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Pakistan | 2 December 2010
Wheat sowing target unlikely to be met

Owing to the bad governance of the government, the country might not achieve the wheat-sowing target for the current year as so far the crop has been sown only on 16 million acres against the target o...


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South Africa | 2 December 2010
South African Wheat Advances After Benchmark U.S. Price Surges

Wheat in South Africa advanced after prices climbed in the U.S., which competes for African export markets.


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Australia | 2 December 2010
Wheat prices jump 7% as rains spoil crop

Australian wheat prices surged more than 7 per cent on Thursday, as concerns grew about the prospects for the 2010/11 harvest after heavy rain in eastern Australia.


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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Snow chaos: Supplies are low, but the sheep are happy

Modernity isn’t very good at disruption. It doesn’t have enough elasticity in it. And so when the snow lands on modern systems, they break.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Park County bison tests positive for brucellosis

State livestock officials are investigating a second confirmed case of brucellosis in Park County and a possible new case in Sublette County.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Rancher accused of illegally branding cattle headed to trial

The case against a Beaverhead County rancher charged with illegally branding cattle he planned to buy before they were inspected by state officials appears to be headed to trial.


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Vietnam | 2 December 2010
Poultry, cattle diseases hit many provinces

Bird flu and blue-ear pig disease have spread to many provinces.


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Australia | 2 December 2010
Roaming cattle spark safety fears

The Member for the Pilbara, Tom Stephens, says a large heard of cattle are roaming the streets of Paraburdoo because the Western Australian Government removed a cattle grid.


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Japan | 2 December 2010
All 21,500 chickens culled at bird flu-hit farm in Shimane Pref

The Shimane prefectural government said Thursday it has killed all 21,500 chickens and begun incinerating their bodies at a local farm where five birds were confirmed infected with the highly virulent...


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France | 2 December 2010
Plans aim to give dairy farmers greater power

Commission proposals seek to help dairy farmers deal with fluctuating prices.


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USA | 2 December 2010
Sheep, goat and cattle survey to begin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is getting ready to conduct the Sheep and Goat Inventory Survey and the Cattle Inventory Survey.


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Vietnam | 2 December 2010
Agro-forestry-seafood and steel exports rise sharply

The agro-forestry-seafood sector earned US$1.75 billion from exports in November, raising its total export turnover for the first 11 months of this year to over US$17 billion, a year-on-year increase ...


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USA | 2 December 2010
County farmers win conservation honors

A few moments after John and Dorothy Priske came in from the cold late Wednesday morning, a friend dropped by their 110-year-old farmhouse to ask a quick question.


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South Africa | 2 December 2010
Wool prices drop sharply at PE sale

Wool prices dropped sharply at this week’s sale in Port Elizabeth and Cape Wools’ Merino indicator shed 6.8% to close at R60.82/kg (clean).


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New Zealand | 2 December 2010
NZ oysters die as shellfish herpes spreads in Europe

Puzzled scientists are battling to identify why millions of Pacific oysters are dying in new Zealand waters.


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Australia | 2 December 2010
WA pledges support for collapsed Challenge Dairy farmers

The Western Australian State Government is working with industry to coordinate services including on-farm visits for impacted suppliers of Challenge Dairy Cooperative.


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China | 2 December 2010
China Caps Prices of Cooking Oil to Ensure Supply

China has put policies into place to restrain food producers from raising cooking-oil prices as part of efforts to address sharply higher prices and ensure supply to the public, an industry official f...


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Philippines | 2 December 2010
Govt allows sugar price hike, seeks rice pact

The Philippines has removed its so-called suggested price for sugar amid a supply shortage, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said Wednesday.


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Philippines | 2 December 2010
Gov’t to stop rice importation

The government will soon stop its rice importation and will just let the private sector do the job of importing rice to ensure transparency and remove the suspicion that officials are benefiting from ...


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Kenya | 1 December 2010
Dairy farming set to go high tech

The local dairy industry is set for a major revolution with the planned migration of services to a single digital platform next week.


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USA | 1 December 2010
Growing demand for winter farmers' markets

Short days are more of a problem than cold temperatures as fruit and vegetable farmer Mark Gauger tends crops at Maple View Farm in Harwinton.


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India | 1 December 2010
Minister reviews crop damage, hints at package for farmers

State agriculture minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said on Monday that it would be very difficult to compensate the full amount of loss caused to farmers by unseasonal rains, but some relief package...


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Finland | 1 December 2010
Finnish farmers use creativity, not grapes, for wine

Can a near-Arctic island in a wind-scoured archipelago known for beer and herring produce drinkable wine without grapes?


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United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Farmers on call to clear roads in Worcestershire

Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.


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USA | 1 December 2010
Wisconsin sheep farmers getting more money for meat

Wisconsin sheep producers are getting all-time high prices for their meat. UW Extension specialist Dave Thomas says the worldwide supply of sheep has dropped in recent years, while the demand has grow...


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Ireland | 1 December 2010
Farmers in Cork seek to grit own roads

Farmers in Cork have called on Cork County Council to re-consider its decision not to distribute grit to local communities, so that they can clear roads which the Council is not treating.


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New Zealand | 1 December 2010
Farmers want drought action

Matthew Long from Federated Farmers wants the government to put measures in place to deal with the early onset of drought.


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United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
U.K. to Begin Payments of 1 Billion Pounds to Farmers

The U.K.’s Rural Payments Agency began 2010 subsidy payouts to farmers and will disburse more than 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) in the coming days as it works to meet a year-end target.


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United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
"We can't deny importance of the EU," Welsh farmers are told

"Whatever your personal politics, there is no denying the importance of the EU when it comes to farming," Maeve Whyte, the Director of the NFU Brussels office, told Montgomeryshire farmers recently at...


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USA | 1 December 2010
Factory farming on the rise, report shows

U.S. factory farms are getting even bigger, concentrating more animals into fewer production operations in a system that can be harmful to animals, the environment and human health, a new study says.




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