Sunday, July 2, 2017

Farm and Food Photos July 2, 2017

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

Cooks cut US beef during a promotional event in Beijing on June 30, 2017. China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the countries massive market following a 14-year ban. Photo credit: AFP / FRED DUFOUR / Getty Images.

A Nepalese farmer transports rice samplings for planting in the rice paddy field at Khokana, Patan, Nepal on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Nepalese farmers plant Rice Samplings during the celebration of National Paddy Day "ASHAD 15" at Chhampi, Patan, Nepal on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Nepalese people celebrate Rice Plantation (National Paddy Day) Celebration on "ASHAD 15" (Nepali Calendar Date) nationwide by planting rice, playing in the mud, eating curd, and beating rice in the rice field. Due to less rainfall in monsoon season, most of the people plant rice by pumping water from nearby water sources. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Cowboys herd bulls at a cattle feed lot in the Amazon on June 28, 2017 near Chupinguaia, Rondonia state, Brazil. The confinement farm currently holds about 38,000 head of cattle and employs around 125 full-time workers. At peak capacity the farm dispenses around 900 metric tons of feed to the cattle per day. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of red meat and poultry and annually exports more than $12 billion per year. Brazil holds 212 million head of cattle - the largest herd of commercial cattle on the planet. Brazil's finance minister said he expects the U.S. to remove the ban on importing fresh Brazilian beef soon. Photo credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images.

Women work at a charcoal oven, which burns harvested Amazon wood, in a recently deforested section of the Amazon rainforest on June 27, 2017 in Ariquemes, Rondonia state, Brazil. Work not related to extractive and exploitative industries is limited in the region. Deforestation, caused by human activity, is increasing in the Brazilian Amazon and rose 29 percent between August 2015 and July 2016. According to the National Institute for Space Research, close to two million acres of forest were destroyed during this timeframe amidst a hard hitting recession in the country. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, 'Deforestation causes climate change on a global scale, and is responsible for about 15 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Photo credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images.

A woman practices canoe in the eutrophicated Garonne river. Due to warm weather, low water, and intensive use of fertilizers (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) by farmers, the Garonne river is victim of eutrophication. Green algae and plants blossom in the river bed. It disrupts normal functioning of the ecosystem, causing a variety of problems such as a lack of oxygen needed for fish and shellfish to survive, reducing biodiversity in the river. Toulouse. France. June 27th 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

A picture taken on June 26, 2017 in Lille, northern France shows a bumblebee on a thistle, as French Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot said that he will not lift the ban to use a type of pesticide thought to be responsible for bees' high mortality rate and poisoning. Photo credit: AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUEN / Getty Images.

The grand parade of livestock in the showground during the 177th Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. June 25, 2017. Photo credit: PA Images / Andrew Milligan / Getty Images.

Horse breeder, Yelena Chistyakova, holds miniature horse foal named Gulliver at the Hidalgo farm for breeding American miniature horses in the village of Skotnoye, Russia. The foal was born 30-cm-tall and weighing 3kg a week ago. It is to set a Guiness world record. Photo credit: Alexander Demianchuk / TASS / Getty Images.

Bees are seen in a bee box or nuc at a honey selling stand during a food festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Locally made cheeses are also for sale during its food festival on 24 June, 2017. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

Bigos, a traditional Polish dish made with several different types of meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms is seen being prepared in a large frying pan during a food festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland on 24 June, 2017. Traditionally bigos is eaten at Christmas time in Poland and other Slavic countries. Photo credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images.

This picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows a child carrying a bag of vegetables at a market in Beijing. Photo credit: AFP / WANG ZHAO / Getty Images.

An indigenous woman holds a basket of food during the Inti Raymi celebration at the foot of the Volcano 'Taita' Imbabura on June 25, 2017 in Iluman, Ecuador. Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun in Quechua language, is an ancient spiritual ceremony held by the Yachak association of the Kichwa people of Iluman (indigenous people who take care of the knowledge of traditional medicine and the philosophy of the different Andean peoples). The lively celebration, set by the winter solstice, goes on for various days. The people, wearing beautiful costumes, dance, drink, and sing with no rest. Colorful processions in honor of the God Inti (Sun) pass through the mountain villages giving thanks for the harvest and expressing their deep relation to the Mother Earth (Pachamama). Photo credit: Latin Content Editorial / Patricio Realpe / CON / Getty Images.

This photograph taken on June 29, 2017, shows a customer walking past a display of fruit in a supermarket in The Riviera Palmerail Shopping Centre in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo credit: AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO / Getty Images.

An Afghan fruit vendor looks on as he wait for costumers along a road near Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on June 30, 2017. Photo credit: AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR / Getty Images.


  1. I see that these pictures come from getty images. Is there anyway we (your subscribers) can send you pictures?

    1. For many months, this has been a Getty photo thread. If you'd like you can try sending to if you have an interesting and timely photo.