Home Tags Agriculture

Tag: Agriculture

Nigeria closed its borders to land imports in an effort to boost rice production within the country.

The cost of rice is skyrocketing in Nigeria — and farmers are worried people won’t be able to afford it for much longer

Nigeria's economy has relied on oil for decades, but after prices fell, the government started investing in rice.
Olive farmers across Spain are trying to cope as olive prices drop.

Olive oil has gotten so cheap that farmers in Spain are struggling to make ends meet

Falling olive oil prices have led to protests and demonstrations across Spain. Some farm operators are giving up completely.

Wine is expected to get a lot more affordable due to an oversupply of California grapes

Higher-quality wine for cheaper is a win for consumers, but likely means growers will have wasted supplies and shrinking incomes.
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: Tractor trailers roll along the highway on November 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

Farmers slam America’s largest trucking brokerage with a $1.1 billion lawsuit

Farmers are accusing C.H. Robinson, the world's third-largest logistics company, of engaging in illegal business practices that defrauded them.
A map of locusts infested area in Kenya based on information from UN Food and Agricultural Organization

Kenya is being menaced by swarms of billions of locusts and has only 5 small planes spraying pesticide to fight back

A single swarm can be as a large as 250 football fields and have as a many as 150 million locusts, regional authorities told the Associated Press.
Feral hogs, compared to typical pigs, have thicker hides, longer and darker hair, and sometimes tusks.

Wild pigs are a menace, causing over $1 billion in damages each year in the US alone. Here are 5 facts you probably didn’t know about them.

Feral pigs are causing problems for American farmers, particularly in Texas. Here are some notable numbers when it comes to swine in the US.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 30, 2020.

Trump claims Democrats ‘want to kill our cows, that means you’re next,’ in a bizarre attack in Iowa on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez̵...

President Donald Trump railed against the Green New Deal championed by progressive Democrats — which makes no mention of confiscating livestock.

US farmers are filing for bankruptcy at the highest rate since 2011

Farm bankruptcies rose by nearly 20% last year, according to court filings reviewed by the American Farm Bureau.

Experts question whether China can fulfill phase-one trade promises to the US

"The numbers are even more unrealistic than first believed," said Chad Bown, a trade policy expert at PIIE.

The US government listed Black Panther’s Wakanda as an official free-trade partner

Agriculture officials added the fictional African nation and its supposed exports to test their Tariff Tracker, but neglected to remove it.