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New Delhi: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir have caused a loss of around Rs.5,700 crore with heavy damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft, Assocham said Sunday. "The total losses are estimated to be Rs.2,630 crore for hotels, trade, agriculture and horticulture, roads and bridges, while infrastructure like railways, power and communication would have suffered a loss of around Rs.
Most say the picking is behind schedule by 10 days to two weeks, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. And they expect to get less fruit than last year because the hard winter, a cool summer and lots of rain hurt growing conditions.
Trading giant Cargill said in court documents on Friday that it had lost more than $90 million because Syngenta sold Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, to U.S. farmers without first obtaining import approval from China, which has turned away boatloads of U.S. crops containing the variety over the past year. The lawsuit will be a test case of who is ultimately responsible for such rejections that damage international trade: the seed companies that develop unapproved GMO traits or the merchants who sell grain that may be contaminated with it.
EU sanctions against Israel and US measures against Russia may be driving the two target nations together. Agricultural Minister Yair Shamir has told Russian media that Russia's need for fresh produce is "a great opportunity" for Israel.
As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by planting some more!! What? you may ask. The leaves on the trees are starting to change color already and were getting out scarves and sweaters.
Another tip they received was to start scouting for armyworms. These insects occasionally appear in great numbers and their feeding can affect crops.
THE ROMSEY Show opens today - with a special focus on the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. One of the first sights to greet visitors as they enter the Romsey showground today will be a Garden of Remembrance planted with 374 wooden crosses.
Agricultural officials are projecting an 11 percent increase in the size of Wisconsin's corn harvest this year. That has farmers worried that prices will drop too low for them to make a profit.
In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.
University of New Hampshire scientists are studying weather data to predict when an apple orchard is at risk for infection. By studying the weather models, the researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experimental Station have more accurately determined when fungicides should be sprayed.
LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.
DOHA: HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met here on Saturday with visiting Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation in the Republic of Sudan, and the accompanying delegation.
I believe that the most important thing we can do for our community is support it. So, to begin there is our philosophy of local first: from sea, to farm, to table with scarcely a stop in between.
Developers have targeted five acres of agricultural fields in Hallow in a move which would expand the number of properties in the village by 18 per cent. But the bid has angered residents, who say Hallow will be "unable to cope" with such a rise in its population.
Pakistani flood affected villagers settle in a relief camp in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept.
Fallowed rice fields are a sign of dry times. Along Highway 162 east of Willows, many fields are dry.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:28 am
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