The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and John Deere & Co. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday, putting an end to a long litigation. The tractor factory has agreed to give its US customers the right to fix their own equipment. Previously, farmers were only allowed to use authorized parts and service facilities rather than cheaper independent repair options.
Farmers in the Netherlands are revolting over the government's plan to drastically reduce nitrogen emissions by 2030 and is pointing to agriculture and farmers as the worst offenders. But farmers have taken to the streets, blocking roads, and distribution centers, and there has been some serious incidents, including police opening fire on protestors,
Argentina's Union of Land Workers (UTT) Monday began a 48-hour protest in front of the National Congress building demanding lawmakers pass the Access to Land bill.
Argentine farmer association CRA has expressed its concern over a recent wave of vandalism on silo bags that store grain and oilseeds on-farm.
Hundreds of indigenous people and farmers clashed with Ecuadoran security forces on Monday as they marched toward the capital Quito to protest against rising fuel prices.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree with a variety of measures to expand financing for farmers. The measures include the creation of a fraternal fund that will provide an estimated 5 billion reais (US$ 1.20 billion) in additional credit for the sector, according to Rogerio Miranda, the Economy Ministry's deputy secretary for agriculture policy.
Horses, tractors and hundreds of rural producers from all over the country gathered in front of the Uruguay Parliament on Thursday to denounce the problems that the agricultural sector is experiencing and criticize the government for not listening to the proposals of the Un Solo Uruguay (One Uruguay) movement. The political, non-partisan movement brings together producers and actors of the rural environment and the interior of the country.
The man widely expected to become Argentina’s next president asked farmers from the country’s key grains sector on Thursday to put aside their bitter differences with the government of his running mate, former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and move forward with him.
The U.S. government will pay a minimum of US$ 15 per acre to farmers hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China under an aid package to be unveiled before the end of the week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Argentine satellite has blasted off from California. The primary purpose of Sunday's mission is to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX will also try for the first time to bring the Falcon's first stage back to a landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site.