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(17.ِMay.2018) - DESPITE LATE START, IOWA FARMERS CRUISE THROUGH CORN PLANTING
On April 22, Charlie Scott started planting corn on his farm in Marengo, Iowa. That was his latest start date for planting in more than 15 years. Despite that delay, he’s already done with corn planting and hopes to finish up beans tomorrow.
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(01.ِMay.2018) - 6.-18. May 2018 | INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR FOOD & DRINKS, FOOD & BEVERAGE, AGRICULTURE, PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS AND INGREDIENTS
The Worldfood Azerbaijan shows a realistic image of the demand and supply situation in the market for foods and beverages, food and beverage technology, agriculture, packaging technology and materials and ingredients. 
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(26.ِApr.2018) - BAYER SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SELL FURTHER CROP SCIENCE BUSINESSES TO BASF
Bayer has signed an agreement to sell further crop science businesses to BASF for up to 1.7 billion euros ($2.06 billion). This is contingent on Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto. The businesses to be sold generated total sales of 745 million euros ($902.52 billion) in 2017.  
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(20.ِApr.2018) -FARMERS AREN’T WORRIED ABOUT THE FARM BILL
This week the House Agriculture Committee released their version of the Farm Bill, but with all of the trade issues, some farmers say it’s not something they are worried about right now.   
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(13.ِApr.2018) - CREATIVE FRUIT, MACHINERY, MARKETING DRIVE DRISCOLL’S
Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door.
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(10.ِApr.2018) - China: First batch of Egyptian oranges arrives at Henan Wanbang Market
On March 28, Zhengzhou Chen's Sun Fruit and Vegetable Trade Company (also known as Chen's Sun), presented the first batch of Valencia bitter oranges from Egypt.
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(07.ِApr.2018) - STRESS ACT INTRODUCED TO ADDRESS FARMER SUICIDE
A bipartisan group of 10 farm state representatives introduced the Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act Tuesday for inclusion in the next farm bill. The STRESS Act (H.R. 5259) aims to bring farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers greater access to mental health treatment.
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(02.ِApr.2018) - WHEN SEASONS CHANGE
I’m easily caught off guard. My kids appreciate this gift of mine and choose to unwrap it often, practicing stealth Indian moves and scaring me from behind. I jump and yell. They squeal and laugh. It’s a great game… for them. While they are good at catching me off-guard daily, Mother Nature is great at catching me off-guard this time of year. 
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(26.ِMar.2018) - 3 BIG THINGS TODAY, MARCH 26
SOYBEANS, CORN HIGHER IN OVERNIGHT TRADING; SPECULATORS LESS BULLISH THAN IN RECENT WEEKS
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(13.ِMar.2018) - FARMMI, INC. EXHIBITED EDIBLE MUSHROOM PRODUCTS AT FOODEX JAPAN 2018
LISHUI, China, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmmi, Inc. (the "Company")") (Nasdaq: FAMI), a leading agriculture products supplier in China, today announced that the Company exhibited its edible mushroom products at the FOODEX JAPAN 2018 (The 43rd International Food and Beverage Exhibition) on March 6, 2018 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.
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(12.ِMar.2018) - UK LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO ENERGY DRINKS
A government committee has launched an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks, after a study found that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than any other European country.
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(11.ِMar.2018) - FARMERS ‘GO ABOVE AND BEYOND’ TO CARE FOR COUNTRYSIDE, SURVEY SHOWS
Farmers in England are going “above and beyond” to care for the countryside, but many are going unrewarded for delivering these “public goods”.
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(06.ِMar.2018) - BLUEBERRY PRODUCTION LEAPS AHEAD: ABARES
THE Australian blueberry industry has more than doubled its production in the past five years.
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(02.ِMar.2018) - THIS WEEK IN AGRICULTURE, 3.2.2018-INTERESTING, OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY FINDS GOING ON IN AGRICULTURE.
Welcome to This Week in Agriculture. We will bring you interesting, out-of-the-ordinary finds going on in agriculture. Not the big headlines, but the curious, funny, and inspiring stories across the land.
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(27.ِFeb.2018) - NEWS OF THE GULFOOD EXHIBIT REPORT 2018- DUBAI
As the curtain readies to descend on the 23rd edition of Gulfood, industry professionals from all over the world will embark on a frantic final day of product sourcing, networking and business generation meetings across 120,000 square metres - or 17 football pitches – of exhibition space. And while more than 5,000 exhibiting companies’ products at this year’s Gulfood are conveniently split into eight sectors dedicated to core food stuffs and commodities - Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food - trawling the expansive halls and temporary structures to mine the latest innovative and on-trend health snacks, juices, meats, dairy goods, rice, grains and much, much more requires careful planning.

