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World food prices plunge to new low

World food commodity prices in August logged their largest monthly drop since December 2008, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday – unwelcome news for Europe’s struggling farmers. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO)...

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Farmers Suicides, Government, and the Weather God

Farmers committing suicide is not a new thing. Although it can happen for personal reasons, however, the economic ones gain prominence. Crop failures, inability to get the right price, and insurmountable debt are the factors...

No let-up in smog plume smothering Malaysia

Thick smog from burn-offs on Sumatra, Indonesia, has forced school closures across southern Malaysia. Police in Indonesia say two farmers have been arrested for setting peat on fire. Aerial water drops seem ineffective. Indonesia said...

Agricultural Income Tax

In India, power to tax agricultural income lies with the state governments. For a variety of reasons the state governments have been reluctant to introduce a full-fledged agricultural income tax, thus introducing a basic inequality...