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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Namibia: Foreigners Own 1.4 Million Hectares of Farmland - allAfrica.com

Namibia: Foreigners Own 1.4 Million Hectares of Farmland - allAfrica.com: A total of 281 foreign nationals own 1.4 million hectares of agricultural land in Namibia, Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma revealed last week.

Responding to questions posed by DTA president McHenry Venaani in the National Assembly, Nujoma said of the 281 foreign nationals some own land in partnership with Namibians.

Yesterday, Venaani told reporters he would petition President Hage Geingob in an open letter on the issue, adding that the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) cannot be implemented while farmland remains in the hands of foreigners.

U.K. Farmland’s Bull Run Is Over After Brexit Puts Subsidies in Doubt | Agweb.com

U.K. Farmland’s Bull Run Is Over After Brexit Puts Subsidies in Doubt | Agweb.com: U.K. farmland, which for years has rivaled gold as a place for investors to park money in, is starting to lose its allure because of Brexit.

Farmland prices, which began falling in late 2015, should drop or at best stagnate in the next six to 12 months on concern about the industry’s future as the U.K. prepares to exit the European Union, said Simon Gooderham, who focuses on rural property at estate agent Cheffins. Many won’t risk buying land due to uncertainty over trade and EU subsidies farmers depend on, he said.

Northwestern Arizona sees depleting aquifers due to farms - Story

Northwestern Arizona sees depleting aquifers due to farms - Story: Officials say northwestern Arizona is seeing depleting aquifers due to growth and water use by farming operations.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports�Arizona Department of Water Resources said last week established farming operations are having a huge impact on the water supply in Mohave County.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are weaker as a weather system moves across the northern portion of the Midwest. Technical follow through selling continues to provide pressure on prices. Crude oil is lower while the US Dollar is higher creating further headwinds for the grain traders.