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Crop Industry News: Jamaica

31 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Jamaica US Rice Losses Market Share to Guyana, Suriname
JAMAICA - In 2013 no US paddy rice was imported into Jamaica- the first time in recent history. Trade sources say that this is due to quality and pricing concerns....
05 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaicans Asked to Eat Local
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
13 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Massive Cane Replanting Programme Underway
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has embarked on a massive cane planting and replanting exercise to expand local sugar cane production to some 1.4 million tonnes by 2018....
10 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaican Government Reaffirms Commitment to Sugar Industry
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, says the government remains committed to the continued strengthening of Jamaica’s sugar industry through the implementation of several...
22 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Government to Reduce Food Import Bill
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be pursuing initiatives aimed at enhancing Jamaica’s food security and reducing the country's annual food import bill of US$1 billion....
Crop Industry News from Jamaica $2.1 Billion for Infrastructure Projects in Sugarcane Belts
JAMAICA - The Sugar Transformation Unit is to receive $2.1 billion, as the Government sustains its thrust to develop a sustainable private sector-led cane industry by 2015....
19 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Irrigation Project Funding to Help Farmers
JAMAICA - Farmers will receive more assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries this year, through an allocation of $127.4 million, which has been earmarked to improve irrigation...
12 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Sorghum Production Will 'Reduce Import Bill'
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the production of sorghum in Jamaica augurs well for the future of the agriculture industry. He said that large scale...
17 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Jamaica JBG to Grow Corn on 1,700-acre Property
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broiler Group (JBG) is producing corn for its own use and will likely operate the farm itself, said Ian Parsard, senior vice-president for operations and finance....
06 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Minister Calls for Increased Sugar Production
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honorable Roger Clarke, says despite the expected downturn in the sugar industry, due to the passage of Hurricane Sandy, stakeholders must rely...
01 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Assistance of $200 Million for Farmers Hit by Hurricane Sandy
JAMAICA - 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...
30 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Hurricane Sandy Could Cost Jamaica $1 Billion
JAMAICA - Around 11,000 farmers are thought to have been affected by Hurricane Sandy as it swept through Jamaica last week....
16 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Support for Farmers Through More Consumption of Local Produce
JAMAICA - 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. ...
04 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Plan to Reduce Rice Imports by 2015
JAMAICA - Jamaica plans to reduce its rice imports by fifteen per cent at the end of 2015....
06 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Rush for Jamaica Cane Lands
JAMAICA - Encouraged by improved sugar prices, cane farmers in Westmoreland and Hanover, Jamaica, have embarked on a massive drive to get idle lands suitable for sugar cane cultivation. ...
13 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Tax on Imported Food Will Benefit Farmers
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the government’s new tax package targeting imported food items will benefit the Jamaican farmer and the local agricultural...
01 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Agriculture Grows Despite Drought
JAMAICA - Jamaica's agriculture sector showed growth in the fourth quarter of 2009, despite the protracted drought and difficult economic situation....
07 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Receives J$35m Agricultural Support from Spain
The Jamaican government has received J$35 million (£248,000) in funding from the Spanish government to finance the construction of two greenhouses to explore crop varieties....
29 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Broilers Refinances Debt
JAMAICA - On 27 July, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited (JBG) signed off on an agreement with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) for a US$7 million loan to fund its operations and replace...
09 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Jamaica JBG Reports Strong Return on Ethanol Investment
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) made $828 million in net profit for the fiscal year 2009 which ended 2 May, or an increase of 11.8 per cent year over year, while its ethanol division earned...
12 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica to Develop Biodiesel
JAMAICA - The Jamaican Ministry of Energy is to introduce a blend of motorgrade diesel fuel made from locally grown plants such as castor beans and jatropha. ...
03 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Broilers Closes Ethanol Plant
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers has temporarily closed its ethanol plant to carry out essential maintenance, according to the company's new president and CEO, Christopher Levy....
08 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Broilers to Triple Capacity at Co-generation Plant
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers Group has a plan to triple capacity at its power co-generation plant in St Catherine, with targeted investment of $4 million to $5 million (J$312 million to J$390 million)....
26 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica JB Group Presses Ahead with Expansion
JAMAICA - The Jamaica Broilers Group is to press ahead with a J$1.1-billion plan to double the size of its 60-million gallon ethanol-processing plant, despite a fall in the price of ethanol in...
03 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica PCJ Moves on with Biodiesel Project
JAMAICA - The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has started testing the oil produced from the castor oil beans planted earlier this year and harvested in July....
25 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Broilers Ethanol To Double Capacity
Jamaica Broilers Ethanol Limited, a subsidiary of the Robert Levy and R Danny Williams controlled Jamaica Broilers Group, Limited will be spending $15 million (J$1billion) to expand its ethanol...
11 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Jamaica Responds to the Rising Food Prices
JAMAICA - According to the Jamaica Gleaner, as the prices of commodities, including oil, skyrocket, the United Nations FAO has classified 36 countries in a state of crisis, most of them being...
07 January 2008
Crop Industry News from Jamaica Bread price rises again
JAMAICA - Consumers are to face another steep increase in the cost of baked products tomorrow as a result of a further 22 per cent addition to the cost of bakery flour and related goods....

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