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And Not a Drop to Waste - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: technology, environment, water supply, India, farmers, agriculture )

Naoko
- 133 days ago - ipsnews.net
Barely literate they might be, but the farmers of Mahbubnagar are now sought by many for their expertise in water budgeting.
Farm Aid Issues Emergency Grants to Farmers and Ranchers in Colorado and South Dakota
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, ranchers, cattle, horses, aid. storms )

Judy
- 327 days ago - digitaljournal.com
As farmers in CO deal with serious flood damage and ranchers in SD dig out from an early blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund and issued emergency grants to help farm and ranch families
Agriculture On The Air
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, business, food, organic, Asia, Bangladesh, radio station, imformation sharing, agriculture, farmers )

Naoko
- 573 days ago - ipsnews.net
The rural community station reaches a 17km radius and helps farmers share their own crop research with listners and even invite farmers to participate in stadio discussions on capacity development, cultivating improved varieties of seeds, etc.
Crazed Cows Do Not Kill Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: headlines, cows, crazed, feelings, animals, farmers )

Simone
- 846 days ago - all-creatures.org
NEWSPAPER STORY: Irish Sun, May 21, 2012 HEADLINE: Crazed Cow Kills Farmer STORY SUMMARY: A dairyman was killed as he tried to save his son ~ who was being attacked by a cow. DETAILS: "The animal kicked the helpless pensioner several times at
Koalas Being Trampled to Death By Cows
Offbeat  (tags: studies, farmers, australia, koalas, cows, killing, controversy )

Simone
- 1036 days ago - news.com.au
KOALAS are being trampled to death by killer cows. The iconic native animals, which live in trees, are being killed or injured when territorial cows with calves at heel act in concert to circle and trample them when they go to ground to change trees.
'Insane' Fox Import Bid in Farmers, Environment Groups' Crosshairs
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, importation, silver fox, interbreeding, red fox, australia, enviornmenalists, farmers )

Simone
- 1106 days ago - news.com.au
FOXES could soon go from farm predator to family pet. An uproar has erupted over an anonymous application to import and breed the silver fox - a close relative of Australia's most damaging introduced predator, the red fox.
Slideshow: Fen Tiger on the Prowl Once Again
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, panthers, sightings, farmers, video, wild cats )

Simone
- 1193 days ago - cambridge-news.co.uk
The legendary Fen Tiger is still on the prowl, according to eagle-eyed residents. There have been four sightings recorded in the last two months alone. Bosses of Shepreth Wildlife Park received the calls about "big cat" sightings and sent out
The Grass Gets Greener for Cows and Jaguars
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, cows, jaguars, environment, conservation )

Simone
- 1228 days ago - wcs.org
For the cows of Brazil, the pasturelands of the Pantanal and Cerrado must seem an endless buffet of roughage-rich goodness. But wildlife like jaguars, giant anteaters, peccaries, and birds need these bountiful landscapes, too.
Stuffed Tigers Are Deployed to Protect Bhutan's Crops
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, crop protection, bhutan, toy tigers, unusual )

Simone
- 1244 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Farmers in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are adopting a novel approach in the age-old battle to keep wildlife off their crops. They are using stuffed tigers to replace scarecrows, according to Kuensel, the country's main newspaper.
Grape Growers Beef Up With Power Suits
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, aged, Japan, power suits, university og agriculture, Yamanashi, grape yard )

Naoko
- 1366 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
A Robocop in a grape yard? No. That's the latest experiment by a university lab on the benefits of using power-enhancing suits for Japan's army of graying farmers.
The Roof Is Now The Field
Offbeat  (tags: Gaza, farmers, grow on roof, financial means, foods, no land, raising birds, chickens, Israel, destroyed, surviving )

Naoko
- 1384 days ago - ipsnews.net
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza,Dec.2 (IPS) - "We grow on our roof because we are farmers but have no land now," says Moatassan Hamad, 21, from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip.
Farmers Have Field Day Hosting 'Sleep With the Lions' for Tourists
Offbeat  (tags: tourists, farmers, money, asiastic lions, wild animals, greed )

Simone
- 1399 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
: Some tourists who did the Asiatic lion tour in Diwali took the Big B line - "Agar aap sher dil hai to rahiye sheron ke sath" - in the Gujarat tourism ad campaign, 'Khushboo Gujarat Ki,' very seriously. These bravehearts who ventured into the heavily-
Farmers Adopting Spokane Cats to Hunt Mice
Offbeat  (tags: feral cats, stray cats, adoption programme, farmers, adoptions, hunting mice, homes )

Simone
- 1443 days ago - hosted.ap.org
Farmers have been adopting cats from a Spokane shelter to hunt mice on their farms. KHQ-TV reports SpokAnimal came up with the idea after it received a $13,000 grant from the American Society
Student Grocers Put Down Roots
Offbeat  (tags: student, yaoya, vegetble shop, student-run, Tokyo University of Agriculture, community, centre of a community, farmers, consumers, market, agriculture neighborhood, Tokyo, Japan, society )

Naoko
- 1493 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"We want to be what supermarkets are not, and that's to become the center of a community," said Tsuyoshi Nakamori, 21, a senior at Tokyo University of Agriculture who leads Gakusei Yaoya Sun, a rare student-run vegetable shop.
Unveiling the Top 20 Favorite Farmers Markets Take A Vote!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, vote, farmers, market, news, health, off-beat )

Borg
- 1503 days ago - action.farmland.org
At American Farmland Trust, we are celebrating National Farmers Market Week by unveiling the Top 20 Favorite Farmers Markets in all four categories. Anything can happen in the next four weeks before the contest ends at midnight on August 31st!
 

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