Australia offers drought ravaged farmers up to $688 million in cheap loans

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to A$1 billion ($688.10 million) in cheap loans, Prime

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Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage

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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA ‘screwed us’ with biofuel waivers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency has “screwed” the U.S. ethanol

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Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Ricardo Galvao, the sacked head of Brazil’s space research agency, said on Saturday the trend of

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U.N. rights boss urges Brazil to preserve Amazon from mining

FILE PHOTO: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference at Centro Cultural Espana in downtown

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Colombia puts some banana crops in quarantine on fungus concern

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on

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Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the

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India had driest June in five years, fears for crops

FILE PHOTO: A woman puts clothes to dry overlooking central Mumbai’s financial district skyline, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File

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As Chinese mountains get hotter, hunt for ‘cure-all’ fungus gets harder

AMNE MACHIN RANGE, China (Reuters) – For Ma Junxiao, an ethnic Hui Muslim farmer from remote western China, the daily

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Brazil indigenous affairs official fired amid push to develop reservation land

FILE PHOTO – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony of the 154th anniversary of the Riachuelo Naval

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