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Ireland | 30 November 2010
Let's hope farming can survive this mess as nation's economy comes crashing round our ears

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. For loan oft loses both itself and friend. And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This was Shakespeare’s take on borrowing -- and the principles remain th...


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USA | 30 November 2010
Four-generation family dairy farm calls it quits

These are the final milking days at the Bartelheimer Brothers Dairy. Come Tuesday, the dairy farm will auction off everything but the land.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
25% of farmers 'below poverty line'

A quarter of farming households live below the poverty line, the Government’s rural watchdog said as it urged ministers to help farmers access benefits and develop their businesses.


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China | 29 November 2010
China's food crisis spells end of record highs

Rampant food price inflation – of more than 10pc last month – is causing extreme concern and radical action from the Chinese authorities while the world’s political and economic attention has be...


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Australia | 29 November 2010
Australian Farmers struggling to finish Harvest

From Northern Queensland to the deep south of the continent, Australian crop farmers are struggling with fickle weather conditions and locusts, making it frustratingly slow to get their crop in, and a...


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United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
Farmers fighting back after thieves steal £750k of equipment in 14 months

Angry farmers are fighting back after thieves stole hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment in the region.


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Uganda | 29 November 2010
U.S gives $30m to N. Uganda

As Northern Uganda continues in its recovery phase from a 21year old civil war, the United States Government working through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) offered $30m...


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United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
EU pig herd has already begun to decline, new animal welfare rules set to increase costs

Soaring feed grain costs have begun to shrink the size of the European Union’s pig herd and an expected tightening in supplies should drive pork prices higher.


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Nigeria | 29 November 2010
Banks Not Supporting Agriculture, Small-Scale Enterprises - Ribadu

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and presidential aspirant of the Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) Malam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the nation’s banking se...


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Korea, South | 29 November 2010
S. Korea reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease

South Korea confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease Monday, less than two months after it was declared clear of the disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, such as pigs and cows.


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USA | 29 November 2010
Indiana residents question Ohio manure imports

The cleanup of a popular but algae–fouled Ohio lake has angered some Indiana residents who argue a federally backed effort to truck livestock waste across state lines is only moving the problem to the...


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Ghana | 29 November 2010
Firm says phone messages to boost African farmers

Thousands of small farmers in Africa will be able to negotiate better prices for their crops thanks to real-time market data sent to their mobile phones, the Ghanaian company behind the scheme said.


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Mozambique | 29 November 2010
Libyan-Mozambican rice project launched Monday in Mozambique

A rice production project called, "Bela Vista Rice Project" is due to be launched Monday at the administrative post of Bela Vista, in the Matutuine district of Mozambique’s Maputo province, acco...


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New Zealand | 29 November 2010
NZ trade surplus tops NZ$1bln

New Zealand’s annual trade balance showed a surplus above $NZ1 billion ($A781.31 million) for the first time in 16 years in the year to October, highlighting the importance of strong prices for ...


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China | 29 November 2010
Chinese dairy produces power from cow manure

In Shenyang, China, Huishan Dairy is to turn biogas from its 60,000 cows into renewable energy.


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Uruguay | 29 November 2010
Farmers laud delegation to Uruguay conference

Farmers from various areas in the north expressed their appreciation to the Philippine delegation to a global assembly in Uruguay for raising their concerns against some provisions that may directly a...


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USA | 29 November 2010
Changes to insurance system will aid dairy farmers

Changes to the structure of dairy insurance should help area dairy farmers protect their bottom line.


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United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
Seventh arrest in hunt for farmer's killers

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a farmer believed to have been killed in a botched robbery in East Sussex.


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USA | 29 November 2010
Farming movement goes back to the roots for a nutrient-rich crop

They say you are what you eat. Some farmers are taking this logic beyond its people-centric focus, and applying it in innovative ways to their crops.


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Russia | 29 November 2010
Russia to produce about 100 mln tonnes annually

In 2011, Russia should harvest not less than 90 mln tonnes of grains, stated Peter Chekmarev, the Director of the Department of plant growing, chemization and plant protection of the Ministry of Agric...


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New Zealand | 29 November 2010
Animal welfare groups slam shechita reversal

Animal welfare organisations are disappointed by the Government’s decision to reverse a ban on the kosher killing of chickens, saying the practice is inhumane.


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Zambia | 29 November 2010
Kabwe farmers besiege Zanaco after FRA delays

Kabwe district commissioner Jonathan Kapungwe says farmers are still owed K15 billion for the maize they supplied to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).


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USA | 29 November 2010
Cattle employed in ACT bushfire plan

Cattle are being used to control long grass in the ACT in preparation for the bushfire season.


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USA | 29 November 2010
Milk Glut Ruins U.S. Dairy Farm Profits as 48% Corn Rally Boosts Feed Cost

This year’s agriculture boom is a bust for U.S. dairy farmers as surging costs for cattle feed compound a glut of milk products.


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USA | 29 November 2010
Producers are getting record prices for cotton

Cotton producers are experiencing record sales prices, and wheat growers are also looking at solid projections for next year’s harvest, said Stan Bevers, management economist and extension profe...


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Sudan | 29 November 2010
Sudan Seeking to Raise $4 Billion for Eastern Development

Sudan aims to raise $4 billion from a conference in Kuwait this week to support its impoverished eastern region, presidential adviser Mostafa Osman Ismail said today.


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Ireland | 29 November 2010
Many farmers face difficulties as they are caught unaware by early snow

The sudden arrival of snow over most of the country has created major difficulties for farmers who had not expected such harsh conditions so early.


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United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
'Big cat on the loose' as sheep die

A big cat is feared to be stalking northern England after a second sheep carcass was discovered.


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Australia | 29 November 2010
New breeding values help to breed against flystrike

Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBV) for dag and breech cover have been launched by Sheep Genetics.


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USA | 29 November 2010
Texas buffalo killings spark range law questions

The slaughter of dozens of buffalo amid an apparent spat between neighboring ranches in the Texas Panhandle has reopened a long-unresolved debate about what ranchers legally can do when somebody else&...




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