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SUNSET® teams up with food network celebrity chef

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SUNSET® is putting a new twist on flavor by teaming up with popular Food Network star and celebrity chef Roger Mooking. The flavorful partnership will bring forth new recipes, blogs and inspiration, combining the fresh flavor of SUNSET® produce with Roger’s taste for the unexpected.Mooking, widely known for.....
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Light easing of tensions on the apple market

1 hour 44 min ago
The tense situation on the European apple markets has caused a lot of unrest in the past months, especially with producers and farmers. The cause of the situation were a very good harvest, the resulting full warehouses, lower outlet and low prices. According to Frank Döscher, CEO of the Elbe-Obst.....
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US (CA): Onion shipping season to start soon

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“Based on what we’ve heard from growers and shippers, the California onion season will start in the week of April 13”, says John Stancati with Railex. During the first week of harvest, volumes are usually limited. “In the week of April 20, things will pick up in a big way and we will start shipping onions by.....
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Skyrocketing prices halt Chinese apple exports

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According to Steven Leung, of the Chinese company Alfa Fruit Packers, apple prices in China have been skyrocketing this year. “Last year, I believe 70% of the apples were placed in cold storage by producers, driving prices up; furthermore, about 80% of the harvest last year consisted of large sizes. This.....
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Hungarian-Austrian company imports Iranian melons

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Especially in summer, water melons are a very popular product. Nevzat Cenik imports his water melons primarily from Iran. “Water melons are our primary trade”, states the importer. With his firm TEO FRUIT, Cenik supplies Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, and.....
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"King oyster demand have grows incredibly"

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About 59.000 tons of mushrooms have been harvested in 2014, according to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. 98% of these are of the common mushroom variety, the other 2% are edible mushrooms such as shiitake and oyster mushrooms. A pioneer and known in the German mushroom market is the company FRIHOL.....
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Seald Sweet expands grape production

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In line with their growth strategies in the North American market, Seald Sweet International announced today the expansion of their deciduous commodity division today, through long-term commitments and substantial financial investments, increasing production of their Mexican grape program. These agreements.....
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Chilean table grape exports to Japan, South Korea

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Up to week 12, the table grape season presents an estimate advance above 61%, with the historical peak of shipments registered during the same week (89,127 tons).With the Chilean table grape season of 2014/15 showing an advance about 61% (up to week 12), it has been seen that the shipments are recovering.....
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Tas Berry growers benefit from wetter summer

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The Tasmanian berry season has been busy for growers, according to Phil Pyke, of Fruit Growers Tasmania. “The berry season this year was in line with the apple and cherry seasons, so it’s been a very large season for berry growers, but we’ve go no idea of tonnage at this time,” he says. “Expansion continues.....
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Russian companies incur 2.4 billion loss

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In Eastern Europe, concerns about the crisis with Russia are increasing. Countries including Poland and the Baltic states are afraid that they'll be the next country on the list where Putin will interfere. The rouble appears to stabilize, which is a ray of hope for the Russian economy. On the other hand,.....
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Limoneira introduces lemon misfits

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Limoneira Company, an agribusiness with agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights in California, announces the introduction of Lemon Misfits. “These lemons are packed with juice and perfect to increase our grocery retail partner’s sales with a customer friendly price point,” says John.....
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CASI Almeria opens new facility in The Netherlands

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CASI, a global leader specialized in tomatoes, will open a new facility this April in the Netherlands, to provide service for distribution and marketing closer to its customers.The cooperative idea to have 4 centers throughout Europe shows the ambition for its future expansion. The Netherlands was an easy.....
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Stems goes sustainable

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Stems Fruit make use of several Cold Store facilities across the Wetsern Cape production area, of which at least one facility, CCS (Ceres Cold Stores) makes use of solar power. They have recently invested in Solar panels to reduce their carbon footprint and are playing their part by creating a greener.....
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Leek prices up to 60 cents per kilo'

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There is quite a lot of demand for leek at the moment and the prices are relatively good for this time of the year. This was said by Guy de Meyer of export company Demargro. "On the 30th of March we had prices between 55 and 60 cents per kilo. Over the last few weeks prices have slowly been improving. They.....
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Better cassava breeds to boost development

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It’s a scene that plays out all too often in many countries in Africa: a subsistence farmer – often a woman – decides to grow cassava for much-needed money. She takes cuttings from carefully-selected plants and cultivates them for a year, feeding them with fertiliser if she can afford it, and is rewarded.....
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Spanish garlic sector hopes for recovery of prices

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The Spanish garlic production and marketing sector met in Las Pedroñeras, Cuenca, at the General Assembly of the National Association of Garlic Producers and Traders (ANPCA), where the new challenges for the garlic industry for the 2015/16 campaign were discussed.The sector expects a 5% reduction in the.....
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Fresno county lettuce crop cut in half

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The drought has become so bad in Central California that it’s now affecting the ingredients in your salad bowl. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero reports on a major drop in the lettuce harvest in the region. During the first few weeks of spring the Central Valley usually harvests almost the entire.....
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Canada: Morel mushroom prices could drop 50%

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The price of morel mushrooms could disappoint thousands of harvesters this summer. That’s the warning from a leading mushroom expert at an information session held in Yellowknife on Tuesday.The territory is expecting its biggest-ever morel mushroom harvest in the burn areas left behind by last year’s.....
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Spain: prices of peppers go up due to bad weather

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"In Almeria and Granada, week 13 of 2015 was characterised by strong rain and low temperatures, which led to a drop in production and increase in prices. In Almeria, the bad weather mainly in the western area (El Ejido, Roquetas de Mar) is causing serious damage to 72 hectares."Average vegetable prices.....
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Italy: bland end of season for fennel

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A rather bland end to the campaign for fennel after a season characterised by slow consumption due to a mild winter.At the moment, late varieties from Apulia and Calabria are on sale in Bologna. Prices hover between 70 and 80 Euro cents per kg for the lower qualities and reach €1-1.10 for the rounder.....
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