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Switzerland | 30 November 2010
UBS prioritises agriculture in new division

UBS said it would make agriculture a top priority as it relaunches its global commodities business, an area that the Swiss bank all but abandoned after the financial crisis in 2008.


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Ghana | 30 November 2010
African Agriculture Fund Designates $135M To Expand Food Production

The African Agriculture Fund (AAF) announced Monday that it has designated $135 million for expanded food production, agricultural processing and distribution, especially for small holder farms, PANA/...


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USA | 30 November 2010
ND farmers’ Colorado, Texas dealings wreak legal havoc

A Grafton, N.D., farmer who grew two large farming operations in Texas and then Colorado in the past three years is mired in a remarkable blur of lawsuits, counter- and cross-claims, among former part...


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Sierra Leone | 30 November 2010
Africa mulls biofuels as land grab fears grow

Farmers in this iron-roof village in Sierra Leone say they didn’t know what they were getting into when they leased their land for a biofuel crop they now fear threatens their food harvests.


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Zimbabwe | 30 November 2010
Robert Mugabe and his cabinet now own 5 million hectares of land

President Robert Mugabe, his loyalists in ZANU-PF, cabinet ministers, senior army and government officials and judges now own nearly 5 million hectares of agricultural land.


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Australia | 30 November 2010
Wheat prices up as rain hits Australian crop

Wheat prices are up slightly after rainstorms may have hurt the crop in eastern Australia, one of the world’s top exporters of the grain.


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India | 30 November 2010
Farmer commits suicide in Nashik after rain ruins crops

A young farmer from Nashik committed suicide after failing to bear the burden of damage to crops due to unseasonal rains. Dyneshwar Bhikaji Adake, 32, a resident of Nanegaon, hung himself in the early...


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow disrupts livestock auction

Farmers appear to be coping well with the early arrival of winter, although there are concerns that treacherous road conditions might disrupt the marketing of livestock.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Ulster farming 'is operating at a loss'

Farmers in Northern Ireland are in a similar position to others in England, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line, it has been claimed.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Farmers hit hardest by early return of snow

The winter weather is hitting the agricultural industry particularly hard at the end of a year in which farmers have already been battered by some of the worst snowfalls on record.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Trade in agricultural commodities grows significantly

The volume of trade in agri- commodities in the commodity futures markets from April 1, 2009, to January 2010, increased by 102.59%. The value of trade in agri- commodities for the period April 1, 200...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Soybeans Decline on Concern Import Demand May Be Waning

Soybeans declined, set for the first monthly loss in five in Chicago, on concern that demand for the U.S. oilseed may be waning as China, the world’s largest buyer, cracks down on speculators.


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Japan | 30 November 2010
Bird flu found on farm in western Japan

Bird flu was detected on a chicken farm in western Japan and all 23,300 animals were to be slaughtered Tuesday, an official said.


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India | 30 November 2010
Farm, manufacturing push economic growth to 8.9 p.c.

Driven by good performance of agriculture and manufacturing, the Indian economy grew by 8.9 per cent in the second quarter of the current fiscal, up from 8.7 per cent in the corresponding period a yea...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Cotton Sees 'Exodus of Traders' as Volatility, Margins Rise

Cotton-futures trading plunged to a 15-week low last week as prices extended their decline from a record and headed for the biggest monthly drop since January, exchange data show.


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Russia | 30 November 2010
Russia may sell grain from govt stocks to curb prices

Russia could sell grain from its stocks in order to curb price increases, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday, adding that purchases on the international market were also possible.


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France | 30 November 2010
EU farm budget avoids deep cuts

France claimed a victory on Monday in its bid to defend the European Union’s farm budget from deep cuts, saying it had helped convince the bloc’s executive to change its thinking on the po...


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New Zealand | 30 November 2010
NZ apples on way to Australian shelves

Apple growers have accepted with resignation a final ruling from the global trade umpire allowing New Zealand apples to be sold in Australia for the first time in 89 years.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Georgia declared agriculture disaster area

Farmers throughout Georgia can now apply for federal aid to help them deal with losses from this year’s drought.


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Ghana | 30 November 2010
Revaluation gains boost agriculture firms’ earnings

Listed agricultural companies Williamson Tea and Kapchorua doubled their half-year net profits after booking gains from revaluation of their assets, as record high international tea prices boosted the...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Agriculture booms while oil traders suffer

To an outsider, the commodities market has just had a great year: higher prices for most raw materials, relatively low volatility and falling inventories.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Beef processing plant on the table

Serious interest is mounting for establishment of a local beef processing plant to package Shenandoah Valley beef and distribute it to area groceries and beyond, say local investors, state officials a...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Reports says seafood harvest hit hardest

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Monday that estimates Virginia’s economic loss because of pollution to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, with the seafood industry taking...


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Swaziland | 30 November 2010
8 cattle swept away by floods

Twenty-seven homesteads of Mtsambama Inkhundla in the Shiselweni region were damaged by the sadistic storm that hit the country last week.


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Uganda | 30 November 2010
Government to pay for Teso cattle

President Yoweri Museveni has announced that the Government will compensate people who lost livestock to the Karimojong rustlers in the Teso sub-region.


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Ghana | 30 November 2010
Four Degree Rise 'Would Scupper African Farming'

A widespread farming catastrophe could hit Africa if global temperatures rose by four degrees Celsius or more, according to a study that calls for urgent planning for a much warmer future and investme...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Farmers Find Organic Arsenal to Wage War on Pests

Mark Van Horn, director of the student farm at the University of California, is nearly lost as he walks through a yellow cloud of wild sunflowers around the edge of a field of tomatoes and sweet corn.


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Zimbabwe | 30 November 2010
Be Innovative, Farmers Urged

Farmers must be innovative and apply resources diligently this farming season as there is not much coming their way from the little that was allocated to the agricultural sector in the 2011 National B...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Man Killed In Farming Accident

A man dies after an accident involving a manure spreader.


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Australia | 30 November 2010
First turbine erected at wind farm

Swaying in the breeze 80 metres above the ground, Collgar Wind Farm technicians expertly guided the 44-metre long wind turbine blades into place and bolted them onto the tower.




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