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Japan | 24 August 2018
Drones offer high-tech help to Japan's ageing farmers

The next generation farmhand in Japan’s ageing rural heartland may be a drone. For several months, developers and farmers in northeast Japan have been testing a new drone that can hover above paddy...


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South Africa | 24 August 2018
South Africa rejects Donald Trump's tweet on farmer killings

South Africa has accused US President Donald Trump of seeking to sow division after his tweet referring to the "large-scale killing of farmers". He said he had asked his secretary of state to look ...


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USA | 24 August 2018
Area farmers sound off to U.S. agriculture secretary on visas, tariffs

Mexican music graced the air in the barn at the Altobelli Family where workers sorted the sweet corn crop. The music was turned off by the time U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue arrived for ...


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France | 23 August 2018
French farmer dies after being stung by Asian hornet

Patrick Dupont, 58, from the town of Douai in the Nord department of northern France, suffered an anaphylactic shock from the sting of the Asian hornet. The farmer was driving home after a walk whe...


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Mexico | 23 August 2018
VW weather-altering tech causes storm for Mexico's farmers

Volkswagen is reversing course on the use of controversial weather-altering technology at a major Mexican car plant after local farmers complained that the system caused drought by preventing rainfall...


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Australia | 23 August 2018
Australian dairy farmer says industry is facing a ‘real threat’

With 100 per cent of New South Wales and 60 per cent of Queensland now in drought, struggling farmers need the nation’s help. “Drought, awful gate prices, ridiculous red tape clearing laws, water m...


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South Africa | 23 August 2018
Land seizure crisis: Bank warns of default over white-farm land grabs

Bosses said the government's new decree on land reform could trigger defaults that would cost the economy £2.2bn if the bank’s rights as a creditor are not protected. Land Bank is an agricultural b...


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India | 23 August 2018
Women in Punjab village say no to 'cancerous farming'

Amarjit Kaur gets out of bed on her tiptoes early morning while it is still dark and the rest of her family is in deep slumber. She quickly fetches a sprinkler kept outside her house to water her smal...


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Guatemala | 23 August 2018
Carbon impact of ancient Maya farming may still be felt

Soils, especially those in tropical forests, play an important role in absorbing carbon and keeping it out of the atmosphere; the world’s soil currently holds about twice as much carbon as the air. ...


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USA | 22 August 2018
Could Monsanto’s $289 million court loss hurt agriculture?

Last Friday’s Wall Street Journal published an editorial describing how plaintiffs’ lawyers used junk science to persuade a California jury that a school groundskeeper was ‘exposed’ to glyphosate, and...


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China | 22 August 2018
The farmer who changed China forever

From the moment you arrive in Xiaogang, you know it’s different from other Chinese villages. Along Friendship Avenue — the main street — sits a grand seven-story hotel, a spacious bus terminal, and a ...


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Netherlands | 22 August 2018
Dutch farmer’s son dies after being attacked by a cow

A seven year-old boy died on Monday after being attacked by a cow on a campsite on a farm in Zeeland, Dutch media report. The incident happened as the cow was being led from one field to another. Acco...


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USA | 22 August 2018
US drops agriculture demand from NAFTA talks - Mexico farm lobby

The United States has dropped a contentious demand from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to impose restrictions on Mexican agricultural exports, Mexico’s top farm lobby sai...


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USA | 22 August 2018
California rancher lists farm house for $5million - a whopping 125 times the $40,000 he paid for it in 1971

A California rancher has listed the farm house and ranch he bought 47 years ago for an astounding increase in price. Mark Pasternak, of Marin County, just placed his 65-acre specialty meat ranch on...


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South Africa | 22 August 2018
South Africa farm seizures 'could become next Zimbabwe', warns expert

Tensions among South Africa’s white farming community are threatening to reach breaking point, particularly since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year. On July 31, President Cyril Rama...


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USA | 22 August 2018
Their dad killed himself on the farm where he was born. They hope his story will save others

Her father worked the harvest every year from age 11 and was the strongest man she ever knew. When she was in high school, he once caught his foot in an auger, a long tube of a machine that pulls cut ...


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Finland | 21 August 2018
Finland wants to help its agriculture but no long-term consensus

Discussion about the ways of helping Finland's agriculture sector is heating up in the Nordic country, but there is no long-term consensus. While the plight of Finnish farmers in the wake of a reco...


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Netherlands | 21 August 2018
Beladon creates the first ever ‘floating farm’ in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is now a pilot city for the world’s first ever floating farm, built by property company Beladon. The offshore farm has been built in the centre of Merwehaven harbour and will be facilitat...


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South Africa | 21 August 2018
South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targ...


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Australia | 21 August 2018
Australian farming sector holding up, despite ongoing drought

Drought in New South Wales and Queensland is becoming increasingly severe but overall, Australia’s farming sector is holding up well, Growth Farms Australia confirms. Growth Farms Australia managin...


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USA | 21 August 2018
Farmers urged to fight food scaremongering on social media

Farmers and scientists need to use the tools of social media to far greater effect to counter myths being spread about food production and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used in farming. Tha...


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Australia | 21 August 2018
Farming family set to earn life-changing millions for land bought for $870

Three brothers could make $50 million when they sell their dairy farm in Mickleham, bought by their late parents 83 years ago for just $870. It’s the kind of money that property moguls and investor...


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China | 20 August 2018
China's Agriculture Ministry says 88 hogs die from African swine fever in Jiangsu

China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday (Aug 19) 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the city of Lianyungang, in eastern China's Jiangsu province, as the highly contagious disease cont...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Cannabis is helping bio-pesticides gain ground in US agriculture

As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more 'mainstream' agriculture. With more states enacting medicinal and adult recreational cannabis ...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Deere upbeat over US farm economy

Deere & Co offered an optimistic forecast for the US farm economy on Friday amid an escalating tariff war with China and other big trade partners as its quarterly profit missed estimates on higher raw...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Two-year-old boy dies in farm accident in US

A 2-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic accident at a farm in Minnesota. The accident was reported at 2 p.m. Sunday at a farm in southeast Roseland Township, about 14 miles south of Willmar. ...


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France | 20 August 2018
French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil. Welcome to the Hundr...


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New Zealand | 20 August 2018
Farming secrets from New Zealand to future-proof UAE food demand

A global race to secure the UAE’s food economy is under way as ministers extend their search to New Zealand for future-proof farming alternatives. The role of key trading partners and technology ha...


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USA | 19 August 2018
Trump quietly OK’s bioengineered farming on wildlife refuges

When you think about America’s wildlife refuges, a lush rolling mountain range or untrammeled wetland preserve might come to mind—not a field clouded with industrial weedkillers. There’s a good reason...


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USA | 18 August 2018
This candidate’s farming roots grow into a Florida political machine

In the first ad of his campaign for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam walked through a horse stable and tossed a bale of hay onto a flatbed. “I know what it’s like to sweat for your pa...




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