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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CMR GROUP ...

BOEING 747-8 ADDED TO SOUTH AMERICAN ROUTE TO THE ORIENT ...

New Cathay Pacific 747-8 Freighter boosts Houston air cargo business






This Cathay Pacific 747-8 Freighter touched down at Bush Airport this week. (Houston Airport System)




Boosting what is already expected to be Bush Intercontinental Airport’s busiest year for air cargo, Cathay Pacific Airways has added a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter to its fleet.


The huge plane touched down at Bush for the first time earlier this week, the Houston Airport System announced in a news release. (According toWikipedia, the Boeing 747-8 is 63 feet tall and 250 feet long.)


As the plane known as a Dash 8 departed Houston for its inaugural freighter flight, it carried oil and gas machinery and equipment from Houston as well as commodities from across South America, including cherries from Chile and flowers from Colombia that are to be distributed across Asia, the release said.


Cathay Pacific is the first Asia Pacific airline to take delivery of the 747-8 Freighter and now has a fleet of 21 wide-body freighters servin…

USA SENATOR QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES IN THE AGRICULTURE FIELD ...

Senator Finds Government-Funded Food Waste Far Beyond The Compost Bin


11:46 am

December 23, 2011




by ELIZA BARCLAY




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The Washington State Fruit Commission received $100,000 in federal money to promote cherries in Indonesia, but Sen. Tom Coburn says this is a waste of taxpayer money.


As Eater reported this week, some politicians believe this country is awash in food waste. But this isn't the stuff in the garbage — it's the way we pour money into building restaurants, promoting American food products abroad, and encouraging the purchase of local foods.




Every December, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) puts a Wastebooktogether to highlight 100 examples of the government's most profligate and unnecessary spending initiatives. This year, the spending that Coburn deemed unworthy amounts to $6.9 billion. And there are a surprisingly large number of food-related projects on the list — dozens by our count.

You can take Coburn's word that the government is heavily involve…

A CHRISTMAS WISH FROM THE NETWORK OF RURAL WOMEN PRODUCERS (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) ...

Dear All;

At this beautiful time of year our network reaches out to you = dear friends.



The NRWPTT team thank you for your support and wish for you a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with joy love, prosperity and deep fulfillment.





We are excited about the limitless possibilities 2012 holds and we invite you to participate fully with us as we fulfill our mission "to strenghten rural women and families through education, enlightenment and entrepreneurism in effort to eradicate poverty and hunger, to increase the level of love, prosperity and peace on earth"... 





  From Gia all the best for 2012


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HEAD OF USA CUSTOMS STEPS DOWN ...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Volume 18, Issue 256











CBP Commissioner Bersin Steps Down



U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin will resign from that position effective Dec. 30. 

Bersin was nominated in November 2009 and re-nominated in January 2011 but was never confirmed by the Senate, and his recess appointment by President Obama in March 2010 was due to expire Dec. 31. 

Deputy Commissioner and former head of the Border Patrol David Aguilar will serve as acting commissioner and Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations Thomas Winkowski will serve as acting deputy commissioner until a new commissioner is appointed.



Bersin called his tenure as commissioner “one of the most rewarding experiences of my public life” and highlighted a number of achievements, including streamlining the entry process for lawful trade and measurably strengthening border security. 



Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also cited the “historic steps” CBP has taken to facilitate…

PRECIO JUSTO PARA EXPORTADORES PERUANOS ...

FCE ayuda a los productores peruanos


Para los productores de Sur América, exportar frutas y verduras en una forma eficiente que les genere el mejor retorno sobre la inversión puede ser difícil para lograrlo por sí solos. 


FCE Export, una iniciativa Peruana-Holandesa basada en Perú desea facilitar el proceso de exportaciones y ayudar a los productores peruanos enviar sus cosechas al exterior.




La empresa, basada en Chiclayo, inició operaciones a finales del año 2010 y trabaja con productores a través de cada paso de los procesos de cosecha y exportación. Ellos se aseguran de que los productores solo envíen frutas y verduras de calidad y organizan la logisita para empacar y enviar las cosechas de los productores. 


Debido a los altos estándares de calidad que son exigidos por los gobiernos, FCE se involucra en el proceso de cosecha y hace inspecciones a la producción para asegurarse de que ésta es de alta calidad.






Adicionalmente, ellos tienen acuerdos con compradores en la Unión Europea, Rusi…

CHANGE A LIFE FOR AS LITTLE AS $1.00 DONATION....GIVE TODAY & SAVE A LIFE !!! ...

Friday, December 23rd     You've topped $100,000 in donations! Here's what that money did! $1 Buys Two Chickens, But for What?!?
In sub-saharan Africa, only one out of five girls makes it on to secondary school (junior high/high school). Drop outs make far less income, marry earlier and are three times more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than their educated counterparts.  But how can these girls pay for expensive schooling?
The bright young students raise chickens. They're supplied with chicks - your donation of $1 will be doubled today, more than cover the $1.62 cost of two chicks - and farmer mentors teach the girls animal husbandry skills.

Within a year, the chickens pay for a girl's schooling. Plus, these girls are doing important work that will feed their community, and indeed, the plan is that surplus can even feed their own families.  Give $1Connect with us:Follow us on TwitterBecome a fanYou're receiving this newsletter because you are subscribed to Philanthroper…

LOCALS ENJOYING MANGOES AT HALF OF LAST YEAR'S PRICES IN AUSTRALIA ...

Wet weather bears fruit for some

Rebecca Simpson

December 24, 2011




Slow times ... city fruiterer Frank Vecchio. Photo: Peter Rae





THIS summer's weather may be a let-down, but Sydneysiders can enjoy some of the lowest fruit and vegetable prices in years.




''You better believe it … I'm selling four mangoes for $5. Last year it was two for $5,'' said Frank Vecchio, owner of the Wynyard Park fruit stand in Sydney's CBD. In his 20 years of business, Mr Vecchio said he has not seen such quantities of produce at fruit and vegetable wholesale markets.




The chief executive officer of NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries, Colin Gray, said the oversupply was caused by a decline in consumer demand due to the recent unseasonal wet weather. Consequently, wholesale and retail prices have fallen.
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''The problem with the weather is that people are not buying as much, not enjoying barbecues with the fruit and salad bowls,'' M…

2011 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA MANGO FESTIVAL ...

CHRISTIAN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL STATION....