Fisher, Minn., farmer takes in stride what nature metes out; region’s crops are a mixed bag after winds, dry weather | Grand Forks Herald

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Over the years, the Fisher farmer has witnessed crops that survived the same kind of freezing temperatures, extreme heat and winds that have characterized this growing season. He also has weathered crop failures, although he doesn’t believe this year’s will be counted among them. “It’s dry,” Knutson said, on Wednesday, June 16. “I don’t think […]

Dragon fruit farming takes wing in north Bengal

Abha Toppo along with Dr Prem Dorjee Bhutia. Photo by Gurvinder Singh.

A section of farmers in north Bengal is experimenting with dragon fruit farming for better prospects of income generation. Dragon fruit production began in India as a hobby in the 1990s but it was restricted to home gardens. Cultivating dragon fruit seems to be a good alternative for farmers in north Bengal who lack adequate […]

US takes note of China envoy’s comment on Quad to Bangladesh

The US has taken note of the statement of Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming that Dhaka’s relations with Beijing will “substantially get damaged” if it joins Quad, a US-led initiative meant to ensure free and open Indo-Pacific. “Well, we have taken note of that statement from the PRC ambassador to Bangladesh. What we would […]

Groundwater abuse takes toll on Barind

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

When Matiur Rahman first ventured into fruit farming in Chapainawabganj’s Jhilim union in 2011, the major obstacle he had to meet head on was the ongoing water crisis in the northwest. “The nearest water source was two and a half kilometres away,” he said. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. […]

30% price surge takes colour off turmeric exports

30% price surge takes colour off turmeric exports

Export prospects of turmeric have been affected following a 30 per cent increase in its prices since the beginning of this month across various primary agricultural markets in the country. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare data, turmeric prices increased to ₹8,294 a quintal for the finger variety on Friday at Erode […]

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 […]

Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre on farm laws, takes out tractor rally in Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre on farm laws, takes out tractor rally in Wayanad

After taking out a tractor rally in his constituency in solidarity with agitating farmers, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the BJP-led NDA government and said agriculture is the only business that belongs to “Bharat Mata” and urged the people to “force” the government to take back the three farm laws. The […]

Group takes aim at large livestock operations it says pollutes Iowa’s water

Group takes aim at large livestock operations it says pollutes Iowa's water

Donnelle Eller   | Des Moines Register Iowa farmer: We should not put a limit on CAFOs Pig farmer Trent Thiele sees room for more CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, on Iowa’s farmland. Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register Citing what it says is mounting public support, a group of environmental, legislative and farm leaders called Tuesday for a moratorium on […]