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Situation in the lime market currently starting to improve

1 hour 7 min ago
According to Andreas Schindler, owner of Don Limon, the situation in the lime market has been bad since the end of August, although it is currently starting to improve. The company, specialised in supply chain management, has a close relationship with producers in Mexico, Columbia and Brazil is involved in.....
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€ 39 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products

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The European Commission yesterday approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 77.4 million of which the EU contributes € 39 million. The.....
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Photo report State Farmers Market Raleigh, North Carolina

1 hour 7 min ago
The Farmers Market still plays a prominent role in the United States. Last week I visited the State Farmers Market of Raleigh, the largest in the state of North Carolina. The Farmers Market in Raleigh has a consumer and a wholesale section. In 2013, the market was visited by 4.8 million people. The market is.....
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Peru exports 23% more tangerines in first half of 2014

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Peruvian tangerine exports between January and August this year amounted to US $77 million, 23.1% more than in the same period of 2013, when they totalled $62.5 million, stated the management of ADEX Agro.According to them, shipments of this product were divided into two batches, fresh or dried mandarins,.....
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China: Good colour and big sizes for new season Fuji

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The harvest of Fuji apples at Isnaet, China has come finished for the season, the apples are on the market and in storage. Peter Zhu from the company said there are some differences compared to last season."Sizes are larger this year, especially in the Yantai growing region. Yields are down 20% but prices.....
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UK: High prices for spring onions

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The UK market is short of spring onions, this is due to storms last week which effectively put an end to the Dutch and German supplies, the English season also ended early leaving the market pretty empty."This has put the focus on the Egyptian crop," said Zine Zouggari from Masr Fruit's UK office. "We will.....
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New Zealand asparagus predictions positive

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The temperature in Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand has been ideal for asparagus cultivation lately, according to grower Lindsay Kay. “We’ve just had days that were around 20 degrees, which is perfect for the cultivation, the asparagus flourishes under these conditions. This means the season should be good. There.....
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Spain: "Citrus campaign starts with similar difficulties as last season"

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After a very dry year in the Valencian coast, with high temperatures in late summer and early autumn, "the citrus season has started with similar difficulties as last season, in the context of a financial crisis that is slowing sales down," explains Fernando González, CEO of Naranjas Torres, during.....
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US: Sakata Seed launches new watermelon plant program for SE states

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Sakata Seed America, Inc. announces this week the launch of the company’s Watermelon Plant Program for the Southeast. Effective immediately, young transplants of Sakata’s Bold Ruler and Affirmed triploid watermelon varieties and Ace and SSX8585 pollenizers are available to order through Siegers Seed Company,.....
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Russia catches smuggler Polish produce

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Russian authorities announced having sent back shipments of fresh produce in various locations in the country, because the documents weren’t in order. Bell peppers and eggplants were sent back to Belarus, and pomegranates from Egypt were refused. Most notably, the inspection caught a smuggler. The truck.....
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"It’s very important to invest in connecting the network"

1 hour 7 min ago
At the recent Cool Logistics event, held in Rotterdam, Joris Tenhagen, of Seacon Logistics, stated that not only is re-using containers very important nowadays to remain profitable, but also connectivity, “as is the case in the fruit and vegetable cluster, which combines all the different activities.....
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Oneonta Starr Ranch readies to ship apples to China

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With word from the Washington Apple Commission on Oct. 29 that Washington's Red and Golden Delicious apples have been given market access to China, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee announced it is prepared to ship fruit the first week of November.OSRG Marketing Director Scott Marboe said the.....
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Greece starts harvesting organic kiwis this week

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The organic kiwifruit harvest is getting started this week at Georgios Kyriakopoulos' company. The orchard is located in Agios Vasillios, three kilometres north of Mesolongi. The grower was visited on Monday, October 20. This visit was part of the press trip organized(between October 18 and 21) by BioNet.....
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Heavenly Villagio Marzano voted Best Flavored Tomato during PMA Fresh Summit 2014

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Village Farms is pleased to announce that all votes have been tallied and their exclusive authentic variety ‘Heavenly Villagio Marzano®’ won the distinction of best tasting tomato during PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA. Visitors to Village Farms exhibit that took part in the Garden Fresh Flavor™ Challenge.....
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India: Tomato retail prices stay high in Mumbai

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Prices of tomato may have dropped to Rs 5-6 per kg but consumers in Mumbai are yet to get relief. Retail prices remain around Rs 25-30 per kg in several localities, an average of Rs 10 higher than normal. (Rs1= $0.02 USD)For most of 2014, customers have been paying an average Rs 40 for this kitchen staple......
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India: Market opens to 14% rise in onion rates, tomatoes stabilise

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The average wholesale onion price in the country's largest wholesale onion market at Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) has increased by 14.28 per cent to Rs 1,600 a quintal over the past four days of the current week as compared to the prices on last working day before the Diwali vacation.....
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Pumpkin production, interest surging in North Dakota and Minnesota

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In spite of frustrating weather, locally grown jack-o-lanterns and squashes continue to be the apple, er, pumpkin of North Dakotans' eyes.The commercial market for pumpkins is relatively small in North Dakota compared to other states.North Dakota farms harvested 187 acres of pumpkins in 2012, compared to.....
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Good harvest of storage carrot expected, market still has to place itself

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The harvest of storagecarrots has been going on for a while. "It was good weather for it this week," says Klaas Bouma of Hagranop. "The yields are quite good. The prices on the other hand could go up a little. The demand is slightly friendlier at the moment than it has been, but it could be higher.".....
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Increase in Egyptian potato export

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According to an official report from the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt the total amount of potatoes approved for export to foreign destinations has reached 697,710 tonnes. This means an increase of 254,000 tonnes compared to the amount exported last year.According to the report the European Union is.....
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NZ: Weather causes potato harvest headache

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The early season potato crop is now being harvested around the country as planting of the the main crop, to be harvested next year, begins in earnest.Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta said the harvesting of new potatoes began in Pukekohe in September and will progress southwards as the.....
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