Opinion: Simon Wilson: Farm tractors, Ponsonby lattes and the true gulf between us

COMMENT The trouble with protests, of all kinds, is you never know who’s going to turn up. The Howl of a Protest tractor rally in Auckland last Friday was gatecrashed by Voices for Freedom. “Toot for Freedom” proclaimed their placards. The group stands for “the freedom for New Zealanders to choose what is right”, although… Continue reading Opinion: Simon Wilson: Farm tractors, Ponsonby lattes and the true gulf between us

Indian farmers start hunger strike to pressure Modi on reforms

Slideshow ( 5 images )(Reuters) – Farmers leaders sought to step up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal three agricultural reform laws on Monday by starting a 24-hour relay hunger strike. Modi’s government is urging the farmers to engage in further talks to end a deadlock which has led to thousands camping on… Continue reading Indian farmers start hunger strike to pressure Modi on reforms

Oregon mink farm, staff infected in COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 has found its way to an Oregon mink farm, where both staff and animals are getting infected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s National Veterinary Service Laboratory has confirmed the presence of the virus in 10 samples it received from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and the state veterinarian, Dr. Ryan… Continue reading Oregon mink farm, staff infected in COVID-19 outbreak

$FARM down by 70% as Harvest Finance faces ‘economic attack’

A few hours ago, reports from users on Harvest Finance’s Discord channel claimed that they had lost 10-15% trying to unstake fusdc, with many in the community soon voicing their concerns about a potential rug pull. In fact, $FARM was down by over 70%, at the time of writing. With over $500 million at risk,… Continue reading $FARM down by 70% as Harvest Finance faces ‘economic attack’

Trump to announce $13 billion in farm aid on Thursday: source

Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a new round of pandemic aid to farmers of about $13 billion at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Thursday night, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. Wisconsin, whose dairy and farming sector has been hard hit by both the… Continue reading Trump to announce $13 billion in farm aid on Thursday: source

Trump to announce $13 billion in farm aid on Thursday: source

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Leah MillisWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a new round of aid to farmers of about $13 billion at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Thursday… Continue reading Trump to announce $13 billion in farm aid on Thursday: source

Blockchain for Australian Farmers: A Shield Against Worsening Climate

Australian farmers are all too familiar with dry and erratic weather conditions affecting day-to-day business. Reports over the last 20 years demonstrate that these conditions will only worsen — with an increased climate estimated to have reduced yearly profits by 22%. The current bushfire season has had a disastrous impact on the agricultural industry. NASA… Continue reading Blockchain for Australian Farmers: A Shield Against Worsening Climate

New York Firm to Set Up a Bitcoin Mining Farm Powered By Hydroelectric Dam

DPW Holding Inc.’s crypto mining subsidiary Super Crypto Mining intends to establish a bitcoin mining farm near the dam. The 1-megawatt dam was bought by DPW in March 2018 through Valatile Falls Hydro LLC. The bitcoin mining farm planned to be established in this location will be running on cheap and renewable power generated from… Continue reading New York Firm to Set Up a Bitcoin Mining Farm Powered By Hydroelectric Dam

IOTA [MIOTA] Qubic based QLite introduces ‘Tangle farm’ game

On 27th July, Qubic Lite released its gaming module “Tangle Farm” and addressed it to be the “very first qApp and decentralized IOTA game.” A 19-year-old German computer science student passionate about cryptocurrency and IoT protocol developed Qubic Lite, a community implementation of Qubic Protocol. This protocol is an imitation of IOTA’s Qubic. Qubic Lite… Continue reading IOTA [MIOTA] Qubic based QLite introduces ‘Tangle farm’ game

UK Food Standards Agency Pounds Out Successful Blockchain Pilot

The blockchain just got meatier. On Monday, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced a successful trial using blockchain technology to monitor regulatory compliance in a cattle slaughterhouse. The FSA claims its pilot is the first use of blockchain technology to verify regulatory compliance in the food sector. Sian Thomas, head of information management at… Continue reading UK Food Standards Agency Pounds Out Successful Blockchain Pilot