Sunday, October 4, 2015

Farm and Food Photos October 5, 2015

General view of the annual Ballinasloe Horse Fair on October 4, 2015 in Galway, Ireland. Dating back to the 18th century, the Ballinasloe Horse Fair is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. Today it is predominantly a place for trading horses and is usually attended by around 80,000 people. Photo credit: Clodagh Kilcoyne / Getty Images.

Farmers load cattle on a float during the so-called 'Almabtrieb' returning from the mountain pastures on October 3, 2015 in a valley near the village of Schoenau on the lake Koenigssee in the German Alps, southern Germany. During the traditional 'Almabtrieb' event, cow herds are brought from alpine pastures, where they stay during the summer, to their stables in the valley. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE / Getty Images.

Cider maker Roger Wilkins, owner of Wilkins Cider Farm presses apples to make cider at his farm in the village of Mudgley on October 2, 2015 in Somerset, England. The 67 year-old farmer, whose family has owned Lands End Farm in Mudgley since 1917, has been involved in traditional cider maker since he was a small boy. According to growers, this year's apple harvest is expected to a record-breaking bumper one, with one of the highest yield of English grown apples in more than 20 years, due in part to the early summer sun, followed by a wet and cool August. Photo credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images.

Pond oxygenators operate at the Don Pepe Aquaculture Shrimp Farm in La Cruz, Mexico, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. New aqua-farming technologies in recent years, particularly in Latin America, have created a trend away from fishing boats and to aquaculture farms causing a dramatic increase in global production. Photo credit: Susana Gonzalez / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Corn Harvest As USDA Releases Grain Export Survey: Non-GMO corn is harvested with a John Deere & Co. 9670 STS combine harvester in this aerial photograph taken above Malden, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Corn exports by the U.S., the biggest producer, are running 28 percent behind last year's pace as a stronger dollar entices buyers to go elsewhere for cheaper supply. Photo credit: Daniel Acker / Bloomberg via Getty Images.
A woman harvests grapes at a vineyard in the village of Aigavan, outside Armenia's capital Yerevan, on October 2, 2015. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYAN / Getty Images.

A line of finished Claas KGaA front attachments for combine harvesting sit in an outdoor storage area following manufacture on the assembly line at the Claas factory in Krasnodar, Russia, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. German farm-equipment maker Claas KGaA is betting big on Russia at a time when the overall trend is to flee the country as political tensions and a low oil price fuel a recession. Photo credit: Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

A cocoa farmers puts cocoa beans to dry in the sun in Gagnoa on September 29, 2015. Ivory Coast is the world's top producer of cocoa. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO / Getty Images.

Palestinian farmers harvest dates in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on September 30, 2015. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB / Getty Images.

Competitors sit on a plough that is being towed between two vintage steam engines as they take part in the Mendip Ploughing Society's 146th annual competitions at Stanton Wick Farm near Pensford on September 30, 2015 near Bristol, England. Established in 1858 the Mendip Ploughing Society's annual ploughing match attracts ploughing entries in a variety of classes from the across the West Country using everything from steam engines, pairs of horses and tractors of all ages from vintage to the modern day. It also allows competitors to display their skills whilst celebrating years of agricultural tradition. Photo credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images.