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The race to save coffee

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Farmer survives suicide bid, gets paid for his losses

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Fall farm fun at French Prairie Gardens

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Kiambu County boosts food security

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1,600 Dutch meat farmers qualify for ‘better life’ trade mark

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Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot

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JAS confirms re-emergence of beet armyworm in Manchester, St Elizabeth
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is confirming the re-emergence of the beet armyworm in Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to JAS in a release today, the organisation dispatched a team to New Forest, Manchester yesterday where it conducted an assessment following reports from farmers. “We are now in possession of a preliminary report which confirms that there is a re-emergence of the beet army worm in Manchester and St Elizabeth   Read More ...
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Ag Agency makes $1 million available for farm equipment
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is pleased to announce $1 million in funding for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). This financial assistance program is available to support farmers to acquire new or innovative equipment that will aid in the elimination of runoff from agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions   Read More ...
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Economic Community in US Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
Farm-Scape is sponsored by Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork FarmScape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council. and Sask Pork. US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane. With the fourth round of discussions aimed at modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement now complete speculation that US President Donald Trump will ultimately end the agreement continues to grow   Read More ...
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DuPont Probiotic Now Available to European Broiler Producers
EU - Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business unit of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, announced the launch of DuPont™ Enviva® PRO, a three-strain Bacillus probiotic, in Europe. By incorporating DuPont’s direct-fed-microbial – or "DFM" – into the diet, broiler producers in the EU will be better positioned to protect their birds against diverse health challenges. Dawn Overby, global segment manager at DuPont Industrial Biosciences, said: "The three unique Bacillus strains of Enviva® PRO provide broader coverage against diverse health challenges than other products currently on the market   Read More ...
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ISE Foods Seeking to Set Up Advanced Poultry Farm on Pilot Basis
INDIA - Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday informed that ISE Foods, one of world's biggest producers of eggs, is willing to set up an advanced poultry farm in India on a pilot basis. Mr Pradhan, while on a three-day visit to Japan, said this after meeting ISE Foods Chairman Hikonobu Ise. Taking to Twitter, Mr Pradhan posted a picture of his meeting with Mr Ise and said that the egg producing firm has expressed an interest in training Indian students in advanced technologies of poultry farming, which can help them to set up their own businesses in the field   Read More ...
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Land tiller and pungent spray among winners of IGNITE award
The lack of cows to till the land got 16-year-old S A Sivasoorya thinking in Tamil Nadu’s Kovilpatti district. “Nobody was rearing cows in their homes anymore which meant that farmers in my village could not till the land easily,” he told The Indian Express. “For a small farmer in my village, it takes seven hours to till less than an acre of land,” he said   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Glaring Issues Unaddressed At World Food Day Celebration
By George Harris The celebration of World Food Day last Monday, was a scene that afforded the audience a profound understanding of migration, investment in food security and rural development. However, land acquisition, storage facilities, loans to farmers, farm to market roads and agricultural knowledge dissemination are challenges farmers are still faced with, but were not adequately addressed. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the organization, which was established in 1945   Read More ...
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Agro-forestry to help farmers in Chittoor earn more
The pilot project on Agro-forestry, covering the five mandals of Nagari, Narayanavanam, Nindra, Pichatur and Puttur in Chittoor district, will see massive bund-plantation of red sanders and teak saplings, and block plantation of commercially viable Alla Neredu (Blackberry) and Chintha (Tamarind), from October 23. Divisional Forest Officer (Social Forestry) G. Srinivasulu, who undertook a survey of the land and interacted with the farmers of the five mandals, told the media on Thursday that 120 farmers had furnished their details to avail themselves of the scheme in the first batch   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Andhra Pradesh |  Chittoor |  Puttur | 
The race to save coffee
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn’t sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks’s latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change. Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, a crop that requires specific temperatures to flourish and that is highly sensitive to a range of pests   Read More ...
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UN, partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening bananas
ROME, Italy (CMC) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says it is working with partners to help protect the world's banana crops from a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil. According to FAO, the “insidious” fungus poses major risks to global banana production and could cause vast commercial losses and even greater damage to the livelihoods of the 400 million people who rely on the world's most traded fruit as a staple food or source of income   Read More ...
