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Korea, South | 3 December 2010
Four More FAM Outbreak Reported in S.Korea

South Korea on Friday reported four more outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FAM) disease in a southeastern city, raising the total number of cases associated with the latest outbreak of the disease to nine.


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USA | 3 December 2010
Washington agricultural commissions implementing diverse strategies

In perhaps one of the most unique marketing events in recent memory, the executive director of the Washington Potato Commission succeeded in shining a spotlight on the nutritional value of the potato.


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Philippines | 3 December 2010
2.5M kilos of imported meat flooding Visayas, Mindanao

The committee on agriculture of the House of Representatives on Wednesday revealed an estimated 2.5 million kilos of imported meat, believed to be contaminated, are flooding the Visayas and Mindanao m...


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New Zealand | 3 December 2010
TRS Investments seeks to buy $70m of agriculture assets

TRS Investments Ltd, which has a market capitalisation of $1.1 million, is buying $70 million worth of farms and other agricultural assets.


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United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
John Deere tractor fetches highest bid at farm auction

A quiet life in a monastery, secluded and immersed in prayer - this is what normally comes to mind when one thinks of a monk.


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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Sheep slaughter prompts fresh ‘big cat’ worries

Police are carrying out DNA tests on the carcasses of two sheep after fears they may have been savaged by a big cat.


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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
200 sheep rescued after barn roof collapses

Firefighters have rescued 200 sheep trapped when heavy snow collapsed a barn roof on top of them in Northumberland.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Spring wheat market sees more stability in recent weeks

After a pretty large liquidation phase during the first part of November, spring wheat saw more stability come into the market as the week of Thanksgiving began, according to Jim Peterson, marketing d...


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France | 2 December 2010
EU wheat hit new highs on global weather concerns

West European wheat markets surged on Thursday, boosted by weather concerns in major producing countries, which sent Paris milling wheat futures rocketing above the highs reached in August when Russia...


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Australia | 2 December 2010
EU cattle supply call

Swift Australia has called for higher uptake of producer accreditation, in a bid to supply the burgeoning EU market.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Maintaining Cattle Health In Harsh Winter Months

Winter weather brings a unique set of challenges for beef producers and their livestock. This year, producers throughout the Great Plains and Midwest can expect their share of heavy snow and below-nor...


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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Bristol firm plans Scotland's first tidal energy farm

A Bristol-based company said it plans to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm in 2013.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Pasture management controls parasites in cattle

Low quality hay and over-grazed pastures could lead to problems with internal parasites, such as brown stomach worms in cattle. But with proper nutrition and pasture management these parasites can be ...


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USA | 2 December 2010
Hog Futures Climb as U.S. Pork Demand May Increase; Cattle Drop

Hog futures gained for the first time in five sessions on speculation that the lowest U.S. pork prices in a month will spur buying from retailers. Cattle fell.


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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Rural health services get a big lift from farmers

Liz Goss, who has overall responsibility for the community nursing service in the county, said, "Local farmers have been great in terms of towing people out.


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India | 2 December 2010
March on farmers' rights reaches Chandigarh

A nationwide march aimed at drawing attention towards the need to protect the interests of farmers reached Chandigarh Thursday evening, an NGO activist said.


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India | 2 December 2010
Farmers protest power shortage in Aurangabad

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district protested the sudden cut in the power supply and demanded electricity supply to protect their crops from drying up, as they are unable to pump water ...


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South Africa | 2 December 2010
Farmer, wife and child killed

A Free State farmer, his wife and three-year-old daughter were found murdered on their farm in the Lindley district, police said on Thursday.


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France | 2 December 2010
French Farm Costs Rise on Energy, Feed Expenses, Ministry Says

French farm-production costs climbed 5.3 percent in October on higher expenses for energy, fertilizer and animal feed, the Agriculture Ministry said.


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Israel | 2 December 2010
Israel offers help in upgrading Belarus’ agriculture

Israel is ready to provide technologies to upgrade agriculture in Belarus, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel Shalom Simhon told reporters.


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Ukraine | 2 December 2010
Parliament extended the special taxation regime for agriculture till 2017

Within the framework of adopting amendments to the new Tax Code, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine extended the special taxation regime for the agricultural sector till 2017, said Finance Min...


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USA | 2 December 2010
Kentucky agriculture could become $5 billion industry in 2011

Economists say cash receipts are rising in Kentucky agriculture, and farming may be on the verge of becoming a $5 billion industry for the first time in the state’s history.


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New Zealand | 2 December 2010
Farmers fear another summer drought

Dairy farmers in several regions are still waiting to find out whether a second - and in Northland, a third - consecutive summer drought will crimp their herds’ milk production.


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Bangladesh | 2 December 2010
Short duration paddy farming sees huge success

Trial farming of the short-duration variety of paddy locally called ’Parija dhan’ being cultivated in the northern region has shown great potential in addressing food security and coping w...


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Ethiopia | 2 December 2010
Ethiopia Approves Five-Year Growth Plan That Targets Farming

Ethiopia’s parliament approved a five- year economic plan today that targets growth of as much as 14.9 percent by expanding agriculture and boosting savings to fund investment.


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Pakistan | 2 December 2010
Pakistani farming families to be facilitated to farm in Sudan

Pakistani Farming families will be facilitated and supported to farm in Sudan. Governments of both countries are working on visa and land allotment policy.


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Japan | 2 December 2010
Outbreak at Shimane poultry farm confirmed to be H5 avian flu

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed that chickens found dead at a poultry farm in Shimane Prefecture recently were indeed killed by the highly pathogenic H5 avian flu vir...


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Japan | 2 December 2010
Tariff rates of over 1,000% set on some farm imports

Huge tariffs, some exceeding 1,000 per cent, are placed on many imported agricultural and livestock products, apparently to protect farmers in this country.


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New Zealand | 2 December 2010
Dry November tips farmers into difficult December

Dairy farmers in several regions are still waiting to find out whether a second - and in Northland, a third - consecutive summer drought will crimp their herds’ milk production.


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New Zealand | 2 December 2010
New Zealand Dairy Farms May Face New Drought, Minister Says

New Zealand’s largest dairy-farming region may face a summer drought for a second year, slowing the nation’s economic recovery and pushing up global milk prices.




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