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Italy: First prices for the Borsa Patate di Bologna

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
On 10th July 2014, the Borsa Patate di Bologna quoted the first prices for the packaged produce with reference to the 2013-2015 framework agreement stipulated between the regional Appe and Assopa POs and the trade parts of the agreement.The first quantities of fresh potatoes started being collected this.....
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Philippines: Storm damaged 13% of coconut trees

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
A typhoon that pummelled a large part of the Philippines early last week damaged about 13% of its coconut trees, the government said, further clouding the already weak prospects for the nation’s most valuable agricultural export this year.United Coconut Associations of the Philippines has so far retained its.....
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High demand for Sri Lankan King coconuts in international market

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
A special programme is now underway to increase coconut production in the country.Minister Jagath Pushpakumara says about 19 million coconut saplings have been distributed among the farmer community during the past three years. The demand for coconut and allied products at the international market is.....
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295 tonnes of Indian mangoes treated for US export

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
The country's only irradiation centre at Lasalgaon, about 70 kms from Nashik, has irradiated a record 295 metric tonnes of mangoes for export to USA in the current mango season. This is the highest quantity irradiated since the centre started treating mangoes in 2009.As per norms, it is mandatory to.....
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Mexico: Papaya producers want to enter the U.S. market

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Yucatan seeks to export maradol papayas, starting next year, to Texas, United States. To do so, the producers had to access federal and state funds in order to have 700,000 pesos that will enable them to build the necessary infrastructure to reduce the 150 tons lost per week in the production of papaya in.....
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"Customers call us the fruit and vegetable jeweller"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Since 1929 the speciality store Grappe de Raisins in Knokke-Heist has focused on supplying the very best fruits and vegetables. The Hannon family has made sure since the very beginning to only offer top quality products. "We have always had the same philosophy," says owner Jan Hannon. "And our customers.....
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FoodExperts given outstanding innovation award by Walmart

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
FoodExperts, the leading fresh produce safety standards company, has received an ‘Outstanding Innovation Award’ from International Procurement & Logistics (IPL), which is part of retail giant Walmart, owner of the Asda supermarket chain in the UK.IPL, which has over 1,500 suppliers and sources fresh and.....
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US (ID): Sunrain Varieties announces increased capacity

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Sunrain Varieties LLC, known for their innovation, expertise, and dedication to fresh potato seed development has just completed a series of capital improvements in their Idaho Falls based facilities. Two additional greenhouses were added to the Idaho Falls complex plus a 25,000 cwt. storage unit. This will.....
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Russia: Chelyabinsk gives fund compensation to greenhouse complex

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Regional funds compensation for Agapovsky Greenhouse Complex: 10 million roubles.Village Agapovka in Chelyabinsk region. The funding of the biggest greenhouses of the region was promised by the Head of Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Sergey Sushkov, this week. Among the biggest are Agricultural complex in.....
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Migros will grow it's own greenhouse vegetables

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
On July 14th the Swedish retailer Migros announced that the group plans to build a greenhouse, reports lematin.ch. The greenhouse must be built in the Swiss state of Wallis, which lies within the Collombey-Muraz municipality. It will be heated only using waste water from the incinerator SATOM SA in Monthey......
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New vegetables being tested for Southwestern Ontario

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Researchers are putting some exotic vegetable crops to the test in Ridgetown to see whether they can help Ontario farmers take advantage of a new market opportunity.Okra, Asian Long eggplant and Indian Round eggplant are being grown in trial plots at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, in.....
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Ghana: Fare hikes increase price of commodities

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Following the announcement by the commercial transport unions that transport fares should go up by 15 per cent, commodity prices in some markets have gone up, the GNA Market Watch team has observed. However, Market Watch did not find a direct “15 per cent increase in commodity prices as it had been with the.....
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Industrialization nourishes food security

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Xu Shouzhi and his 12 colleagues are typical of many groups of Chinese workers operating across Africa today. The 63-year old from Qingdao, in eastern Shandong province, is in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, to build a cashew nut processing factory."It is exactly like our factory at home," he says. "All.....
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Fruit and vegetable professionals meet in France

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Headed by Jean-Louis Géraud, professionals from the ''fruit and vegetable'' sector met around a table. Relationships between the professionals are often tense. The meeting created a dialogue between the producers, marketers and large retailers at a time when Tarn-et-Garonne production (melons, peaches,.....
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Multi-million pound boost for British food industry as public sector told to buy local

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
The government has announced a new and improved food and drink buying standard, which means from 2017 central government will commit to buying local produce. Overall, up to £400 million could be spent on food and drink sourced from the UK.Currently, government, hospitals, schools and other public sector.....
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Ecomarkets and farm markets instead of supermarkets in Moscow

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Generally speaking, it has not been long since a civilized market segment started to develop in Russia – first shopping malls appeared in the end of the noughties. Before that, Russians had no option and went to markets, both flea and food. Gradual reduction of market fraction in the structure of retail.....
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Organic Certification for products not covered in South Korea-USA agreement

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Earlier this month, South Korea and United States announced an organic equivalence agreement so that organic food manufacturers in the two countries can trade without requiring double organic certification. But the agreement only covers processed foods (specifically, products containing at least 95% organic.....
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US (CA): Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
As two reports paint a bleak picture of the future of agriculture in California’s Central Valley, farm groups are calling for more solutions from state leaders.Fresno County’s latest crop report revealed that production in the nation’s No. 1 agricultural county totalled about $6.44 billion last year, a more.....
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Russia bans import of Moldovan fruit

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
On 18 July, the Federal Service for Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (Rosselkhoznadzor) banned the import of Moldovan fruit, including apples, pears, quinces, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines and plums.The Rosselkhoznadzor has also restricted the import of plant products from.....
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Argentina: Emergency status granted for vegetable, strawberry and avocado crops

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:29
Tucuman's avocado, strawberry and vegetable producers will be granted tax exemptions as compensation for the losses they suffered last year due to the effects of drought and frosts.The decision was made last Wednesday. An Agricultural Emergency was declared for those sectors, in the same way as it was done.....
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