PMAC weekly update 3rd July

PMAC weekly update 26th June to 3rdJuly

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  1. Government agencies: Myrtle rust operation intensifies in bid to contain the disease; USDA notification Methyl Bromide; WTO Notifications ; NZ Story workshops  
  1. New Zealand News:  McClay says time is right for trade deal with four amigos; English: Urban-rural gap not big; Labour confirms it will charge farmers for irrigation water; Trade Update; Would you like an expert for a day?; New market intelligence for food & beverage exporters; Whanganui berry grower goes high-tech; Trevelyan targets green future; Court date set for Kiwifruit case against MPI; Kiwifruit industry to create 29k jobs; NZ asparagus picking firm fined $60k for labour breaches; NZ kiwi company files for bankruptcy still owing $200k to workers; Rockit™ apple wins supreme export award; Enza Zaden New Zealand bred pink onion for Chinese market; NZ grower wants to sell wind felled avocados amid shortage; Biosecurity Levy proposal to be decided at TomatoesNZ AGM; Why Kiwis pay so much more for food than Australians; Timorex Gold receives Biogro listing; Mutual Recognition Arrangement with China comes into effect; Four chosen for NZ kiwi industry governance program; Compac leading the fruit world with ingenuity and innovation
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Policy makers and fruit & veg industry need to cooperate better; AU: New import conditions to come into effect on June 30; Indonesia plans to launch new garlic regulations; EU updates rules for organic production; New documentary looks at the thorny side of the GMO debate; Invest in new technology, not bigger farms, to reap ag profits; Companies affected worldwide; Big growth for Asia Fruit Logistica; Rabobank: "No time to sit back and relax for European growers"; Syngenta to focus on crop protection and seeds; FRUIT LOGISTICA trend report reveals consumer behaviour; Research looks at connection between emotions and flowers ; Scottish scientists identify gene to create more heat tolerant potatoes; Green banana flour; Bug-killing laser zaps pests; Plant wall cleans as much air as an entire forest; Irradiation facility enables NZ to import AU winter tomatoes.