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USA | 20 August 2017
Obama-era rules jeopardize California farming

While President Donald Trump has cut over 800 regulations during just his first six months in office, freeing up small businesses to grow and prosper, one California farmer is hoping that his administ...


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USA | 19 August 2017
E.P.A. promised ‘a new day’ for the agriculture industry, documents reveal

In the weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency decided to reject its own scientists’ advice to ban a potentially harmful pesticide, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s head, promised farming industry ...


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USA | 18 August 2017
Crop techniques impact farmers' harvest prep

Harvest season has already begun for Chad Bell of Mercer County. In late July, he cut his cereal rye, which he grew for the first time for seed. While others are just starting to prepare for corn a...


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USA | 18 August 2017
Farmers markets help entrepreneurs harvest success

When you hear “small business,” the first image is not likely a small farm. But, in fact, small farms are small businesses. Aug. 6-12 has been declared “National Farmers Market Week” by the U.S. De...


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Canada | 18 August 2017
After the fall harvest, Canadian farmers could face huge tax hit from new rules

The federal government’s proposed tax reform on private corporations unveiled in mid-summer has drawn furious reaction from doctors and other high-income professionals, but there’s another group in li...


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Korea, South | 18 August 2017
South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports

South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, allowing American farmers to resume sales to the Asian country that suffered an egg s...


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Australia | 18 August 2017
Farmers disappointed with Senate report on dairy industry

A long-awaited government review of how to fix the dairy industry's woes has left farmers feeling disappointed and dubious. Following last year's dairy crisis, the Senate Economics References Commi...


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Japan | 18 August 2017
Japan raises tariffs for beef imports, NZ to lose out to Australia

Japan will be a less lucrative beef market for New Zealand after it lifted its tariff rates on frozen product from 38.5 to 50 per cent. The rates were raised because of an increase in the amount of...


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Ireland | 17 August 2017
Could Irish dairy sector be hit by fraud and illegal activities?

Concerns over the potential for illegal activity in Ireland’s dairy sector have prompted a host of key government stakeholders to conduct a vulnerability analysis of the sector. The Food Safety Aut...


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USA | 17 August 2017
Northern California farmer who plowed wetlands is fined $1.1 million

A California farmer will pay $1.1 million for plowing federally protected wetlands and streams, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, closing a years-long legal battle that made him a rallying fig...


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Brazil | 17 August 2017
Brazil farmers run out of space as bumper crops pile up

At a warehouse in the heart of Brazil's agriculture sector, farmer Rafael Bilibio watches truck after truck line up to unload corn onto the ground outside the huge storage bins. His own corn, ready...


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France | 17 August 2017
About 200,000 contaminated eggs have been eaten, says French agriculture ministry

About 200,000 eggs contaminated with an insecticide have been eaten by French consumers, according to the French agriculture ministry on Friday. The first batch of about 200,000 eggs contaminated w...


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Canada | 17 August 2017
'Sustainable beef' coming to a supermarket near you

Steaks sold at your local grocery store could be labelled “sustainable beef” as early as next year as the Canadian beef industry comes to grips with consumer demands to know where their food comes fro...


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USA | 17 August 2017
From farm to tablet? How technology can help agriculture

Agriculture has been at the core of the evolution of human civilization, thriving alongside humanity. However, despite its crucial role, the agricultural industry has advanced at a slower pace as ...


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Philippines | 16 August 2017
Philippine agriculture grew 5.72% in first half of 2017

The agriculture sector expanded by 6.18 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, bringing the first-half growth to 5.72 percent, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. Va...


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Australia | 15 August 2017
Asian dairy boom herds New Zealand tourism against agriculture

New Zealand markets itself to international tourists as “100 per cent pure,” but a rapid expansion of its dairy industry is endangering its clean, green image. The shift threatens to pit the nation...


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China | 15 August 2017
Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. Factory farming of pou...


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South Africa | 15 August 2017
84,000 job losses in the SA agriculture sector

There have been 84 000 job cuts this past year in the agriculture sector according to a report by Agbiz. The Agribiz report shows that 44 000 jobs were lost in the first quarter and a further 40 00...


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Ireland | 15 August 2017
EU agriculture chief calls on UK to stay in customs union

Ireland’s EU commissioner has hit out at the UK’s “conflicting messages” over Brexit, saying London should consider staying in Europe’s customs union to reduce risks to trade and the Northern Irish pe...


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China | 15 August 2017
China’s love of US chicken feet proves a recipe for a perfect trade

Americans eat about 9bn chickens a year, but not the feet. Southern Chinese, on the other hand, import about 300,000 tonnes each year of the delicacy known to diners as "phoenix claws" and to the indu...


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USA | 15 August 2017
"Donald Trump is making American farming great again"

Donald Trump is often portrayed as the devil incarnate in global media with notable negative focus in Australia that borders on obsession and that’s not just fake news. But experienced Australian a...


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Netherlands | 14 August 2017
Dutch family farms teeter as a recall of tainted eggs widens

Diligent family farmers like Marjan van de Vis have made the Netherlands the global leader in egg exports. But now she, like many others, finds her livelihood threatened since using a local company th...


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Czech Republic | 14 August 2017
Farmers raise concerns about Serbian agriculture law

The Association of Farmers welcomed changes to restrict farmland sales to foreigners - which it demanded during protests in 2015 - but said it had not been consulted on the legal amendments which are ...


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Ireland | 14 August 2017
EU leaders under fire on Mercosur beef proposals

EU plans to negotiate on beef with the South American Mercosur bloc have prompted a backlash from MEPs and farmers’ groups. Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness (pictured) said that Brexit complicated ...


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USA | 14 August 2017
EBay's founder has a new idea: Build a dairy in Hawaii

If Pierre Omidyar gets his way, 699 dairy cows will soon enjoy a glorious view of the Pacific Ocean, framed by a pristine beach. Mr. Omidyar, the founder of eBay, wants to build a dairy farm on the...


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China | 14 August 2017
Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. Factory farming of pou...


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Canada | 14 August 2017
Alberta agriculture groups see opportunity to 'improve' NAFTA with start of talks

Several of Canada's most prominent agricultural organizations offered last-minute advice to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in Edmonton Friday, ahead of the first round of NAFTA talks, set ...


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Pakistan | 13 August 2017
Green revolution poised to boost agriculture production in Pakistan

A declining economy and growing food insecurity in the country, Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik has called for Green Revolution since one of the best solutions...


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Philippines | 12 August 2017
Philippines to cull 200K fowls as reports first case of avian flu

The Department of Agriculture (DA) ordered the slaughter of some 200,000 birds as Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced the country’s first avian flu case for the year. Tests done by the B...


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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). ...