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U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat

REUTERS, JULY 2, 2020 CHICAGO – The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others to run machines that bring in the crop. As combines work their way north from the Southern Plains of Texas and Oklahoma, farmers …

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Australia cuts 2019/20 wheat production forecast by nearly 20% due to drought

SYDNEY, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday cut its wheat production forecast by nearly 20% for the year through June 2020, as an unrelenting drought across the country’s east coast will likely see output fall to an 11-year low. As Australian farmers were harvesting crops, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) pegged production of …

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PHOTOS: Loaded bulker burns off Turkey

PortandTerminal.com, September 11, 2019 A fire erupted in the engine room of the bulk carrier KIRAN ASYA, berthed at Isdemir, Iskenderun, Turkey, late at night Sep 9. Several fire engines were deployed. The fire was said to be quickly brought under control and extinguished with no injuries were reported. The extent of the damages are unknown. The ship arrived at …

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