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Heads up: This is going to be a LONG thread, but a very important one if you're interested in the plight of our Black farmers and our small farmers in this country.

Black Farmers Matter!

#NCAg #NCpol #agriculture
I have a number of concerns re: @USDA's aid distribution & program implementation of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Chiefly, I'm concerned with how aid will be made available to minority farmers & small producers, particularly young & nontraditional farmers.
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At the top of the hour- farmdoc webinar, April 28.

* @farmdocDaily Live | #COVID19 and Ag.

* @nickdpaulson and @JoeGlauber1 on #Agricultural #Trade.
Nick Paulson
Importance of Ag #Export Markets
Export Share of U.S. Production, 2017/18
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முதன்முறையாக சரக்கு இரயிலில் வாழைப்பழம் ஏற்றுமதி?

ஈரானுக்கு ஏற்றுமதி செய்ய ஒரு Train முழுவதும் 980 மெட்ரிக் டன் வாழைப்பழத்தை குளீருட்டபட்ட பெட்டிக்குள் வைத்து ஆந்திராவிலிருந்து - மும்பை துறைமுகத்திற்கு இந்தியாவின் முதல் சரக்கு இயில் Fruit Train என்று பெயரிட்டுள்ளனர்.
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பட்ஜெட்டில் விவசாய பொருட்களை கொண்டு செல்ல ரயில்களில் தனி வசதி ஏற்படுத்தபடும்னு வேற அறிவித்து மத்திய அரசு.!

இந்த Fruit Train 980 மெட்ரிக்க டன் எடையோடு 900 கி.மீ தூரம் பயணிக்கிறது 2-8°C குளீரூட்டபட்ட பாதுகாப்பு பெட்டியில். கிட்டதட்ட 150 பெரிய லாரிகளில் செல்ல வேண்டிய பொருட்களை
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ஒரு A/C மின்சார Goods Train கொண்டு செல்கிறது!

டீசல் மிச்சம் - அந்நிய செலவாணி மிச்சம்! மாசு குறைபாடு - சாலை ட்ராஃபிக் குறைவு என்பதை கூட்டி கழித்து பாருங்கள்! நமது எதிர்கால கட்டமைப்புக்கு மிக உதவியாக இருக்கும் என்பது தெரியும்.

Anathapur & Kadapa மாவட்டங்களில் மட்டும் 10,000
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What did #famers get in #Budget, where @nsitharaman claimed, "Our Govt is committed to the goal of doubling farmers income by 2022"

P.S-Acc to Dalwai committee,"real income of farmer, should increase by 10.4%/year,which has been increasing less than 2.5% in last 5 years
@nsitharaman @_YogendraYadav @aviksahaindia @sayantanbera @seemay @Ghair_Kanooni @Subytweets @sritara @srinivasanravi @DrSarvapriya @RURALINDIA Govt allocates 9.3% of the budget to #Agri, allied,irrigation & #rural development, which was 9.8% last year. Factoring Inflation, Real Increase in allocation is actually negative.

Is this enough ?
Will this increase #farm income, prop up #rural demand ?

@mkvenu1 @PreetiSMenon
@nsitharaman @_YogendraYadav @aviksahaindia @sayantanbera @seemay @Ghair_Kanooni @Subytweets @sritara @srinivasanravi @DrSarvapriya @RURALINDIA @mkvenu1 @PreetiSMenon Govt allocated 1.58 lakh crore to #agri, allied sectors & irrigation i.e. 5.2% of the total budget. Last years budget had allocated 1.52 lakh crore, which was 5.45% of the budget i.e. reduced spending !

👉Will this double #farm income by 2022 ?🙄
@rssurjewala @MonaAmbegaonkar
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🚜🌎💚 Land use, #farming & how this impacts on #ClimateChange is under scrutiny

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (@thecccuk) have launched their new Land Use report

What does it say, does it focus on the right things and is it ambitious enough? ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
@theCCCuk @UKSustain @SoilsAlliance @SusFoodTrust @LandworkersUK @FOLUCoalition @GreenerUK_ @GreenAllianceUK @WCL_News @DefraGovUK @NFUtweets The report comes at a time when #farming, #landuse and its impact on #climatechange is under the spotlight like never before.

