Farmers warned high kiwi will hit prices for lamb

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Farmers would do no harm working towards a conservative budget of $100 to $105 for an average sized lamb, says Silver Fern Farms chief executive Keith Cooper. Cooper said Beef+Lamb New Zealand’s forecast of $105 for a 17.9- kilogram lamb this season for upper South Island farmers was a reasonable indication of where prices would…


Wheat export will check further fall in domestic prices: Floor millers

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NEW DELHI: Flour millers today hailed the government’s decision to lift a four year-old ban on wheat exports, saying this would not only prevent a further decline in domestic retail prices, but would also enable the export of high protein varieties to the Middle East. Yesterday, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Food decided…


Glanbia leads way with 2011 final harvest prices for green grain

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GLANBIA brought clarification to the grain market yesterday as the first major grain buyer to announce its 2011 final harvest prices for green (20% moisture) grain. Glanbia will pay €164.11 for spring feed barley (€156 per tonne plus VAT of 5.2%); €174.63 for Saffron/Cassia winter contract barley (€166 plus VAT); €172.53 for feed wheat (€164…


Cashew export prices on the up

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The quantity of cashew nuts exported from Viet Nam in the first seven months of this year is reported to have reached 84,000 tonnes with a turnover of US$656 million, according to Nguyen Thai Hoc, chairman of the Viet Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas). However, volume dec-lined 16 per cent but the value was up 14.8…


Rice prices escalating, farmers now have more power in bargaining

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For the first time in the last many years, the summer-autumn rice price does not decrease, even though it is now the highest harvesting season. The price keeps the upward trend, bringing more profits to farmers. Vietnamese farmers now can sell rice well thanks to Thai price increases caused by the Thai government policy on…


Australia wheat growers seek more control over prices

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SYDNEY,(Reuters) – Australia’s wheat farmers are likely to build more private silos to store grain in their bid for greater pricing power, industry experts said, a move that would protect them from disputed grading practices that have led to a government inquiry. Australia wheat exports, typically the world’s fourth largest, are dominated by three grain…


Flooded fields in ND lead to higher pasta prices

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Consumers are paying more for pasta after heavy spring rain and record flooding prevented planting on more than 1 million acres in one of the nation’s best durum wheat-growing areas. North Dakota typically grows nearly three-fourths the nation’s durum, and its crop is prized for its golden color and high protein. Pasta makers say the…


Better lamb prices here to stay

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GOOD lamb prices are here to stay, at least for a while, says EBLEX, despite an increase in lamb numbers coming ready for the butcher now. But there are concerns about customer reaction. EBLEX says the breeding flock stabilised last year, after a decline triggered by years of poor prices. And an exceptionally good spring…


Sugar imports will help cut prices

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The Hanoitimes – The Department of Processing and Trade for Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Products and Salt Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to resume sugar imports in order to avoid rising prices in October and November this year. "Up to the middle of July, domestic manufacturers…


Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

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The dried litchis market has been opened for the last two weeks, but the prices have halved from the beginning of the litchi crop. Vietnamese exporters complain that Chinese traders have been forcing the prices down. Vietnamese exporters playing “game of chance” For the last ten years, the dried litchis market began in June and…


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