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Vietnam exports to decline in Jan.
Vietnam is expected to earn 1.95 billion U.S. dollars from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in January 2015, a year-on-year decrease of 13.8 percent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said on Monday.Among the January's farm exports, key agricultural products are forecast to.....
Chestnut growers find niche in Michigan
Roger Blackwell, president of Chestnut Growers Inc., a consortium of 32 Michigan chestnut growers, has a lifetime of experience with them. We put in a call right after Christmas, which we correctly guessed was his busy season, to see how Michigan’s chestnut orchards are doing.As it turned out, selling fresh.....
Spar UK rolls out own brand snacking nuts range
Spar brand is revamping its snacking nuts range with two new launches and new packaging.The relaunched range now features £1 pricemarked packs and updated Reference Intake (RI) information on the packaging to comply with Food Information Regulations.The range consists of seven lines, including two new.....
US: Georgia pecan crop lacking in size
Too much rain, and then too little rain, left Georgia pecan growers with smaller and, sometimes, empty pecans this season. The small size of pecans in the crop this year is expected to significantly impact the state’s overall production.University of Georgia Extension pecan horticulturist Lenny Wells of.....
India: Cashew exports on decline
Cashew nut exports from India are likely to fall shy of nearly Rs 50 billion achieved in the previous year because of aggressive selling by Vietnam and increasing domestic consumption.Although exports have shown an 8% jump in volumes and a 5% rise in value at 101,176 tonne worth Rs 4,098 crore for the period.....
Texas pecan processing plant goes up in flames
Damage is estimated at $1 million after the Leonard’s Big Valley Pecan Farm processing plant went up in flames early Saturday.The fire destroyed the plant and 100,000 pounds of pecans,Goldthwaite Fire Chief David Schwartz said Saturday.Firefighters from Goldthwaite, San Saba and Mulllins battled the flames.....
AU: Cracking the walnut harvest code
The Australian Walnut Industry Association is expanding and Tasmanian expertise is forming the base for future growth.Growers from across Australia converged at Swansea on Tasmania's east coast over the weekend for a comprehensive technical program and orchard walk.President and King Valley grower, Carol.....
Port slowdowns continue to affect farm shipments
California agricultural exporters say the ongoing labor dispute between West Coast dockworkers and shippers continues to hamper their ability to send products to their overseas customers, resulting in delayed shipments, increased costs and lost sales.Work slowdowns and other disruptions at West Coast ports.....
US (HI): Call to prioritize macadamia nut export
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS) calling on the agency to provide greater visibility to Hawai`i macadamia nuts on its export list to foreign markets.In December 2014, Congresswoman Gabbard visited India at the personal.....
Algerian dates conquer Asian market
Algerian date exporters have started to conquer the Asian date market by exporting many varieties of the fruit. The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Biskra, Abdelmadjid Khobzi, said that Algeria’s first time participating in the International agri-food trade show in Jakarta (Indonesia).....
India: Cashew export on decline
Cashew nut export is on the decline, owing to the increase in production costs (which, in turn, has resulted in an increase in the costs of raw nuts), input costs and labour costs; the increasing competition in the international markets, and the restrictions by importing countries.Its domestic consumption.....
AU walnut growers gaining practical knowledge
As the Walnut Industry expands in Australia, a need to build capacity within the industry arises. Technology transfer is an integral part of the strategic plan of the Australian Walnut Industry Association Inc as a way of building the grower knowledge base.“Growers learning from other growers, and linking.....
US (CA): Walnut market cools
As it became apparent that this year's California walnut crop would be bigger than last season's, prices have dropped steadily through the fall. Heading into the new year, exports are down, but growers have a sense that prices are stabilizing.“This is a record crop,” said Bill Carriere, President of Carriere.....
India: Crop insurance schemes for farmers in Kerala
The weather-based crop insurance scheme (WBCIS) and the modified national agriculture insurance scheme (MNAIS), the two components of the National Crop Insurance Programme of the Union government, are being extended to farmers in the State for the ongoing crop season. Paddy, plantain, cashew, sugarcane,.....