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China soybean orders shoot up in back-to-back purchases

  • 13 Feb, 2019
  • China

China’s state-owned procurer Cofco Corp. bought another 1 million metric tons of the grain last week, just days after placing its previous orders, Bloomberg reports. Last Saturday it announced that it had bought 2 million tons from US suppliers following the last set of trade talks in Washington. Since the two countries agreed to a 90-day truce period ending March 1, China has pledged to increase its purchases of US agricultural products, on which it had previously placed 25%

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JK to extend insurance cover to poultry farms

  • 13 Feb, 2019
  • India

Jammu and Kashmir administration is all set to extend insurance cover to the poultry farms to encourage investment in the sector, an official spokesman said Monday. The decision to this effect was taken here at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Asghar Hassan Samoon, the spokesman said. The initiative to provide insurance cover to the poultry sector was the long pending deman

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As more farmers opt for Soybean, SOPA pegs output at 114.83 lakh tonne

  • 13 Feb, 2019
  • India

The Soyabean Processors Association of India ( SOPA) has pegged the country’s soyabean crop output for the kharif 2018-19 at 114.83 lakh tonne. Last year, soyabean output was at 83.60 lakh tonne. SOPA executive director DN Pathak attributed the rise in output to both an increase in acreage and yield of the crop. Both have gone up this time and we have noticed a trend of several farmers switching tosoyabean from cotton on favorable climatic conditions and firm prices, he said. Patha

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Mislabeling prompts recall of 100,000 pounds of frozen chicken

  • 13 Feb, 2019
  • United States

Nearly 100,000 pounds of chicken was recalled because of mislabeling and the undeclared presence of eggs, an allergen, the USDA announced. VICS Acquisition, a Harlingen, Texas, food processor, is recalling 99,975 pounds of frozen chicken sold under the happi foodi and Southeast Grocers brands. The products contain eggs, an allergen known to cause immune problems in some consumers. The presence of eggs is not mentioned on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foo

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HDK puts smiles on faces of fishermen, poultry farmers

  • 10 Feb, 2019
  • India

MANGALURU: The hike in milk subsidy from Rs 5 to Rs 6 per litre and a grant of Rs 5 crore to encourage country chicken poultry farming is expected to provide some relief to the rural population of the state which is reeling under severe crisis. It is after a gap of three years that the government has raised milk subsidy. The move will help more than 10 lakh families with Rs 1,459 crore being set aside for it in the Budget. Suresh, a dairy farmer from Hunsur, Mysuru district, who produc

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Heavy rains, hailstorm damage crops in northwest India

  • 10 Feb, 2019
  • India

New Delhi: Heavy rains, accompanied with hailstorms, hitting northwest India for past three days have damaged standing crops, raising concerns over the overall output and the quality this season. Light to heavy rainfall lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday with Dwarka, Noida and Faridabad experiencing hail. Hailstorms, accompanied with rains and high velocity winds, also hit Punjab and Haryana over the last 24 hours, leaving behind uprooted trees and broken branches. MET officials sa

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Punjab poultry farmers demands grain at subsidised price from Punjab Government

  • 09 Feb, 2019
  • India

The Punjab Progressive Poultry Farmers delegation led by Mr. Mohinder Arora, Mr. Sanjiv Bassi, Mr. Jatinder Singh Laddi, Mr. Rajesh Gandhi, today met Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs minister Mr.Bharat Bhushan Ashu at Ludhiana. Mr.Jatinder Singh Laddi told eggchi.com that delegation has demanded the Punjab govt to provide grain at a subsidized rate to the Punjab poultry industry. During the last few months, the prices for maize has gone up from Rs.1600 per 100 kg to Rs

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The World Food Programme and Cargill Call For Bold Solutions to End Hunger

  • 09 Feb, 2019
  • Germany

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. The idea is for start-ups, private companies and NGOs to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger. The Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger is looking for proposals that could transform the lives of smallholder farmers and small-scale livestock producers, reach a st

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Cobb Leaders Take on New Roles to Prepare for Company’s Continued Growth

  • 09 Feb, 2019
  • United States

There’s always a lot going on and we want to make sure you can easily keep up to date. Here you’ll find the latest information on what’s going on at Cobb as well as in our industry. To better prepare for the company’s continued growth — Cobb-Vantress announced new roles for several key executives around the world last week. Three leaders, who together have more than 46 years of combined experience at Cobb, will take on new responsibilities to position the company

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Hi-tech poultry farm unit at Chathamangalam

  • 08 Feb, 2019
  • India

KOZHIKODE: The government has opened a hi-tech regional poultry farm centre at Chathamangalam in Kozhikode district with facilities, including advanced office building, training centre, poultry exhibition centre, hi-tech poultry houses, rest rooms for the workers, staff quarters and amenities for farmers. The project was completed at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore with the support of the district panchayat. Earlier during the first phase of the project, a new building, poultry sheds, ge

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