Early Harvest

Early Harvest

A situation in which the weather causes the harvest of a crop to come earlier than it usually does. An early harvest can result in a drop in the price for that crop because the excess supply was unanticipated. Various derivatives for agricultural products (and even for the weather) exist to hedge against the risk of early harvest and other acts of God.
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The range, Plume Early Harvest is produced by Languedoc winery La Colombette and will be unveiled in May.
Early Harvest, Extended Season, Lighter than Normal Crop
In April, during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Islamabad, the two sides announced the launching of negotiations on a China-Pakistan FTA and signed then an early harvest program agreement to provide a basis for the establishment of the FTA.
The early harvest traditionally suits drip-filter cup better and the late harvest far Better suits the body and depth of flavor suited to espresso.
Eight categories of farm products, with a total of some 500-600 tariff lines, will be included for early harvest, according to the Thai negotiator.
The latest deluge dealt a fierce blow to the region's $850 million agricultural industry Monday, nearly wiping out its lucrative early harvest strawberry crops.
Late harvest leaves fruit damaged and reduces production and quality while early harvest would yield production having low oil content and low quality seed.
The moves mean a short, early harvest for the pickers rather than see the cockles gradually die off and go to waste.
The Minister asked that work on the Early Harvest Program may be accelerated.
Germany also enjoyed an unusually early harvest (it began on August 30) and a large healthy crop has led to smiles all round.
An early harvest program covering trade in goods came into force in July 2005, under which China and ASEAN agreed to gradually cut and even remove duties on more than 7,445 kinds of products.
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