Cuba entirely without power after Hurricane Ian

Cuba entirely without power after Hurricane Ian

HAVANA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Cuba’s electrical grid collapsed late on Tuesday, leaving the entire country without power shortly after the passage of Hurricane Ian, which ravaged the western end of the island with violent winds and flooding. Lázaro Guerra, Technical Director of the Electric Union of Cuba, said a failure in the national electric … Read more

Motorists face higher fuel prices as excise cut ends but farmers, trucking industry expect relief

Motorists face higher fuel prices as excise cut ends but farmers, trucking industry expect relief

A temporary cut to a government fuel tax ends this week, but industry figures say the ensuing price rises will not necessarily be bad news for farmers and truck drivers. Key points: A temporary halving of the fuel excise ends this week, driving up fuel prices at bowsers Truck operators say changes to fuel tax credits … Read more

Illegal investigation by animal rights activists uncovers pigs in sow stalls across Victoria

Illegal investigation by animal rights activists uncovers pigs in sow stalls across Victoria

A lobby group has accused several Victorian farms of caging mother pigs for an “unacceptably” long period of time, releasing footage of the practice, which was meant to be phased out by the pork industry five years ago.  Key points: Animal activists have accused several Victorian piggeries of using sow stalls for extended periods The pork industry says … Read more

Sesame Street: Farm Animals and Songs Compilation – Old MacElmo, Dance Like a Horse, and More! – Sesame Street

Sesame Street: Farm Animals and Songs Compilation – Old MacElmo, Dance Like a Horse, and More! – Sesame Street

Sesame Street: Farm Animals and Songs Compilation – Old MacElmo, Dance Like a Horse, and More!  Sesame Street

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

CHICAGO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock. With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and … Read more

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on JFK speech anniversary in Boston

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed orders on Monday to push more government dollars to the U.S. biotechnology industry, as he promoted his initiative to create new treatments and cut the death rate from cancer. Cancer “doesn’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat,” … Read more

Fair Work Ombudsman cracks down on compliance to ensure farm workers are getting paid correctly

Fair Work Ombudsman cracks down on compliance to ensure farm workers are getting paid correctly

Dozens of farm businesses across the country have been found to be non-compliant in an ongoing blitz by the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure workers are getting the right pay. Key points: 190 farm businesses across four states have been investigated to ensure they are correctly paying their workers 61 per cent of farms investigated … Read more

Drought Could Lead to Christmas Tree Shortage – NBC New York

Drought Could Lead to Christmas Tree Shortage – NBC New York

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Employers headed to jobs summit urged to consider people with a disability to solve farm worker shortage

Employers headed to jobs summit urged to consider people with a disability to solve farm worker shortage

As Australian farmers cried out for workers, Daniel Stewart was rejected time and time again. Key points: One in six Australians has a disability and they are twice as likely to be unemployed Some employers worry they will have to make expensive modifications to accommodate workers with a disability, but that is often not the case Representatives … Read more

Wind farm rate arrangements benefiting some councils, but not others in Tasmania

Wind farm rate arrangements benefiting some councils, but not others in Tasmania

In the remote north-east corner of Tasmania, where the “roaring forties” batter picturesque coastlines, dozens of colossal wind turbines power not just the grid but the local garbage service. Key points: There was great excitement at the prospect of a $280 million wind farm in Tasmania delivering financial benefits to west coast communities via rates But … Read more