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Ghana | 3 December 2010
Ghana honours 70 distinguished farmers/fishermen Ghana News Agency

Government is to honour about 76 distinguished farmers, fishermen and extension officers in the agriculture sector at the 26th edition of the annual National Farmers Day celebration at Somanya on Frid...


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India | 3 December 2010
Focus on agriculture: President to Govt

President Pratibha Patil today called the government’s attention to agriculture, asking it to enable a second green revolution to feed the country’s poor as proposed under a food security ...


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK ram-raiders flock to rustle sheep

Criminal gangs targeted manhole covers and copper wiring when rocketing Chinese demand rendered them valuable commodities. Now, they have a new target: sheep.


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Canada | 3 December 2010
Canadian Wheat Output Drops After Wet Season, Frost Cut Yields

Canadian wheat farmers harvested less of the grain in 2010 than last year, as wet weather throughout the growing season and early frost on the prairies curbed yields, according to a government agency&...


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USA | 3 December 2010
Grains Futures Rise, Livestock Prices Trade Mixed

Grain futures traded flat or higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.


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USA | 3 December 2010
Cattle Prices May Be Near Peak After Hitting 7-Year High, Traders Say

Cattle prices that reached seven-year highs this week may be near a peak as cheaper chicken and pork grabs demand away from increasingly expensive beef prices, trade sources say.


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Cattle die after roof collapses under weight of snow

Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged.


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Australia | 3 December 2010
Farmers say goodbye drought, hello flood

In the long, thin shire of Warren along the Macquarie River in western NSW, hundreds of farmers are waiting for the flood surge predicted for Sunday afternoon that will ruin their grain crops.


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China | 3 December 2010
Chinese follow Australians in scouring NZ for mining projects

A large Chinese resources player is scoping New Zealand for coal, lignite and ironsands mining projects at the same time as Australian companies take increasing interest in New Zealand in these areas.


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New Zealand | 3 December 2010
Another storm for NZ sheep industry

By next September, New Zealand’s lamb kill is expected to have fallen six million in six years, raising questions about where it will all end.


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USA | 3 December 2010
2010 farmers’ market season tops $1.3 million

The 2010 Delaware farmers’ market season has ended and for only the second time, the markets earned more than $1 million.


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Ghana | 3 December 2010
Fish production fetches Ghana US$48.12 million

Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday announced on National Farmers Day in Somany (80km north of Accra), that the country reaped a benefit of US$48.12 million from fish farming in the cou...


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Zimbabwe | 3 December 2010
Land audit must result in fair land distribution

On Wednesday the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement told the Parliamentary Portifolio Committee on Lands that the government was set to embark on a land audit t...


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Korea, South | 3 December 2010
S. Korea Halts Poultry Imports From Japan On Bird Flu

South Korea said it suspended poultry imports from Japan after confirmation of an outbreak of avian influenza in the neighboring nation.


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Sweden | 3 December 2010
Sweden intends $300 mn investment in Pakistan

The Swedish government intends to have investment of dollars 300 million in Pakistan. This was stated by the Swedish Trade Minister, Ms. Ewa Bjorling, on Wednesday, says an official statement.


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Firmer trade for heifers

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held its weekly sale in Dumfries on Wednesday when the 62 prime cattle forward met a firmer trade, especially for commercial types.


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Australia | 3 December 2010
Flies attack sheep after the rains

Sheep are dying from fly strike across Victoria.


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New Zealand | 3 December 2010
NZ oyster crops dying of mystery cause

On November 11th Callum McCallum’s young oyster crop was suddenly devastated.


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Japan | 3 December 2010
Wheat Purchasing Accelerated in Japan After Tight Supplies Boost Prices

Wet weather threatening wheat crops in Australia is forcing Japan, Asia’s second-largest importer, to accelerate purchases as supplies tighten and prices rise.


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Nigeria | 3 December 2010
Olam Sets Up $200 Million Sugar Venture in Nigeria

Olam International Ltd., a commodity supplier backed by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte, plans to set up a $200 million sugar-refining venture at a port in Nigeria to tap growing demand in the ...


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Australia | 3 December 2010
Rain in East Australia Threatens Wheat-Crop Quality, ANZ Says

Forecast rain next week in eastern Australia, the fourth-largest wheat exporter, threatens to reduce the quality of as much as half of the east coast milling wheat crop, Australia & New Zealand Bankin...


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Pakistan | 3 December 2010
Pak, Sudan in talks for cooperation in agri sector

Federal minister for Food & Agriculture, Nazar MohammadGondal on Thursday said his ministry is negotiating with Sudanese government for provision of land and family visas to Pakistani farming families...


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Australia | 3 December 2010
Man killed in farming accident

A man has been killed after the bean picking machine he was operating toppled into a waterway in the Lockyer Valley this morning.


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Ghana | 3 December 2010
Rawlings: Prioritise development of access roads to farming areas

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has in a statement to mark Farmers Day called on the government to institute a policy that will prioritise the development of access roads to farming areas.


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New Zealand | 3 December 2010
Drought may be declared again this year

New Zealand farmers are urging Agriculture Minister David Carter to declare a drought, just three days into summer.


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USA | 3 December 2010
Duel Over Sugar Beet Seeds Could Create Shortage

Court decisions that have suspended the planting of genetically modified sugar beets could result in a sharp decline in American sugar production in the next two years.


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Australia | 3 December 2010
Farmers anxious as rain threatens harvests

The relief of a broken drought has turned to anxiety for many southern New South Wales farmers.


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Australia | 3 December 2010
WA Farmers Federation critical of 'double standards'

The Western Australian Farmers Federation has thrown its support behind a growing number of people who want the Department of Environment and Conservation investigated for animal cruelty.


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India | 3 December 2010
Farmers will get aid by March-end: Govt

The state government on Thursday announced that it would clear the backlog in the payment of compensation to farmers for crop damage.


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Milk and meat from cloned cattle safe to consume

The UK Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes has stated that meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring are safe to consume.




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