Mzansi agro-industries are optimistic about the current operating conditions in the country. This, according to the Africa Agbiz / IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI), which recovered to 74 points in the last quarter of this year after declining slightly to 67 in the third quarter. The survey, conducted during the last two weeks of November, …

A protest against the Italian Green Pass in Turin last month. Some people in the country have become more creative in their efforts to avoid vaccination.Credit…Tino Romano / EPA, via Shutterstock On Thursday morning, at a vaccination center in Biella, Italy, a seasoned nurse was confronted with something she had never seen before. The nurse, …

Brian Bonisch / Supplied Alec Divers loved old American Dodges and owned a red 1928 Dodge Victory Six and a 1970 Dodge Challenger, which he took to New Zealand and raced countless times. A wave of tributes has been paid to an “avid” hot rod and drag racing enthusiast who was killed in an incident …

Despite pandemic disruptions, U.S. farm income, a broad measure of profits, will be the highest since 2013, thanks to strong prices for corn, soybeans, wheat, broiler chicken, livestock and pork this year, the USDA said Wednesday. “It’s mostly a pricing story,” USDA economist Carrie Litkowski said. Corn, wheat and soybean receipts are said to be …

BROOKINGS, SD (KELO) – Christmas is just around the corner and the Brookings Arts Council is already celebrating. The event is known as the Festival of Trees and it is a time when community members can come and view beautifully decorated trees and purchase from local artists in the historic library building which is now …

Nearly 3,900 Ohioans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, the highest number since mid-January, when vaccines were a scarce commodity allocated only to the most needy beneficiaries. During the pandemic, the Ohio Hospital Association’s PAC paid $ 13,000 to Republican lawmakers who co-sponsored legislation to ban vaccination mandates from Ohio hospitals, colleges, and employers. Critics of …

A proposed fish farm off northern Vancouver Island has sparked controversy among First Nations communities. Two open houses were held on November 30 to provide information and answer questions about a proposed Chatham Canal fish farm as a joint venture between Tlowitsis First Nation and Grieg Seafood British Columbia Ltd. These events took place as …

!1 new updateClick here for the latest updates We must not forget that we are already dealing with a highly transmissible and dangerous variant – the Delta variant, which currently represents almost all cases in the world. Globally, we have a toxic mix of low vaccine coverage and very low testing – a recipe for …

Farmers are eagerly awaiting more details from the government on impending changes to their subsidy payments, with many reluctant to trust the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( Defra) to manage the transition, the head of one of the UK’s largest farming organizations mentioned. “A lot of people have said to me, ‘Well, …

Prime Video celebrates the release of the Amazon Original series Harlem with a weekend of festivities designed to capture the energy and pride of Harlem. December 3-4 at Historic Harlem Parish on W. 118 Street, Prime Video’s The “Harlem Ever After” event will feature black women designers and entrepreneurs, celebrate brotherhood and pay homage to …