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Roundup Weedkiller: A Threat to Human Health?

Introduced in the 1970s by the agricultural company Monsanto, Roundup is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. Roundup is so effective in killing weeds and other unwanted plants in the farm. This is why it has been the go-to herbicide for many farmers around the world.   Roundup is still being used...

Indy 500 2013

Indiana Dairy Farmers Excited About The INDY 500

Indy 500, a tradition that has been taking place in the mid section of the country each Memorial Day weekend, will take place on Sunday, May 28th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This will be the 107th Indy 500, and since  every sport has its tradition, the winning Indianapolis 500 driver celebrates with an ice-cold bottle...


ABPA: pre-listing agreement will establish a new level in the partnership between Brazil and Chile

News summary: The signing of a cooperation agreement between Brazil and Chile on the qualification of meat exporting establishments through the “pre-listing” system will harmonize animal protein qualifications between the two South American trading powers. Brasilia-The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) applauded the cooperation agreement signed yesterday (18 May) between Brazil and Chile, with the establishment of...


France’s Desherb’Avenir: robots and spraying in good place

News summary: An agricultural trade show in central-northern France is also a showcase of robotic sowing and weeding prowess on tender beet. The Desherb’Avenir trade show was held on May 16 and 17 in the Gâtinais region, a short distance from Pithiviers (45) in north-central France. Organized by the ITB, this event is focused on alternative solutions...


To protect the deer beetle in Germany: NLWKN asks the population for help

Hannover- Sightings of the threatened deer beetle can be reported online and by post in Germany. So far, there is insufficient information about the distribution and stock of the highly endangered deer beetle in Lower Saxony. In order to change this, the Niedersächsische Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN) asks the population for help: Attentive citizens...


Vietnamese earning local billions from raising super egg ducks

The model of raising super-egg ducks helps the family of Mr. Vu Thanh Binh, from Huong Thuong commune earn billions of dong (Vietnamese Dollars or VND) per year, creating jobs for many local workers. Starting a business in the late afternoon When out and about Go Che village, Huong Thuong commune, Thai Nguyen city, in Thai Nguyen province, no one...


This year Ukraine may sow the largest area of spring wheat in the last 12 years – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

News in brief: Ukraine may be going through a period of wartime export moratorium across several EU nations, but it is poised to produce wheat on 285,000 hectares, the biggest in more than a decade, according to the government. The area under spring wheat has increased in Ukraine. According to the preliminary data of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and...


Japanese Onions plentiful, 15% cheaper than expected

Onions in Japan are in abundant supply and wholesale prices are 15% lower than normal. The supply-demand balance is stable compared to the previous year, when the supply was sharply higher due to a shortage of onions. Fruit and vegetable wholesalers are strengthening proposals to sell potatoes in sets with similarly priced potatoes in an effort...


The Advantages of Recovering the Venezuelan Market for Columbia

News summary: In the foregoing first quarter of 2023, Venezuela’s exports of  non-mining and non-industrial exports including dairy and essential oil expanded substantially and this will be beneficial for neighboring Columbia. Recovering trade with Venezuela is one of the great news for Columbia’s agriculture, not only because exports are improving due to the ease of logistics and...


Olive Oil Prices Surge, Fueled By Severe Drought In Spain

The prices of olive oil have hit historical levels in 2023, making this year’s prices the highest in 26 years for the popular oil that is considered one of the healthiest. Spain, a key producer of olive oil, has suffered a long drought that has triggered a massive shortage that is significantly responsible for the...