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USA | 21 April 2018
I’m a farmer and Trump voter. Here’s how he can keep our support

My family has been farming Harrison County since 1840. For us, cattle farming is not an occupation—it’s a way of life. It requires early mornings, a strong back and—more than anything else—grit. An...


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Canada | 20 April 2018
Farmer pleads guilty to pesticide offence after fish kill

A Cornwall, P.E.I., farmer will be sentenced next week for an infraction under the Pesticide Control Act. Edwin Scott, 64, pleaded guilty Wednesday in court in Charlottetown. The court heard Sco...


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Australia | 20 April 2018
Australian farmer condemns govt's plans to invest money overseas

An emotional farmer has taken issue with the Australian government's plans to invest $146 million into training Vietnamese abattoir workers, claiming the money needs to be invested into the local econ...


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USA | 20 April 2018
8000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

Authorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization. The California Highway Patrol says the trailer is owne...


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Ireland | 20 April 2018
Irish calls for carbon tax on agriculture

Ireland’s Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a “leader in tackling climate change”, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and incre...


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USA | 20 April 2018
Sonny Perdue names ex-Senate colleague to an agriculture post in Rome

Former Senate president pro tem Tommie Williams, a Republican from Lyons, will serve as minister-counselor for agriculture in the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture i...


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Spain | 20 April 2018
Spanish agriculture is campaigning for the development of agricultural insurance

Spanish farmers and stockbreeders want the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to redirect its financial resources to a system of agricultural insurance. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports. Farmers fa...


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Netherlands | 19 April 2018
Wageningen University to develop Chinese agriculture and food research centre

Wageningen University is to to head the development of a new food and agriculture research centre east of Beijing, the Financieele Dagblad said on Monday. Wageningen’s chancellor Arthur Mol, who was p...


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Belarus | 19 April 2018
Moldova eager to borrow Belarus' best practices in agriculture

Moldova is interested in borrowing Belarus' best practices in agriculture, industry, and social sphere. Moldova President Igor Dodon made the statement during expanded-participation negotiations with ...


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India | 19 April 2018
Only Indian farmers prone to suicide, says agricultural expert

India is the only country where farmers commit suicide though it became self-sufficient in foodgrain production in 1977, according to agriculture expert R. Haley. He has urged agriculture minister V....


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Canada | 19 April 2018
Canadian Federation of Agriculture President weighs in on trade issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with hopes ...


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Vanuatu | 19 April 2018
Vanuatu signs on for EU assistance to agriculture chains

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has been in Brussels where he signed the Vanuatu Value Chain Programme agreement with the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimic...


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USA | 19 April 2018
Future of American agriculture depends on 2018 farm bill

There hasn’t been a more tumultuous time for the American family farmer in forty years. Escalating tensions between the U.S. a...


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USA | 18 April 2018
A US farmer talks about Trump, tariffs and soyabeans

FT journalist Patti Waldmeir asks farmer Bob Stewart about China's proposed tariffs on US soyabeans in retaliation to US president Donald Trump's tarrifs on Chinese products.


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USA | 18 April 2018
Farm exports: A starring role in US agriculture's profitability

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue likes to tell people that he’s a "grow it and sell it kind of guy" who is always on the lookout for opportunities to do so. Increasingly, that means understanding wo...


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Thailand | 18 April 2018
Thailand's agriculture ministry to organise National Farmers Forum at SIMA ASEAN

Thailand's ministry of agriculture and cooperatives said it would organise the National Farmers Forum at SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2018 between 6 June - 8 June The event will be held at the IMPACT Exhibi...


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Russian Federation | 18 April 2018
Korea-Russia to boost private-led agriculture biz cooperation

Agriculture companies of South Korea and Russia will meet in Vladivostok this week to discuss partnership and investment opportunities in the Far Eastern region of Russia. Korea’s Ministry of Agri...


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USA | 18 April 2018
Tariffs’ impact on U.S. agriculture must be considered

Any effort to impose tariffs on Chinese imports by the U.S. runs the risk of retaliatory measures against the nearly $20 billion in agricultural products U.S. farmers and ranchers sent to China in 201...


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Brazil | 18 April 2018
Impacts of agriculture on Brazil's Cerrado region

Brazil’s Cerrado region is incredibly biodiverse, supporting more than 10,000 plant species, 900 birds, and 300 mammals. But it has long been overlooked by scientists and environmentalists alike, and ...


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Afghanistan | 17 April 2018
Afghanistan: Ex-agriculture official gets sent to jail for 5 years

The Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC)’s primary court in on Monday sentenced a former agriculture development fund employee to five years in jail with a 28 million afghanis fine over forg...


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USA | 17 April 2018
Arkansas Agriculture Department urges response to census of agriculture

The Arkansas Agriculture Department joins the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in urging Arkansas agricultural producers to respond to the United States Census of Agriculture by April 30...


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USA | 17 April 2018
Farm experts troubled by Indiana's GOP Senate candidates' tariff talk

Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with China, even as economists and agriculture experts warn that a trade war woul...


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USA | 17 April 2018
Urban American millennials go to farmer school

Doug Fabbioli is concerned about the future of the rural economy, as urban sprawl expands from metropolitan areas into farm fields and pastureland. The Virginia winery owner decided to be part of the ...


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Nigeria | 17 April 2018
Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders. Another shows men armed with...


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USA | 17 April 2018
Detroit mobile farm extends growing season year-round

Detroit’s burgeoning urban farming scene has an obvious downside: the growing season isn’t that long. But a local social services agency and a group of ambitious Ford Motor Co. employees may have f...


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China | 16 April 2018
Chinese farmer kills three then takes his own life in dramatic village shooting

A farmer in northeastern China shot dead three villagers then killed himself while being besieged by police, authorities in Shenyang said. Qi Zuojun, 54, reportedly killed a neighbour, 23, a villa...


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USA | 16 April 2018
House Republicans propose food stamp changes for Farm Bill

Republicans on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called for changes to the government’s food assistance program for the poor, in a package of long-awaited proposals for the next U.S. Fa...


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USA | 16 April 2018
More than 200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina. The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that egg...


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USA | 16 April 2018
Farm state Republicans push Trump on trade concerns

Republicans from a series of key states with large agriculture and livestock industries pushed President Donald Trump on Thursday to address their concerns with his recent trade rhetoric, seeking conc...


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China | 16 April 2018
Why China's soybean tariffs matter in US

China’s plan to levy a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans may come as something of a surprise to most Americans. But to a professor of agricultural economics who studies international commo...




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