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30 October 2014Moroccan citrus export plans revealed

Shipments of soft citrus to Russia are to be cut by almost 40% and more effort is to be focused on reconquering the EU market.

30 October 2014China re-opens to Washington apples

U.S. agriculture officials say the fourth largest export market will once again import Red and Golden Delicious apples from Washington, with immediate effect.

30 October 2014Peruvian banana exports recover

Peru is on target to ship 130K MT of organic bananas this year and more next year as a result of 1,000 hectares of newly planted land coming into production.

30 October 2014Minor correction for PNW pear forecast

The US Pacific North West shipped 500,000 boxes of pears to Russia last year that should be offset by the crop being 600,000 boxes smaller this year.

30 October 2014Camposol posts Q3 loss

Despite a net loss of US$6m for the quarter, net profit year-to-date for the Peruvian agro-exporter remains well above the 9-month period in 2013.

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29 October 2014Italian Government intervenes in kiwifruit industry

For the first time and with immediate effect the Italian kiwifruit industry must adhere to a series of conditions on fruit quality set out by ministerial decree.

29 October 2014Creditors call time on JFC

A majority of creditor banks have voted for the introduction of bankruptcy proceedings against the Russian fruit distributor.

29 October 2014Canada grants access to Polish apples

The move is perceived more as a generous political gesture than a serious threat to traditional apple suppliers to the Canadian market.

29 October 2014UK claims record strawberry crop

British strawberries have benefited from high levels of sunshine, low humidity, warm temperatures and cooler nights, and the harvest will continue until December.

29 October 2014Indian banana industry consolidates

The Government-backed Tamil Nadu Banana Producer Company incorporates 1,000 farmers across India’s largest banana producing State.

28 October 2014Capespan heralds Mayfresh JV

To expand its footprint in the developing fruit markets of the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea, Capespan has formed a new Joint Venture company in Turkey.

28 October 2014Zespri ups grower returns forecast

Forecast per hectare returns have broken NZ$50,000 for the first time, with an average predicted return of NZ$51,047, well ahead of the NZ$42,659 return last season.

28 October 2014Peru sees sharp rise in citrus exports

The value of Peru’s citrus shipments rose 23% year-on-year to US$77m according to exporter association Adex.

28 October 2014CIMC profit soars as market recovers

The world’s largest container manufacturer China International Marine Containers saw a year-on-year rise of 29% in the production of reefer containers.

28 October 2014Funding secured for biological research partnerships

New Zealand’s apple industry is to benefit from an NZ$15m State-funded pot targeted at developing the country’s primary industries.