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Poland asks US to import apples banned by Russia
Yahoo News ^ | 8/89/2014 | AFP

Posted on 08/10/2014 5:03:40 AM PDT by mac_truck

Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.

Poland's ambassador to Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, said he had met Michael Scuse, a senior official in the US Department of Agriculture, about the steps needed to open up the US market, the Polish press agency PAP reported.

"We are interested in a quick decision because the situation is extraordinary," Schnepf was quoted as saying.

"He told us to begin the procedure. We have a new meeting planned for August 18 with the heads of the agency that allows for the entry of agriculture products to the United States," he said.

"There is a greater understanding on account of the fact that the United States has also been hit by Russian sanctions," he added.

The United States severely restricts imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from the European Union, including EU member Poland, PAP said.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agriculture; eu; europeanunion; germany; japan; poland; russia; sanctions; unitedkingdom
Why doesn't Poland sell its apples to other members of its own trade bloc, isn't that the purpose of belonging to it?
1 posted on 08/10/2014 5:03:40 AM PDT by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

We grow plenty of our own apples.


2 posted on 08/10/2014 5:09:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: cripplecreek

Indeed, and American apples are banned in Europe as well.


3 posted on 08/10/2014 5:11:09 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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How many apples does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


4 posted on 08/10/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: mac_truck

I hope they’re doing better up north and in the Northwest that we’re doing here. With the super cold spring me trees didn’t even blossom which means zero apples.


5 posted on 08/10/2014 5:15:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: mac_truck

Apples! A depression era favorite! How appropriate!


6 posted on 08/10/2014 5:20:02 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: cripplecreek

Sorry to hear this, cripple creek.


7 posted on 08/10/2014 5:21:17 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: mac_truck

We don’t import fruits from EU countries.


8 posted on 08/10/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek
Washington apple farmers ready for record harvest

The Northwest should be good to go...barring any labor shortages...

9 posted on 08/10/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

#No War For Apples


10 posted on 08/10/2014 5:39:16 AM PDT by McGruff ("We're Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable, and Self-Reliant Iraq" - Obama in 2011)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah. Some estimates are 60% of our consumption. China is gladly supplying a good share of the rest.


11 posted on 08/10/2014 5:41:47 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth

China’s providing 40% of our apples? There’s something with that in the land of Johhny Appleseed.


12 posted on 08/10/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by grania
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To: mac_truck

That’s the advantages of regionally diversifying crops. It gives better odds.

There were virtually no Michigan apples in 2012 due to drought but last year they were picking unripe apples and cutting limbs off trees to prevent them from breaking under the weight of all the apples.


13 posted on 08/10/2014 5:49:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Sounds like a job for Common Core.

The local growers used to mostly ship their apples to, believe it or not, England.


14 posted on 08/10/2014 5:53:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grania

I heard that figure but don’t know if that’s correct. What they are doing is supplying a huge amount of the apple based additives like sweeteners and purees that are increasingly used in products.


15 posted on 08/10/2014 5:55:54 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: mac_truck

I am fairly certain that apples are grown in Poland, but we can sell them some.


16 posted on 08/10/2014 5:56:45 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull
I am fairly certain that apples are grown in Poland, but we can sell them some.

If they were smart the Poles would be bartering their apples for Norwegian salmon or Belgian peaches, two other products hit by the Russian sanctions. Although I'm quite sure that type of entrepreneurship is verboten by the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels.

17 posted on 08/10/2014 6:14:07 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: castlegreyskull

Two years ago I actually filled the back of my F-250 with apples from ONE of our trees. Last year I had ZERO apples from that same tree and this year less than a small basket full. Wish I had some of those Polish apples.

Anyone ever taste apple wine?


18 posted on 08/10/2014 6:16:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: cripplecreek

I had apples but it seems I got to spraying too late. Now I’ll have to buy apples for pies :-( >


19 posted on 08/10/2014 6:37:06 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: mac_truck

Eat your own damn apples!!!

It’s wrong, it’s stupid, therefore the government will surely acquiesce immediately


20 posted on 08/10/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: DaveA37
Anyone ever taste apple wine?

I love apple wine, haven't made any in a while, though.

