The wine value of the DO Valdepeñas wines, present in FITUR 2018

The Valdepeñas Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) will be held at the International Tourism Fair of Spain (FITUR), whose next edition begins tomorrow and will continue until January 21st, two presentations with tastings of its wines, both at the stand of Castilla-La Mancha, as in the stand of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPAMA).

Spain: approved the measures of the Support Program for the wine sector for the period 2019-2023

The Spanish Government has approved, in the Council of Ministers held on January 12th, the application of the Support Program for the Spanish wine sector for the period 2019-2023. A decision that will make available to the sector measures financed by the EU, with an estimated budget of more than 1,000 million euros. The measures eligible to apply for grants will be wine promotion in third countries, restructuring and reconversion of vineyards, distillation of by-products and investments.

China opens its borders to the Argentine blueberry

After five years of negotiations, the Argentine government has gained access to the Chinese market of the national production of blueberries. However, given that the blueberry season in the Andean country has already ended, its exports of this red fruit to China will begin next season, in August 2018.

Nurfam travels to Florida to learn about the impact of citrus greening on local plantations

Nufarm Spain, in collaboration with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF / IFAS) of the University of Florida, has made a technical trip to Florida with the purpose of knowing in first person the impact of the huanglongbing disease (HLB) or greening of citrus fruits in the local citriculture.

Case IH assumes the challenge of leading the future technological development of digital agriculture

Within the framework of the seminar on digital agriculture organized by EURACTIV, the leading international independent media network specializing in European policies, Case IH is committed to leading the future technological development of digital agriculture. The brand was represented at this event by its vice president for the EMEA region, Thierry Panadero, who referred to digital agriculture as "the natural evolution of the era of precision agriculture".

KUHN Ibérica reinforces its commercial strategy incorporating the departments of Communication and Precision Agriculture

KUHN Ibérica has incorporated the Communication and Precision Agriculture departments into its organizational structure to reinforce its commercial strategy in Spain. Thus, the journalist Sofía Lázaro joins the company's team as Communication Manager and the engineer Abel Pozo takes the leap from the Commercial Delegate from the central area of ​​Spain to the Precision Agriculture Manager, to provide support in relation to the new technologies, both to distributors and to the final customer.

The Chilean exports of blueberries of this campaign account for around 46,000 tons

The 2017/18 campaign of blueberries from Chile, is already 45% complete and has been characterized by favorable weather conditions. To date, Chilean exports of this red fruit are close to 46,000 tons, registering the highest weekly dispatch in the history of this industry when, during week 51, 11,575 tons were shipped.

The IV National Forum of Rural Development will put the accent on the professionalization of the agri-food sector

The next edition of the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery of Zaragoza (FIMA), which will be held on 19th, 20th and 21th February, will host the IV National Forum of Rural Development, organized by the Official College of Agricultural Engineers of Aragon, Navarra and the Basque Country and the National Rural Network, and co-financed through the EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). The professionalization of the agrifood sector will be the main event in an event whose content is structured in three strategic areas: irrigation, precision agriculture and fertilization and plant protection.

Socialist MEPs denounce possible CETA's failure to eliminate tariffs on European wine

The Spanish Socialist MEPs, Clara Aguilera and Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, have presented a question to the European Commission, regarding a possible infringement by Canada in compliance with the CETA, with regard to the abolition of tariffs on European wine. Thus, in their request, they ask the Commission if they can confirm in writing that Canada complies, within the framework of the CETA free trade agreement, with the limitation of the "off-site winery retail stores" and if it has abolished the application of tariffs. residuals to European wine.

HORTIESPAÑA prepares a program to promote greenhouse fruit and vegetable production in Europe

The Interprofessional Organization of Fruit and Vegetables of Spain HORTIESPAÑA, wants to continue with its work of defense of the greenhouse and make the jump to the European market to continue promoting and putting in value this system of culture, changing the negative image and the erroneous beliefs that have been settled in the minds of European consumers about winter products.