(23.ِFeb.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: BRAZIL TO CATCH U.S. AS TOP CORN EXPORTER, SAYS AGROCONSULT
WASHINGTON - Just as Brazil surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest soybean exporter, it will match or beat America as the No. 1 corn exporter in the near to medium term, said the head of a Brazilian consultancy on Friday.
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(16.ِFeb.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by gulfood.com: SHIFTING SAUDI FOOD BUYING PATTERNS SPURS CONFIDENCE OF KINGDOM'S FOOD EXPORTERS
A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen.
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(12.ِFeb.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: TRUMP INFRASTRUCTURE OUTLINE TABS $50 BILLION FOR RURAL PROJECTS
As part of a mammoth package envisioned by the Trump administration, the nation’s governors would be given $50 billion in block grants to help finance rural projects such as expansion of broadband service, said two senior White House officials. They said the block grant funding would be available on a more rapid basis than the rest of the $200 billion in federal funding that would be provided for improvements nationwide for all types of public works.
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(10.ِFeb.2018) - Razco Food News countrynews.com.au: FUNDING OFFERED TO GROW AG TRADE
Australian agricultural businesses are encouraged to apply for funding to grow agricultural trade co-operation between Australia and China.
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(05.ِFeb.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by farmweekly.com.au: NEW IDEAS FOR FARM SOFTWARE
AGRICULTURAL software provider Agrimaster has showcased some new developments in its systems with the release of a new two-year road map this week.
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(30.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: WHEAT FUTURES JUMP OVERNIGHT; EXPORT INSPECTIONS HIGHER FOR GRAINS, LOWER FOR BEANS.
Chicago wheat reached the highest in three months, while Kansas futures were at their loftiest levels since late September after a report showed how dry, cold weather has affected the winter crop.
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(26.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: SOME FARMERS DON’T HAVE A TAX PROBLEM, FARM MANAGER SAYS
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A lot of farmers and grain buyers are buzzing about a new tax law that gives benefits for crop sold to co-ops. Should they be?
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(23.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by goodfruitandvegetables.com: TOP FARMLAND VENTURES EARN 17PC RETURN DESPITE SEASONAL SETBACKS
Last year’s whacky weather mix of extreme temperatures and rainfall frustrations, plus a weaker cattle market, have taken a toll on the returns of some of Australia’s top farming enterprises, as monitored by the national farmland index.
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(16.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by freshplaza.com: CHINA: FIRST LARGE SHIPMENT OF CHILEAN NECTARINES SELLS OUT ON DAY OF ARRIVAL
 
Last week Friday, Gonzalo Matamala, GM of GESEX China, was waiting for the arrival of the first two containers CHilean nectarines shipped at the Guangzhou port of import. Before arrival, GESEX was already talking to a number of retailers and traders, including Walmart, about sales and distribution in China. 
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(06.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: THIS WEEK IN AGRIBUSINESS, JANUARY 6, 2017
It’s the best of 2017 episode as Max Armstrong hosts a look back at what happened in another eventful year in agribusiness.
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(04.ِJan.2018) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com: THIS WEEK IN AGRICULTURE, 1.5.2018
Interesting, Out-Of-The-Ordinary Finds Going On In Agriculture.
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(24.ِDec.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by mercurynews.com: WITH PINEAPPLE AND SUGAR PRODUCTION GONE, HAWAII WEIGHS ITS AGRICULTURAL FUTURE
KAHULUI, Maui — Tens of thousands of abandoned acres of farmland lie fallow on this island, cemeteries of Hawaii’s defunct plantation era, which met its end last year when the state’s last remaining sugar grower shut down an operation that had run for 146 years.
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(18.ِDec.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by agweb.com: CHINA'S WAR ON SMOG UNLEASHES COLLATERAL DAMAGE ON WORLD'S FARMS
Officials have forced natural gas-powered fertilizer plants to shut in areas like Sichuan and Yunnan to conserve the fuel for home-heating in the north, where demand is outpacing supply. That’s boosting prices of nitrogen-rich urea, which is spread on fields to boost soil productivity, after output was already cut by pollution restrictions on coal-fired facilities.
