Rural farming

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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In pictures: CAFRE students attend the “Job opportunities in agriculture” event

More than 30 agricultural companies presented the range of positions and career opportunities available in the sector. Exhibitors also took the opportunity to meet students interested in internship opportunities, with a wide range of opportunities available. Joe Mulholland, the event organizer and Head of Higher and Higher Education Internships at …

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The closing date for EFS applications is approaching

The EFS Higher Tranche 6 agreements are scheduled to begin on January 1, 2023 and run for five years until December 31, 2027. If the number of applications exceeds the funding available, the applications will be ranked and those offering the greatest environmental benefit will be selected. You are encouraged …

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Youth trained in agriculture – Malawi 24

A non-governmental organization called “Conserve with Benefits” trained young people in farming practices that are more resilient to climate change. The young people in this training come from Ukwe EPA, TA Kabudula in Lilongwe district. Speaking in an interview, Conserve with Benefits team leader Collins Mittochi said he noted that …

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YouTube farming couple based in Tap O’Noth by Rhynie, share the joy of 10 years of success

A YOUTUBE farming couple are celebrating a decade of sustainable farming in rural Aberdeenshire. James Reid and Rosa Bevan have amassed an impressive following on YouTube. Young farmers James Reid and Rosa Bevan have made a living at Tap O’Noth by Rhynie using permaculture techniques. With over 19,000 YouTube subscribers, …

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FERN’s Back Forty: How Vegetable Farming Can ‘Redevelop’ the Mississippi Delta

By Boyce Upholt Back Forty will bring you periodic reviews, interviews and insights from journalists on the stories they’ve written. Register here or below Woodruff County, Arkansas is located at the western end of what has come to be known as the “Delta,” the flat empire of farmland that hugs …

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CSO: 25 farmers committed suicide in 2019

Mental health issues in rural Ireland are coming under increasing scrutiny, with the farming community particularly at risk of rural isolation and depression. n average, 25 farmers die each year by suicide, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to the Independent of agriculture. Mental health in …

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Smart farming practices pay more dividends

AAgriculture continues to be a key contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of various economies around the world. As of the 2020/2021 financial year, agriculture accounted for around 23.7% of Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 31% of export earnings. Taking inspiration from the cultivation of coffee, which is …

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The NBA is focused on the future of beef

Christine Middlemiss, UK’s Chief Veterinarian, Professor Alice Stanton, renowned expert on the health benefits of red meat, and MP Daniel Zeichner will speak at the NBA Beef Expo seminars The expert panel includes Will Jackson, Director of Beef and Lamb Strategy at AHDB, Independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant, Dr. Jude Capper, …

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Carlow Nationalist — Support group for bereaved farm families launches mentorship program

Caroline Redmond, Tom Canning, Veronica Morris, Ciaran Austin, Norma Rohan, Aisling Meehan, Eimear Kelly, Catherine Kenneally, Brian Rohan, Angela Hogan and David Leydon launch the Embrace FARM Encircle program, funded by the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) , through the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine By Suzanne Pender EMBRACE FARM, …

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Two major agricultural estates are coming to market with a total price close to £90million

The estates of Coldham and Goole, in the counties of Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire, are for sale on behalf of Urban&Civic, with agents Savills and Bidwells jointly managing the process. Together, the estates total over 8,350 acres, including 20 residential properties and 30 wind turbines. The Coldham estate, comprising 4,179 …

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Blending math learning and farming at Ysgol Pentrecelyn

DENBIGHSHIRE pupils learned about agriculture and mathematics. Children from Ysgol Pentrecelyn recently hosted Lord Newborough for a visit, as part of a project recently launched by Young Enterprise. The innovative project involves Welsh middle school children in developing an agriculture-based financial education manual tailored to their needs. The handbook is …

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Soaring costs threaten farmers’ livelihoods and ways of life

Amaze a few shoppers outside an Albuquerque supermarket and you’ll find that everyone noticed the groceries were more expensive. “Products by the pound in particular have increased,” says university student Laura Miramontes. She adds that food prices are a frequent topic of family conversation. “Oh, my God, my father,” she …

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Improving the perception of agriculture is important for the industry | rural life

Editor’s note: Please enjoy this column by Dr. Rosmann from 2015. How farmers take care of their land and their animals is an opinionated and emotionally sensitive topic for almost all farmers. Their feelings are understandable. Any threat to the ability of agricultural producers to meet basic human needs for …

