Vietnam, Cuba boost cooperation in rice production, trade

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Vietnam and Cuba have discussed measures to increase bilateral cooperation in various areas, especially rice production. Despite numerous difficulties, the Vietnamese Government gives priority to cooperation projects on rice production with Cuba, said Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the 29th session of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-governmental Committee in Hanoi on October 7. Mr Dung, who…


Dubai’s rice re-export trade gains strength

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DUBAI: Dubai is taking new steps to strengthen its role as a regional re-export hub for rice and other commodities. With re-exports having almost doubled over the past five years, Dubai is now described as a key re-export hub. With advanced infrastructure, excellent connectivity, clusters of distributors and a strong base of regional and international…


Bickering costs US its grip on ‘vital’ grain trade

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As one door opens, another –"vital" – one closes. America’s growing exports of corn to China spark regular excitement in Chicago’s futures market, and lured Bunge into introducing crop handling curbs which have sparked a legal battle with seeds giant Syngenta. But the US has, in the meantime, lost its stranglehold on a corn import…


KBP demands WHT abolition on cotton trade

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Lahaore—The Kisan Board, Pakistan (KBP), welcoming the withdrawal of levy of withholding tax on trade of cotton, has urged the government to abolish it from trade of other agricultural commodities to save the agri sector from destruction. KBP President Zafar Hussein and General Secretary Muhammad Ramazan Rohari in a joint statement issued here on Friday…


Wheat Trade Will Boost Rail Transit

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Wheat transportation from Kazakhstan to Persian Gulf states will improve Iran’s railroad transit in light of deals reached with neighboring states for using the country’s transit potentials, said managing director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways. Abdol-Ali Saheb-Mohammadi explained that the route for wheat transit stretches from Sarakhs border (northeast) to Bandar Abbas (south), Fars…


Bunge banned Syngenta corn ‘to save China trade’

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Bunge’s decision to ban corn grown from cutting-edge Syngenta seed – a curb which has sparked a legal battle – was imposed for fear of damaging America’s nascent exports of the grain to China, the crop processor said. Soren Schroder, the chief executive of Bunge’s North America division, said he was "surprised and disappointed" that…


China buying to perk up palm oil and soybean trade

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Oil World provided a ray of hope for prices of palm oil and soybeans even as they set multi-month lows, holding out the prospect of a rebound in Chinese buying. The influential analysis group termed as "limited" the potential for further losses in palm oil prices which, on Kuala Lumpur’s futures market, ended at a…


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…


Afghan farmers trade poppy seeds for wheat seeds

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NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan – The change of agriculture in Afghanistan is steadily steering away from the illegal crops which fund insurgent forces year after year. Civil Affairs Team 3, which is supporting the Afghan government, plans to continue providing wheat as an alternative to growing poppy and cannabis in Afghanistan’s Nawa District to drive…


GFB Asks Congressmen to Oppose Tobacco Barrier to Trade

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Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall sent a letter to Georgia’s Congressional delegation on July 20 urging them to oppose a "dear colleague" letter from Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.). Sanchez’ letter asked United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and members of the House to remove tobacco leaf and tobacco products from negotiations of the Trans…


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