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    Ruffled feathers: is the power imbalance in Australia’s chicken industry making shortages worse?

    Ruffled feathers: is the power imbalance in Australia’s chicken industry making shortages worse? Written by Natasha May from the Guardian Farmers believe a more diverse poultry industry could help ease supply chain issues – and reduce cost pressures on chicken growers Sign up for the Rural...
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    UK charities condemn ‘betrayal’ of allowing bee-killing pesticide in sugar beet crops

    UK charities condemn ‘betrayal’ of allowing bee-killing pesticide in sugar beet crops Written by Patrick Barkham from the Guardian British Sugar has applied for ban exemption despite chemicals damaging bees’ ability to forage and navigate The government has ignored the advice of its...
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    Could a global farmers’ assembly help cut agriculture pollution?

    Could a global farmers’ assembly help cut agriculture pollution? Written by Gary Fuller from the Guardian Ammonia from animal waste and fertilisers used to grow feed create air pollution and poorer suffer most We think of industry and traffic as the main sources of air pollution and overlook...
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    Country diary: Everything about the old onion barn is out of reach

    Country diary: Everything about the old onion barn is out of reach Written by Derek Niemann from the Guardian Sandy, Bedfordshire: This collapsing structure is fenced off and offers tantalising glimpses of the area’s onion-growing heyday Every derelict farm building houses tangible memories...
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    No goggles required: ‘Tearless’ onions go on sale in UK supermarkets

    No goggles required: ‘Tearless’ onions go on sale in UK supermarkets Written by Zoe Wood from the Guardian Waitrose stocks Sunions, developed by decades of cross-breeding less pungent strains of onion Chopping onions is a recurring kitchen nightmare that often reduces home cooks to tears, but...
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    Farm subsidy plan ‘risks increasing the UK’s reliance on food imports’

    Farm subsidy plan ‘risks increasing the UK’s reliance on food imports’ Written by Michael Savage from the Guardian Government scheme to replace EU agricultural payments fuelled by ‘blind optimism’ and still lacking crucial details, say MPs The government’s plans for a post-Brexit scheme to...
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    Why seed-banking threatened species in Madagascar is vital

    Why seed-banking threatened species in Madagascar is vital Written by Patrick Greenfield from the Guardian Large-scale clearing of island’s ecosystems means native trees and lemurs are in danger of extinction Help us support those on the frontline of the climate emergency Donate to our...
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    ‘It’ll take away our livelihoods’: Welsh farmers on rewilding and carbon markets

    ‘It’ll take away our livelihoods’: Welsh farmers on rewilding and carbon markets Written by Tom Levitt from the Guardian Despite attempts to integrate them into moves to tackle the biodiversity crisis, some farmers still feel sidelined and criticised Teleri Fielden is suddenly very...
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    US farms made $200m via human smuggling and labor trafficking operation

    US farms made $200m via human smuggling and labor trafficking operation Written by Michael Sainato from the Guardian Two dozen conspirators forced workers to pay fees for travel and housing while forcing them to work for little to no pay In June 2021, a farm worker from Mexico who requested...
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    ‘An act of rebellion’: the young farmers revolutionizing Puerto Rico’s agriculture

    ‘An act of rebellion’: the young farmers revolutionizing Puerto Rico’s agriculture Written by Nina Lakhani in Puerto Rico from the Guardian The island imports 85% of its food but three farms are part of the agroecology movement seeking food sovereignty and climate solutions Puerto Rico was...
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    From the archive: Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships – podcast

    From the archive: Field of dreams: heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships – podcast Written by Written by Sophie Elmhirst, read by Andrew McGregor, produced by Simon Barnard with additions by Esther Opoku-Gyeni from the Guardian We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives...
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    How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar

    How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar Written by Patrick Greenfield from the Guardian This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports four charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at the work of East African farmers and Kew...
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    Millions of daffodils ‘will rot’ if Brexit denies UK farmers foreign workers

    Millions of daffodils ‘will rot’ if Brexit denies UK farmers foreign workers Written by Rachel Stevenson from the Guardian Flower growers fear end of the UK’s £100m industry as Covid and border restrictions lead to lack of seasonal workers Millions of daffodil stems will be left to rot in the...
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    When the levee breaks: burrows from mouse plague cause trouble for flood-hit NSW farmers

    When the levee breaks: burrows from mouse plague cause trouble for flood-hit NSW farmers Written by Natasha May from the Guardian Floods across eastern Australia have reduced mouse numbers but the recent plague left some properties exposed to inundation Sign up for the Rural Network email...
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    National fuel supply at risk due to AdBlue shortage, Australian defence expert warns

    National fuel supply at risk due to AdBlue shortage, Australian defence expert warns Written by Gabrielle Chan and Natasha May from the Guardian A rise in the price of gas is contributing to a shortage of the emission inhibitor, which will affect almost all diesel engines, including fuel...
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    ‘Manuka honey’: UK rules term can be used by Australian producers in blow to NZ

    ‘Manuka honey’: UK rules term can be used by Australian producers in blow to NZ Written by Mostafa Rachwani from the Guardian UK Intellectual Property Office says despite it being a Māori word, ‘manuka’ has entered the English language as a descriptive term Australia’s honey industry has...
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    Farmers, industry split on proposed federal veto power for forest regeneration projects

    Farmers, industry split on proposed federal veto power for forest regeneration projects Written by Natasha May from the Guardian Agriculture minister says changes would help avoid reduced land productivity, but others fear it could limit their income options Sign up for the Rural Network...
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    Solar parks could be used to boost bumblebee numbers, study suggests

    Solar parks could be used to boost bumblebee numbers, study suggests Written by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent from the Guardian Lancaster University researchers say sowing wildflowers alongside panels would have benefits for farmers who rely on pollinators Solar parks could provide...
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    Burning issue: how enzymes could end India’s problem with stubble

    Burning issue: how enzymes could end India’s problem with stubble Written by Saeed Kamali Dehghan from the Guardian Bans failed to stop farmers torching fields each year but a new spray that turns stalks into fertiliser helps the soil and the air Every autumn, Anil Kalyan, from Kutail village...
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    ‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN

    ‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor from the Guardian Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use The “disastrous” way in which plastic is used in farming across the world...
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