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Ireland | 22 May 2017
Couple told to demolish house as farmer’s land was sterilised

A couple must demolish a house they built in "flagrant breach of the planning laws", a five-judge Supreme Court ruled. Plumber, Michael Murray, and his wife Rose, have a year to comply with the cou...


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USA | 22 May 2017
Record volume for US pork exports in March; beef exports remain strong

U.S. pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat...


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Japan | 22 May 2017
Japan to prune taxes in hopes of growing farm business

The Japanese government is moving to cut taxes on operators of high-tech indoor farms to encourage more businesses to enter the sector and turn "smart agriculture" into a growth industry. Under cur...


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China | 22 May 2017
Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections

China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year's more severe outbrea...


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USA | 22 May 2017
Got Milk? Too much of it, say U.S. dairy farmers

U.S. dairy farmers' big bet on global demand for milk is souring. The industry was in trouble long before a trade squabble with Canada last month that reduced demand for ultrafiltered milk, a chees...


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Ireland | 22 May 2017
How this Irish woman became the most successful cattle breeders without an acre

Milking cows by hand, feeding calves and making home-churned butter from the surplus milk are still cherished memories for Carmel Kelly of the origin of the Ricketstown Pedigree Shorthorn herd... one ...


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USA | 21 May 2017
NAFTA renegotiation puts agriculture groups on edge

As the Trump administration takes the initial steps toward renegotiating one of the country’s most influential and controversial trade deals, groups that represent farmers and ranchers are already wav...


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India | 20 May 2017
Agriculture sector needs evergreen revolution, Indian PM says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the vision of an 'evergreen revolution' in farm sector while exhorting the scientific and technological community to explore possibilities of creating ag...


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USA | 19 May 2017
Clarkson University gets $500K for agriculture research

Clarkson University is getting $500,000 in federal funding for agriculture research. U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement Wednesday. Clarkson University will ...


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China | 19 May 2017
China to invest millions in agriculture sector

Reuters report that the Agricultural Development Bank of China have agreed to loan at least 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) by 2020 for the modernisation of the agricultural sector. This money, used by...


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Malaysia | 19 May 2017
Malaysia's economy grows 5.6% in 1Q, driven by manufacturing & agriculture

The Malaysian economy grew at 5.6% in the first quarter of 2017, against 4.5% a year earlier, driven by the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia. ...


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India | 19 May 2017
State promoting aquaculture at the cost of agriculture

CPI(M) State secretary P. Madhu on Thursday said the State government was crippling paddy farming by allowing conversion of green fields into aqua ventures, thus creating environment disorders and soc...


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Australia | 19 May 2017
How miners turned to agriculture in the Hunter Valley, Australia

Two industries that have often found themselves at loggerheads are now finding ways to work together to get the most out of the land and turn a profit. As the mining boom draws to a close, coal min...


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Israel | 19 May 2017
Agriculture ‘the main pillar’ in India-Israel relations

From the blossoming mango orchards of Haryana state to the drip-irrigated vegetable nurseries of Gujarat state, Israeli agricultural know-how has become a staple resource on farms across the Indian su...


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Ireland | 18 May 2017
Global Dairy Trade continues to show positive trends

This week the Global Dairy Trade nudged upwards by 3.2pc, continuing an upward trajectory of the past five months. This week's auction results saw butter price the main mover, with prices up 11.2pc...


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New Zealand | 18 May 2017
Filipino dairy workers given path to residency

A visa scam in 2015 involving the dairy workers revealed a problem with some documents which exaggerated experience or qualifications. That would not be held against those workers still in New Zeal...


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USA | 18 May 2017
Pests and pathogens could cost agriculture billions

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday. The report, released by the Royal Botanic Ga...


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New Zealand | 18 May 2017
Charolais is champion but herefords take the money at 2017 Beef Expo

A charolais bull claimed the judging honours at this year's Beef Expo in Feilding but it was the hereford breeders who topped the sale. Eight breeds were represented at the event – charolais, heref...


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New Zealand | 18 May 2017
1400 immigrant workers employed on NZ's Southland's 900 dairy farms

More than 1400 immigrant workers are employed on Southland's 900 dairy farms, Venture Southland says. The figure has underlined how important the immigrants are to the dairy industry in Southland, ...


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France | 18 May 2017
Brexit: French farming leader calls for 'hard border' on island of Ireland

The president of a French farming union has called for the re-introduction of a hard border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland after Brexit. Christophe Hillairet expressed concern tha...


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USA | 17 May 2017
Census of Agriculture countdown begins for American ranchers, farmers

America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a recent U.S. Depart...


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India | 17 May 2017
Indian agriculture sector likely to seek more credit

Agriculture and Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to see higher credit off-take in Coimbatore district this financial year. According to the annual credit plan prepared...


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USA | 17 May 2017
Trump: Immigration crackdown won’t impact U.S. agriculture

President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials...


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China | 17 May 2017
China promises to spend $6.7bn to develop Nigeria’s agriculture

Zhao Linxiang, Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor, said that his country promised $6.7 billion to develop Nigeria’s agriculture through training of hundreds of Nigerians to achieve food suffici...


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USA | 17 May 2017
US family farmers facing worst financial stretch since the 1980s

Many family farmers in the United States are facing the worst combination of events since the "farm crisis" of the mid-1980s. After a relatively lengthy period of prosperity in the early part of th...


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Canada | 17 May 2017
Canada to keep revenue cap on rail grain shipments, farmers glad

The Canadian government said on Tuesday it planned to maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, a move farmers praised...


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Japan | 16 May 2017
Japanese agriculture firms attract young crops

University students and other young people are showing more interest in careers in agriculture, spurred by a recent increase in agricultural corporations, where even people who are not from farming fa...


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Canada | 16 May 2017
Dairy farmer arrested for allegedly spraying 12,000 litres of manure at union office

A man was arrested by police after 12,000 litres of liquid manure was sprayed outside the office of Quebec’s professional farmers’ union on Monday, police said. A 56-year-old man from Henryville, s...


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USA | 16 May 2017
Trump reassures farmers immigration crackdown not aimed at their workers

President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials...


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India | 16 May 2017
Tamil Nadu: Ignored farmer protests and the biggest drought in 140 years

Fifty years of his profession bore him and his family a home, enough food and decent means of livelihood, surrounded by five acres of farm land. Today, 70-year-old retired Joseph is struggling to cont...