When it comes to meat in China, there's no competition for pork. Demand is growing rapidly, with the number of pigs increasing from 400 to 700 million in the past ten years. To keep up, the country is turning to large-scale pig mass production.
A fire has engulfed a pig farm in western Germany, killing around 1,700 animals. Police say it's not yet clear what caused the barn to go up in flames.
Romania's food safety authority says Romania is facing its biggest outbreak of African swine fever since World War II. More than 123,000 animals have been slaughtered as a result of the outbreak so far.
No group of US farmers has more to lose from a trade war with China than soybean growers. But as Beijing adjusts to new trade realities, Chinese farmers also have a lot on their plates.
When a group of Brazilian families occupied disused farmland they found lifeless soil and water. Fifteen years on, they have brought it back to health. Their story is part of a larger battle over Brazil's farming future.
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