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World News: Germany
Germany | 10 December 2015
Organics only bright spot for German farmers

Germany's farmers are having a tough time, with farm-gate prices for their produce in a radical slump. Organic produce and wine-growing are the only bright spots in an otherwise difficult agribusiness...


Germany | 9 December 2015
German farmers' income falling 'drastically'

The financial situation of German farmers is deteriorating "drastically" due to falling prices and no improvement is likely in the near future, the farmers' federation DBV said on Tuesday. In its 2...


Germany | 8 December 2015
Wild pig in Germany gives up 'boaring' life to live with herd of cattle

A wild pig in Germany has decided to give up its "boaring" life — leaving the forest to live with a small herd of cattle. Farmer Dirk Reese told the dpa news agency Monday the boar, which he nickna...


Germany | 3 December 2015
Germany steps up Its wheat sequencing effort

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced today that it would award 1.5 million Euros to a project aimed at providing a reference sequence for two wheat chromosomes, part of the in...


Germany | 6 November 2015
Two-thirds of EU states to ban GM crop cultivation

The 19 EU member states will be able to ban GM cultivation on their territory after biotech and agriculture companies dropped objections on Thursday. GM crops have faced resistance in Europe amid c...


Germany | 27 October 2015
Huge rise In farmland assessment In Rhineland

A significant shift in property assessment is occurring in the municipality of Rhineland. The latest figures from the province indicate land assessment in the municipality has risen from a total of...


Germany | 6 October 2015
Two thirds of EU states reject GMO crops

Two thirds of EU states have requested to be allowed to ban the growing of genetically modified crops in their countries, choosing the “opt-out” clause of a European Commission rule that allows member...


Germany | 22 September 2015
Cattle disease spread by vets, not cows

A cattle disease that affected more than 5,000 cows, over 500 of which were killed, was probably spread by vets farmers and cattle traders in Germany, according to one of the first research articles p...


Germany | 21 September 2015
What draws a young German farmer to the canola fields

It is early in the morning, and dew drops hang from grass. The sun hasn't managed to penetrate the mist, and the village that surrounds the Veelböken agricultural cooperative is yet to stir. At 7:0...


Germany | 26 August 2015
Germany follows Scotland's example with move to ban all GM crops

Germany has reportedly begun taking steps towards banning the use of all genetically modified crops. New rules will allow individual member states to block farmers from using GM organisms, even if ...


Germany | 25 August 2015
Germany starts move to ban GMO crops

Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday. German Agriculture Minister Christian Schm...


Germany | 20 August 2015
German farmers blame Russian embargo for mass devaluation

German farmers have blamed the Russian embargo for the devaluation of their products. They said that agricultural producers in the country suffered significantly after Russia had imposed the embargo i...


Germany | 19 August 2015
German farmers hit by drought, Russia food ban

Germany's farmers' association, the DBV, released new figures on the harvesting season on Tuesday, showing that a long spell of unusually hot weather in the first half of this year severely affected c...


Germany | 28 July 2015
Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaks

Avian influenza caused by various strains struck poultry farms and backyard birds in Germany, Taiwan, and Vietnam over the past few days, according to reports to the World Organization for Animal Heal...


Germany | 19 March 2015
German government quarrels over GMO cultivation ban

Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt hopes to create a legislative framework that would cover cultivation bans on genetically modified plants, but leave them up to the regions. Environment Minister ...


Germany | 16 February 2015
Europe’s shale slowdown

A year ago, Russia’s lunge into Ukraine focused European minds on the dangers of depending on Moscow for their energy supplies, pushing countries across the continent to scramble onto the shale-gas ba...


Germany | 12 February 2015
Germany to work with Punjab in promoting organic farming

Germany will help Punjab in promoting organic farming in the state which is considered to be as the foodbowl of the country. It was agreed in a meeting of a German delegation led by Peter Bleser, ...


Germany | 21 January 2015
German farmer takes on BMW, Bavarian government and aristocratic Thurn und Taxis dynasty

A 125-acre plot of farmland in Bavaria has become the centre of an unlikely dispute in which a small family-run business is taking on the combined might of BMW, the state government, and one of German...


Germany | 14 January 2015
German grocers fund happier farm animals

A coalition of German agriculture, meat packing and grocery retail industries announced in Berlin on Tuesday that it would make about 255 million euros ($301 million) available over the coming three y...


Germany | 7 January 2015
'We can't protect every sausage,' says German agriculture minister

Speaking with the German weekly news magazine, Spiegel, Schmidt said that German specialties could lose their European Union (EU) privileges as a result of the proposed EU-American Transatlantic Trade...


Germany | 12 November 2014
German study finds GM crops good for farmers

The “pro” side in the debate over the benefit of genetically modified foods got a big boost from science this month, with an international study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Coope...


Germany | 5 November 2014
Less antibiotic use in German livestock

The European Union has a strong top-down approach to regulating non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics in animals. Now it is time to regulate the veterinary use. Germany has therefore recently 
implement...


Germany | 23 October 2014
Pesticide bans affecting UK and German crops

Two separate reports indicated that the European Union’s ban on neonicotinoids and other pesticides could have devastating impact on several crops and farmers’ profits. A report conducted by busine...


Germany | 9 October 2014
Bavarian farmer puts nappies on his cows in EU protest

Bavarian farmers are angry that their famous Alpine dairy cows will apparently have to wear nappies under European Union environmental laws. Johann Huber, whose family has farmed on the mountain sl...


Germany | 8 August 2014
German dairy farm still blocked due to furazolidone

A German dairy farm in Lower Saxony is blocked after the banned antibiotic furazolidone has been detected in feed samples. Animal feed that is supplied to a few other German cattle farms in North ...


Germany | 12 June 2014
EU states near compromise on GM crops

After years of acrimonious debate, European Union states are finally near a compromise solution on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops that will give reluctant governments the right to ...


Germany | 21 May 2014
German chicken farms buy genetically modified soybeans

German producers have decided to feed their poultry genetically engineered soybeans, which biotech proponents say bodes well for transgenic crops in Europe. German farmers have broken their promise...


Germany | 29 January 2014
Flatulent cows cause methane explosion at German dairy farm

A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion. Police in Hesse state said in a statement that a static elec...


Germany | 16 January 2014
German farmers fear for Europe's bacon with US trade deal

When German farmers and activists descended upon Chancellor Angela Merkel's office building Wednesday morning, they brought along some special guests — 17 pigs. The stunt was the latest European backl...


Germany | 14 October 2013
German retailers selling flawed vegetables at lower price

Under the brand "nobody is perfect", certain European retailers are now starting to sell "ugly" fruit and vegetables, that would normally be thrown away or used as animal feed. The produce is sold at ...