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NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL ELECTED…

Press release… The 12th Financial and 13th Elective Ordinary General Assembly Meetings of the National Cotton Council (UPK) were held together on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, hosted by the Izmir Commodity Exchange. At the meeting held with the participation of member organizations and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and …

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TURKEY ELIMINATES TARIFFS ON SOME PULSES AND GRAINS…

Turkey announced the elimination of tariffs on some pulses and grains. According to a PresidentialDecree published in the Official Gazette on September 8, 2021, the import tariffs on chickpeas, lentils,and wheat, rye, barley, oats, and sorghum (only seed for sewing) are reduced to zero until December 31,2021. Barley, Oat, Rye, …

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TURKEY’S FIRST CORN MAZE IN ŞİLE!

Turkey’s first corn maze, established in the Şile district of Istanbul within the scope of a tourism innovation project supported by the Agriculture Ministry and the Union of Agricultural Chambers and the Association of Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), has been opened to public visit. Aiming to increase the love of land and agriculture in the …

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ŞEYHMUS SOLGUN: WE AIM TO EXPORT 60 THOUSAND TONNES OF TOBACCO THIS YEAR

Şeyhmus Solgun, Chairperson of the Union of Tobacco Production and Marketing Cooperatives, said that they aim to increase tobacco exports, which was 53 thousand tonnes last year, to 60 thousand tonnes this year. Tobacco harvesting in Muş Tobacco harvest has started in Muş (an Eastern Anatolian province of Turkey), which …

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TRITICALE BECOMES AN ALTERNATIVE TO WHEAT IN SIVAS REGION…

Triticale, an alternative to wheat in Sivas (a Central Anatolian province of Turkey) made its producer happy despite the drought. Despite the drought across the country and the agricultural frost in Sivas in May, around 3 thousand tonnes of crops are expected in triticale. Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise In Sivas, where …

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“TURKEY IS THE GLOBAL LEADER IN ORIENTAL TOBACCO PRODUCTION AND FOREIGN TRADE”

Press release… Turkey maintains its global leadership in oriental tobacco production and foreign trade… Turkey ranks fifteenth in world tobacco production but ranks first in oriental tobacco production in the world. Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Association Chairperson Ömer Celal Umur said that tobacco continues to be an important crop for the …

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ÖMER CELAL UMUR: WE HAVE FORMED A WORKING GROUP FOR SUSTAINABLE TOBACCO FARMING

Press release… A working group was created for sustainable production and export. Ömer Celal Umur, Chairperson of Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Association, stated that the tobacco product item with the highest increase in 2020 was hookah (narghile) tobacco, which achieved an increase of 46 percent compared to the previous year. Umur …

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UNEXPECTEDLY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS IN TURKEY LED TO LOWER WHEAT PRODUCTION FORECASTS…

Unexpectedly dry weather conditions in Turkey between April and June in many regions led to lowerwheat and barley production forecasts for MY 2021/22. The wheat production forecast is 16.5 MMT,barley production forecast is 4.5 MMT. Planting for the first corn crop finished and production isforecast at 6.8 MMT. The Turkish …

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HAYRETTİN UÇAK: THERE IS A GOODNESS IN THIS HARVEST

Press release… There is a goodness in this harvest… This harvest includes both waste prevention and sharing… In the “Volunteer Final Harvest Project”, which aims to reduce loss and waste up to 50 percent in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, the crops not collected by the producer will be …

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BREAD, DESSERT AND PASTA MADE OF RED POTATO!

Producers, who got high yields from the tropical plant red potato, which started to be grown in the Datça district of Muğla province, have begun to prepare alternative foods with this potato in order to increase the awareness of the crop. Red potato, also known as “sweet potato” due to …

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