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Farming efforts to delay eco-friendly subsidies risk hitting net zero – report | Agriculture

According to a new analysis, there will be a “substantial gap” in UK farming’s efforts to reach net zero if post-Brexit eco-friendly subsidies are delayed for two years. The National Union of Farmers (UNF) is urging the government postpone Environmental Land Management (Elms) schemes until 2025 and maintain the EU’s …

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Milton Downs sells to a farming family in the district

Milton Downs in Bellata is a major producer of grain and dry cotton. Photo: Moree Immobilier ONE of Australia’s largest and best-known farm properties, Milton Downs, near Moree in north-west New South Wales, has been sold at an undisclosed price to a young family who was already farming in the …

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Urban Ontarians learn the art of small-scale farming in Antigonish

Meghan Johnny says with increased severe weather and increased instability in the global supply chain, she feels a duty to be a farmer. “The more I learn to grow food for myself and my community, the more equipped I am to continue caring for my community for the future,” she …

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Agriculture was central to recovery in the Mwai Kibaki era

Former President Mwai Kibaki during a past public lecture at Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi. [Mbugua Kibera, Standard] When the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) government led by Mwai Kibaki came to power in early 2003, its main objective was to improve the country’s economic performance. To this end, it produced …

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Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Space: pay particular attention to spring agricultural production and strive to obtain a good harvest of summer cereals

April 22, 2022 11:15 p.m. (GMT+8) EqualOcean Tang Renjian, director of the central bureau of agriculture and minister of agriculture and rural areas, chaired an executive meeting of the ministry of agriculture today to convey and study the spirit of the executive meeting of the Council of Agriculture. ‘State, study …

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Precision dairy farming: a new technological marvel in the dairy

posted on April 23, 2022 | Author DR. FAAZIL BASHIR RATHER Worldwide, about 150 million households are engaged in dairy farming with a production of about 860 million tons of milk. India is the highest milk producing country in the world with production of around 187.75 million tons of milk …

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Agricultural Concessions

By Phil Jarratt They might be the star couple of new-age farming, but Bray Farms directors Nina and Mitch Bray have much bigger goals in mind. Through their company properties in the Darling Downs and Noosa Shire in Cootharaba, they want to demonstrate by personal example that farming, even in …

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China to take new measures for spring agriculture, secure and increase energy supply

China will adopt measures for healthy agricultural production in spring to ensure a bumper harvest and stable supply of major agricultural products, according to a decision taken at the executive meeting of the State Council chaired by the prime minister on Wednesday. Li Keqiang. The meeting stressed that job security …

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Unclear Federal Law Allows Logging, Agriculture, and Mining to Threaten U.S. Biodiverse Ecosystems

No version of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which is part of the Clean Water Act, adequately protects the country’s natural areas. By Sam Davis The recent decision by the Supreme Court to examine the “scope limitation” of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which is a important part …

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Over £30,000 of farm equipment stolen in East Yorkshire

SEVERAL farmers have reported thefts of over £30,000 worth of equipment. Humberside Police have received reports of thefts of GPS systems from agricultural tractors, including at Goodmanham, near Market Weighton (25 March) and Wressle, near Howden (1 April). More than £35,000 worth of GPS receivers and displays were stolen from …

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Australian agricultural standards investigated ahead of trade deal | farm online

A panel of UK trade experts consulted animal rights campaigners in Australia ahead of the recent signing of a free trade deal. The group of scientists was brought together by the government after UK farmers raised concerns about a flood of imports from Australia ‘stealing’ local markets. The UK has …

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Media Today Group and Krishi Jagran sign MoU to help farming community through mutual collaboration

This MOU covers the coordination of delegations, international promotion and marketing of exhibitions, and many more for the benefit of agricultural communities, agricultural startups and other related stakeholders in the same field. MB Naqvi, Managing …

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Mayo Sheep Farmer Joins Farming for Nature Network

A County Mayo sheep farmer who considers himself a steward of the land has joined the Farming for Nature (FFN) Ambassador Network. Now in its fourth year, FFN has been created to highlight the stories of farmers across Ireland who are managing their land sustainably, while providing an income for …

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New Farming Connect Workshop | tenby-today.co.uk

