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Argentinian blueberries could enter Chinese market next year

1 hour 39 min ago
The Argentinian blueberry season has passed its peak earlier than usual this year, according to Carlos Stabile, of the Argentinian Blueberry Committee (ABC), “The winter was really mild and the peak arrived in week 43 instead of week 45. It has been a good year in terms of absence of big frosts, although.....
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US (CA): Firm grape market

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Late-variety grapes in California are commanding robust prices, as the season progresses into its latter stages. The feeling among some growers is that production could be lower than initial projections, and less fruit could make for even stronger prices.“What is happening is that product is in fewer.....
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Turbulent times on the apple market addressed at Interpoma

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Georg Kössler, President of the South Tyrolean Apple Consortium and Arnold Schuler, Provincial Agriculture Councilor, both spoke of a difficult time in the fruit business, touching on the challenges currently being faced. The bumper crop in Europe and the import embargo imposed by Russia present the.....
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Kanzi enthusiastically received in London

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The BBC Good Food Show took place in London from the 14th to 16th of November. This is a popular show in which delicious food products are presented, and tasted. This year Kanzi was also present with it's own stand. During the fair approximately 12,000 pieces of apple were handed out and 4,000 flyers with.....
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US: Mango prices dipping

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Although shipments of mangos from Brazil and Ecuador still trail behind those from last year, prices for those imported mangos have dipped through the first weeks of November.For the week ending on November 15, 2014, the average price for a flat of Tommy Atkins mangos at the Philadelphia port was $5.71,.....
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Madagascar lychee season set to start

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The lychee season in Madagascar has started already, and growers are confident that this year's crop will have agood quality. They'll look to capitalize on that good crop by maintaining traditionalmarket and expanding their presence in one new market. “We expect good quality because the weather is.....
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Israeli grower wants to build a better fig

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Chaim OrenThe modern fresh produce landscape requires constant improvement – improvements in yields, in disease resistance, in flavor and in the ease with which a product can be grown and harvested. For one Israeli fig grower, that process of continuous improvement takes places in a testing ground for new.....
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US (CA): Steady market for Brussels sprouts going into Thanksgiving

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Demand for Brussels sprouts has been good through the Thanksgiving pull, though prices have eased up slightly. Though production has been slightly down and demand has been strong, prices aren't likely to approach those seen last year.“We're about halfway through our season, and the crop has been a little.....
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Growth prospects for Peruvian asparagus

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Peru's asparagus production is currently at its peak, namely with the goal of covering the high demand caused by the year-end festivities."The peak has been positive so far and harvest levels are good. The mild climate has helped us and we should reach slightly higher production levels than in 2013," states.....
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US (CA): Kiwifruit prices top those from last year

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A shortage of imported kiwifuit earlier in the season has resulted in higher prices for California kiwifruit this year. Already into the second half of this year's harvest in California, the market is steady going into the holiday season.Prices for a container of kiwifruit from Central California have been.....
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Bonita wants to recapture place in Western European banana market

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Do not mistake Bonita's recent quietness for idleness. At the start of this year Bonita, with it's headquarters in Antwerp, has made a strategic shift to focus on the future. From mid-May Ecuador has been sending +/- 250 reefer container shipments (40 feet) to Europe weekly. They are using a dedicated MSC.....
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Greece closes export deal with Saudi Arabia

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The Italian apple market is under pressure from the boycott. The biggest problem is not the closed border, but Polish apples flooding the market. Polish growers took to the streets and blocked some main roads in the country. Growers are demanding better compensations. Polish workers in Brussels handed out.....
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Mercadona and Alcampo also selling Spanish citrus fruits at a loss

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Spanish citrus growers face a real threat as the current citrus season progresses, and it is not drought or small calibres, or any other weather-induced issues, but a price war by large retailers started by the German chain Lidl, which Spanish supermarket chains Mercadona and Alcampo have joined, as reported.....
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Why does South Korea represent a great opportunity for Mexico?

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After twelve years of negotiations and hard work, technical officials of Mexico and South Korea agreed on a Roadmap for the Export of Mexican Persian Lime to the Korean market, and according to SAGARPA, the first shipments are expected to arrive to Korea before the end of 2014.According to information.....
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Spain: Horticultural exports drop by 8% in volume and 4.6% in value in September

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Spanish horticultural exports in September dropped by 8% in volume and 4.6% in value compared to the same month of 2013, reaching 510,698 tonnes and 442.9 million Euro, according to updated data supplied by the General Customs Directorate of the Tax Agency and processed by FEPEX.Vegetable exports dropped by.....
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Ukraine: Sharp drop of Borscheva vegetable prices in Dnipropetrovsk

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Borscheva vegetable prices in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region have dropped from 20 to 50% compared to November last year.The average retail price of a kilo of onions last autumn was of 4.46 UAH (0.23 Euro), while this year it stands at 2.22 UAH (0.12 Euro). Beet prices dropped by nearly 36%, carrots and.....
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Honduras: Vegetable exports will amount to $40 million dollars

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Moises Molina, vice minister of the Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), said oriental vegetable exports would amount to about $40 million dollars.The dynamism of these products could be higher after the opening of a packing plant in Comayagua, which would allow the area to increase its production and.....
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Brits 'Too Lazy to Pick Vegetables'

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A company that supplies vegetables to major UK supermarkets has claimed that Brits are too lazy to pick vegetables.The company has received planning permission from the government for 52 new caravans where it will house student migrant workers from EU countries. There are already 63 caravans on the site,.....
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NZ: Weather hits asparagus growers

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A Mangaweka asparagus grower says in his 25 years growing the spears, he has never had such a difficult year. The changeable spring weather took its toll.George Turney grows asparagus in the Kawhatau Valley and said the cool, wet and windy weather meant the crop wasn't as good in yield or quality as previous.....
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UK: Food scandals help growing mushroom sector

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The horsemeat scandal, and growing concerns about the environmental impact of imports, have helped the British and Irish mushroom industries enjoy a renaissance, with more than £1m spent on mushrooms every day.G's Fresh Mushrooms has invested £25m over three years in its new farm outside Ely, Cambridgeshire,.....
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