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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb made assurances Wednesday that the crisis affecting apple farmers would be Thursday's Cabinet agenda, lashing out at what he said were injustices being perpetrated by some traders.He said that while the Lebanese government would cover the costs of transporting the apples, Egypt would be responsible for their refrigeration.He also announced Tuesday that Russia had agreed to reduce its tariff on each ton of apples from $250 to $66, and that apple exports to Jordan would begin on Oct. 18, instead of at the end of the month.Resigned Economy Minister Alain Hakim met with the mayors of northern Lebanese municipalities to discuss the crisis facing apple growers.
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