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France: Rough start to apple export season

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
True to the conventional wisdom in France, that a bad end to the stonefruit export season is the precursor to a bad apple export season, French exporters have had difficulties with both commodities this year. Dealing with low prices and increased competition from other European countries shut out of Russia,.....
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Significant increase in demand for Honey pomelos

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
The UK-headquartered Allfresch Group of companies has built a strong reputation in Europe for the Red Dragon brand of Chinese Honey pomelos over the last seven years, and that has in turn helped transform the fruit from a speciality item to a mainstream commodity in the European markets. There has been a.....
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Altaifresh and Qifeng partner to strengthen kiwifruit program

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
An importer and exporter of fresh produce based in China, Altaifresh has partnered with Qifeng Fruit, a large grower, to strengthen their kiwifruit program. They now have access to greater volumes of Chinese kiwifruit and will be responsible for exporting the fruit abroad. “We had a new shareholder partner.....
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Congo aims to attract foreign investment to develop domestic agriculture

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
At the PMA Fresh Connections South Africa, recently held in Pretoria, Mr Barthelemy Mumba, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock of the Republic of Congo’s southern Katanga province, gave a speech on his country’s efforts to attract foreign investment and promote domestic agriculture. “The Katanga.....
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Marco pack house system increases productivity for Windset Farms in California

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Marco’s YCM yield control equipment is bringing important productivity improvements for Windset Farms at their expansive fresh produce operation in Santa Maria, California.Installed in 2013, the multi-line system, designed to simplify and deskill the manual packing process, is helping Windset increase.....
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Rung product on Russian market

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Argentina sees a lot of opportunities for exporting soft fruit to Russia. The country sees interest from Russian traders increase. On the Russian market, lemon prices go up to unprecedented levels. Partly because the season in Argentina and South Africa is drawing to a close, and the volumes there were.....
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Pakistan’s mango exports to EU fetch $30m

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Exporters of Pakistan have successfully fetched $30 million from the exports of mangoes to European Union (EU) countries in the outgoing season levelling the values of previous year but averted possible ban due to Hot Water Treatment Technology (HWT).Exporters said Pakistan overall exported different.....
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Cutrale-Safra responds to Fyffes investor presentation

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Cutrale-Safra stated that an investor presentation filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Fyffes is nothing more than a desperate attempt by Fyffes to salvage its proposed transaction with Chiquita Brands International, which the investment marketplace has valued at a little.....
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Dutch Fruitmasters goes for low costs and added value

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
With over one hundred years of experience and more than four hundred affiliated growers, sales organization Fruitmasters is able to supply end users with year-round quality fruit at home and abroad. Kees de Kat and Leonard Kampschöer, Managing Director and Commercial Director respectively, offer us a glimpse.....
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Turkey: Citrus export campaign kicks off

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Turkey's citrus export season is officially kicking off on 18 September, as reported by the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association and the president of the Citrus Promotion Group, Ali Kavak. Last year, the country shipped 1 billion 371 million 156 thousand kilos of citrus, generating $.....
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Which way is the onion market going?

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
In the last few weeks a huge amount of Dutch onions have been exported to Africa. "I think that Africa is a little higher now due to all the onions that have gone that way," Wim Moerdijk jokes from a sorting and packing station in Monie, Nieuwdorp. "Everything is set and done. The expectation now is that a.....
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Argentina: "Exports to Russia will amount to 2 billion dollars in 2015"

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
The Minister of Industry, Debora Giorgi, will returns to Argentina after closing this week's trade mission to Russia, which involved more than one hundred Argentine companies."We are pleased with the performance of Argentine companies in the World Food Moscow fair," the official said in a conversation with.....
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CMI named as a finalist for the PMA Impact Award in packaging

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovative single serving cherry package.The Produce Marketing Association reported that, 56 companies entered 67 products for consideration. Twenty packaging submissions.....
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Mucci Farms finalist for packaging with “Impact”

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Mucci Farms has been named one of the 2014 PMA Impact Award; Excellence in Packaging Finalists. Out of the 67 entries (submitted by 56 companies), 20 of those submissions have been identified as program finalists. Mucci Farms captured 3 of the spots with the following entries: Mucci Farms has always tried to.....
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Slovakia: one of the least affected by Russian embargo

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
For Slovakia, the Russian ban on imports of agricultural products from the European Union will entail an annual loss of about six million Euro. This means it will be one of the least affected member states.The only EU countries which will be less affected are Luxembourg, where annual losses will amount to.....
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Peruvian asparagus exports will contract by 5% in 2014

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
According to a report of Scotiabank's Economic Research Department, "the export value of asparagus exports has decreased mainly because of the increased availability of Mexican asparagus in the American market. Production is also temporarily affected by the old age of the asparagus plantations. The higher.....
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Thailand: Vegetable prices fall in spite of upcoming Vegetarian Festival

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Vegetable prices in Chai Nat province have declined contrary to the trend for their climbing prices during the Vegetarian Festival, which is scheduled to take place from September 24 to October 2 this year.At the Phasi Sung Fresh Food Market near the Chai Nat Municipality area, prices of several vegetables.....
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"Cauliflower supply abnormally low last month"

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
Cauliflower supply was low during the past month. According to Flemish grower Jos Stevens, cauliflower growth is running behind. "Not much has been harvested for the time of year, but prices were good because of the shortage. Within 14 days, we expect to cut more units again."Good pricesThe price was over.....
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Uganda: Largest cassava grower extends knowledge to other farmers

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
One of the most prominent cassava farmers in eastern Uganda owns 65 acres of the crop. Augustine Akutu from Amuria district has been growing cassava for ten years and he has used the proceeds to acquire more land. Even amidst challenges like price fluctuation, Akutu rakes in over 80 million shillings every.....
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Local Quebecan peppers in SUBWAY

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 03:29
A Laval based vegetable producer is making the most of restaurant chain SUBWAY’s campaign to buy locally.Until October, peppers grown on the Margiric farm will be amongst the vegetables on offer in all SUBWAY restaurants in Quebec. “By working with Les Productions Margiric, we are able to decrease the.....
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