Dead Chickens, Frozen Oranges Confront Farmers in South After Severe Cold

Dead Chickens, Frozen Oranges Confront Farmers in South After Severe Cold

Severe winter conditions across the U.S. south this month left hundreds of thousands of chickens dead and froze groves of fruit, pushing the episode’s estimated cost to farmers and agriculture companies into the hundreds of millions of dollars, industry officials said. Crop and livestock producers are still tallying the steep cost in animal and plant […]

Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

Hi-tech farming takes root in Kerala

“It has been a long wait and I am happy now,” says Aneesh N Raj, excited about the arrival of seeds of butter lettuce and bok choy from Holland. The 36-year-old, winner of the Kerala State award for the best hi-tech farmer of 2017-18, has four polyhouses, and aquaponics and hydroponics farms on 50 cents […]

Record price makes jute farmers jubilant in Rajshahi

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Rajshahi Jute farmers are happy this year as they get excellent yield and price BSS At present, jute fiber is being sold at Tk 5,200 to 6,000 per mound at different hats and bazaars everywhere in the region creating a hope of getting back in the golden era of the cash crop in near future […]

Rangpur farmers see boost in banana crop

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Char people in Rangpur cultivate bananas on sandy lands to become self-reliant BSS The growers of the fruit in different areas of the division are hopeful of getting a plentiful yield of the fruit during this year Banana farming continues boosting both in mainland and char areas bringing self-reliance to many people in Rangpur agriculture […]

‘Agricultural produce commission’ recommended to serve farmers’ interests

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

FE REPORT | Published: February 23, 2021 08:25:25 There is an urgent need for the formation of an ‘agricultural produce commission’ for the greater interests of the country’s agricultural sector. The proposed commission would bargain with the government policymakers regarding all problems and interests of the farmers. These observations came at a mock parliamentary debate […]

Govt distributes Tk 3.72b incentives to 5.7m farmers 

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: February 22, 2021 19:22:33 | Updated: February 22, 2021 22:24:38 The government has so far distributed incentives worth Tk 3.72 billion among 5.7 farmers across the country under its programme to cope with the corona pandemic and spells of floods. The peasantry witnessed severe losses amid a country-wise lockdown from […]

Three farm laws are death warrant for the country’s farmers: Kejriwal

Three farm laws are death warrant for the country’s farmers: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Describing the three new farm laws as a “death warrant for the country’s farmers”, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded that the Centre repeal the legislation and provide a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) on the basis of the Swaminathan Commission report. “The three anti-farmer laws are a […]

Seeds of farmers’ protest outside the northern belt

Seeds of farmers' protest outside the northern belt

Farmers across the country, including southern states, have voiced various concerns about the new farm laws, indicating this is not just a regional issue. “The laws are against the farming community. We do not accept that the magnitude of our opposition is not the same as in Punjab or Haryana. It would take more time […]