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Germany | 15 February 2019
Bavaria campaigners abuzz as bees petition forces farming changes

A petition in Bavaria on preserving species diversity, popularly known as the “save the bees” campaign, has garnered sufficient support to enforce significant changes to the state’s farming practices....


Germany | 12 February 2019
Bavarians vote to save bugs and birds—and change farming

For the past 11 days Bavarians have been standing in lines, sometimes quite long ones, to sign a petition designed to save bees, other bugs, and the birds that eat them. Weeks before carnival festi...


Germany | 9 January 2019
Europe's farmers face a generational crisis as young desert the land

When Henk Blok outlines the regions where he has worked over the past 40 years, you would never guess that his adult life has been spent farming. From the US to the former East Germany, Russia, Kazakh...


Germany | 29 October 2018
Climate inaction violates our rights, say German organic farmers

Environmental activists Greenpeace have teamed up with three families to sue the German government with the aim of forcing it to meet climate protection goals earlier than it had planned, magazine Der...


Germany | 19 September 2018
German farmer faces jail over giant manure swastika

A German farmer faces prosecution for drawing a big swastika in liquid manure in a field in Bavaria. Pilots spotted the forbidden Nazi symbol and photos of it were distributed on social media. The ...


Germany | 13 September 2018
German cows die after being freed from organic farm

At least four cows have died and many more are injured after unknown assailants trespassed on an organic farm and released the cattle from their pens in the German state of Brandenburg, the Berliner Z...


Germany | 12 September 2018
Germany's farmers feel the heat of climate change

German farmers are no strangers to the elements, but this summer has brought home the realities of climate change, and the need to start adapting. How can farmers adapt to the changing conditions? ...


Germany | 7 August 2018
Germany seeks tax deal for farmers

Germany is waiting for the European Commission to rule on whether its farmers can get income tax relief to help offset the effects of drought on this year's harvest, weekly magazine 'WirtschaftsWoche'...


Germany | 2 August 2018
The heat in Germany will do more damage to agriculture than expected

A new interim evaluation of the quantity of the grain harvest in Germany has shown that the effects of heat are much more serious than expected by the farmers, reports the German TV channel N-TV on 1 ...


Germany | 1 August 2018
No immediate federal help for drought-hit German farmers

The unrelenting dry spell and heat wave currently bringing 30-degree-plus temperatures (86 Fahrenheit) to Germany has had severe consequences for farmers in the country's north. But they cannot expect...


Germany | 31 July 2018
How the heat is affecting German agriculture

The heatwave gripping northern Europe may soon be gripping Teutonic wallets as well. German farming associations expect losses in the millions, and towns and villages will also have to dig deep to mai...


Germany | 30 July 2018
German farmers seek 1 billion euros in drought aid - report

Farmers in Germany need special aid of around 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) because of damage to harvests caused by drought and heatwave, the head of German farming association DBV said on Monday. ...


Germany | 30 July 2018
German farmer awarded £687000 for ancient Roman find

A German court has ruled that authorities must pay a farmer 773,000 euro (£687,000) for a bronze horse’s head dating back to Roman times found on his land in 2009. The head, part of a statue of the...


Germany | 7 June 2018
Train kills 45 sheep after crashing into flock in Germany

A train has crashed into a flock of sheep in south west Germany leaving 45 of the animals dead, police have said. The four passengers and the driver of the train in Konstanz, on the Swiss border, w...


Germany | 3 May 2018
'CAP must be protected': Creed meets German Minister for Agriculture

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed today met with his German counterpart – Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klockner – in Berlin. In his first formal engage...


Germany | 13 March 2018
Germany sets aside €20m for agriculture

Germany has set aside about €20 million to boost agriculture productivity among small-scale farmers and to support other agricultural projects. In an interview recently, German Ambassador to Zambia...


Germany | 6 February 2018
Berlin urban farm-in-a-box raises $25 million for European expansion

Berlin-based urban farming start-up Infarm has raised $25 million to expand its indoor growing system - a soil-less technology better known for furtively growing marijuana - into major supermarket cha...


Germany | 19 January 2018
German farm minister sees no timetable for end to glyphosate use

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on Thursday he could see no set date for an end to use of the controversial weed-killer glyphosate in Germany. Schmidt caused international contro...


Germany | 16 December 2017
Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year's climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts ...


Germany | 5 December 2017
Totally nude German farmers flash everything in naked calendar

The stunning farm hands are seen in a variety of poses to illustrate the months of January to December, including straddling various tractors and pitchforking a field while bare-breasted. It was wa...


Germany | 24 November 2017
Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm

Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Th...


Germany | 16 November 2017
UN talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

U.N. climate talks in Bonn broke a long stalemate on agriculture this week, an important step which is expected to lead to wiser and better-funded government policies to help farmers, negotiators and ...


Germany | 14 November 2017
Agriculture can rein in emissions 'immediately', says UN

The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil fuel-guzzling energy and transport sectors to decarbonise before global warming spirals out of control, th...


Germany | 26 October 2017
Bayer pharma growth tempered by weak agriculture

Germany's Bayer, which is buying U.S. seeds company Monsanto, posted a 4 percent gain in quarterly underlying core earnings on growth in pharmaceutical sales but held back by weak consumer healthcare ...


Germany | 21 September 2017
Bayer dismisses antitrust concerns about digital farming

Bayer (BAYGn.DE) said it was unable to propose the sale of any digital farming assets to allay EU concerns about its planned $66 billion takeover of Monsanto (MON.N). The European Commission last m...


Germany | 25 August 2017
German firm bets big on future of Indian agriculture

CLAAS, the €4-billion German manufacturer of agri machinery, has been in the middle of that change and is working with thousands of farmers across the country. Their 52 dealers lease CLAAS machines to...


Germany | 11 August 2017
Germany trains 230,000 farmers in Nigeria, others

German Development Agency (GIZ) has trained 230,000 small farmers in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon. The farmers were trained under its Farmer Business School training (FBS). ...


Germany | 9 August 2017
German agriculture minister: Eggs scandal is a 'criminal' case

Germany's agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was “criminal”, as authorities in several European countries continued ...


Germany | 25 July 2017
Germans ditch pork as Vaterland goes veggie

The nation that gave the world Bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and filling its plates with more veggie concoctions instead. Germans last year consumed the small...


Germany | 24 July 2017
German milk price doesn't add up

Production costs in the German dairy sector are far outstripping what milk producers are being paid. The sector has become an economic focus for the country, as the German Office for Agriculture an...



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