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    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has defended the bills -...
    SAN ANTONIO – This year, Willie Nelson fans in San Antonio will have to go no further than their living room to attend the country music legend’s 35th annual Farm Aid Concert. The show will be entirely virtual and available on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel and multiple other platforms. The goal is to raise money...
    Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been seen supporting farmers in their protest against the farm Bills ever since these were promulgated as ordinances in June. With several farmer organisations announcing a nationwide shutdown on September 25, Diljit extended his support to farmers over the decision on Thursday. “25 september. We all withstand with the farmer...
    The feds are planning to dole out up to $100 million in government aid to tobacco farmers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. The US Department of Agriculture will distribute the money as part of a $14 billion effort to help struggling farmers that’s funded by the CARES Act, the massive...
    The feds are planning to dole out up to $100 million in government aid to tobacco farmers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. The US Department of Agriculture will distribute the money as part of a $14 billion effort to help struggling farmers that’s funded by the CARES Act, the massive stimulus...
    The House late Tuesday passed a stopgap bill to avoid a shutdown next week and fund the government through Dec. 11. In a 359-57-1 vote, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voting "present," a deal was reached that included billions of dollars in relief for struggling farmers and for nutritional assistance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
    This article was originally published by Agate magazine. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many weaknesses in our food system. In the spring, with the sudden closure of restaurants, schools, and hotels, farmers were forced to plow under their vegetables, dump their milk, and cull animals even as some supermarket shelves were bare. Although Americans...
    The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan spending bill by a landslide late Tuesday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, will continue funding the federal government through Dec. 11. What are the details? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a statement ahead of the vote...
    House Democrats reached a deal with Republicans on legislation to avert a government shutdown after rekindling talks over disputed farm assistance, with a vote planned as soon as Tuesday night. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC...
    China has browbeaten 500,000 Tibetan farmers into forced-labor camps where they’re subjected to militarized vocational training aimed to reform “backward thinking” and improve “work discipline,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday. Dr. Adrian Zenz, a German anthropologist who exposed the mass detention of Muslim Uighurs in the remote Xinjiang province, has been compiling information about...
    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — State authorities in Maine are encouraging farmers in the northern part of the state to contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture for assistance in the wake of the declaration of a drought disaster. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Aroostook County, home to most of Maine's potato farms, as a...
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited central Illinois on Monday to tout a food assistance program and laud farmers for the jobs they do amid the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made several stops in central Illinois Monday. At a stop in Springfield with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis,...
    Mumbai, September 22: Amid the row over farms bill passed by the Rajya Sabha in last two days despite farmers’ protest, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar hit out at the Narendra Modi government for allegedly ignoring the suicides by farmers. He said that the government should focus on other suicides apart from the late actor Sushant...
    From amongst many films that bit the OTT dust and will now be released online, one of them is Vijay Sethupathi-Aishwarya Rajesh starring Ka Pae Ranasingam. The movie, based on true life events, will be releasing on Zee Plex with the pay-per-view model. The film’s story revolves around how the rich get richer and the...
    DIVIDE COUNTY, North Dakota -- When their neighbor suffered a heart attack, farmers in a North Dakota county stopped their harvesting to step in and help.Lane Unhjem was in the middle of harvesting when he went into cardiac arrest.When news broke out about his situation, neighbors, friends, and family brought 11 combines, six grain carts,...
    The popcorn market may have popped. With movie theaters shut down, people are obviously eating less movie theater snacks. This has left the farmers who supply theaters (and other venues) with a massive surplus of unsold food. Popcorn farmers who typically sell to movie theaters and other venues (bars, concert halls, sporting events, etc.)...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed a government funding resolution drafted by House Democrats on Monday, leaving the United States vulnerable to a government shutdown weeks before the November election. The clock is ticking for the the U.S. Senate and Congress to agree on a new funding package with just nine days before it ends...
    Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayLive coverage: Democrats, Republicans seek to win PR battle in final House impeachment hearing Laughter erupts at hearing after Democrat fires back: Trump 'has 5 Pinocchios on a daily basis' Live coverage: Schiff closes with speech highlighting claims of Trump's corruption MORE (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Agriculture...
    The popcorn market may have popped. With movie theaters shut down, people are obviously eating less movie theater snacks. This has left the farmers who supply theaters (and other venues) with a massive surplus of unsold food. Popcorn farmers who typically sell to movie theaters and other venues (bars, concert halls, sporting events, etc.)...
