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Russia bans pork imports from Moldova

Russia introduced a ban on Tuesday on the imports of ready-to-eat pork products from Moldova, the press-secretary of the Russian veterinary watchdog Aleksey Alekseyenko said.

Cherkizovo chairman inspects new poultry construction

Chairman of Cherkizovo Group board of directors Igor Babaev and Governor of Lipetsk region Oleg Korolev have inspected Cherkizovo’s major infrastructure facilities under construction in Elets District, Russia.

Saudi dairy company plans to use only imported feed

The Almarai Company has made the decision to stop the cultivation of fodder for animals and import it from abroad instead mainly due to the scarcity of water sources in the Kingdom.

Bland Farms begins packing Vidalia onions

Despite a warning from the state’s Attorney General’s office, Delbert Bland plans to ship Vidalia onions April 16, five days before the new start date set by Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black.

Bland Farms begins packing Vidalia onions

Despite a warning from the state’s Attorney General’s office, Delbert Bland plans to ship Vidalia onions April 16, five days before the new start date set by Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black.

Argentine lemons get draft pest risk assessment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a draft pest risk assessment for importing lemons from northwest Argentina.

Chilean Honeycrisps to ship in late April

Honeybear Marketing should begin shipping Chilean Honeycrisp apples the last week of April.

Chilean Honeycrisps to ship in late April

Honeybear Marketing should begin shipping Chilean Honeycrisp apples the last week of April.

Rabobank: Strong beef markets to continue - AgMinute for April 14, 2014

Tight cattle supplies, drought in U.S., Brazil and Australia and extraordinary growth in China's beef imports add up to positive fundamentals in the global beef arena. Click here for the full story

Ireland tests smartphone-enabled produce display

In April, Total Produce PLC plans to start trials in Ireland of fresh produce retail displays that allow payment by proximity to enabled smartphones.

Rule could open door for more Philippine mangoes

A U.S. Department of Agriculture action would open the door for mango shipments from additional areas of the Philippines.

Stern Produce receives defense supply contract

Phoenix-based Stern Produce Co. has been awarded a maximum $16.625 million contract to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to military units, civilian agencies and schools supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and reservations in Arizona.

Brief window for Viva Tierra organic heirloom pear

Viva Tierra Organic Inc. expects limited volumes of its heirloom organic Alexander Lucas pears, grown in Argentina, to arrive in the U.S. in the last week of April.

Groundbreaking for New Holland Pavilions

Ground was broke to mark the start of construction on the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The 290,000 square foot expansion will create a state-of-the-art multi-use space, replacing again barn facilities. “We are proud … Continue reading ?

Where Your Marketing Dollars are Going

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s the largest percentage of your 2014 marketing budget?” It looks like the old faithful form of print marketing tops this week’s ZimmPoll. But what is interesting is that rest of the choices were … Continue reading ?

California kiwifruit order up for vote

California kiwifruit growers will vote from May 15–30 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

CPMA awards go to Oppenheimer group employees

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Produce industry recognized three Oppenheimer Group employees, including a retiree, at the annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association Conference and Expo.

OG Packing shows off 72-lane optical cherry sorter

Stockton, Calif.-based OG Packing, which last year installed a 40-lane optical cherry sorting system, showed off its latest 32-lane sorter at the grower-shipper's annual grower lunch, April 10.

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