Rural farming

Longford Leader Farming: ICMSA says water quality is ‘clearly’ improving

Commenting on the government’s latest nitrates proposals, ICMSA President Pat McCormack (pictured) described them as excessive and likely to affect the incomes of farmers – especially commercial family farmers – who he said were “The economic backbone of rural Ireland. And who are generally totally dependent on agriculture for their …

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Peterborough’s farm income drops to record high

Farming incomes in Peterborough fell to an all-time high last year. The National Farmers’ Union has said 2020 is a tough year for the industry, with farms across England losing more than £ 1 billion in revenue. Figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show total farming …

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Himachal ‘Krishi Sakhis’ now advocates natural agriculture

SHIMLA: Launched three years ago, Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana, a state government funded program that supports natural agriculture, has now roped 502 ‘Krishi Sakhis or female farm friends, for training to boost production. agricultural at lower cost by natural means. They will also spread the message to other members …

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2021: What made the agricultural news in July and August?

Our 2021 review continues with a look at the months of July and August. The NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report revealed some interesting numbers, a used 1983 County 1474 tractor auctioned off for a staggering amount and Arla revealed data suggesting UK dairy farmers were among the most respectful of …

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Corporate agriculture: BoR Punjab sends policy document to cabinet – Pakistan

LAHORE: The Punjab’s Board of Revenue (BoR) has forwarded a detailed enterprise agricultural policy to the provincial cabinet for approval, reliable sources said. Once the cabinet puts its seal on it, the BoR would lease large tracts of land to interested parties, they added. According to sources, cultivable land would …

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Vizag police encourage vegetable cultivation to eradicate ganja cultivation

Visakhapatnam: Rural police in Vizag have started distributing seeds of vegetables, silver oak and young eucalyptus trees to villagers in G Madugula to wean them from growing ganja. Recall that the Andhra Pradesh police decided to explore alternative cultures in order to eradicate the cultivation of ganja in the Vizag …

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House, car and borehole from chicken farming!

The Chronicle Nqobile Tshili, columnist Mr. R. Lameck Sibanda from the village of Silozwi in southern Matabeleland was a trinket seller working in either Victoria Falls or Harare before quitting his job to support his wife, a poultry farmer on their farm. Mr Sibanda, an elderly person, says the proceeds …

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Vertical farming on the rise in B.C., but facing challenges for the land, advocates say

Growing for Alycia van der Gracht means producing up to 900 heads of lettuce per month in a classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She grows shelves of lettuce, cilantro, and bok choy in a space of just two by four meters in a …

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Mental health in agriculture is more important than ever at Christmas

Posted: 13:57 December 23, 2021 As Christmas approaches, the pressures facing farmers and rural businesses are greater than ever, says Emma Haley, charity manager of rural mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone). In my work at YANA, I am constantly aware that the rural mental health support we …

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MLA on labor shortages worries in agriculture industry

A CUMBRIAN MP accused the Home Office of “not listening” to food security and the animal welfare crisis. The Committee on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questioned the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration at the Home Office, Kevin Foster MP, in a special session devoted to labor shortages …

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