Sunday, August 21, 2016

Global Food and Agriculture Photos August 21, 2016

People watch as sheep farmers gather at Lairg auction for the great sale of lambs on August 16, 2016 in Lairg, Scotland. Lairg market hosts the annual lamb sale, which is the biggest one day livestock market in Europe, when some twenty thousand sheep from all over the north of Scotland are bought and sold. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images.

This picture taken on August 19, 2016 in Valfaunes, shows a vineyard partially destroyed after a violent hailstorm near the southern city of Montpellier. The Minister of Agriculture Stephane Le Foll asked the Prefect of Herault to take partial unemployment measures and relief from property taxes wine producers affected by hail in the department. Photo credit: AFP / SYLVAIN Thomas / Getty Images.

Vineyard workers pick ripe sauvignon blanc grapes in a Happy Canyon vineyard before sunrise on August 15, 2016, near Santa Ynez, California. The 2016 grape harvest in California got off to another early start, with vintners racing against the heat and fifth year of drought conditions. Photo credit: George Rose / Getty Images.

A Lexion 660 combine harvester, manufactured by Claas KGaA, left, harvests Crusoe wheat at Bentley Hall Farm in Wickford, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. U.K. wheat and barley exports are set to beat government forecasts for the season that ended in June as a weaker pound and higher corn prices make the country's overseas sales of the grains more competitive. Photo credit: Carl Fox / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Farm hand Adrian Baryla ties a sack of harvested lavender at the Mayfield Organic Lavender field on August 17, 2016 in Banstead, England. The Mayfield organic lavender crop is the largest in Britain at 25 acres and is harvested at the end of July and made into essential oils, fudge and biscuits. Lavender has been grown in this part of Surrey since the 17th century. Photo credit: Carl Court / Getty Images.

Hawthorne Gardening Company's general manager Chris Hagedorn of Fort Washington, New York at the AeroGrow International facility August 15, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. Photo credit: Joe Amon / Denver Post / Getty Images.

Workers spread the tomatoes on the ground to make sun-dried tomatoes in Turgutlu District of Manisa, Turkey on August 16, 2016. Sun-dried tomatoes, being grew in Turgutlu Plain, are bought by suppliers to export to European countries after 5 days long drying process. Photo credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images.

Customers browse produce fruits and vegetables at a street market in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Venezuela's imports from its six biggest trading partners including Brazil, the U.S., China, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia fell to $840.5 million in June, the lowest level in at least a decade. Food riots broke out in June as shortages of everything from toilet paper to rice mounted. Photo credit: Wilfredo Riera / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Bangladeshi traders load jute on a vehicle for trade at a local market in Manikganj, outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh produces the finest quality natural jute fiber. As such Bangladeshi jute product manufacturer or exporter has an extra advantage in manufacturing top grade jute products by using best quality natural fiber. Photo credit: Sk Hasan Ali / Corbis News / Getty Images.

People buy fruits and vegetables on August 18, 2016 during a market organized each year at the place de la Bastille in Paris by the MODEF (Defense Movement for Family Producers) to denounce abusive margins taken by the retail industry. Photo credit: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP / Getty Images.

Workers prune grape vines in preparation for the upcoming season on the slopes of the Botmaskop mountain peak at the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Billionaire jeweler Laurence Graff opened the doors to the Delaire Graff Estate, a destination for wine, art and hospitality, in 2009. Photo credit: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg via Getty Images.

A young boy splashes water buffalos with water in the village of Um Khashm, located on the banks of the Euphrates river, southeast of the Iraqi holy city of Najaf on August 18, 2016. Photo credit: AFP / Haidar HAMDANI / Getty Images.

Oats harvesting in a field of A. Borovinsky's farm in the village of Khorol, Ukraine. Photo credit: Yuri Smityuk / TASS / Getty Images.

A picture taken on August 16, 2016 shows an aerial view of ponds reserved for duck hunting near Calais, northern France. Photo credit: Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty Images.

Sunflower seeds harvesting in a field in the Poimennoye village of Toguchinsky District, Russia. Photo credit: Kirill Kukhmar / TASS / Getty Images.

Winter wheat harvesting in a field in the Poimennoye village of Toguchinsky District, Russia. Photo credit: Kirill Kukhmar / TASS / Getty Images.

Cannabis plants grow in the 'vegetation room' at Vireo Health's medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York's new law only allows people with 'severe debilitating or life threatening conditions' to obtain marijuana for medical use. Photo credit: Drew Angerer / Getty Images.

A judge (R) checks sushi made by a young foreign sushi chef (L) at the World Sushi Cup Japan 2016 in Tokyo on August 18, 2016. Twenty-seven sushi chefs from fourteen countries and two regions took part in the two-day competition in hygienic and technical skill of sushi making organized by Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. Photo credit: Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images.

An employee walks through the Zasavica donkey farm where Serbian donkey cheese is produced in Zasavica, Serbia, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Pule cheese is made from the milk of Balkan donkeys and is priced at 1100 euros per kilo and reported to be the world's most expensive cheese. Photo credit: Oliver Bunic / Bloomberg via Getty Images.