Small Farmers In Mexico Keep Corn’s Genetic Diversity Alive

By Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, Scientificamerican.com -

Like his parents and grandparents before them, Edilberto “Beto” García Cuenca started farming the land when he was just a kid. The descendant of a long lineage of “campesinos”—a Spanish term for [...]

A Trans-Atlantic Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers

By Staff, Agupdate.com -

Foremost Farms USA and Arla Foods, a European dairy cooperative, are in advanced discussions about forming a strategic partnership. Representatives recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding [...]

NAFTA 2.0 Will Help Corporations More Than Farmers

By Anthony Pahnke and Jim Goodman, Counterpunch.org -

President Trump touts NAFTA 2.0, otherwise known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as a boon for farmers.  In theory, opening Canadian markets to more U.S. exports will help farmers [...]

Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More Of The Same

By Staff, Nffc.net -

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the [...]

Angry French Farmers Sow Chinese-Owned Field In Investor Protest

By Staff, France24.com -

Mounted on tractors and wielding flares, angry farmers came from all corners of France to say to Chinese investors: get off our land. More than 100 farmers swarmed on a Chinese-owned field in the [...]

Ugandan Farmers Emerge Victorious After Monthlong Occupation Of UN Office

By Phil Wilmot, Wagingnonviolence.org -

After 37 days of occupying a United Nations office in Gulu, Uganda, 234 farmers, youth, mothers with young babies and elderly men packed their gear into trucks and returned to their homes in Apaa [...]

Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From The Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It

By Char Miller, Theconversation.com -

Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and corn and maintain large herds of cattle and hogs. As the heat [...]

America’s Dairy Farmers Are Struggling And Unsupported

By Debbie Weingarten, Inthesetimes.com -

When Lorraine Lewandrowski drives from her Herkimer County dairy farm to her law office each day, she notices the changes happening across rural upstate New York. “When I grew up here, we had 30 [...]

The Empire Strikes Back Leaving Indian Farmers In The Dirt

By Colin Todhunter, Dissident Voice -

In India, what we are currently witnessing is a headlong rush to facilitate (foreign) capital and the running down of the existing system of agriculture. While India’s farmers suffer as the [...]

France: Farmers Block Refineries To Protest Palm Oil Import

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

In France, some 200 farmers dumped dirt on the roads leading to the Total refinery in Grandpuits as well as parked about 40 tractors to form blockades. Farmers in France have blocked access to [...]

How India’s Neoliberal Policies Killed 250,000, Birthed Modern Farmers’ Uprising

By Manmeet Sahni, Telesurtv.net -

In March, for weeks, tens of thousands of Indian farmers rallied, under the red flag, meeting in several cities to list their agenda and demands for the government to implement peasant-friendly [...]

Nearly 50,000 Farmers March 112 Miles, Indian Government Agrees To Demands

By Rajendra Jadhav, Reuters.com -

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesting farmers from India’s Maharashtra state marched into the state capital of Mumbai on Monday to demand government support to address hardship in a [...]

Movements Of Millions Say No To Gene Drives

By ETC Group, ETCGroup.org. -

The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of gene drives, the controversial genetic [...]

Rajasthan Farmers Sit Neck-Deep to Protest Land Deal

By Saif Khalid, -

By Saif Khalid for Al Jazeera. Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government's plan to acquire their land, with scores of them digging up holes [...]

Canceling NAFTA Could Be The Best Way Forward

By Lois Ross, www.rabble.ca -

By Lois Ross for Rabble. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to [...]

page 1 of 2