This @theCCCuk report will be a major influence on what farmers will be rewarded for doing to adapt to climate change. ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
Nature must be given equal emphasis in shaping the future of post-#Brexit #farm support, as #farming and #landuse is also the primary driver of global #insect decline and the #biodiversity crash.

ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
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What's our #beef with beef?

Public interest on #climate, #biodiversity & #diet is rightly growing

#Meat is often at the heart of the debate but it's important we look past headlines & unpick the detail

THREAD 👇

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #BBCOne 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
Our #meat comes from different #farm systems

When animals are grazed on grass, as in #organic, this can have positive impacts on #climate & #nature. Intensively produced #grain-fed chicken & pigs can have the opposite effect

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
🐄🐖🐔 Intensively farmed animals are almost always fed on #grain & imported #soya

The production of animal feed can exhaust soils and drive #rainforest clearance

This is devastating for the #climate & #biodiversity

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #Meat 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
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1/ Thread #Pets #Livestock #Horses #DisasterPreparedness
#HurricaneSeason

After the awful #CampFire #DisasterAssistTeam created a searchable Found Pets database w/ 1000+ animals - most were forever separated from their families

Make a #DisasterPlan for your whole family

#DAT
2/ #Pets #Cats #Dogs #HurricaneSeason2019 #DisasterPreparedness

The AVMA (American Vet Med Assoc) & ASPCA have excellent #resources & tips for what to include in #DisasterPrepKits

🔗 avma.org/public/Emergen…

🔗 aspca.org/news/disaster-…

#DisasterAssistTeam #Animals #DAT
3/ #Pets #Cats #Dogs #HurricaneSeason2019

Red Rover has printable #DisasterPrep lists & #info specific to different disaster events 🐶

🔗 redrover.org/resource/pet-d…

Info for #CompanionAnimals 🐱
🔗 paws.org/library/pet-in…

#DisasterAssistTeam
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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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I think we can all agree that food is pretty important for survival.

Climate Change is already impacting food security- it is not a distant, ambiguous concern: 

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods

reut.rs/2Uly0eC

#ClimateActionNow #foodsecurity
Cascading impacts of deadly flooding around the world includes "food supply shocks"
bit.ly/2OVoGZN

"A “whiplash” between very dry periods, followed by very wet periods, is exactly what we can expect from climate change"

#foodsecurity #ClimateChange #agriculture
...North America is not immune - bit.ly/2OVphL1

Already ‘There’s bleeding going on’ in U.S. farm economy, ag lender says, due in part to extreme weather

A prolonged downturn “has impacted farmers of all ages, experience levels and sizes”

#extremeweather #farming #farm
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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *U.S. WAITING TO HEAR FROM #CHINA ON TRADE DEAL, KUDLOW SAYS - BBG
*KUDLOW EXPECTS U.S.-CHINA MEETING IN MARCH IN MAR-A-LAGO
*TRUMP, LIGHTHIZER ARE VERY CLOSE, KUDLOW TELLS CNBC
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 #CHINA WOULD HAVE TO NOTE ANY FX INTERVENTION UNDER DEAL: KUDLOW - BBG
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *MNUCHIN SAYS #CHINA #TRADE TALKS INCLUDE 150-PAGE DOCUMENT - BBG
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇮🇷 #Canada arrests #Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver – The Globe and Mail
theglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
A gauge of #technology shares on the MSCI #Asia Pacific Index slid as much as 3 percent before paring some losses - Bloomberg
🇺🇸 #SPX ⬇ as much as 1.9% from Tuesday’s close, before paring some losses. Selling pressure early in the session was so intense that it forced CME Group to intermittently pause trading, according to a spokesperson for the exchange - Bloomberg
*Link: bloom.bg/2BTw5DN
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