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US farmers brace themselves for further crop damage

Farmers in the US have expressed concern about the hot, dry conditions currently being experienced, which comes shortly after the heavy rain and flooding that caused severe damage and delays...

Brazilian cotton farmers sue Bayer for US$151 million

Cotton farmers in the Mato Grosso region in Brazil are suing Bayer in an attempt to get a US$151 million (about R2,1 billion) refund in royalty payments.
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Fuel shortage brings Venezuelan farming to brink of collapse

The Venezuelan agricultural industry is on the brink of collapse as a result of the mismanagement of oil reserves in that country, as well...

Extreme temperatures endanger Baltic region crops

Following another year of extreme temperatures in Europe, a severe drought in Lithuania has resulted in the government there declaring a state of emergency, as drought conditions threaten to decrease...

Coffee crisis brings coffee makers together

To allay the fears of coffee farmers in South America, the focus of the second conference of the Coffee Producers’ Forum would be on the current low prices of the...
India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

India’s delayed monsoon season a further blow for farmers

Now that the monsoon season has finally started in India, the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for torrential rain in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana,...
Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Domestic honeybee diseases threaten wild bumblebees

Bee populations around the world are in decline, among them many species of wild bumblebees.
US pork lobby calls for relaxation of gene-editing regulations

US pork lobby calls for relaxation of gene-editing regulations

The National Pork Producers’ Council in the US has petitioned the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) to relax regulations with regard to gene-editing technology in livestock.
EU and US reach agreement on hormone-free beef imports

EU and US reach agreement on hormone-free beef imports

In a bid to defuse transatlantic trade tensions, the EU last week agreed to allow US farmers a larger share of the European beef market.
Russia bans public sector from using imported wine

Russia bans public sector from using imported wine

In a bid to protect domestic winemaking, the Russian government has placed a ban on public bodies purchasing imported wine.
France declares natural disaster after storms devastate crops

France declares natural disaster after storms devastate crops

A state of natural disaster has been declared in parts of France after severe storms hit the south-east of the country on Saturday, devastating crops and killing two people while...
New UN agreement aims to stem the tide of desertification

New UN agreement aims to stem the tide of desertification

A collaboration agreement to safeguard water and soil resources, while fighting desertification, was signed by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the New Development Bank (NDB) on Monday...

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Drought conditions likely to persist despite recent rain

Hopes have been dashed that the recent widespread rain across South Africa’s summer rainfall region would put an end to widespread water-constrained and drought conditions.

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