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Pesticide for potato pest has nasty side effects
Methyl bromideFebruary 3, 2016 ET
A pesticide used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kill a rare potato pest has turned out to have nasty side effects for several eastern Idaho farmers.
Tomato prices in Jordan drop below cost of empty box
Tomato JordanFebruary 3, 2016 ET
Jordan reported a sharp decline in the price of most vegetables sold to supermarkets, especially tomatoes, which have dropped to prices below the cost of the empty box.
Seafood exports from Vietnam reached $6.57 billion
Vietnam shrimpFebruary 3, 2016 ET
In 2015, total seafood exports from Vietnam reached $6.57 billion, down 16.1% compared with 2014.
Indonesia slams France's progressive palm oil import tax
Palm oilFebruary 3, 2016 ET
Indonesia has again voiced out against a plan by the French government to impose progressive import taxes for palm oil starting from 2017.
Gladstone, Queensland, set to eradicate fire ants within months
Fire antFebruary 3, 2016 ET
Queensland Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson has praised Biosecurity Queensland for being on the verge of eradicating fire ants from Gladstone.
60,000-square-foot facility to triple amount of local produce for NY Tri-State
Gotham GreensFebruary 2, 2016 ET
Gotham Greens, a producer of local vegetables and herbs, opened its 60,000-square-foot facility on Jamaica Avenue in the Hollis section of Queens, New York City.
LatAm countries target China with their fruit
Mexico berryFebruary 2, 2016 ET
Rapid enlargement of the well-off middle class in China has turned out to be an attraction for Latin American fruit producers.
El Niño causing huge losses in Cuban agriculture
El Niño CubaFebruary 2, 2016 ET
El Niño weather is causing millions of dollars in losses in Cuban agriculture, affecting the island’s crops of sugar cane, tobacco, rice, coffee and vegetables.
Modi wants 50% of farmers to get crop insurance in 2 years
India farmerFebruary 2, 2016 ET
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the recently held Start-Up India programme had dispelled the notion that start-ups were only about computers.
Grain harvest in Lithuania increased 22.5%
Grain harvest LithuaniaFebruary 2, 2016 ET
Lithuania's grain harvest increased by 22.5% in 2015, to 6.521 million tons, from 5.324 million tons in 2014, data from Statistics Lithuania showed.
New Zealand approves selling of dairy farms to U.S.-led company
SouthlandFebruary 2, 2016 ET
The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) of New Zealand has approved the sale of five Southland dairy farms to a United States-led company for just over $47 million.
Ukraine expands list of banned Russian products
OnionFebruary 2, 2016 ET
Ukraine expanded a list of goods which supplies from Russia are banned will take effect on February 2, 2016.
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