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New initiative to foster sustainable intensification of farming



Sandra_Peterson.eThe private sector is committed to play a strong role in transforming agriculture to address urgent global needs, said Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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US, China ink pact for cooperation in agriculture



Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the US and China's agricultural relationship for the next five yearsUS Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and China’s Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu have signed a Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the two countries’ agricultural relationship for the next five years

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Nutrient Manager for Rice Application gets 'smarter'

NMRiceApp_is_designed_to_compute_fertilizer_recommendations_comprehensivelyNutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile)—designed to give fertilizer guidelines to rice farmers via their mobile phones—is now available via smartphones with Android operating systems

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Global food prices rise in January, reach historic peak



The FAO Food Price Index rose by nearly two per cent or four points from December to JanuaryThe FAO Food Price Index rose by nearly two per cent or four points from December to January– its first increase since July 2011

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US Corn Mission sees potential in Vietnam

Although Vietnam mostly fills its corn needs with domestic and nearby country imports, the group still felt encouraged by the market potentialThe rapidly increasing entrepreneurial spirit witnessed in Vietnam encouraged participants of the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Mission about future opportunities for U.S. agricultural products.

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