Gerhard Breuer

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    Deciduous fruit farmer crowned as Female Entrepreneur 2016

    With great pride and excitement the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber of South Africa (DFDC-SA) congratulates one of...

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    Georgia Peanut Executive honored in US-Congress

    On July 14, the Executive Director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, was honored by a formal acknowledgement...

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    Jazz Apples® celebrate 10 years of production in Australia

    Australian Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, will today (Wednesday June 22) join key horticulture industry representatives at...

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    Supermarkets lose online sales to Amazon

    The primary competition for supermarkets online are “basket bandit” sites like Amazon, which siphon off sales, according...

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    The uglier the nicer — collection of ‘misfit’ produce

    Call it the Aisle of Misfit Produce. Like the toy-rescuing lion King Moonracer of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed...

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    Tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic

    On a farm tucked under a lush Waimanalo mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens — using only what nature provides. He creates his own compost and fertilizers and doesn’t use chemicals. But he’s not certified as an organic farmer because the cost is too high. “The margins on...

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    Steep production rise in South African table grape industry

        In an industry newsletter of October 27, the South African Table Grape Industry (SATGI), Paarl, informed about another rise in the nation’s table grape production . In the crop year 2013/14 the industry brought 50 million cartons of 4.5 kg to the market; for 2015/16 the estimate of SATGI according...

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    South African stone fruit area expanded — bigger crops expected

        Initial expectations are looking promising for the new SA stone fruit season. Good winter and spring conditions contributed to overall good quality, size and sugar levels. Possible water shortages in certain production areas are a cause of concern for later varieties and water and irrigation management will be crucial to...

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    EU rural programmes are not cost effective: EU Court of Auditors

    EU-funded vocational training and advice programmes in rural areas cost too much to run, often duplicate existing programmes and favour established training providers, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors’ report identifies poor management procedures by the Member States and insufficient supervision by the European Commission....

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    Sixth season for All Lemon

    All Lemon, the quality seal for exported lemons from Argentina, has now concluded its sixth season. Shipments...

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