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(11.ِDec.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com:IOWA FARMERS UNION LOOKS TO SUSTAINABILITY IN RECRUITING MILLENNIALS
“It’s time to reclaim the word sustainable,”said Suzan Erem, president and cofounder of the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT), speaking of the economic, environmental, and social aspects of the sustainable agriculture movement at the recent Iowa Farmers Union annual convention held at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield, Iowa. 
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(27.Nov.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by sciencedaily.com: HARVESTING THE SUN FOR POWER AND PRODUCE: AGRO PHOTOVOLTAICS INCREASES THE LAND USE EFFICIENCY BY OVER 60 PERCENT
Until now, acreage was designated for either photovoltaics or photosynthesis, that is, to generate electricity or grow crops. An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project, however, has now demonstrated that both uses are compatible. 
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(08.Nov.2017) - TABLE-RUSSIA'S 2017 GRAIN HARVEST PROGRESS AS OF NOV 7
MOSCOW, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Russia, a major wheat exporter, had harvested 136.0 million tonnes of grain before drying and cleaning by Nov. 7, with an average yield of 3.00 tonnes per hectare from 96.5 percent of the total area,Agriculture Ministry data showed on Wednesday.
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(30.Oct.2017) - BRAZIL'S TOP GRAINS STATE HOPES TO GET $458 MLN IN ROAD INVESTMENTS
Brazil's Mato Grosso state is seeking around $458 million in private investments in the first phase of a program to grant licenses to build and operate roads in the country's largest grain-producing region, the  administration said on Monday.
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(20.Oct.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by Freshplaza: OVERVIEW GLOBAL BLUEBERRY MARKET
Thanks to the early end of the European season, South Africa was able to increase its exports to the continent. This was a necessity, as production in the country has risen sharply, which puts pressure on prices. In Europe, the trade is currently focused on Argentinian blueberries, but there are concerns about the quality of the Peruvian.
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(16.Oct.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by Vanguard: WORLD FOOD DAY: EXPERTS SUGGEST AGRICULTURAL SECTOR REFORM
As the World marks the 2017 World Food Day, experts have proposed the urgent reform of Nigeria’s agricultural sector to boost food production and rural development.
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(10.Oct.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by hpj.comFARM BUREAU FEDERATION ENDORSES FARMERS FOR FREE TRADE
At a press conference on Sept. 10 the Farm Bureau Federation announced its support of the Farmers for Free Trade campaign. Exports are vitally important to the agricultural economy of the United States. Ships like this one in the Panama Canal carry U.S. ag products around the world.
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(02.Oct.2017) - Razco Food News quoted by agriculture.com:GRAINS-SOYBEANS AT 3-WK LOW ON REPORTS OF HIGHER YIELDS FROM EARLY US HARVEST
* Soybean prices hit lowest since Sept. 13 on higher yields
* Addition pressure on Soybean prices from improved Brazil
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* Wheat falls for fourth session, corn extends losses
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(20.Sept.2017)- Razco Food News quoted by FWI: SCOTS AND WELSH WARN AGAINST FARM BREXIT ‘POWER GRAB’
Scotland and Wales have warned the UK government against taking sole control of agricultural policy post-Brexit.
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(18.Sept.2017)- BANGLADESH TO IMPORT 100,000 T OF WHITE RICE FROM MYANMAR AT $442/T
DHAKA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Bangladesh will import 100,000 tonnes of white rice from Myanmar at $442 a tonne in a state-to-state deal, the food minister said on Monday, as it grapples with depleted stocks and record domestic prices.
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(15.Sept.2017) - HARVEST DELAYS SEEN FOR WESTERN CORN BELT
At this point in September, farmers are becoming antsy to get in the combine seat.Weather experts say harvest conditions are looking favorable for eastern Midwest farmers, however, not so much for farmers in the west.
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(11.Sept.2017) - CHINESE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DOMINATE SALES IN RUSSIA
Three years ago Russia implemented punitive measures against European countries and the United States of America. Later they also carried out sanctions against Turkish products. Against this background, Chinese fruits and vegetables have started occupying sales counters in Russia. According to the customs office of the Russian Federation, Chinese fruits and vegetables had only held 9.6% of the market shares in Russia, but this has grown by almost 20% in the first half of this year. The Chinese potential is huge. 
