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    $33 billion export target set for textiles sector - With industrial production taking a dip and the labour-intensive textiles sector witnessing a slowdown, the Government on Monday announced that Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma would hold consultations with the industry representatives on how to deal with the emerging... more

    posted by vcrashed on Dec 13, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    talker, talk talk - I am a talker, I think more people should learn how to talk instead of texting or tweeting, this is just my opinion. more

    posted by Jopa on Dec 10, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Welcome to the 2012 Seed Guide - My Grandpa Louie was quite the guy. Like most farmers of his generation, he had a much different outlook on farming as a vocation, and a set of operating standards that wouldn’t work today. Hard work could replace bigger machinery…summerfallow was a must…that sort of thing. If he was here... more

    posted by shaief on Dec 07, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Agricultural Revolution - Agricultural Revolution The Agricultural Revolution is the name given to the drastic changes in the farming process that occurred in the 1600's onwards. The spread-out, shared farms, common under the "open-field system" of cultivation, turned into more compact, but larger, farms. The many problems associated with open... more

    posted by vcrashed on Nov 21, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Many factory-farmed cows begin their life in Texas - Now, you might think most of the beef sold in America comes from places like Greeley, Colorado, and that's true in a way. But the cows that get sent to those factory-farmed feedlots are first birthed and grown in places like Texas. Only after the cows are 18 months old or so are they... more

    posted by vcrashed on Nov 16, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Sluggish demand pressures cash soy prices - he realization of slower export demand and the approaching autumn harvest are promoting weaker soybean cash prices and basis levels. Basis levels typically erode as harvest approaches, as grain buyers have adequate coverage to last until harvest progress increases. There is no incentive for... more

    posted by jerin on Sep 10, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Any life left in dry fields? - For those corn and soybean fields that already look pretty well cooked, is there any hope of recovery before you fire up the combine? The eastern Corn Belt has seen rain -- some heavy -- over the last few days, but is it too late? "If there is no green color left on either corn or soybean at this point, then there is... more

    posted by celsy on Sep 10, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Beetles offer effective weed control - With the help of the weed-eating flea beetle, researchers significantly reduced infestations of a non-native plant, leafy spurge, on Montana rangeland. The good news is that this biological method of weed control worked effectively over the course of a 9-year study. The bad news is that rather than native... more

    posted by damon on Sep 10, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Want to eat healthy meals on a tight budget? Planning is a key ingredient - Drink fat-free or low-fat milk, and make sure half of the grains you eat are whole grains.Do these healthy eating guidelines sound costly?Researchers at the University of Washington raised eyebrows earlier this month with a study finding... more

    posted by julian on Aug 21, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!
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    Onion Rs 20 a kg, may climb further - Onion prices in the city that had stabilised at Rs 8-10 a kg in May-June are soaring again in the city, touching Rs 20 a kg. Traders at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Marketyard predict prices will climb to Rs 30 a kilo by next month. They blame it on largescale failure of the onion crop this season because of a four-week... more

    posted by leokadia on Aug 21, 2011 ▪ tweet now!share on facebook!



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