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Sea slime sightings ‘linked to natural phenomena, not fish farms’

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Sea slime sightings ‘linked to natural phenomena, not fish farms’

- Slime re-appeared across the Maltese coast in recent days Sea slime and foam that has re-appeared across the Maltese coast in recent days is linked to “natural phenomena”, authorities have said. The re-appearance of slime and foam across the coast – from Qawra to Sliema to Marsascala - had sparked fears that fish farm waste was once again polluting the waters, as it had last summer

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Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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PA grants temporary permit for Comino fish farm relocation

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PA grants temporary permit for Comino fish farm relocation

- The Planning Board approved planning permission for the temporary relocation of 6 tuna cages from the south Comino channel. The new site is approximately 5km offshore, outside Sikka l-Bajda. The permit, which is valid for two years, to relocate to this site, is an interim solution until the Department of Fisheries sets up a second aquaculture zone in the north

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Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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Farmer weeps in court as he avoids prison over animal cruelty offences

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Farmer weeps in court as he avoids prison over animal cruelty offences

- Farmer weeps in court as he avoids prison over animal cruelty offences A bankrupted farmer wept in court as he narrowly escaped going to prison over animal cruelty offences.

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Dairy backs plan to help create new organic farm

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Dairy backs plan to help create new organic farm

- JERSEY Dairy is backing a planning application for a new cattle shed on a St Helier farm to help secure the future of the Island’s supply of fresh organic milk. Richard Smith, of Laugée Farm, in Grande Route de Mont á l’Abbé, wants to convert from conventional agricultural practices to organic, but he needs premises that meet modern standards. In a letter supporting the proposal, Jersey Dairy managing director Eamon Fenlon writes: ‘The Jersey cow and its special milk are a unique and a vital part of Jersey’s cultural identity

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Wexford farmer producing world's most expensive beef lands supermarket deal

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Wexford farmer producing world's most expensive beef lands supermarket deal

- An Irish beef farmer has just landed a deal to supply supermarket chain SuperValu with Wagyu beef - the most expensive beef in the world.

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Global interest in Dublin farm drives staggering price of over €50,000/ac

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Global interest in Dublin farm drives staggering price of over €50,000/ac

- Global interest in Dublin farm drives staggering price of over €50,000/ac Dublin land is continuing to make strong prices with a 10ac parcel in D24 making €51,000/ac at auction.

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Farmer crushed to death by his tractor after his pet dog jumped on the controls of his JCB

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Farmer crushed to death by his tractor after his pet dog jumped on the controls of his JCB

- A FARMER died after being crushed by his parked tractor when his dog jumped on the controls in the driver’s cab. Derek Mead, 70, had a heart attack when the JCB vehicle lurched into him. Police and paramedics rushed to his £2million farm in Hewish, Somerset, but they were unable to save the father of three. In a statement the Mead family, who have been farming in Somerset since the 1400s, described his death as a terrible loss

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France reports mild H7 bird flu virus at farm

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France reports mild H7 bird flu virus at farm

- PARIS: France last month detected a case of low-pathogenic H7 bird flu at a farm in the center of the country, a report from the French agriculture ministry showed. H7 is a less severe form than the H5N8 virus which has sparked the culling of millions of poultry birds in recent months. H7 bird flu was found in the rural district of Saulnay on a farm with 4,980 ducks and pheasants, said the ministry report, which was published by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Tuesday

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France sees duo with Germany key for post-Brexit EU farm policy

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France sees duo with Germany key for post-Brexit EU farm policy

- PARIS: The loss of Britain's net contribution to the European Union farm budget after Brexit and the upcoming reform of EU agriculture policy will require tighter links between the bloc's two biggest farm powers, according to France's farming minister. Newly appointed Jacques Mezard, 69, who travelled to Berlin on Monday, said he had agreed with his German counterpart Christian Schmidt to work closely together, notably on the consequences of Britain's departure from the 28-member bloc for the future of the EU's farm policy (CAP)

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Fish farms meet deadline to relocate offshore

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Fish farms meet deadline to relocate offshore

- Environment minister Jose Herrera addresses a press conference in Qawra Fish farms have moved their operations to designated offshore zones to the north-east and south-east of Malta, meeting a government-imposed deadline to do so by the end of May. The agreement was reached last year in the wake of a public outcry that fish farm slime was contaminating the sea

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Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

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Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

- PARIS: Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production. France, which has the largest poultry flock in the European Union, is one of the countries that has been the most affected by the H5N8 bird flu virus that has spread through wild birds in most parts of the continent since late last year

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Man airlifted to hospital after being injured in farm accident

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Man airlifted to hospital after being injured in farm accident

- A man in his 60’s was airlifted to hospital on Saturday after he was seriously injured in a farm accident in Co Galway.

