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    Cashews from Vietnam are increasingly stealing Indian business

    KOCHI: Vietnam may spoil India’s plans to raise its cashew exports as it has cornered a large share of raw nuts from West Africa for processing. India‘s cashew export has been falling in the last two years. From 1.2 lakh tonnes in 2014-15, it plummeted to 82,302 tonnes last year. Zooming price...

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    New export rule in Vietnam hinders Cashew exports

    Workers of the Long Viet Co Ltd in the southern province of Phu Yen’s Tuy Hoa City process cashew nuts for export.  A new regulation is causing hundreds of raw cashew material containers to pile up at the city’s ports. According to the association, many enterprises importing cashew materials for processing and...

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    Australian agriculture is very ambitious about future exports

    Award winning Cowra farmer Ed Fagan has welcomed the Australia horticulture industry’s historic trade push that aims to grow exports significantly by 2025. The industry is targeting massive spikes in the exports of vegetables, cherries and almonds and a new focus on the export of fresh strawberries. A new brand to help market Australia’s highly sought-after produce...

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    Bipartisan CITRUS Act to save threatened industry

    Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, announced Thursday that he has introduced the bipartisan CITRUS Act, a bill developed with grower input that will help expedite the delivery of the economic assistance needed in the short-term to save the U.S. domestic citrus industry. Joined by Rep. David Valadao, R-California, and Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas,...

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    Lorelei DiSogra Announces Retirement from United Fresh

    After more than a decade at the United Fresh Produce Association and a career that spans 40 years, Lorelei DiSogra, Ed.D., R.D., Vice President, Nutrition and Health, will retire at the end of May. During her tenure, she helped shape federal nutrition policies to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for children and...

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    Tomato prices exploding in parts of India

    Tomato prices breached the Rs 100 per kg-mark in Mumbai and Delhi on Tuesday due to severe shortage of supply. In Mumbai, prices of tomatoes have shot up to Rs 150 a kg in the retail market while in Ahmedabad and Delhi it is around Rs 100 per kg. The lack of...

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    Dole Farm in Chile Receives Rainforest Alliance Certification

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.–(Business Wire)–Dole Food Company announced today that the Huelquen Farm has been successfully audited to the Sustainable Agriculture Network Standard and is now Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Huelquen Farm, located in Paine, Chile, grows 100 hectares of grapes under the Dole label as well as private labels. Huelquen Farm mixes traditional...

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    Berry Farmer wants the next Farm Bill to promote the future of agriculture

    Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Wish Farms® – Florida berry grower and a leader in the U.S. agricultural...

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    Can This Irrigation Startup Help Growers Thrive During Droughts To Come?

    In the world of irrigation technology, one eight-year old startup is rising to the top of the competitive pack. Denver-based SWIIM System – formally known as the Sustainable Water and Innovative Irrigation Management System – has software that creates a crop-water budget based on data collected over 60 times an hour and...

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    Vineland develops sweet potato variety with 30% more yield

    It’s called the V12B445 but it will have a more palatable name by the time it hits...

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