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インド農民デモ 米国大豆農民 神戸ビーフ 今日の内外注目記事 18年11月30日

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Live: Farmers in Delhi to march to Parliament Street demanding policy change,The Hindu,18.11.30

Thousands of farmers from across the country have arrived at the National Capital demanding a special session of Parliament to discuss agrarian crisis.

Farmers gather in Delhi to push for policy change,The Hindu,18.11.30

Durgam Chinna’s life turned upside down last October, when her 40-year old husband Venkatayya was found dead in his cotton fields in the village of Ankushapur, in the Jayashankar district of Telengana. Faced with mounting debts which had touched 8 lakh, the tenant farmer consumed pesticide.

 For his widow and three children, his death was just the beginning of the nightmare — thrown off the land Venkatayya had leased, they were forced work as daily wage labour to survive.

One year later, 38-year old Ms. Chinna got a framed portrait of her late husband and boarded the train for Delhi, determined to tell her tale and fight for her rights in the capital.“We owned only one acre of land, which I sold for my elder daughter’s marriage. What will my younger girl do? God only knows,” she said, waving a green flag and holding onto her husband’s photograph as she marched.

Massive congregation

She is one among the thousands of farmers who have assembled in the national capital’s Ramlila grounds on Thursday evening; the farmers have converged from five different directions in preparation for Friday’s Kisan Mukti March to Parliament Street under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee. They are demanding that the government pass legislation guaranteeing loan waivers and remunerative prices for their crops・・・


Farmers Tough Year on a Trade Wars Kansas Front,The New York Times,18.11.30

From planning to harvest, the grain belts rhythms and prospects have been disrupted by the governments tariff battle with China.

Justin Knopf finished harvesting soybeans as Novembers first snowflakes started falling on his fields in Gypsum, Kan. Then he did what thousands of farmers throughout the grain belt are doing: He got an application for some of the $12 billion in federal emergency relief intended to blunt the economic fallout from President Trumps trade policy brinkmanship.

China, the biggest buyer of American soybeans, all but stopped purchases after the White House imposed tariffs this summer and set a retaliatory spiral in motion. The pronouncements and maneuvers in world capitals have reverberated through the kitchens and living rooms of farmers, who were targets in part because they are big exporters and core supporters of Mr. Trump.

Some say enough already its a big gamble and the timing is horrible for us to be messing with trade, Mr. Knopf said. Other farmers are incredibly excited about what the administration is doing on trade and truly believe theyll come up with a better deal for us long term. Im probably somewhere in the middle. Im cautiously hopeful.

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餌不足「神戸ビーフ」や乳牛受難 台風、豚コレラ影響 神戸新聞 18.11.30

 9月の台風21号に伴う記録的な高潮で、神戸港に輸入された干し草や稲わらなどの「粗飼料」がコンテナごと海水に漬かる被害を受けた。復旧が進み、港湾自体はほぼ通常に戻ったものの、中国でのアフリカ豚(とん)コレラ感染拡大を受け、台風以降、稲わらの輸入が一部停止に。輸入業者への予期せぬダブルパンチは「神戸ビーフ」の肥育や生乳の出荷にも影響を与えかねず、兵庫県内の生産者らがやきもきしている。

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