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USDA trainings aim to boost agri sector

ISLAMABAD(dawn): The United States Department of Agri­culture (USDA) will be imparting trainings to enhance the technical capacity of Pakistan’s plant health regulatory officials. The move aims to ensure that Pakistan’s trade in fresh fruits and vegetables is not subjected to additional restrictions in the international market. The USDA has sent to Islamabad its National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, John Crowe to conduct a series of…

US to conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance

January 31, 2015 Islamabad (nation)- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, John Crowe, would conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance in Pakistan. According to a press release issued here on Friday officials from Plan Protection Department and experts would attend. The training is part of the USDA’s support for the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand trade in…

USDA Announces CRP Signup and Transition Incentives

By: Meghan Pedersen June  04,  2014 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program. Vilsack also announced that retiring farmers enrolled in CRP could receive incentives to transfer a portion of their land to beginning, disadvantaged or veteran farmers through the Transition Incentives Program (TIP). The CRP program consists of a "continuous" and a "general" sign up period. Continuous signup…

USDA initiates surplus sugar-for-ethanol programme

August 18, 2013 The USDA on Thursday inaugurated a programme to buy unwanted sugar and sell it at a loss to ethanol makers to produce more biofuels and help mitigate a costly sugar surplus. It was the first time the Obama administration used the so-called Feedstock Flexibility Programme, created under a 2008 law with the goal of making sugar into a biofuel feedstock such as in Brazil. "This has been anticipated, but nobody knows if any sugar guy is going to use this or not," said Craig…

USDA, UVAS mull collaboration in food safety, animal nutrition and epidemiology

16 May, 2013 LAHORE: A three-member delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) and discussed areas of collaboration in the livestock sector. The delegation comprising Senior Animal Health Attache David Ashford, Senior Agriculture Attache Vasquez Orestes and Agricultural Specialist Asmat Raza held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and faculty members and mulled over…

USDA to hand over harvester, planter to NARC

ISLAMABAD: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a harvester and a planter to the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) to enhance wheat production. In this regard a handing over ceremony would be held at NARC on Wednesday . It would be attended by top officials of NARC and US Embassy. According to a press release, the event which is jointly organized by the US Embassy Islamabad and NARC, will also review the progress of the Wheat Productivity Enhancement…

USDA Grain Review: Grain Bids Higher

25 March 2013 US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher and wheat saw support from the higher grains. However, some pressure was noted as the HRW wheat region is anticipating another storm system moving in through the weekend across the southern plains and Midwest. Crop ratings improved for Kansas and Oklahoma, but declined for Texas. Soybeans saw sharp gains late in the week on increased demand and logistical concerns in Brazil. Corn had weekly export sales…

USDA Grain Review: Markets Mixed Ahead of Reports

14 January 2013 US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed as traders awaited Friday’s USDA reports. Soybeans had sharp gains early on helping to rally corn and wheat higher. However, wheat saw some pressure as the Plains and Midwest saw moisture. Soybeans saw some declines as basis at the gulf were lower due to weak demand. The wheat export sales report was bearish coming in at 233,700 tonnes for the current marketing year. Corn export sales were also bearish…

US MIDDAY: soya drops

January 05, 2013 US soyabeans fell over 1 percent to a six-week low on Friday, the fourth consecutive daily drop, on prospects the US government may increase its forecast size of the US crop, a likely bumper harvest of South American soya and China's cancellation of orders for US soyabeans. "A lot of this has to do with the good outlook for the South American crop. Brazil's crop weather has been good and now Argentina is improving. Argentina is catching up after a period of…

US agriculture eyes opportunity in Russia

November 30, 2012 USDA announced that Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will lead a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Russia, Dec. 3-7. Representatives from the states of Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as 23 American companies will attend. Two-way agricultural trade between the United States and Russia was valued at roughly $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2012, with American farm exports accounting for 97…

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