What happens to cow poo? Farmers zoom in to answer the big questions from city kids

Smart Farming

Can sheep jump? And what happens to cow poo? They’re important questions from inquisitive young minds.  That’s why primary school pupils around Australia are turning to dial-a-farmer to get answers to some of nature’s burning questions. The free virtual program sees farmers zooming into classrooms across the country, whether they’re state, private, catholic or home […]

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron – KVRR Local News

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron - KVRR Local News

“The big iron is a good way to network with farmers in the North Dakota, Minnesota area. We’ve always had great success meeting with farmers here.” WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers and ag exhibitors throughout the nation are gathering at the 41st annual big iron farm show to learn more about the latest cutting-edge […]

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore. “We can’t ignore the reality that these wildfires […]

Meet the Black Farmers Making Agritourism the Next Big Thing in Travel

Meet the Black Farmers Making Agritourism the Next Big Thing in Travel

In a state best-known for bluegrass music and horse racing, Kentucky’s Black farmers are putting their lands on the list of can’t-miss destinations. “We’re world-renowned for our equine and horse-racing history,” says Ashley Smith, co-founder and COO of Black Soil KY, of Kentucky. But the agricultural use of the state’s rolling, green hills? Not so […]

Savar tannery estate is a big hazard to the environment

Savar tannery estate is a big hazard to the environment

Complete the CETP quickly Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:00 AM A partial view of the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) at the Savar tannery estate. File Photo: Star “> A partial view of the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) at the Savar tannery estate. File Photo: Star It is sad but true that the Savar […]

Big organic milk processor to cut ties with farms in the Northeast

Big organic milk processor to cut ties with farms in the Northeast

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – More than two dozen organic dairy farmers in Vermont will need to find a new place to sell their milk. In yet another blow to the struggling dairy industry, a major milk processor says it doesn’t need any more Vermont milk. Horizon Organics, a company that buys organic product from farms […]

Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?

Is It Time to Break Up Big Ag?

In the spring of 2020, Dairy Farmers of America, the nation’s largest dairy coöperative, purchased Dean Foods, the country’s largest milk processor, for four hundred and thirty-three million dollars. D.F.A. formed in 1998, out of a merger of four regional co-ops. Last year, its members, more than twelve thousand dairy farmers, sold fifty-six billion pounds […]

Senate Democrats begin $3.5 trillion push for ‘big, bold’ social change

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), right, and Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) walk through hall outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Aug 9, 2021. TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

The budget resolution, which Senate Democrats hope to pass by the end of this week, would allow the caucus to piece together social policy legislation this fall, paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy, large inheritances and corporations. Should all 50 senators who caucus with Democrats hold together, the measure could pass the Senate […]

Big fish under scanner: CID

At least half a dozen people, including high officials of two private banks, are on the list of those who had “close contact” with film actor Pori Moni, now behind bars in a narcotics case. The Criminal Investigation Department of police, which has been tasked with investigating seven cases against the actor, two models and […]

Atlantic Ocean currents weaken, signalling big weather changes: study

Atlantic Ocean currents weaken, signalling big weather changes: study

REUTERS, LONDON Thu Aug 5, 2021 09:30 PM General view shows the Atlantic ocean near the road between Saint-Jean-De-Luz and Hendaye, in Socoa, France, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau “> General view shows the Atlantic ocean near the road between Saint-Jean-De-Luz and Hendaye, in Socoa, France, February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau The Atlantic Ocean’s current system, an […]