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CanadaGAP 'natural choice' for Canadian growers

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
While CanadaGAP, a food safety program benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative, is as rigorous and sound as similar food safety certification programs, the way the program was developed makes it a good choice for Canadian growers, noted Heather Gale, executive director of the CanadaGAP.....
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Peru mango shipments hit record high at end season

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Mango industry in Peru has achieved a successful 2013-14 campaign by shipping 6,100 containers, the Peruvian Mango Exporters’ Association (APEM) has reported.According to APEM’s general manager, Juan Carlos Rivera, the Andean nation has shipped 1,250 more containers than last season due to conditions which.....
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Ecuador: United States bought more bananas than Europe

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
In 2013, banana sales recovered from the sharp drop they had in 2012. However, not all markets have been recaptured. According to the Ecuadorian Association of Banana Exporters (AEBE), the U.S. bought 8.69 percent more boxes of bananas from Ecuador, but the European Union purchased 17.72 percent less.In.....
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Hispalco start with Spanish stonefruit, Galia and watermelons

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Spanish company Hispalco have started with the Galia and watermelon season. As with every year, the company specialise in the Monna Lisa and Unicorn brands. "To define us on the market and price competition, we are convinced that we should only place value in the quality and taste of product," explains.....
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"Expensive onion and little supply, trend same overall"

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
About a week and a half ago the onion market saw an increase in prices. The price, depending on the quality, is between 26 and 28 cents per kilo. "But in order to buy in you must consider going for 25 cents", concludes Andre van Damme of Dacomex from Holland. It is the same old story, the advantage is with.....
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AU: Freshcut pineapple supply grew 18% in 5 years

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Tropical Pineapples market pineapples from Australia's largest group of pineapple growers, growing on the Queensland coast from Rollingstone in the north, right down to Beerwah in southern Queensland. As a group they supply 1 million trays of pineapples grown on around 1500 acres of land over 22.....
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Cultivation area and climate affects potato flavour.

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Not every potato is the same, the taste can vary depending on where it is cultivated and climate, the German news magazine 'Focus' reports on it's website.Where it is cultivated and the climate impacts on the flavour of the potato, explains Jutta Kling of the Competence Centre of Organic Agriculture,.....
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New 600 hectare asparagus farm in Berlin

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
There is competition amongst Germany's asparagus growers just north of Berlin. In the district of Oberhavel in 2016, a new large asparagus company from Bayern plan on cultivating 600 hectares. This area will total 40% of Beelitz's asparagus crop, which totals around 1500 hectares.Josef Jakobs, is one of the.....
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New Mexico chili pepper production falls

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
New Mexico production of chili peppers fell sharply last year.Southwest Farm Press reports there were 16 percent fewer acres of chili peppers planted in 2013.A decade ago, New Mexico growers harvested more than 100,000 of the peppers each fall, while last year only 65,000 tons were produced.Experts say the.....
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Spain: Vega Baja vegetable crops in jeopardy

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Growers in the Vega Baja region, Spain, saw their hopes rise on Easter Monday when heavy rains fell for half an hour, providing a break to the intense heat registered this April in southern Alicante. But the joy lasted for just half an hour, "although it is was certainly better than no water at all," says.....
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Mexico was first to cultivate peppers, according to scientists

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
A team of scientists led by Paul Gepts, of the University of California at Davis, United States; José de Jesús Luna Ruiz, of the Agricultural Science Centre of the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes in Mexico; and Gary P. Nabhan, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, United States, have found the.....
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Potato farmers in P.E.I. say planting is on hold

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Some potato farmers in P.E.I. say the unseasonably cold weather this year has put a halt to planting — and the early premium-priced June spuds that come with it.David MacLeod says his farm is often dry and warm this time of year but this year is different. He has only just managed to plant a few acres of.....
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3.5% increase in NEPG estimated potato 2014

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Based upon first indications and grower surveys where available, the NEPG initial area estimate for the five potato producing countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and GB) indicates growth in ware potatoes (excluding seed and starch) for the 2014 season. At almost 550,000 ha this is an.....
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Turbana expands Tropicals line to include seven new options for retailers

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Turbana Corporation, the expert in tropical produce, announced today that it has expanded its Tropical program to include seven new tasty items. Groovy Coconut, Aji Cachucha, Avocado, Ginger, Habanero Pepper, Malanga Amarilla and Sour Orange have been added, which, combined with Turbana’s existing tropicals.....
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Rwanda pineapples find ready buyers

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Rwanda is experiencing good pineapple sales and this is contributing to more farmers joining pineapple farming.“Before, pineapples had a very low market and the prices were very low forcing farmers to stop growing them, but with the current market and an increase in price from the Rwf50 to between Rwf100 and.....
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Grab-a-bag' accounts for a 40% reduction in plastic bag use

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Shekeltronix is an Israeli organisation founded in 2005. The company develops special solutions for retailers. The concept 'Grab-a-bag' is an innovative solution for the surplus and waste of plastic carrier bags. Ido Cohen explains, "Plastic bags are used worldwide by supermarkets and retailers and.....
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Profits for Fruitmasters despite decreased value of Citronas property

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
Royal Fruitmasters Group UA, is optimistic about prospects for the fruit sector in The Netherlands. On Wednesday during the fruit corporation's annual general meeting, figures were produced from 2013 which showed an slight rise in profits by 0.66 million and a turnover of around 8% to 208.5 million Euros......
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BelOrta makes positive result of 8.8 million Euro

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
BelOrta (Mechelse Veilingen + Coöbra + Veiling Borgloon) presented its results in 2013 during the general meeting on Thursday April 24 2014. BelOrta had good news with a positive result; 6% dividend for the shareholders andlarge facilities in terms of cooperative restitution.In total BelOrta generated a.....
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Ocean Spray to open $110 million, 315,000-square-foot facility

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
A $110 million, 315,000-square-foot bottling factory constructed for Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has been completed.A ceremonial grand opening for the facility on 45 acres at 151 Boulder Drive in Upper Macungie, Pa., is scheduled for Tuesday.The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.....
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Argentina creates a new information procedure for containers

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29
The Federal Gross Revenue Administration (AFIP), the Argentine body responsible for tax control, announced a new information procedure for the containers engaged in international freight.Under the General Resolution 3615, the Argentine government seeks to deepen customs controls by implementing an advanced.....
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