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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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