Farmers cheer as Vietnam inks deal to export straw to Japan for cow feed

Rice straw, which is usually treated as waste and burned after each harvest in Vietnam, will become a valuable export product for the country next year.
A new agreement signed on 18 November in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho allows the state-owned Song Hau Collective Farm to sell straw from the coming winter-spring crop to the Japan Beef Import Export Association for cow feed production.