U.S. lawmakers introduce legislation to help Black farmers

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks with reporters as he arrives for a vote in the U.S. Capitol in Washington 2/3 By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – Lawmakers introduced two bills to help minority farmers this week, aiming to address longstanding injustices in the agricultural sector. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock […]

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U.S. farmers eye range of good planting options after biggest grains rally in years

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Soybeans are harvested from a field on Hodgen Farm in Roachdale By Mark Weinraub CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois farmer Fred Helms is so eager for his next soybean crop he invested in a faster-maturing variety of soy seeds in hopes of beating other farmers to harvest the crop in mid-September, more […]

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India’s Modi says government committed to farmers’ welfare

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi By Sankalp Phartiyal and Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against […]

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Canada adds extra C$691 million to agriculture sector, cuts timeline for dairy farmers’ aid

2/2 © Reuters. Dairy workers maintain a farm in Carrying Place 2/2 (Reuters) – Canada’s government said on Saturday it will pump an additional C$ 691 million ($ 531.87 million) to support the country’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers, and also reduced the timeline for payment promised to dairy farmers last year. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude […]

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Analysis: Imported tortillas? Big Mexican farmers fear cuts will hit harvests

© Reuters. Corn plants are seen on a field in Jalmolonga By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s most productive farmers fear they may not be able to meet growing demand after state funding cuts, warning of a rising reliance on imports of the white corn used for staples such as tortillas and tamales. […]

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U.S. Commerce chief defends help for airlines and farmers amid COVID-19

© Reuters. The third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue is held at the State Department in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Friday defended additional government help for industries such as farming and airlines amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying other sectors such as restaurants had been helped in other ways. “We’ve got […]

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‘Whole new business’: Farmers innovate to get food from field to plate

2/2 © Reuters. Workers check boxes of berries ready to export at a warehouse of the California-based seller of berries Driscoll’s, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Zapotlan el Grande 2/2 By Gus Trompiz, Sybille de La Hamaide and Christopher Walljasper PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) – From Europe to Asia and across the […]

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Belgian farmers struggle with absent workers, closed markets

2/2 © Reuters. Farmworker harvests strawberries in a glasshouse in Wepion 2/2 By Johanna Geron WEPION, Belgium (Reuters) – Farmer Luc Warnez is very clear on the two issues threatening his business since the coronavirus outbreak – who will pick the strawberries in his fields and who will eat them? Farmers across Europe are looking […]

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U.S. limits Mexico guest worker visas, sends farmers scrambling

U.S. limits Mexico guest worker visas, sends farmers scrambling By Chris Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The expected restrictions on migrant workers come […]

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