News tagged with farmers

Farmbook: An app to re-empower farmers

A cell phone application enables Indian farmers to better negotiate the sale of their harvests. Farmbook is designed for use by this population segment, where illiteracy is very common.

dateNov 01, 2012 in Engineering
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High court to hear farmer, Monsanto seed dispute

(AP)—The Supreme Court is agreeing to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmer's use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds.

dateOct 05, 2012 in Other
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Signs for optimism as harvest reaches peak in Iowa

The latest government crop yield predictions may give grain farmers cause for optimism as the harvest season reaches its crescendo in Iowa, corn and soybean experts at Iowa State University said this week. ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Other
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Britain grants first licence for badger cull

Up to 3,000 badgers could be killed in England after a government agency on Friday issued the first licence for a pilot cull in a bid to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.

dateSep 18, 2012 in Ecology
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