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Food gulps up more funding

The Norwegian government, which already grants huge subsidies to local agriculture, has also been spending millions to promote home-grown food. Now it plans to...

New drinks debate bubbles up

Farmers' attempts to sell their locally produced alcoholic beverages on site have set off another drinks debate in Norway, and threaten to divide one...

‘Winemakers should be able to sell’

Sale of alcoholic beverages is strictly controlled in Norway, but now some politicians are suggesting that local producers in rural districts should be able...

Farmers try again, with niche food

Local farmers are once again setting their sights on niche products, hoping they can attract new revenues by producing and packaging specialty items that...

Fencing in the flock raises flak

At the height of Norway's traditional open grazing season, one sheep rancher in Hedmark has emerged as a fan of fences to protect his...

Poor market for organic food

Norwegians don't seem willing to pay extra for organic food (called økologisk mat), not the best news for producers within the agricultural niche. A new...

Nutrition experts upset farm lobby

Norway's powerful farmers' lobby is being accused of favouring their business interests over good nutrition, after farmer-friendly officials in the state agriculture ministry objected...

Angry farmers sit down for talks

Norwegian farmers were bitterly disappointed with the government's subsidy offer, but agreed this week to negotiations anyway. The farmers want their annual subsidy raised...

Farmers want more money

Norway's politically strong farming lobby wants nearly NOK 1.9 billion (USD 320 million) in additional state support this year, and handed their demand to...

Rancher turns muck into money

Dung from 10,000 egg-laying hens used to be a costly problem until an innovative chicken rancher began to bag it and sell it to...

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