Rice Harvest Will Reach 2.3m Tons

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Iran is expected to harvest some 2.3 million tons of rice in the current Iranian year (started March 21) marking a 12-percent increase compared to last year’s figure, announced the secretary of Rice Guild Association. Referring to the qualitative and quantitative increase in rice production, Jamil Alizadeh Shayegh said over 630,000 hectares are under rice…


Dairy Focus: Harvest corn at right moisture content

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While the corn silage harvest may be a ways off in North Dakota, it is getting under way in the eastern portion of the U.S. While the corn silage harvest may be a ways off in North Dakota, it is getting under way in the eastern portion of the U.S. Therefore, this is not too…


KENYA: Lime Improves Maize Harvest

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NAIROBI, – As the world worst food security crisis continues across the Horn of Africa, including in Kenya, some smallholder farmers in the western part of the country are still feeding their families with last year abundant harvest.This is thanks to an agricultural programme focusing on reviving the fertility of the soil in the region.…


Bumper harvest for grain but no gain for consumers

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Grain farmers are anticipating one of their best harvests in years, thanks to record yields, good prices and favourable weather conditions. However, consumers are unlikely to benefit from cheaper food and drink prices as a consequence. The reality is that most Irish grain goes for animal feed rather than bread, while malting barley accounts for…


Wisconsin expects to have a healthy corn harvest

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Wisconsin’s corn crop has overcome a late start and blistering heat to be on track for a generous harvest – provided the weather cooperates, supplies remain tight and prices remain high. The harvest is projected to be 3.28 million acres, making Wisconsin 8th in the nation in corn, according to commodity analysts. Even with late…


Nebraska’s corn crop on target for record harvest

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A hot July has taken its toll on the nation’s crops, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But while the heat has impacted Nebraska’s crops, based on Aug. 1 conditions, the state’s corn crop is still forecast at a record high 1.6 billion bushels, 9 percent above last year’s…


Litchis sold dirt cheap due to Chinese dependence

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The bumper litchi harvest in Luc Ngan District of the northern Bac Giang Province this year does not mean profits to farmers as prices have slumped due to farmers’ heavy dependence on Chinese traders for output. Litchi nuts in Luc Ngan now fetch only VND5,000 a kg, a price which Le Thi Lieu, a farmer…


Peas performing well despite dry season

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COMBINING peas have done well this harvest considering the very dry season, says the PGRO. In Essex, marrowfats have averaged 3.75t/ha and the colour is said to be excellent. While there has been some bleaching with the blues, the white peas are of excellent quality, with 5t/ha regularly achieved. Peas have also done well in…


Mekong Delta’s post-harvest rice losses hit $635m

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The post-harvest loss of rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta remains high, at 13.7 per cent, or US$635 million for the year, according to the deputy director of the Institute of Agriculture Engineering and Post Harvest Technology. Speaking at a conference in Can Tho City on Thursday on preserving rice after harvesting in the…


Heat still a problem for livestock in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the heat and humidity continue to cause livestock deaths in Nebraska, while the growing number of grasshoppers is becoming a problem. The USDA in its weekly crop report on Monday says temperatures last week averaged 2 degrees above normal, with highs mainly in the mid…


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