A network of Cornish farmers are finding ways to weather the recent extreme heat. Farmers in East Cornwall are using regenerative practices to create more climate-resilient farms. Adaptable agricultural systems will be even more vital in the future, as temperatures are expected to rise as the climate crisis deepens. ThisRead More →

the herald Patrick ChitumbaHead of Midlands OfficeWhen one visits the DCK farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe town, one is greeted by gushing water from central pivots strategically placed at various points to water a lush green winter wheat crop. The farm which planted 750 hectares in winter wheat isRead More →

Neil Managh (left), pig farmer from Manawatū, and his son Andrew. Photo / Provided Pig farmer Neil Managh has been recognized for his outstanding service to the New Zealand pig industry. Managh, who has been raising pigs near Feilding for over 40 years, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from NZPork.Read More →

By Bill Wichert (July 12, 2022, 2:01 p.m. EDT) – A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday torpedoed an oyster farmer’s lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Protection for confiscating and disposing of shellfish he had harvested in waters unfit for human consumption, saying the agency is immuneRead More →

The two big expenses of an arable farm – fuel and fertilizer – have been reduced significantly since Cambridgeshire grower David White decided to stop farming and switch to a regenerative system. Given the unprecedented rise in prices for both commodities, he is happy that the journey he started someRead More →

Odonkor Isaac Langmatey, farmer The executive director of Odonkor Farms has asked the government to help him expand his cocoa farm from 45 acres to 1000 acres. The Odonkor Farms is a family farm located in Tadieso in the Northern District of Fanteakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana. TheRead More →

The drought in western Kansas is exceptional. How bad is that? Bad enough to make Jim Sipes wish weed. The fifth-generation wheat farmer has struggled to get enough moisture to produce a full crop in Morton and Stanton counties for several seasons. “Basically, we’ve been operating on half wheat cropsRead More →

Rising input costs and fallout from the war in Ukraine dragged down farmer confidence for a third quarter. The results of Rabobank’s latest rural confidence survey show optimism around high commodity prices and another bumper grain harvest has been clouded by the rising cost of agricultural inputs like fertilizer andRead More →

Women in Plateau State dominate agricultural space, generate income for their families and support their spouses. With good weather conducive to vegetable and grain production, they take advantage of the fertile soil and availability of farmland in the state to venture into farming. Ms. Atong James, an enterprising woman fromRead More →

Scottish Sea Farms won the UK Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) Sustainability Award at its annual ceremony, held on Thursday June 9 at the Birmingham Botanic Gardens. The awards were launched in 2006 to recognize measurable progress by organizations and individuals towards net zero. In a categoryRead More →

Olga Motshweni (25) from Doornkop in the local municipality of Steve Tshwete, aspires to introduce young people to agriculture as a means of reducing unemployment.Motshweni is the youth president of this municipality in agriculture and rural development. The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Lands and Environmental Affairs (Dardlea) has helpedRead More →

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. It’s no secret that the Earth’s biodiversity is under threat. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 26% of all mammals, 14% of birds and 41% of amphibians are currently threatened worldwide,Read More →

By Vince McDonagh – June 2, 2022 Icelandic salmon farmer Arnarlax strengthens its smolt business following a key acquisition. The company has signed a share purchase agreement for the remaining 50% shares in the Eldisstöðin Ísþór smolt facility in Þorlákshöfn (pictured) in the south of the country. Arnarlax previously co-ownedRead More →

With the first cuts well underway and nearly complete in some areas, attention is quickly turning to fertilizer applications to replenish valuable nutrients ahead of the second cuts. There will be a desire to get the most out of all inputs given the high prices of fertilizer purchased this year,Read More →

The study focuses on key growth factors and developments that will help the market maintain momentum. The study includes a detailed overview of growth trends along with a comprehensive assessment of sales opportunities in major products, application/end-use industries, and technology segments across different regions. It gives a detailed picture ofRead More →

Carbon – until a few years ago the only time you heard the word spoken was when it ignited a set of spark plugs. Or, for the aging cohort of journalists who learned to type on old Adler clackety-clack sit-up-and-beg typewriters, carbon paper was the only way to ensure youRead More →

Collisions between agricultural vehicles and third parties are more than 40% more likely between May and September, according to claims data from NFU Mutual. As field work and summer harvests begin and agricultural traffic increases, the rural insurer is urging all road users to be extra careful over the comingRead More →

Something is wrong. Taken at face value, the March hog and hog report would imply that we should be harvesting less than 2.4 million animals per week right now. Someone is not reading the book correctly. So what are you supposed to believe? The USDA or those pesky facts? StrangeRead More →

Coffee and tea are the main cash crops grown here, but farmers also embrace pineapples and potatoes. With its burgeoning population, Alice Wamboi has found a perfect location to launch her value-added mushroom start-up. Named Mycellia and Foods Limited, Wamboi processes and packs dried mushrooms for sale. “I dry andRead More →

An agricultural revolution is taking shape in Siaya County, western Kenya, spearheaded by a former civil servant who has turned swathes of traditionally uncultivated land into an oasis of herbs and spices. The cultivation of herbs and spices has conquered international markets while creating a new agricultural renaissance in aRead More →

Algae are among the fastest growing organisms on the planet and are very regenerative if harvested correctly. The number one rule for sustainable harvesting is: don’t tear the algae from the rock. Always leave part of the seaweed attached and harvest by size. Here are some key considerations for ensuringRead More →

Raspberry picking robots developed by University of Plymouth spin-off company Fieldwork Robotics have now been deployed commercially in two locations in Portugal. The robots – equipped with four picking arms – successfully operate autonomously, with completely redesigned sensor technology and grippers to reduce slippage and reduce harvest time. The pickedRead More →

Farmer Greg and Farmer’s Footprint invite people to join their immersive three-week course in regenerative gardening and have a community experience just in time for spring and Earth Day. Hosted by Farmer Greg, a Southern California agrarian with a passion for growing organic food and co-founder of Sea and Soil,Read More →

One of the nation’s favorite food campaigns, with deep roots in the Westcountry, returns next week to champion all that’s great about quality home-raised beef. Great British Beef Week is the brainchild of Ladies in Beef, a voluntary organization of beef farmers founded in 2011 by Devon producer Jilly GreedRead More →

By Peggy Kirk Hall, Director of Agricultural Law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law Program Bills establishing new legal requirements for landowners who wish to terminate a verbal or uncertain farm lease and income tax credits for the sale of assets to beginning farmers now await Governor DeWine’s responseRead More →

From the mid-1700s, big changes were the order of the day in the Scottish countryside as the agricultural revolution took hold. Across the lowlands land was drained and closed off to form fields, and substantial commercial farms were established in place of the old subsistence land holdings and runrig system.Read More →

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWL) – In a 42-page complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, the National Farmer’s Union and a handful of other organizations representing farmers are asking the FTC to investigate John Deere over what they believe is violations of anti-trust and consumer protection laws. The complaint argues that theRead More →

By Editors – March 1, 2022 Aquaculture and technology company Ace Aquatec will supply its electric stunner to land-based fish farms planned by Pure Salmon. RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) facilities will be located in Japan, France and the United States, and Pure Salmon already operates a RAS farm in Poland.Read More →