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Palm oil down, posts weekly loss

November 24, 2012 Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a fourth straight session on Friday and posted a third weekly loss in four, as investors remained concerned over slowing demand for the edible oil as prospects for global economic growth remained dim. Investors were also cautious ahead of a European meeting on Monday, when international lenders would gather for a second time to reach a deal to release emergency aid for Greece. Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer,…

Farmers hail raise in wheat support price

November 24, 2012 Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has welcomed the increase in support price of wheat crop by Rs 150 per maund and restoration of subsidy on agricultural tube-wells in Balochistan province. Appreciating both decisions of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC), KBP President Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan urged that other provinces should also follow the example of Balochistan and extend subsidy to the growers on agricultural tube wells. Commenting on the decision of the…

Punjab asks to prefer irrigation over hydro-power generation

November 19, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The Punjab government called upon the federal government to give preference to sowing, growing and maturing the strategic Rabi 2012-13 season crops including staple food wheat in the use of available water in the dams rather than generation of hydro-power during the winter period, Punjab Irrigation officials told BR. They said the federal government called a meeting of provincial irrigation canal regulators in Islamabad to formulate a…

Punjab sugar mills to begin crushing after November 26

November 19, 2012 Though under the Sugar Factories Control Act 1950, the sugarcane crushing season should start in October yet with the exception of a few sugar mills, over 40 plus sugar mills in Punjab have postponed the crushing till November 26 after (10th of Muharram), industry sources told Business Recorder on Sunday. They said majority of the sugar mills have lit their boilers but they have not started the crushing process despite the fact that the Punjab government…

Wheat to be cultivated on 2,724 acres in Gujranwala

November 16, 2012 By Imaduddin SIALKOT: Over 2,724 acres of land would be brought under wheat crop during Rabi season in six districts of Gujranwala division. Official sources in Agriculture department told BR here that under the directives of Punjab government special steps had been taken for enhancement of productivity and get maximum yield of the crop through farm mechanisation in six districts of the division. District-wise sowing target of wheat is as Gujrat 391.161 acres,…

Seed cotton prices hike by Rs 150/40kg

November 13, 2012 RAHIMYAR KHAN - Due to apprehensions of lower domestic cotton production against earlier estimates for the current year, the cotton ginners have prompted with enhanced purchasing of seed cotton. The prices of seed cotton (phutti) have risen by Rs 100 to 150 per 40 kg in various parts of the country and touched highest price of this season Rs 3,000 per 40 kg during last two days. It is expected that prices of cotton lint will also show corresponding upward…

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