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Tuesday 02 September 2014

Jamaica

Pig Farmers Regrets Death Of Agriculture Minister

The Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Roger Clarke.

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Sunday 26 May 2013

Jamaica

Farmers and tax

Opposition Spokesperson on Agriculture, JC Hutchinson says several of the tax measures introduced by the Government are affecting the growth potential of the sector.

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Friday 03 May 2013

Jamaica

Improvements to farming

Roger Clarke says he is confident that Jamaica's agriculture sector is in safe hands with the crop of youngsters that the Jamaica 4-H Clubs continue to produce.

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Sunday 11 November 2012

Jamaica

Damage to banana crop

Jamaica Producers Group (JP) may lose five per cent of its annual revenues or some J$350 million because of Hurricane Sandy damage to its banana crop.

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Saturday 10 November 2012

Jamaica

Help for stricken farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be providing initial assistance of $200 million to assist farmers, who were severely affected during the passage of Hurricane Sandy last week, in addition to fertiliser and other inputs to facilitate replanting.

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Tuesday 23 October 2012

Jamaica

A look at farming

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is increasing its appeal for Jamaicans to support the country’s farmers through the consumption of more local produce.

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Wednesday 11 July 2012

Jamaica

Poultry and eggs

Opposition Spokesman for Agriculture JC Hutchinson called on the Government to immediately remove the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on eggs.

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Thursday 14 June 2012

Jamaica

Coffee farming

CHAIRMAN OF the Coffee Industry Board, Frank Phipps, QC, has said more has to be done to grow the industry's assets even as it awaits divestment of the commercial aspects of its operations.

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Thursday 07 June 2012

Jamaica

Pig herd census

The data collection field staff of the Agricultural Marketing Information Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, in collaboration with Trevor Hamilton & Associates (THA) Limited, is in the process of conducting a field data collection for a census of the pig industry in Jamaica.

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Thursday 29 March 2012

Jamaica

Poultry farming

Jamaica Broilers Group (JB) is hoping it will get the US to extend its tariff incentive on ethanol by the time it fires up its plants in mid-2012.

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Tuesday 14 February 2012

Jamaica

Poultry production

Speaking with Sunday Finance Jamaica Broilers' Vice President of Finance and Energy Ian Parsard said: "We have purchased 1,700 acres of land in Spring Garden, St Catherine which adjoins our chicken processing plant. The purchase price came in at around US$2.5 million ($216 million). Of the 1,700 acres about 1,000 acres are arable lands so there is a lot of potential there. There is a residential community in close proximity to our plant and this purchase creates a buffer around it which is mutually beneficial to the residents and to our operations."

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Thursday 01 December 2011

Jamaica

Poultry farm problems

The Caribbean poultry industry is under threat from the importation of chicken leg quarters from the United States of America, with representatives of the local industry describing the situation as becoming untenable.

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Sunday 23 October 2011

Jamaica

Chinese farm investment

Jamaica and China have signed a memorandum of understanding for agricultural cooperation, aimed at promoting development in Jamaica's agriculture sector.

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Wednesday 12 October 2011

Jamaica

Farm investment

A programme to put more titles in the hands of landowners will be launched by Prime Minister Bruce Golding today, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Montague has said.

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Tuesday 11 October 2011

Jamaica

Chicken feed problems

The Caribbean Broilers group have put its plans on hold to dispose of unused chicken parts by incorporating it in ingredients for the manufacture of poultry feed following a public outcry.

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Friday 07 October 2011

Jamaica

The poultry industry

Public pressure has forced Caribbean Broilers to scrap plans to use chicken waste parts to make poultry feedstock, although it's still looking at "prospects for export".

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Tuesday 04 October 2011

Jamaica

Government cut farm grants

The country's agriculture competitiveness programme has suffered a major stroke with the Government moving to remove $100 million from the budget, which supported crop and livestock production.

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Jamaica

The coffee harvest

The Wallenford Coffee Company needs an interim loan of at least $40 million to meet today's deadline for the payment of all outstanding sums to coffee farmers, as dictated by Agriculture Minister Robert Montague on Tuesday.

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Tuesday 24 May 2011

Jamaica

Farm production

There has been much discussion since Monday about spectacular growth in domestic agriculture, and even Wednesday morning an announcement of the relaunch of the backyard-garden programme which, in due course, will see more growth.

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