Rural farming

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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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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