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Australian farmers warn PM not to rush into Biden’s global methane pledge

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The National Farmers’ Federation has warned the Albanese government not to rush any plan to sign on to Joe Biden’s global methane pledge, declaring the consequences of such a decision taken on the fly “could be calami...

How cannabis-fed chickens may help cut Thai farmers’ antibiotic use

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It all began when Ong-ard Panyachatiraksa, a farm owner in the north of Thailand who is licensed to grow medicinal cannabis, was wondering what to do with the many excess leaves he had amassed. He asked: could his bro...

New Zealand farmers propose paying for emissions to tackle climate change

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Farming leaders in New Zealand have recommended that the government impose a price on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, as the rural sector comes under significant political pressure over its d...

First Nations farmers to get traditional lessons of the land in Victorian pilot scheme

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Mick Buckworth, like many of his ancestors, loves being on the land. The farm manager of Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative in Shepparton, in regional Victoria, said the skills he has developed – from knowing how to pla...

National Farmers Union funding legal challenges to curbs on river pollution

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Environmental groups have criticised the National Farmers Union for helping hundreds of agricultural businesses to push back against measures designed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to prote...

‘My house, the barns, I lost everything’: the Ukrainian farmers devastated by war

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There was a gruelling artillery duel between Ukrainian and Russian troops, positioned just four kilometres apart. Right in the middle, between the two frontlines, stood Ivan Mishchenko’s farmhouse, with his dozens of ...

India’s wheat farmers count cost of 40C heat that evokes ‘deserts of Rajasthan’

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It was his buffaloes that he was first worried about. As temperatures in the small village of Baras, deep in the Indian state of Punjab, began to soar to unseasonably hot levels in April, farmer Hardeep Singh Uppal no...

Mexican farmers demand redress for illegal mining and violence on their land

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Mexican farmers have travelled to London to demand that a FTSE 100 company compensates them for illegal mining on their land and explain violence against anti-mining activists. Penmont mining, a subsidiary of Fresnill...

‘I just want to leave with the calf’: the US activist befriending farmers

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In an era of undercover investigations, hidden videos and potential prison sentences for those involved in trespassing, US livestock farmers are not known for welcoming activists on to their land, or letting them find...

Global food price fears as Ukraine farmers forced to reduce crop planting

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is leading to a dramatic decline in crops planted by farmers in the country this spring, with fears for domestic and international food security. Known for its fertile soils, Ukraine is...

UK farmers call for urgent action to prevent soaring food prices

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Farmers are calling for urgent government action to prevent soaring food prices and potential shortages in the UK as the war in Ukraine threatens grain and oilseed harvests, energy costs and the production of fertilis...

Farmers’ report warns climate crisis puts Australia’s food supply at increasing risk

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Empty supermarket shelves will become a more frequent sight for Australians as the climate crisis heightens the risk of food shortages after extreme weather events, a new report says. The report, released on Wednesday...

Surge in fertiliser prices adds to pressure on UK farmers

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British food producers are facing surging prices for fertiliser, animal feed and CO2, which is used in packaging and the slaughter of livestock, as war in Ukraine disrupts exports from Russia and ramps up production c...

Floods and livestock losses leave NSW and Queensland farmers reeling from third disaster in three years

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Farmers have been left reeling by “devastating” losses of livestock and machinery amid severe flooding in south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales, with concern some may not be able to recover from the lates...

A new start after 60: ‘We both like gardening – so we became farmers’

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“We didn’t intend to be farmers,” Bob Paton says. In their 50s, he and his wife, Ann, envisaged “one more move”. They lived in Newcastle upon Tyne and had a checklist for their dream house: “Northumberland, stone-buil...

‘We can’t make it rain’: California farmers left out to dry as US government allots no water

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Officials are preparing for yet another critical water year in California as the state – along with most of the American west – remains mired in drought. The federal government said Wednesday that it won’t deliver wat...

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