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Greening disease continues to cause low yields in Florida

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Greening disease is affecting the production of the citrus and is the cost of the industry’s decline. “This year we’ve had the smallest crop since the 1988-1989 season,” explains David Brocksmith of Seald Sweet International, “but the Florida orange crop was estimated at 108 million field boxes which is an.....
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Chile assesses extent of the impact of recent frosts

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According to information supplied by the Association of Exporters of Fruits from Chile AG (ASOEX), despite recent rain and frost in certain areas of the country, the Chilean fruit export season goes according to plan.In this regard, the president of Asoex, Ronald Bown, said: "For now we expect a normal fruit.....
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EU suspected of export Russia through Ukraine

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Russia is expanding the sanctions. Following suspicions of European re-export through Ukraine, Russia is closing its borders. Kiev did not respond to the Russian request to explain the increased export volumes, after which the borders were closed. The boycott also goes for re-export. Sanctions against Europe.....
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"Spanish open field growers' hope pinned on frost Northern Europe"

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Christiaan Reijnders has been working with Bejo for twenty-four years, eighteen years of which in Spain. During Fruit Attraction in Madrid, he shone his light on Spanish open field cultivation. "The golden rule in Spain is that cold weather in Northern Europe, with at least three days of frost, leads to good.....
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Difficult for Hawaii pineapples to ship to mainland

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Pineapple sales in Hawaii remain stable-year round as demands are high, however, the pineapple market on mainland America, particularly the west coast is not so dependable. “The mainland market demand depends on the pineapples America has imported from Central America and Mexico,” states Darren Strand from.....
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Italy: Positive melon campaign - less produce but satisfying prices

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"The 2014 melon campaign started very well in February with produce from Senegal: the fruit was of exceptional quality and clients responded well, so much so that we did not have enough to meet demand. Unfortunately, we finished our imports from Africa overlapping with production from Sicily, but it was an.....
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Chiquita reiterates value of the Chiquita/Fyffes combination

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Chiquita Brands International, Inc., reiterated the value of Chiquita's combination with Fyffes plc and set the record straight regarding the inaccurate and misleading statements made by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group in an attempt to support its inadequate $14.00 per share offer to acquire.....
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NZ: Growers' kiwifruit disease lawsuit delayed

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The filing of the kiwifruit growers' class action lawsuit against the Government has been delayed as the group behind the legal action makes sure its position is watertight.The group, known as The Kiwifruit Claim, is still hoping to attract more growers in its bid to hold the Government to account for a.....
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“Brand exposure on the road throughout Europe is important"

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Intermodal first & last Mile: Land, sea and waterMathijs Slangen, Director Strategic Accounts at TIP Trailer Services, a service and solutions provider aimed to transportation and logistics customers, opened the session on intermodal transport solutions at the recent Cool Logistics event in Rotterdam.“We.....
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Tesco ‘5-A-Day Platter’ contains five 80g portions

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Sometimes, managing to eat our ‘five-a-day’ can be hard.However, from this week it will be far easier to eat our recommended daily portions of fruit and vegetables thanks to Tesco, who have created Britain’s first five-a-day grazing platter.Launching in 700 UK stores, the product will have separate.....
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Sharp drop of Polish apple exports to non-EU destinations

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Preliminary data released byEurostatshow that in the first month after the introduction of the Russian embargo Polish exports of apples to countries outside the EU have decreased by 31%. In the same period last year, Russia received 83% of Poland's apple exports to non-EU destination. Most noteworthy in.....
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New package nationwide for Queen Bee Honeycrisp™ apples

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CMI has announced the national rollout of its new pouch bag line for Queen Bee Honeycrisp™ apples. The new program launched early this fall started as a test but was almost immediately expanded nationally due to strong demand from retailers. “The CMI Queen Bee Honeycrisp™ project was developed this summer,”.....
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Marketing is very much centred on children

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you can see all the novelties in this photo report.Every year in the field of novelties a lot of new products are presented. Noticeably, the focus of marketing is very much centred on children. 'Kids Marketing' was everywhere. For example at the fair cartoon characters like Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse were.....
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India: Farmers stage protest against dip in tomato prices at APMC location

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Irked by the alleged dip in tomato prices, a section of farmers staged a protest at Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) premises, by emptying tomato crates, on Tuesday.However, official sources at APMC said that tomatoes in the crate which were emptied, as a form of protest by some farmers, were.....
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US (CA): Tomato growers say 2014 crop will reach estimate

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An overall good growing season and warm, dry weather this fall have allowed California processing tomato growers to be right on target for a record crop this year.The state's processors had contracted for a record 14 million tons of tomatoes, but early in the season, some growers and others in the business.....
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Italy: Nice weather pushes courgette production but affects prices

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Courgette prices are decreasing because of good weather, strangely enough. "Volumes and prices vary a lot depending on the weather," explains Nino Leonardi from Leonardi snc.To understand what happened, we must go back to week 41: "rain and hail affected production and prices increased." At the time, most of.....
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Italy: Tomato prices keep increasing

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Tomato quotations reached a new record due to the low supply of domestic and foreign produce."It has been the same since the beginning of the autumn season: prices increase each week. Produce has been scarce since the beginning of the campaign, as the South transplanted less and the weather affected.....
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$13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania

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Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International.....
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India: Potato prices to stay firm for a while

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Potato prices are likely to remain firm till the new crop arrives, which is expected from Punjab by next month and in West Bengal by December. This year, prices have been high due to a 20 per cent shortage in production.According to traders, production in UP was down 10-20 per cent and in Bengal by 20 per.....
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Philippines to import more US potatoes

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The United States sees Philippine imports of its fresh potatoes increasing by 47.6% this year at around 15,000 metric tons.In its report titled “Philippine Market Opens to US Potatoes -- Trade Doubles,” the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said that Philippine.....
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