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African state facing cocoa crisis

Ghana, the world’s second-largest beans producer, is expected to yield just half the usual annual amount. Ghana is facing a cocoa production crisis after a...

UK approves fake meat for pets – FT

Animal feed is the natural starting point for the lab-grown meat market in the UK, the producer has claimed. A British company has announced that...

UK taxpayer to fund ‘woke’ study into link between milk and ‘colonialism’

New taxpayer-funded research, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK, is set to examine the connections between milk and colonialism. Led...

‘Killing the American farmer’: Biden regulations target working outside in the sun

The Biden administration is implementing a series of measures under the guise of 'protecting workers from heat exposure', a move critics argue is rooted...

Red tape targeted to keep farmers and growers competitive

Regulation Minister David Seymour, Environment Minister Penny Simmonds, and Food Safety Minister Andrew Hoggard have today announced a regulatory sector review on the approval...

Investigation into Environment Canterbury chair Peter Scott ongoing

The investigation into Peter Scott, the chairperson of Environment Canterbury (ECan), continues five weeks after he stepped down from his role on May 3. The...

Willis orders inquiry into rural banking competition in New Zealand

Finance Minister Nicola Willis has initiated an inquiry into the state of competition in New Zealand's banking sector, focusing on rural areas. She has written...

Northland farmers struggle with high interest rates as bank profits surge

Northland farmers are voicing frustration as they face increasing difficulty obtaining short-term loans to cover tax bills while banks report substantial profits from high-interest...

$36 million commitment for local catchment groups

The Government is backing farmers to improve land management practices with a $36 million commitment to support locally led catchment groups, $7 million of...

Majority of suppliers want to quit dairy giant Synlait

Embattled dairy company Synlait Milk's financial challenges grow with over half of its suppliers saying they want to exit. The company has downgraded its earnings...

Bird flu ‘virus’ allegedly found in US retail milk

The pathogen has been detected in 33 cattle herds in eight states, officials say. Particles of bird flu have been found in samples of consumer...

‘Imam farmer’ ordered to pay over $200K for exploiting migrants

A Southland dairy farm, owned by a prominent imam and dairy farmer has been fined a total of $215,000 for exploiting three migrant workers...

Watch: Polish farmers block roads to Warsaw, border crossings

The protesters oppose what they see as excessive EU environmental requirements and unfairly cheap imports from Ukraine. Polish farmers intensified nationwide protests on Wednesday, decrying...

Farmers target French senator with animal corpses

The country has been gripped by protests against the government’s agricultural policies. Protesting farmers have vandalized the home of French Senator Francois Patriat, dumping manure,...

Farmer confidence survey shows slight gains

The latest Federated Farmers Farm Confidence survey indicates a slight improvement in the sector's outlook, moving from the lowest confidence level in its 15-year...

Farmers clash with police in Warsaw

More than 20 people were detained during the protest, police said. Protesting farmers clashed with police in Poland’s capital on Wednesday, in a row over...

Open ocean salmon farm ‘a win for the economy’ – Shane Jones

The final approval of New Zealand King Salmon’s Blue Endeavour open ocean aquaculture project is a significant step for New Zealand’s aquaculture, and a...

French Farmers storm Paris show in anti-Macron protest

The protesters have been rallying against rising costs, taxes, and strict EU regulations. French farmers stormed into a major Paris farm fair on Saturday ahead...

Dry weather triggers extra support for farmers and growers across the top of the South Island

The coalition Government is providing support for farmers and growers as dry conditions worsen across the top of the South Island. “Conditions on the ground...

Czech prime minister labels protesting farmers ‘supporters of Moscow’

Hundreds of tractors have blocked downtown Prague as part of demonstrations against EU agriculture policies. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala has claimed farmers protesting against...

Indian farmers using kites against police drones in anti-government protest

New Delhi has sealed state borders to prevent crowds from entering the capital as tension rises. Farmers in India, who have been protesting on the...

‘Woolshed roadshows’ to discuss ‘grassroots solutions’ with sheep farmers

The Government celebrates National Lamb Day (15 February 24) and congratulates sheep farmers on the high-quality products they continue to produce. Agriculture Minister McClay hosted...

COVID Inquiry ’empty political theatre’ – Liz Gunn

There is now a substantial body of evidence, including data from Barry Young and documents from Pfizer, proving the vaccines are harmful, causing deaths...

EU farmers rise against the Climate Cult

Many major arteries connecting Europe have been obstructed or brought to a standstill in recent days by a wave of protests by farmers against...

Farmers bring Poland to a standstill

Demonstrations have been staged across the country, demanding an end to the flow of cheap Ukrainian produce. Traffic in cities and town across Poland was...

Spanish farmers join protests over EU regulations

The agricultural producers joined farmers in several EU states in protest over restrictive red tape. Spanish farmers blocked several major highways nationwide on Tuesday in...

Von der Leyen celebrates ‘a great day for Europe’ as farmers trash Brussels

The unelected European Commission head made her priorities crystal clear by praising another cash dump on Ukraine. “Agreement! The European Council delivered on our priorities....

Polish farmers announce Ukrainian border blockade

Brussels’ position on cheap imports is unacceptable, the Solidarity trade union declared. Polish farmers will block border crossings with Ukraine during a general strike planned...

Farmer protest rages outside European Parliament in Brussels

Thousands of farmers descended on Brussels, where they burned manure and pelted the legislature with eggs. A crowd of furious farmers picketed the EU Parliament...

French farmers blockade Paris as anti-govt protest intensifies

Thousands of farmers in France are intensifying their protests against the government, ignoring police warnings and blocking major roads with convoys of tractors. The protests,...

EU commission chief hopes for ‘consensus’ with protesting farmers

The European Union must overcome the “polarization” stemming from agricultural disputes, Ursula von der Leyen has said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has...

French fury: Farmers sowing seeds of revolution against elites in Paris

Brussels’ diktat on climate change and support for Ukraine is seen as more important than the people who actually feed the country. The French government...

Graduate vets get financial boost to work in rural communities

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme (VBS) for Veterinarians continues to deliver more vets to work across rural New Zealand, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay says. “Thirty-three graduate...

Farmers block highways in France

The action by French agricultural workers follows similar protests in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania. Farmers blocked roads with tractors and trucks in several...

Watch: Thousands of tractors flood Berlin’s streets in massive farmer protest

More than 6,000 vehicles participated in a major rally in the German capital, police said. Thousands of tractors clogged the streets of Berlin on Monday...

Zuckerberg beefs up

The billionaire has announced his decision to become a rancher, only to immediately face backlash from animal and climate activists. Meta founder, Chairman and CEO,...

Watch: German farmers block roads nationwide

Protesters have rallied against austerity measures that Berlin introduced last month. Farmers all over Germany are rallying for a week of protests against government austerity...

Huge anti-government protest in Germany, farmers and truckers block major roads

German farmers begin nationwide protests on Monday against proposed subsidy cuts, causing significant disruptions. Thousands of German farmers blocked major roads with tractors in nearly...

Farmers target German vice chancellor in subsidies protest

Budget cutbacks to the EU state’s agricultural sector have sparked fury. A group of German farmers angered by cost-saving plans impacting the country's agricultural sector...

Germany uses the weapon of climate change against its own people

Berlin has turned farmers into cash cows in the name of keeping green dreams alive. German farmers rolled into Berlin on their tractors last week...

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