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The Idaho Potato Commission partners with Mexican retailer to create Potato Lover’s Month

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently partnered with Mexican retailer Calimax for a four-week promotional campaign to introduce Idaho Potatoes to the Mexican consumer. 
July 24 , 2019

Groundbreaking plant gene discovery could lead to more resilient crops, say scientists

By promoting a relationship between plants and beneficial fungi, scientists say it could be possible to make plants resistance to drought and pathogens, and improve their nutrition intake.
July 24 , 2019

World's leading lemon exporter gains access to Indian market

India, a rapidly growing lemon consumer, is expected to receive the first shipments next year, following the signing of protocols on a recent trade mission.
July 24 , 2019

California: Heatwave to hit several major growing regions while east enjoys respite

California will experience a heatwave all this week that will affect several major growing regions, according to agricultural weather forecaster Weathermelon.
July 23 , 2019

Brazilian table grape exports soar in H1 as other major fruits see big gains

Brazilian exports of mangoes, melons and bananas all experienced strong increase in volume and value, while table grape exports more than tripled.
July 23 , 2019
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U.S. judge calls for second reduced damages award in Bayer lawsuits After Judge Smith ruled the punitive damages should be reduced, a hearing was set to be held Friday on the issue; if the parties fail to agree, the case will go to a retrial, said Reuters.

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Two Australia-listed Chinese ag companies investigated after abrupt mass resignations In one case, Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Ltd saw almost its entire board resign over a rumored probe of criminal connections to its plantations in China.

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Chinese cherry production, imports to rise in 2019-20 According to the USDA's report, the Chinese industry is expected to see a 23% year-on-year rise in production to 420,000 metric tons (MT) this coming season.

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International experts assist 'rigorous' Colombian TR4 control efforts, as LatAm takes action So far Colombian have removed banana plants over 75 hectares of land in La Guajira, and plan to double that figure by the end of the week.

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