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(10.Sept.2017) - EGYPT MAY REJECT 59,000 TONNES OF FRENCH WHEAT
 Egypt is considering rejecting 59,000 tonnes of French wheat purchased by state grain buyer GASC due to the presence of poppy seeds, the second cargo to come under such scrutiny and raising fresh uncertainty over the country's import policy.
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(04.Sept.2017) - ALL AROUND THE FARM: SEPTEMBER 2017
CONTROL THE LIGHT CORD WITH A MOUNTED REEL. I recently purchased a planter. Because I sometimes work after dark, I wanted to mount lights on the center post for loading at night. Since there was no other way to run wire up the center post when the planter was in plant position without the wires getting caught or tangled up, I mounted a cord reel. The locking tog on the cord has been removed so the wire will extend and retract on its own.
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(01.Sept.2017) - BRAZIL, MEXICO HOLD TALKS ON BROADENING TRADE PACT
SAO PAULO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Brazil and Mexico discussed ways to broaden their existing trade agreement by including new products and fine-tuning preferential tariffs on bilateral trade, as Latin America's top two economies try to strengthen their ties.
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(25.Aug.2017) - GULF COAST AGRICULTURE BRACES FOR APPROACHING HARVEY, WITH TEXAS COTTON, RICE AT RISK
Agriculture is a major part of the western Gulf Coast economy, and cotton and rice producers have been rushing to harvest their crops ahead of Harvey.
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(19.Aug.2017) - CUSTOMS DEAL ‘NOT ENOUGH’ FOR FRICTIONLESS TRADE POST-BREXIT
More than a bespoke customs deal is needed to ensure frictionless trade for agricultural exports after the UK leaves the EU, warns a report. A customs agreement is only half the story when reducing post-Brexit trade friction, argued the paper from the Institute for Government (IoG) think tank. 
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(15.Aug.2017) - ASIA GRAINS-INDONESIA BUYS CANADIAN WHEAT, AUSTRALIA OFFERS NEW CROP​
A flour miller in Indonesiabought 25,000 tonnes of Canadian spring wheat in a recent dealfor arrival in November while Australian exporters are offering new-crop wheat, traders said.
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(12.Aug.2017) - TRUMP TO RAMP UP TRADE PRESSURE ON CHINA WITH CALL FOR PROBE ON MONDAY
WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump onMonday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether toinvestigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firmsoperating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.
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(31.July.2017) - BUZZ-THAILAND FLOODS: NO IMPACT ON RICE EXPORTS, SAYS EXPORT BODY
BANGKOK, July 31 (Reuters) - ** Thailand's Ministry ofAgriculture says 2.83 million rais (400,000 hectares) of rice fields in the north and northeast of the country have been affected by floods which began in July.
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(24.July.2017) - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HOLD STATEWIDE TOMATO CONTEST
The Thursday Westfield Farmer's Market is open through October 6 at the Episcopal Church of Atonement on Court Street. These tomatoes were for sale at the Rudy's Greenhouse tent. (Don Treeger / The Republican)(Treeger)
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(19.July.2017) - CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-CHINA'S CITIC AGRI FUND BUYS DOW CORN SEED ASSETS FOR $1.1 BLN
BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - A Chinese fund part-owned bycongolomerate CITIC Ltd has paid $1.1 billion for some of Dow Chemical Co's corn seed business in Brazil, in a further sign of China's fast-expanding role in the global seed sector.
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(15.July.2017) - AGRICULTURAL SHOWS GALORE FOR THE COUNTRY THIS WEEKEND
There is a host of agricultural shows scheduled to take place across the country this weekend.
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(08.July.2017) - MISSOURI, ARKANSAS BAN DICAMBA USE
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2017 - Continued complaints over crop damage due to drift have led to Missouri and Arkansas temporarily banning the sale and use of dicamba products.
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(03.July.2017) - GRAINS-WHEAT JUMPS TO 2-YEAR HIGH ON U.S. WEATHER WOES; CORN, SOY FOLLOW
By Sybille de La Hamaide and Colin PackhamPARIS/SYDNEY, July 3 (Reuters) - Chicago wheat futures jumped more than 3 percent to their highest in two years on Monday as forecasts for continued dry weather in key U.S. growing regions stoked fears of production losses.
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(27.June.2017) - U.S. SAYS HOPES CHINA WILL APPROVE MORE GMO CORN FOR IMPORT
BEIJING, June 28 (Reuters) - The United States hopes thatmore varieties of its genetically modified corn will be approvedfor import by Beijing, the U.S. ambassador to China said on Wednesday.

