Country to keep 3.8 million hectares of rice cultivation land

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The Hanoitimes – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam has submitted a plan to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung which aims to encourage agricultural development nationwide until 2020, with a vision to 2030. Under the scheme, the area of agricultural land will be 26.7 million hectares until 2020 while the land used…


Country to keep 3.8 million hectares of rice cultivation land

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(CPV)– The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam has submitted a plan to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung which aims to encourage agricultural development nationwide until 2020, with a vision to 2030. Under the scheme, the area of agricultural land will be 26.7 million hectares until 2020 while the land used for rice…


Land deal raises question over palm share sell-off

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A purchase of plantation land at $23,300 a hectare has raised questions over the "pasting" handed out to palm oil shares in this month’s stockmarket sell-off, which has left REA Holdings looking particularly unfairly treated. Shares in palm oil groups had already significantly underperformed average stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index,…


Crop prospects send Midwest land prices soaring

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Better crop prospects have, combined with record low interest rates, shielded the Midwest agriculture from the "wilted" farm income prospects further south, helping farmland prices soar at their fastest pace in more than 30 years. Farm values in states including Illinois, Indiana and Iowa were 17% higher in the April-to-June quarter than a year before,…


Farmers deserve new land deal

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Viet Nam Farmers Association vice chairman Nguyen Duy Luong spoke with the newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) about challenges facing farm development. What do you think about the opinion that the farming economy has not reached its potential despite dramatic growth and contribution to the country’s agricultural and rural development? The opinion is…


India cultivates rice in 26 million hectares of land this crop season

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NEW DELHI (Commodity Online) : World’s second largest Rice producer India is using 26 million hectares of land for rice cultivation during the current crop season, according to official data. As per data received from states, rice has been sown in 26.036 million hectares, an increase of 1.557 million hectares over last year’s acreage as…


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…


Dip in land and shares puts cloud over farm sector

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Farmland prices have slipped for a third successive month in the US, and share prices in agricultural groups markedly underperformed the market, raising a question mark over the sector’s standing with investors. Farm values, while continuing this month a rise in prices stretching back to the start of 2010, rose more slowly than in June,…


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