Sunday, July 23, 2017

Global Food and Agriculture Photos July 23, 2017

This roundup of global food, farming, and agricultural photos appears every Sunday on Big Picture Agriculture.

U.S.A.

Students at Clayton Early Learning pick strawberries in the school's garden on July 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The garden helps Clayton families stretch their tight food budgets with lots of fresh produce. Photo credit: Denver Post / RJ Sangosti / Getty Images.

People prepare their hot dogs during the American Meat Institute's annual Hot Dog Lunch in the Rayburn courtyard on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. The hot dog lunch held during National Hot Dog month has been celebrated for decades in Washington, more than 1,000 lawmakers, Administration officials and Capitol Hill staff enjoy the hot dogs. Photo credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images.

A free veggie dog for lunch is seen from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) during their veggie dog giveaway on Capitol Hill July 19, 2017, countering a National Hot Dog Day event being held elsewhere on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: AFP / PAUL J. RICHARDS / Getty Images.

CANADA

Cows crowded around a silo at a dairy farm in Tay, Ontario, Canada. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

INDIA

Village living women look at the agricultural paddy field as they are busy in the paddy saplings replanting works after the monsoon downpour outskirts of the eastern Indian state Odisha's capital city Bhubaneswar. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

An Indian farmer sprays insecticide onto crops in a paddy field on the outskirts of Amritsar on July 16, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / NARINDER NANU / Getty Images.

In this picture taken on July 15, 2017 an Indian farmer (R) sells papayas in a stall along a highway road in Guntur District, in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Photo credit: AFP / Noah SEELAM / Getty Images.

In this picture taken on July 15, 2017 Indian farmers fertilise a cotton filed in Guntur District, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Photo credit: AFP / Noah SEELAM / Getty Images.

In this picture taken on July 15, 2017 an Indian farmer ploughs a field during preparations for paddy crop planting in Nalgonda District, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Photo credit: AFP / Noah SEELAM / Getty Images.

UK

Staff from Waveney Rush, harvesting bulrush in the River Waveney at Homersfield in Suffolk. Photo credit: PA Images / Joe Gidden / Getty Images.

LATIN AMERICA

A man walks with a cow during the 131st Annual Rural Exhibition at La Rural on July 19, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo credit: LatinContent WO / Gabriel Rossi / Getty Images.

TURKEY

Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on 16 July 2017. Syrian refugees lacking work permits and Turkish language skills often take low-wage job in Turkey's agricultural sector. Sometimes earning less than 10 dollars a day, Syrians employed as seasonal agricultural workers often face extreme poverty, exploitation and sub-standard living conditions in rural farm camps. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on 16 July 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

GERMANY

Blooming sunflowers stands at the field near the small Bavarian village of Wiedenzhausen, southern Germany, during a summery weather day with temperatures around 30 degrees, on July 19, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / Christof STACHE / Getty Images.

ITALY

Apiculture. Naples wildfires have quickly spread on Vesuvio, threatening hundreds of homes. Firefighters battle Vesuvio wildfires. Naples Sud Italy, July 16, 2017 Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

AUSTRIA

A combine harvests winter wheat of a ridge cultivation, in Witzelsdorf, Austria on July 18, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / HARALD SCHNEIDER / Getty Images.

FRANCE

Workers of organic nectarines production pick up nectarines at the field in Saint-Genis des Fontaines on July 21, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / RAYMOND ROIG / Getty Images.

A workers sort the nectarines in the headquarters of the cooperative society La Jardiniere in Ille-sur-Tet, on July 21, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / RAYMOND ROIG / Getty Images.

Workers sort the nectarines in the headquarters of the cooperative society La Jardiniere in Ille-sur-Tet, on July 21, 2017. Workers sort the nectarines in the headquarters of the cooperative society La Jardiniere in Ille-sur-Tet, on July 21, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / RAYMOND ROIG / Getty Images.

Farm hands collect bales of hay in a field in d'Odars, southwestern France on July 17, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / REMY GABALDA / Getty Images.

A French farmer harvests a wheat field with a combine harvester, next to wind turbines, on a wind farm in Rouvray-Saint-Florentin, central France, on July 16, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / Getty Images.

RUSSIA

A woman lifts boxes with strawberries collected in a field of the Lenin collective farm in Moscow Region. Photo credit: Sergei Bobylev / TASS / Getty Images.

A combine harvester operates as night falls during the summer wheat harvest on a farm operated by ASB Management Co., in Novoalexandrovsk, Russia, on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Russian wheat prices reached their highest in almost two years last week after global futures jumped. Photo credit: Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg / Getty Images.

AFRICA

A Congolese man tends to his crop of vegetables on the banks of the Congo River on July 19, 2017 in Kinshasa. Photo credit: AFP / JOHN WESSELS / Getty Images.

AFGHANISTAN

This photo taken on July 21, 2017 shows Afghan farmers working in a field to harvest wheat on the outskirts of Ghazni. Photo credit: AFP / ZAKERIA HASHIMI / Getty Images.

GAZA

Palestinian farmer Sabah Abu Halima gathered the Cucumber inside her farm in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Palestinian farmers collect Cactus fruit during the harvest season in a vineyard in khan younis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 18, 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Palestinian farmers collect grapes during the harvest season at a vineyard in Gaza City on July 19, 2017. According to the Ministry of Agriculture Gaza produces roughly 8115 tons of grapes annually. Photo credit: AFP / MOHAMMED ABED / Getty Images.

KUWAIT

A crowd of shoppers gather at a fish market in Kuwait City seeking a good bargain during a daily auction on July 18, 2017. The fishing season for Zubaidi (silver Pomfret) opened this week after a fishing ban imposed by local authorities to allow the marine species to reproduce in territorial waters. Kuwaiti Zubaidi fish are considered one of the most expensive fish in Kuwait, where the price of kilos is 15 Kuwaiti dinars equivalent to 45 US dollars. Photo credit: AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat / Getty Images.

Friday, July 21, 2017

New Wendell Berry Film Trailer

The title of this film is "Look & See, a Portrait of Wendell Berry." One of the film's producers is Robert Redford, and the director is Laura Dunn.

In it, poet and activist, Wendell Berry, presents the changing values and landscape of rural America over his lifetime. He is an 82-year old Kentucky farmer and writer. The film covers his poetic outlook, family, community and his earlier years.

From the film's website:
In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt - all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities.