Rural farming

Bangladeshi agriculture moving towards large-scale commercial farming: BIDS Seminar

Bangladesh’s agriculture will increasingly be dominated by large-scale commercial farming as corporate interests dispossess the peasantry, says a paper presented Wednesday at a seminar organized by the Institute of Development Studies of Bangladesh (BIDS). “It will continue to be a nation of small and small commodity producers, with some shifts …

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India’s natural farming policy should recognize the new role of women

According to the 2011 census, about 33.7% of rural men migrate to find employment and better economic opportunities. The increasing migration of rural men has led to the feminization of the agricultural sector, with women’s participation in agriculture and related activities becoming more prominent. To cope with this changing scenario, …

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Steven Meyen: How to keep wildfires from spiraling out of control

As I write this, Europe is burning. So many huge fires are destroying thousands of hectares of forests across the continent during this latest heatwave. the Mediterranean countries are the most affected, but the countries of central and western Europe, including Ireland, are also suffering. We can all help prevent …

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Ecological agriculture proves beneficial for farmers in Africa

An international team of scientists has found that environmentally friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes like beans or pigeon peas, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can increase food crop yields in places like rural Africa, where smallholder farmers cannot apply much nitrogen …

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Agriculture can be the solution, not the problem it is generally seen as

There is a major fight between Irish farmers and the government. As the climate crisis engulfs the planet, the government must reduce carbon emissions from all sectors, and agriculture is an important one. Many farmers feel they are being unfairly targeted. The fight seems inevitable and intractable, with big industry …

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The Black Isle Show farming event will return in August after a two-year absence

Perfume in the air at the 2019 Black Isle Show Flower Show. Photo: Gary Anthony. It’s just not summer in the Highlands without the Black Isle Show! And after two years without the first agricultural and family event in the North, this month of August, it is indeed Show time! …

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North Shropshire: MP in search of a farming hero

THE MP for North Shropshire is looking for a community farming hero. The National Farmers Union has launched a new award to celebrate the importance of individuals to farming and rural communities, and MPs have been asked to nominate a farmer from their constituency as a Farm Hero for 2022. …

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IFA warns of ‘potentially devastating blow’ to agriculture

The government’s announcement of a sectoral emissions cap for agriculture 25% lower than 2018 emissions is a potentially devastating blow to Irish agriculture and the rural economy, the Irish Farmers’ Association has warned . IFA chairman Tim Cullinan said the deal between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party …

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Agritech startups Saurabh Agarwal explain sustainable farming options

Image source: INDIA TV India’s agricultural sector supports nearly 60% of the rural population. India is known worldwide for its agricultural prowess. India’s agricultural sector supports nearly 60% of the rural population. The semi-annual GVA of agriculture and related sectors is estimated at 18.8% of total GVA in FY22. Between …

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The future of San Joaquin Valley agriculture could be ‘dryland agriculture’

Faced with fallow land as California dries up, farmers in the Central Valley may need to adopt new types of crops to survive. (CN) — Often touted as the breadbasket of the world, California’s San Joaquin Valley is the most agriculturally productive region with more than 250 different crops. But …

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Andhra Pradesh: the president of NABARD campaigns for sustainable agriculture

Drastic changes are happening in the agricultural sector, says GR Chintala Drastic changes are happening in the agricultural sector, says GR Chintala Integrated farming, use of proper agricultural tools, climate change management and soil regeneration will play a key role in agriculture in the future, said the president of the …

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Ecological farming, a boon for African farmers: new study

The Africa Emergency Food Facility program for Kenya will give more smallholder farmers like Lucy Njeri access to climate-resilient staple crop seeds and affordable fertilizers. (Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) An international team of scientists has found that environmentally friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including …

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Value of Welsh agriculture underlined after comments from Mark Drakeford

NFU Cymru has highlighted the value of the Welsh agricultural industry following controversial comments from the First Minister of Wales. Mark Drakeford said farmers must “do things that taxpayers are willing to invest in” to receive subsidies in the future. Under the Welsh Government’s recently announced agricultural policy, growers must …

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Bauchl engages international agricultural consultants on mechanized farming – The Sun Nigeria

By Paul Orude Bauchi The Bauchi State Government has engaged the services of International Agricultural Consultancy Farms for mechanized farming to transform the economic fortunes of the state. The project would ensure the development of 200,000 hectares of land for mechanized agriculture across the state. Governor Bala Mohammed revealed it …

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Drakeford comments he had to justify agricultural spending in Cardiff ‘astonishing’, says Tory member of Senedd

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> On the left, Samuel Kurtz. That’s right, Mark Drakeford. A Tory member of Senedd called “astonishing” the Prime Minister’s comments to the Royal Welsh in which he said he would have to justify spending money on farmers to the people of Cardiff. Mark Drakeford said farmers should …

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Subsistence farming still matters in Nepal « Khabarhub

Nepal’s agricultural sector’s contribution to the economy has declined by around 7% over a decade, reaching 24.90% in the financial year 2020/21, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. It is not surprising that around 68% of farmers, among the two-thirds of the population dependent on agriculture, practice subsistence agriculture. …

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Agriculture: support payments achieve their objectives according to Mairi Gourgeon

Minister Mairi Gougeon Commenting on the rapid delivery of agricultural support, Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said the global pandemic and the impact of the illegal invasion of Ukraine had highlighted the importance of food chains and security. eating : “These events also demonstrated how hard the agricultural sector works …

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Gambia: Agriculture in ruins as rural-urban migration continues

Most farms in rural Gambia are cultivated by labor. However, in recent times, farmers have complained of losing their labor due to rural exodus. Most of these migrants are young people who could cultivate the land but preferred to go to urban centers to seek white-collar jobs, which makes farming …

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Farming in ruins as rural exodus continues

Sedia Ceesay, the first child in a family of 17 from Sami Pachonki village in the Central River Region (CRR) Sami district who now lives temporarily with his uncle in Abuko, described climate change as a factor contribution to his departure from the village for the urban center. “With this …

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5 key areas Welsh Farmers Union call on government to tackle food and energy security – Swansea Bay News

The Farmers Union of Wales has launched a ‘five-point plan’ for UK governments which it says should be implemented to tackle the effects of the war in Ukraine and other factors on farmers , food producers and consumers. Speaking at the FUW press conference ahead of the Royal Welsh Show …

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Dairy farming: a sustainable means of income in sustainable agriculture – Le Sangai Express

17-Jul-2022 | Mr Norjit Singh, Th Ranadhir Singh, Chongtham Sonia, Blessa SailoAnimal husbandry is an integral part of agriculture. It makes multifaceted contributions to the growth and development of the agricultural sector. Livestock contributes to improving food production and ensuring nutritional security. It generates income, jobs …

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Teenagers inspired by farming at first ‘Farm my Food’ day in Hampshire

Hampshire Secondary School PUPILS were inspired by farming when they found themselves stuck on a working farm. Hampshire’s first #FarmMyFood Day took place on June 30. It was organized by LEAF in partnership with Hampshire Fare, the county food group, and Wheatsheaf Farming. Cllr Roz Chadd, Deputy Chief and Senior …

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A couple of farmers want to create a new cheese

Alan and Wendy Dempster, who farm just outside Co Antrim town, are creating the unique cheese as part of an agricultural diversification project which has already seen the launch of Lamb Van, a ‘street food truck specializes in a range of cooked snacks such as sausage rolls and burgers of …

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UK-wide pork supply chain review launched

The consultation follows recent challenges faced by the sector due to global pressures, including rising costs and labor shortages, which have raised questions about how the supply chain works. It seeks opinions on issues such as transparency, price disclosure, clarity of contract terms and market consolidation. It will run until …

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Training farmers to treat farming like a business in Papua New Guinea – Papua New Guinea

