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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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    Indian Mango production suffers from hot summer

    The extreme temperatures and the absence of moisture in the air have badly hit the mango farms...

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    Zimbabwe: Banana Exports to Tumble

    Zimbabwe’s banana market could face an oversupply after leading producers stopped exports to South Africa, the country’s...

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    A closer look: Sunfruit Orchards

    Sunfruit Orchards are taking the fruit grown from their trees on their plantings in Ohaupo to customers...

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    Bureaucracy in Cypris threatens to shut down juice maker KEAN

    BECAUSE of faulty policies and bureaucracy there is a threat that companies like juice maker KEAN will have to shut down, DISY president Averof Neophytou said on Friday after touring the company’s premises in Limassol. However, he praised the company “that confirms my view that Cyprus has a future. It can equally...

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    Key Technology Introduces the All-New VERYX™ Digital Sorting Platform to Europe

    November 15, 2015 – Key Technology introduces the all-new VERYX™ digital sorting platform to the European food...

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    Genetic Secrets in Pineapples Could Hold the Key for Global Food Production

    Through genomic sequencing of the pineapple, scientists are learning how the tropical citrus fruit can survive even in the most water-starved environments. A team of scientists has unlocked the genetic secrets of the pineapple in a bid to understand how this exceptional fruit works – and it could lead to a few...

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    Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska

    A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska, can now grow crops like cabbage outside in the ground, due to rising temperatures.i A field near harvest time at Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska, can now grow crops like cabbage outside in the ground, due to rising temperatures. We’ve heard...

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    Booming agriculture in Alabama goes unnoticed – for now

    Nearly 100 people listened as a speaker described how to massively increase Alabama’s farm production and pump millions into the state economy, while helping to fill the produce demand left by a water-starved California. Farmers from across the state were sprinkled through the crowd. Food distributors sat next to university officials and...

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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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