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U.S.: Western Growers' new directory to serve as marketplace for agtech startups

The interactive directory aims to connect growers with agtech start-ups, allow these start-ups to reach potential investors, and provide useful data to the public.
April 18 , 2019

Japan: Pair of premium mangoes sell for record US$4,500

The mangoes, called Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun), fetched the sum in the season’s first auction at a local wholesale market earlier this month.
April 18 , 2019

U.S.: Dole inks deal for executive office in uptown Charlotte

The agricultural company has reportedly signed a lease for 15,265 square feet at 200 South Tryon, taking the full sixth floor and half of the seventh
April 17 , 2019

Australian Table Grape Association to hold field days in support of spray rig advances

Inspired by a local grower's invention, the field days will give farmers the opportunity to share spray rig advances and gain insight into cost-effective designs.
April 17 , 2019

South Africa: Citrus volumes could end up lighter than forecast, exporter warns

Though it was initially projected that the country would export a record-breaking 137 million boxes of citrus fruit this year, there are concerns that adverse growing conditions could affect total volumes.
April 17 , 2019
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