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Domestic wheat ‘sorgül’ meets the soil in Mardin

‘Sorgul’, which is known as the oldest Mesopotamian wheat, met the soil in Mardin. Seeds will be derived in the first year and after that the production will be expanded throughout the province. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the foundation called Hayatım Yenibahar Ekonomik Kalkınmayı ve Sosyal Gelişimi Destekleme Derneği, have …

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Milestone in fighting deadly wheat disease

Significant progress has been made in the fight against wheat disease called ‘black rust’, which threatens food safety. Scientists have discovered a gene that takes the natural defense of wheat into action. Experts have noted that the discovery is important for the fight against the illness, which is the nightmare of farmers. Wheat is a staple food crop, making up …

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Glencore seek for M&A in grain sector

Commodity giant Glencore, who could not obtain results from several attempts to acquire a company in the grain industry last year, will continue its attempts to strengthen its mergers and acquisitions in the coming period. Commodities giant Glencore has made unsuccessful moves for three or four smaller targets in the grain sector this year as it seeks acquisitions to grow …

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Five American grain companies set to merge in April

The five Eastern Washington companies behind the HighLine Grain shuttle loading facility in Four Lakes, Wash. decided to merge for forming HighLine Grain Growers Inc. in April. This merger will allow the companies to address business costs and aging infrastructure.  Central Washington Grain Growers Inc. of Waterville, Davenport Union Warehouse Co., Odessa Union Warehouse Co-Op and Reardan Grain Growers Inc. …

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Fear of frost in U.S.

Due to delays to autumn planting and dry conditions in the southern U.S. Plains, the hard red winter crop is left vulnerable to freeze damage. A possible freeze could further tighten supplies of high-protein wheat. As the temperatures drop, a cold spell hit the U.S., leading grain producer, and any freeze in the upcoming months could cause an outsize threat …

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Sudan to end wheat subsidies

The Sudanese government has announced that wheat subsidies will be lifted. Sudanese authorities say that imports will be carried out by the private sector and claim that despite the abandonment of subsidies, bread prices will not increase due to competition. lanned to take effect at the beginning of January, and will leave wheat imports to the private sector, a finance …

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Solar mill initiative in Zambia

Lusambo, who is in charge of Zambia’s Copperbelt region, has opened the solar-powered mill, which is planned for reducing corn flour costs in the region. Last year, 165 solar mills were started to be built throughout the country in the fight against poverty. Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusaka Lusambo has commissioned the solar milling plants on the Copperbelt which is hoped …

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