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Oded Jacobson, CEO of Galilee Export, passes away

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Mr Oded Jacobson, CEO of the Israeli company Galilee Export, has passed away at the age of 44. He suffered a suspected heart attack during a morning swim.Eitan Zvi from Galilee Export explains: “Mr Jacobson had a long and successful career, first at Agrexco, where he held many roles, including branch manager.....
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Minnesota company taps Chile to feed year-round hunger for Honeycrisp apples

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Spring usually represents a time when Honeycrisp apple fans must go without their coveted fruit, but a Minnesota company is about to change that. A Honeycrisp crop is en route this week to U.S. grocery stores from Chile, where growers have spent the past decade perfecting the insanely in-demand apple.....
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Italy: Consorzio Mundial increases Red Falcon melon crops

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Pigmented Red Falcon melons, a type of Cantaloupe melon by Nunhems, was created specifically for the soil and weather conditions of South-Eastern Sicily.Red flesh melons are cultivated and sold exclusively by the companies who are part ofConsorzio Mundial, which covers 1,500 ha, 1,000 of which are dedicated.....
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Poland concerned about Russian fruit and vegetable import ban

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Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary control authority (Rosselkoznadzor) may ban the import of fruits, vegetables and berries from Poland due to concerns about excessive pesticide residue and nitrate contents, Rosselkhoznadzor’s press service said on Tuesday.Poland is a major exporter of fruits (primarily.....
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EU farmers demand stricter disease checks on South Africa citrus

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European Union farm lobby Copa-Cogeca called on the 28-nation bloc to tighten controls on citrus imports from South Africa to prevent the introduction of the plant disease black spot.The EU should widen proposed control measures to include all South African citrus, including fruit for processing, Copa-Cogeca.....
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French strawberry producers worried for Spanish producers

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Strawberry production in Brittany is at its peak period at the moment. Strawberries farmed in heated greenhouses are reaching the end of their production, whilst unheated greenhouse strawberries are in full bloom. Strawberry producer, André Hascoet, says that the first few weeks of the season were ''not very.....
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South African citrus no competition in the Middle East

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As volumes of South African lemons increase in the Middle Eastern market so the prices are coming down a bit. David Pearce from GF Marketing said they are now getting $18 FOB, where as in the beginning they were getting $21 FOB.The drop in price is normal as the volumes increase, at the moment South African.....
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US: Strong demand for imported organic apples

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An early end to the organic apple season in Washington has contributed to strong demand relative to the amount of fruit available. That, combined with a slow start to the import season, has made for strong prices.“The organic apple market has been very strong because there just hasn't been enough fruit,”.....
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Group asks U.S. to examine pesticide-coated apples banned by Europe

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U.S.-grown apples are widely coated with a pesticide that has been newly banned in the European Union amid health concerns, and the United States is at least a year behind in a required scientific assessment of the pesticide, an environmental group said on Thursday.The Environmental Working Group, a.....
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Mahindra enter joint venture to source seed potato from HZPC

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Mahindra ShubhLaabh, the agribusiness company of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., has entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with HZPC BV, a 110 year old, Euro 225 million global leader, to produce, market and export seed potato from India. Mahindra ShubhLaabh is part of Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector.....
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Spain: Almost 800 hectares of stone fruit affected by hail storm

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Over 500 hectares of apricot, peach, cherry, nectarine and flat peach plantations have been badly affected in the Spanish municipality of Fraga by a rain and hail storm that hit the town last Sunday.Agricultural unions, the UAGA and BDA, reported that the storm has completely destroyed some areas and that.....
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AU: "More and more growers identifying advantages of stonewool substrates"

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Family owned and operated - E.E Muir & Sons are highly recognised as a major distributor of fertilisers, chemicals, seeds and other farm inputs to the Australian field and protected agriculture market, the company has long recognised the importance of providing the right information and backup to its.....
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"With summer weather comes summer prices for peppers"

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Although the Dutch pepper area is a little smaller than last season, the production is at a much higher level than usual due to the high temperatures and plentiful sunlight. Spain has also had a climatologically calm winter, so the Spanish product is also still on the market and areas such as Almeria is.....
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Minimum wage initiative in Swizerland: vegetables would become 25% more expensive

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The union of Swiss Vegetable Producers (VSGP) and the 'Schweizer Bauernverband' (SBV) are guarding themselves against the minimum wage initiative, reports the Swiss website Schweizerbauer.ch. This initiative could make labour in Switzerland so much more expensive that extra vegetables would have to be.....
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Lack of fennel in Italy and Spain drives prices up

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The fact that temperatures were mild this winter continues to affect crops. In the case of fennel, for example, the winter campaign ended earlier than usual.Giovanni Ancona,one of the owners of Fratelli Ancona said, "this year, warm temperatures in winter caused a number of problems. Fennel was ready 40 days.....
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Frozen vegetables top exports with 20,925.8 tons in 2013

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In the first quarter of this year, Tai An city of Shandong Province’s vegetables exports of total 7,940 tons, amounting to 16.32 million USD in revenue. Frozen and fresh vegetables top the export list.Vegetable exports is a specialty of Tai An city. There are 4 types of processed vegetables: fresh.....
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China: Luzhou Mountain vegetables to reach 200,000 acres by 2016

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In the southern part of Sichuan Province, Luzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture reports that in 2013 Luzhou City’s vegetable plantation will reach 930,000 acres, with a total output of 2,030,000 tons. 50,000 acres of that area is in the high mountains and produce an output of 250,000 tons.The Bureau goes.....
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Zhengzhou City using vegetable grafting techniques from Israel

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The Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government reports that the Zhengzhou City Agriculture Commission and Vegetable Institute have made outstanding achievements in use of technologies from abroad. The city named the Institute one of the outstanding institutes in 2013 for introducing advanced overseas.....
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Tozer Seeds plan for October pumpkin and squash trial

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After an absence of 5 years, Tozer Seeds have announced that they will once again be hosting a pumpkin and squash trial in 2014. The trial day which is scheduled for Wednesday, the 8th of October will include over 200 varieties of pumpkin and squash. Sowing has already begun on the different varieties and.....
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The changing face of global banana trade

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Despite the continued importance of multinational companies in the global trade of bananas, their involvement in banana production has fallen dramatically over the past three decades, shifting their sphere of action to favor other areas in the sector and opening the door to opportunities for other.....
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