How Bangladesh’s Flood-Prone North Is Using Corn to Lift Itself Out of Poverty

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By Mosabber Hossain LALMONIRHAT DISTRICT, Bangladesh, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately struggled to feed […]

Corn crop brings prosperity in northern region

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION | Published: May 03, 2021 15:25:10 | Updated: May 03, 2021 17:44:16 The people of Shaniazan union, in northern Bangladesh, still remember when a river burst its banks in the early 1990s and engulfed their homes, leaving the land too sandy to grow traditional rice and tobacco crops. Back then, they desperately […]

Corn crop feeds prosperity in Bangladesh’s flood-prone north

Corn crop feeds prosperity in Bangladesh's flood-prone north

Farmers who can no longer grow rice and tobacco in the sandy soil after flood waters recede are turning to corn, which needs less water and brings in more money * Melting mountain ice leads to more severe, frequent flooding * Farmers have produced a record 1 million tonnes of maize this fiscal year * […]

The Nation’s Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

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Seth Watkins has been farming his family’s land in southern Iowa for decades, growing pasture for his cows as well as corn and other row crops. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1848. “He came in with one of John Deere’s steel plows and pierced the prairie,” Watkins recounted. With its rolling hills and neat […]

Everett, Murphy Join Indiana Corn Growers Association Board

Everett, Murphy Join Indiana Corn Growers Association Board

Two new farmers have started their work on the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) board this year. They are Tyler Everett of Lebanon, Ind., and Tom Murphy of Chesterton, Ind. Murphy was elected to represent District 1 in the northwest corner of Indiana last year. Murphy replaces Mike McIntire, who served on the board for […]

Bangladesh can produce 0.12m tonnes corn oil a year: Researchers

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FE REPORT | Published: February 08, 2021 09:28:46 | Updated: February 08, 2021 09:49:54 Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque has said Bangladesh has a great potential to produce corn oil, which could help the country reduce its dependence on edible oil import. The minister said this after visiting the Nasir Starch, Oil and Animal […]

Mexico Farm Lobby Blasts Ban on GMO Corn, Organic Growers Welcome It – The Wire Science

Mexico Farm Lobby Blasts Ban on GMO Corn, Organic Growers Welcome It - The Wire Science

A farmer holds different types of corn cobs in Otzolotepec, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 7, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Jasso. Monterrey, Mexico: Mexico’s main agricultural lobby on Saturday criticised the government’s decision to ban genetically modified corn, while organic growers hailed the move that should protect smaller farmers. Mexico will “revoke and refrain from […]