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What does the global rice market look like in 2013?

February 3rd, 2013 Written by  Sam Mohanty: Not a lot is happening in the rice market right now. Harvesting of the wet-season crop in Asia is almost complete and the overall production situation looks very encouraging. Despite some early-season drought scare in India, the kharif (wet-season) rice crop has recovered nicely and the Ministry of Agriculture now predicts the crop to be around 86 million tons (milled equivalent). This is slightly lower than the record harvest of the 2011 kharif…

Farming Life Cycle: Steps a farmer performs and what information is required at each step?

15 November 2012 FARMING STEPS A farmer performs following eight major steps from crop selection to harvesting: Crop Selection Land Preparation Seed Selection Seed Sowing Irrigation Crop Growth Fertilizing Harvesting SOURCES OF INFORMATION Farmers typically rely on following sources of information: Agriculture department of provincial government. Fellow farmers. Field agents of seed, pesticide and fertilizer companies. TV and radio programs.…

France can be a good market for mango growers

October 24, 2012: Pakistan can explore more markets for its mango and France can be a good market for the mango growers to earn fair return of the produce. But we have to develop our quality and standards of harvesting, packaging and preservation of the produce, said Muhammad Khan Saddozai President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in his opening address at Seminar on "Export of Mango SPS in French Market jointly organised by TDAP and MCCI here on Tuesday. He said that…

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