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Ireland | 28 September 2018
Man dies following farm accident in North Tipperary

A man has died following a farm accident in North Tipperary this morning. The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that it is investigating the incident, which is understood to have occurred o...


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Korea, South | 28 September 2018
Simon Cowell donates £25000 to end dog meat farming in South Korea

Simon Cowell has donated £25,000 to an animal charity to help close down a dog meat farm in South Korea. The music mogul and X Factor boss, who has previously spoken out against the country’s dog m...


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Saudi Arabia | 27 September 2018
Saudi Agriculture Expo to focus on sustainability, food security

A major exhibition next month in Riyadh will focus on Saudi Arabia’s agricultural sector and the more than SR200 billion investments expected in the industry as a result of the government’s economic d...


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New Zealand | 27 September 2018
China-US trade war bad news for NZ's agriculture sector

Business confidence has improved, following a strong quarter of economic growth - but still, most bosses expect conditions to deteriorate in the year ahead. A week ago Statistics NZ said gross dome...


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USA | 27 September 2018
US companies eye 'enormous' potential of Cambodian agriculture

A group of leading US firms invited by the US Embassy is now in Phnom Penh exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia’s agriculture sector. The group of 16 US firms includes 3M Company, Cargill...


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Fiji | 27 September 2018
Fiji farmer calls it quits after losing 206 cattle

These were words of cattle farmer Baljindar Singh of Waimaro in Korovou, Tailevu, after he lost 206 cattle to the bovine tuberculosis (TB) disease since 2014 — recording a loss of about $300,000. T...


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USA | 27 September 2018
Trump announces Japan trade talks with focus on farm goods

U.S. President Donald Trump reached an agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to open trade talks between the two nations. Abe resisted for almost two years the push to start bilateral t...


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USA | 27 September 2018
Critical antibiotics still used on US farm animals despite superbug crisis

Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of de...


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Korea, South | 26 September 2018
Revised trade deal with South Korea seen as beneficial for agriculture

The renegotiation of the U.S.’s free-trade agreement with South Korea is being welcomed by farm groups even though little changes in terms of agriculture trade. On Sept. 24, President Donald Trump ...


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USA | 26 September 2018
First fully automated indoor farm being built in Ohio

The next time you shop for cherry tomatoes at Whole Foods or another retailer, you may end up buying some grown in an indoor, controlled environment outfitted with the latest robotic technology. Ohio ...


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South Africa | 26 September 2018
South Africa farm seizures: Ramaphosa warns UN 'land will be shared by all'

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warned the UN General Assembly his government is set to carry on with its planned land reform, arguing this decision sprouted from Nelson Mandela's vision. S...


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USA | 26 September 2018
Farm Bureau says corporate farming ruling is partial victory

The farm group that challenged North Dakota's Depression-era anti-corporate farming law says a federal judge's recent decision not to strike down the law is at least a partial victory. North Dakota...


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Canada | 26 September 2018
Farmer injured in tornado out of danger, family says

Leo Muldoon, 78, was working on Dunrobin-area farm when tornado struck One of four people who remain in hospital after an EF-3 tornado carved a path of destruction through the rural west Ottawa com...


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Japan | 26 September 2018
Raccoons wreak havoc with agriculture and native species in Japan

Originally brought to Japan as pets, raccoons are being released into the wild when they become too big. Now it has become too difficult for Japanese authorities to control them. Julian Ryall reports ...


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Australia | 25 September 2018
Adani plans to take 12.5b litres of water as farmer denied access in 'double standard'

A farmer has been denied access to a river system Adani plans on drawing 12.5 billion litres of water from in what activists are calling a "double standard", documents obtained under freedom of inform...


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USA | 25 September 2018
I'm a farmer who wants fair trade, but Trump's tariffs shake future of US agriculture

Trade and tariffs. These words stir emotions and elicit reaction, but the realities are more complex than the debate, and they impact consumers as well as farmers. My family and I farm in Illinois,...


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Turkey | 25 September 2018
Thousands of children work on farms in Turkey instead of going to school

Thousands of children of farm laborers are working in the fields in the Siverek district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa picking cotton instead of going to school. This year, cotton picki...


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USA | 25 September 2018
US Attorney sues West Virginia hemp farm

A U.S. attorney and his office have sued a West Virginia hemp farm and related parties for violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Saturday that U.S. A...


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USA | 25 September 2018
How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

As North Carolina cleans up from the damage wrought by Hurricane Florence, the scale of the devastation is now coming into focus — including to victims who usually get less attention in disasters like...


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Netherlands | 25 September 2018
The world's first floating farm will house 40 cows and be hurricane-resistant

A Dutch company is set to debut the world's first floating dairy farm near Amsterdam. A high-tech, multilevel facility will soon be floating in the water in Rotterdam, located roughly 50 miles outs...


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Ukraine | 24 September 2018
Ukraine poultry farmer shows way ahead for 'Europe's bread basket'

The lush fields of summer corn that carpet the landscape surrounding Vinnytsia Poultry Farm will soon serve as fodder for the facility, which is Europe’s largest in terms of the volume of chicken meat...


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Russia | 24 September 2018
Why Russia is wooing South Africa's white farmers

Leon du Toit slowly inhales the late summer breeze off fields belonging to a dairy farm not far from Moscow. “Smells just like home,” the 72-year-old South African said. That’s just what one Russia...


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USA | 24 September 2018
As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade dispu...


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USA | 24 September 2018
Willie Nelson talks new song 'Vote 'Em Out' at Farm Aid

For more than three decades, Nelson has fought for the survival of America’s family farmers, staging the first Farm Aid benefit concert in 1985 with John Mellencamp and Neil Young, and later welcoming...


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Switzerland | 24 September 2018
Swiss voters reject more aid for farmers

Swiss voters decisively rejected more help for farmers in two referendums on Sunday, heeding the government’s warnings that the measures would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy, projecti...


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India | 24 September 2018
Will organic revolution boost farming in India?

In 2016, Sikkim, a small state in India’s northeast, was declared the country's first fully organic state. Since then, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been trying to promote chemical-fre...


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Switzerland | 23 September 2018
Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable 'fair food'

Swiss voters are casting their ballots in not one, but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in ...


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Argentina | 22 September 2018
Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector

Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backb...


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Canada | 21 September 2018
Canadian pot farmers eligible to apply for provincial tax break

Weed producers looking to set up in Saskatchewan could get a tax break from the government. The tax break is also available to other agricultural businesses, like pea protein processors or malt pro...


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Cuba | 21 September 2018
Cuban agriculture faces another hard year as produce sales drop

Cuba moved nearly 15 percent less produce through domestic markets during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period in 2017, signaling another bad year for its agricultural secto...




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