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Driscoll’s celebrates second harvest glasshouse blackberries

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
As a result of continuous investments in applied research and extensive breeding programmes, Driscoll’s started with their second harvest of glasshouse blackberries in the Netherlands this year. By producing in both spring and autumn, the berry company is able to extend the blackberry season in Northern.....
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Fresh Solutions Network named as a finalist for PMA Impact Award in packaging

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and excellence in the Side Delights Gourmet Petite potato product line.The Produce Marketing Association reported that 56 companies submitted 67 entries. The Impact Award.....
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Venezuela seeks to increase exports to Russia

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, at a meeting in Moscow in July 2013.REUTERS / Maxim ShemetovThe Venezuelan government plans to boost exports of raw materials and agricultural products and to Russia, taking advantage of the current tariffs in force and the.....
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Spain: Onion prices at origin drop as low as 5 cents per kilo

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
The sale of late onions has been cut short by the Russian veto on Western products, adding to the oversupply in both Castile-La Mancha and in some European countries, which has led to market saturation. Late onions will be stored in cold storage to be sold until March.Late onions, also known as Reca, are.....
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University students explore Fresh Summit and produce industry opportunities

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
More than 40 students from 13 universities will join 20,000+ fresh produce and floral industry members in Anaheim, California this October for the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo. As part of the PMA Foundation Career Pathways program created in 2004 with the help of Jay and Ruthie Pack Family.....
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Turkey: August vegetable export up 50% in 2014

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
This past August Turkey exported 50% more vegetables than last August, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de. According to the 'Mediterranean Exporter Union' tomatoes made up the bulk of exports, adding up to 28% of all vegetable exports. 1,000 tons of potatoes were exported from Turkey. Since last.....
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Planning underway for leek growers’ association agronomy day

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Planning is now underway for the forthcoming Leek Growers’ Association Agronomy Day, to be run in conjunction with NIAB Field Trails to be held at Lawrence Bridge Farm, Wimblington Road, Manea, March, PE15 0JRWe are delighted to announce that both Seminis and Syngenta have agreed to sponsor this event and we.....
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Germany: broccoli supply still tight

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
There is still a supply of broccoli in Germany, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) (Agricultural Market Information Service). A significant increase in the yield is not yet in sight. However, the current high prices surge this week as there is more resistance in the food trade.....
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Spain: Canary tomato production could grow by up to 60%

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
It will be possible to achieve substantial improvements in both the production volumes and quality of export tomatoes in the Canary Islands, as long as their cultivation is optimised by introducing changes in cultivation techniques and applying improvements to the protective structures, such as by.....
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McDonald's offers Sweet Potato Wedges for limited time

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
For a limited time, McDonald’s is offering a fresh take on its beloved French Fries in the form of thick-cut sweet potato wedges. McDonald’s Sweet Potato Wedges are a rare attempt by the company to offer something new in the fries department. For the asking price of $3.95, you get a single serve in a.....
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Bananas kept fresh for longer

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
This tasty treat, with its characteristic shape and yellowish colour, is one of the most popular foods amongst athletes, as it provides a valuable combination of carbohydrates and easy to assimilate essential micronutrients that are ideal to obtain a constant supply of energy before (or during) a workout.As.....
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NEPG expects record harvest in North-Western Europe

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011 when production reached a 26.8 million tons.Based upon a five year average yield data and various trial digs in the 5 key countries it is estimated that production could be.....
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20/20 Global, Inc. signs $10 million potato and onion contract

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
20/20 Global, a Nevada corporation which provides services for the wholesale fresh produce industry, announced today that it has signed potato and onion contracts with one of the largest food service companies in North America. The potato contract is for 12 months totalling 780,000 cases or approximately.....
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"Annabelle is a real family potato in Germany"

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
During this year's Potato Europe in Germany, HZPC was one of the exhibitors. In its stand, various potato varieties were shown, but the emphasis was on Annabelle. "This variety has been in existence for a number of years, but it still has a lot of potential," says Feico Born, product manager Retail Fresh......
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Indonesian quota a boost for Thai durian traders

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
An opportunity has arisen for Thai durian exporters to increase sales of the "king of fruit", following Indonesia's recent decision to grant a special Thai quota for durians, after previously planning to halt all imports during the second half of the year.Somkiat Triratpan, deputy director-general of the.....
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Philippines: Great opportunities for growing dragon fruits

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Dragon fruit is known for its many health benefits, but few people know that this crop can also help mitigate climate change by turning the underutilized and idle areas to productive farms. Dragon fruit, known as pitahaya in Central and South America where it is endemic, was introduced in the Philippines in.....
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Chilean kiwis promoted in Poland

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Representatives of ProChile held a meeting with Polish importers at Warsaw's Agricultural and Food Wholesale Market of Bronisze with the goal of analysing the potential development in the import of fresh fruit from Chile in the context of a dynamically evolving trade and economic cooperation between Poland.....
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Peru: The Hass avocado cluster in the Chinchero corridor will boost Apurimac’s production

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Starting next year, the production of the Hass avocado cluster, sponsored by Sierra Exportadora in the Chinchero corridor in Apurimac, will increase, as 80 to 100 acres of new crops will start producing.These acres will progressively increase the region’s Hass avocado production until, by the fifth year, we.....
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Meet and coach your next business relation in tropical and exotic fruit from Colombia

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
CBI, PROEXPORT Colombia, ASOHOFRUCOL and ANALDEX have joined forces to coach future exporters in the Tropical and Exotic Fresh Fruit sector in Colombia with an Export Coaching Programme. In order to make the most out of this programme they are involving European entrepreneurs. Are you interested in.....
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Domex Superfresh Growers® launch of a new social media promotion

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:29
Domex Superfresh Growers®, a global leader in the growing and shipping of fresh apples, pears, cherries and apricots, continues to provide retailers with innovative tools to connect with consumers with the launch of a new social media promotion called “Your Awesome Apple Recipe Sweepstakes”.Domex Superfresh.....
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