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Punjab to set up Organic Farming Board

Punjab government on Monday said it will set up an Organic Farming Board for promoting chemical-free farming in the state.

Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought

 On the road to Walgett a sign welcomes visitors: "Farming is not a way of life, it keeps everyone alive." But with drought taking a heavy toll on the region, farming has become a battle for survival.

X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution
X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution

Researchers are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in pea and bean crop.

Farmers will benefit if land acquisition for corporates is minimised: CJI

Expressing concerns for the marginalised and small farmers in the country, the Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday said it would be "immensely helpful" for agricultural community if state governments could minimise acquiring and handing over farm land to corporates even as he stressed for "fair" compensation to agriculturists.

Chinese scientist claims a new rice production record

Chinese agricultural scientist Yuan Longping, known as "the father of hybrid rice", has claimed to have achieved a new record for hybrid rice production.

Rajasthan govt announces Rs 155.50 cr grant to farmers for ponds, tanks

Rajasthan government today announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management.

Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list

With 3,146 distressed farmers ending their lives last year, Maharashtra has topped the list of farmland suicides in the country, an activist said here Friday.

Deficit monsoon a cause of worry for farming in Goa

Goa`s agriculture department is worried as the rain deficit in the first month after arrival of south west monsoon may pose problems for farming activity in the state.

Himachal Govt lays stress on trout farming in higher reaches

With a view to boost production of exotic rainbow trout fish in ice cold waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government is promoting fish farms in high altitude and tribal areas.

Brad Pitt learns farming

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is currently spending time learning about farming. The `Moneyball` star bought French winery Miraval in 2012 and the 50-year-old actor said he loves learning more about the vineyard and the winemaking process as he finds it relaxing, reportedly.

Food for thought

Contrary to the popular belief, the agriculture sector in India is not just about farming and animal rearing.

Afghanistan`s farmers in Bihar to study farming

Bihar is turning its attention to popularising and promoting organic farming in the state to usher in a new "Green Revolution" in agriculture.

`Poly house farming can mitigate vegetable supply crisis`

Poly house farming can mitigate supply crisis of vegetables in cities if the new farming technology is deployed on a large-scale in surrounding regions, a senior official of Mother Dairy said on Friday.

Goa to get Israeli expertise in farming sector

Israel, known worldwide for its expertise in agriculture, will help Goa in rejuvenating the sector and its allied segments.

Farming provides new perspectives to cinema: Mangesh Hadawale

Director Mangesh Hadawale, whose upcoming movie ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ has won four National awards this year, says juggling film making and farming provides him unique perspectives to look at cinema.

Farming behind Great Barrier Reef collapse

Nutrient-rich slurry from farms in Australia had been contributing to the collapse of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef for 90 years.

Modern practices give boost to J&K`s farm activities: Omar

Omar Abdullah Wednesday said adoption of modern cultivation practices have given additional boost to farming activities.

Parrikar plans to venture into farming post-retirement

Without setting any deadline for his retirement, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today disclosed his plans to retire from active politics and venture into agriculture profession.

Andhra CM promises free power for farm sector till 2014

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday assured the farmers in the state free power supply for the farming sector till the year 2014, when his government completes the term.

Bt cotton in India `good for the field, bad for the farm`

A new study noted that most Indian farmers have become unable to properly assess the Bt cotton seeds.