Analysts from this financial.....
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Chile: "Some producers might be able to meet the Russian demand"

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Entrepreneurs from the Chilean agribusiness sector are negotiating an increase in the short-term export of apples, plums and dried salmon to Russia after Moscow asked Chile to replace the foods from Europe that were banned from entering the country."The Russians have asked us to help them get suppliers. We.....
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Sweet mango success the aim of NT’s top end grower survey

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Enhancing the quality of mangoes in the Northern Territory’s Top End is the goal of a survey currently being conducted amongst producers of the popular tropical fruit. Dozens of growers—as well as packers—will complete a face-to-face, thirty-minute interview that records a range of information about the.....
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Germany: 2014 rhubarb season started early

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
The 2014 rhubarb season in Germany was unusual in several ways, the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) reports. After an early start to the season, the harvest volume didn't develop the same way as in other years. That led to unusual price movements, reluctance in food retail when it comes to.....
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Growers join together to raise consumption of Dutch fruit and vegetables

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
The horticulture sector is coming together in the coalition 'Samen Sterk'. In this, seven important players from the sector - RedStar, Looije, Greenco, Veiling Zon, Harvest House, DOOR Partners and Van Nature - have united to encourage the Dutch consumer to raise the consumption of Dutch fruits and.....
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UK: Itchen Stoke watercress beds dormant 'because of new laws'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Watercress beds dating back 200 years are lying dormant because new charges for running them are too high, a landowner has said.Charles Ranald faces thousands of pounds in costs to pay for licences and to take other measures to limit water pollution. He said the beds at Itchen Stoke used no chemicals or.....
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Tomatoes are Austrians' favourite vegetable

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Tomatoes are the Austrians' favourite vegetable, reports the German website Proplanta.de. In the last year Austrians ate 28 kg of this vegetable, often called 'Paradeiser'here, per head of the population. This means that the consumption has almost doubled over the last twenty years. The Austrian consumer.....
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"Tomatoes from all corners of the former Soviet Union"

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Crop consultant Kees Kranenburg lived in Russia for two years, and is currently back there on holiday. In shops, he doesn't notice the boycott at all. "There are tomatoes from all corners of the former Soviet Union."For two years, Kees Kranenburg worked as a crop consultant for Vyborzhets, a cultivation.....
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Chiquita rejects Brazilian bid of $611m

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Banana firm Chiquita has rejected a takeover bid by Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups, saying it was sticking to its plan to merge with European fruit seller Fyffes.Chiquita said the offer from Brazil was "inadequate" and that it would not hold talks with the groups "at this time", reports the BBC. The board.....
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Netherlands: Imported onions popular, but retail priority lies with European product

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Despite a large availability of Dutch onions, a hefty volume is imported annually from countries like Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, India and Egypt. The German retail In particular is a big market for import onions. Although the quality of imported onions is very high.....
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Eastern Europe: potato prices continue to decrease

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
The potato prices in Russia are under even more pressure. Especially in the south and central region of the European part of the country the size of the harvest and supply continue to increase, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI)on its website. This makes the supply bigger than the.....
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New layer of regulation would boost cost of onions but not safety

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
A proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident of government overreach — regulation for the sake of regulation is fast becoming the.....
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US (ID): Potato disease found in Bingham County

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
University of Idaho seed potato specialists said Thursday that they have detected late blight in potato crops in Bingham County."Late blight is still considered to be the most serious disease of potatoes on a worldwide basis," said University of Idaho seed potato specialist Dr. Phill Nolte.Experts say.....
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Nigeria: Ogun to have 500 new youth-owned cassava production businesses

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
About 500 cassava farming enterprises producing about 0.15 million tons of cassava would emerge in Ogun State, if the state government clears 1,000 hectares out of the 5,000 available for cassava farming in the state.This was disclosed by Segun Adewunmi, president, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA),.....
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Star Farm Pakistan gives Global GAP training in Afghanistan

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
After a mutual agreement between Star Farm Pakistan Private Limited (First Farm Assurer in Pakistan) and FSCAA (Farmer Service Centre Association of Afghanistan), training was given to a group comprising of Farmers, University Teachers, Students, and Agriculture stakeholders in Kabul Province of.....
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Produce Pro announces new Customer RS Hanline

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:29
Produce Pro Software was selected to be the ERP Software and Warehouse Management Solution for RS Hanline. RS Hanline will be implementing Produce Pro in their 220,000 sq foot repacking, fresh-cut/processing, and distribution centre in Shelby, Ohio in late 2014. The RS Hanline team of 7 skilled employees.....
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