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“BEET HAS BECOME THE MOST PRODUCED VEGETABLE CROP IN TURKEY”

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said that sugar beet production reached 23 million tonnes in 2020/2021 marketing year and beet was the most produced vegetable crop. Pakdemirli said, “Approximately 3.1 million tonnes of sugar was produced in the 2020/2021 marketing year, thus breaking an all-time record in beet …

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“ONION AND POTATO PRODUCERS ARE IN A TIGHT SPOT”

Press release… The high air temperatures last week in dried onions and potatoes decreased the storage life of the products and increased the waste rates. So our producers have no time or strength to wait. Increasing wastage also comes out of the producer’s pocket. Considering that the harvest dates of …

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ŞEMSİ BAYRAKTAR: WE SHOULD BUILD UP STOCKS OF STRATEGIC CROPS

Press release… Union of Turkish Agricultural Chambers (TZOB) Chairman Şemsi Bayraktar said that, in his written statement, staple crops, planted in dry lands across Turkey, like wheat, barley, canola and red lentil are on the verge of response due to the drought. Bayraktar said, “Wheat, barley and lentils alone cover …

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TURKEY IS THE LARGEST FLOUR EXPORTER IN THE WORLD…

Turkey is the largest flour exporter in the world and the second-largest pasta exporter. The country exported 1.25 million tonnes of pasta last year and this year the figure is expected to reach over 1.3 million tonnes. Turkish flour exporters meet 85 percent of the wheat demand from Russia. The …

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GÜNHAN ULUSOY: AFTER THE PANDEMIC BROKE, COUNTRIES STARTED TO STOCK WHEAT

Speaking to Anadolu Agency ahead of the World Soil Day, Nov. 5., Eren Günhan Ulusoy, the head of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Eurasia, said the global climate change undoubtedly affected the agricultural sector closely. Problems due to global climate change, especially the shift in the precipitation regimes, …

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INDIA, CHINA, MEXICO, INDONESIA AND TURKEY: COTTON PRODUCTS UPDATE

India: Cotton and Products Update; Post estimates cotton production at 29.3 million 480-lb. bales in marketing year (MY) 2020/21 on an area of 13 million hectares. There are increasing reports of pest infestation across various states, but most are localized incidences. Fiber prices have improved due to a sharp rise …

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DEMAND FOR TURKISH COTTON SURGES…

While orders of USA and EU in ready-to-wear and apparel industry move forward to Turkey from Far East countries on top of China, exports in October this year, reached 1.9 billion dollars with an 19.6 increase compared to the same month last year. Due to the new type of coronavirus …

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“WE DRINK MORE TEA DURING THE PANDEMIC”

Known for already being the top tea consuming nation, Turkey has further cemented its rank as locals consumed even more of their favorite drink as the coronavirus pandemic forced them to spend more time at home. “We drink more tea as we stay more at home during the pandemic,” says …

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YIELD INCREASES IN ‘MANAVGAT SESAME’…

Harvesting continues for sesame in Manavgat district of Antalya province, which are planted in the soil in May and carefully irrigated and cared for. 4.5 tonnes sesame expected this year… Manavgat Chamber of Agriculture President Rasim Metin said that Manavgat sesame had an important place in history and it was …

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“OUR AIM IS TO REACH 1 MILLION TONNES IN COTTON PRODUCTION”

Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) Coordinator Chairman Jak Eskinazi stated that the aim of the next season is to reach 1 million tonnes of cotton production thanks to the recently announced subsidy support. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, had declared the subsidy in cotton last week. Accordingly subsidy amount …

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