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Severe drought afflicts Balochistan, says minister

December 28, 2014 - By Qaiser Butt- ISLAMABAD(Express): A provincial minister has warned of a severe drought in Balochistan due to a prolonged dry spell. Mir Sarfraz Bugti, the minister for home, tribal affairs and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in the Balochistan cabinet, told us that his province has been facing a severe drought due to little rain-falls and snow-falls this winter season. Most of the deputy commissioners have informed the PDMA in their…

Pakistan tells UN of its woes triggered by climate change

September 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS(DAWN) - Despite being a low emitter of green house gases, Pakistan is suffering multiple natural disasters, including drought, desertification, floods, sea level rise and glacial melting, the Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, told the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday. The devastation caused by floods earlier this month have played havoc with lives, livelihood, agriculture and infrastructure, displacing millions of…

California drought ‘to cost farmers $1.7 billion’

May 21, 2014- AFP One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the US state's farmers $1.7 billion, a study warned Monday, a week after alarmingly early wildfires forced tens of thousands of homeowners to evacuate. The drought could leave 14,500 workers without jobs in California's Central Valley, known as America's food basket for providing vast supplies of fruit, vegetables and meat. The new study, by the University of California's Davis Center for Watershed Sciences,…

Drought Severe On Agriculture

By Chamwe Kaira THE severe drought the country is experiencing currently will slow down the growth in the agriculture sector, an economic outlook report, released yesterday by the Bank of Namibia (BoN), revealed. "Drought conditions being experienced in the country could also impair longer lasting depressed conditions in the primary industries than those assumed under the baseline projections," the report also noted. The agricultural sector, according to the report, is expected to…

How Many Acres of Corn are Needed in 2013?

NOVEMBER 24, 2012 By: University News Release Issued by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, University of Illinois The corn market will continue to be influenced by an array of factors over the next several months. One of the important price factors in the new year will be the prospective size of the 2013 U.S. crop. Prospective crop size begins with the magnitude of planted acres. Rather than forecast the likely magnitude of those plantings, we pose the question of how many acres are needed?…

Grain futures tumble

November 14, 2012 Grain futures tumbled in a wave of technical selling on Monday, with soyabeans sinking to a 4-1/2 month low that nearly erased gains from this summer's devastating drought. Prices were already under pressure after the US Department of Agriculture on Friday raised its estimate of US soyabean production more than expected and increased its forecast for global inventories. Monday's technical selling pushed soyabeans down 21 percent from their all-time high set…

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