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Call for participants in soil health indicator project

The Soil Health Institute in the US has announced the first steps towards creating standard measurements for soil health.
New Zealand clamps down on dairy cow ownership

New Zealand clamps down on dairy cow ownership

New Zealand’s city-centric Labour government is to set a limit on how many dairy cows a farmer can run.
Australian parties at odds over live sheep exports

Australian parties at odds over live sheep exports

Animal welfare was taking a back seat as politics took over in the controversy over Australian live sheep exports to the Middle East.
Severe weather conditions exacerbate Irish fodder crisis

Severe weather conditions exacerbate Irish fodder crisis

After a long and extremely wet winter, farmers in Ireland are being faced with a fodder crisis, as they do not have nearly enough feed to supply their herds this...
Shocking footage of live sheep exports from Australia

Shocking footage of live sheep exports from Australia

Video footage of live sheep being exported from Australia has emerged, showing animals being transported in appalling conditions.
New Zealand government to cull 22 000 cattle

New Zealand government to cull more than 22 000 cattle

The New Zealand government is set to cull cattle on 28 farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis, and the farmers’ losses will be covered.

Sheep adapt readily to a drone – US study

US researchers have found that sheep mostly ignore the presence of a drone after a time, allowing the technology to be used effectively on smaller farms.
Climate change is creating a migrant crisis in Vietnam

Climate change is creating a migrant crisis in Vietnam

About 24 000 inhabitants of the low-lying Mekong Delta in Vietnam , which has an estimated population of 18 million, are forced to leave the area due to global warming...
New greening incentives for UK farmers

New greening incentives for UK farmers

The UK government is planning to introduce an agricultural policy that prioritises environmental protection and emphasises the links between food, farming and public health.
Australia aims to become top medicinal cannabis exporter

Australia aims to become top medicinal cannabis exporter

The Australian minister of health, Greg Hunt, has announced plans to make that country the world’s number one exporter of medicinal cannabis, according to a report by Reuters.
Climate change has no benefits

Climate change has no benefits

New research overturned the belief that increased CO2 global emissions had short-term benefits on plant growth.
Australia launches National Agriculture Day

Australia launches National Agriculture Day

The Australian government has expressed the hope that the introduction of the National Agriculture Day would cultivate greater appreciation for farmers and the farming sector among all Australians.

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Why cutting horses are useful

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