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Democrats seek to exploit farmers' pain over Trump policies
US Democratic presidential candidates are exploiting frustration within America’s Farm Belt with President Donald Trump's economic agenda, a region whose overwhelming support helped Trump get elected in 2016.
Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
Innovation rush aims to help farmers, rich and poor, beat climate change
In decades to come, African farmers may pool their money to buy small robot vehicles to weed their fields or drones that can hover to squirt a few drops of pesticide only where needed.
After brutal spring floods, US farmers face big losses
The planting season ended more than a month ago, but much of 39-year-old Greg McGlinch’s 450-acre farm in Darke County, Ohio, the US, is either under water or still saturated from record spring rains.
Coffee farmers meet in Brazil amid crisis, seek alternatives
Organizations representing coffee farmers from around the world will meet next week in Brazil as the sector faces one of its hardest times, with prices barely covering production costs and pushing farmers out of business.
Hunt pledges £6b for farmers in no-deal Brexit
Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt is to outline his plans for a no-deal Brexit later, including a £6 billion pledge to the fishing and farming industries and help for small businesses.
EU to compensate Irish beef farmers for Brexit price hit
The European Union will provide Irish beef farmers with 50 million euros of exceptional aid to compensate for the fall in beef prices suffered as a result of the Brexit process, the European Commission’s agriculture chief Phil Hogan said.
Yara, IBM to offer digital services to farmers
Fertilizer maker Yara International and IBM plan to launch digital farming services later this year to help boost crop yields, eventually targeting 100 million hectares, or close to seven percent of arable land worldwide, they said.
British farmers warn no-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'
The National Farmers' Union said confidence levels among British farmers are at their lowest since the start of the decade.
US official paints gloomy picture for soyabean farmers
The chief US agricultural economist laid out a gloomy picture for the country’s soyabean farmers, saying record-high stocks should weigh on prices even if the Trump administration resolves its trade dispute with China.
Australia to create compensation fund for bad finance advice
The Australians government on Monday agreed to create a compensation fund for people who lost money from bad financial advice and to set rules to help drought-stricken farmers avoid bank foreclosures.
India's farmers win big in latest budget
India's Hindu nationalist-led government poured extra money into support for farmers and a rural jobs program, delivering on Friday its last budget before a general election due by May with the clear aim of winning over votes.
Village industries helping farmers shake off poverty across China
Qiao Chongyang, 28, had previously traveled far to a big city for better employment prospects. Now she has a job with a stable income in her hometown.
US farmers risk loss of federal payments, loans, from shutdown
The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America's farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump's trade war with China.

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