Farminguk
19 March 2019 | Online since 2003

Agricultural news from around the world


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 19 March 2019
China could triple buying of US farm products, Perdue says

China could as much as triple its purchases of American farm goods as part of a trade deal between the nations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. When compared with the nation’s buying ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Ireland | 18 March 2019
UK no-deal Brexit tariffs a ‘potential disaster’ for Irish farming

It’s not good, no matter who you ask: the UK’s decision to impose tariffs on agricultural goods between the UK and Ireland under a no-deal Brexit is either a “defining moment,” or it’s a “potential di...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 14 March 2019
Farmers slam Trump 2020 budget plan that includes deep cuts to subsidies

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget plan to slash federal funding for farm subsidies and other safety net programs for agricultural producers is getting criticized by farmers who say they are already...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Japan | 13 March 2019
How urban farming is helping to feed Tokyo

Japan currently produces just over a third of the food consumed at home. But it's hoping to raise its food self-sufficiency rate to 45%. It’s a challenging task because the number of full-time farmers...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Canada | 12 March 2019
Canadian farms are getting safer — but not fast enough

Farms across Canada are becoming safer, but danger still abounds. “We are seeing fewer entanglement injuries and fewer deaths from rollovers — that’s where the big gains are on the technology and e...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Spain | 11 March 2019
‘Terrified’ produce growers in southern Spain brace for Brexit pain

Farmers in Spain are concerned that Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could have a huge impact on their business. Spain’s south-eastern Almería province used to be so parched an...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 8 March 2019
China’s shopping list in America has these farm goods at the top

President Donald Trump says he’s asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products in what could be a huge blessing for American farmers. But how will global trade flows chan...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 7 March 2019
'We need it now': U.S. farm country pins hopes on China trade deal

Corn and soybean farmer Lorenda Overman from North Carolina has been selling her crops at a loss and delaying paychecks to her workers since the U.S. trade war with China tanked agriculture prices, an...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
South Africa | 6 March 2019
Farming boosts South Africa's fourth-quarter GDP growth

South Africa’s economy expanded in the final quarter of last year helped by growth in agriculture and manufacturing, data showed on Tuesday, a boost for President Cyril Ramaphosa who has pledged to re...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Japan | 5 March 2019
Japanese farmer interrogated over export of Wagyu sperm to China

Police in Japan have questioned a farmer as part of a widening investigation into the illegal sale and smuggling of sperm and fertilised eggs from the nation’s prized “wagyu” beef cattle to China. ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 4 March 2019
China reportedly offering to lower tariffs on US farm products

China is offering to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical, auto and other products as part of a trade deal that is nearing completion, a new report says. The Wall Street Journal in that report Sund...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Australia | 1 March 2019
Flood-ravaged Queensland cattle industry to get help from new recovery agency

The Federal Government has established a new agency to help the industry recover from the devastating north Queensland floods, thought to have killed about half a million head of livestock. The Nor...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
France | 28 February 2019
EU farming 'under threat' and needs big budget, says Macron

European Union agriculture is being threatened by internal divisions and rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food q...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 27 February 2019
Does the U.S. have record bankruptcies in farm country?

President Donald Trump’s re-election prospects for 2020 may depend on how well the economy is performing a year from now. A former Democratic senator from North Dakota says warning signs from farm cou...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
France | 26 February 2019
Analysis: Is French farming doomed?

The number of French farms has been on the decline for decades as the farmers that remain struggle to make a living. Columnist John Lichfield explores whether agriculture in France will ever return to...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Singapore | 25 February 2019
Singapore's farming revival: 'Tech is the only way to go'

Singapore’s agriculture sector is no longer what it once was. But far from being a sunset industry facing obsolescence, the sector is actually in the midst of a rejuvenation, fuelled by cutting-edg...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 23 February 2019
American agriculture companies are sounding the alarm on Trump’s trade war

Seven months into a trade war between Washington and Beijing, the US agriculture sector is in jeopardy. Tit-for-tat tariffs between the largest economies have lowered commodity prices and handed ma...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Pakistan | 22 February 2019
Olive farming gets boost with arrival of 100,000 plants from Spain

Olive farming in Pakistan has received a strong boost with the arrival of 100,000 olive plants from Spain and Turkey. The move is part of a project to promote cultivation of olive on commercial bas...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 21 February 2019
These American presidents were farmers and ranchers at heart

The men who have held the country's highest office have hailed from backgrounds as diverse as the country they governed. Occupations held by U.S. presidents include school teacher, lawyer, soldier, ta...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Tanzania | 20 February 2019
Tanzanian govt to spend $4.3m for oil palm farming

Tanzania has set aside $4.3 million (R60mn) to boost cultivation of oil palm as part of its strategy to end the importation of edible oils, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Monday. Majaliwa ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
New Zealand | 19 February 2019
New Zealand farming company fined $116,000 for pollution offences

A Waikato farming company says it was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading infrastructure when inspectors found paddocks covered in overflowing dairy effluent. Nagra Farms Limited an...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Australia | 18 February 2019
Woolworths axes $1-a-litre milk after mounting pressure from farmers

Woolworths will stop selling milk for $1 a litre, bumping up the price by 10 cents with the increase to go to struggling dairy farmers. Woolworths-branded two and three litres bottles will sell for...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
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....


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Zimbabwe | 14 February 2019
Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe's erratic harvests cause farmers to struggle

Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specializes in beef livestock. The district agronomist -- plants specialis...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Russia | 13 February 2019
Russian iFarm secures $1m to take urban farming solutions to next level

Moscow-based iFarm Project has raised a $1 million round led by Gagarin Capital in support of their urban farming technologies. The iFarm Project’s fully automated vertical farms and year-round greenh...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
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...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Japan | 11 February 2019
Mum-friendly tomato farm bears more than just fruit

Mothers raising young children are often shunned by Japan Inc. due to company concerns of the interference of family commitments. One young entrepreneur, however, has created an alternative for workin...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Mexico | 9 February 2019
Keeping Aztec farming traditions alive in Mexico

Pedro Capultitla remembers when he was a child, running through his family's black pastures, a string in hand and a kite gliding above. Canals, canoes and native flora surrounded the ancient patch of ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
France | 8 February 2019
Monsanto versus farmer battle goes into 4th judicial round

A 12-year-old judicial battle pitting a cereal farmer against Monsanto, the biotech giant, goes to a fourth round Wednesday before the French courts. Farmer Paul Francois won his initial case in 20...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
France | 7 February 2019
Paul François, the French farmer taking on Monsanto

Paul François, a farmer from France’s rural Charente region, is seeking more than €1 million in damages from Monsanto, arguing that use of the company’s Lasso weed killer has left him disabled. Pau...




Trending Now

World News