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Saudi Arabia to Halt Exports of Vegetables and Fruit, Okaz Says

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia will halt by mid-September exports of fruit and vegetables grown on open land, in a move to conserve water, Okaz reported, citing Abdullah al-Obaid, the deputy agriculture minister.

The ministry gave exporters five years’ notice of the ban, al-Obaid told the newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama wmahdi@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

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