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Portland Farmers Urged to Increase Banana Production

Calling Farmers | March 2, 2015
Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier, is imploring farmers in Portland to reclaim their dominant position in banana production, as the country seeks to ramp up export of the crop to markets, such as the United Kingdom (UK).
Presenter: Anjuii James-Sawyers
Producer: Anjuii James-Sawyers
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Presenter: Twila Wheelan
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