UNCDF, as part of EU-STREIT PNG, provided farmers with basic financial literacy skills with a focus on savings to make them understand that farming is a sustainable business and viable that can support their livelihoods.. Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Appreciating agriculture as a sustainable and viable business practice is …

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Liz Truss ignored warnings about Brexit’s impact on agriculture

The UK government ignored warnings about the damage Brexit would cause to Scotland’s food and farming sectors, despite being ‘clearly aware of the consequences’, a Scottish minister has said. This follows the revelation that Tory leadership candidate and former international trade secretary Liz Truss received detailed warnings from her own …

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Officials call for safety after recent farm accident – Austin Daily Herald

Earlier this month a rural farmer in Mower County near Dexter was rescued from a grain silo and although the unidentified man emerged from the incident relatively unscathed, it highlights the need for safety in one of the most dangerous professions in the world. According to Mower County Steve Sandvik, …

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Teagasc Ballyhaise College welcomes Ukrainian refugees

Fifty Ukrainian refugees are housed on the Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College campus. With the refugee crisis unfolding in Ukraine and across Europe, Teagasc decided to work with Cavan County Council and donate the two unused residential homes and two student accommodations. With the help of local contractors and staff volunteering, …

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Farmers go commercial with vegetable farming – myRepublica

ILLAM, JULY 10: Farmers in the eastern part of the district depend on commercial vegetable farming. Although there are occasional problems in the sale of vegetables, most of the vegetables produced here are sold at high prices. Farmers in Suryodaya-11 and 12 Municipalities and Rong Rural Municipality of the district …

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Farming Connect gives Thomas a hand

When Pembrokeshire-born Thomas Phillips was a 14-year-old schoolboy trying to plan his future prospects for work, he didn’t think his lifelong dream of working with cattle had a chance because he came from a non-agricultural environment. Today, this ambitious and focused newcomer, now 22 and assistant manager of a 450-cow …

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Sustainable Agriculture – A Big Focus on Egerton Farm

ARCZero is a European innovation partnership project led by farmers and funded by DAERA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development led by Professor John Gilliland of Devenish does just that, creating a strong baseline for both emissions and carbon stocks on its seven member farms. John Egerton is …

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A true celebration of agriculture and rural life by the sea, and a wonderful day out for the whole family!

The Melplash Show is the annual event that locals and visitors to Bridport and West Dorset most look forward to. Taking place at the West Bay Showground, it is a traditional one-day agricultural show that brings together the best of agriculture and rural life. For farmers and those who work …

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UK dairy farmers warn of rising prices amid chronic staff shortages | Agriculture

Dairy farmers are warning that a chronic labor shortage is hitting dairy production and further fueling food price inflation, and are calling for urgent action to prevent the situation from getting worse. Eight in 10 farm owners looking for workers said they received very few or no applications from people …

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Fish farming practices come under scrutiny as aquaculture booms

A recent investigative report claims to reveal for the first time the poor conditions, including the mistreatment of fish, at some Indonesian fish farms. While activists and industry figures disagree on the scale of the problem, both agree that aquaculture across Asia needs to be better managed while helping smallholder …

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Luxury glamping company opens its first site in the Republic of Ireland

Six exclusive glamping pods have been installed on the ancient Forth Mountain, giving guests sweeping views across the awe-inspiring ‘sunny south-east’ countryside towards Blackstairs Mountain and Mount Leinster. Further Space, which currently has eight luxury glamping sites in Northern Ireland and Scotland, is working in partnership with landowners on sustainable …

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Plastic has made farming easier, but what happens to the material after it’s used?

