New Zealand’s Fonterra sells China dairy farms for $368 million

© Reuters. (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Fonterra (NZ:) (NZ:) said on Monday it would sell its dairy farms in China for a total of NZ$ 555 million ($ 367.97 million), with China Youran Dairy Group buying most of it. Youran will purchase the company’s two farming-hubs for NZ$ 513 million, while Beijing Sanyuan Venture Capital […]

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Trump trade aid payments benefited large, Southern farms: watchdog report

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – Farmers from the U.S. Southeast, primarily those growing crops like cotton or sorghum, received larger trade aid payments from the federal government in 2019 than those in other parts of the country, a […]

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Cheek by jowl: China pork crisis spurs pig farms’ return to cities

8/8 © Reuters. Workers and excavators are seen at a construction site of a new pig farm in Beijing’s eastern Pinggu district 2/8 BEIJING (Reuters) – China is building industrial pig farms near its urban areas, reversing years of policies to relocate the livestock over waste concerns, as the government prioritises food security over the […]

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Canada, U.S. farms face crop losses due to foreign worker delays

© Reuters. A Mexican migrant worker picks blueberries during a harvest at a farm in Lake Wales By Rod Nickel and Christopher Walljasper WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mandatory coronavirus quarantines of seasonal foreign workers in Canada could hurt that country’s fruit and vegetable output this year, and travel problems related to the pandemic could also […]

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U.S. seeks option to allow Mexico guest workers on farms as visas slowed

U.S. seeks option to allow Mexico guest workers on farms as visas slowed By P.J. Huffstutter and Frank Jack Daniel CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The U.S. government is weighing options to allow seasonal guest workers from Mexico into the United States in time to harvest fruit and vegetables this year, a government source said, as […]

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