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Canada | 31 August 2018
On Canadian dairy farms, fear and frustration as U.S. demands trade concessions

Marie-Pier Vincent, a fourth-generation Quebec dairy farmer, worries it will be even harder to make ends meet if Canada allows more tariff-free imports of milk products from the United States under a ...


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New Zealand | 31 August 2018
About 50 beef cattle in a NZ farm infected with Mycoplasma bovis

A dairy farmer is calling on the Ministry of Primary Industries to name the Northland property which tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis so others can take appropriate care. Former Farmers of New ...


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South Africa | 31 August 2018
South Africa farm seizures: IMF gives ‘full support’ to controversial farm policy

The support from the IMF will be subjected to the way the reform is carried out, according to the IMF's senior resident representative in South Africa Montfort Mlachila. Mr Mlachila specified the m...


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USA | 31 August 2018
This 65-year-old woman popularised farm stays in America

Most 50-year-olds in America are focused on contributing to their 401(k)s and setting themselves up for a happy retirement. And then there's Scottie Jones. She decided to become a farmer. Before...


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India | 31 August 2018
As climate changes, Himalayan farmers return to traditional crops

Climate change is making food production harder for communities in the Indian Himalayas. Over the past few decades, there have been significant changes including higher temperatures, lower rainfall an...


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Korea, South | 31 August 2018
As temperatures rise, farmers plant crops in S.Korean tunnel

Behind a blue wall that seals a former highway tunnel stretches a massive indoor farm bathed in rose-tinted light. Fruits and vegetables grow hydroponically—with no soil—in vertically stacked layer...


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South Africa | 30 August 2018
South Africa withdraws white farmland redistribution bill

South Africa has withdrawn its white farmland redistribution bill - six days after Donald Trump warned he was closely studying the situation. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) said the bil...


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Australia | 30 August 2018
Despair for Australian farmers as drought kills livestock

In better times, the dam on farmer Kevin Tongue's property is three metres deep with water. It's now been empty for three months. The worst drought in living memory is sweeping through Australia's ...


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USA | 30 August 2018
One-year-old dies in US farming accident

A one-year-old child died following a farming accident in Yates County, New York Tuesday morning. Yates County Sheriff's deputies responded to Hoyt Road in the Town of Milo for the report of a one-...


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USA | 30 August 2018
Black farmers in Georgia reclaiming agricultural roots

Almost 200 of 1,638 acres in an Albany-based farm collective are devoted to pecan trees. Harvest season could come as early as next week, but farmers are already worried they will see lower profits th...


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South Africa | 30 August 2018
Trump’s tariffs may kill farming in South Africa sooner than land confiscation

Last week, US President Donald Trump expressed deep concerns over alleged land seizures and “large-scale killing of farmers” in South Africa, and even ordered the secretary of state to closely study t...


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Brazil | 30 August 2018
Brazil's farming lobby wields its growing power

Agriculture is big business in Brazil. From sugar to coffee, to soybeans and everything in between, the country's farming sector has become a juggernaut on the world stage over the past 40 years. And ...


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Canada | 29 August 2018
Canada's Trudeau says he will defend dairy farmer protections in NAFTA

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday his position on the supply management system that protects Canada’s dairy farmers has not changed and he will defend it as Canada works to renew ...


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USA | 29 August 2018
The US $4.7 billion farm aid package: winners, losers and questions

On Monday, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced additional details on the long-promised trade support for U.S. farmers and ranchers. The department’s first announcement, back in...


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USA | 29 August 2018
USDA announces details of farming assistance in response to tariffs

The US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade retaliation by foreign nations. The short-ter...


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Nepal | 29 August 2018
In Nepal, puppets teach eco-friendly farming methods

Pesticides, deforestation and monocultures are wreaking havoc for Nepalese farmers, causing landslides and degrading the soil. Activists are using puppetry to make a change. In 2017, farmer Nanda N...


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Australia | 29 August 2018
Queensland cotton farmer charged with $20m Murray-Darling plan fraud

One of Australia’s most successful cotton irrigators has been charged with conspiring to defraud the commonwealth of more than $20m. Queensland’s former cotton farmer of the year, John Norman, 43, ...


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India | 29 August 2018
Brave farmer chases away charging elephant with just a stick

A brave Indian farmer chased away a charging elephant with just a stick. This video shows the moment a brave farmer in Odisha, India, made a charging elephant turn its back with just the help of a ...


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Iceland | 28 August 2018
Tornado in south Iceland damages farm

Sæunn Káradóttir and Þormar Ellert Jóhansson are still assessing the damage following a tornado which raged through their South Iceland farm on Friday afternoon, RÚV reports. Though Iceland may be kno...


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USA | 28 August 2018
Trump is giving farmers a $6 billion bailout so they can weather his trade war

With some U.S. farm products getting slammed by retaliatory tariffs, the Trump administration is prepared to start its emergency plan for agriculture right after Labor Day in a "three-pronged approach...


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Philippines | 28 August 2018
Filipino farmers advised to adapt to erratic rain

Rainfall patterns are changing so much that farming schedules in the Philippines may no longer hold true, a public awareness campaign this month (August) heard. Timely rainfall is considered vital...


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Lebanon | 28 August 2018
Lebanese cannabis farmers hope legalisation may bring amnesty

Cannabis is hardier, less thirsty and cheaper to grow than the region’s other main crops like apples and potatoes, but it is also illegal - for now. Parliament will consider legalizing its growth ...


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Australia | 28 August 2018
'No real appetite': Australian farmers chief lashes ministers over climate link to drought

The former president of the National Farmers’ Federation, Brent Finlay, has accused politicians of “jumping in front of the cameras” while shirking effective policy work on drought and climate change....


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India | 28 August 2018
In India, some give up city jobs to modernise their farms

Engineering graduate Mishank Bhatia is turning to farming after failing to find a suitable job – the hours were long and the salary too low. But the 23-year-old wants to tread a different path from hi...


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Qatar | 27 August 2018
Philippines could offer Qatar expertise in farming

The Philippines could lend its expertise in the field of agriculture to support Qatar’s drive towards self-sufficiency and food security, an official of a Doha-based Filipino organisation specialising...


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South Africa | 26 August 2018
Man set to be 1st to have farm seized in South Africa calls it theft

The owner of the first South African farm lined up to have his land seized without payment or fair compensation blasted the government today saying: 'Whichever way they dress it up it is theft'. Jo...


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Australia | 25 August 2018
'Even the weeds don't grow': Entire crops wiped out by Australia's drought

Some NSW farmers have seen their entire crops wiped out – but they say it is not just those living on the land who have suffered through the drought. Naomi Grech's husband has been farming "since h...


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Morocco | 24 August 2018
Morocco holds 3-day focus on agriculture in semi-arid zones

A training course will be held November 12-15 in Morocco that will focus on planning resilient agriculture able to withstand climate change. The three-day course will be held at the Rabat Institute of...


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Ireland | 24 August 2018
UK’s no-deal advice on Irish border ‘concerning’ – McGuinness

The publication of papers to advise the public in the event of a no-deal Brexit should be a wakeup call to the UK itself about the importance of reaching a withdrawal agreement with the EU, according ...


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South Africa | 24 August 2018
President Trump: Is the South African government seizing farmers' land?

Claim: The South African government is seizing land from farmers. Verdict: It's not currently being seized, but the government has said it intends to introduce measures that would lead to the redis...




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