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Obama warns against US overreaction to Greek crisis

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President Barack Obama has said the US administration was taking the Greek debt crisis seriously but warned against overreactions at home, saying that it was primarily an issue of concern to Europe.Speaking at a joint news conference with Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, Mr Obama said that his.....
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US: NW farmers await overdue guest workers

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Hundreds of farm workers from Mexico are now making their way to the Northwest after a major delay. A computer glitch crippled the U.S. visa system, including a guest worker program that Northwest farmers increasingly rely on. Buses sat on the U.S. side of the Tijuana border, ready to shuttle workers north......
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Summer DIY: watermelon keg

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Avianca enhances cargo area and looks to Europe and Asia

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2015 will be the year for cargo area of the Colombian airline Avianca. Even though they assume that the economic downturn has slowed the overall market, their projections are optimistic and they want to secure their routes to Europe and Asia.As a matter o fact, they aspire to grow 8% in billed cargo and 12%.....
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Costa Rica maintains red alert in areas affected by storm

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The National Emergency Commission (CNE) maintains a red alert in the communities of Talamanca, Matina, Pococí, Siquirres, Guácimo (Limón), Sarapiqui (Heredia) and Turrialba (Cartago), due to heavy rains.San Carlos, Upala, Los Chiles and Guatuso continue on yellow alert, while in the central Pacific is in.....
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Philippines: Dutch queen tours pineapple farm

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has proved an official trip doesn't have to be dull, stepping out on Tuesday in a bright yellow ensemble as she visited a pineapple farm south of Manila in the Philippines.The Queen coordinated with her surroundings, with a striking gold and blue shirt with accompanying.....
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French peach harvest to decrease

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On the 1st June 2015, annual peach, nectarine, brugnon and pavie production is estimated to be 3% lower than the harvest in 2014 and is expected to reach 226,000 tons. This is 14% below the 2010-2014 average, taking into account that acreage has decreased by 13% over this period. In Languedoc-Roussillon,.....
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French melons: Increase in yield expected despite decrease in acreage

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With harvest and imports currently decreasing, the offer is modest. Prices in May have slightly increased compared to 2014, but they are lower than the 2010-2014 average. Acreage is lower than the previous season, continuing a trend recorded since 2010, but an increase in yield should make up for the.....
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Argentina: San Juan works on protocol to export grapes to Brazil, bromide free

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The province of San Juan is Argentina's main producer and exporter of fresh grapes, a crop that requires intensive labour. In 2012 exports to Brazil fell by 60% due to the demand for bromination, an activity for which the sector lacked infrastructure.The authorities of San Juan are working closely with the.....
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US (NJ): Great start for blueberry harvest

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The Blueberry harvest is underway in New Jersey, and according to Atlantic County blueberry grower and New Jersey Farm Bureau member, Denny Doyle, it is a beautiful crop this year. The rain that fell in New Jersey over the last few weeks followed by current drier conditions is ideal for a good crop. Doyle.....
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Netherlands: "Tough sales top fruit recently, but no question of panic"

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The top fruit trade is having a bit of a tough time at the moment. "There are few spikes, it's just meandering a bit," says trader Kees Oskam. The quality, according to the top fruit grower - given the time of year and the harvest that started three weeks earlier - has been very reasonable."Prices are.....
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Sunlight International is shipping grapes from sensational crop

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Early-season green and red seedless grape varieties are exceptional this year and shipping now, under Sunlight International’s Pretty Lady for the Summer promotion.Despite the drought, this crop already has high brix levels that are expected to increase, along with excellent size and brilliant flavor, making.....
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AU: Melon conference with a difference

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The Australian Melon Association is set to continue its innovative approach to horticulture industry conferences with the 2016 Melon Industry Conference & Field Days next March 2016 in Mildura. Following the success of the on-farm conference in Bundaberg in 2013, the next national melon industry.....
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China: Blueberry processing has massive potential for growth

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On May 28, the first China Blueberry Industry Processing Forum was held in Zhuji, Zhejiang, attracting over 700 attendees. Experts believe that the blueberry industry, although still in its nascent stage in China, has massive potential for growth. In the future, market demand for deep processed blueberry.....
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Spain: More domestic cherries at Mercadona

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This season, Mercadona will once again have Spanish cherries in its fresh fruit range. The company plans to buy about 6,000 tonnes (50% more than in the previous season) up until late July from growers in the Jerte Valley, Tiétar Valley, Coria y La Vera, the region of Valdejalón (Zaragoza) the region of Bajo.....
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France : Stonefruit to decrease

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Medfel’s crop forecasts have just been reviewed and they are now estimating 2.9 million tons of peaches and nectarines (excl. pavies) compared to the 2.97 million tons first predicted in May. This is a -7% decrease for France and -9% decrease in Greece compare to the first estimates. There is a -4% decrease.....
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Okanagan apples almost ready to cross globe

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The general manager of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association says they are about a month away from knowing if Okanagan apples will be bound for one of the largest markets in the world.Glen Lucas says he had hoped they would have the answers to whether or not local apples will be a good fit for India by the end.....
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Stonefruit prices plunge, 30% down in ten days

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Murcia's stonefruit campaign is already at an advanced stage, with around 80% of peaches and nectarines harvested, as well as 70% of the Paraguayo peaches and plums, while the apricot season is already practically finished. Initial forecasts pointed to a production 10% greater than what has been harvested......
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Italy: Producers worried about low peach prices

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"Excluding B grades for a week would be enough to help the market," explains a producer from the Veneto."It would at least help us understand if Italian peaches still make sense or if Spanish produce is enough to meet our domestic demand. If Italy still has a place on the market though, production and.....
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Hungary: Start of the watermelon campaign

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Next week, a large volume of Hungarian watermelon is expected to hit the shelves; as a result, the Ministry of Agriculture is urging consumers to avoid buying imported produce.In 2014, Hungarian watermelon growers cultivating some 6,000 hectares produced approximately 220,000 tonnes of watermelons. For their.....
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