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Student Wins $250,000 for Using Math to Solve a Potato Problem–and it Could Save Farmers Billions

The 18-year-old developed the computer model because he wanted to use math in a way that could directly benefit ordinary people.

Tea Company Exchanges Fair Trade Status For Giving Back Directly to their Farmers

This article was submitted to GNN by one of our readers. Tiesta Tea's co-founders and marketing director just got back from installing a water well...

Israeli and Palestinian Farmers Find Peace Through Olive Oil

While there is still harsh conflict in the Middle East, these farmers have found a peaceful middle ground through olive oil.

Company is Offering to Retrain Coal Miners as Wind Farmers For Free

As demand for coal drops further and further in light of expanding renewable energy sources, more and more American workers are faced with unemployment and...

Indian Farmers Harness the Monsoon Waters to Overcome Drought

For years, Indian farmers have struggled to survive the dry spells that plague their crops – but, they have finally learned to overcome the...

Chesapeake Bay is Tidying Up Thanks to Earth-Conscious Farmers

Virginia and Maryland farmers have stepped up their game in protecting their ocean eco-system from polluting sediment and harmful run-off.

Muslim Farmers Build Church for Christian Neighbors in Pakistan -Video

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll85UX7W1JA&w=560&h=315]   In a region known for religious violence, Muslim village farmers in Pakistan are putting their savings together–and contributing labor– to help build a...

Costco Sells So Much Organic Produce, It Aids Farmers to Grow More

America’s appetite for organic food is so big, the largest seller can’t keep its shelves stocked, so it’s loaning money to farmers to grow...

258 Trucks Deliver Hay To Farmers Suffering From Drought (Video)

Over 800 drought afflicted farmers in the Queensland area of Australia rejoiced at the site of a truck convoy carrying salvation this week. Thanks to...

Instead of Evicting City Farmers From His New Land, Owner Sows Amazing Goodwill

Even though they had been using land that didn’t belong to them, a handful of elderly urban farmers must have been cultivating a crop...

Food Stamps Double Their Value at Michigan Farmers Markets

Needy families are taking home more nutritious food while farmers are taking home more money thanks to a program that doubles the buying power...

Norway Donates $10 million to Farmers in South Sudan

  Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help the UN Food and Agriculture Organization provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with...

Quinoa Boom Benefits Bolivian Farmers

Quinoa, the new "super food," is a grain packed with nutritious protein and fiber. Not only has the quinoa popularity surge given us a delicious new...

Helping Family Farmers in Uganda

Because they believe that small farmers are the answer to hunger in the developing world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012 had...
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Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds

  The BirdReturns program, financed by the Nature Conservancy, pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded...
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Water-Cleaning Technology to Help Farmers

[vimeo 73149209 w=420 h=236]   The giant solar receiver installed on a wheat field here in California’s agricultural heartland slowly rotates to track the sun and...
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Renewable Village Offers Lifeline to Fukushima Farmers

It seems the most unlikely place to try to put a utopian blueprint into practice. Yet a patch of land in Fukushima, the Japanese...
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Whole Foods Encourages Organic Farmers With $25,000,000 in Loans

After a $10,000,000 loan to local farmers proved successful, Whole Foods Market announced on January 2 that it will give up to $25,000,000 in...
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I’m Not Just Gaming, Ma! I’m Helping The World’s Farmers

There's no easy way to track all of the world's crops. What's missing, among other things, is an accurate map showing where they are....
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Sympathetic Australians ‘Buy a Bale’ for Farmers in Drought

Community-minded Aussies are baling out farmers in Northwest Queensland who are faced with the choice of slaughtering their animals in the midst of massive...
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