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 […]

Bangladesh takes Eid break from Covid lockdown – France 24

Bangladesh takes Eid break from Covid lockdown - France 24

Issued on: 21/07/2021 – 09:10Modified: 21/07/2021 – 09:08 Dhaka (AFP) Tens of millions of Bangladeshis defied a Covid-19 surge on Wednesday to join prayers in packed mosques and outdoor locations, as Muslims slaughtered record numbers of animals for the festival Eid al-Adha. The government has lifted a strict lockdown for a week to allow millions […]

20-inch tall dwarf cow could break record for smallest of her kind

Shortest Cow Rani Dwarf Bangladesh Guinness Records

The owners of a dwarf cow that is drawing huge crowds in Bangladesh despite COVID-19 lockdowns have appealed to Guinness World Records in hopes of being awarded the record for the world’s shortest cow. The diminutive cow named Rani has been measured at a height of 51 centimeters, or about 20 inches, according to an […]

Agrithink: How this Assam startup helps Northeast farmers break barriers | EastMojo

When we consider farming, our minds immediately paint a picture of a rural setting with mundane and archaic tools and practices and an overworked farmer dressed in ragged clothing, with dirt under his nails, and sweat dripping from the creases on his face. Truth be told, we consider farming to be a poor man’s profession. […]

Agri-machinery makers may get 10-year tax break

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The government is planning to offer a 10-year tax exemption for agricultural machinery manufacturing in order to encourage investment and support farmers’ growing appetite for machines to increase productivity and cut labour-shortage induced higher production costs. Investors considering to sign up for making milk and dairy products and baby foods and establish facilities to process […]

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

Farmers struggle to break into booming carbon-credit market

When Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) made a massive purchase of carbon credits in January, it turned to a relatively new source: farmers who plant crops meant to trap carbon in the soil. The credits are financial instruments generated by projects that reduce or avoid the release of greenhouse gases, such as solar farms or tree-plantings. The […]

Green Britain victory: Brexit sees UK break free from

The UK has a golden opportunity to create an agricultural policy that is nature friendly

Prince William and David Attenborough on climate change deniers A new system that brings agriculture and ecology together is being taken seriously at Downing Street, with November 2020’s Agriculture Bill one example of how the Government is attempting to make agriculture “work with nature rather than against it”. This “transformative legislation” sets out how farmers […]

Top news of the day: Clashes break out at farmer protest site in Singhu border; Economic Survey says India reaping ‘lockdown dividend’ by saving lives and livelihood, and more

Top news of the day: Clashes break out at farmer protest site in Singhu border; Economic Survey says India reaping ‘lockdown dividend’ by saving lives and livelihood, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. A group of locals started pelting stones after entering the protest site where farmers have been demanding a repeal of the three farm laws passed by the Central government. The group claiming to be locals residents have been wanting the farmers to clear the area that […]

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms try to remove police barricades on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India, January 3, 2021 Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on roads around the capital, New Delhi, for 40 days The Indian government on Monday refused to […]