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Israeli agriculture on the brink of collapse

This fruit picking season has produced 30% more fruit for Israeli farmers. However, this is not necessarily a good thing. It means farmers do not make enough to cover their growing costs.
Over the past few days, farmers across Israel have been picking dozes of tons of fresh fruit. However, when the fruit reach the shelves of supermarkets and stores, the prices are often too high for the consumers.

The fruit picking season, which began several weeks ago, is producing a record amount of fruit: 30% more than in an average season. When there is more fruit, there is more competition among farmers, all of whom make less profit.


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