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Korea, North | 27 December 2018
North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages

North Korea has acknowledged "drawbacks" in its agricultural sector this year, echoing UN reports of declining crop yields in a country that remains heavily reliant on food imports and aid. Agricul...


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China | 26 December 2018
Across China: Japanese man promotes green farming in China

For Kawasaki Hiroto, a 72-year-old Japanese agricultural expert, promoting organic farming in China has become a lifelong pursuit. "Prepare a grave for me here in China, this is where I'll work til...


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India | 24 December 2018
High debt isn't driving Indian farmers to suicide

It’s election season in India and the money is flowing. Governments in many states have begun waiving tens of millions of dollars’ worth of loans to poor farmers in an effort to buy their loyalty. The...


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Australia | 21 December 2018
More than $1m in lost wages recovered for 2500 fruit farm workers

More than $1m in lost wages have been recovered for 2,500 workers after a major investigation uncovered widespread problems on fruit and vegetable farms. The Fair Work ombudsman’s Harvest Trail inq...


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USA | 20 December 2018
Trump approves second round of aid payments for trade war stricken farmers

President Donald Trump on Monday said he authorized a second round of payments from an aid package of up to $12 billion designed to help farmers stung by the U.S. trade war with China, billing it as a...


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India | 19 December 2018
India's Gandhi ratchets up pressure on PM Modi to waive farm loans

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to write off farm loans to help growers reeling from lower food prices, ratcheting up demands for debt write-offs ...


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Nigeria | 18 December 2018
Farmer-herder clashes kill 3600 in Nigeria

Clashes in Nigeria between farmers and semi-nomadic herders have killed more than 3,600 people since 2016, according to Amnesty International. In a report released on Monday, the human rights group...


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USA | 17 December 2018
Hemp industry expected to blossom under new Farm Bill

The U.S. hemp industry is expecting business to expand and investors to beckon after Congress on Wednesday passed farm legislation that included a provision to legalize and regulate the plant under th...


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South Africa | 16 December 2018
Trump's tweet on land seizures, 'killing of farmers' angers South Africa

US President Donald Trump has said he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African "land and farm seizures" and "killing of farmers", prompting Pretoria to accuse Mr Trump of stoking ra...


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USA | 14 December 2018
Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak traced to California farm

An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has been traced to at least one California farm, but it’s probably not the source of all the sicknesses, federal health officials said Thurs...


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China | 13 December 2018
7m Chinese people left cities to move to take up farming in 2017

When thousands of diseased and bloated pig carcasses floated down a tributary of the Huangpu River in Shanghai in early 2013, after being dumped upstream by farmers, the stench turned Zheng Lixing's s...


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USA | 12 December 2018
Senate approves massive farm bill

The Senate on Tuesday approved a massive farm and agriculture bill, marking off one of the remaining crucial items on its to-do list. Senators voted 87-13 on the legislation, which was unveiled o...


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China | 11 December 2018
Trump-Xi truce could boost ag sales to China

China will buy more U.S. agricultural goods, the White House said in its readout of the trade-war ceasefire President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in Buenos Aires this weekend...


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New Zealand | 10 December 2018
NZ farmer confidence falls further in quarter

Farmer confidence has slipped further into negative territory. Rabobank's rural confidence survey fell for the third consecutive quarter, on concerns over Government policy, falling commodity price...


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USA | 9 December 2018
Hemp legalisation included in farm bill could 'open floodgates' on nascent industry

The final 2018 Farm Bill is expected to be voted on as early as next week. The bill would legalize hemp cultivation and could be a catalyst for explosive growth in a nascent industry that some forecas...


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Denmark | 8 December 2018
Difficult times for Danish pig farmers

The mood in Danish pig farming has darkened, with both swine farmers and the supply chain seeing dwindling evidence of a bright future. So much became clear at the recent Svinekongres, a Danish Con...


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USA | 6 December 2018
Trump hails trade deal with China as one of the largest ever made

President Donald Trump has told reporters on Air Force One that a trade deal brokered with China is one of the largest ever made. After meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina, Trump and Chinese Pr...


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South Africa | 5 December 2018
South Africa emerges from recession as farming, manufacturing jump

Farms and factories dragged South Africa out of its first recession in almost a decade, data showed on Tuesday, as the economy grew by more than expected in the third quarter. The positive data is ...


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USA | 4 December 2018
US farmers' troubles over tariffs show the value in looking ahead

When you drive from Minneapolis to West Okoboji Lake, Iowa – as I did early last summer – you pretty much see just one thing: farmland. And those farms are pretty much just growing one thing too: soyb...


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USA | 3 December 2018
US farm bill deal excludes stricter food stamp work requirements

The top four congressional negotiators of the massive, must-pass farm bill announced an "agreement in principle" on Thursday, paving the way for passage by the end of the year. While details of the...


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India | 1 December 2018
India farmers: Tens of thousands march against agrarian crisis

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers have marched to the parliament in the capital, Delhi, to highlight the deepening agrarian crisis. They arrived on Thursday from across the country and held a ral...


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Iceland | 30 November 2018
Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance. Yet the heat and light in his greenhouses allow Olafss...


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USA | 29 November 2018
Penny for your corn? Stingy trade-war aid irks US farmers

Iowa corn farmer Bob Hemesath jokes that the government check he expects as compensation for his trade-war losses will soon allow him to splurge on upscale coffee in town instead of his usual burnt ga...


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USA | 28 November 2018
Congress weighs 'nieces, nephews' and 'first cousins' farm subsides

Congressional negotiators are currently debating a provision inside the long-delayed farm bill that could extend lucrative farm subsidies to the "nieces, nephews, first cousins and their spouses." ...


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USA | 27 November 2018
Trump's trade war looms over divided US farm belt

Chuck Wirtz voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, inspired by the then-political outsider, but the veteran Iowa hog farmer now has buyer's remorse as the U.S. Republican president's trade polic...


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Switzerland | 26 November 2018
Farmer has Swiss on horns of dilemma

A Swiss dairy farmer has become a national hero after inspiring a referendum to stop farmers removing the horns of their cows. Armin Capaul, 67, known as the “horned cow rebel”, claims that the pro...


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China | 24 November 2018
China confirms first swine fever cases in Beijing

China's agriculture ministry on Friday confirmed the first cases of African swine fever in Beijing, a disease that has spread across the country despite efforts to contain it. The disease was found...


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Italy | 23 November 2018
Italy's largest farming group questions need for lab-grown meat

Cell-cultured meat moved a step closer to the mainstream this month, as agencies in the US reached agreement on how new products should be regulated. While supporters see the technology as a potential...


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India | 22 November 2018
Amitabh Bachchan pays off farmers' loans worth $500000

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared farmers' loans worth more than 40m rupees ($560,000; £436,000). He wrote on his blog on Tuesday that he had "taken care" of 1,398 farmers by...


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Ireland | 21 November 2018
More than 40 Irish farmers are growing snails to be exported to France

More than 40 Irish farms are growing batches of snails to export to France, it has emerged. A total of 41 businesses that raise the slimy molluscs for human consumption have been set up here since ...




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