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South Africa | 22 August 2018
South Africa farm seizures 'could become next Zimbabwe', warns expert

Tensions among South Africa’s white farming community are threatening to reach breaking point, particularly since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year. On July 31, President Cyril Rama...


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USA | 22 August 2018
Their dad killed himself on the farm where he was born. They hope his story will save others

Her father worked the harvest every year from age 11 and was the strongest man she ever knew. When she was in high school, he once caught his foot in an auger, a long tube of a machine that pulls cut ...


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Finland | 21 August 2018
Finland wants to help its agriculture but no long-term consensus

Discussion about the ways of helping Finland's agriculture sector is heating up in the Nordic country, but there is no long-term consensus. While the plight of Finnish farmers in the wake of a reco...


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Netherlands | 21 August 2018
Beladon creates the first ever ‘floating farm’ in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is now a pilot city for the world’s first ever floating farm, built by property company Beladon. The offshore farm has been built in the centre of Merwehaven harbour and will be facilitat...


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South Africa | 21 August 2018
South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms

The South African government has begun the process of seizing land from white farmers. Local newspaper City Press reports two game farms in the northern province of Limpopo are the first to be targ...


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Australia | 21 August 2018
Australian farming sector holding up, despite ongoing drought

Drought in New South Wales and Queensland is becoming increasingly severe but overall, Australia’s farming sector is holding up well, Growth Farms Australia confirms. Growth Farms Australia managin...


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USA | 21 August 2018
Farmers urged to fight food scaremongering on social media

Farmers and scientists need to use the tools of social media to far greater effect to counter myths being spread about food production and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used in farming. Tha...


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Australia | 21 August 2018
Farming family set to earn life-changing millions for land bought for $870

Three brothers could make $50 million when they sell their dairy farm in Mickleham, bought by their late parents 83 years ago for just $870. It’s the kind of money that property moguls and investor...


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China | 20 August 2018
China's Agriculture Ministry says 88 hogs die from African swine fever in Jiangsu

China's Ministry of Agriculture said on Sunday (Aug 19) 88 hogs had died from African swine fever in the city of Lianyungang, in eastern China's Jiangsu province, as the highly contagious disease cont...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Cannabis is helping bio-pesticides gain ground in US agriculture

As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more 'mainstream' agriculture. With more states enacting medicinal and adult recreational cannabis ...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Deere upbeat over US farm economy

Deere & Co offered an optimistic forecast for the US farm economy on Friday amid an escalating tariff war with China and other big trade partners as its quarterly profit missed estimates on higher raw...


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USA | 20 August 2018
Two-year-old boy dies in farm accident in US

A 2-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic accident at a farm in Minnesota. The accident was reported at 2 p.m. Sunday at a farm in southeast Roseland Township, about 14 miles south of Willmar. ...


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France | 20 August 2018
French farm aims to grow new crop of farmers

They bandy about terms like "co-working" but instead of coding and developing algorithms in open space offices they work out in the open trying to tease tomatoes from the soil. Welcome to the Hundr...


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New Zealand | 20 August 2018
Farming secrets from New Zealand to future-proof UAE food demand

A global race to secure the UAE’s food economy is under way as ministers extend their search to New Zealand for future-proof farming alternatives. The role of key trading partners and technology ha...


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USA | 19 August 2018
Trump quietly OK’s bioengineered farming on wildlife refuges

When you think about America’s wildlife refuges, a lush rolling mountain range or untrammeled wetland preserve might come to mind—not a field clouded with industrial weedkillers. There’s a good reason...


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USA | 18 August 2018
This candidate’s farming roots grow into a Florida political machine

In the first ad of his campaign for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam walked through a horse stable and tossed a bale of hay onto a flatbed. “I know what it’s like to sweat for your pa...


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USA | 17 August 2018
Scientists are raising the alarm that upcoming USDA overhaul will slash research funding

Scientists are raising alarms over a Trump administration plan to overhaul two federal offices tasked with food and agriculture research, calling the move a ploy to slash funding to projects on climat...


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Canada | 17 August 2018
Canada makes marijuana farmers eligible for government agriculture programs

Canadian officials have decided that the country’s cannabis farmers are eligible for federal funding that supports innovation and sustainability efforts in agriculture. The decision in Canada happened...


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Netherlands | 17 August 2018
The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam

The world's first offshore dairy farm opens in the Port of Rotterdam this year, with the aim of helping the city produce more of its own food sustainably. But will such farms ever be able to produce e...


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Australia | 17 August 2018
Road convoy to deliver $500,000 in hay bales to drought-affected farmers

A convoy of trucks delivering much-needed supplies to drought-ravaged New South Wales is set to arrive in the state's central west. With the entire state now in drought, 23 road trains departed Wes...


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Australia | 17 August 2018
Drought is a fact of farming in Australia

Australia has experienced drought many times in the past and will experience drought again in the future. Whenever farmers go through drought, the maintenance of key breeding stock is essential to ...


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South Africa | 17 August 2018
Does size matter in South African farming?

Seeing that fellow South Africans are talking about farm sizes today, I thought it would be useful to brush up a short essay I wrote a few months back in this subject. In May 2018, I participated...


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Canada | 16 August 2018
Quebec government offers $863M to agriculture sector to mitigate impact of U.S. tariffs

The Quebec government on Wednesday said it would spend C$863 million over five years to mitigate the impact of U.S. tariffs on companies and the Canadian province’s agriculture sector. The plan wou...


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India | 16 August 2018
Modi says agriculture export policy on the anvil

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a new agriculture export policy will be unveiled soon to boost farm income as the government is on track to achieve the target of doubling farmers’ income by 20...


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Netherlands | 16 August 2018
Rise in wolf attacks alarms Dutch sheep farmers

Dutch sheep farmers are worried that a sharp rise in wolf attacks may force them to install expensive electric fencing to protect their flocks. In the first half of this year wolves killed 138 shee...


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Sri Lanka | 16 August 2018
'I try to keep my herd pure' says Sri Lanka cattle farmer

A Sri Lankan farmer wants to make sure a traditional breed of cattle, which she breeds on Exmoor, is preserved. Shiamala Comer has bred Red Ruby cattle for 18 years. She was inspired to take up ...


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India | 16 August 2018
How is India’s organic-only farming experiment in Sikkim going?

India’s farm sector is in massive flux and strife right now. After a massive ten-day strike in June, Indian farmers are entering into a general strike in coalition with army veterans across much of th...


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USA | 16 August 2018
US farmers' anxiety grows as details on federal aid remain unclear

Farmers fretting over a trade conflict sparked by President Trump’s tariffs may soon get more details on the $12 billion of aid that the administration has pledged, as their concerns mount over potent...


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South Africa | 15 August 2018
Western Cape farmer found guilty of murdering worker

A Lutzville farmer has been found guilty of murdering a farmworker by beating him with a spade, dragging him with a quadbike, and then burying him behind his father's smallholding three years ago. ...


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USA | 15 August 2018
Patterns in US family farm household income vary across farm types

While the median income among farm households in 2015 exceeded that of US households at large, the Economic Research Service (ERS) found large differences in income distribution and sources across far...




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