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Empty market in favour for French kiwi

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The French kiwi season started well this year with an empty market. Chile had a very low crop this year and left an empty market for Northern Hemisphere kiwi producers, which resulted in good prices at the start.Although an empty market is in favour of the growers and gave this year an earlier start to the.....
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Vietnam to block Australian 2015 fruit imports

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Vietnam will stop importing fruit from Australia from next year because of insect issues, an official from the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed Tuesday.The department will also stop granting plant quarantine certificates for Australian fruit from.....
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Collaboration brings red flesh apples

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Redmoon® Surprise is a new brand for a series of red flesh apples. The brand is born out of the collaboration between French Escande and KIKU Variety Management from the Braun brothers, known for the global brand KIKU. "KIKU is one of the best addresses globally for the management of varieties and.....
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Israel ready for avocado season

40 min 21 sec ago
Yonatan Packing & Marketing is a 20 year old Israeli packing house owned by two moshavs and devoted mostly to the cultivation of mangoes, as well as avocados and citrus in the winter. “We produce 10,000 tons per year and deal with clients in Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK), Russia,.....
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US: Strawberry volumes to pick up in January

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Volumes of strawberries coming from Mexico are expected to increase at the start of next month, and berries from Florida are also expected to increase in volume during that time. California production will likely increase shortly after, making for robust volumes for the first month of 2015.“Oxnard should.....
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Ideal growing season for Tas onions

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Tasmania has provided ideal growing conditions for onions so far. Field Fresh's early onions in Hagley are going well, planted in the first week of May they will be ready for lifting just after Christmas.These will be set for export mid to late February.The winter this year was mild and it has not been.....
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Moldavian apples for the EU

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The European Parliament has voted on a proposal to open the borders for small volumes of Moldavian apples, grapes and plums. The fruit will most likely be set for the Romanian market. The parliament also voted for a cooperation agreement with Georgia, where political and economic ties with the country were.....
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US (CA): Strong demand for cauliflower, celery in December

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Production of cauliflower and celery is winding down in California. Demand for both commodities has been good this month, as the Christmas pull kept prices up.“Cauliflower has been very active for the month of December,” said Jason Lathos of Church Brothers. “With the Christmas pull over, demand has been.....
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"50 % of Dutch greenhouse growers unable to pay bills

40 min 21 sec ago
At the moment, 50% of Dutch greenhouse vegetable companies are unable to pay their bills, with another 15% having no money to invest in the company. If the sector doesn't change, the remaining 35% will also run into problems. That's what the McKinsey & Company report shows when it comes to the.....
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Italy: 2014/15 apple production

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The Assomela marketing committee has analysed the apple situation at a regional and provincial level.The productionClick here to enlarge.2,460,005 tons of apples were produced, i.e. +14.3% more than 2013.The productive season was favoured by a mild spring and a cool and wet summer.The quality of the fruit is.....
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Russia, Fyffes, Chiqita .... the story continues

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The Russian ban on fresh produce imports was still dominating the new in September 2014, the effects were being felt throughout Europe as well as in Russia.The Russian branch of McDonald’s removed salads from its menu. According to the fast food chain, since the boycott the quality of ingredients has.....
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Courgette prices increase

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According to the Relaxnews national price barometer, the price per kilo of courgettes has increased by 20% when sold in bulk and 11% when sold in net bags. These recent increases in figures brings the prices close to those recorded over the same period in 2013. Bulk courgettes reach €2.32/kilo and courgettes.....
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Peru: Inia 325-Poderosa, new high performance potato

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There will be a new potato variety in the market. The Inia 325-Poderosa has a vertical resistance to late blight, high yields of 35-40 tons per hectare, and an appreciable content of micronutrients with excellent cooking quality for various dishes.This variety was developed by the Northern Consortium,.....
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AU: Helping Cambodia's mango industry

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In the shade of a mango plantation, an hour's drive south of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, a group of Australian researchers are busy checking trees. The team includes researchers from the New South Wales and Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries, and they've spent the last 18 months visiting.....
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Myanmar: IP protection for a better mango

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The mango has been exported from Myanmar since 2006, but only began catching on in foreign markets around 2011. Sein ta lone mangos are growing in popularity overseas – one food reviewer from The Straits Times said they “seem to be all the rage” in Singapore earlier this year, while they are also exported in.....
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'Flotte Karotte' makes home deliveries of regional foods

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Christian Goerdt is the founder of the German company'Flotte Karotte'. From Bochum he delivers locally grown food to homes in the region. He gets the food from suppliers, most of whom he has known for 18 years."You can achieve more together than alone," Goerdt is sure of this. "I know all the companies in.....
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Partnering up to provide real-time shipment monitoring

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RedLine Solutions, a company dealing in inventory and traceability solutions, and Roambee Corp., supplier of high-quality tracking services, have announced a partnership to provide customers with real-time tracking and monitoring solutions of produce shipments. Roambee chose RedLine Solutions to offer.....
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India: Haryana to tap Delhi markets

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Taking advantage of its proximity to the national capital, Haryana is planning in a big way to tap potential of Delhi markets to sell its fresh fruits and vegetables as part of its plan to provide remunerative prices to state growers.To make the things viable, we are exploring the PPP mode, under which fresh.....
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NZ: Worker shortage as cherry harvest looms

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A large cherry crop combined with new plantings coming into production has growers worried they won't have enough workers to harvest fruit and grapes in the wider Central Otago area this season.After exhausting all avenues to find workers, the Ministry of Social Development had declared a seasonal worker.....
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Reforms to lift growers out of the dumps

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Australian vegetable and potato growers have welcomed the announcement of proposed Federal Government reforms which will make it tougher for importers to “dump” cheap foreign products on Australian shores.Requirements for companies to comply with Australian anti-dumping investigations to avoid being slapped.....
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