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CHRISTMAS IS SHAPING up to be a merry one for local farmers. James Paul, chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), told the DAILY NATION that some farmers who were formerly out of production were back in business, while fruit and vegetable sales were also doing well. Livestock rearing had also increased. Stating it was too early to compare with last year, he reported that Christmas “is looking quite [good].” “I have not heard any reports from farmers that they cannot get rid of their produce, so things are looking very good and I would assume that as we get closer into the season that things will be really good,” he added. Paul was speaking just before the start of an open day at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) yesterday morning, held at its local office in Graeme Hall, Christ Church. The BAS head also revealed that poultry and egg sales were doing well, with the first-time possibility of “a glut of eggs”.