Farmers

LAGOS, Nigeria  | 86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

LAGOS, Nigeria  — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist insurgency. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria  | 86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

MINNEAPOLIS  | Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt’s ethanol policies

MINNEAPOLIS  — Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at rallies and in meetings the EPA chief … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS  | Farmers in Trump country protest Pruitt’s ethanol policies

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

PYONGYANG, North Korea/February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Plug your noses and ready your “Juche fertilizer.” It’s time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea. North Korea relies on its farmers to squeeze absolutely all they can out of every harvest. It’s a tall order in a country with 25 million mouths to feed that … Continue reading On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead