Farmers

WASHINGTON | In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

NEW DELHI  — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers have marched through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters ended their rally near India’s Parliament, blaming the government for the agriculture sector’s … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce

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