Chicago agricultural commodities rebounds

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities rebounds 

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural commodities on Tuesday closed higher after touching a multi-month low in the previous session.

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Monsanto shareholders overwhelmingly oppose GMO labeling

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on Monsanto shareholders overwhelmingly oppose GMO labeling 

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 — As more states consider making it mandatory to label genetically modified food as such, shareholders at agricultural-biotech giant Monsanto overwhelmingly voted against a proposal by one of their own to label GMOs.

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Mekong Delta increases rice exports

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on Mekong Delta increases rice exports 

CAN THO, Feb. 4 (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces earned USD 229 million from exporting 516,000 tonnes of rice in January, up 3.2 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

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City exec pushes hybrid rice production

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on City exec pushes hybrid rice production 

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, Feb. 4 — The local chief executive of this city is pushing for higher rice yields of farmers through the use of hybrid rice seeds.

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Thai rice exporters expect exports to drop to 10-M tonnes this year

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on Thai rice exporters expect exports to drop to 10-M tonnes this year 

BANGKOK, Feb. 4 — The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) expects this year's rice exports to drop to 10 million tonnes, worth USD4.95 billion, compared with 11.06 million tonnes, valued at USD5.43 billion, exported in 2014.

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P2-M organic trading post opens in Agusan del Norte town

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on P2-M organic trading post opens in Agusan del Norte town 

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 4 — The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 13 (DA-RFO 13), together with the Provincial Local Government of Agusan del Norte, represented by the Provincial Agriculture Office officials and the local government of Remedios T. Romualdez town (RTR) formally launched recently its Organic Trading Post (OTP) at the Public Market of Poblacion II, RTR town in Agusan del Norte.

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DA-11 strengthens Panama disease management, allots P102-M budget

February 5, 2015 6:43 am· Comments Off on DA-11 strengthens Panama disease management, allots P102-M budget 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 4 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 11 has allotted a total of P102 million budget to combat Fusariumwilt or Panama disease for this year.

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Jordan's response to IS' killing of pilot will be harsh: king

February 5, 2015 6:41 am· Comments Off on Jordan's response to IS' killing of pilot will be harsh: king 

AMMAN, Feb 5 — King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday said Jordan's response to the killing of the Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State (IS) group will be harsh, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

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News Analysis: Feed China, starve the world?

February 5, 2015 6:33 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Feed China, starve the world? 

BEIJING, Feb. 4 — Whether one is a farmer of winter wheat in Kansas, or a statesman in Washington, he might have a good reason to note a new policy outline released in China, a country that has 1.3 billion people to feed.

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Lithuania raises terror threat level

February 5, 2015 6:32 am· Comments Off on Lithuania raises terror threat level 

VILNIUS, Feb. 5 — The Lithuanian government decided to raise the level of terror attack threat from lowest to low after a meeting on Wednesday.

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