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Uncertainty over China-US trade deal hits soyabean prices,FT.com,20.1.16 New
Mekong Delta takes measures to cope with saltwater intrusion,Viet Nam News,20.1.16Saltwater intrusion has occurred on a large scale in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, forcing local authorities to take measures to protect agricultural production and ensure water supply for household use, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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Rice exports forecast to fall to lowest in 7 years,Bangkok Post,20.1.16Thailand's rice exports in 2020 are forecast to drop to their lowest in seven year, the country's rice exporters group said on Thursday, as the strong baht reduces the competitiveness against other shippers.
Excess monsoon trims kharif rice production by 8%, says
Excess monsoon trims kharif rice production by 8%, says NBHC,Hindu Business,20.1.14
China's major grain producer to further reduce pesticide use,xinhua,20.1.13HARBIN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Heilongjiang Province, China's major grain producer, plans to further reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on farmland in 2020 to boost green agriculture and food security.
It can help reduce edible oil imports, which have almost doubled to 3.35m tonnes in the last five yearsPAKISTAN produces huge quantities of major staple and non-staple food crops, including wheat, rice, maize, sugar cane and cotton. Still, the state of food security in the country is far from satisfactory.
Falling water levels ,Bangkok Post,20.1.13
The public and private sectors are racing against time to counteract likely drought.
Saltier tap water in parts of Bangkok is a harbinger of the much-feared drought, with the brackish taste stemming from how the Chao Phraya River's level has become too low to keep out seawater.
With the growing ominous signs, this year's drought is expected to be the worst in four decades, says the Thai Meteorological Department.
According to the TMD, this year's drought will be caused by the same weather pattern that resulted in lower-than-average precipitation falling across Thailand last year.
The central region will be hit the hardest, especially the 22 provinces along the Chao Phraya basin. Nakhon Sawan, with over 70,000 rai of rice fields, and Kamphaeng Phet are likely to suffer the most from the drought.
Despite a slew of short-term measures to deal with the water shortage, including the deployment of extra tanks to drought-hit areas and the drilling of wells for groundwater extraction, the anticipated drought will more than likely rattle agricultural and industrial sectors that largely depend on water supplies for production.
Sugarcane growers defy burning ban,Bangkok Post,20.1.13
NAKHON SAWAN: Local sugarcane growers in this central plains province have been seen burning their fields at
night despite authorities' ban on the practice to curb smog @
Rain brings some relief to farmers in Central provinces,Bangkok Post,20.1.13AYUTTHAYA: A brief period of rain was forecast for some Central provinces on Monday, a boon for drought-hit farmers struggling with a second rice crop in need of water
Pesticide residue in beans tested by consumer group,Taipei Times,20.1.10Levels of pesticide residue exceeded regulatory limits in more than half of bean samples tested by the Consumersf Foundation, it said yesterday.
Farmers grateful for $75k bushfire grant, but worried it's not enough,ABC Rural,20.1.15
Already on the back foot from the ongoing drought, bushfire-affected farmers are worried the $75,000 bushfire grant will not be enough to keep going.
Bushfire-ravaged farmers to gain access to $75,000 recovery grants,ABC Rural,20.1.14
Funds are being released to help the 19,000 farmers and primary producers the Federal Government says have been affected as bushfires burn across Australia.
Price of vegetables set to soar by as much as 50 per cent,ABC Rural,20.1.14
The price of vegetables is expected to jump by as much as 50 per cent as catastrophic bushfires destroy crops and shut down highways.
Farmers concerned for hungry Gippsland livestock,ABC Rural,20.1.14Unable to truck feed in or to get their hungry cattle out, fire-affected farmers in East Gippsland believe a serious animal welfare issue is looming.
Madar to open indoor tomato farm in Abu Dhabi,Trade Arabia,20.1.15UAE-based Madar Farms, a leading ag-tech company, said it will begin operation of the worldfs first commercial-scale indoor tomato farm using only LED lights to grow fresh tomatoes in Abu Dhabi later this year in a new farming facility.
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Dutch pork exports rise, shortage in China drives the increase,Dutch New,20.1.16
Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament lat
Alternatives au glyphosate en viticulture : le rapport de l'Inrae sur l'évaluation économique des pratiques de désherbage,Ministère de lfAgriculture, de lfAlimentation20.1.15
Scheme to help pig farmers quit
is already oversubscribed: FD,Dutch News,20.1.15
Foreign farmers asking Zelensky not to close land market for them,Interfax-Ukraine,20.1.14
What Happened When a State Made Food Stamps Harder to Get,The New York Times,20.1.14
US milk: donft have a cow, man,FT.com,20.1.11Plant-based alternatives can produce fat margins for artisan manufacturers@