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15 October 2018Egypt halts tomato exports

The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture has ordered an immediate stop after confirmation that thousands of acres have been infected with yellow leaf curl virus.

15 October 2018ANC extends moratorium on high cubes

Enforcement of the regulation that effectively bans the movement of high cube containers on South African roads has been postponed for 12 months.

15 October 2018Mahindra forms JV with Sumitomo

New company Mahindra Summit Agriscience Ltd is to make pesticides in India to help boost farm produce in the country.

15 October 2018Taiwan and Japan sign banana MOU

To distinguish them from competitive Filipino bananas, Taiwan-grown bananas have been marketed in Japan for their high quality.

15 October 2018Romanian fresh trade balance worsens

The value of Romanian fruit and vegetable imports was 10 times greater than its exports in the first six months of the year.

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12 October 2018Aldi banana price angers shippers

The German discounter is reportedly insisting on an FOT price for 2019 that will force producers in supplier nations to break legal minimum reference values.

12 October 2018Oresro completes re-financing

The Italian multinational has secured two medium-term loans totaling €90m with a pool of leading European credit institutions.

12 October 2018USDA reports Florida citrus rebound

A year after Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida's citrus industry, growers are on pace to slightly surpass their production from two years ago.

12 October 2018UK braces for vegetable shortage

The cold spring followed by a heatwave has slowed the growth and delayed the harvest of many vegetable crops.

12 October 2018Weak demand slows Brazilian melon shipments

The volume overhang of a heavy Spanish crop in EU markets is blamed for a 37% reduction year-on-year in exports to date.

11 October 2018Washington apple crop revised lower

A lighter fruit set means the 2018 Washington State apple crop is now estimated to be significantly smaller than it was two months ago.

11 October 2018Seeka removes hectares of kiwifruit

Should initial fears be confirmed, the discovery of infected vines in Australia would undermine the Kiwifruit Claim argument that Psa-V was caused by imported pollen.

11 October 2018Maersk Oil leases Singapore storage

The initiative combined with the deal done with Royal Vopak will meet about 20% of the carrier's global demand for IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

11 October 2018Chilean apple exports overtake grapes

Shipments of Chilean fruit increased 6% year-on-year in 2017/18, with apple exports leading table grapes for only the second time.

11 October 2018Honduran melons battered by rains

The rainfall associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Kirk has damaged the freshly planted and irrigated crop.