Nationals snubbed: Dalton launches campaign with Shooters

Nationals snubbed: Dalton launches campaign with Shooters

Nationals snubbed: Dalton launches campaign with Shooters Flanked by family, friends and farmers, Rankins Springs-raised water advocate Helen Dalton launched her bid to enter NSW Parliament in Griffith on Thursday  Ms Dalton revealed she rejected offers to stand for the National Party, and will instead be the candidate for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party for the by-election in the state seat of Murray on October 14. “The Nationals have been in power for a long time now and we’re way behind. Way…

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100 accidents on NI farms each month, says safety body

100 accidents on NI farms each month, says safety body

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in which to work in Northern Ireland About 100 accidents resulting in medical treatment happen on Northern Ireland farms each month, the Farm Safety Partnership has said. The safety promotion body revealed the figure as it published its new action plan, aimed at reducing the numbers of injuries and deaths on farms. It comes just days after a well-known cattle breeder…

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Drone technology used to help farmers identify crops that need more water

Drone technology used to help farmers identify crops that need more water

Using drone photography and analysis, AgriDrone can count plants in the scanned area, generate a report where the number of counted plants is compared to the recommended set and other details where applicable The use of drones has helped farmers identify water shortages by taking aerial photos that show areas of cultivated fields that require watering, thus enabling growers to speedily take action. AgriDrone, owned by Island Publications Ltd, has stepped in at a time…

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COA venture wins business challenge

COA venture wins business challenge

ORONO — [Re]Produce, a farm-surplus startup venture pioneered by College of the Atlantic students Anita van Dam ’19 and Grace Burchard ’17, won the sixth annual University of Maine Business Challenge. The win comes with a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of Business Lending Solutions, who also will provide the winners with an additional $5,000 of in-kind services. “With this win, we got a lot closer to making this dream a reality,” Burchard said, adding that…

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Agri-tech startup Crofarm helping farmers get the right price and cutting agri wastage

Agri-tech startup Crofarm helping farmers get the right price and cutting agri wastage

Delhi-headquarted agri supply chain startup Crofarm buys fresh vegetables and fruits directly from farmers and supplies them to online and offline retailers in an efficient manner. The agricultural supply chain in India is marked by inefficiencies at all levels and is exploitative as well. A recent estimate by the government pegs the preventable post-harvest losses of foodgrains at 10 percent of the total crop output, which translates to 20 million tonnes of foodgrains. The quantum…

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Concern over High Court ‘blitz’ on loans by private equity companies

Concern over High Court ‘blitz’ on loans by private equity companies

ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock has said he is very concerned at the huge increase of High Court actions brought by private equity firms in the last year. “Figures reveal that there has been a tenfold increase in cases initiated in the High Court since the latter part of 2016. This can only be described as a blitz on those whose loans have been sold off. However, ICSA would hope that loans involving agricultural…

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Indiana Co-op is Bullish on Agriculture

Indiana Co-op is Bullish on Agriculture

Indiana Co-op is Bullish on Agriculture Jeff Troike, Ceres Solutions was formed by the merger of two Northern Indiana Co-ops. Their new CEO, Jeff Troike, says that, despite a tough agricultural economy, they are bullish on agriculture, “It is an exciting time to be in agriculture with all the new technology and the new genetics. We think this will help drive down the cost per acre.” Troike believes that the expanded organization, which serves over…

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County board passes farm-protection plan | Local News

County board passes farm-protection plan | Local News

COOPERSTOWN — The Otsego County Board of Representatives unanimously voted to approve a new Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan at its September meeting Wednesday at the Otsego County Office Building at 197 Main St. The plan, which was last updated in 1999, was underwritten by a grant from the New York State Commission of Agriculture and Markets with additional money coming from the Scriven Foundation. The Otsego County Conservation Association was the lead agency on…

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NIEA issue advice for Derry farmers affected by flooding

NIEA issue advice for Derry farmers affected by flooding

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is continuing to work closely with farmers to provide practical help and advice to deal with the impact of the severe flooding on homes, farm businesses and the landscape in the North West. “Farmers are facing some incredibly difficult conditions on their land right now, due to the August flooding and we want to do all we can to provide help and advice to support our farming community…

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Helping farmers dispose off agricultural residues better

Helping farmers dispose off agricultural residues better

India is a country whose population largely depends on agriculture, with 50% of its population being employed in agriculture, and revenue from agriculture and other allied fields contributing 13.7% of our country’s GDP. Most farmers in India face various challenges on a day-to-day basis and disposing off the agricultural residue that remain after a crop is successfully harvested, is one such major issue faced by millions of farmers. Agricultural residues include various parts of the…

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Farm Bill Roundtable help in Ohio | Ohio Ag Net

More Audio September 4, 2017 Recently, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, convened a roundtable to get input from Ohio farmers as he helps write the 2018 Farm Bill. Brown was joined by farmers from agricultural organizations including the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Soybean Association, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Ohio Farmers Union, and the Ohio Dairy…

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Filipino millennials helping farmers cope with climate change

Filipino millennials helping farmers cope with climate change

‘RiceUp Filipino Farmers is a social enterprise that helps local farmers become resilient and self-sustaining even when the odds are not in their favor’ Published 11:52 AM, September 03, 2017 Updated 11:53 AM, September 03, 2017 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE. Students from Hawaii started RiceUp to help Filipino farmers cope with climate change. Photos by Roy Joseph Roberto MANILA, Philippines – Winter has yet to come in the Philippines, yet hundreds of local farmers have already been…

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Harvey Floods Batter Texas Farms, Stranding Cattle and Destroying Crops

Harvey Floods Batter Texas Farms, Stranding Cattle and Destroying Crops

Farmers in Texas have taken a battering from Hurricane Harvey as intense as the blows that hit cities and the region’s oil belt. Bits of cotton—the state’s biggest cash crop—are hanging in trees. Cattle have been standing in feet of water, fatally deep for an unknown number of calves. Grain terminals along the coast, where a quarter of the nation’s wheat is exported, are shuttered, and the railroad tracks leading to them are impassable. “We’re…

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Connecticut farmers: Programs, rules not one size fits all – News – The Bulletin

Connecticut farmers: Programs, rules not one size fits all – News – The Bulletin

Kristina Tedeschi Wayne For The Bulletin LEBANON – Among greenhouses spread over 600 acres, more than 40 farmers and agricultural leaders from across the state came together to give voice to the challenges they face in their work to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who made a stop Thursday at Prides Corner Farm for the first of three listening sessions on the 2018 Farm Bill. Complicated regulations tied to the Food Safety Modernization…

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WC needs more money to offset drought impact

WC needs more money to offset drought impact

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will give a progress report on Thursday on efforts to address water shortages in several parts of the province. FILE: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. CAPE TOWN – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says much more money is needed to offset the impact of the drought. She’s to give a progress report on Thursday on efforts to address water shortages in several parts of…

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Shell Rock historian talks about Dolliver, CCC | News, Sports, Jobs

Shell Rock historian talks about Dolliver, CCC | News, Sports, Jobs

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Linda McCann, an author from Shell Rock, discusses the impacts of the Civilian Conservation Corps during a presentation at the Fort Dodge Public Library Tuesday night. -Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Linda McCann, an author from Shell Rock, discusses the impacts of the Civilian Conservation Corps during a presentation at the Fort Dodge Public Library Tuesday night. The Civilian Conservation Corps was instrumental in helping Iowa farmers revitalize their land…

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