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Growers, millers reject cane support price

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The recently announced sugarcane support price has created a wave of uncertainty among farmers and sugar millers across Punjab as the former believe that the price will not even cover their cost of production and the latter consider it higher that will push sugar prices in the market.The Punjab Cane Commissioner Captain Usman had set the support price at Rs170 per 40 kg this year, an increase of Rs20 or around 13% compared to previous year’s price of Rs150 per 40 kg.Farmer…Read More

Cotton ginners reject two cotton varieties

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The new cotton varieties evolved and approved by the Punjab Seed Council (PSC) have been rejected by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) describing them injurious to farmers and harmful to the agriculture sector."We appeal to the farmers not to cultivate these varieties in any case and they should resist against forced marketing of those seeds," PCGA Chairman Amanullah Qureshi, along with Vice Chairman Haji Mukhtar Ahmed Baloch told the media and warned…Read More

SAP lauds govts decision to reject Bt cotton model

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP) has appreciated the Punjab government’s decision to scrap the deal with Monsanto regarding its proposed BT cotton model in Pakistan saying the company would have created its monopoly and in turn would have endangered the existence of the national seed sector."The national seed sector appreciates the need to introduce technology but in an open and fair way so that all seed companies operating in Pakistan can have an even playing…Read More