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32 cows for world’s first floating farm

32 cows for world’s first floating farm

Thirty-two cows recently boarded the world’s first floating farm in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
EU olive industry under threat from killer pathogen

EU olive industry under threat from killer pathogen

The deadly Xylella pathogen poses a "very serious threat" to the EU's olive industry, with countries in southern Europe most at risk.
US$2 billion in damages awarded in Roundup cancer trial

US$2 billion in damages awarded in Roundup cancer trial

A jury in the San Francisco Superior Court in the US has awarded more than $2 billion (about R28 billion) to a couple who claimed that the Bayer AG glyphosate-based...
China to increase soya bean output amid trade tensions

China to increase soya bean output amid trade tensions

It is expected that soya bean output in China will increase 7,9% to 17,27 million tons for the 2019/2020 production year, according to the country’s agriculture ministry.
Empowering farmers in India through digital education

Empowering farmers in India through digital education

Nearly 50 000 smallholder farmers in rural India have benefitted from a technology-led educational programme to boost their productivity and income since it was launched in 2018.
Worst harvest outlook for North Korea in a decade

Worst harvest outlook for North Korea in a decade

Severe food shortages are currently being experienced in North Korea, following a year of unexpected dry spells, heatwaves and flooding, which have resulted in the worst grain harvest in more...
EU maize imports increase 40% in current marketing season

EU maize imports increase 40% for current marketing season

The European Commission’s latest short-term outlook for agricultural markets indicated that maize imports to the EU would increase 38,6% from 14,5 million tons in 2017/2018 to 20,1 million tons for...
80% increase in Indian cotton imports due to severe drought

80% increase in Indian cotton imports due to severe drought

India’s cotton imports are expected to increase by 80% this year. This followed the devastating drought that had hit many states in that country’s cotton production areas, which resulted in...
German farmers fear another drought after dry winter

German farmers fear another drought after dry winter

German farmers have expressed concern that the high temperatures experienced so far this month could result in drought conditions similar to that of last year.
Record maize crop expected for Brazil in 2018/2019 season

Record maize crop expected for Brazil in 2018/2019 season

It is expected that record maize volumes will be realised in Brazil’s second crop-growing season, or the so-called safrinha, thereby increasing maize production for the 2018/2019 marketing year by 18%...
Sheep in a pasture

New vaccination technology for sheep and goat flocks

A new needle-free injection system, which uses pneumatic technology and thereby reduces animal handling and stress during the administering of vaccinations to sheep and goats, has been tested in the...
‘Amazon could be the greatest casualty of US-China trade war’

‘Amazon could be the greatest casualty of US-China trade war’

A new study has revealed how deforestation pressures have increased as a result of the geopolitical instability in the global soya market following the trade tensions between the US and...

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International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

International accolade for Farmer’s Weekly editor

Farmer’s Weekly editor Denene Erasmus has been awarded the inaugural Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

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