Tax exemptions for agriculture are extended

The Russian State Duma passed the first reading of a bill extending the tax exemption treatment of agricultural profit. This document is intended to neutralize the impact on agriculture from Russia’s accession to the WTO.



EU wheat crops need sun after wet summer start

Wheat crops in west Europe urgently need sunshine to push them towards ripeness and high quality after a very wet and cloudy start to the summer, analysts and traders said on Tuesday.



FAO opens new liaison office for agricultural cooperatives

Director-General calls cooperatives and producer organizations a key partner in achieving food security and ending hunger, poverty in the world.



UN report urges improved fisheries management to help ensure food security

The United Nations food agency today urged countries to effectively manage their fisheries and aquaculture sectors to help ensure the food security for millions of people, warning that failing to do so would have serious environmental, economic and social consequences.



Food price worry as US corn, soybeans in worst state since 1988

U.S. corn and soybean crops, the world's largest, are in the worst condition since the last major drought in America's breadbasket in 1988, the government said on Monday, pushing up grain prices and raising the prospect of global food-price inflation.



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