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Vladimir Pekic

Vladimir Pekic is a freelance journalist who writes for both IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He has many years’ experience covering a wide range of agri-food and commodity topics across Europe and Latin America.

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Italian farmers blame “fake news” for dip in milk consumption

Italy’s farmers’ organization, Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (Coldiretti), has blamed “fake news” for a 2.1% dip in fresh milk consumption in Italy last year, according to data collated by the body.

Italy Milk

Weather affects Brazilian wine grape harvest

Industrial grape growers in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul started harvesting their crop in December, while the peak harvesting season is currently under way.

Brazil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Argentinian tomato acreage close to 2019

Industrial tomato growers in Argentina’s San Juan province are expected to harvest around 2,000 hectares planted with the crop, roughly equal to the acreage harvested in 2019

Argentina Canned & Tomato Products

France plans further action to protect pollinators

The French government has announced its determination to further reduce the negative impact of agrochemicals on pollinators and ecosystems.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Argentine lemon company sells more fruit to the US

Tucuman-based lemon processor Citrusvil has announced that it managed to double its shipments to the US and made new additions to its industrial product portfolio, despite “a complex season that the sector experienced”.

Argentina Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Financial support for Argentine peach and prune industries

The government of the Argentine province of Mendoza (Central West) has set aside ARS200 million (USD3.32 mln) to support the domestic peach and prune sectors.


Prunes Fresh Peaches
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