Sunday, August 28, 2016

Global Food and Agriculture Photos August 28, 2016

Cattle are seen next to the damaged farm of Antonio Di Marco in the village of Rocchetta, some 25kms from the central Italian village of Amatrice, on August 28, 2016, four days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region, killing nearly 300 people. Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster. As questions mount over the deaths of nearly 300 people, prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva indicated that property owners who commissioned suspected sub-standard work could be held responsible for contributing to the quake's deadly impact. Photo credit: AFP / Alberto Pizzoli / Getty Images.

Cooks prepare spaghetti all'amatriciana during a charity event in Piazza San Carlo in Turin, on August 28, 2016, whose profits are to help the population hit by the quake in Central Italy. More than 700 Italian restaurants have added spaghetti all'amatriciana to their menus in solidarity with the victims of an earthquake that destroyed the birthplace of the famous pasta dish. Chefs around the world are being urged to follow suit after the Slow Food movement threw its weight behind the idea, with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver also backing the idea and urging customers to #EatForItaly. Photo credit: Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty Images.

A worker operates a John Deere & Co. cotton picker at Legacy Farms in the Nueces County of Chapman Ranch, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates US export sales of 18,500 bales for cotton in 2017-2018. Photo credit: Eddie Seal / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Cotton modules sit before processing at the Gulf Coast Cooperative gin in the Nueces County of Bishop, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Photo credit: Eddie Seal / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Sheep graze in a dry field near the town of McFarland in California's Central Valley, August 24, 2016. The Central Valley is the states agriculture hub producing vast quanities of fruits, vegetables, nuts as well as dairy, beef and lamb but it has been struggling through five years of drought. Photo credit: AFP / Robyn BECK / Getty Images.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce August 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Secretary Vilsack addressed the 'Hiring Our Heroes' event for veterans in agriculture, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Photo credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images.

Protesters hold a rally with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in support of a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers and plans for the Dakota Access Pipeline outside the US District Court in Washington, DC, August 24, 2016. The roughly 1,200-mile-long pipeline would transfer about a half million barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents of its construction worry that a leak or rupture would spell disaster for not only the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, but for all communities along the Missouri River that depend on it for drinking and agriculture. Photo credit: AFP / SAUL Loeb / Getty Images.

Workers prepare grapes for wine and champagne production at Abrau Durso champagne and sparkling wine in southern Russia. Photo credit: Vitaly Timkiv / TASS / Getty Images.

An aerial view of the Abrau Durso Winery. Photo credit: Vitaly Timkiv / TASS / Getty Images.

People attend the Onion Day festival in the village of Lukh in Ivanovo Region, Russia on August 27, 2016. Photo credit: Vladimir Smirnov / TASS / Getty Images.

This picture taken on August 25, 2016 shows women peeling and cutting pieces of cassava (manioc) at the market in the Adjame district of Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire Ivory Coast of West Africa. Photo credit: AFP / ISSOUF Sanogo / Getty Images.

This picture taken on August 25, 2016 shows a plantain banana, limes, and vegetables market in the huge market in the Adjame district of Abidjan. Photo credit: AFP / ISSOUF Sanogo / Getty Images.

A man works in a hydroponic tomatoes farm in Bingerville on August 22, 2016. Hydroponics were developed over the ages around the world as an alternative growing system in which plants require a nutrient solution and no soil. Bingerville is a commune in the southeastern Ivory Coast of West Africa. Photo credit: AFP / SIA Kambou / Getty Images.

A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers on August 23, 2016 in a field in the district of Raniya, 70km (43 miles) east of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan. Photo credit: AFP / SAFIN Hamed / Getty Images.

A Kurdish man and youth harvest sunflowers on August 23, 2016 in Kurdistan. Photo credit: AFP / SAFIN Hamed / Getty Images.

Farmers of the Argentine province of Rio Negro give out apples and pears for free at Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires as a protest against high production costs, on August 23, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / Emiliano Lasalvia / Getty Images.

In this photograph taken on August 25, 2016, Kashmiri Muslims gather with their boats laden with vegetables at the floating vegetable market on Dal Lake at dawn in Srinagar. As summer draws to a close, this year's apple crop is doomed to rot given the general shutdown since the army shot dead a charismatic militant on July 8. In the backlash over Burhan Wani's shooting, 66 civilians have been killed, many while defying a sweeping curfew to join banned protests. Photo credit: AFP / SAJJAD Hussain / Getty Images.

A villager harvests tomatoes covered in ashes from the eruption of Mount Sinabung at Namanteran village in Karo district of North Sumatra province on August 26, 2016. Indonesia, which sits on a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean. It is home to around 130 active volcanoes. Eruptions regularly disrupt air travel around the archipelago. Photo credit: AFP / YT Haryono / Getty Images.

Poland, Europe's largest producer of apples has been hit hardest by European and Russian embargos resulting from the latter's annexation of Crimea in 2014. The situation has been exacerbated by an increase in crop growth due to warm weather, resulting in a surplus of several hundred thousand tonnes of apples. (Bydgoszcz, Poland, on August 27 2016.) Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

This photograph taken on August 25, 2016 shows a general view of paddy fields at Dangniu village in Congjiang county, south China's Guizhou province. Photo credit: AFP / STRINGER / China OUT / Getty Images.

Dairy producers remove Lactalis dairy products from shelves at a supermarket in Saint-Berthevin, near Laval, northwestern France, on August 25, 2016, in protest to unfair pricing by the Lactalis company. The issue of the price of milk will be at the heart of negotiations between producer organizations and Lactalis in Paris on August 25, under the watchful eyes of protesters who seem determined to continue the blockade of the factory of the dairy giant near Laval, if they do not receive fair pricing. Since August 22, hundreds of farmers took turns to block a roundabout close to the factory. Photo credit: AFP / Jean-Francois Monier / Getty Images.

Cheese maker Nicolas Durand stands next to freshly made camembert cheeses in an haloir of the cheese factory on August 24, 2016 at the Fromagerie Durand in the Normandy's village of Camembert, northwestern France. The Fromagerie Durand, located some kilometers away from Lactalis group, struggles to survive in front of the dairy giant. Photo credit: AFP / CHARLY Triballeau / Getty Images.

A picture taken on August 23, 2016 shows cows in a field in Godewaersvelde, northern France. Photo credit: AFP / PHILIPPE Huguen / Getty Images.

Village farmers look at the agricultural paddy fields as they walk back home after finishing the day's agricultural work in the outskirts of the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India, on August 24, 2016. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Ukrainians take part in the tomato fight during the Tomatina festival in Kiev, Ukraine on August 27, 2016. This festival was inspired by the Spanish 'La Tomatina Festival'. Photo credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Apple Walnut Salad with bleu cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts at Cafe 180 in Englewood, Colorado on August 25, 2016. Cafe 180 is a non-profit pay what you can restaurant. Photo credit: Seth McConnell / Denver Post / Getty Images.