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Johanns resigns as U.S. agriculture sec'y, eyes Senate race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns resigned after nearly three years in office on Thursday, clearing the way to run for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, where he was a popular two-term governor.

UPM to make agriculture courses more glamorous

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is working towards transforming agriculture into a glamorous field so that graduates with agriculture degrees are recognised as professionals just like doctors and lawyers.

Focus on private sector investment in agriculture

KUCHING: Sarawak will encourage more private sector investment in agriculture as part of efforts to achieve its target of becoming a net food exporter by 2030.

Agriculture pays, youths told

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Youths in Johor should venture into the agriculture sector as this is a lucrative form of business, said Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

Sarawak pushes for agriculture

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to harness the potential of its agriculture resources so that the state can become a net exporter of produce and products that meet the needs of the domestic and global markets.

Positive outlook for agriculture sector

KUALA LUMPUR: The outlook for the agriculture sector in 2016 is positive and promising, with rising demands for local and export market, especially for the agro-food sector.

Johor government plans go big on agriculture and food production over the next five years

KLUANG: Johor government is aiming to expand agriculture and food production in the state and turning it into a major industry in the next five years.

Agriculture wrongly perceived

THERE is a need to change the perception that agriculture-related jobs are third class professions, said the Perak Agriculture Graduates Asso-ciation chairman Nasir Ismail.

Agriculture setback in WTO

Last week's meeting on agriculture was supposed to advance the World Trade Organisation's progress towards a July framework agreement. But there was a setback, with key countries further apart than they seemed to be just two weeks ago. This may also sour the mood for negotiations on other issues.

Taib: Agriculture workers need relevant training

Sarawak's efforts to modernise the agriculture sector require appropriate training for its workers, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.