Cashew output slumps below targets

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HCM CITY— Raw cashew production this year is likely to be just 300,000 tonnes, or far below the target of 380,000 tonnes, the Viet Nam Cashew Association has said. Association members blamed the shortfall partially on unseasonable monsoon rains in major cashew-growing areas during the flowering period. The advanced age of many cashew trees was…


Agri Buzz: USDA Estimates Steady Progress of Corn And Soya Crop

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The latest USDA’s weekly Crops & Weather report mentioned that 51 percent of the corn remained in good condition and 22 percent was in excellent condition. Another 20 percent remained in fair condition on Sunday, August 7, while 5 percent was in poor condition and 2 percent was in very poor condition. The condition of…


Crop prices – relatively – immune to new downturn

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Analysts voiced faith in agricultural commodity futures proving unscathed by a renewed downturn in the world economy even as they showed signs of losing their relative strength against other risk assets. Many farm commodities stood firm last week, even as shares tumbled, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index of major US stocks losing 5.2%…


Proposal to impose taxes on imported agricultural products

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KARBALA: National Alliance MP Fo’ad al-Dourki disclosed a proposal to impose a tax on imported agricultural produces in order to protect national production, pointing out that the production of fruit was deteriorating due to incorrect policies. Dourki told Aswat al-Iraq that a sum of 250 Iraqi dinars will be charged on every kilogram of imported…


Meat trade pair to reach new heights

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  TWO stalwarts of the Scottish meat trade will mark their combined 100 years’ service to the sector on Tuesday by climbing Ben Nevis. Elgin butcher Jim Royan and former Meat and Livestock Commission Scottish manager Alistair Donaldson will be scaling the 4,409ft peak to raise cash for the RSABI and Farms for Children, which…


Interim beef calf scheme for Scotland

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AN interim replacement for the Scottish Beef Calf Scheme, which can no longer continue under CAP legislation, is being put in place from the beginning of next year. It is designed to ensure support payments to the beef sector until new Common Agricultural Policy regulations come into force. Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said the…


Grazing and farming land taken over to offset carbon

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FARMERS fear a new rush of environmental plantings for biodiversity and carbon offsets will accelerate the loss of land for food production. In an emerging trend, carbon traders are starting to buy farms to generate carbon credits for sale under voluntary schemes or – assuming legislation clears the Senate – the federal government’s Carbon Farming…


Ukraine: cost of agricultural production in the I half year increased by 19.2% – State Statistics Committee

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In Ukraine, the cumulative index of the cost of agricultural commodities production in January-June 2011 totaled 119.5% compared to the corresponding period of 2010, reported the State Statistics Committee (Gosstat). Prices for material and technical resources of industrial origin, used in agriculture, increased by 17%. In June 2011 prices for production of agricultural commodities grew…


Lebanese farmers meet to discuss sector’s challenges

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BEIRUT: Lebanese farmers association held a meeting Thursday to discuss the challenges facing the agriculture sector in Lebanon and the solutions that must be adopted by the government to improve the performance of this sector. “The Lebanese agriculture sector is suffering a lot while the Agriculture Ministry is not properly assuming its responsibilities,” the association…


Animal Ag’s Effect on Climate Change

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has been awarded $4.1 million dollars from USDA agency National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a five-year project addressing climate change and animal agriculture issues. While there is still plenty of disagreement on the issue of climate change-and its causes-UNL Extension Engineer Crystal Powers says livestock and poultry producers will…


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