Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 13, 2012
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Farmers walking on egg shells
"THERE IS egg everywhere, man. Egg everywhere. No shortage at all.

Cane River farmers finally get help with water woes
ERIC YOUNG is confident that by next week, farmers in Cane River will begin to benefit from use of a 5.5 horsepower pump which was presented to them on Saturday.

New fisheries act still long in coming
THE AGRICULTURE ministry has failed to deliver on the promised transformation of its fisheries division into an executive agency and promulgation of a new fisheries act, with no resolution of either issue in sight.

Gov't to place levy on lobster export
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke last Thursday served notice of Government's intention to impose a levy on lobster exports, similar to the US$1 cess charged for every pound of Queen Conch legally harvested and exported from Jamaica.

Ensuring improved quality and competitiveness
Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce are considered among the main tools for the marketing of commodities in the local and international markets due to worldwide commercialisation of agricultural produce.


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