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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...
solar panels in Fukishima - Rob Gilhooly

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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US Farmers May Stop Planting Genetically Modified Crops After Poor Yields

Some US farmers are considering returning to conventional seed after increased pest resistance and crop failures meant genetically modified (GM) crops saw smaller yields...
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Good Year for Farmers Making Solar Power on the Side

It's been a good year for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec farmers who bought into solar energy. Farmer Michael Donohue estimates his investment of...
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Georgia Farmers Set Out to Bring Back Homegrown Olive Oil to the US

Georgia may be best known for peaches and peanuts. But olives were once a homegrown commodity along the state’s 100-mile coast. They were introduced...
Farm Irrigation Airdrop wins Dyson Award

Dyson Award-winner Makes Water Out of Thin Air for Farmers

An Australian designer from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is the winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award for his "Airdrop" – a...
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PepsiCo’s Deal With Mexican Farmers Is Good for All

PepsiCo’s work with corn farmers in Jalisco, Mexico, reflects a new approach by corporations trying to maintain a business edge while helping out small...
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Government Extends Growing Season for Thousands of Organic Farmers, Providing Local Food Throughout Winter

Farmers, like Earl and Clarisse Snell of Alabama, can still grow summer squash and tomatoes as if it were summer, thanks to their new...
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Sick Child Leads to Astounding Opportunity for Poor Mexican Farmers (Part 2)

In the small town of Emiliano Zapata, farmers struggle to find a viable way to get their fruit to market. Meanwhile, much of it...
Jesus Hernandez featured in Crossing Borders, news21.com

Man Risks Border Crossing to Help Impoverished Farmers Build a Co-op

Jesus Hernandez Arias lay in the Arizona desert, half-blind and freezing. Dawn was approaching on March 11, 2006. It was cold –- no more than...
Jesus Hernandez featured in Crossing Borders, news21.com

Man Risks Border Crossing to Help Impoverished Farmers Build a Co-op

Jesus Hernandez Arias lay in the Arizona desert, half-blind and freezing. Dawn was approaching on March 11, 2006. It was cold –- no more than...
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Feds and Farmers Create Wetlands for Migrating Birds Headed for Gulf

Government officials hope to turn 150,000 acres of farmland into wetlands by Aug. 15 to be ready for migratory birds that would otherwise be...
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Pedal Powered Innovation Helps Tanzanian Farmers

MIT graduate, Jodie Wu, had a vision that a bicycle could be more than just a machine for transportation, but a way to bring...
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Peru Farmers Drop Cocaine in Favor of Cocoa

Tapping into a niche market for organic cocoa, some Peruvian farmers have turned away from cocaine in favor of growing beans for high-end...
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Benin Cotton Farmers Embrace the Organic Revolution

Benin's cotton farmers are embracing the benfits of organic farming. By ditching pesticides and only using natural fertilizers, not only is their health...
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Malawi Farmers Adapt to Climate Change, Become Filmmakers to Teach Others (Video)

A journalist and CNN corporate sales executive quit her job to pursue a Masters thesis that would help Malawi farmers use video to teach...
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Gates Gives $120 million to Help Poor Farmers Boost Output

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it will donate a total of $120 million in a bid to boost agricultural production, marketing...