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Pakistan Rains Delay Harvest

03 May 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

PAKISTAN - Rains in the second half of the April have delayed wheat harvesting and government procurements in Punjab. In Sindh province, government wheat procurement has already started.

Pakistan is negotiating with Iran on a possible barter trade deal to export wheat. The quantity and price of the traded commodities along with other modalities of the barter deal are still being worked out.

Rice farmers are optimistic that adequate moisture and favorable sowing conditions due to recent rains will help the nursery sowing and subsequent transplanting of the crop in the field. Post reports no changes in the PSD data.

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May 2012

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