 

(24.June.2017) EGYPT'S STRATEGIC RICE RESERVES AT THREE-MONTH LEVEL - MENA
CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - Egypt's strategic rice reserves are currently at levels for at least three-months, the head of the rice division of the Federation of Egyptian Industries told MENA state news agency on Saturday. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy; editing by Patrick Markey)
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(19.June.2017) - IRAN EXPORTS 35,000 TONNES OF WHEAT TO OMAN - TRADE
ABU DHABI/HAMBURG, June 19 (Reuters) - Iran exported a35,000 tonne cargo of wheat to Oman last week, traders said on Monday.
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(16.June.2017) - PERDUE NAMES LEADERSHIP IN ACTING ROLES AS USDA REORGANIZATION TAKES SHAPE
(Washington, DC, June 16, 2017) – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues the reorganization announced on May 11, 2017. 
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(14.June.2017) - INDUSTRY SUPERANNUATION FUNDS HAVE CALLED FOR TOUGHER FOREIGN INVESTMENT RULES AROUND AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE AS THEY SEEK TO RAMP UP THEIR INVESTMENT IN THE SECTOR
Industry Super Australia, which represents not-for-profit industry funds, said quality Australian farming assets were being cherry-picked by foreign investors.
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(12.June.2017) - FARMING IS A FRESH FIELD FOR MICHAEL GOVE'S SLASH AND BURN POLITICS
The new environment secretary will need every bit of his famed intellect to come up with a post-Brexit replacement for the Common Agricultural Policy.
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(11.June.2017) - IRAN SENDS PLANES OF FOOD TO QATAR AMID CONCERNS OF SHORTAGES
LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Iran has sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetable every day, Iranian officials said, amid concerns of shortages after Qatar's biggest suppliers severed ties with the import-dependent country.
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(07.June.2017) - AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTORS ‘CAN NO LONGER ACT AS INTEREST-FREE BANKS’
Land-based agricultural contractors can no longer act as interest-free banks, according to the National Chairman of the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) Richard White.
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(02.June.2017) - AUSTRALIA MUST DO MORE TO PROTECT REEF, UNESCO SAYS
SYDNEY, June 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations cultural heritage body UNESCO urged Australia on Saturday to accelerate efforts to save the Great Barrier Reef, saying long term targets to improve its health were unlikely to be met.
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(31.May.2017) - WOMEN PLAY KEY ROLES IN WISCONSIN AGRICULTURE
They are mothers, sisters and daughters with one of the toughest jobs on the planet.There are no holidays or weekends. Workdays can stretch into nights and in spaces ranging from sweltering to freezing.Yet the women who farm say they wouldn’t trade it for another career. For some, it’s in the blood, with the family farm being passed down through multiple generations. Others saw it as a way to take charge of their food or provide an enriching way of life.
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(29.May.2017) - NIGERIAN WOMEN VENTURE IN AGRICULTURE, AIMING TO BOOST COUNTRY'S ECONOMY
More women in Nigeria are seeking ways to transform agriculture by making their farms more efficient.
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(28.May.2017) -SWEET, HEAVENLY AVOCADOS
IF there was ever a time to buy an avocado farm, it’s now.The latest research from Avocados Australia shows consumption has tripled in the past two decades. Aussies now eat 3.2 kilograms of the delicious fruit a year. 
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(22.May.2017) - CHINA SPINS A WORLDWIDE WEB OF FOOD FROM MOZAMBIQUE TO MISSOURI
Inside a gated compound patrolled by armed guards, hulking towers and concrete buildings loom over fields where Silva Muthemba once grew maize and fattened his cattle. 
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(16.May.2017) - AGRICULTURE IN GREY COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS
Statistics Canada has released the 2016 Census of Agriculture and Grey County continues to thrive despite national trends. Grey is adding more farms, is retaining and attracting younger farmers and is seeing a large increase in farm earnings.
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(15.May.2017) -CHINA SOY GROWERS TO RECEIVE BIGGER SUBSIDIES THAN CORN PRODUCERS
BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) - China's top grain-producing provinces will pay greater subsidies to soybean farmers than corn growers as the country pushes to whittle a huge corn glut.
