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‘AsiaFruitLogistica is the annual event for fruit & vegetable professionals in Asia’

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‘AsiaFruitLogistica is the annual event for fruit and vegetable professionals in Asia,’ says Jean Baptiste Pinel, Managing Director of PRIM’LAND. ‘As France’s leading kiwi fruit in Asia over the last 20 years, OSCAR® has been at the trade fair for many years now. It’s a great opportunity to meet the majority.....
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AU: Veggies on verge of 'extinction'

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Where grandma planned a week ahead, families are now planning their meals on a day-to-day basis.This was one of the research observations delivered to International Horticultural Congress delegates from Professor of Behavioural Science Tony Worsley, Deakin University, Victoria.His address at the opening.....
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The changing face of salads at fast food chains

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As far as fast-food salad goes, Wendy’s (WEN) considers itself a leader. The burger chain added two salads to the permanent menu in March—Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad—and for the summer it’s offering a strawberry salad. In an earnings call earlier this month, Wendy’s chief.....
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Butterkin growing with success across the U.S. and Canada

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Butterkin, a flavourful new variety of winter squash developed for its distinctive flavour and texture, has been quickly adopted by growers across the U.S. and Canada. With over 300 growers in 34 US states and five Canadian providences, growers are expressing a great deal of enthusiasm for Butterkin.“The.....
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Italy: It's pumpkin season!

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After the good season of 2013, Azienda agricola Valleri has decided to increase the areas destined to pumpkin cultivation.Pumpkins are cultivated between May and autumn on 2 hectares of open fields equipped with supporting structures for the climber varieties."This year, production is two weeks early, but.....
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Potato market sentiment far below par

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In the potato market, growers and traders live from day to day. "It's very unpredictable at the moment", Bart Nemegheer of the Aardappelhoeve laments. "Demand is good, but prices are far below par. There is too much supply, and I expect that will last a while yet. At least until the entire yield is.....
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Honduras expands markets for tubers and ginger

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The representative of the Association of Producers, Hilsa Díaz Zelaya, said Honduras had increased its exports of taro, yams, and other non-traditional products to the European market.The country is opening new markets and almost all are related to tubers such as taro, sweet potato, potato, and ginger.Diaz.....
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Argentina: Sweet potato registers bad prices since 2013

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Producers in the area of Siete Palmas currently grow sweet potatoes, among other crops. A grower in the area, Juan Gerber, spoke about their current situation. "The area of Siete Palmas' plantations was recently hit by a frost, but it did not affect us too much and no major problems were reported with the.....
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Spain: Almeria increased potato production by 163% in 2013

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The Spanish province of Almeria devotes just under 500 hectares to the cultivation of potatoes, from which it produced 10.8 million kilos in 2013; 6.1% more than in 2012. The value of this production amounted to 6.67 million Euro; a 163% increase. This is mainly the result of increased acreage and harvest.....
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US: Jensen leads potato research organization

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The Potato Association of America’s new president says the organization aims to provide the industry with the best research and information available.Andy Jensen took over as president of the research organization in July. The nonprofit is dedicated to improving potato health and use worldwide.Jensen.....
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NZ: A head for potatoes

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Tony Parlato knows a bit about growing potatoes. He has been in the business for almost 20 years. He farms at Moutoa, in Manawatu, with his brother and father as well as two full-time staff, and he employs about six people seasonally.Parlato talks freely about the potato industry. But talking is new to him.....
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Italy: Prices of potatoes are very low

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The situation of potatoes on the Italian market is not very good, as prices are low and supply is abundant. Things are made worse by the French production and the Russian ban."It's a difficult year. Producers should make around 25-30 cents per kilo, as production costs hover around 20 and 24 cents per kilo......
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Japan receives Pakistani mangoes

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Japan recently received the maiden mango consignment from Pakistan, it was reported last Tuesday. A few of Pakistan’s mango importers were able to make the import of country’s tropical fruit possible with their vapour heat treatment.Japan had given the Pakistani government a VHT plant with small-scale.....
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Avocados from Mexico celebrates hispanic heritage month

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from Mexico (AFM), the number one selling avocado in the U.S., today announced it will kick off its 2014-2105 retail promotional activity this Hispanic Heritage Month with “Échale al Asador” (Toss it on the Grill) a fully integrated program for Hispanic accounts. The “Échale al Asador” (Toss it on the Grill).....
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Russia: Serious violations at Sverlovsk greenhouses

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Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service in Sverdlovsk region detected serious violations in the cultivation of vegetables in Krasnoufimsk area, - said the press service of the department.As a result of the inspection, it has been found out that in three greenhouses the bags with fertilizer such.....
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Largest in Northern Russia greenhouse complex

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The largest in the north of Russia greenhouse complex is being built in the Murmansk region. The investment of the construction equals 1.6 billion dollars. The complex is being constructed on an area of 5.8 hectares by means of energy-saving and other advanced technologies. This investment project is a.....
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Bijlsma Hercules continues introduction of new models of hall fillers

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Bijlsma Hercules has been active as a logistics specialist in the area of processing agricultural crops and other bulk goods. From the field to the supermarket, Bijlsma Hercules offers solutions with which a large variety of products can be optimally processed and with which the customer can further optimise.....
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Maersk Line aligning with MSC early 2015

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Tha Danish container shipping line Maersk and the Swedish shipping group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will align and jointly benefit through increasing their shipping capacities and delivering services starting January 2015, according to Reuters.com. In September the two companies will share sailing.....
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Over 150 trucks cross Kazakh border daily

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On 25 August, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Soil Conservation, Erkinbek Choduev and Head of Food Safety Department, Jumabek Asylbekov visited customs Ak-Tilek to follow up the export of agricultural products into Kazakhstan and Russia from Kyrgyzstan. The customs office opened a priority line for.....
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Maersk shipping records high freight volumes in 2014

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AP Moller-Maersk the container shipping line has raised its full-year profit forecast after its earnings are rising because of higher freight volumes and lower costs.Earnings excluding discontinued operations, impairment losses and divestment gains will total $4.5 billion compared with a previous forecast of.....
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