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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? ...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Rwanda | 5 September 2018
The untapped potential of rabbit farming in Rwanda

27-year-old university graduate Eric Manirakiza’s rabbits increased from 100 in 2016 to 2,900 currently as his entreprise has been steadily growing. But recently, he was unable to supply a 15 tonne-ra...


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Brazil | 5 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 ...


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Australia | 5 September 2018
The challenge of 'farming the desert' in Australia

The plight of drought-hit farmers in Australia has prompted an outpouring of sympathy across a country that has long mythologised the inhospitable "bush" and its inhabitants. But it has also raised qu...


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France | 4 September 2018
France begins vaccinating cows, sheep against anthrax

The eastern French region of Hautes-Alpes said Monday it has begun vaccinating cows and sheep against anthrax after an outbreak of the fatal virus in the region. Anthrax has been detected in 23 loc...


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Canada | 4 September 2018
Alberta farmer says dry summer could mean a 30% hit to his crop yield

An especially dry growing season means some southern Alberta farmers are bracing for a potential hit to their harvest. "My yields are going to be down for sure," said Larry Woolliams of the 9,000-a...


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Netherlands | 4 September 2018
World's first floating dairy farm could be wave of the future

You've heard of offshore drilling platforms and offshore wind farms. Now a Dutch company is developing what's being called the world's first offshore dairy farm. Plans call for the high-tech, multilev...


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Thailand | 4 September 2018
Thai man spurns wealth to keep family farm in Bangkok

Knee-deep in one of three riceberry paddies, Sompot Tubcharoen, 60, ploughs the watery fields of his farm with a handheld machine he calls “the field crusher”. Lined with hundreds of melon trees, t...


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USA | 4 September 2018
Hundreds of pot-bellied pigs seized from Kentucky farm

Authorities have seized hundreds of pot-bellied pigs from a farm in northern Kentucky. News outlets report rescue groups are pitching in to find homes for more than 450 pigs after the state seized ...


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India | 4 September 2018
Threatened by real estate boom, Goa village takes up farming

Amidst real estate boom and rapid decline in rice cultivation in Goa, residents of a village in the state have gone back to cultivation due to alleged fear of “gated migrant communities encroaching up...


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Australia | 3 September 2018
Drought drives farmer confidence to decade low

The drought crippling Australia's eastern states has driven farmer confidence to the lowest level in more than a decade, according to a report published this morning. The latest rural confidence su...


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India | 3 September 2018
Two Indian farmers become internet sensations after performing the 'Kiki Challenge'

Two farmers have become internet sensations after performing the 'Kiki Challenge' in a mud-soaked rice field in southern India. A heartwarming 40-second clip of the men splashing around to a hip ho...


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Thailand | 3 September 2018
In Bangkok rice field, farmer in no hurry to sell

Knee-deep in one of three riceberry paddies, Sompot Tubcharoen, 60, plows the watery fields of his farm with a handheld machine he calls “the field crusher.” Lined with hundreds of melon trees, the...


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USA | 3 September 2018
Extreme heat is killing America's farm workers

In the Lake Apopka region of Florida, a typical August day might yield a high temperature of 92F, a heat made all the worse by the stifling humidity. The weather is bad enough for office workers who s...


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Italy | 3 September 2018
'It saved our business': Italy's farmers turn low into high with cannabis

Italian farmers are in crisis as low prices of wheat, desiccated land and big companies importing grain take their toll. But some have found a solution: growing cannabis. Hemp cultivation has been ...


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Brazil | 3 September 2018
Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow, electronic pop music pounds and dozens of young people crowd the stage to dance enthusiastically, hugging each...


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USA | 1 September 2018
American farmers fear being caught up in Trump's trade wars

It’s been a long, strange summer for America’s corn belt. The weather has been perfect. Farmers are expecting a record soybean crop. But at the world’s largest farm show in Boone, Iowa, this week the ...




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