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Government of Canada announces funding to support fruit industry
Canadian appleTuesday March 12, 2019 3:54PM ET
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country Stephen Fuhr announced an investment of up to $4.2M under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program to the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association.
Fairness in food chain: EC welcomes Parliament's support to ban unfair trading
Phil HoganTuesday March 12, 2019 9:09AM ET
The European Parliament voted on a new set of EU rules that will ensure protection of 100% of European farmers as well as small and mid-range suppliers against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.
Family farms key to sustainable future in Europe and Central Asia
Serbian farmTuesday March 12, 2019 7:03AM ET
There are an estimated 500 million family farms in the world, representing more than 90 percent of all farms.
Brazil will reopen its borders to Argentine pears and apples
Luis Miguel EtchevehereTuesday March 12, 2019 6:58AM ET
Minister of Agribusiness Luis Miguel Etchevehere reported that Senasa officials have reached an agreement with their Brazilian counterparts to lift the ban on the entry of Argentine pears, apples, and quinces to that market.
American farmers in big crisis, Trump cuts money for Department of Agriculture
American farmersTuesday March 12, 2019 4:00AM ET
President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Vietnam's fertilizer and pesticide import surge in 2 months
fertilizersMonday March 11, 2019 9:38AM ET
Vietnam imported 617 million tons of fertilizers worth 184 million U.S. dollars in the first two months of this year, up 17.9 percent and 29.7 percent on-year respectively, while spending 149 million U.S. dollars importing pesticides, up 12.1 percent.
U.S. grain futures sharply lower on fund selling amid larger supplies
grainMonday March 11, 2019 9:37AM ET
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grain futures traded sharply lower in the trading week ending on March 8, due to massive fund selling amid larger supplies and lower yearly export estimates.
Colombia's heated debate over use of glyphosate
Colombia farmerMonday March 11, 2019 8:47AM ET
While the Colombian government is defending the use of glyphosate against the expansion of illicit crops, political and social organizations are warning about the deadly danger it poses to peasants and indigenous peoples.
Vietnam pepper farmers get into debt because of diseases, low prices
Vietnam pepper farmersMonday March 11, 2019 7:30AM ET
Several pepper plantations in Chu Se and Chu Puh districts in Gia Lai Province are now left with wooden poles alone as pepper plants were all dead because of diseases.
Iran imports $14bn of basic goods in 11 months
Iran foodMonday March 11, 2019 7:14AM ET
Iran imported $14 billion worth of basic goods during the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018 – February 19, 2019), IRIB reported quoting the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Argentina and Brazil fail to reach agreement to reopen border to fruit imports
Brazil fruitMonday March 11, 2019 6:50AM ET
The first meeting between the Argentine and Brazilian phytosanitary authorities seeking to unblock the entry of pears and apples from the Rio Negro Valley and Neuquen to Brazil ended with no concrete results.
Fukushima-area foods still facing trade restrictions
Fukushima-area foodsMonday March 11, 2019 6:24AM ET
Eight years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, 24 countries and regions still limit agricultural and food imports from Japan due to the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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