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Sultanas: harvest has started

August 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Turkish sultana farmers have started harvesting and the high temperatures are benefiting the drying process. Nevertheless, discontent is spreading as the TMO has still not commented on prices and exporters' buying interest is limited.

TMO causes dissatisfaction

In the growing regions of Manisa, producers started harvesting for sultana production this week. Temperatures around 37°C benefit the drying process. The fact that the TMO has still not commented on bid prices is fuelling resentment among farmers. According to the Manisa Provincial Chamber of Agriculture, farmers are hoping that the TMO will set a base price for sultanas, type 9, of about TRY 16.50/kg, as the cost of production has increased.

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