Crop farming

April 18, 2017 - 4:09 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 24 people died Tuesday when their bus apparently lost its brakes and plunged into a deep ravine in a northern Philippine mountain town, in one of the country's deadliest vehicular accidents in years, officials said. The rest of the estimated 45 passengers were...
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In this photo taken April 10, 2017, is David Miguel at his home in the community of Hardwick in the San Joaquin Valley where drought has yet to loosen its grip on some residents near Hanford, Calif. State officials lifted the drought emergency for much California, but thousands of people like Miguel still live on water tanks because their wells ran dry. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
April 15, 2017 - 9:58 am
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut and almond orchards in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley. Nearby, the Kings River — swollen with rainwater and Sierra Nevada...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:27 am
THONYOR, South Sudan (AP) — "I went only with my fear," said Gatluok Chuol. "If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me." For several months last year, the 65-year-old South Sudanese farmer risked his life in order to feed his family. In July, when fighting erupted between South Sudan's...
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March 30, 2017 - 7:17 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages. The Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of 42 Bangladeshi nationals,...
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March 30, 2017 - 5:47 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh have won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages. The Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of 42 Bangladeshi nationals,...
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March 29, 2017 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday denied a petition to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, reversing...
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Pizzas are displayed near a sign listing the police operations against restaurants and bars owned by the Camorra crime syndicate, during a report on organized crime infiltration in Italy's much prized food and agriculture businesses at the Coldiretti, the Italian farmers association headquarters in Rome, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 14, 2017 - 11:56 am
ROME (AP) — Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. Anti-mafia prosecutors and Italy's farm lobby Coldiretti on Tuesday expressed concern that the country's crime...
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