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(11.May.2017) -PERDUE UNVEILS PLAN TO REORGANIZE USDA’S RURAL, FARM, AND TRADE WINGS
Two weeks into the job, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue proposed today the first reorganization of USDA since 1994, a rapid start to President Trump’s instructions to the cabinet to increase federal efficiency. The Perdue package creates a new position, undersecretary for trade; this abolishes the undersecretary for rural development so Perdue would directly oversee economic development programs and puts one undersecretary in charge of farm subsidies and land stewardship, responsibilities now split between two undersecretaries.
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(05.May.2017) - AG ECONOMY MAY MODERATE IN 2017 BUT WISE FARMERS WILL HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PLAN FOR THE WORST
In recent years, the rural community has watched as commodity prices have plummeted, and with them so too has net farm income. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Dr. Bob Young, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, to find out how long this challenging economic trend is expected to continue. Young says some reports are calling 2016 the low and cautiously predict that farm income could actually slightly improve during 2017, assuming that the weather cooperates. You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping on the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of this story.
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(03.May.2017) - AUSTRALIAN MANGO CONFERENCE EMBRACES BOWEN
That was one of the key messages reiterated by various speakers at the 11th Australian Mango Conference, held in Darwin today.
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(01.May.2017) - TRIAL SHOWS HOW TO SLASH THE COST OF SOIL COMPACTION
Switching to controlled traffic farming and reducing tyre pressures have been shown to increase crop yields and cut costs in a major trial, by helping in the battle against compaction. Farm machinery has become bigger and heavier over the years and the resulting soil compaction is now a major problem for cropping,
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(28.Apr.2017) - PERDUE PLEDGES USDA FOCUS ON THE NEEDS OF FARMERS
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to farmers in Kansas City, Mo., on April 28 and pledged to focus on serving farmers and expanding trade.
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(24.Apr.2017) - AGRICULTURAL GROUP SEEKS FULL-TIME CHIEF​​
The members said the department had been facing serious staff crunch for a long time and also had not had a permanent director since 2001.
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(21.Apr.2017) - AGRICULTURAL AND TRADE POLICIES SET TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT BREXIT CONFERENCE​​
Agricultural and trade policies are set to take centre stage at a Brexit conference organised by Teagasc and the Agricultural Economics Society.
The conference, titled ‘Brexit and Beyond: Perspectives on the future of agricultural and trade policy’, is scheduled to get underway at 2:30pm
on  Monday, April 24 at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin.
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(19.Apr.2017) -RUSSIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR FLOURISHES AMID SANCTIONS
Agriculture has overtaken arms sales to become Russia’s second-biggest export sector.
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(17.Apr.2017) - AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS INVITED TO BID FOR INVESTMENT
Briefing Media Agriculture, in conjunction with The Co-operative Food, is inviting anyone with a ground-breaking business idea for agriculture to pitch Dragon's Den-style for a share of £250,000 worth of investment
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(16.Apr.2017) - CLIMATE CHANGE IS TRANSFORMING THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY​
"There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce," said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research scientist studying environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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(15.Apr.2017) - TO HELP FARMERS, STATE GOVT PUSHES AGRICULTURE MODEL BY B R AMBEDKAR
Almost 78 per cent of farmers in the state fall in the category of small and marginal farmers with land holdings of five acres or less.
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(11.Apr.2017) - LARGE BRAZILIAN SOYBEAN CROP IMPACTING AGRIBUSINESSES
An ever-growing Brazilian soybean crop is depressing prices in the nation, resulting in low farmer selling and leading to a weak start to the year for grain processors such as Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and Bunge, said analysts with Credit Suisse during a conference call on April 7.
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(08.Apr.2017) - JIM ROGERS INVESTS IN RUSSIA'S RETURN TO AGRICULTURAL POWER, JOINED COMPANY BOARD
Jim Rogers, the former partner of George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) at his legendary Quantum Fund, is leveraging Russia’s agriculture renaissance as his next big investment.
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(04.Apr.2017) - SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN FRUIT UPDATE
A wet week is ahead as plants move slowly in spring. Disease and weed control measures are delayed by saturated soils.
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(04.Apr.2017) - WHEAT, CORN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AS TRADERS FOCUSED ON PLANTING
Wheat and corn futures were modestly higher in overnight trading as investors continue to trade the Department of Agriculture’s planting report from last week.
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(03.Apr.2017) -  CORN, WHEAT HIGHER OVERNIGHT AFTER BULLISH PLANTINGS REPORT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a report last week said corn acres would total 90 million acres, down 4 million from last year and below expectations of 91 million.
