India’s fertilizer black market is booming as prices skyrocket

Indian farmers pressed by a massive shortage of fertilizers are turning to the black market and paying exorbitant prices for their supplies. The shortfall has led to a thriving market where nutrients from subsidized crops are sold illegally at prices well above government-set levels. Shady agents have been busy responding …

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Community systems offer alternative pathways for solar growth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Walking on the roof of his church among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged that climate change is not the most pressing concern for his predominantly black congregation – albeit it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. “The violence we are experiencing, the …

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Migori youth venture into herb cultivation – Kenya news agency

Fred Odhiambo, a youth from Rongo Town, Migori County, cultivates herbs on his 40-square-meter organic farm for medicinal purposes. Odhiambo, teacher by profession and director of Organic Green System whose herbal business initiative is my farm, my food, my health and my wealth. He said he was motivated to start …

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Chicago Small Business Saturday: “Time to Really Get Out”

Neighborhood groups across the city focused on small businesses on Saturday, luring shoppers with deals, live music, refreshments and more after another brutal year for retail due to COVID -19. “Small businesses are what makes Chicago, Chicago,” said Angelica Moore, owner of Detoxxed Body in Bridgeport. “We are a city …

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Grow hydroponic vegetables with the “catch-all” crop

I recently had the opportunity to join our volunteer Master Gardeners in Stark County on a tour of the student greenhouses on the Wooster Campus at Ohio State University. Our guide, Dr Uttara Samarakoon, Assistant Professor Specializing in Hydroponics and Floriculture, is also the Associate Program Coordinator of the Applied …

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Local plants, vintage bricks and mortar a perfect balm

What started out as a nerdy ?? The teenage hobby snowballed into a booming business and new storefront in Winnipeg’s Stock Exchange District. While other children played sports after school, Natassia Bezoplenko-Brazeau was drawn to making soap. She had read books on the subject and had started experimenting in her …

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U.S. manufacturers rush to ease pandemic ammunition shortage

November 27, 2021 Lonoke, Arkansas JUST TWO Vista Outdoor and Olin Corp meet most of the US demand for ammunition, primarily through two long-established brands. Remington, which is part of Vista, was founded in 1816, and Winchester Ammunition, owned by Olin Corp, started in 1866. Due to increasing demand for …

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INDOOR AGRICULTURE IS GAINING IN POPULARITY | The star

Indoor AGRICULTURE is on the rise in local agriculture with private companies like Sananbio supporting the government’s attempt to increase the level of vegetable self-sufficiency to 70% by 2025. “Building on Sananbio’s strong technical experience, I hope Sananbio will be able to help the Malaysian government achieve its modern agriculture …

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Strike looms at one of Canada’s largest beef processing plants as Cargill workers vote against offer

The union representing workers at the Cargill meat-packing plant near High River, Alta., Said employees rejected the company’s contract offer after two days of voting – over concerns over health and safety related to COVID-19. The prospect of a strike starting on December 6 has given prairie ranchers a chance …

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Local Christmas tree grower says there is a shortage of some varieties

TARRANT, Alabama (WBRC) – Christmas trees grow in homes across the country, but for those who like to put their gifts under a real tree, you may have a harder time finding the variety you’re used to. . We have fingered the supply chain for many items that we can’t …

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