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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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USA | 21 September 2018
Indigo raises $250 million to bring tech to big agriculture

Bacteria-based agriculture is starting to become big business. On Tuesday startup Indigo Ag Inc. announced it had raised $250 million from investors, bringing its funding total to more than $650 milli...


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France | 21 September 2018
Senate rejects French Agriculture Bill: ‘New constraints will weigh on farmers’

France’s upper house, the Senate, has refused to adopt the text of the proposed agriculture bill on its second reading, arguing that it will damage the interests of both farmers and food manufacturers...


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Australia | 21 September 2018
Sixth-generation farmer leaves industry because of ongoing stress from dairy crisis

A Victorian dairy farmer whose family has been farming in Gippsland for 164 years has walked away from his Denison farm because of ongoing stress from the dairy crisis, which led to his late diagnosis...


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USA | 21 September 2018
How Democrats should talk to people in farm country

We keep hearing about Democratic women of color winning races in the Bronx, Georgia, Boston and other places with a diverse population. But here in mostly white Iowa, we’ve got our own story to tell. ...


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Niger | 20 September 2018
Farmer jailed 6 months for stealing 13 crates of egg

A 28-year-old farmer, Amisu Bello, is to serve six months in prison after a Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, convicted him of stealing 13 crates of egg. Bello was docked alongside one Shefiu Yah...


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Australia | 20 September 2018
Farmer's social post gets supermarkets to implement 10-cent drought levy on milk

Woolworths has responded to calls from the dairy industry by announcing it will increase the price of its milk by 10 cents a litre as part of a new special drought relief milk range. The major supe...


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USA | 20 September 2018
3.4 million farm animals drowned in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

More than 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed in Hurricane Florence, mostly by drowning in record-breaking floods in North Carolina, says the state’s agriculture departmen...


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USA | 20 September 2018
Crucial antibiotics still used on US farms despite public health fears

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


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USA | 20 September 2018
With land to spare, US churches turn to farming

As Baltimore was convulsed by protests in 2015 over the death of a young black man in police custody, a handful of people in the eastern US city started worrying about a related issue: food. Thousa...


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Uganda | 20 September 2018
Rooftop farming: why vertical gardening is blooming in Kampala

When Martin Agaba realised his urban farm had run out of space, he decided the solution was not to expand outwards but upwards. “We realised we had to use the roof,” he says. Of all the innovations...


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India | 19 September 2018
Swiss NGO links Syngenta pesticide to Indian farmer deaths

The Swiss NGO Public Eye called on Tuesday for an export ban on the pesticide Polo, produced by agriculture giant Syngenta, implicating it in the death of 20 Indian farmers last year. Syngenta, bou...


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Germany | 19 September 2018
German farmer faces jail over giant manure swastika

A German farmer faces prosecution for drawing a big swastika in liquid manure in a field in Bavaria. Pilots spotted the forbidden Nazi symbol and photos of it were distributed on social media. The ...


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USA | 19 September 2018
Willie Nelson's farm aid stages its most crucial benefit concert in a generation

When Willie Nelson opens the 33rd annual Farm Aid concert in Hartford, Conn. Saturday (Sept. 22), with his traditional performance of The Lord’s Prayer as a gospel hymn, farmers across the nation will...


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Australia | 19 September 2018
Strawberry farm already fitted with metal detectors still open for business

Queenslander Rebecca Scurr is a fourth-generation strawberry farmer. Her farm in Wamuran has had metal detectors for four years, which means her farm is untouched by the strawberry sabotage current...


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USA | 19 September 2018
Florence hammers N Carolina agriculture and kills 3.4 million chickens, turkeys

Florence, the storm that swept into the American Southeast as a hurricane last week, inundated wide swaths of the Carolinas, leaving more than 30 people dead. The storm, which is now broken into re...


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Canada | 19 September 2018
Ford stresses need to protect farming in NAFTA deal

Premier Doug Ford says any NAFTA deal must protect jobs in the province’s agricultural sector. He says farming jobs can’t be used as a bargaining chip in the trade talks, in which Canada’s supply m...




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