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Ghana: 2020 cashew earnings likely to fall

The value of Ghana’s Non Traditional Export (NTEs) is likely to reduce significantly this year in part due to continuous delays in Vietnam in selling off its existing cashew nuts stock to China due to the impact of the novel corona virus infections. China imports around 10 percent of global cashew nut production for...

The Clipper Podcast: Solar powers farmers pockets

Agriculture goes home office! In the next days we will ask our partners and friends around the world how that actually works. Remember: In times where trade shows are cancelled magazines like ours are your trade show. Here you can talk about your business, get in touch with buyers and partners. We will help you present your...

The Clipper Podcast: Running a global nuts&dried fruit business from home

Agriculture goes home office! In the next days we will ask our partners and friends around the world how that actually works. Remember: In times where trade shows are cancelled magazines like ours are your trade show. Here you can talk about your business, get in touch with buyers and partners. We will help you present your...

Coronavirus not the only concern for farmers in California

West Side agriculture, in all its many forms, is heading into another year with both the optimism typical of farmers and the challenges that agriculture faces all too many times. Mother Nature blessed California almond growers with near-perfect weather during the crucial bloom and pollination period a few weeks ago, potentially setting the stage for another bumper...

Seeberger: How to stay successful for 175 years

The Clipper: What are currently the most important topics for Seeberger? Joachim Mann: We are currently thinking about how to keep the Seeberger brand interesting - with new products and marketing ideas. And this both in Germany and France as well as overseas. Then, of course, there is the issue of environment and sustainability - and...

AVEVA PARTNERS WITH TOMRA TO LEAD DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF FRESH PRODUCE INDUSTRY

OEM partnership to embed Wonderware by AVEVA in packhouse solutions to improve operator performance and efficiency. Auckland, New Zealand, 18 October 2018 – AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced a new partnership with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology in sensor-based sorting and packhouse solutions for the fresh produce industry. This agreement unlocks greater operator performance,...

Without Iran the United States would not have pistachios

On Wednesday, President Trump stood before the United Nations General Assembly, in part, to defend reinstated sanctions on Iranian trade goods. Those sanctions had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal signed by then-President Barack Obama, but were reinstated by Trump last month. The decision will impact many large-scale Iranian industries, from carpets and cars to comestibles. But one...

With retaliatory tariffs in place, the current tariff on U.S. almonds is 60 percent

In 2017, the U.S. maintained a trade surplus of over $3 billion in shelled almonds. This surplus is sustained by exporting $3.3 billion in shelled almonds and importing only $59.7 million in 2017. The U.S. produces 80 percent of the world’s shelled almonds and exports 88 percent of the world’s shelled almonds.  For all free trade agreement partners, the U.S. tariff on shelled almonds...

Australia’s dried fruit market struggling to compete

Over the last few years Australia's dried fruit market has been struggling to compete on the market with better quality imports selling at cheaper prices. The future of the Australian apricot industry is likely to rest on the success of new varieties designed with improved flavour and ability to grow in the Australian climate. The 17 apricots types were...

China imports about 60% of Oregon’s hazelnut crop. How hard will tariffs hit farmers and exporters?

U.S. walnut, mandarin, grape, cherry and peach exports to China are expected to be hit hardest by new tariffs, according to Rabobank. Increasing Chinese demand for the products is expected to partially offset the impacts of the tariffs, but reduced exports will follow. Rabobank predicted milder but significant negative effects for other U.S. fruit and tree nut exports. The pain...
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