Supreme Court Rules Against Union Recruiting on California Farms

The case concerned a unique state regulation allowing labor representatives to meet with farm workers at their workplaces for up to three hours a day for as many as 120 days a year.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cedar-point-nursery, #decisions-and-verdicts, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

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Beef Prices Are Rising as Bottlenecks Limit Supply

Demand for beef is spiking as people dine out and grill, but the profits aren’t being evenly distributed. Ranchers blame the big meatpacking companies.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-meat-institute, #beef, #cargill-inc, #cattle, #jbs-sa, #livestock, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #ranches, #tester-jon, #tyson-foods-inc

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A Truckload of Evidence: 42,000 Pounds of Pistachios Are Stolen in California

A man who worked for a trucking contractor was charged with stealing 21 tons of nuts from a pistachio grower, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #montemayor-alberto, #pistachio-nuts, #robberies-and-thefts, #tulare-county-calif

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Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

Kim Jong-un said addressing food insecurity was “a top priority” in the country, where millions died in a famine during the ’90s.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #famine, #food-aid, #food-insecurity, #grain, #kim-jong-un, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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Britain Signs Major Trade Deal With Australia, Its First After Brexit

The agreement will include a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years, a measure intended to appease British farmers concerned about a flood of beef and sheep imports.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #customs-tariff, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #morrison-scott-1968

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Welcome to Barn-Quilt Country

Take a road trip in the Midwest to see a homegrown art form that creatively combines aspects of Americana.

#agriculture-and-farming, #art, #barns, #bowling-green-ky, #iowa, #ohio, #quilts, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #wisconsin

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Swiss Voters Reject Proposal to Ban Synthetic Pesticides

The referendum would have barred the use of the synthetic pesticides in farms and gardens.

#agriculture-and-farming, #elections, #organic-foods-and-products, #switzerland

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Biden Administration to Restore Clean-Water Protections Ended by Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would repeal a Trump-era rule that weakened pollution controls for wetlands and streams.

#agriculture-and-farming, #clean-water-act, #democratic-party, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution, #wetlands

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Summer’s Greatest Prize: Watermelons, With Seeds, Please

For many Americans, juicy, scarlet watermelon is a must for Juneteenth. The heirloom varieties are a sacred summer fruit.

#agriculture-and-farming, #local-food, #north-carolina, #summer-season, #sustainable-living, #watermelons

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Guatemala Is America’s Best Chance to Fix the Immigration Problem

Is the Mayan vision of a full, plentiful and dignified life finally within reach for all its citizens?

#agriculture-and-farming, #foreign-aid, #harris-kamala-d, #immigration-and-emigration

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The Western Drought Is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It.

Answers to questions about the current situation in California and the Western half of the United States.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #reservoirs, #water, #weather

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Severe Flooding in Guyana Prompts Extensive Relief Effort

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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Severe Flooding Prompts Extensive Relief Effort in Guyana

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Bodies From Roman Britain

Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #cambridge-university-press, #capital-punishment, #cemeteries, #crime-and-criminals, #freedom-of-religion, #gosden-chris, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #research, #roman-civilization, #scotland, #skeletons

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Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #drought, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #irrigation, #klamath-falls-ore, #native-americans, #oregon, #salmon, #water, #wildlife-die-offs

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Long Before Beth Ford Became Land O’ Lakes C.E.O., She Cleaned Toilets

Beth Ford has spent much of her career working on supply chain issues, which has served her well as the leader of Land O’ Lakes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dairy-products, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-beth-1964, #land-olakes-inc

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Plague of Mice in Australia Overruns Farms, Shops and Bedrooms

For half a year, the rodents have been chewing their way around the country’s eastern grain belt, leaving economic and psychological scars.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #grain, #mice, #rodents

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How to Tell if a Company’s Claim of Ethical Practices Is True

A lawsuit against an egg company that says its products “value animals” raises the question: What criteria can investors and consumers use?

#advertising-and-marketing, #agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-service, #corporate-social-responsibility, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals

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Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking

The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #boswell-j-g-company, #corcoran-calif, #drought, #shortages, #water, #wells

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Why Corcoran California Keeps Shrinking

The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #boswell-j-g-company, #corcoran-calif, #drought, #irrigation, #san-joaquin-valley-calif, #shortages, #water, #wells

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Yuan Longping, Plant Scientist Who Helped Curb Famine, Dies at 90

His development of high-yield rice hybrids in the 1970s led to steeply rising harvests in Asia and Africa and made him a national hero in China, credited with saving countless lives.

#agriculture-and-farming, #borlaug-norman-e, #china, #deaths-obituaries, #famine, #hunan-province-china, #international-rice-research-institute, #research, #rice, #yuan-longping

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A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America

A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #black-people, #discrimination, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #whites

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Intruder Pests May Drain Trillions From Africa’s Economies, Study Finds

Invasive species could cost the agricultural sector more than $3.5 trillion across the continent, a new study estimated.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #global-warming, #invasive-species, #nigeria, #research, #weeds

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Severe Drought, Worsened by Climate Change, Ravages the American West

Heat and shifting weather patterns have intensified wildfires and sharply reduced water supplies across the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and North Dakota.

