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Saturday, April 16, 2016

US Farmers Fight Back Against Corporate Agriculture | News | teleSUR English

US Farmers Fight Back Against Corporate Agriculture | News | teleSUR English: People from around the world are celebrating the International Day of Campesino’s Struggle on Sunday, as millions of small scale farmers across the planet face violence and forced eviction for control of the global food production.

The U.N. estimates that there are 500 million family farms around the world, representing up to 80 percent of all farms in most countries.

La.'s original 'Voice of Agriculture' dies

La.'s original 'Voice of Agriculture' dies: Regnal Wallace, the original "Voice of Louisiana�Agriculture," died this week at his home in Crowville, the farmhouse where he grew up as a boy.�He was 81.

Agribusiness Report: Weather Could Be Bad For Agriculture

Agribusiness Report: Weather Could Be Bad For Agriculture: Forecasters around the world are predicting a La Ni�a weather event will develop this year.

El Ni�o is weakening, forecasters with the University of Missouri says the weather event would likely bring hot and dry weather to the Midwest this summer.

La Ni�a is a weather pattern that directs the jet stream from the Pacific Ocean over Canada. Rain-storms often follow that stream leaving central and south central U.S. states dry.

Farmland blocks worth �45m add heat to the spring market - Farmers Weekly

Farmland blocks worth �45m add heat to the spring market - Farmers Weekly: English farms valued at a total of �45m have been launched for sale this week, bringing�more than 3,000 acres of arable land and about 700�acres of grass to the market.�

Unusually, most of the arable land is in East Anglia, with quality�Grade 2 and 3 soils available in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire with irrigation�and grain storage.�

Farms take advantage of mild winter | Local News - WMUR Home

Farms take advantage of mild winter | Local News - WMUR Home: Farm crews have been able to get out on the grounds earlier than usual. Moulton Farm in Meredith is officially open for business, with stocked shelves and plows in the fields.

"That is an exciting time, to see that soil turn for the first time," owner John Moulton said.

Moulton said mild temperatures and the lack of snow are allowing crews to start prepping the fields early this year for growing.