Farminguk
18 January 2019 | Online since 2003

Agricultural news from around the world


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Canada | 14 September 2018
Farmer converts 40000 acres into Canada's largest organic farm

A Sask. farmer who was raised on a conventional farm is converting his 40,000 acre farm to organic, making it the largest in Canada. Katelyn Wilson reports. A Saskatchewan farmer is blazing the tra...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 14 September 2018
Trump says Democrats stalling farm bill, work requirement a must

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Democratic lawmakers on Thursday of stalling major farm legislation and said the work requirements in the bill were imperative. “Senator Debbie Stabenow and the ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Ireland | 14 September 2018
Gardai 'baffled' as 15 Landcruisers are stolen from rural farms

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has asked farmers to be vigilant in Meath after the theft of the 15th Landcruiser in three months has left gardai 'baffled. Some farmers in the county are report...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Netherlands | 14 September 2018
Farming needs to shift from low-cost, high production focus, says minister

Dutch agriculture may be among the most efficient in the world but farming, fishing and horticulture will have to become circular to meet social and economic challenges, farm minister Carola Schouten ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 14 September 2018
Are hot springs the future of farming?

The tomatoes aren’t cooperating. Instead of growing up the trellis, the plants are weaving all over the garden bed and arching, menacingly, toward a young grapevine. On a hot August afternoon, Pauline...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Canada | 13 September 2018
Chinese soybean tariffs are aimed at U.S. farmers, but Ontario farmers are suffering

Ontario’s soy farmers are facing a ticking time bomb thanks to Chinese tariffs that weren’t even aimed at Canada. On July 6, in response to tariffs introduced by the United States on Chinese goods,...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Germany | 13 September 2018
German cows die after being freed from organic farm

At least four cows have died and many more are injured after unknown assailants trespassed on an organic farm and released the cattle from their pens in the German state of Brandenburg, the Berliner Z...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
France | 13 September 2018
French billionaire cheese king targets China baby-formula market

Lactalis International agreed to buy an infant-formula business from Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. for 740 million euros ($860 million) as the world’s biggest cheese maker targets the fast-growing Ch...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
New Zealand | 13 September 2018
Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra posts first-ever loss

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy cooperative, posted its first-ever annual loss Thursday, admitting it had let farmers down with over-optimistic financial forecasts. Fonterra's int...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Ireland | 13 September 2018
Farmers protest forced sale of land by so-called vulture fund

Farmers held a protest over the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by a so-called vulture fund which it claims is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts. The land is due ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Canada | 13 September 2018
Canada's dairy farmers: 'If you give an inch, Trump is going to take a mile'

Negotiations are underway to hammer out a new North American trade deal in the United States capitol, nearly 600 kilometres southeast of Philip Armstrong’s dairy farm. The tension in Washington is wei...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
New Zealand | 13 September 2018
Corporate farms 'killing it for everybody'

A lack of concern for the environment from "corporate farm owners" in Southland and Otago is of "huge concern" to anglers and farmers alike, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers says. S...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Australia | 13 September 2018
Indo-Australian free trade deal to help struggling beef farmers

Australian beef farmers will see the tariffs on their meat exports to Indonesia cut to zero under the free trade agreement recently signed by the two nations. And the number of live cattle that can...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 13 September 2018
American farmers, businesses launch campaign to show how tariffs harm the heartland

President Donald Trump is about to get an earful from Americans hurt by tariffs. More than 80 trade associations representing thousands of businesses and workers announced Wednesday they are formin...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 13 September 2018
U.S. farmers rush to clear crops but animals stay in Florence's path

As powerful Hurricane Florence advanced toward the southeastern U.S., farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest corn and tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the danger of sustained rain and d...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Canada | 12 September 2018
Here's the one Ottawa policy in NAFTA that even Canadian farmers think is unfair

Revamping a long-held agricultural policy that unfairly penalizes American wheat could give Canada a bargaining chip in the NAFTA talks and settle an old grievance between farmers on either side of th...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Germany | 12 September 2018
Germany's farmers feel the heat of climate change

German farmers are no strangers to the elements, but this summer has brought home the realities of climate change, and the need to start adapting. How can farmers adapt to the changing conditions? ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
China | 12 September 2018
Art of Farming: Chinese rice farmers convert paddies into picturesque paintings

To produce beautiful images, it is necessary to follow certain planting techniques and to know the growth patterns of all crops that will be used. Rice farmers in China have adopted a creative new ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
India | 12 September 2018
Rice farming up to twice as bad for climate change as previously thought, study reveals

Rice farming is known to be a major contributor to climate change, but new research suggests it is far bigger a problem than previously thought. Techniques intended to reduce emissions while also c...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 12 September 2018
US farmers scramble to harvest crops as Hurricane Florence looms

As powerful Hurricane Florence crept closer to the south-eastern United States on Tuesday (Sept 11), farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest corn and tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
South Africa | 12 September 2018
How land-seizure talks have hit SA's farming industry

It’s not just the rand that’s been hurt by the ANC’s plan to change the Constitution to make land expropriation without compensation easier. Confidence indexes and agricultural land prices are slum...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 6 September 2018
Trump voices support for SNAP work requirements as Farm Bill negotiations begin

The House and Senate met today to review a draft of the final Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill expires Sept. 30, and the pressure is on lawmakers to negotiate starkly different proposals from the Hous...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
South Africa | 6 September 2018
Black South African farmer urges parliament to drop land seizure plans

Confiscating lands from white farmers for redistribution among the country’s black majority won’t produce the desired result, as it won’t give black farmers access to commercial markets, a black farme...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Ghana | 6 September 2018
Ghana cocoa farmers harness the law to save forests, boost yields

A policy that grants farmers ownership of timber trees on cocoa farms in Ghana could help boost yields and curb deforestation, according to government officials and an industry group. Trees grow na...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
United Arab Emirates | 6 September 2018
Farming grows sense of community at Dubai's Sustainable City

A look inside the gates of Dubai’s Sustainable City offers a glimpse into how more of us could live our lives in the future. The growing eco-development, surrounded by desert on the outskirts of Du...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Korea, South | 6 September 2018
South Korean ‘smart farm’ built inside former road tunnel

A South Korean company is operating the country’s largest indoor “smart farm” inside a former road tunnel. The farm produces fruits and vegetables hydroponically, which means the plants do not grow...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
Brazil | 6 September 2018
Coastal strip in Brazil sheds new light on early farming

Humans may have been cultivating plants on a narrow coastal strip in Brazil as far back as 4,800 years ago, according to a new study. An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 5 September 2018
USDA predicts fewer agriculture exports

Agriculture is one of the few areas of the American economy that sells more overseas than it buys. However, because of the trade war with China, the surplus is set to shrink. A USDA forecast says t...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 5 September 2018
Florida farmer believes his crop of organic turmeric can help with arthritis and digestion

Dan Johnson eats turmeric every day. For breakfast this morning: yogurt, bananas, granola and turmeric. Never mind most people associate the spice, which is native to Southeast Asia, as somethin...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
USA | 5 September 2018
500 pigs rescued from northern Kentucky farm

The latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, showed a rebound in producer sentiment in...




Trending Now

World News