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2022.05.02
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Ryu Ishihara will soon be raising prices on his inexpensive bowls of soba noodles for the first time in nearly a decade, as rising costs and Russia's invasion of Ukraine take an unlikely toll on Japan's beloved buckwheat noodles. Though seen as one of the most quintessential of Japanese foods -...
2022.05.02
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The Ministry of Labor yesterday launched a program to provide a pathway to permanent residency for migrant workers, and foreign and “overseas compatriot” students who earn an associate degree in Taiwan. The program focuses on the long-term retention of students and migrant workers employed in...
2022.04.11
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Farmers and fishers in Leyte will be the pioneer recipients of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Fuel Subsidy Program. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency on Wednesday, the DA said the program will kick off during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Tacloban, Leyte on Thursday,...
2022.04.11
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Thailand’s agriculture ministry plans to install solar panels on at least one million of Thailand’s farms in a new pilot project aiming to reduce farms’ electricity bills by 20-30% in 15-20 years. The ministry plans to issue a non-fungible token named “Solar Panels NFT for Thai Farmers” worth...
2022.04.11
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As war rages across Ukraine, farmers have been busy towing captured Russian tanks, artillery, and downed helicopters. In addition to their new calling, is the planting of the spring crop. In 2021, Ukraine was the third largest producer of wheat, exporting 60 million of its 80 million-ton harvest...
2022.04.11
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As the economy recovers from COVID-19 measures, demand for soybean oil in Japan is spiking with less people cooking at home, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Japan’s oilseed consumption primarily is driven by vegetable oil...
2022.04.11
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Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) has established a pet management division, which will be responsible for the regulation of the pet industry, as well as pet ownership and welfare, the COA announced on Sunday. At a press conference in Taipei, COA Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) noted that...
2022.03.18
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Demand for beef may be strong, but increasingly consumers say they are concerned about the carbon footprint of livestock production. Now, consumers who seek beef products with a lower carbon footprint may soon have more options. Low Carbon Beef, LLC, a cattle certification program that enables...

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