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats on Monday introduced a short-term bill to keep the federal government funded and operating through December 11. The legislation is intended to avert a shutdown at the end of the month, but was unveiled without the backing of Republicans and a bipartisan deal on funding has not yet been reached.Lawmakers have been...
    By Mayank Bhardwaj and Rajendra Jadhav NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended new laws aimed at lifting restrictions on farmers on Friday after protests by opposition parties, some farming bodies and even an ally of his Bharatiya Janata Party. India's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed three emergency executive orders...
    By KRISTI MAROHN, Minnesota Public Radio News SEBEKA, Minn. (AP) — It’s hard to see how anyone could coax anything green from this sandy patch of Minnesota soil. But Kathy Connell can. Most of the vegetables have already been harvested from her vast garden, but a few plump watermelons and cucumbers still peek out from...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A fall tradition in Chicago is going virtual this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest will begin online sales of unique food items patrons have come to love starting Monday.Although the entire fest won't be on the street this year, organizers said they still want to be able...
    The Farmers’ Almanac released its prediction for the 2020-21 winter season. (Courtesy Farmers’ Almanac) Dust off your yard sticks as a “snowy comeback” is predicted for the D.C. region in this year’s Farmer’s Almanac. The new edition says that mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states should brace for the possibility of a blizzard in the second week...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. The two bills were approved even though most opposition parties and some allies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi called them anti-farmer....
    NEW DELHI – Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. The two bills were approved even though most opposition parties and some allies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi called them anti-farmer. The...
    By Nigam Prusty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's parliament on Sunday passed new bills the government says will make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to big buyers, despite growing protest from opposition parties and a long-time ally of the ruling party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the new laws will...
    Chandigarh, September 20: Legendary Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann has come out in support of farmers over the issue of the three controversial agricultural bills. Gurdas Mann posted a picture of him on his social media handles in which he was doing farming. Along with the picture, he wrote, “Kisan hai the Hindustan hai. Sarbat Da...
    By DAVID CLAREY, The Post and Courier COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bonita Clemons arrived at her farm group’s plot bearing gifts. Four members were already there, picking weeds out of the rows of squash and other produce or repairing leaky drip lines. “Good morning ladies,” Clemons, the group’s founder, greeted them. She opened a bag...
    (CNN)Lane Unhjem was in the middle of harvesting his wheat and canola farm near Crosby, North Dakota when his combine caught fire.In the stress of the event, Unhjem went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital.But his farm is harvested as neighbors, friends and family wasted no time stepping up to help finish...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan that it said will provide “financial...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan that...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — New federal funding will reward Vermont farmers who further reduce phosphorus runoff from beyond current targets. The $7 million in funding announced Thursday is meant to help Vermont meet clean water targets, officials said. “Vermont’s farmers play a critical in meeting our clean water goals," Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said in...
    Sally: At least $29M in damage in Florida county National Cheeseburger Day 2020: Find deals and free food Friday at McDonalds, Applebees and more Trump Announces $13 Billion in Farm Aid at Wisconsin Rally (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump announced $13 billion in new aid to farmers at a campaign rally Thursday night in...
    The president once again referred to the coronavirus in a racist way when making the announcement President Donald Trump announced Thursday a new aid package from $ 13 billion for farmers and farmers of the country impacted by the pandemic. “Starting next week, my Administration agrees to give an additional...
    PORTLAND, Ore.—Farmer, EMT and volunteer firefighter Jan Hupp went to bed in the early hours of a recent morning after putting out a small fire in Drake Crossing, about 30 miles east of Salem. He thought the fire was "nothing major." It wasn't until his son, a professional firefighter in the nearby town of...
    In California: Smoke closes Yosemite; crew of doomed dive boat crew wasnt trained New York is set to become the latest city to let restaurants add a COVID-19 fee to your bill Trump Announces $13 Billion in New Farm Aid at Wisconsin Rally (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump announced $13 billion in new aid...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report Powell warns failure to reach COVID-19 deal could 'scar and damage' economy MORE will announce another $14 billion in aid for farmers, who've financially...
    (CNN)Democrats and Republicans are still trading proposals to keep the government open after September 30. One of the key sticking points is a disagreement over how long the spending bill should go through.According to one Democratic aide familiar with negotiations, Democrats sent a proposal to Republicans Wednesday night and are waiting to hear back. Democrats...