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Anwar says Sosma too harsh, must be changed

Certain aspects and sections of Sosma should be amended and improved for the benefit of all parties, as the law has been deemed too harsh.

Looking up to agro-entrepreneur Yap to boost Sabah’s agriculture

Sabah Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick says he is looking forward to working with Yap Yun Fook, who was named as mentor for agro-entrepreneurs last March.

‘No word from Putrajaya’ yet about JB-Singapore transit link

Johor menteri besar says the state government has yet to be informed whether the project would proceed.

Trade deal optimism fades as China scraps US farm tour

Cancellation causes Wall Street's main stock indexes to fall.

Small padi farms to become estates in Kedah, Kelantan

Business plan being prepared by National Farmers' Organisation for action next year, says its chairman.

US, Japan agree on trade deal ‘in principle’

Negotiators agree on Japan placing tariffs on US agricultural products up to levels that apply to members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, according to reports.

Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers

The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, aiming to protect EU producers such as Italy following a surge in imports from the two Asian countries.

Corn’s hellish week has US traders turning back to fields for...

After a government report sent US agriculture markets tumbling, projecting higher yields for the country's main crops than traders expected, grain-market watchers will be looking for a bit of ground truth. 

Bored by city lights, ex-teller banks on rugged farm life

Abdul Rahim Md Sharif, 29, finds a better life as a padi farmer in the sleepy fields of Kuala Selangor.

Global weather chaos is also shrivelling Asia’s crop production

Drought, and floods in some areas, have devastated the livelihoods of thousands of people.

Beijing says millions of tonnes of US soy shipped to China,...

China brought in 614,805 tonnes of soybeans from the United States in June, down 2.5% from June 2018 and down 37% from 977,024 tonnes in May.

Next big export to China: honey jackfruit and bird’s nests

Agriculture minister Salahuddin Ayub says procedures are being prepared, following successful exports of musang king durians and pineapples.

Perak govt offers evicted Chemor farmers alternative land

It says the farmers can rent land at a new location in Tanah Hitam, Chemor.

Sabah agricultural action plan to boost income of farmers, landowners

Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong says the plan will ensure no land is left idle.

Politicians in GLCs not political interference, says Mukhriz

They may have the expertise, says the Kedah MB.

Parang gang make off with 320 Boer goats worth RM300,000

Eight masked men armed with long machetes entered the farm at 10.30pm and took away all the animals in a lorry.

US and 15 others slam EU regulation of farm products at...

The US and 15 other countries criticise the EU for its 'hazard-based' approach to regulating pesticides and other 'critical tools' used by farmers that is damaging livelihoods worldwide.

Good times ahead for farmers in the north as NCER plans...

The Northern Corridor Economic Authority hopes to boost the income of farmers through various programmes, including high-technology farming.

French farmers seek a pistachio bonanza

It will take at least five years for Jean-Louis Joseph to harvest his first organic crop, but already the young trees are producing their distinctive bright red flowers.

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu a biologist by training receives the most votes beating out candidates from France and Georgia.

Feedlot’s new owner will repay govt loan, says Salleh

Dr Mahathir was told in November and prospective buyer is waiting for government approval says NFC boss.

Fraud reports vindicate Sabah’s guarana ban, says minister

State government will not allow guarana plantations for now, to protect farmers and guard against South American leaf blight.

Sabah stops Aussie cattle imports

Sabah agriculture minister Junz Wong says despite hundreds of millions of ringgit spent over the years, beef production in the state remains less than 25%.

Malaysia can’t win palm oil war, say experts

Instead Malaysia should make efforts to increase yields and extend life span of oil palm trees, they say.