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USA | 20 November 2018
$12bn program to help farmers stung by Trump’s trade war has aided few

America’s farmers have been shut out of foreign markets, hit with retaliatory tariffs and lost lucrative contracts in the face of President Trump’s trade war. But a $12 billion bailout program Mr. Tru...


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Australia | 19 November 2018
Australian-led farming project changes lives in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia

When the world's deadliest tsunami ravaged Indonesia's northern coastline on Boxing Day in 2004, it claimed the lives of almost 170,000 people. The natural disaster left 62,000 farmers displaced. ...


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Brazil | 16 November 2018
US funds with big Amazon farming stakes face Bolsonaro choice

Finance to be 'very important' tool if Brazil's government strips Amazon protections, say researchers The world's largest asset managers could play a pivotal role in safeguarding the Amazon forest,...


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USA | 15 November 2018
US farmer depression rates highest among any profession

Farmers have to worry about a lot of things that are out of their control, like the weather and the price of crops. Sometimes, it becomes too much. "We will turn ourselves inside out to make a prof...


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USA | 14 November 2018
Stung by trade wars, US farmers hope for quick progress on Farm Bill

U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm countr...


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Australia | 13 November 2018
Farm worker charged over strawberry needle scandal

A woman has been charged after needles were found in strawberries in Australia, sparking a nationwide crisis. My Ut Trinh, 50, has been charged with seven counts of contamination of goods, police i...


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Cyprus | 12 November 2018
Cypriot farmers struggle to meet demand for halloumi

It’s on restaurant menus from London to New York and has become a barbecue favourite far and wide. But, on the Mediterranean island where it has been made since medieval times, halloumi’s unprecede...


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USA | 7 November 2018
This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant...


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Ireland | 6 November 2018
Irish farms among the most dependent on unpaid farm labour in the EU

The proportion of unpaid work by family members on Irish farms is among the highest in the EU at about 95pc, according to newly released data by the European Commission. In terms of the proportion ...


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USA | 5 November 2018
Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil, gloom in Iowa

The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty far...


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USA | 3 November 2018
Minnesota man killed by combine while farming on Iowa border

A Minnesota man died in a farming accident on the Iowa border on Tuesday. The accident was reported at 9:23 p.m. in a field near the town of Bee, an incorporated community on the Minnesota side of...


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USA | 2 November 2018
Trump's trade war looms over divided US farm belt ahead of vote

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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USA | 1 November 2018
Stalled farm bill grabs attention during midterms

With campaigning in the final days before Tuesday's elections, a major issue Congress will have to deal with when it returns is the stalled farm bill. The lack of progress on the legislation has fr...


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USA | 31 October 2018
Women farmers earn about $58,000 a year—but they still outearn their male counterparts

Kriss Marion wasn't planning to become a farmer when she moved to Blanchardville, Wisconsin. The goal was to get out into green space with her family and be around farms, she tells CNBC Make It. Bu...


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USA | 30 October 2018
US agriculture chief says no plan to extend farm aid to offset tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is not planning to extend an up to $12 billion aid package for farmers into 2019, Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday, to mitigate farmer losses due to the imposit...


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Germany | 29 October 2018
Climate inaction violates our rights, say German organic farmers

Environmental activists Greenpeace have teamed up with three families to sue the German government with the aim of forcing it to meet climate protection goals earlier than it had planned, magazine Der...


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France | 26 October 2018
Farmers in French Pyrenees try to scare bears to Spain

Farmers and hunters in the French Pyrenees have attempted to move two female bears towards the Spanish side of the border using “scare tactics”. According to reports, this weekend around 100 shephe...


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France | 25 October 2018
One French farmer commits suicide every two days, survey says

One French farmer commits suicide every two days, according to a survey conducted by the French national public health agency. The EU farmers’ union said this alarming situation should be addressed im...


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India | 24 October 2018
Delhi holds breath as burning farms herald pollution season

Harpal Singh struck a match and watched his fields burn, the acrid smoke drifting toward New Delhi where a lethal smog cocktail is once again intensifying over the world's most polluted megacity. E...


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Italy | 23 October 2018
Sudden extreme hail “a calamity for Italian farming”

A cold front moving south from northern Europe caused extreme weather changes following a hot spell in Italy, with temperatures dropping by as much as 10˚C overnight. A hailstorm devastated Rome on...


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Japan | 22 October 2018
Japan's ageing rice farmers face uncertain future

A crop once deemed so important it served as a form of currency, Japanese rice has fallen out of favour with younger, westernised consumers, in a shift that has left ageing farmers struggling for surv...


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USA | 20 October 2018
DowDuPont slips as farming weakness prompts $4.6 billion charge

DowDuPont Inc. fell after cutting the asset value of its DuPont Co. agriculture business by $4.6 billion, less than nine months before a planned spinoff of the seed-and-pesticide unit. The impairme...


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USA | 19 October 2018
This robotic farming system could be the answer to labour shortages

Brandon Alexander grew up on farms, acres and acres of wheat and other broad acre crops in Texas and Oklahoma. So, it’s not entirely surprising that he applied his other expertise—based on a robotics ...


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Switzerland | 18 October 2018
Space farming: using plant hormones in space

A new paper has reviewed the use of plant hormones, as a tool for space farming so that food can be produced in extra-terrestrial environments. Plant biologists at the University of Zurich have sho...


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USA | 17 October 2018
Cotton farmers say Hurricane Michael stole their crop of a lifetime

Every October, the fields along Highway 319 in southern Georgia look like clouds -- acres and acres of white, puffy cotton broken up by groves of pine trees. But not this year. The images of dam...


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Australia | 16 October 2018
Farming duo making a splash in Tasmania

Peter and Frances are the founders of Huon Aquaculture Company; recognised internationally as being an industry leader and innovative producer of premium quality salmonid products. While their comp...


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Australia | 15 October 2018
Meet the Australian farmer who created the pasture cropping movement

For the past three years, We Feed the World has collaborated with 48 world-renowned photographers (including Rankin, Martin Parr and Graciela Iturbide) to capture the triumphs and challenges of 50 com...


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USA | 14 October 2018
Leafy greens are grown by machines at new, automated Silicon Valley farm

Did you hear the one about the Google software engineer who packed it all in to start a farm? No, it’s not the setup for a joke. Nor is it the premise for some quirky Sundance comedy, probably telling...


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USA | 13 October 2018
Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil, gloom in Iowa

The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty far...


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USA | 12 October 2018
Can cooperatives save America's small farms?

Across the United States — from New England to California — a small but growing movement of farmers is foregoing traditional farm ownership in favor of a cooperative model. In Maine, four Somali Bantu...




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