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Places: Jamaica |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Italian Peninsula |  Italy | 
Pumpkin Picking: Wet summer weather hurt crop yields in Midstate
How and when they planted their pumpkin crops ended up affecting what area farms are selling this season. Heavy rain and cool temperatures in August hurt some of the crops planted in the Midstate. “When the fruit develops and you have it lying in wet soil, it compromises the shell of the pumpkin,” said Tom Basehore, owner of Basehore Farm Market in Hampden Township   Read More ...
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Farmer survives suicide bid, gets paid for his losses
HAD N CHANAGOUNDER of Karnataka succeeded in his attempt to commit suicide, he would joined a long list of farmers, an exception only in fact that he grows raisin when sugarcane growers are more common among those who have taken their lives. He survived the attempt, however, and his life took a turn — he also got compensated. For 18 months, Chanagounder had travelled between Mumbai and Sangli, making rounds of police stations and urging officials, to help him get back his produce of raisins kept at a cold storage facility in Sangli   Read More ...
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To route benefits better, Maharashtra govt banks on database of 1.05 cr farmers
Wednesday saw the state government rolling out its ambitious farm loan waiver scheme with over 8 lakh farmers receiving the benefits. Technology sets the present scheme apart from the loan waiver effected by the central government in 2008. With audited details of over 1.05 crore farmers at hand, the state government now plans to mine this databank for a host of purposes that would help it address shortcomings in its subsidy schemes or for micromanaging planning   Read More ...
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Where conflict once reigned in Colombia, coffee beans now grow
San Carlos, ColombiaFarmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the highest-quality beans. Colombia's five-decade civil war, the longest in the Americas, displaced millions and disrupted farming for decades in areas that produce coffee for the most exacting consumer. The revival of coffee farming in the former conflict zones could help boost Colombia's coffee output by 40 percent, according to government estimates   Read More ...
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Tension outside court as murder accused farmer gets bail | IOL News
Lichtenburg - A 46-year-old man accused of fatally shooting teenager Spencer Tshukudu in Blydeville on Thursday appeared in the Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court, where he was granted R20 000 bail. Magistrate Motlhopa Diale said it was in the interest of justice to release Jaco du Plooy of Rietfontein farm on bail. "The applicant has a clean criminal record, he is a businessman and is not a flight risk   Read More ...
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Fall farm fun at French Prairie Gardens
St. Paul, Ore. — A pumpkin patch, farm animals, mazes and more! That's what you'll find at French Prairie Gardens. in St. Paul, Ore. Pick up a fresh-baked pumpkin bar from the bakery, grab a pint of apple cider at the farm bar and shop for fall decor in the greenhouse. But perhaps the highlight is the Pigtucky Derby pig races   Read More ...
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Good storage in Vaigai dam fails to bring cheers among farmers
MADURAI. The storage level in Vaigai dam is encouraging. Against its maximum level of 71 feet, the storage was recorded at 53.18 feet on Tuesday. However, it has not brought cheers among a majority of farmers in the district. Officials in the Department of Agriculture and PWD said widespread rain in catchment areas had contributed to the steady rise in water level in the dams in the last fortnight   Read More ...
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'Pop-up farmers market' brings fresh, affordable produce to Richmond's food deserts
A small circle of curious neighbors surrounded the stand overflowing with colorful vegetables in Fairfield Court on Wednesday. A mother inspected the sweet potatoes, while another man held up a bunch of leafy greens. “What’s this?” he asked. “Kale,” answered the Shalom Farms workers. That is exactly the interaction that community health worker Keandra Holloway and Shalom Farms program director Analise Adams hope for   Read More ...
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Sweet potato and Brussels sprouts hash gets a bacon blast
A chill is finally in the air, which transforms what goes on our table. Winter squash, hardy greens like kale and chard, cabbage, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes are filling the markets and my recipe-testing table. The colder weather has me craving filling side dishes to go alongside juicy roasts and festive winter meals. Baking sheets covered in cubed veggies offer a nutritious and weeknight-friendly solution   Read More ...
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Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Sweet potatoes |  Food and Drinks | 
Places: United States | 
Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs With Butternut Squash and Carrots Recipe
Fall is the time of year for easy chicken dinners, and this one, made with juicy bone-in chicken thighs, comes with extra crisp skin and its own built-in side dish of roasted squash and carrots, making for a simple all-in-one supper. Note: I will admit that prepping butternut squash can be a bit of a pain, so, if you're short on time, or just don't feel like making the effort, purchase the pre-cut and peeled squash available in most grocery stores   Read More ...
