Tight stocks support grain prices

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UK cereal markets have remained supported in the past week, following a bullish global production report and tight domestic ending stocks. The US Department of Agriculture’s latest report slashed international coarse grain production by 14m tonnes, driven by sharply lower corn and sorghum yields in America. Although it increased its wheat production estimate by 9.7m…


Support for grain complex on A11 at Snetterton

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SNETTERTON: Cereal growers are looking to invest in the future of a new advanced grain processing site on the A11 corridor at Snetterton. There has already been cash backing from farmers willing to pay £5 per tonne towards the initial set-up and planning costs, said Openfield’s Rob Sanderson. SNETTERTON: Cereal growers are looking to invest…


Agriculture Association protests in Bekaa against lack of govt support

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BEIRUT: The Agriculture Association in Lebanon held a protest in the Bekaa Sunday against lack of government support, briefly blocking the Riyaq-Baalbek road near Majdalyoun. The farmers demanded that the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon work harder to support and promote the agricultural sector, the National News Agency reported. IDAL runs Export Plus, an export…


Foreign NGOs support agriculture

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Eleven general non-governmental organisations (NGO) financed almost 2.3 million USD for 9 projects in a fields of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and irrigation in a initial 6 months of this year. In a news to a Working Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations on Jun 27, a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) pronounced that a projects…


Protest slams lack of govt support for farming

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BEIRUT: Farmers in South Lebanon organized Thursday a sit-in in Shabriha area to complain about the government’s lack of support for the agriculture sector in the south. Protesters held signs reading “Support the agricultural exports, what will be the destiny of farmers?” They called upon the government to assume its responsibilities toward this sector, saying…


Additional US$20 million to support coffee export

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The Hanoi-branch of Mizuho Corporate Bank (Japan) and Tay Nguyen Coffee Import and Export Investment Joint Stock Company signed a commitment on June 13 to provide a short-term preferential loan worth US$20 million to help the company with purchasing and exporting coffee export from the 2011-2012 crop. Since early this year, Vietnam has earned US$1.2…


Agricultural projects to receive incentives

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Investors in agricultural and rural projects will receive preferential treatment under a recent decision made by the Ministry of Finance. The decision is being made in accordance with the Government’s Decree No. 61/2010/ND-CP on preferential policies to encourage enterprises to invest in agricultural and rural areas. Accordingly, as of August 1, investors in agricultural and…


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