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(29.Mar.2017) - MOSCOW AND ANKARA TO DISCUSS RUSSIAN GRAIN SUPPLIES TO TURKEY - RIA
MOSCOW, March 29 (Reuters) - Russian and Turkish economyministries plan to hold consultations on Russian grain supplies to Turkey soon, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Wednesday citing Russian deputy economy minister Alexei Gruzdev.
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(27.Mar.2017) - FARM DATA APP HELPING GROWERS
AFTER a torrential storm tore through their vegetable crops without warning, two farmers sitting among puddles decided a warning message would have saved them a lot of time and money.
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 (25.Mar.2017) - CHINESE FARM PRODUCE FLOODS VIETNAM MARKET – AGRICULTURE – ECONOMY​​
Massive quantities of Chinese agricultural products are routinely smuggled into the Vietnamese market, despite repeated warnings of pesticide residues.
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 (23.Mar.2017) - GOOD GRAPEFRUIT SITUATION IN COMING YEARS
We are deep in the citrus and avocado seasons,” says Oron Ziv from Befresh Europe. 
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 (18.Mar.2017) - HAUNA HAS LOST ITS GLITTER
Hauna Growth Point in Mutasa district, Manicaland, is struggling to recover its lost glitter.

 
 (15.Mar.2017) - FRUIT AND VEG BEAT MIDDLE AGE BLUES: STUDY
Five to seven daily serves of fruit and vegetables has been linked to a lower incidence of psychological stress among the over 45s.
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 (14.Mar.2017) -  LAZY BEES AND WET CONDITIONS REDUCE TASMANIA'S APPLE YIELD, BUT FRUIT 'EXCELLENT'
The apple harvest is underway in Tasmania where orchardists say challenging seasonal conditions have reduced yields but the fruit quality is excellent.
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(13.Mar.2017) - JAMAICA HOPEFUL OF BANANA EXPORT RECOVERY
Projects designed to restore country's banana industry and introduce new varieties are said to be progressing well
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(12.Mar.2017) - FRUIT FARMERS WAIT ANXIOUSLY AS WEATHER WARMS​
Fruit farmers in southwest Michigan are nervous about weather fluctuations this year, but they won’t know for weeks if crops will suffer much damage.
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(07.Mar.2017) - HOW HAZEL TECHNOLOGIES KEEPS FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM SPOILING​
Chicago-based Hazel Technologies is on a mission to reduce food waste. The company has developed packaging inserts that, through the magic of basic chemistry, can ward off fungus and mold and slow the spoilage of fruits and vegetables.
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(07.Mar.2017) - TURKISH TOMATOES AT EUROPEAN RETAIL CHAINS
The Turkish tomato grower and exporter Başyazıcıoğlu Tarım has struck up a supply deal with the European
retail chain Lidl where agreements were similar to supermarket chains like Magnit in Russia and Gippo in Belarus.
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(06.Mar.2017) - AGRI VIEW: CITRUS DISEASE ERADICATION
One of the greatest successes in the history of agriculture was the eradication of the boll weevil. It wasn’t easy. It took a lot of time and cost a lot of money. 
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(05.Mar.2017) - FRUIT OUTPUT UP IN Q4 AS EL NIÑO EFFECTS FADE​
MANILA, Philippines -  Production of the country’s major fruit crops  improved in the last quarter of 2016, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
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(03.Mar.2017) - GETTING THE RIGHT COMPOST IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
The use of quality compost can reduce regular fertiliser use, thereby saving money for commercial growers.
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(01.Mar.2017) - CGMMV CONFIRMED IN BUNDABERG
BUNDABERG vegetable and melon growers have had their fears realised with government tests confirming the presence of four outbreaks of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) in the region
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(27.Feb.2017) - EUROPEAN GRAPE MARKET JUST ABOUT TO GET CROWDED
South African grape growers have enjoyed a good season, despite worries after last year's droughts. The Northern regions have enjoyed some rain, easing the worries of the growers, and packing is still in full swing in the later regions where the weather is hot and ideal for harvesting and packing. There are however some concerns again about drought.
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(27.Feb.2017) - STRAWBERRY DEALS FOREVER? BRITISH FRUIT IN SHOPS TWO
MONTHS EARLY
Mild days and new glasshouse tech mean the summer fruit – a Wimbledon and Henley staple – is starting its
season in March
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(26.Feb.2017) - TEN DAILY PORTIONS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES COULD PREVENT EIGHT MILLION EARLY DEATHS EACH YEAR
Tucking into 800 grams of fruit and vegetables every day -- equivalent to 10 portions -- could reduce the risk of early death, reveals a meta-study of up to two million people worldwide.