#agriculture-and-farming, #albuquerque-nm, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-mead, #north-dakota, #rain, #water, #wildfires

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Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers

Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-bankers-assn, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #credit-and-debt, #discrimination, #independent-community-bankers-of-america, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minorities, #national-rural-lenders-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

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A Late-Pandemic Commute, Feeding Hate on YouTube and the Mariachis Unsilenced by Covid: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#agriculture-and-farming, #baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #dominican-republic, #france, #metz-cade, #mexico, #robertson-caolan, #southern-lauren-1995, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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One of the World’s Longest-Running Experiments Sends Up Sprouts

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #beal-william-james-1833-1924, #conservation-of-resources, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #lowry-david-1979, #michigan-state-university, #research, #seeds, #telewski-frank, #weber-marjorie-1985, #your-feed-science

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Seeds From a 142-Year-Old Science Experiment Have Sprouted

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #beal-william-james-1833-1924, #conservation-of-resources, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #lowry-david-1979, #michigan-state-university, #research, #seeds, #telewski-frank, #weber-marjorie-1985, #your-feed-science

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Surviving in Isolation, Where the Steppe Has Turned to Sand

In the Russian republic of Kalmykia, the encroaching desert has transformed the landscape. “Nature,” one farmer said, “is forcing us to leave.”

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #deserts, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russia, #sheep, #travel-and-vacations

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Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #ramos-jessica-1985, #restaurants

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Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat

It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #factory-farming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #livestock-diseases, #meat, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vegetarianism

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What Doomed the Great City of Cahokia? Not Ecological Hubris, Study Says.

Excavations at the city, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #cahokia-mounds-state-historic-site-ill, #forests-and-forestry, #geoarcheology-journal, #native-americans, #north-america, #research, #st-louis-mo, #sustainable-living, #your-feed-science

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A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It’s Not a Problem

Covid fuels the current virus pandemic, but the world is full of flu viruses waiting in the wings. And they keep changing unpredictably.

#agriculture-and-farming, #astrakhan-russia, #avian-influenza, #birds, #chickens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lucey-daniel-r, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Why Is Fashion Talking About Regenerative Farming?

Brands like North Face, Allbirds and Patagonia, as well as the Kering luxury group, are all about agriculture these days. Here’s the dirt.

#agriculture-and-farming, #allbirds-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #global-warming, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #north-face-the, #patagonia-inc, #regenerative-farming, #sustainable-living, #textiles, #your-feed-fashion

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The Science of Climate Change Explained

Definitive answers to the big questions.

#agriculture-and-farming, #air-pollution, #content-type-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #science-and-technology, #sustainable-living, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

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French Wine Production Ravaged by a Devastating Frost

France’s winegrowers had already been hit by higher U.S. taxes and the pandemic. Now they are dealing with a “violent” cold snap.

#agriculture-and-farming, #france, #weather, #wines

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As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.

#51degrees-mobi-ltd, #agriculture-and-farming, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #east-africa, #ethiopia, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #global-warming, #grasshoppers, #horn-of-africa, #kenya, #lewa-wildlife-conservancy, #mobile-applications, #somalia, #vulcan-inc, #your-feed-science

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Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #reservoirs, #rice, #shortages, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #water, #weather

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How a Fruit-Filled Garden Inspired a New Wellness Brand

On the grounds of his colorful Los Angeles home, Flamingo Estate, Richard Christiansen found both guidance and ingredients for his latest venture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #christiansen-richard-creative-director, #content-type-personal-profile, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #entrepreneurship, #flamingo-estate-los-angeles-calif-retailer, #gardens-and-gardening, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Jill Biden, in California, Lends Support to Farmworkers Seeking Vaccinations

The first lady was in Delano, Calif., to mark the birthday of César Chávez, the labor organizer who formed the country’s first successful farmworkers’ union.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #central-valley-calif, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #organized-labor, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Who Will Fulfill the Vision of Cesar Chavez?

The next generation, the one Chavez presciently foresaw, must find ways to bring reform, not just in the cities but also in the fields.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #chavez-cesar, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #united-farm-workers-of-america

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Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020

There were bright spots, but the total lost acreage increased by 12 percent over all from the year before, according to new research.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #biodiversity, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #logging-industry, #pantanal-brazil, #rural-areas, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

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A Larger Canvas for Your Easter Egg

Utopihen Farms offers six-packs duck eggs — large and golden yolked — nationwide.

#agriculture-and-farming, #ducks, #eggs, #pennsylvania

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Biden Administration Ramps Up Debt Relief Program to Help Black Farmers

The initiative, which is being run through the Agriculture Department, is at the center of the White House’s racial equity agenda.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #credit-and-debt, #discrimination, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

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‘Essential’ Migrant Farmworkers Risk Infection and Deportation

In California, undocumented farmworkers have been labeled essential by the government and prioritized for vaccines. But public health officials face several challenges in reaching an unprotected population.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #deportation, #illegal-immigration, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Fighting the Mafia on Its Own Turf

An agricultural movement in Italy grows on land confiscated from organized crime.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cooperatives, #italy, #land-use-policies, #organized-crime

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India’s Farm Subsidies Lead to Waste but Support Millions

In a country plagued with malnutrition, government support has led to wasted crop surpluses. But with jobs lacking, many feel they have little choice but to work the land.

#agriculture-and-farming, #crop-controls-and-subsidies, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #grain, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #punjab-pakistan, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rice

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