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Australia | 28 November 2010
Family farm beckons leader

On Saturday night, Bendigo schoolteacher John Pearce drove through pouring rain to be with his mate John Brumby.


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USA | 28 November 2010
Ethanol critics mobilize Senate opposition

Opponents of the ethanol subsidy are working to generate opposition in the Senate to an extension of the tax credit in the lame-duck Congress.


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India | 28 November 2010
Heavy rains likely in coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry in next 24 hours

Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry could be in for some very heavy rainfall, with the meteorological department predicting heavy to very heavy rains over the regions in the next 24 hours, beginning 8.3...


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Saudi Arabia | 28 November 2010
Mobile services 'to boost farm economies'

The arrival of more robust mobile data services will trigger the development of "m-agriculture" applications that will help make agricultural economies in the Middle East and Africa region m...


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Philippines | 28 November 2010
Higher rice, corn output in 1Q expected

The Department of Agriculture said it expects first-quarter rice and corn production next year to be higher than this year.


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Pakistan | 28 November 2010
New wheat varieties developed

Agriculture scientists have developed two new wheat varieties that will give enhance production and be disease-resistant.


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Japan | 28 November 2010
Japanese grain trader looks abroad for growth

Marubeni, Japan’s biggest grain trader, aims to take on the world’s largest agricultural commodity traders by shipping more crops on the back of strong demand for food in emerging Asia.


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Australia | 28 November 2010
Relief, but no time to relax on dairy farm

Hunter farmer David Moore is eager to ’’get on with life’’ after learning the NSW Government had denied the planning application for Tillegra Dam but said the damage had been d...


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Kenya | 28 November 2010
Police evict herders from disputed farm

Anti-riot police evicted hundreds of herders from a 2,400-acre farm the Government bought in Narok to resettle displaced persons.


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Bangladesh | 28 November 2010
Farmers expect bumper bean yield in Pabna

Farmers of Pabna are expecting a bumper bean production during the current season as vast areas were brought under cultivation and weather remained favourable.


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New Zealand | 28 November 2010
Farmers told to be ready for drought

Farmers are being advised to draw up contingency plans as summer approaches, a La Nina weather pattern grips the country and thoughts turn to drought.


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New Zealand | 28 November 2010
Allied Farmers chief ready for grilling after Hanover deal

Allied Farmers directors will front up to shareholders tomorrow in the company’s first annual general meeting since undertaking the debt for equity swap deal with Hanover last December.


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United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Wrexham Public Reject Badger Cull

Braving near freezing temperatures on Saturday, town centre shoppers in Wrexham showed overwhelming opposition to the badger cull proposed by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).


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USA | 28 November 2010
Michigan's agricultural processors feed state's economy

Turns out Michigan is as good at manufacturing food as it is at manufacturing other goods.


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Vietnam | 28 November 2010
UAE, Vietnam discuss trade cooperation

Visiting UAE Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Vietnamese Investment and Planning Minister Vo Hong Phuc held talks to boost bilateral trade and investments.


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Afghanistan | 28 November 2010
More than 8,000 farmers receive seed in Wardak

More than 8,000 farmers in Wardak province in eastern Afghanistan have received wheat seeds from Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.


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USA | 28 November 2010
North Dakota sets grain-storage mark

North Dakota’s strong harvest has resulted in a record amount of grain storage licensed this year, state regulators said Tuesday.


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India | 28 November 2010
Farmers need to increase cotton production, says Sharad Pawar

Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar today said farmers need to increase the production of cotton to get the right price for their produce in foreign markets.


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USA | 28 November 2010
Deep-sea fishermen object to proposal

Some deep-sea fishermen are upset a proposed ocean boundary may limit fishing rights to only a select few, on top of existing marine preserve boundaries.


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Bangladesh | 28 November 2010
Big plan to cultivate mustard in Gaibandha

An extensive plan has been taken to cultivate mustard in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current Rabi season.


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USA | 28 November 2010
Union County first in state for soybean yields

Union County was first in the state in soybean yields in 2009, according to the 2009-2010 Indiana Agricultural Statistics yearbook released last week.


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Australia | 28 November 2010
Food for thought as roo culling reasons come under fire

There is limited scientific or environmental evidence to support the killing of large numbers of kangaroos every year, a series of reports has found.


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Australia | 28 November 2010
Farmer helps save the environment

Third generation pineapple farmer Chris Fullerton has been digging deep to find the most sustainable farming practices for his 200-hectare Sunshine Coast farm.


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Sweden | 28 November 2010
Organic farming way behind schedule in Sweden

Sweden’s government had ambitious goals for organic farming in the country. But to persuade farmers to switch to organic methods are harder than expected, according to a new report by Swedish Bo...


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Argentina | 28 November 2010
Argentina secures massive corn deal

Argentina is in talks with Russia to sell it an "enormous" amount of corn from what is expected to be a bumper crop next year, according to the head of Maizar, an industry association repres...


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China | 28 November 2010
China rumours send cotton market lower

Reports about the risk of credit card default in China sparked panic in the domestic cotton market on Saturday, pushing prices to Rs8,000 per maund (37.324 kg). The official spot rate stood at Rs8,500...


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USA | 28 November 2010
Oregon farmers sow sludge to boost crops

A growing number of farmers in Linn County are giving their fields a boost with sludge. Farmers get the sludge from wastewater plants in Linn and Benton counties and spread the biosolids over fields t...


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South Africa | 28 November 2010
Area native growing crops in South Africa

A 24-year-old man who grew up on a farm in Sugarloaf now helps develop corn and beans that can grow in dry, sterile soil at a research farm in South Africa.


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Iraq | 28 November 2010
1500 tons of wheat offered to Missan farmers

The agricultural department in Missan offered 1500 tons of wheat to farmers in the province within preparations for the winter season, a local official said on Friday.


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India | 28 November 2010
Fund for Indians setting up farms abroad

It is reported in The Hindu Businessline that National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is likely to extend funding to agricultural enterprises wishing to set up farming estates abr...




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