Farming Connect has added an additional module to its fully funded Animal Health and Welfare (AH&W) training workshop. “Improving the performance of lambs after weaning” will be deployed from the beginning of April, bringing the total number of subjects currently available to 16. With all AH&W Farming Connect course content …

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Free-roaming dogs cause £1.5m loss to farming industry

‘Carnage in the countryside’ is what the Easter holidays could bring to local farmers according to recent figures released by NFU Mutual. The latest statistics confirm that in 2021 farmers lost livestock worth an estimated £1.52million, after the animals were injured or killed by runaway dogs. And those most at …

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Michigan food, agriculture and forestry exports jump 19% in 2021

Exports from Michigan’s food, agriculture and forestry industries jumped 19% in 2021. // – Stock Image Michigan’s food, agriculture and forestry exports saw 19% year-over-year growth in 2021, as business owners and farmers across the country continued to adapt to global challenges. According to the US Census Bureau, Michigan’s food …

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Scottish farmers invited to bid for £5m fund for sustainable farming equipment

Image: Shutterstock/Nancy Anderson Farmers, smallholder farmers and contract farmers in Scotland are invited to bid up to £5million for equipment that supports sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grants (SACGS) program will provide funding for equipment “with a recognized evidence base” to protect the aquatic environment and reduce agricultural impact …

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Laois-based farm organization says turf ban ‘bureaucratic nonsense’

A farming organization headquartered in Laois has blasted the turf sale ban. Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association rural development chairman Tim Farrell said there was simply no justification for making ordinary people criminals by banning the sale or distribution of turf. “While those with cutting rights will be allowed …

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Be aware of applicable inheritance tax laws

If you’ve thought about estate tax for as long as I have, you’ll remember the estate tax exemption of $600,000 per person. Twenty-five years ago, many more people than today had to consider “death tax.” Many families had separate mom and dad trusts in an effort to double the rather …

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TAMS benchmark costs rose as inflation bit

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue announced TAM benchmark cost increases with increases ranging from 5-15% on investment items listed under TAMS, The move comes as construction costs continue to soar and comes on top of the 5-20% cost increases already introduced in July 2021. These come after a full review by …

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Agriculture: Can England help us reverse the illegal dumping trend? -Brian Henderson

I have no idea how many responses they received, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was quite a sizable number, judging not only by the amount of trash you see dumped in this beautiful country, but also by the number of press releases on the issues that have crossed …

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Jagadguru Varsity launches organic farming project

Jagadguru Kripalu University (JKU), which is currently in the construction phase, launched a pilot project, “The Organic Odisha”, on Saturday. This initiative would facilitate the scaling up of organic and natural farming in the state. The effort would promote natural and organic farming by small and marginal farmers in Odisha …

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Without agricultural experience, this couple buys an apple orchard. Their bet pays off

Chris and Emily Shipway’s move to a nine-hectare apple orchard in the Adelaide Hills has shocked many people. “Everyone literally thinks we’re crazy about what we bought because it was important. We bought an area of ​​12,000 apple trees and we had no equipment,” says Chris. Adelaide’s intensive care nurses …

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Artist combining his agricultural passion

It’s farming Editor-in-Chief, Catherina Cunnane, in conversation with artist and farmer Kathryn Taylor, in this week’s Women in Ag segment. We discuss how she combines her love for art and agriculture. “I come from Mold-North Wales and have lived here since I was born. I am not directly from an …

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GEA solar farm project reaches Bartica – Guyana newsroom

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is set to complete the installation of a 1.5 MWp solar photovoltaic park at Dagg Point, Bartica as early as May 2022. The system will be connected to the Guyana Power and Light grid Inc (GPL). With a spike in fossil fuel prices, residents of …

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Irish MEPs urged to champion sustainable grass-fed farming

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has ‘out of hand’ rejected European Commission proposals to introduce emissions permits for livestock farming, says the chairman of the cattle committee , Edmund Graham. New proposals would introduce emissions permits for farms with more than 150 cattle units, however, said Graham, …

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McConalogue: “I want to bring young people into agriculture”

Agriculture, Food and Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue said his main goal is to ensure that agriculture remains strong and sustainable in the future. In yesterday’s Seanad (Tuesday March 5), Senator Victor Boyhan asked Minister McConalogue to clarify whether he was considering setting up a pension plan for dairy farmers. The …