Madeline Uraneck moved to Wisconsin from Oklahoma 50 years ago. Although she is not a farmer, Uraneck said she always paid attention to what was happening in farm fields when driving around the state. “As you walk through the beautiful farmland, you notice the changes in farming, like hay bales …

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How the revival of traditional agricultural practices in the Mediterranean enriches nature and people

Every morning during the summer months, Fatjoni wakes up early and emerges from his hillside farmhouse into the beautiful landscape of the Albanian mountains. Their peaks stretch around him, shrouded in clouds, their sloping sides dotted with groves of trees and golden pastures. As he leads his herd of goats …

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Feminization of agriculture: women in agriculture must be supported by legal and social infrastructure

Editor’s note: FII’s #MoodOfTheMonth for July 2022 is Gender and environment. We invite submissions on the many layers of this theme throughout the month. If you would like to contribute, please refer to our submission guidelines and email your articles to [email protected] Women in agriculture live at the intersection of …

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Randox Antrim Show opens registration

A host of YFC sponsors, stewards, members, supporters and locals gathered recently to see what’s new since the last show in 2019, as registration officially opened for this year’s event. The sponsor’s reception was graciously supported by Antrim & Newtownabbey Council and supported by Randalstown YFC. During the evening, the …

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Federal government launches carbon culture review

THE newly elected federal government has used the tenth anniversary of Australia’s carbon market to announce a review of some of the controversial methods used to generate credits. Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen announced the former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb will lead the carbon culture …

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Infarm begins operation of vertical farming facility in Bedford

Infarm officially opened its Bedford farm in the UK on Monday. This will be their first large-capacity cultivation center in the country. The facility is 10,000m2 and has up to 40 Infarm units, each 10m high, all of which are cloud-connected agricultural units. Each unit can grow more than 500,000 …

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Local conference to support agriculture and agricultural industries

Members of the farming and agriculture industry are invited to attend the North Coast Region ‘River to the Sea’ Agriculture Conference to be held in Kempsey on July 28, 2022. The conference offers local farmers and the agricultural industry the opportunity to meet and identify other ways to work together …

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AGRICULTURE: New price records reached in cattle and sheep sectors

The latest report on the profile of the red meat industry, produced by Quality Meat Scotland (SMQ)also shows that overall demand for beef, lamb and pork has continued to rise, despite the rise of alternative proteins, and that emissions per unit of output are expected to decline. Iain Macdonald, Market …

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Royal Highland Show launches tickets for 2023

And with over 200,000 viewers of live online content on RHS TV, the reach of the Royal Highland Show has never been greater. Celebrating 200 years of showcasing the best of the country’s food, farming and rural life, high-profile figures were in attendance including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Secretary of …

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Aerial windfall for agriculture | Enterprise standard column

Interestingly, India seems to have the potential to become the world leader in the manufacture and lucrative use of these mini planes. TopicsBS Reviews | Drones | Agriculture In less than a year after the government liberalized the drone policy last August, the agricultural sector has become …

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Harvest Hope Farm offers youth an authentic farming experience – Agweek

MOORHEAD, Minnesota – Nestled in the trees just north of Moorhead, you’ll hear an abundance of laughter mingled with the crackle of little feet and the constant chorus of sheep bleating in the distance. Harvest Hope Farm hosts summer camps in this countryside oasis, allowing young people to experience what …

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Boost for regenerative farming in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

REGENERATIVE agriculture has received a boost in the Yorkshire Dales National Parkthrough a new grants program that has completed its first year of operation. More than 30 projects – almost all led by farmers – have started with support from the Agriculture in Protected Landscapes programme. They include the introduction …

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Farming Talk: The Life of a Rural Land Surveyor

Harriet Jones is a rural surveyor with Barbers Rural When I was young, being a chartered surveyor was not a profession that was often talked about. I’ve always loved the countryside, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do as a career. After embarking on a work experience …

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Agriculture: Scottish agricultural policy suffers from a lack of information

SLE chair, Mark Tennnant That’s the claim made in an updated strategic plan due to be launched by Scottish Land and Estates at the Royal Highland Show today. Calling for a redesign of the Agricultural Reform Implementation Oversight Board (ARIOB), SLE says it is not moving fast enough – and …

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International fly fisherman Stevie Munn looks forward to the Irish Game Fair

