Egg packers look to future shortages

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Noble Foods has started to recruit new production again in anticipation of the egg market returning to balance by the end of the year. Free range egg producers are currently making substantial losses through a combination of soaring costs and low prices paid for their eggs – the result, they were told, of too many…


Aim to ensure sustainable future for fish

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FISHERMEN working on a new project to help shape a sustainable future for the fishing industry and marine wildlife around Anglesey had a chance to explain their work to a Welsh Government minister yesterday. In Port Penrhyn, Bangor, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries, Alun Davies, saw at first hand how information on…


Winegrowers face an ‘uncertain’ future

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Grower profitability is under siege and many growers are asking what the future holds for their business, says New Zealand Grape Growers’ Council president Stuart Smith. Mr Smith was speaking to a handful of growers at the council’s annual meeting, held at Winegrowers New Zealand’s Romeo Bragato conference in Auckland last week. For a significant…


Potatoes in Practice 2011 sets a high benchmark for future events

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This year’s Potatoes in Practice has been heralded as a great success, attracting record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and boasting a wide range of field demonstrations and trials. A total of 760 people (up from 700) attended from across the industry, and the number of exhibitors showed a 33% increase on 2010, illustrating the importance…


Chicago grain futures climb fourth session in row

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CHICAGO, — Chicago corn and soybean futures extended gains on Monday, relying on the lingering support as U.S. government cuts it projection for grain output last week due to the heat and drought in U.S. Midwest this July. Wheat jumped more than one percent, on strong demand from Saudi Arabia and U.S. weather concerns. The…


Cashew nut exporters upbeat about future

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Vietnam’s cashew exports are likely to rise to US$1.5 billion in 2020 from $1.13 billion last year, the Vietnam Cashew Association has said. Speaking at an international cashew conference in HCM City last week, Nguyen Thai Hoc, its chairman, said under the industry development strategy, the area under cashew would remain at 350,000 hectares until…


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