Turner farm brings back pumpkin patch festival, despite weather and supply troubles

Turner farm brings back pumpkin patch festival, despite weather and supply troubles

MISSOULA, Mont. – October has finally commenced and everyone’s seeing orange! The time has come for many families to pick the pumpkin at the turner farm annual pumpkin festival, they call ‘October Fest.’   As this rolls out for the fall season as the hunt for the perfect pumpkins begins, kicking off a 13-year tradition with help from some eager […]

Banks release Tk 3,837cr in farm loans in July-Aug

Banks release Tk 3,837cr in farm loans in July-Aug

A file photo shows a farmer threshing paddy on the outskirts of Dhaka. — New Age photo Farm loan disbursement by banks was Tk 3,837 crore in the first two months (July-August) in the current financial year 2022-2023, which is 12.41 per cent of the total annual disbursement target. The disbursement of agricultural credit increased by […]

There’s a debate roiling the farm industry: Whether to pay overtime.

There's a debate roiling the farm industry: Whether to pay overtime.

STUYVESANT, N.Y. (AP) — Harvest season means long days for U.S. farmworkers — but usually no overtime pay. Federal law exempts farms from rules entitling most workers to 1.5 times their regular wage when they work more than 40 hours in a week. New York is now joining several states that have begun to change […]

Pay bumps coming for more NY farmworkers, long denied overtime

Pay bumps coming for more NY farmworkers, long denied overtime

STUYVESANT, N.Y. (AP) — Harvest season means long days for U.S. farmworkers — but usually no overtime pay. Federal law exempts farms from rules entitling most workers to 1.5 times their regular wage when they work more than 40 hours in a week. New York is now joining several states that have begun to change […]

Farm economic and market outlook – Ohio Ag Net | Ohio’s Country Journal

Farm economic and market outlook - Ohio Ag Net | Ohio's Country Journal

By professors Ani Katchova, Farm Income Enhancement Chair, Seungki Lee, Ian Sheldon, Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), and Chris Zoller, Agriculture & Natural Resources Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) – Tuscarawas County At this year’s Farm Science Review a panel of AEDE economists chaired […]

Use biotech in farm sector for food security

Farmers turn to sunflowers for a decent profit

Bangladesh should focus on using biotechnology in the agriculture sector to increase production and subsequently ensure food security so that no one goes hungry in the future, according to experts. Agricultural biotechnology can give the country a massive boost in facing the challenges of population growth, climate change and decreasing availability of vital resources such […]

Punjab facing gamut of problems in combating farm fires

Punjab facing gamut of problems in combating farm fires

Widespread rain across over the past week has delayed paddy harvesting in Punjab by 10 days, leaving farmers with a smaller window to ready their fields for winter sowing, in what will likely compel them more to burn crop remnants, and, yet again, trigger a pollution crisis. Experts say that a host of unresolved issues […]

U.S. farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn

U.S. farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico's looming ban on GM corn

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified (GM) corn under a regional free trade agreement, warning of billions of dollars of economic damage to both countries. A late 2020 […]

Indonesians wait for UK farm jobs after paying deposits of up to £2,500

A Chardonnay grape harvest in Hampshire.

Indonesians dreaming of working in Britain are understood to have paid deposits of up to £2,500 to a Jakarta agency to “guarantee” jobs on UK farms that have not yet materialised. Labour experts say a deposit is considered a work-finding fee, which is illegal in the UK and Indonesia. One worker told the Guardian he […]

Farm to table

Farm to table

An unfair, although useful, piece of advice is never to believe anything at all concerning economics which comes from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  For, sadly, this is the part of the University of London where all those who still believe in state-planning as a form of development fled when the real […]