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Farmers will be exposed to modern agriculture during PM’s visit: Jitendra | Kiran of Udaipur | Latest news from Udaipur

Jammu, April 5: Farmers will be exposed to modern farming techniques as well as the use of drones in the agricultural sector during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Palli Panchayat in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 24 to mark Panchayati Raj Day. Along …

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Welsh farming couple talk about their mental health issue

A Welsh farming couple have urged those with mental health issues to ‘go talk to someone’ after speaking out about their own struggles. Glamorgan cattle and sheep farmers Richard Walker and Rachel Edwards-Walker run Flaxland Farm – a 120-acre cattle and sheep farm just outside Barry. Richard was diagnosed with …

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Could vertical farming solve the problems in Canada’s food supply chain?

It’s a rainy afternoon in North York, the kind of weather farmers traditionally thrive on. But tradition trumps technology in the field of Jonah Krochmalnek. Basil, cilantro and arugula grow from floor to ceiling in his 5,000 square foot warehouse. Every germ is meticulously managed; two million seeds planted each …

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A woman’s dream of milking cows comes true thanks to the farming community

Penny Harding / Stuff Karen Chapman says there’s no place she’d rather be than in the milking parlour. Among the sprawling paddocks of Otaua, near Waiuku township, south of Auckland, tucked away in a farm shed – there’s nowhere Karen Chapman would rather be. As a child, Chapman was diagnosed …

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Farming app offers education and management advice

BROOKSVILLE, Ky. — Cattle ranches line State Highway 22 in Bracken County. The winding road in the hills of rural Kentucky leads to another winding road, this one without lines, through valleys and hills. There are green farmlands dotted with patches of plowed land stretching out to the horizon in …

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Military veteran turns to farming amid shrinking farm labor

(NewsNation) – Thousands of farmers have left the land for other jobs, leading to a nearly 20% drop in the number of agricultural workers over the past 20 years, according to the International Labor Organization. Ken DeVan, who has over 20 years of military service under his belt, tried his …

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MEPs call for incentives to promote organic farming

MEPs in the EU Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today [Thursday, March 31] recommended to help Member States to promote organic farming. Members of the committee voted unanimously in favor of a report on the EU action plan for organic farming. The report points out that the share of agricultural …

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Food Security in the BIMSTEC Region: Lessons from Sri Lanka’s Smart Agriculture

By Dr. Manoj Thibbotuwawa Sri Lanka successfully concluded the fifth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on March 30, 2022. Established in 1997, BIMSTEC is a seven-member regional organization comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. BIMSTEC pays …

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Contract poultry farming thrives despite pandemic shock

While contract farming is not yet firmly entrenched in the country, the model is firmly established and growing in the broiler meat industry. About 25 companies, including Venky’s, Suguna, IB, Sneha Farms, Sampoorna, Maa Integrators and Unnat, have thrived in this business in recent years, in a model where they …

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Our agricultural strategy needs a radical overhaul – we need to ask ourselves who benefits from maintaining the status quo

For Irish agriculture, the repercussions of the war in Ukraine provide further evidence that our government is ready to redouble its efforts on a failing strategy published in 2010. he Ministry of Agriculture has set up a fodder safety committee, but will not address any of the systemic issues that …

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EDITORIAL: Agriculture is vital for National Agriculture Day and every day | Editorial

The Times and the Democrat You may have missed it. March 22 was National Agriculture Day. The observance aims to make Americans understand the role that agribusiness plays in all of our lives. It’s a big. How much can be seen in a report quoted by Farmer Bowman and SC …

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Around 45 farmers are joining the virtual farming roadshow hosted by Penrith and MP for The Border, Dr Neil Hudson

MORE than 45 farmers and stakeholders concerned about the future of farming in the county participated in a virtual farming roadshow hosted by a county deputy. Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, said farmers joined the event to voice their concerns about new farm finance schemes. It …

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Aurivo is looking for candidates for a revolutionary sustainable agriculture program

Published: Sat 26 March 2022, 06:30 AURIVO is calling on its farmer members to apply to participate in a groundbreaking new sustainable agriculture initiative, which aims to help farmers produce nutritious meat and dairy products while dramatically improving their farm’s carbon footprint. Aurivo is calling for applications from its 10,000 …

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Black farming community challenges Illinois gas pipeline