21 posted on 08/10/2014 6:42:58 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: logic101.net
I cut down an old apple tree several years ago and when it resprouted from the roots I took care of it and brought it back to productivity. Last year I ended up with apples the size of grapefruits.



They aren't pretty red apples but they are very good and very sweet apples.
22 posted on 08/10/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: mac_truck

I will do anything Polish women ask of me. Just sayin.


23 posted on 08/10/2014 6:54:08 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Sacajaweau

We don’t import fruits from EU countries.

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No, but the produce aisle is full of fruits from filthy countries south of our border.


24 posted on 08/10/2014 7:42:05 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: DaveA37

Anyone ever taste apple wine?

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I actually made some last year, but I am not impressed with the flavor. Heck of a kick, though.


25 posted on 08/10/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

About 3 years ago, I bought garlic — 3 in a box. There was the name of a company in PA on the box. It was not until I got it home that I saw that it had actually been grown in China! Aack!


26 posted on 08/10/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
I'm in Upstate NY.

We've imported from South America since our beginnings. Mexico is the one that I won't buy.

I just bought fresh garlic, shucked it and put it in olive oil. No Chinese garlic for me.

27 posted on 08/10/2014 7:47:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mac_truck

Are apples from Poland required to meet the same health standards as those grown by American growers?


28 posted on 08/10/2014 8:15:32 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Good question.

I would assume that the apples from Poland meet EU guidelines but not sure how much those guidelines differ from American ones. I do know that American apples were banned from EU markets in 2012 after the EU lowered the acceptable level of a chemical used to prevent brown spots during storage.

29 posted on 08/10/2014 8:43:50 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: cripplecreek

Actually - 90 % of our apple juice comes as concentrate from China. It’s been found to have rotten apples and arsenic in it.

When you go to the store to buy apple juice. Call the 800 number on the label of the container. I did. Not one of the brands was grown in US or Canada.


30 posted on 08/10/2014 8:48:54 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Don’t assume that the “Chinese” apples grew there. Lots of things that come from China start out right here.

The melamine contaminated wheat gluten that was killing dogs a few years ago is an example. The wheat was grown here and shipped to China for processing before being shipped to Canada and put into dog food.


31 posted on 08/10/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: cripplecreek

I can’t imagine shipping apples from Washington or New York State to China. They’d need refrigeration, the apples would get bruised, and it would cost a lot. But you’re right. The apples could have been grown anywhere.


32 posted on 08/10/2014 10:08:08 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

China is the top producer but we’re number 2 with it being a long way to 3rd place.


33 posted on 08/10/2014 10:12:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: DaveA37

I just planted an apple tree this year. It is only 5 feet tall so it might be a couple years.

I had apple wine before. There is this cider mill near groton, that sells both cider and apple wine. It is really good.

1 tree gives a whole truck load. That is impressive. The summer here in New England has been very cool. At least I think so. I haven’t even installed my window units.


34 posted on 08/10/2014 11:06:10 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Sacajaweau
We don’t import fruits from EU countries.

Good that means it won't be coming here.


35 posted on 08/10/2014 11:09:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mac_truck

Norway still has some sanity. Brussels, the capital of European communism doesn’t seem to have any.


36 posted on 08/10/2014 11:14:06 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Shimmer1
“Eat your own damn apples!!!”

LOL ! We don't need your damn advice to do that, muppet.

37 posted on 08/10/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

:P


38 posted on 08/10/2014 11:51:33 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

39 posted on 08/10/2014 11:53:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

40 posted on 08/10/2014 12:40:43 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: cripplecreek
Apple trees are odd critters. Every seed is a different breed; you are getting apples from the root stock. This is most likely a new breed. You should patent it and sell a couple of branches to Stark Brothers. Most new breeds are crap, but if you have a good one you may be sitting on a bit of cash. Look into it.

BTW, I grew up on an apple orchard, I know a bit about this stuff. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention when my dad and uncle grafted trees; having a heck of a time figuring out how to do that!

41 posted on 08/10/2014 3:32:17 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: logic101.net

If you want the best pie apples I have ever come across go to Stark Bros.com and buy an AR Black tree.


42 posted on 08/10/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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