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US Pecan Council votes to change name
The U.S. Pecan Council Board of Directors voted to change the organization's official name. Going forward, the council will be renamed the American Pecan Board.President Mike Adams says the change was made after careful consideration and counsel from marketing specialists.Adams adds that producers, buyers.....
Toon van Noort, Tovano
"Trade in dried fruits and nuts has become a year round business"
Trade in dried fruits and nuts is a year round business. According to director Toon van Noort from Tovano, Maasdijk. "Before when I was a young man we had a lot of work from September until December and then in January and February could begin our hibernation. Those days are gone. We have plenty of work the.....
UTZ Certified launches sustainable hazelnut farming initiative in Turkey
UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175.....
Walnut production; an expanding alternative in Argentina
Through the development of six new varieties that meet the strictest international quality standards, Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) aims to promote walnut production in the country.According to INTA's latest report, walnut production volumes have multiplied by four in the.....
AU macadamia blogs to help export
Bloggers are the latest weapon in the emerging assault on the Korean market for Australian macadamia nuts. In the past five years alone, exports have increased to Korea by 240 per cent and the Australian Macadamia Society wants to increase those exports even further.It’s being helped by the new free trade.....
Weather plays havoc on fruit
Dried fruit growers are “kicking clods” at the perversity of the climate as sporadic rain continues to frustrate the harvest after an extremely dry growing season.Dried Fruits Australia development officer John Hawtin said the repeated rain interruptions to the harvest have almost ensured that the majority.....
Turkey: Frost hits world's largest apricot supplier Malatya
Turkey's southeastern province of Malatya, the world's largest provider of apricots, has suffered heavy losses to its harvest this year due to frost that recently hit the area.Several regions of Turkey experienced frost in the final week of March after higher-than-expected temperatures and drought in the.....
Turkey: Snow affected hazelnut production
According to the chairman of the Agricultural Chamber of the Turkish province of Giresun, 60-70% of hazelnut orchards have been damaged by the freeze that followed the snowfall between 29th and 30th March 2014, although additional information will only be available after further analysis."According to the.....
New Mexico reaping bounty in pecans as other states struggle
For months on end, the Southwest has been in the clutches of an unrelenting drought, one of the worst in New Mexico’s history. Earlier this month, the federal Agriculture Department declared six counties in the state as natural disaster areas because of the drought, including Doña Ana County, where Las.....
US (CA): Horizon Nut Company bringing hundreds to drought striken area
A new pistachio plant will provide jobs in a part of the valley which has been severely impacted by the drought. The ambitious $20 million project is one the Horizon Nut Company said it needs to meet growing worldwide demand for pistachios. On a 1,200 acre dirt plot near Firebaugh the Horizon Nut.....
Spain: Value of Almeria's almond exports up by 73.7% in January
Last January, Almeria's dried fruit sector exported 387 tonnes of almonds; an 18% increase compared to 2012.From these sales, the sector's companies obtained a 2.8 million Euro turnover; 73.7% more than in January 2012. The almond sector is the province's ninth largest exporter, with a 1% market share.By.....
Aussie nuts reach export revenue milestone
During the 2013 calendar year, almonds became Australia’s first horticultural industry to earn more than of $300 million in annual export revenue.Final sales figures for exports of the record almond crop harvested during March and April 2013 is estimated be about $350 million as the final part of the crop is.....
Spain: Sudden frost causes 30% loss to early almond varieties
The anomalous evolution trend of the weather in Valencia throughout autumn and winter continued at the start of spring and is still bringing negative consequences for agriculture. The last episode was recorded during the early mornings this week in the form of a sharp drop in temperatures, at times below.....
Georgia pecan growers worried about 2014 production
Georgia’s 2013 pecan crop was not as plentiful as farmers hoped for, and one University of Georgia expert says this year’s crop could be even worse — if history repeats itself.Steady rainfall and pecan scab disease decimated Georgia pecans this past season. Between June and September, the state incurred 30.....