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August 16, 2012

Agriculture giants and biotech companies spend big to defeat Prop. 37

By GARANCE BURKE, SAN FRANCISCO , 08/16/2012 : The nation's largest agribusiness and biotech companies are pouring millions of dollars into California to stop the first-ever initiative to require special labels on foods made with genetically modified ingredients, a sign of their determination to keep the measure from sparking a nationwide movement. So far, farming giants such as Monsanto, Dupont Pioneer and Cargill have contributed nearly $25 million to defeat the proposal, with much…

Slow phutti arrivals push rates up on cotton market

August 16, 2012: Tight supply of phutti pushed the prices higher on the cotton market on Wednesday, dealers said. Official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5800, they said. In the ready business, over 9,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 5800-6100, they said. The prices of seedcotton in Sindh were at Rs 2600-2650 and in the Punjab rates were unchanged at Rs 2600-2700, they said. In fact, the mills are busy in cautious buying in anticipation of rise in prices after Eid holidays, dealers…

Onion rates show sharp increase on retail markets

August 16, 2012:  Although the holy month of Ramazan is going to end in next few days, the rates of onion have sky-rocketed while the profiteers and hoarders seem to be looking to gain the maximum benefit from the people's helplessness. Once again onion rate has sharply increased in retail markets of the city and the retailers blamed increase in onion prices to its short supply from upcountry and its hording. The prices of onion jumped from Rs 15 per kg to Rs 40 per kg, potato increased from Rs…

Pakistan to export 30,000 tons of sugar to Tajikistan

MUSHTAQ GHUMMAN August 16, 2012: Pakistan and Tajikistan have signed sugar deal under which Pakistan will export 30,000 tons through Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TDAP). Concluding extensive meetings held between Pakistan and Tajikistan officials on August 13-14, Nurmahmad Akhmedov, the Chairman of Agency on State Material Reserves of Tajikistan, and the Minister for Commerce, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, signed minutes of the negotiations for trade of sugar here on Wednesday. Official sources…

11 million saplings to be planted: minister

August 16, 2012: Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali has said eleven million saplings would be planted during the tree plantation campaign in monsoon season. Four million saplings would be planted on the land of Forest Department whereas 0.65 million on the land of other government departments, 1.25 million on the land controlled by Pak Forces and 5.10 million would be planted on private land, he added. This was stated by him while presiding over a departmental meeting held to…

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