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E. maxima linked to mortality in broilers vaccinated for coccidiosis
Eimeria maxima in broilers vaccinated against coccidiosis appears to be an important cause of mortality, according to the preliminary results of a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Avian Pathologists. However, the association between E. maxima and increased mortality was not seen in broilers that received an anticoccidial medication instead of vaccination, said Mark Jenkins, PhD, a microbiologist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service   Read More ...
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Call for Govt Permission to Import Hatching Eggs
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s avian influenza-ravaged poultry can be revived if Government allows more suppliers to import hatching eggs, players in the sector have said. According to , over the past few months, the local poultry industry has been affected by an outbreak of the avian influenza (AI) mainly at an Irvines Zimbabwe farm, which has resulted in a reduction in the supply of locally produced fertilized eggs and day-old chicks   Read More ...
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Kiambu County boosts food security
Kiambu County has embarked on a strategy to boost food security. Under the plan, the county government is providing certified seeds to farmers with an aim of increasing agricultural production as well as empower farmers in the drier areas of the county to utilize their agriculture rich farms. While agriculture employs over 40% of the Kenyan population, access to certified seeds in the face of climate change has been a major challenge   Read More ...
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The traders cashing in on watermelons
There is a growing market for fruits such as watermelons countrywide in Uganda especially in urban areas by Fruit Vendors, Market Vendors and businesses like supermarkets and canteens. This demand has created an entire sector as water melon fruits are transported from the garden to markets. Water melons are grown in most parts of the Country however it’s most common in the districts of Mayuge,Bugiri, Masaka,Bulambuli and Kyonjojo   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  Masaka |  Bugiri |  Bulambuli |  Mayuge | 
1,600 Dutch meat farmers qualify for ‘better life’ trade mark
Some 1,600 Dutch farmers now rear chickens and pigs under the ‘Beter Leven’ trade-mark, which indicates better living conditions for the animals. The scheme was launched ten years ago when six poultry farmers gave their hens more room and a covered outdoor space to forage, so qualifying for the trade mark just launched by animal protection group Dierenbescherming. By 2012 the number of participating farms had reached 800 and now 31 million animals are being reared under ‘better life’ conditions, broadcaster NOS said on Thursday   Read More ...
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Tags: Farmers |  Self Improvement | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 
Daranggiri: Asia's biggest banana market
The Daranggiri banana market is the largest banana market in Asia, and supplies fruits to the states of Bengal and Bihar, and to Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Though bananas are grown year-round peak season is from September-October, when an average of 50-100 truckloads are sold at the market every day.   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  France | 
Bill Morneau seeks to ease the tax-reform fears of farmers and fishers
OTTAWA -- Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to announce changes today to his controversial tax proposals to address the concerns of farmers and fishers. Morneau will make the announcement at a farm alongside Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Erinsville, Ont., about halfway between Toronto and Ottawa. The Trudeau government's proposed tax changes have raised fears that they could add significant costs for some business owners who hope to keep certain types of businesses -- like farms -- in the family   Read More ...
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau to announce tax reforms for Canadian farmers and fishers
OTTAWA – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to announce changes today to his controversial tax proposals to address the concerns of farmers and fishers. Morneau will make the announcement at a farm alongside Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Erinsville, Ont., about halfway between Toronto and Ottawa. The Trudeau government’s proposed tax changes have raised fears that they could add significant costs for some business owners who hope to keep certain types of businesses – like farms – in the family   Read More ...
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'We can milk cows just once over 36 hours' - Ophelia aftermath is a 'nightmare' for farmers
A dairy farmer who has been without power since Storm Ophelia hit said the situation was a "nightmare" for farmers as many were struggling to get their cows milked.   Read More ...
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Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot
SAN CARLOS, Colombia (Reuters) - Farmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the highest-quality beans. Colombia’s five-decade civil war, the longest in the Americas, displaced millions and disrupted farming for decades in areas that produce coffee for the most exacting consumer. The revival of coffee farming in the former conflict zones could help boost Colombia’s coffee output by 40 percent, according to government estimates   Read More ...
