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Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Technology
Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the twoByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 1:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.The National Institute of Anthropology and History said it was the first such statue found in a region known as the Huasteca.The carved woman has an elaborate hairpiece and marks of status, and may date to around 1450 to 1521, the institute said....
Farmers call for green trade policy to help tackle climate change

Farmers call for green trade policy to help tackle climate change

Technology
The government should be pursuing a green trade policy in the wake of COVID-19 and Brexit, if it is serious about tackling climate change, according to the National Farmers' Union.The union's deputy president Stuart Roberts told Sky News that the green recovery being called for must include trade deals with countries pursuing similar net zero goals. Farmers have pledged to be net zero by 2040 and the UK has said it wants the country as a whole to reach the same target by 2050. Image: Mr Roberts, deputy president of the NFU, at his Hertfordshire farm "The biggest thing for me is what trade deals we end up doing... we still don't know," said Mr Roberts, who is a cattle, sheep and cereal farmer."We have some of the highest standards and ...
Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Tyson Fury: Ukad set to open new investigation into farmer’s meat claims

Sports
UK Anti-Doping is set to investigate a farmer's claim he was told to lie in support of a high-profile case involving world champion Tyson Fury.Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for a banned steroid in February 2015, blaming the result on eating uncastrated wild boar.A farmer said he was offered £25,000 to say he sold the meat to 'Team Fury' - but promoter Frank Warren called this claim "a load of rubbish". Ukad has refused to comment.Being found guilty of tampering with the first investigation, which followed those positive tests, could result in an eight-year suspension.Lancashire-based farmer Martin Carefoot provided evidence to a Ukad investigation stating he had supplied the team...
‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

Finance
Nathan Chittenden carries a newborn calf at Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, New York. "The last five years have been extremely rough for us dairy farmers," he told CNBC.Emma Newburger / CNBCSCHODACK, N.Y. — Nathan Chittenden carefully slung a newborn calf over his shoulders and marched her over to his dairy barn to join a dozen other babies."Sometimes I feel like a school principal trying to remember everyone's names," Chittenden, 41, said of his dairy cows.Chittenden's herd is in good health, but the dairy farm his family runs here in Rensselaer County, about two hours north of New York City, is under immense pressure.Milk makers in the United States are disappearing as consolidation in the industry and changing consumer tastes have made it tougher for small farms to survive. In No...
German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

World
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of farmers in Germany parked their tractors outside Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday in protest of government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. About 10,000 farmers drove 5,000 tractors causing traffic jams in downtown berlin as large convoys of tractors moved through the city toward the location of the protest. German Agriculture Minister Julia Klockner and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented an agricultural package in September requiring farmers to reduce their use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides to curb the rate of insect deaths and reduce nitrate content in groundwater. The farmers stated that the limits are too restrictive and make it difficult for the country's agriculture industry to compete against impor...