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Bad start for Turkish agriculture in 2015

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Floods, frost and snowstorms in early 2015 have caused significant damage to agricultural producers in Turkey; as a result, the industry expects another year with low yields. Hundreds of fruit and vegetable growers in many provinces of Turkey have suffered severe losses as a result of the recent floods.....
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Lidl to open largest distribution centre in Spain

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
On Wednesday the German supermarket chain, Lidl, has started construction on what will be the largest logistics centre in Europe. The plans for this were already announced three years ago. The centre is being built in Alcalá de Henares on a large plot of land next to the M-300, where a large branch of.....
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Peru may export mango to South Korea in 2015/2016

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
The general manager of the Peruvian Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (EMPA), Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, stated that a delegation of South Korea's Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) would be arriving in Peru in the first week of February to verify the country's phytosanitary protocols to.....
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Uganda gets potato processor

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Uganda has registered a first value addition factory. It is a first in potato processing not only in the country but also in the region save for Kenya that already has two.A multimillion dollar processing plant to serve potato farmers in three countries was last Friday commissioned in Kisoro, some 510 km.....
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Grapes from South Africa dominate German wholesale

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
The current wholesale market report (no. 04/2015) of the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) shows that there was a slight decrease in grape prices on the German wholesale markets. Mainly grapes from South Africa were traded. Especially the varieties Prime Seedless, Flame Seedless and.....
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Sweet peppers from Spain lead to price increase

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
German wholesale markets were dominated mostly by Spanish sweet peppers. That was stated by the German Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) in their current wholesale market report (no. 04/2015). The Spanish supply was low, but could be supplemented by Turkish, Greek, Moroccan and Israeli peppers,.....
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Bulgaria: Only 14% of tomatoes domestically produced

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Last December, 11% of all tomatoes marketed in Bulgaria were domestically produced; in January, this percentage has slightly increased, reaching 14%, according to Eduard Stoychev, president of the State Commission on Securities and Stock Exchange.Bulgaria's greenhouse production is more expensive than that.....
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South Africa: New vision for agriculture

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
There was a new vision for agriculture in the province, MEC Cyril Xaba said on Tuesday. At the heart of it was a co-ordinated approach - and a plan to create a million jobs by 2030.Xaba was speaking at a meeting between his department and various commercial agricultural organisations and roleplayers when.....
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Ghana: Measures to ensure hassle free exports

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Wallace Akondor has assured that measures are being instituted to ensure that exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables enjoy hassle free processes and procedures at the scanner sites in the port.A committee will be formed to deal with these.....
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Bulgaria: Ministry of Agriculture to support domestic producers

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
At a conference of the Union of Danube Growers in Ruse, the Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Desislava Taneva, assured growers that they would receive funds under the Scheme of Assistance for Quality Fruits and Vegetables in mid-February.Taneva announced that from 5 to 27 February producers can.....
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Severe flooding hits Malawi

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.A state of emergency has been declared in 15 of Malawi’s 28 districts, and 63,000 hectares of land are under water, the Food.....
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US (OH): Bumper crop urban farming

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Agriculture has been "cropping up" more frequently in unexpected places in urban settings across Ohio, according to OSU extension educator Mike Hogan.Hogan, who recently was elected president of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents, spoke to about 50 listeners Tuesday at the North End.....
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Ontario apples high in demand

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Although prices may be off, apples are currently high in demand due to consumers searching for a more health conscious snack; consumers also receive an excellent value. “To help maintain the interest and demand, the Ontario Apple Growers are conducting an in-store sampling program starting mid-February.....
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Wisconsin tart cherry crops down in 2014

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Wisconsin made two-and-a-half percent fewer apples last year than in 2013 -- but the preliminary harvest was still a lot bigger than in 2012, when bad weather hurt the crop.The USDA said the Badger State produced 40.7 million pounds of apples last year -- about 1 million fewer than the previous year, but.....
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Poland: Weather affecting raspberries, strawberries

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
It seems that this season prices of raspberries will be quite good. In chile crops of raspberries are at 15 - 30% lower than year ago. Poor weather in Serbia also influenced the volume of production but final results will be known soon. It is expected that poor weather conditions will have an influence on.....
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Argentina: Citrus producers predict difficult year

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Dante Grigolatto, president of the Citrus Federation of Entre Rios (Fecier), stated that the exchange rate would also complicate the Argentine citrus sector."We knew that there would be 30 to 40 percent more output in the 2014 season and that it would be a difficult year if we were unable to export to the.....
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French man posts letter using sticker from banana label

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
A man from a small village in the South West of France sent himself a letter using a sticker from a banana instead of a real stamp. To his great surprise the envelope stamped with the “Banane de Guadeloupe et de Martinique” sticker arrived at its destination with no additional charges!
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Africa: Drought triggers ARC insurance payout

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) will pay US $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month. Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, which paid a combined premium of US $8 million, will use the payout to mobilize early interventions in response to drought based on.....
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Kenya: Fresh produce exporters demanding EU compensation

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Exporters of fresh produce to the European Union are demanding Sh1 billion in compensation from the union after Kenya was reinstated to preferential market access to Europe. The amount is a result of losses dealers are said to have lost through taxes imposed on fresh produce destined for the EU over a period.....
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Italy: Adfruit discusses kiwis stopped in Taiwan

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:29
Adelino Cordioli, owner of Adfruit and Giulia Frutta, talked about the kiwi containers that were denied access to Taiwan: "The correct positioning of probes is essential, that is why I need to thank agronomist Giovanni Bulzacca and the technicians of the Phytosanitary service in Verona, who set up the probes.....
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