Food Crops News 004

Moroccan Wheat-Crop Outlook Is Poor After Sowing Delay, UN Says
Bloomberg
Morocco’s prospects for wheat and coarse grains are “generally poor”
after rain in November delayed planting into December and January, the
United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said. Unusually low
February temperatures may have damaged crops …
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-03/moroccan-wheat-crop-outlook-is-poor-after-sowing-delay-un-says.html>
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USDA Puts Invasive Pests in Its Crosshairs
MarketWatch (press release)
… of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) today announced a new, multi-state, public education initiative to
enlist public support for preventing the spread of invasive species that
threaten food crops and trees.
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Global Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016 – Bio-pesticides: The Next …
MarketWatch (press release)
However, in the recent past, the government initiative to support
agricultural production in order to meet the rising demand for agricultural
food products in nations such as India, China and several other Southeast
Asian countries has encouraged the …
<http://www.marketwatch.com/story/global-crop-protection-industry-outlook-to-2016-bio-pesticides-the-next-generation-crop-protection-products-2012-04-03>
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6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World
Huffington Post
Organic fields were more profitable than conventional, and while
conventional growers battle herbicide-resistant superweeds with bigger,
badder chemicals, the organic crops held their own against weeds, producing
just as much food as the conventional …
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/6-reasons-organics-can-fe_b_1399380.html>
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Food for 9 Billion: Business Fund Puts African Farmers on Road to Market
PBS NewsHour
He not only has surplus food staples like maize, but also grows crops for
cash: peanuts and bananas. In the old days, Sitati had to rely on middlemen
in his local market here in Twele for everything: buying seeds, selling the
occasional surplus, …
<http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/globalhealth/jan-june12/food9billion_04-03.html>
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Food Security Practical Plan for States in Nation
AllAfrica.com
In conclusion, on its part South Sudan has every means to be self-reliant
in agricultural production for the achievement of food security. Of the
total area of South Sudan 80 per cent is arable and suitable for crop
production.
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Algeria Wheat Prospects Mixed on Early Halt to Rain, FAO Says
Bloomberg
… the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said. Satellite
observations indicate poor vegetation conditions in western regions as of
late March, while the center and east had enough moisture for growing crops
most of the season, …
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-03/algeria-wheat-prospects-mixed-on-early-halt-to-rain-fao-says.html>
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Who Decides Food Policy in Hawaii?
Honolulu Civil Beat
I grow organic crops on a two-acre piece of land Upcountry Maui. I grow
food because I love nutritious food for my family and I am good enough at
growing it that I can grow enough to sell. I study traditional farming
practices and I have learned to …
<http://www.civilbeat.com/posts/2012/04/03/15389-who-decides-food-policy-in-hawaii/>
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Specialty Crop Producers Applaud Senators’ Support of Farm Bill Priorities
Business Wire (press release)
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA)
today applauded a letter signed by 32 senators calling for a 2012 Farm Bill
that will build on previous specialty crop investments. In the letter to
Senate Agriculture Committee …
<http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120402006799/en/Specialty-Crop-Producers-Applaud-Senators%E2%80%99-Support-Farm

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PolicyMic
Farmers are encouraged to preserve the seeds from the fast-growing,
pest-free plants on their fields. They’re crucial to local nutrition, with
the vegetable lablab an integral part of the diet of Kenya’s Kikuyu tribe.
Indeed, the seed variety is so …
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Web – 2 new results for [food crops] food crops | Middle School Math and Science
Did you know there are about 1200 varieties of banana plants worldwide?
Only about half have been preserved. Other food crops exhibit thousands of
varieties …
<http://msms.ehe.osu.edu/tag/food-crops/>

Lancaster scientists to develop drought resistant crops
Lancaster University researchers working at the forefront of agricultural
science have been awarded nearly half a million pounds to help keep food
crops …
<http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=118988&CultureCode=en>

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