Bad weather set to wipe billions off value of Australian crops
Written by Natasha May in Gilgandra from the Guardian
Quality of winter harvests being downgraded due to ‘untimely rain’ and rising flood waters
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How the Covid pandemic exposed deep cracks in the Australian farm labour model
Written by Kate Burke from the Guardian
Astute farm business owners and managers are recognising the need to invest in and develop their people – whether they are related or not
The Covid pandemic turned off the...
Record-high fertiliser prices in Australia could disrupt food supplies
Written by Natasha May from the Guardian
Experts believe farmers may ration use of fertiliser, leading to lower yield and higher global food prices
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Origins of ‘Transeurasian’ languages traced to Neolithic millet farmers
Written by Reuters from the Guardian
Research finds language family that includes modern Japanese, Korean and Turkish spread largely due to agriculture
A study combining linguistic, genetic and archaeological evidence has...
How vital is adapting to a changed climate? Just ask a poor country
Written by Fiona Harvey from the Guardian
The world’s least-developed countries are calling on rich ones to help protect vital infrastructure, before their lands are irrevocably damaged
On Monday, the Cop26 summit will focus...
Australian farmers await overseas workforce as locals are too ‘spoilt for choice’
Written by Tim McGlone from the Guardian
Long-awaited agricultural visa could provide much needed labour, but some experts fear potential for worker exploitation
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Americans can eat meat while cutting global heating, says agriculture secretary
Written by Fiona Harvey in Glasgow from the Guardian
Thomas Vilsack says US does not ‘have to reduce the amount of meat or livestock produced’ to tackle climate crisis
Americans can carry on eating meat while...
Cracks in food system driven by year-round hunger for fresh produce begin to show
Written by Gabrielle Chan from the Guardian
Someone has to pay for the true cost of food, and events this week suggest the farm labour market will no longer be short-changed
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Ireland would need to cull up to 1.3 million cattle to reach climate targets
Written by Lisa O'Carroll from the Guardian
With more than a third of the country’s greenhouse gases coming from farming, Dublin faces huge pressure over reduction aims
Up to 1.3 million cattle would have to be...
Climate change has driven farmers to despair and in return we get callous disregard | Sophie Love
Written by Sophie Love from the Guardian
The drought, the fires and the floods have nearly broken us, but the government keeps playing games on climate action
My husband has left the farm we have...
Your cultural Cop26: films, TV shows and podcasts to help you save the planet
Written by Alexi Duggins from the Guardian
From Ted Danson on the oceans to Greta Thunberg on everything else – get armed with the facts and inspired to make a difference
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‘We’re all climate journalists now’: how the weather took over everything
Written by John Collingridge, Alex Needham, Dan Milmo, Fiona Shields, Jess Cartner-Morley, Mark Oliver, Tim Lusher, Liz Ford, Tanya Aldred and Dominic Rushe from the Guardian
From the business section to the food...
Australia’s workforce shortage: ‘never a better time to be applying for a job’, experts say
Written by Peter Hannam from the Guardian
Post-lockdown recovery has workers well placed to cash in on labour shortages by demanding higher wages
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‘I hug them’: meet the farmer raising 2,000lb pumpkins
Written by Gabrielle Canon in Napa, California from the Guardian
Armed with ‘golden seeds’, Leonardo Urena is part of an elite group of global growers – and this year produced California’s largest specimen
It starts with a tiny seed...
Farmers don’t have to contribute to the environmental crisis – we can solve it | Jyoti Fernandes
Written by Jyoti Fernandes from the Guardian
As a farmer I produce meat and cheese from animals that graze in my orchard on diverse, carbon-sequestering grasslands
Last week, I went to the funeral...