By Clark Mindock (March 25, 2022, 5:10 p.m. EDT) — Community groups in a historically black farming community in Illinois said Friday that Nicor ​​gas pipeline infrastructure approved for the area — though the community has little interest in gas connections – would destroy the soil composition. The Pembroke Environmental …

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Can carbon farming and carbon credits reduce emissions and reverse climate change? | farm online

On the Monaro Plain in southern New South Wales, a farmer shows us the kangaroo grass that has reappeared on his property. Unlike many neighboring properties, this farmhouse is filled with native herbs that go up to your knees. The farmer points out kangaroo grass scattered all over the paddock, …

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DEDS Proves Lucrative for J&K Dairy Entrepreneurs

As an agricultural area, the agriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir produces 16.18% of its GDP, with the dairy sector contributing 35% Dairy farming is booming in the Union Territory with Jammu and Kashmir governments focusing on …

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Ukraine and P&O Ferries discussed at agriculture ministers meeting

The challenges of the Ukraine crisis and the suspension of P&O ferry crossings were discussed during a meeting with UK agriculture ministers. The pressing issues facing the agri-food sector were highlighted at a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (IMG EFRA). Attending were Defra Secretary …

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Northumberland farming family fear impact of changes to pop-up camping rules

The Dixon family milk 100 purebred Holstein x Friesian cows at their peaceful family farm in Hedley on the Hill, overlooking the Tyne Valley. But in an effort to diversify and secure the future of the family farm, last year they set up a temporary campsite called Valley View Camping …

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The Illinois congressman calls Pres. Biden for agricultural priorities

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) With farm costs and gas prices rising, an Illinois congressman says the Biden administration has failed farmers. At a House Ag committee hearing leading up to the 2023 Farm Bill, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, R-IL, said farmers concerned about input costs, burdensome environmental regulations and rules …

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“Use carbon farming as additional farm income”

Dry Cattle Rancher Niels Hansen says farmers across the country could see economic benefits if they add carbon forestry to their operations. Hansen, his wife Fiona Howatson and his parents Peter and Grethe Hansen have planted over 15% of their Taranaki dry cattle farm in the carbon forest, with 217 …

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Mizoram districts to transition from ‘jhum’ to ‘green’ farming with FAO help

To move farmers from the unscientific “Jhum” or slash-and-burn method of cultivation to sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s “Green-Ag” project Agriculture (FAO) is implemented in Mizoram, ensuring conservation of biodiversity and forests. The project is implemented in two districts of Mizoram – Mamit and Lunglei …

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Nyakaana’s one-acre agricultural model that pays off

In 2008, it was announced that President Museveni was going to visit Kabarole district. One of the activities planned for this visit was to interact with the farmers of one of the poorest villages at the time, Rwengaju, to see how they were surviving. Inspiration At the time, Richard Nyakaana …

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This accountant is the GOAT of, well, goat farming

What started as a hobby nine years ago has now become an agricultural business in two different countries. Today, former accountant Justin Dziruni has 12 full-time employees and a number of seasonal workers. His company, Zazo Boergoats raises Boergoats goats and Red Kalahari goats. Through this indigenous herding operation in …

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The pig farming sector pleads for more support in the context of the current crisis

Leading Scottish pig farmer Jamie Wyllie welcomed Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon to the farm yesterday as the sector faces its worst crisis in a generation. The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by local MSP Paul McLennan on a tour of one of the many high health pig …

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padkai: Few takers for the government’s Padkai agricultural program in 3 tehsils | Pune News

PUNE: The Padkai hillside cultivation scheme, which geologists considered the main cause of the Malin landslide that killed 151 people on July 30, 2014, has been revived in Ambegaon, Khed and Junnar tehsils. Padkai is a tribal practice of creating small beds by cutting, digging and flattening hillsides for planting …

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Red Tractor ‘fails to regulate’ pesticide use for UK supermarket produce | Agriculture

The Red Tractor scheme, used to mark food produced to a ‘high standard’, fails to regulate the use of pesticides on farms, according to a report. As the largest agricultural and food assurance scheme in the UK, which certifies around 50,000 farmers, Red Tractor is responsible for ensuring compliance with …

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The Moderator and agricultural issues

Dr Bruce was speaking during his visit to Iveagh Iveagh PCI Rectory, which involved farm visits and lunch with senior agricultural representatives and the denomination’s rural chaplain. The meetings and visits were part of 20 separate engagements during his week-long tour to one of ICP’s 19 regional presbyteries. The parsonage …

