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Australia | 18 September 2018
Metal detectors for Aussie strawberry farm

A woman has reportedly found a needle inside an apple she bought from a Woolworths supermarket in Sydney. The Seven Network on Tuesday reported the needle was found in a six-pack of Pink Lady apple...


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USA | 18 September 2018
Texas Farm Bureau clarifies controversial ban in Nike clothing

The Texas Farm Bureau has clarified a policy that prohibits some of its employees from wearing Nike apparel following the 30th anniversary of company's iconic "Just Do It" advertisement. Due to the...


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USA | 18 September 2018
2018 Farm Bill – Legalisation of hemp and CBD could grow consumer market

The 2018 Farm Bill, if passed, includes the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which will remove hemp as a designated as controlled substance, legalizing the crop under federal law, which will allow CBD to be ...


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USA | 18 September 2018
Flooding from Hurricane Florence is overtaking hog farms

Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina ...


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Cuba | 18 September 2018
The road to restoration: Cuba's modern farming revolution

With its tropical beaches and rolling hills, spotted with tobacco plantations and pine forest, Cuba might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of degraded land. But behind the tour...


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Ireland | 18 September 2018
Lifting of Irish milk quotas raises farming output to over €8bn

Irish farm output has jumped by nearly 50 per cent since 2010, driven by the lifting of milk quotas in Europe, a new Central Bank study has revealed. However, the research, published to coincide wi...


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USA | 17 September 2018
USDA definition of 'family farm' a headache for some

Small family-run farms that raise organically, without genetically modifying crops or by reducing their use of pesticides and antibiotics, are such a small part of the U.S. government’s definition of ...


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Vietnam | 17 September 2018
Vietnam's low-tech agriculture startups fail to interest investors

Failure to incorporate market needs and hi-tech elements into their projects is costing Vietnam’s agriculture startups dear, experts say. Experts and other participants at the opening ceremony of t...


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USA | 17 September 2018
U.S. agriculture chief says NAFTA deal must end Canada's milk protein scheme

Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach a U.S.-Canadian deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. Canada has encourag...


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Chile | 17 September 2018
Chile’s drive to reinvigorate agricultural co-operative economy

Chile’s agriculture minister Antonio Walker has announced a meeting of Congress in October to explore “the best legislation to reinvigorate modern co-operativism in Chile”. Speaking at a special se...


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USA | 17 September 2018
U.S. envoy to ex-militants: Cultivate healthy lifestyle in agriculture

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, at the weekend charged repentant militants to shun vices, but be beneficial, self-employed and employable to the society. Ambassador Symingto...


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USA | 17 September 2018
Pennsylvania agriculture officials talk about helping dairy industry

Pennsylvania agriculture officials are expecting some good news this week when it comes to the ailing dairy industry in the Keystone State, where Franklin County, Pa., ranks second in milk production....


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USA | 15 September 2018
Iowa farmers could snag $550 million from Trump's farm bailout

Intensive, high-yielding agriculture may be the best way to meet growing demand for food while conserving biodiversity, say researchers. But their study says the approach makes sense only if it is ...


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New Zealand | 14 September 2018
Cows electrocuted by falling power lines on New Zealand farm

Eleven dairy cows were electrocuted when lines on an ageing power pole broke and fell on to live 400 volt lines sparking concerns unmaintained lines across Northland could kill again. The cows were...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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,...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...




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