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See news on global agriculture and case studies and insights on farmers around the world. Find out what it’s like to farm in countries from Canada to the Ukraine to Kenya. See how farming systems differ from the UK and what particular challenges present arable and livestock farmers in other parts of the world.

Case studies

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How Argentina is producing beef for EU export

Political change in Argentina has given many beef farmers the confidence to invest in production and actively seek to export to the European Union. Between 2003 and 2015, an anti-farming,…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

Extreme sheep farming in the Falkland Islands

In the second of our series Farming on the Front Line, Farmers Weekly heads south to hear more about farming in the Falkland Islands, some 35 years after the end of…

FARMLIFE

What's it like to be a farmer in the Netherlands?

Continuing our series, A View from Here, where we find out what it's like to farm in other countries, we visit an arable farm in The Netherlands. Carolien and husband…

FARMLIFE

Farming in Ireland: 'A landscape steeped in history'

The View From Here is a Farmers Weekly series giving an insight into rural life from women around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

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FARMLIFE

Farming in Canada: 'Snow drifts as tall as tree rows'

The View From Here is the series in which farming women give an insight into rural life around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

FARMLIFE

Farming in Canada: ‘The great, quiet country’

The View From Here is the series in which farming women give an insight into rural life around the world. We catch up with people around the globe to get…

FARMLIFE

How a Devon farming couple brought water to Kenya

One split-second decision made on a dairy farm in Devon during a particularly wet August day in 2012 has changed the lives of 1,600 people in North Central Kenya. When…

FARMLIFE

Ugandan farming life – all work but 'pure and clean' food

'The View From Here' is the Farmers Weekly series giving an insight into rural life from women around the world. Here, Lucy Ajok gives us a glimpse of her life…

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Insights

NEWS

US election 2020: Farmer support for Trump remains high

Rural voters across the United States are expected to give their overwhelming support to president Donald Trump amid concerns that a Democratic presidency could lead to higher taxes and tougher…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

US farmers on brink of bankruptcy as coronavirus hits hard

US farmers have been handed a $19bn (£15.2bn) government lifeline as the coronavirus pandemic has wiped billions from the agriculture sector’s value and sent thousands of farm businesses to the…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

5 things UK farmers can learn from India's farming crisis

Agricultural progress in India has, for the past 20 years, been measured in terms of productivity increases, whereas farmer incomes and wellbeing have been entirely neglected. See also: Three diverse Indian…

7 of the biggest farms in the world

The UK certainly has some world-class farms operating on its shores, but when it comes to size, how do we measure up? The average size of a UK holding is…

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News

NEWS

NI food and farming checks suspension unclear

Farm leaders in Northern Ireland are trying to establish whether checks on agricultural goods at the Irish Sea border have been suspended. On Wednesday 2 February, NI agriculture minister Edwin…

BUSINESS

Organic sector needs government backing to build on success

Organic farming leaders have urged the government to step up support for the sector through environmental schemes, research and better promotion of UK products abroad. Members of umbrella group the…

NEWS

In photos: Tractor rally against farm reform in India

Farmers in India held a mass tractor rally in protest against three farm laws they say will lead to lower farmgate prices. Talks between the government and protesting farmers have…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Germany pins hope on regional resumption of pigmeat exports

German officials are hoping pigmeat exports to Asian countries could resume on a regional basis, despite the growing number of African swine fever (ASF) cases in wild boar. Pig prices…

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Video

Video: Deer farming in Latvia – why size matters

One of the largest deer breeding farms in Latvia opened its doors to EU farm ministers this week as part of a drive to promote organic farming. Latvia holds the…

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

Video: Australian egg farm comes under fire from animal rights g...

Australian animal rights group Animals Australia has released footage filmed within a caged hen unit contracted to the country’s largest egg producer, Pace Farms, which it says exposes serious welfare…

VIDEO: Insight into New Zealand TB control

A new educational resource looking at how New Zealand tackled bovine tuberculosis has been developed by the country's Animal Health Board. "Making TB History" takes an in-depth look at New…

VIDEO: Mapping shows a profit in New Zealand

Creating profit maps across Craige Mackenzie's 200ha of intensive arable production in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand has been a key step in understanding where production can be intensified - and…

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