It attracts visitors from all over the world and is often enjoyed by people on fishing vacations. Now there is even more for visitors to see and do with the introduction of more attractions that will delight both the casual holiday visitor, as well as the visiting fisherman and family. …

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The estate’s new agricultural education program is bolstered by a donation

A new educational program at a Northamptonshire estate teaching young people the importance of sustainable farming has been boosted with a new donation. Property consultancy Fisher German has donated twenty laptops to Holdenby House to support its new rural education programme. The program takes primary school children to visit farms …

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Seaweed farming gets a boost | The Manila Times

CITY OF COTABATO: Bangsamoro MP Amir Mawallil has proposed creating more incentives for seaweed farmers by first improving their production and productivity. Mawallil said in a new bill he proposed there would be seaweed farming extension services, skills development, provision of production inputs, equipment, facilities and services. infrastructure for production …

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The answer to the British agricultural crisis? It’s in these books

Her book is full of telling details, like when, while applying for a five-year campaign management program, on a 123-page form and referring to a 312-page manual, she discovers she still has to fill out basic payment. Schema form, which has a completely different set of codes for each option. …

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US EPA urged to reassess glyphosate’s impact on health and the environment

By Jonathan Stempel June 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was ordered by a federal appeals court on Friday to reconsider whether glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller, poses risks unreasonable for humans and the environment. In a 3-0 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court …

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‘Bad government policy’ should not stop young people from farming

Chris MacManus, Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands-Northwest, said bad government policy should not stop young people from starting a career in farming. To support young farmers in Ireland, the MEP will ask the European Commission to engage with the Irish government to address its “lack of ambition for generational renewal” …

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4 newcomers to agriculture to watch – News

Agriculture is a great industry to work in, especially if you don’t come from a farming background. With each day presenting new and different challenges, we asked four new entrants why they entered the industry. Share this 4 newcomers to agriculture to watch 1.Paul White Paul White (picture above) recently …

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“Vertical Farming” is Best Engineering Project at the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Awards

Calum Macdonald wins the engineering prize. Calum Macdonald, a BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering student, won an award for his vertical farming idea at the 2022 UHI Business Awards. Calum (26), from Lewis, presented his idea for a small modular vertical farming unit that incorporates sensors and is self-contained but can …

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A group of farmers go to town

The Dunedin City Young Farmers Club is revived. Journalist Shawn McAvinue speaks with Morgan Ramsay, President of Young Farmers Otago Southland, Balfour. Q: What is the history of the club? We’re not 100% sure, it’s something we’re looking into. We know there was a club because a farmer found an …

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“Thousands of farmers could be deprived of agri-environment payments”

Thousands of farmers could find themselves without an agri-environment payment next year, despite news that a new agri-environment scheme will open later this summer. Applications for the new flagship €1.5 billion program that will replace GLAS will open this summer, Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue recently confirmed. However, in response to …

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Successful operation of a family business for the Pirongia couple

Chris Poole, Waikato Bay of Plenty FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Photo / Provided Using technology to reduce their environmental footprint and take better care of their herd is part of the daily activities of Pirongia dairy farmers, Chris and Emma Poole. They were the first farm in the …

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New alliance aims to balance Culpeper industry, historic sites and agriculture | Local News

Many residents want Culpeper’s farms to thrive, its rural landscapes to remain intact, and tourism to thrive. Some of them simply banded together to form the Culpeper Alliance for Balanced Growth, to argue for these results. The alliance describes itself as a group of Culpeper citizens and organizations passionate about …

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Three new CAFRE dairy technology demonstration farms named

Over the past year, the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) has run a series of over 170 TDF training events at TDFs across Northern Ireland in the dairy, beef, sheep , agricultural, environmental and pork with excellent feedback and Le CAFRE continues to take bookings for future …

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Program aims to improve palliative care in rural communities

Finding quality care nearby is a real challenge for rural Americans. According to the National Organization of State Rural Health Offices, only 9% of all doctors, 10% of psychologists and psychiatrists, and 12% of all pharmacists practice in rural communities. There are half as many specialists and dentists per 100,000 …

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Community takes on fish farming

A rural community in the Western Highlands province of Ogga saw 50 people attend a five-day fish farming training. The training was led by local resident Australia Awards Alumnus, Brian Yak. Among the 50 people who attended the training, 15 women and three people living with disabilities participated and acquired …

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The Minister sees a bright future for agricultural fairs

The first of these is the establishment of mechanisms to generate greater cohesion and cooperation between the different events. “A second result will be that of identifying opportunities for DAERA to support agricultural fairs in a more strategic way”, explained the Minister. Edwin Poots made the comments while attending the …

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New laws to protect property owners from walker bodily injury claims

New laws are being drafted to better protect landowners from potential lawsuits from walkers and hikers who injure themselves on their land. aws are made to provide for voluntary risk-taking if a person voluntarily places themselves in a position that they know could result in harm. It comes as the …

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Farming talent recognized in Queen’s birthday honors

The hard work and commitment of talented people working in agriculture across the UK was recognized on the Queen’s birthday. The honors recognize the impressive contributions and service of farmers, agricultural scientists and researchers, industry leaders and government officials. See also: Opinion: Queen’s strong leadership has a lesson for agriculture …

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Queen’s birthday honours: Taranaki farming identity humbled by gong

LISA BURD/Stuff Bryan Hocken is the happiest on the farm, but he’s also very honored to have been honored on this queen’s birthday. Taranaki’s farming identity, Bryan Hocken, will finally be able to relax on Monday morning after hiding a huge secret from his wife and children for weeks. And …

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Poots says agricultural show funding deadline extended

During visits to Ballymoney and Lurgan lounges today, he said the deadline for applications would be extended by four weeks to June 30. “It was fantastic to visit two of our very popular agricultural shows and meet farmers, food producers and visitors. Performances like this are essential to supporting our …

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If not auctioned, Department of Rural Development will farm Shamlat land itself: Kuldeep Dhaliwal

CHANDIGAR: The Department of Rural Development of Punjab has made an important decision regarding shamlat land which is auctioned every year through open bidding. In case a shamlat land is not auctioned, the department will cultivate this land itself. In a meeting with district and Panchayat development officials here today, …

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A Southland man determined to change the perception of dairy farming

Kavinda Herath/Stuff Southland Federated Farmers President Jason Herrick is running to serve on the National Board of Directors. A Southlander hasn’t served on Federated Farmers’ national board since 2011 and farmer Jason Herrick is determined to change that. Federated Farmers Sharemilker President Herrick will be running for a seat at …

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Myanmar farmers struggle to make ends meet amid rising farming costs

YANGON (Xinhua): In 30 years of growing rice in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region, Nyo Win has had many difficult times. But, with costs rising every day following a poor harvest, its current woes resemble many of the biggest difficulties to date. Fertilizer and diesel prices, the mainstays of rice cultivation, have …

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102-year-old WWII veteran says secret to long life is ‘farming and fresh air’

DICKINSON, ND — Residents of rural North Dakota are used to traveling long distances for certain services. The good news: Thanks to the kidney dialysis unit at CHII St. Alexius in Dickinson, that journey is a little shorter for some patients. The unit treats patients from western North Dakota, northern …

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Longford Leader Farming: €250,000 investment in Irish agricultural shows

Agriculture, Food and Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue TD has announced a major multi-year investment in the Irish agricultural show scene. Over the next five years, the Minister has announced that €250,000 will be invested in the core exhibition sector with the roll out of a brand new promotion aimed at …

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Women farmers in Nigeria seek a separate budget for their farming needs

According statistics, he says that in Africa, about 80 percent of agricultural production comes from small-scale farmers who are mostly women. Even though women make up the largest percentage of the labor force in the agricultural sector, they still face challenges such as lack of adequate finance, limited access to …