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(25.Feb.2017) - ORGANISERS OF FRESH BUSINESS EXPO UKRAINE EXPECT A STRONG GROWTH OF THE EXHIBITION IN 2016!
Fresh Business Expo Ukraine 5th International Exhibition for the Fresh Produce Industry in Ukraine and other CIS Countries.
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(21.Feb.2017) - BIG STOCKS SOFTEN IMPACT OF SMALLER US RAISIN AREA
The Californian raisin industry is continuing to shrink in size, UK company Chelmer Foods noted, but the real impacts of this in terms of pricing are being negated by high stocks.
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(21.Feb.2017) - MAROON MANGO FROM SOUTH AFRICA COULD ADD EXTRA MONTH TO AUSTRALIA'S MANGO SEASON
A Queensland farmer is growing a new breed of mango he hopes could extend Australia's mango season by an extra month, meaning consumers would have access to the fruit for nine months of the year.
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(20.Feb.2017) -STRAND APPLES AND FAVCO JOIN FORCES
Groups boast exclusive marketing rights into the Indian market place with Bloom Global Corporation.
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(17.Feb.2017) - ​FLORIDA FRUIT, VEGETABLE GROWERS SEE HOPE IN TRUMP’S NAFTA STANCE
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement was enacted in 1994, Florida growers of tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries and other specialty crops have been hammered by cheap imports from Mexico, where labor costs are lower and regulations fewer.
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(15.Feb.2017) - POLAND: APPOLONIA SENDS FIRST EXPORTS TO CHINA
After years of negotiations to gain access, the association has set a goal of 200 containers for the season.
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(14.Feb.2017) - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING REFORMS NO LONGER ON THE SHELF
NEW Country of Origin Labelling package information outlining the percentage of Australian ingredients are already online.
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(13.Feb.2017) - MIXED SH TOPFRUIT FORECAST RELEASED
WAPA reveals 2017 Southern Hemisphere apple and pear forecast during the final day of Fruit Logistica.
 
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(11.Feb.2017) -KANZI MAN’ HELPS TO GROW BRAND ENGAGEMENT
Apple brand will use the Kanzi man to help grow consumer engagement via social media for the upcoming season.
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(10.Feb.2017) -CONCENTRATED FRUIT AND VEG SUPPLEMENT COULD CUT CHOLESTEROL AND INFLAMMATION
Fruit and vegetable concentrate supplementation to older obese adults can help reduce cholesterol levels and markers of systemic inflammation, especially for those with high inflammation level.
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(08.Feb.2017) - FRUIT LOGISTICA MARKS ANNIVERSARY YEAR
Some 3,100 exhibitors and over 70,000 trade visitors will gather at the Berlin Exhibition Centre this week
 
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(07.Feb.2017) - CHINA: THE MYSTERY OF FAKE "IMPORTED" FRUIT LABELS
As the popularity of imported fruit has increased year by year, the labels from many different countries can be seen everywhere in the supermarkets.
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(06.Feb.2017) - GRAPES COULD KEEP ALZHEIMER’S AT BAY​
CTGC-funded research suggests a grape-enriched diet can prevent metabolic brain decline and improve attention and memory.
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(03.Feb.2017) - OVERVIEW GLOBAL STONEFRUIT MARKET
With the exception of Sweden, the stonefruit market is quiet in Europe. The fruit is perceived as a summer product and consumption consequently falls under the influence of the wintry weather. 
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(01.Feb.2017) - THE AGRICULTURAL EVENT WITHIN IRAN AGROFOOD 2017
Organised by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and their Iranian partners Palar Samaneh the 24th International Agricultural Trade Show is scheduled for 23 to 26 May 2017 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds.
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(30.Jan.2017) - FAO STRESSES ON FURTHER INVESTMENTS FOR FOOD LOSS REDUCTION IN IRAN
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today by organizing the final workshop in Tehran within the framework of the “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East” ended this sub-regional project in Iran.
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(16.Jan.2017) - IRAN, PHILIPPINES DISCUSSING MUTUAL FRUIT EXPORTS
The Philippines says negotiations are underway with Iran over exports of a variety of agricultural products to the country.
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