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US (WA): Apple growers ready for big crop

13 min 18 sec ago
With the possibility of one the state's biggest apple crops on the horizon, Washington's apple growers are bracing for near-record production this year. With many other apple-growing regions throughout the United States, and around the world, poised to have big years, Washington's growers are preparing to.....
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Peru: Photo report Expoalimentaria 2014 in Lima

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The sixth edition of Expoalimentaria, the region's largest international fair about food, beverages, machinery, equipment, supplies, packaging, services, restaurants and gastronomy, was held in Lima between 27 and 29 August. The event has become an international meeting point of exporting companies and.....
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Sofruileg announce partnership with Italian company

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Sofruileg made a new partnership with Groupe ORTOFRUIT ITALIA de Saluzzo (Piémont). This new alliance is a continuation of the development of planting variety Arguta Hortgem NERGI in EUROPE and plans initially 500 acres of new plantings.In the next 5 years the planning will be to sell over 60 million units.....
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Monday again red alert over Iceland volcano

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Iceland's authorities have raised the aviation warning code for a region close to the sub-glacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the area. Eruption this morning happened in roughly the same place as one on Friday. The red warning code means no flights are allowed in an area of about 40.....
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Brazil is expected to increase its apple imports

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Estimates are that the Brazilian apple production will decrease slightly during 2014 because of adverse weather conditions and reduced plantings.According to a report by the USDA, the total area planted with apples in Brazil in 2014 could be decline to 37,579 hectares, 2% less than in the previous year,.....
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Game changing FIJI offers reduced labour for producers

13 min 18 sec ago
HM.CLAUSE, a company dealing in melon seed sales, has announced increased availability of FIJI. FIJI is a “best of both worlds” melon from HM.CLAUSE’s HARRIS MORAN commercial brand that provides labour savings for growers while still delivering a mouth-watering eating experience for consumers. FIJI’s field.....
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First direct imports from Africa and China to Russia

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Russia remains committed to producing its own crops. A seed company will try to make the Omsk region independent of Dutch imports. Furthermore, Russia continues to look for new suppliers in Africa and Asia. At the border, a shipment from the Netherlands was rejected because it was unclear to the customs.....
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US (CA): Lettuce market strong

13 min 18 sec ago
Warm weather along California's Central Coast has made for dips in supplies of lettuce. That's resulted in strong prices and a strong market for lettuce coming out of California.“The market for lettuce has been quite strong, even in spite of the holiday weekend, which has a tendency to disrupt normal.....
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What does Africa need to tap into its potential?

13 min 18 sec ago
Dr Martyn Davies, CEO of Frontier Advisory, a leading strategic and advisory firm specialising in the development of emerging markets, took part in the recent edition of Fresh Connections Southern Africa, held in Pretoria on 13 and 14 August, where he outlined the current economic situation of South Africa.....
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Italy: Early harvesting of pears

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"Counterseasonal Abate pears from overseas did not do well on the Italian market, so much so that stocks only finished 25 days ago, much later than usual," explains an operator."In particular, the quality of Abate pears from Chile was not very good due to russeting and to the fact that there was a lot of.....
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US: Chiquita mulls lawsuit over NGO allegations

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Chiquita Brands International is considering whether to sue an NGO that has issued a lawsuit over the banana supplier's alleged false marketing claims.The produce giant told just-food it may hit Water and Sanitation Health with its own suit for defamation after the NGO accused the company of "unfair and.....
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US (CA): Lots of tomatoes make for sluggish market

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A large supply of tomatoes from growers, combined with a typical summer lull in sales, has made for a weak market for tomatoes from California.“The market is saturated with tomatoes right now,” said Todd Giardina of The DiMare Company. “The tomatoes are good, but prices are not very good.” He noted that.....
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Onions with better storage capacity and skin retention

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Better storage and greater retention of the outer skin are two traits that best characterise the new onion varieties developed by Bayer CropScience, designed to meet the needs of all operators in the food chain. Large producers and marketers in Spain and Portugal have been the first to see them during the.....
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Peruvian fresh produce continues to grow at Fruit Logistica

13 min 18 sec ago
Peru will participate at Asia Fruit Logistica for the seventh time since 2008, when the leading trade fair for the Asian fresh produce business first moved to Hong Kong. After continuous participation, which has been successful every year, Peruvian exhibitors are waiting with high expectations for their.....
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Argentina may increase its exports to Russia by 50 to 100%

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"Argentine exports to Russia are expected to grow between 50 and 100 percent, which opens an opportunity for the province of San Juan," said Leonardo Boto, executive director of the Exportar Foundation, yesterday in San Juan."I think San Juan can increase exports to Russia as much as Argentina because.....
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Bulgaria: Russian embargo losses may exceed $6.7 million (USD)

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Direct losses to Bulgaria's economy from the Russian embargo on goods range from BGN 5 to 10 million ($3.4 to 6.7 million USD), and this figure does not even include indirect losses, caretaker minister of agriculture and food Vasil Grudev told reporters."Our producers suffer from illegal imports of fruit,.....
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China (HK): Beans found to contain excessive pesticide

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The Centre for Food Safety found excessive pesticide residues in two vegetable samples today and will prosecute the vendors concerned.The samples were white string pods from two retailers in Yau Ma Tei and Sha Tin. One was found to contain 4.3 parts per million (ppm) of Acephate, 0.36ppm of Carbofuran and.....
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California mushroom production in decline

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Add Agaricus mushrooms to the long list of California commodities that have seen declines as the state’s historic drought has lingered.The volume of Agaricus mushrooms sold in California took a 14 percent dive in the commodity’s most recent season, according to a government report.Producers turned out 102.....
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Kenyan farmers adopt early maturing crops for higher returns

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As fortunes of maize decline in Kenya due to Lethal Necrosis Disease (LND) and erratic weather, farmers are turning to early maturing crops like capsicum, French beans, watermelons and tomatoes.The crops have become popular among farmers in the East African nation, with many in areas that were once dominated.....
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Angola builds banana-processing unit

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The first banana-processing unit in Angola is scheduled to start operating at the end of the year in Caxito, Bengo province, followed in the first quarter of 2015 by a tomato-processing unit, said the chairman of the Caxito Rega company.João Domingos Mpilamossi told Angolan news agency Angop that the bananas.....
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