Farmers And Ranchers Buoyed By New Contingent Of Food-Focused Politicians

Farmers And Ranchers Buoyed By New Contingent Of Food-Focused Politicians

As Michelle Galimba overlooks Kuahiwi Ranch’s coastal pasture, the past few years’ drought is evident: Just a few cattle graze, grass is thin on the ground. Like many in Hawaii the family operation is contending with persistent drought. Galimba and her brother Guy – who co-manages the ranch – are juggling their entirely grass-fed herd […]

Bengal Farmer Producer Organizations are taking the form of companies to get more funds

Kolkata, Dec 8 (PTI) Several farmer producer organizations (FPOs) in West Bengal have been converted into companies to get funds from central schemes and loans from financial institutions. These FPOs include entities such as trusts and cooperative societies. A senior official gave this information on Thursday. FPO is a registered agriculture organization and its members […]

Solar power brings water to the hills of Bangladesh

Solar power brings water to the hills of Bangladesh

It all started when the Rangamati Hill District Council decided to help the remote area deal with the worsening effects of the climate crisis. Bangladesh ranks seventh among countries at risk of climate change in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the non-profit environmental think tank Germanwatch based in Berlin, Germany. Water shortage, […]

Asset manager: College of Business prepared State Farm CFO Jon Farney ’93

Asset manager: College of Business prepared State Farm CFO Jon Farney ’93

Jon Farney ’93 first walked into State Farm’s corporate headquarters nearly 30 years ago, an eager 22-year-old intern wanting to make a positive impression and maybe even land a full-time job with Bloomington-Normal’s largest employer. “I did the internship at State Farm in January and February my senior year, and then I started full time […]

Study links Arsenic-contaminated water to drug resistance in kids

Study links Arsenic-contaminated water to drug resistance in kids

In rural Bangladesh, areas with high levels of arsenic contamination in drinking water, compared to areas with less contamination, have a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in both water and child stool samples, according to a new study publishing December 8, 2022 in PLOS Pathogens by Mohammad Aminul Islam of Washington State University, and […]

MDARD Honors Two MAEAP Conservation District Technicians

Samantha Wolfe

LANSING, Mich.— Implementing conservation practices is a foundational part of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and state’s conservation districts are key to helping farmers bring those practices to life. Today, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell honored two conservation district technicians for their work and commitment to conservation […]

Food prices compound ordinary Bangladeshis’ woes – UCA News

Food prices compound ordinary Bangladeshis' woes

Some 80 percent of people interviewed by the World Food Program say the high price of food is ‘the biggest blow’ Bangladeshi women are seen cooking inside a makeshift community kitchen in a slum in Dhaka, in this photo taken in 2012. (Photo: Stephan Uttom/UCA News) Published: December 08, 2022 11:58 AM GMT Updated: December 08, […]

How To Get Connected And Fight Food Insecurity

How To Get Connected And Fight Food Insecurity

Food Bank Community Resources HEIC Megan Matti and Emilyann Franklin, The Seattle Medium  With the holidays and the new year ahead, you may be looking for ways to help in a meaningful way. Relieving food insecurity, especially because of the recent inflation and economic recession, is one major area you can contribute. According to a […]

U.S. company delivers clean water in Bangladesh

Child drinking water from glass held by woman (Courtesy of Tigre.Paris/Drinkwell)

A woman gives Drinkwell water to a family member in Manikganj district, Bangladesh, in 2018. (Courtesy of Tigre.Paris/Drinkwell) People in Bangladesh need a consistent source of safe, drinkable water at an affordable price. Drinkwell, a U.S.-based company, developed a long-term solution. Instead of purchasing water in bottles that often end up in landfills, customers purchase […]