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Galbraith staff raise bullish total for agricultural welfare charity RSABI

A SIMMENTAL bull from Corskie Farm, near Fochabers, joined the Galbraith team in handing over a check for £5,470 to RSABI, at recent Stirling bull sales. (Left to right) Alice Wilson, Associate Rural Surveyor at Galbraith, Harry Seran, Head of Finance and Digital at RSABI, Carol McLaren, Managing Director of …

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Zero tillage makes farming profitable in Africa

Zero tillage is making productive agriculture profitable in Africa while improving soil health and farmer yields, especially in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia. Farmers in these countries have realized the environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land. Rural Business Development Services in Uganda train, advise and guide …

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AP will use drone technology for agriculture

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled plans to introduce drone technology to the state’s agricultural sector. Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu announced the state’s decision to use drone technology while presenting the budget for agriculture and related sectors to the assembly. He said the state government is planning to spend …

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Bill would give Missouri tax credits for urban agriculture and agriculture outreach programs | State News

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide state tax credits for establishing urban farms in Missouri’s food deserts and creating an outreach program in those areas has received support bipartite. Bill of 1919, sponsored by Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins, D-St. Louis, would give up to 50% state tax credit …

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The debate on the right to repair in 2022

The right to repair became a hot topic again when the Biden administration in July introduced an executive order promoting competition in the economy. Biden Executive Order the executive order signed by President Biden called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to limit anti-competitive practices as a means of promoting …

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UFU launches manifesto for 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly elections

The manifesto will be distributed to all political parties in Northern Ireland ahead of the election, which will take place on May 5. UFU President Victor Chestnutt explained: “In our UFU manifesto, we have highlighted our vision of a productive, profitable and progressive agricultural sector that can benefit the environment, …

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Russian conflict and impact on food, agriculture

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global commodity markets. It now threatens to drive up farming costs and skyrocket food prices. Food inflation in India could therefore soon enter double-digit territory. Mint examines the impact. How will the conflict affect India? The war in the Black Sea region, which is …

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Charity shocked by Covid impact on farmers

The fallout from Covid-19 on the mental health of farmers will be felt for months if not years to come, Irish Rural Link (IRL) has warned. Although most pandemic restrictions have been lifted, IRL CEO Seamus Boland said volunteers were “shocked” by the high level of loneliness in the community. …

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Is solar energy a threat to agriculture? | News, Sports, Jobs

At the 2022 PA Farm Show, the Pennsylvania State Grange presented an informative program on solar power generation as it relates to agriculture. The panel presented thought-provoking ideas on whether or not industrial-scale solar power generation can co-exist with production agriculture. Improving the use of alternative energies is …

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Climate Change Update | agricultural life

Tyron’s campaign. Photo: Cliff Donaldson The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has been consistent in its message throughout, stating that we want to see fair and credible legislation for NI based on science and expert advice. Despite all the evidence presented to them, some politicians do not understand the significant environmental …

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New Zealand trade deal ‘will hurt farming communities’

TRADE UNIONS and politicians have warned that the New Zealand-UK trade deal will hurt rural communities. The UK Government’s International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said the deal would “cut red tape” between the two countries and UK trade would “skyrocket” as a result. But Mid and West Wales Ms Jane …

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Dutch Ambassador to Ghana urges cocoa farmers to take farming as a serious business

Economic news for Saturday March 5, 2022 Source: 3news.com 2022-03-05 Cocoa farmers are advised to run their farming business as a business Ghanaian cocoa farmers have been encouraged to view their farming activities as a business for sustainable growth. The Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, Jeroen Verheul, observed that this mindset …

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AEM addresses supply chain, COVID-19 and energy crises

Following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) discussed the state of the industry and its top policy priorities ahead of the mid-election -mandate in 2022. AEM is the North America-based international trade group that represents more than 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers of …

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James Maroney: Lawmaker is still captured by farming fantasy

This commentary is from Leicester resident James H. Maroney Jr. The Legislative Assembly is considering a bill to strengthen the Right to Farm Act, the intention of which was to protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits brought by neighbors who object to noise and /or pollution generated during the vital work …

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Proposed new rules for carbon farming of exotic forests in the future

