Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

“A stress-tolerant rice variety can help make farmers more resilient against the increasingly destructive effects of climate change,” says Dr. Matthew Morell, director general of the International Rice Research Institute based in the Philippines.

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Passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership could mean a boost for meat export prices. The National Cattle and Beef Association is urging passage of the 12-nation trade deal, which would reduce Japan’s tariffs on beef from 38.5% to 9% over 16 years, according to Drovers Editor Greg Henderson. View the video here.

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