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How to make shakshuka with cucumber and lemon dip
Shakshuka with cucumber and lemon dip 1 small red onion, finely chopped. 2 cloves of garlic, grated. 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped. 2 tbsp tomato purée. 1 tbsp coconut oil. 1 ¼ tsp cumin. 1 tsp smoked paprika. ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper ¼ tsp ground coriander. ¼ tsp ground cinnamon. 1 tsp coconut sugar. 2 tins chopped tomatoes. Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved   Read More ...
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Farmers may get loans to help with Hurricane Irma damage
By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida farmers in 44 counties may be eligible for federal loans to help cover damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Still, Florida might have to wait months for broader federal assistance to the agriculture industry, which sustained more than $2.5 billion in losses from the storm   Read More ...
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Irrigation rehab channels life back into Zim’s parched fields
NYANYADZI — In this drought-prone region of eastern Zimbabwe, relying on rain to grow crops no longer makes sense. That’s one reason Joseph Zviuya, a small-scale farmer in the Nyanyadzi area, looks with satisfaction at the canal near his fields that is now overflowing with irrigation water. “This water is our lifeline. Without this irrigation scheme, we are hopeless,” the farmer, in Chimanimani district, said   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  South EA |  Zimbabwe | 
Iran's Need to Boost Egg Exports Amid Surplus Production
IRAN - Iran’s egg production constitutes 1.3 per cent of the 70-million-ton global egg production per year, placing the country at 11th place, a deputy agriculture minister said. Hassan Rokni noted that as Iran’s egg production exceeds domestic demand, there is the need to export the product, IRNA reported. Financial Tribune reports that according to the official, Iran’s per capita egg production stands at 11   Read More ...
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Poultry Farmers, Health Ministry Discuss Impact of Styrofoam Ban
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - Representatives from the Ministry of Health are meeting today with the executive of the Antigua and Barbuda Poultry Farmers Association to discuss the impact the ban on styrofoam egg boxes will have on the industry. A commitment from Indira James, the lead focal point on the move to ban the importation of polystyrene products, came after the Association issued a media release advising members of the public that the body is currently undergoing a review of the cost production in relation to the price of eggs   Read More ...
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Political move, has divided farmers: Puntamba residents
On the day the BJP-led Maharashtra government rolled out the farm loan waiver benefits to farmers, there were voices of dissent against the manner in which it was being carried out. Residents of Puntamba, the village in Ahmednagar that spearheaded the farmers’ stir, claimed it was a “political loan waiver that has confused and divided farmers”. Dhananjay Dhanvate, a leading figure of the agitation, claimed that several farmers whose loans were waived off didn’t even technically fit the criteria   Read More ...
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Ornithology: Danish dairy farmer delivers data coup
Neither the name Peder V. Thellesen nor the Danish Ornithological Society Journal will resonate with most readers. In a striking example of citizen science, the Danish journal has just published 45 years of Thellesen's breeding data from his studies of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in 27 nesting boxes on his dairy farm (). As far as we know, this data set provides a world-class example of the effects of climate change on the natural world   Read More ...
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Australia urged to stamp out farm workers trapped in 'modern slavery'
Australian horticulture is ripe for indebted labour akin to slavery where people are lured to the country on false pretences and in debt before they start work. This is according to an Australian Parliamentary Inquiry investigating the United Kingdom's lead in adopting a Modern Slavery Act. The inquiry is nearing completion with the one and only regional hearing at Mildura, in Victoria, to be held on October 30 and a report slated to be released in November   Read More ...
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Tags: Farms |  Horticulture |  Social Issues |  Slavery |  Modern Slavery | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 
Teen turns field of pumpkins into thousands of dollars for charities
SYCAMORE, Illl. -- A teenager from Sycamore has turned her field of pumpkins into a huge charity project. She calls it "Pumpkins for Punkins." Megan McConnaughay started planting pumpkin seeds two years ago, and since then, made thousands in profits from her harvest. She has donated every penny earned to different charities. Last year, her pumpkins bought hundreds of Christmas gifts for kids who would otherwise go without   Read More ...
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'Pop-up farmers market' brings fresh, affordable produce to city's food deserts
A small circle of curious neighbors surrounded the stand overflowing with colorful vegetables in Fairfield Court on Wednesday. A mother inspected the sweet potatoes, while another man held up a bunch of leafy greens. "What's this?" he asked. "Kale," answered the Shalom Farms workers. That is exactly the interaction that community health worker Keandra Holloway and Shalom program director Analise Adams hope for   Read More ...
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