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'Without us, you don’t eat': Greek farmers drive tractors to parliament to demand financial help

Feb. 20, 2024 21:56 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scores of bright-colored tractors were parked outside Greece's parliament Tuesday, horns blaring, as thousands of farmers angry at high production costs shifted their protests to Athens. “Without us, you don’t eat," one banner said. Some farmers carried...

Polish farmers block Ukraine's border as they intensify protests against non-EU imports

Feb. 20, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified a nationwide protest against the import of Ukrainian foods and European Union environmental policies. Farmers from Spain to Italy to...

Indian farmers reject government offer and say they will carry on marching to New Delhi

Feb. 20, 2024 03:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers who have been protesting for a week to demand guaranteed crop prices have rejected a proposal from the government, and say they will continue their march to the capital New Delhi. The protesting farmers began their march last week, but their efforts...

On the eve of Athens tractor protest, Greek prime minister rules out more concessions to farmers

Feb. 19, 2024 16:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Monday ruled out any further concessions to protesting farmers, on the eve of their planned rally that will see tractors converging on central Athens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced hope that Tuesday's protest in the capital would mark...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 19, 2024 15:11 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 15, 2024. Editorial: Raiding funds a bad way to start tax relief Gov. Jim Pillen wants to cut Nebraska’s property taxes by 40%. But he and his legislative allies can’t find an acceptable way to pay for the $2 billion reduction. ...

Dandelions and shrubs to replace rubber, new grains and more: Are alternative crops realistic?

Feb. 17, 2024 16:46 PM EST

Katrina Cornish spends her days raising dandelions and desert shrubs. She harvests the stretchy rubber substances they produce and uses special machines to dip them into condoms, medical gloves and parts for trachea tubes. And she thinks those products could forever alter the landscape of...

Indian farmers strike to demand guaranteed crop prices as others attempt to march to New Delhi

Feb. 16, 2024 09:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Farmers blocked highways and held demonstrations in many rural areas in northern India on Friday to protest over a range of grievances that have also led tens of thousands to march toward the capital in tractors and wagons. Farmers in the northern states of Haryana...

Why tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting again

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting for guaranteed crop prices, renewing a movement that succeeded in getting contentious new agricultural laws repealed in 2021. Earlier this week, they began marching toward New Delhi, but their efforts so far have...

Hard work and too many statistics: An EU farmer's frustration grows with every click of the mouse

Feb. 15, 2024 05:04 AM EST

LEDEGEM, Belgium (AP) — On a farm in northern Belgium, not far from the hundreds of tractors blocking Europe's second-biggest port to demand more respect for farmers, Bart Dochy was switching on his computer, waiting for a government program to load with maps of his land next to empty digital...

West Virginia agriculture bill stokes fears about pesticide-spewing logging facility

Feb. 13, 2024 18:05 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill approved by the House of Delegates on Tuesday that limits counties from regulating agricultural operations is stoking fears that a logging company could resurrect plans to build a toxic-spewing fumigation facility in the picturesque Allegheny...