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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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