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India | 5 December 2010
India more important market than Pakistan: Afghan minister

Afghanistan, ravaged by years of war, considers the Indian market more lucrative than Pakistan and wants both Indian expertise and investment in restructuring its agriculture and trade, an Afghan mini...


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USA | 5 December 2010
2 Gloucester County farms awarded money for solar panels

Two Gloucester County farm businesses have been awarded a total of $126,000 to install solar panels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency has announced.


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Nepal | 5 December 2010
Nepali farm develops disease-resistant tomatoes

A Nepali agriculture farm has developed nine varieties of disease-resistant and heat-tolerant tomatoes.


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India | 5 December 2010
Indian Pulses Production May Surge to Record 16.5 Million Tons

India may harvest 16.5 million tons of pulses this year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said at a conference in New Delhi today.


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New Zealand | 5 December 2010
Woman dies in farming accident

A Southland woman has died in a farm accident this morning.


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USA | 4 December 2010
'Salmon summit' over decimated species

That’s the decline in California’s fall salmon run since 2002, a contraction that led to a "federal disaster" declaration, closure of back-to-back salmon seasons in two states an...


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Australia | 4 December 2010
Drought-crippled farmers devastated by flooding

The State and Federal governments are under pressure from farming groups to continue drought funding while farmers recover from the floods.


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India | 4 December 2010
Pawar advocates GM crops for meeting food security plans

Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today advocated the introduction of genetically modified (GM) food crops to meet the foodgrains requirement under the proposed National Food Security bill.


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Ghana | 4 December 2010
Farmers Call For Subsidy

A 33-year-old farmer from the Bawku Municipality, Martin Ariku Akudugu, has been adjudged the Upper East Regional Best Farmer for the year 2010.


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USA | 4 December 2010
Wyoming farmers earn cash diverting irrigation water to oil rigs

Kenneth King climbed into his Ford pickup and slowly drove through a muddy alfalfa field as his dog Molly easily kept pace. He pointed to a spot in the field to the right and said, "What I’m hop...


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Zimbabwe | 4 December 2010
Recriminations as some white farmers return

AT least 120 evicted white farmers have returned to their former lands by setting up farms under leasehold deals with the beneficiaries of President Robert Mugabe’s controversial reforms.


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Pakistan | 4 December 2010
PA asks Centre to allow wheat export

In a resolution passed unanimously by the Punjab Assembly here on Friday, the House has demanded of the Federal government to allow the provincial govt for exporting wheat falling beyond its use.


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Australia | 4 December 2010
Wheat prices jump on fears about Australian crop

Wheat prices are climbing as questions mount about how much rainy weather has affected Australia’s crop.


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Canada | 4 December 2010
Wheat, canola farmers reap stronger yields despite delayed crops

Alberta farmers tallied strong wheat and canola yields this year, according to Statistics Canada, but heavy rainfall early in the season, delayed crops and frost have meant lower quality for many.


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United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
Banning cloned meat and milk 'disproportionate', government signals

Ministers consider a ban, or temporary suspension, of cloned meat "disproportionate in terms of food safety and animal welfare" due to a lack of evidence.


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USA | 4 December 2010
Wheat crop suffering from a lack of moisture

South of Interstate 20, agricultural producers were experiencing either abnormally dry weather or in a moderate drought, with pockets of severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


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Vietnam | 4 December 2010
Seafood producers oppose move urging shoppers to avoid trafish

The Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has objected to the World Wide Fund’s decision to transfer tra catfish to the red from the yellow list in its latest guides.


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Vietnam | 4 December 2010
North warned to raise alert over bird flu threat

Northern agricultural officials have been warned to prepare for the deadly bird flu virus that usually arrives between now and Tet, the lunar New Year.


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Pakistan | 4 December 2010
Govt to spend Rs14b to revive agri economy

In order to develop the agriculture sector, the Federal Government will spend Rs.14 Billion annually to revive the economy through agriculture led growth, this was stated by the Bank’s President...


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Korea, South | 4 December 2010
Obama approves deal with Korea, vows to work with Congress for ratification

U.S. President Barack Obama Friday approved the extended phaseout of tariffs on autos hammered out by trade negotiators, removing the hurdle for the ratification of a pending free trade deal with Sout...


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China | 4 December 2010
Soybean prices reflect significant demand from China

The export demand for U.S. soybeans continues to look very strong.


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USA | 4 December 2010
Panel proposes $10 billion cut in farm spending

A $10 billion cut in farm spending included in a deficit commission plan could be a taste of what’s to come for agricultural subsidies.


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United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
UK gives £37m to aid overseas farmers on climate change

The government has pledged £37m to help develop farming practices so that poor countries can cope with climate change.


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Japan | 3 December 2010
Japan orders slaughter for bird flu

Japanese health officials say they’ve killed 21,500 chickens at a farm in Shimane Prefecture after confirming five cases of the H5 bird flu virus.


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USA | 3 December 2010
NRCS funding protects farm and ranch land

In an effort to protect agricultural land in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that $800,000 will be available to successful applicants through the Farm and R...


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India | 3 December 2010
Cotton Heads for Biggest Weekly Gain in 39 Years on India's Export Limits

Cotton futures surged, heading for the biggest weekly gain in 39 years, on mounting concern that supplies will be limited from India, the world’s largest exporter after the U.S.


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China | 3 December 2010
Cuba and China Exchange Farming Experiences

The Cuban delegation was also composed of Gladys Cecilia Hernandez, from the Research Center on World Economy; Lucy Martin, from the Psychological and Sociological Research Center; and Eddy Frank Arjo...


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Ghana | 3 December 2010
Urine can be used as fertilizer - agriculturist

The Rev Dr Kwesi Biney, an agriculturist and evangelist, has called for the use of human urine as fertilizer by farmers.


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France | 3 December 2010
Copa-Cogeca Opposes EU Proposal to Cut Agriculture Spending 3%

European farm lobby Copa-Cogeca opposed a European Union proposal to cut agriculture spending by 3 percent in 2011, saying further pressure on farmers’ incomes is "unacceptable."


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK wants to invest in agricultural infra

Realising huge business potential in agriculture and allied activities, business leaders from the UK are looking at investing in supply chain management, infrastructure for export of agriculture produ...




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