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August 26, 2012

Federal Immigration Program Can Help Young Workers

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA August 26, 2012: In an animal laboratory in central California's dairy country, Juan Carlos Martin cleaned and fed dozens of cows. Smuggled through a U.S. border checkpoint in a car at age 13, the Mexico native had hoped for an education and career, but started working full time at the end of high school after an accident incapacitated his father. Now 23, Martin was surprised to learn this week that he may be eligible for the new federal program that temporarily…

Food crisis ‘unlikely to repeat’

By Cheng Guangjin and Jin Zhu The world is unlikely to see a repeat of the food crisis of 2007-08 despite the recent rally in grain prices, but potential risks lie ahead if countries fail to coordinate policy and increase long-term agricultural investments. The worst drought in half a century in the United States and poor crops from the Black Sea bread basket have driven up prices of corn, wheat and soybeans, increasing fears of a crisis similar to that in 2007-08 that pushed millions into…

Organic farms in Greater Taunton bring a different choice to the table

BERKLEY, Aug 26, 2012: While growing produce without the use of synthetic pesticides and manufactured fertilizers may present its share of difficulties, organic vegetable farms have sprouted up all over southeastern Massachusetts. Alex Houtzager of Berkley converted his small family farm into an organic vegetable farm about eight years ago, citing the health benefits and better taste of vegetables that are grown naturally. “We were looking for an educational process for the community to…

Effects and heat stress tolerance studies in Cotton

By: Shehzad Ahmad Kang, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Corresponding author’s email: shehzadpbg@gmail.com Cotton is a major and cash crop of Pakistan because of source of economy boost up, totally textile industry based on cotton that improve Pakistan economy and provided maximum job to human. hirsutum is tetraploid specie which belong to family Malvaceae and contain 2n=52 chromosomes. This specie also known by American cotton.…

Trading activity, rates improve on cotton market

August 26, 2012:  Mills and spinners were active on the cotton market on Saturday in process trading, dealers said. Official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5850, they said. In the ready business nearly 15,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 5900-6100, they said. The prices of seedcotton in Sindh were at Rs 2500-2600 and in the Punjab rates were unchanged at Rs 2600-2650, they added. Naseem Usman said that tight supply of phutti pushed the rates up on rising demand by mills and spinners,…

Pakistan’s Current Temperature & Weather Condition (August 26, 2012)

Pakistan's Current Temperature & Weather Condition at  11 AM (PST) Dated: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Astore   22 oC Partly Cloudy Bahawalnagar   34 oC Mist Bahawalpur   34 oC Partly Cloudy Balakot   25 oC Cloudy Barkhan   25 oC Cloudy Bunji   26 oC Partly Cloudy Chhor   29 oC Cloudy Chilas   33 oC Partly Cloudy Chitral…

Enhancing agriculture productivity: scientists urged to develop farmer-friendly packages

August 26, 2012:  Fertilisers worth $1400.71 million are being dumped annually in cultivated lands of Punjab province due to in-efficient use, which could be minimised through newly designed and introduced precision of fertiliser prediction models by the scientists of UAF, said speakers at a stakeholders conference on "Potential and Prospects of Data Generation for Improving the Precision of Fertiliser Prediction Models" on Saturday at old senate hall University of Agriculture (UAF) Faisalabad.…

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