The 20th-Century Rise of the Confederate Soybean

The 20th-Century Rise of the Confederate Soybean

by Matthew Roth | June 17, 2021 If you were a devoted reader of Soybean Digest in the middle decades of the last century—likely a farmer who was either growing soybeans or seriously considering it—you might have witnessed a quiet invasion taking place on the series of maps printed in conjunction with the magazine’s annual review of […]

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Till even the start of 2020, farming of freshwater shrimp, otherwise known as ‘white gold’ among Bangladeshis for its lucrative export value,  and the newer addition of crab farming in the same ponds and enclosures as the shrimp combined to paint a very optimistic future for the sector, with the promise of ample export earnings […]

Young entrepreneur gets success in foreign variety of mango farming

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: June 17, 2021 10:37:44 Mofizur Rahman Mafi, a young entrepreneur, has succeeded in cultivating foreign varieties of mangoes commercially in Faridpur. The world’s most expensive mango Miyazaki or sun-egg is also in Mafi’s garden. The entrepreneur got success in the first year of his farming. Apart from sun-eggs, there are mangoes […]

Can Irish farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Can Irish farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment. Standing in a field of cows and pointing to a grove of trees planted when his father was a teenager, he said that it takes generations to farm the land. […]

Dead ‘murder hornet’ near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021

Dead 'murder hornet' near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021

by Nicholas K. Geranios In this Oct. 24, 2020 file photo a Washington State Department of Agriculture worker displays an Asian giant hornet taken from a nest, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the state this year, federal and state […]

Bangladesh is now among India’s top 5 export destinations

Bangladesh is now among India’s top 5 export destinations

: Bangladesh has surpassed Hong Kong to become India’s fourth biggest export destination in the first three months of the current calendar year, and climbed four notches to fare in the country’s top five export destinations in 2020-21 because of New Delhi’s diplomatic efforts, logistical ease and a robust demand for Indian farm produce. India’s […]

Boro Farming in Barind: Hope lost in debt woes

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The yield was good, the weather was favourable for harvesting Boro paddy and the prices too were acceptable, if not fair, to farmers. Still, the harvest failed to bring smiles to the faces of most small and marginal farmers in the Barind region as they can only expect to take less than one fifth of […]

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

The Father of Hybrid Rice, who passed away on May 22 this year, left behind a massive legacy of innovation to combat global food crisis The world knows him as the Father of Hybrid Rice. His invention revolutionized the global hunger landscape in an era when an agricultural “green revolution” came as a rescue to […]