Forestry Minister Stuart Nash and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have released a public discussion paper that seeks input on ideas for better managing afforestation. “Climate change is a challenge that we cannot postpone. The government wants to encourage reforestation to help meet our climate change goals, offset carbon emissions …

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Farmers ‘relieved’ after vote on climate change amendments

It is a key amendment tabled by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, aligning the cuts with advice from the Climate Change Committee. UFU President Victor Chestnutt said: “After the careful consideration stage, our farmers are extremely relieved that a separate methane target has been supported by MPs, bringing us back to …

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Zimbabwe farmers urged to intensify chilli cultivation

Farmers in Zimbabwe have been urged to intensify the cultivation of chilli peppers to help build the resilience of local communities through this viable livelihood option in the wake of climate change risks, a local agronomist has said. Special Musakura, a chilli agronomist with the Unicare company, said he is …

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Man created the age of fire: the Pyrocene era

I started the fire this weekend after returning from a brisk walk to the farm and pointed out to my wife that it was becoming a political act. like a mixed fire of briquettes, grass and later charcoal to really turn up the heat. Fire is perhaps our oldest act …

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Kikwete: Adopt technology to develop rural agriculture

By Josephine Christophe Dar es Salaam. Retired President Jakaya Kikwete said limited access to modern technology, as well as little adoption and absorption of technology, are among the major challenges hampering the transformation of rural agriculture. He said these – coupled with the unavailability of important facilities such as markets …

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2022 Tri-County Food and Agriculture Awards: Applications Open

THE Hereford Times is delighted to launch the Three Counties Food and Farming Awards 2022, with our county’s finest ensemble to be honored at a glitzy ceremony this summer. After running the event online for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic, it is with great pleasure that …

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‘Modern Day Pioneers’ See Northern Ontario’s Vast Agricultural Potential

Selina and Jim Rogers, transplanted to Saskatchewan, prepare for the fourth harvest at the former demonstration farm in Kapuskasing In 2017, when Selina and Jim Rogers and their four children left their well-established farming operation in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, in favor of a relatively undeveloped acreage in northern Ontario, more …

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Global Biochar Industry to 2028 – Organic Agriculture Industry Growth Presents Opportunities | News

DUBLIN, February 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Biochar Market 2022-2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.comit’s offer. This report indicates that the global biochar market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.40% in value and 10.34% in volume over the forecast period 2022-2028. Factors such as favorable …

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What’s the news today? | Thursday, February 24, 2022

Today’s roundup features the latest news from Russia and Ukraine, crop management news and recent developments in the spread of avian flu. Catch up here. Russia and Ukraine As President Biden and NATO allies respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Kremlin sanctions, the people of Ukraine are trying to …

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Moving Defra to Yorkshire to be closer to farming communities ‘makes perfect sense’, suggests Tory MP

MP for York Outer Julian Sturdy said moving the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs out of London was ‘perfectly logical’ and suggested York in particular would be a ‘fantastic place’ . He made the comments during a debate in Westminster Hall on sustainable agriculture and food production practices. …

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Save lives from the sky

Morne Mountain Rescue has received £212,000 and Skywatch NI has received £284,000 from the new £2million Covid scheme announced by Minister for Rural Affairs Edwin Poots. The program will help nine of the Northern Ireland Search and Rescue (NISAR) teams, which rescue some 500 people each year, to purchase essential …

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Lothian crime: Farming communities in Lothian hit hard as police issue warnings over stolen quad bikes

According to the National Farmer Union, “Global supply chain issues, shipping delays and the impact of Covid and Brexit have contributed to waiting lists for new quads and increased demand. used kits”. This has led to an increase in quad thefts in the UK, with areas of Scotland including Lothians, …

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Applications open for the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Awards

Advocacy group ANIMAL WELFARE Compassion in World Farming is calling for entries for its 2022 Sustainable Food and Farming Awards. The CIWF Awards were created to reward producers and companies that take action to produce better quality meat, dairy and eggs, while protecting wildlife and the wider environment. Applications are …

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Is solar energy a threat to agriculture | Opinion

At the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Pennsylvania State Grange presented an informative program on solar power generation as it relates to agriculture. The panel presented thought-provoking ideas on whether industrial-scale solar power generation can co-exist with production agriculture. Improving the use of alternative energies is a positive objective that …

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