by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) May 15, 2012
Russia has exported 20 million tons of wheat since last July, making it the world's second biggest wheat exporter.
Acting First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov gave the figure to farming executives Saturday at a meeting in Krasnodar in southern Russia.
He also said the spring is good, the sowing campaign is ahead of schedule, and Russia is poised to take in 94 million tons of grain this summer. Tens of millions of tons will be exported, because the market is strong.
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Agricultural bacteria: Blowing in the wind
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2012
It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a less obvious, but still troubling, effect of wind: Not only can it carry away soil particles, but also the beneficial microbes that help build soil, detoxify contaminants, and recycle nutrients. Using a powerful DNA sequencing technique, called pyr ... read more
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