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Drought slashes Australian crop output to record low

Drought slashes Australian crop output to record low

Australia's hottest and driest year on record has slashed crop production, with summer output expected to fall to the lowest levels on record, according to official projections released Tuesday.The country's agriculture department said it expects production

Australian minister resigns over funding scandal

Australian minister resigns over funding scandal

Australia's agriculture minister has been forced to resign after she was found to have steered public money to sports clubs in seats the conservative government was targeting ahead of an election.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Bridget McKenzie -- a former

France to ban systematic culling of male chicks: minister

France to ban systematic culling of male chicks: minister

France is to ban from the end of 2021 the hugely controversial but widespread poultry industry practice of systematically slaughtering male chicks, Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Tuesday."The aim is to oblige firms... to do this by the end of 2021

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.The locusts -- part of the grasshopper family -- have led to what the F

Fictional Wakanda listed as US free-trade partner

Fictional Wakanda listed as US free-trade partner

Cattle and water chestnuts as of Wednesday enjoyed duty-free trade between the United States and the fictional African nation of Wakanda, according to the US Department of Agriculture.But the world's most technologically advanced country -- and home of the Ma

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

The US-China trade deal is "remarkable" in scope but it won't solve all the problems between the world's two biggest economies, the top US negotiator said Sunday."This is not just about agriculture and other purchases," US Trade Representative Robert Lig