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How a genius farmer saved the day the last time Guns n' Roses played Slane

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How a genius farmer saved the day the last time Guns n' Roses played Slane

- Today Guns n' Roses will play at Slane, exactly 25 years since they last played the Boyneside venue. On that occasion, just before the famous rockers took to the stage catastrophe struck when the sound system went down.

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PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

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PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

- Simon Busuttil launches the PN's environment proposals at Zonqor Point. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday A Nationalist government will impose harsher controls on fish farm waste and ensure that fish farms comply with an agreement to shift their operations offshore, PN leader Simon Busuttil said. Launching the PN’s environment proposal at Zonqor Point, Busuttil recounted how fish farms last year reached an agreement to relocate their operations offshore in the wake of a public outcry that fish farm slime was contaminating the sea, but that nothing has been done since

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Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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With bumper mango crop, Malda eyes European Union countries

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With bumper mango crop, Malda eyes European Union countries

- Enjoying a bountiful harvest of its famous mangoes this year, the Malda district administration has been pushing to export its produce to the European Union (EU). One of Malda’s main economic activities is the production of mangoes, with at least one-fourth of the district covered by sprawling mango orchards. But so far, Malda’s mango sales have concentrated on domestic markets such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, and its exports have largely been to Bangladesh, said District Magistrate Tanmoy Chakraborty

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Huge 217ac farm hits the market in Tipperary with a €2m price tag

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Huge 217ac farm hits the market in Tipperary with a €2m price tag

- There are some substantial farms coming on the market at the moment and foremost among them is a 217ac residential farm, Fortwilliam, at Borrisoleigh in Co Tipperary. It comes to auction with a guide of €2m and can be bought in its entirety or in lots.

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How French beans have revived our maize farms

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How French beans have revived our maize farms

- With the rainy season finally here, Phyllis Monyangi has started planting maize on her farm. During the just-ended dry season, the farm would have been fallow, waiting for the next planting season, but she decided to make full use of it by planting French beans. She had planted of French beans on 0.5 acres from which she reaped 3,250kg in two months

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Smart Harvest: How French beans have revived our maize farms

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Smart Harvest: How French beans have revived our maize farms

- With the rainy season finally here, Phyllis Monyangi has started planting maize on her farm. During the just-ended dry season, the farm would have been fallow, waiting for the next planting season, but she decided to make full use of it by planting French beans. She had planted of French beans on 0.5 acres from which she reaped 3,250kg in two months

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Tags: Farms |  French Beans |  Planting |  Horticulture |  Beans |  Crops | 
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  • France reports mild H7 bird flu virus at farm
    France reports mild H7 bird flu virus at farm

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PARIS: France last month detected a case of low-pathogenic H7 bird flu at a farm in the center of the country, a report from the French agriculture ministry showed. H7 is a less severe form than the H5N8 virus which has sparked the culling of millions of poultry birds in recent months. H7 bird flu was found in the rural district of Saulnay on a farm with 4,980 ducks and pheasants, said the ministry report, which was published by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Tuesday

     

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  • How French beans have revived our maize farms
    How French beans have revived our maize farms

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    With the rainy season finally here, Phyllis Monyangi has started planting maize on her farm. During the just-ended dry season, the farm would have been fallow, waiting for the next planting season, but she decided to make full use of it by planting French beans. She had planted of French beans on 0.5 acres from which she reaped 3,250kg in two months

     

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  • EU donates Sh17m animal feed to keep livestock alive
    EU donates Sh17m animal feed to keep livestock alive

    , the-star.co.ke

    The National Drought Management Authority branch in Lamu county has distributed 330 tonnes of animal feed to pastoralists in the areas hard-hit by the prolonged dry spell. The Sh17 million animal feed was funded by the European Union. The aid is one of the NDMA’s initiatives to mitigate drought in the county. Speaking in Lamu town on Monday, county NDMA coordinator Mohamed Dahir said the nutritionally balanced animal feeds included ranch cubes and multi-nutrient feed blocks

     

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  • Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis
    Duck farming resumes in France with end of bird flu crisis

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PARIS: Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production. France, which has the largest poultry flock in the European Union, is one of the countries that has been the most affected by the H5N8 bird flu virus that has spread through wild birds in most parts of the continent since late last year

     

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  • How French beans have revived our maize farms
    How French beans have revived our maize farms

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    With the rainy season finally here, Phyllis Monyangi has started planting maize on her farm. During the just-ended dry season, the farm would have been fallow, waiting for the next planting season, but she decided to make full use of it by planting French beans. She had planted of French beans on 0.5 acres from which she reaped 3,250kg in two months

     

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