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Women in Agriculture profile with Lynsay Hawkes

Occupation: I am a communications assistant at the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and coordinator of the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend (BOIOFW) schools. Agricultural product : I live on a fifth generation dairy farm, which houses 250 Holstein, Jersey and Shorthorn cattle and a dairy herd of 135 people. …

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THORNESS FARMERS JOIN GOVERNMENT PILOT TO HELP ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE FARMING – Island Echo

The Brooks family of Thorness has joined a pilot project to help the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs improve the delivery of sustainable agriculture incentives to farms across the country. For over a century, the family have worked at South Thorness Farm, located in the Hamstead Heritage Coast …

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Women in agriculture follow the walk and talk the talk (agricultural)

Guests and Hosts Susanna Gorst, Nicola Massey, Romina Llorente, Louise Burchnall and Gary Mettam, Blankney Estates The walk to the farm, organized by property adviser Savills, law firm Shakespeare Martineau, chartered accountants Forrester Boyd, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), was held at the …

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Integrating community farming culture into the current production ecosystem – Amanda Yeo

MAY 26 — Food security has become a talking point among Malaysians as they begin to feel the pain of spending more money to buy the same amount of groceries. However, since there is no proper land and spatial planning from previous and current administrations for food production, this has …

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Angling for a splash at Shane’s Castle Game Fair

Running alongside the internationally renowned Game Fair at Shane’s Castle, this fantastic fly fishing fair dedicated to fly fishing is a real bonus for all Game Fair visitors. Game Fair Director Albert Titterington explained: “We have seen a huge increase in the number of angling enthusiasts who come to the …

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New capital grants offered to farming businesses in Wales

Wales has opened its Small Grants – Environment Scheme for applications to support investments in capital works that improve water quality or reduce flood risk. Welsh farmers are also encouraged to apply for the Small Grants – Efficiency Scheme, which supports investment in new equipment and technologies to improve the …

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Solar energy and agriculture in Japan

Japan would like to increase the amount of electricity it gets from renewable sources. According to Tokyo’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, it predicts that up to 38% of its electric power will come from renewable sources by 2030, but solar power only accounted for 8.9% of the country’s energy …

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A self-reliant process of holistic rural development – VC SKUAST Jammu – The Dispatch

JAMMU: Prof JP Sharma Vice Chancellor SKUAST Jammu while chairing a session during the 6th Agrivision National Convention ‘Coordination and Implementation of Modern Natural Agriculture Technology on 21st May 2022 at NAAS Complex, IARI New Delhi said it is time to take big steps and take agriculture out of chemical …

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Mafuro Farming, a large-scale dairy farming business established

By Wallace Mawire AFC Commercial Bank in Zimbabwe has supported the establishment of the large-scale Mafuro Safari Dairy Farm in Marondera District, Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe, which is expected to boost milk production in the country. Government of Zimbabwe officials from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and …

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Backyard Poultry Farming

Importance of Backyard Poultry Backyard poultry makes a substantial contribution to household food security in the developing world. They are used as sources of meat and eggs for consumption. It is a source of income and therefore represents a major contribution to poverty reduction. The demand for backyard poultry is …

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Tanzania: Let’s focus on irrigated agriculture-MPs

MEMBERS of Parliament hailed President Samia Suluhu Hassan for increasing the budget for the Ministry of Agriculture and called on the government to push hard for irrigated agriculture. In the current financial year, the Ministry of Agriculture has been allocated 294 billion/- but in the next budget, the government will …

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The Timshel Desert | Agricultural News

Photos courtesy of Daniel Griffith Daniel Griffith and one of Timshel Wildland’s cattle. Daniel Griffith One man’s health saga leads to regenerative agriculture WINGINA, Va. — A former athlete with a degenerative disease has become a regenerative agricultural farmer, going “wild” and challenging the limits of this form of agriculture. …

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Climate FieldView, RCIS partner to simplify the declaration of crop insurance

For Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) who use Climate FieldView, a new feature allows them to access, analyze, manage and now share their planting and harvesting data with an agent – ​​at no additional cost. “Whether it’s increased profitability, simplified tasks, time savings or peace of mind, creating value for …

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BJP Kisan Morcha to promote organic farming, native cow breeding

SANAWAD (Madhya Pradesh): BJP Kisan Morcha will organize village-level campaigns to promote organic farming and motivate farmers to keep cows in every household, BJP Kisan Morcha Vice State Chairman Rajendra Singh Rajput said as a guest of a workshop held for farmers under ‘Kisan Mera Gaurav’ at the Sheetla Mata …

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Albania pledges to meet Green Deal organic farming targets by 2030 – EURACTIV.com

Albania is confident that it can meet the European Green Deal target of 25% organic farmland by 2030 without negative impact on farmers or consumers during the transition, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Frida Krifca. Krifca represented Albania at the 33rd Regional Conference for Europe in Poland, organized …

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Welsh dairy sheep farmers make the most of Farming Connect support | Wales

The emergence of dairy sheep as one of the newest and most promising farming ventures in Wales is no accident. A new sector driven forward by pioneering farmers from all parts of Wales keen to meet market demand and based on centuries of knowledge and tradition in sheep management, Farming …

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Prioritize residue-free farming over organic farming

In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in consumer preferences. Indian shoppers are becoming more health conscious and mindful of the food they consume. In light of this trend, two modes of farming – residue-free and organic – have become increasingly popular. In simple terms, zero-residue farming techniques …

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A unique opportunity for children to learn about agriculture,

APPROXIMATELY 1,200 children from five primary schools from across the region have been invited to the Border Union Agricultural Society’s School Campaign Day at the Borders Events Center on Tuesday, May 17. The annual event, which is closed to the general public, offers children a unique opportunity to learn about …

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Government of Uttar Pradesh to promote floriculture with NBRI

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has agreed to partner with CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) to prepare a roadmap for the promotion of floriculture in the state under the National Floriculture Mission launched by the Center more than two years ago, people aware of the development said. A decision in …

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Passion for New Zealand sheep farming

When Brazilian Dayanne Almeida chose to settle in New Zealand, it was our expertise in sheep farming that attracted her. She now rewards that passion by promoting the country’s sheep sector to the world through her vast network of social media channels. Almeida, an animal science graduate, fell in love …

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Farming for meat where the three counties meet

BRENDAN with some of his Angus cattle. Photo: Ray Ryan Singer and farmer Brendan Shine raises up to 100 cattle Published: Wed, May 11, 2022, 10:13 AM BRENDAN Shine cuts and packs his own silage. The Roscommon native has had more Irish chart hits than the Beatles (30 to 27), …

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BRAC Bank organizes a workshop on financing solutions and insurance facilities for cattle farming

BRAC Bank held an awareness workshop for its sales team in Chattogram on livestock finance and insurance facilities for cattle farming entrepreneurs. The workshop was meant to train its field staff on the benefits of the finance facility and how it can help farmers grow their livestock business, a press …

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Rural connectivity still holding back UK agriculture, survey finds

Lack of action to improve rural connectivity is holding back food production and farming in the UK, reports the National Farmers’ Union. The NFU’s new digital technology survey reveals that greater broadband and mobile connectivity is needed to meet the needs of modern food and agriculture businesses. Respondents emphasized that …

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Varadkar says no farmer will be told to stop farming or reduce herd size

No farmer will be told to stop farming or reduce herd size in order to meet tough climate change targets, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told a Fine Gael conference on the agriculture and rural Ireland. He said Ireland would take “reasonable” steps to meet the government’s target of a 51 per …

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Historic photos of Edinburgh show the farming past of the capital’s western communities

West Edinburgh is known for its green residential areas which are teeming with local businesses. But what many locals forget is that the area was once made up mostly of farmland and its associated businesses. Corstorphine as a rural village only officially joined Edinburgh in the 1920s as part of …

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