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Toon van Noort, Tovano :
Demand for shelled Jumbo Diamond walnuts at Easter
Shelled Diamond walnuts have once again arrived at Tovano in Maasdijk. These walnuts are the famous Diamond stamped Jumbo walnuts. "We have them available for Easter and the period thereafter. The next new harvest will arrive again in November," says Toon van Noort. Tovano offers the walnuts still in their.....
New centre for cashew cultivation
The University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, will establish a Centre for Development of Cashew Crop in Tumari village in the Sharavathi backwater region in the district, said its Vice-Chancellor C. Vasudevappa.He was speaking after inaugurating a training programme for.....
Trade hub to boost cashew production
The West Africa Trade Hub of the USAID has earmarked over US$150,000 to help finance processing raw cashew nuts to increase regional trade competitiveness, improve food security, and reduce poverty over the next five years.The programme, which is in partnership with Cashew Alliance, is among other objectives.....
Italy: Strong start hazelnut imports
Between September and December 2014, Italy imported 16,270 tons of shelled hazelnut for €135.6 million. Prices reached record levels due to the lack of produce from Turkey - €8.34/kg against the €6.88/kg of the 2005/06 campaign (+21%) and 55% more than the previous campaign.Because of these prices, import.....
Quiet market for US almonds
“In California, the price buyers are paying for almonds has risen 17 percent since June,” Ewing says. “That contrasts to about a 50-percent cumulative increase in price over the same period that European importers have been paying due to the stronger US dollar.” Following some ups and downs, kernel prices.....
Iran fighting to hold pistachio position
Iran is still the biggest exporter of split-shelled pistachios and it asserted its position last year by selling more than $1.5 billion of pistachio nuts. China is the biggest customer, accounting for 50% of Iran’s pistachio nut sales. Other major clients are Japan, Hong Kong, the European Union and Arab.....
India: Strike expected to affect cashew exports
Cashew exports are likely to fall as about 50 per cent of the cashew processing factories in Kerala have remained closed since the beginning of this month. Kerala is the major processing hub in the country with over 1,000 processing units in the organised sector, employing around 300,000 workers.“Following.....
US (CA): Positive outlook dried plum industry
Grower prices for dried plums are on the upswing following a steady decline in statewide acreage. Plum acreage has decreased as growers increased acreage planted to more-profitable crops including almonds and walnuts.According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the preliminary price for.....
Ghana: Cashew minimum price announced
Representatives of the Ghana Cashew Industry Stakeholders have agreed on GH¢2.70 per kilogramme as the starting price for Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) in Ghana in the 2015 cashew season. This is the first time the players in the industry have come together to set a common price for the beans.A release signed by the.....
Pecan industry seeks federal marketing
Industry taglines help sell products, including “Got Milk?” and “Where’s the Beef?” for example.The tree nut industry has several taglines - “A can a week, that’s all we ask” (Blue Diamond Almonds) and “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” (Almond Joy).Federal marketing orderThe APB wants to.....
Pakistan: 2nd largest pine nut producer
Pakistan’s exports of pine nuts/Chillgoza are experiencing an increasing trend in the current fiscal year and Pakistan is ranked as the second biggest producer of pine nuts just after China. The export pine nuts increased by $ 17 million in previous fiscal year than the volume in 2012-13.This ranking is.....
Setton Farms announces non-GMO verification
Tulare County almond processor Setton Farms announced that three of its products have been officially verified as non-genetically modified organisms.The Non-GMO Project, which verified Setton Farm's salted and unsalted roasted pistachios as well as Pistachio Chewy Bites, is the only third-party verification.....
US (NC): Peanut producer expanding
A major peanut producer in eastern North Carolina, Jimbo's Jumbos, has announced that it will be expanding its production plant and adding 78 new jobs over the next three years.Jimbo's Jumbos currently employs 208 people in town of Edenton, by the Albemarle Sound, where the company is based. It plans to also.....
US (CA): Walnut boom slows
The walnut industry has hit a rough patch, leaders said Thursday near Modesto, but the long-term future looks strong thanks to consumers who see the health benefits.Growers and processors had to deal with a West Coast port strike that slowed shipments of the 2014 crop to buyers around the world. They also.....