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April 4, 2013

سندھ میں 13لاکھ ٹن گندم خریدنے کا ہدف

Thursday, 04 April 2013 سندھ میں گندم کی خریداری اور باردانے کی تقسیم کو منصفانہ بنانے کے سلسلے میں وزیر خوراک محمد اقبال داؤد پاک والا کی زیر صدارت اہم اجلاس منعقد ہوا ، اجلاس میں سندھ کے تمام اضلاع کے لیے گندم کی خریداری کا ہدف13اکھ میٹرک ٹن مقرر کردیا گیا۔ ضلعی سطح پر کمیٹیاں تشکیل دے دی گئیں اور دودن میں سندھ بھر میں باردانے کی دستیابی کو یقینی بنانے کا فیصلہ کیا گیا ۔گندم کی خریداری اور باردانہ کی تقسیم کے سلسلے میں ایک اعلیٰ سطحی اجلاس وزیر خوراک محمد اقبال کاؤد پاک والا کی…

India could cut floor price for private wheat exports: govt sources

Thursday, 04 April 2013 NEW DELHI: India is considering lowering the floor price for wheat sales to private traders for exports from state warehouses, government sources said, to kick start shipments by this route as storage space for the world's second-biggest producer is squeezed. One suggestion is to lower the price to 13,500 rupees ($246)rupees a tonne from 14,800 rupees, said one government source. The government last month allowed private traders to export up to 5 million…

Pakistan needs to take painful decision for economic reforms

April 04, 2013 LAHORE: US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has said that economic reforms require painful decision, but it would help Pakistan overcome fiscal, energy and agriculture challenges. He said trade also has the potential to create jobs for the estimated 20 million Pakistanis entering the labour force in the nest 10 years. The American ambassador was addressing at the 3rd Annual Dinner of the American Business Forum (ABF) at PC hotel here on Wednesday. ABF President Salim…

Use of modern irrigation techniques to help save water

April 04, 2013 LAHORE - Use of modern irrigation techniques like drip irrigation is cost effective and can result in huge savings to farmers.Hamid Malhhi, Chief of Punjab Water Council, said this while talking to APP here on Wednesday. He said in traditional irrigation, farmers flooded water into all parts of the land under cultivation. While in modern methods only those parts of land were irrigated where roots of crops existed, he said adding this results in saving of water up to 80%…

Climate and Crop Trends Provide ‘Downer’ Cow ‘Perfect Storm’

04 April 2013 CANADA - Along with challenges posed from the weather, the developing trend for livestock farmers to increase grain and oilseed plantings is seeing some of the country’s best meadow land cultivated leaving some enterprises with only old grass stands remaining. A long winter and a cloudy wet summer are combining to stretch low quality rations and put increasing stress on animals as calving approaches resulting in recumbent (downer) cows. Over the past three years durum…

Experts to study prospects of high density mango plantations

April 04, 2013 ‘The project will be taken up in the coming monsoon season’ Horticulture scientists of Mango Research Station, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, are planning to take up a study on the possibility of ‘high density mango plantations’ in coastal belt. “The new project will begin from the coming monsoon season. We are taking saplings from Agricultural College, Aswaraopeta, of Khammam district,” said Mango Research Station Head D. Aparna. “The King of Fruits, mango,…

Indian soyabeans hit contract high

April 04, 2013 Indian soyabeans rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday, extending gains to hit their contract high as domestic supplies got exhausted due to seasonality, and soyaoil and rapeseed also edged higher. At 0831 GMT, the most-active soyabean for May delivery on the National Commodity Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) was 2.04 percent higher at 3,777.50 rupees per 10 grams after hitting a contract high of 3,751 rupees. Next lot of soyabean supplies are expected to hit the market in…

Millers allowed to import cotton despite sufficient stock

April 04, 2013 At least 6,93,191 bales are lying in the cotton ginning factories in unsold stock, on the other hand the government has allowed textile millers to import cotton from different countries. Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has released the cotton arrival figures on April 3 to show the cotton arrival till April I, 2013. The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) in a fortnightly report showed that around 12.888 million cotton bales were sourced to the country's…

Rabi crop season: wheat crop yield may surpass 24.5 million tons

April 04, 2013 ABDUL RASHEED AZAD Pakistan's wheat output in likely to exceed 24.5 million tons during the current Rabi crop season, officials said. According to officials, Punjab and Sindh achieved 100 percent wheat cultivation targets, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan also achieved over 90 percent cultivation targets. Wheat production in Punjab is likely to remain 19 million tons, in Sindh four million tons, a million tons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and around half a million…

Livestock scholarship applications accepted through May 31

April 04, 2013 The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced that the deadline for 2013 Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship applications is May 31. To be eligible for the MYLSF general or statewide scholarship, applicants must be a Michigan resident and a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution in the year for which they are applying. Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock…

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