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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Matmo reach nearly US$20 million

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Taiwan's agriculture sector has suffered NT$594.9 million (US$19.73 million) in losses as of 5 p.m. Monday from the battering the island took from Typhoon Matmo on July 22, according to the latest Council of Agriculture figures.Citing statistics compiled by local governments, the council said eastern Taiwan.....
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Italy: After peaches and nectarines, are we looking at an apple crisis?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
"At the beginning of June I stated my concern for the peach campaign, as prices were very low due to the second choice produce on the market, the lack of alternative outlets and competition from Spain," explains Leonardo Odorizzi (in the photo) fromOdorizzi."Unfortunately, it was already quite late and the.....
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Costa Rica: Pineapple exports surpassed bananas between January and May

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Costa Rica's traditional export products, coffee and bananas, are losing ground to newer crops, especially pineapples, as revealed by recent and historical market statistics. Pineapples exports actually surpassed bananas during the first five months of 2014.According to data from the Foreign Trade Promoter.....
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Chinese ginger prices jump as output falls

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Ginger prices in China have been rising this year as output has fallen, prompting repeated calls for the building of a better information system to protect the interests of both farmers and consumers.According to information on the trading platform of agricultural products, ginger prices were quoted at.....
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Germans harvest almost 40% more cherries than last year

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Last year Germans consumed on average 2.1 kilograms of cherries per person, reports the German website Proplanta.de. Per person cherry consumption has been stable for the past few years (2012: 2.3kg, 2011: 2.1kg, 2010: 2.3 kg). In 2013 in Germany sweet cherries and sour cherries grew on 7,400 hectares of.....
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"Limited availability of reefers will lead to greater shortage of equipment"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
"Seasons come and go. It's often all or nothing. Many seasons have ended by now, while other seasons are just starting up again. In order to be able to guide all these seasons well, container shipping companies are working year-round to get the containers in the right positions, in order to service the flow.....
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Qatar Air aims to be among top five cargo operators

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Qatar Airway plans to expand its cargo arm to become one of the top five global operators by 2018 as it purchases freighter planes and adds space in the holds of passenger jets while expanding its Doha base.Qatar Air, ranked outside the top 10 last year by tonnes flown, has a freighter fleet of six Boeing.....
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Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there’s another plus for gardening: It’s easier to eat the way the super-rich do.Not that smaller is always better in the world of vegetables. A cucumber picked undersize does not taste better than one allowed to.....
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US (MI): Hard winter sets back sweet corn harvest

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
For many area residents, the peak of summer is epitomized by beach days, warm nights and sweet corn from Hulett’s Farm Fresh Market and Greenhouse, otherwise known as the Corn Man.This summer, however, the Corn Man has yet to open his doors.“It’s weather related,” said Todd Hulett, the Corn Man. “It was the.....
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Austrian grower producing over 100 tomato varieties

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
As a company advisor and risk manager, Josef Gangl made so much money that he was able to live a life of luxury. Nevertheless, the German farmer's son wasn't happy with his work. He quit his job and went back to his roots. Together with his father Josef and brother Stefan, he is now producing health food at.....
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US: Late blight reappears in LI potato, tomato fields

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.The first confirmed infection is estimated to have taken hold on June 13 in a potato field in the Riverhead area, with three more occurrences in tomato fields in the same.....
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Mexico: Potato producers expect favourable decision regarding injunction

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
After the Eighth District judge based in Los Mochis definitely suspended imports of U.S. potatoes to Mexico, producers of the valley are also expecting a favourable decision regarding the injunction that was filed.The manager of the Vegetable Growers Association of the Yaqui and Mayo, Renán Cruz Valenzuela,.....
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Canada: Dept. of Environment shuts down potato wash facility

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
RWL Holdings Ltd. was advised by the Department of Environment Friday morning to stop all releases of wash water from the property. The water stopped flowing by late morning.RWL will now put a plan in place to deal with the water issue, and have it approved by the department.“Over the last two months, too.....
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US: Farmers in Central Wisconsin warned to look out for late blight

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Agricultural leaders from UW-Extension received a report of late blight from a farm in Portage County. Late blight is a disease that can kill potato and tomato crops.The blight was found last week near Stevens Point, and leaders are worried about it spreading into Langlade County. Late blight can spread out.....
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Vietnam: Authorities to tighten control over disguised Chinese potatoes

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Tens of tons of low quality potatoes from China are continuously sold as Da Lat home-grown potatoes when the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the highlands province of Lam Dong promised it would tighten control over potato sale to protect consumers’ benefits.The market management board of.....
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Peru: Cape gooseberries reduce cellular aging

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Dr. Martha Lopez Villar, director of EsSalud, said that the cape gooseberry, a fruit native to Peru whose scientific name is Physalis peruviana, helps minimize cellular ageing, due to its large number of antioxidants, combats high blood pressure, stress, anxiety and stabilizes the level of glucose in the.....
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New variety of Indian mango named after Russia

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
International Mango Festival takes place every July in India and gathers mango plantation owners together. This is the last in the series of holidays dedicated to the “King of all Fruit” in India, and is organized by Tourism and Transport Corporation in Talkatora stadium in Delhi.The best fruit from all.....
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Philippines: Northern Mindanao safe from coconut pests

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
Northern Mindanao is safe from harmful insects that attacked coconut plantations in Luzon causing millions of damages, a Philippine Coconut Authority (Philcoa-10) official said Monday.The outbreak, which started in the province of Batangas a month ago, was caused by pests that have invaded hundreds of.....
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Terrapoint stops sorting, but expands storage and handling

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
From next August 1 onwards, Terrapoint will stop sorting and packaging potatoes and onions. The company from Breskens is expanding the activities surrounding storage and handling of these and other products or goods. That's announced by Daan Dees in a letter to relations. "The heavy competition from at home.....
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I Love Produce donates $13,440 to local Peru village school

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29
I Love Produce, a pioneer in importation of Organic Ginger from Peru took part in a new harvest celebration and ceremony to commemorate their donation of $13,440 to the local village school called the "ANTONIO RAYMONDI" secondary school. The school donation program was initiated by I Love Produce to give.....
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