Fishing and Farming (TRBC)

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

Published 24/07/2018

(Reuters) - A sheep in eastern Australia is leaping about more lightly after being sheared of its massively overgrown fleece. In a social media post [more…]

Deep reefs won’t be ‘twilight zone’ refuge for fish, corals: study

Deep reefs won’t be ‘twilight zone’ refuge for fish, corals: study

Published 19/07/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Deep coral reefs in a “twilight zone” in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can [more…]

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

Published 17/06/2018

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one [more…]

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican…

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican…

Published 18/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers [more…]

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

Published 11/05/2018

YAJI MOUNTAIN, China (Reuters) - On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise “hog [more…]

German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food

German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food

Published 26/04/2018

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany’s food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country’s new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday. “About 15 [more…]

Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand

Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand

Published 13/04/2018

LANGLEY, British Columbia (Reuters) - Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminum bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They [more…]

Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits U.S. farmers

Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits U.S. farmers

Published 13/04/2018

KANE COUNTY, Ill. (Reuters) - Lucas Strom, who runs a century-old family farm in rural Illinois, canceled an order to buy a new $71,000 grain [more…]