Video shows mud volcano erupt in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County's famous Wandan mud volcano erupted again on farmland on Monday (July 8), but major agricultural losses were averted this year as crops had already been har...

Thief harvests other farmers’ paddies in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Imagine how you would feel if you had the satisfaction of seeing beautiful and ripe grains of rice on your ripened paddy fields one night, and then woke up in the morning to se...

Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire

MISHKHAB, Iraq (AP) — Iraq has banned its farmers from planting summer crops this year as the country grapples with a crippling water shortage that shows few signs of abating. Citing...

Taipei to fine those caught burning fields up to NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by the burning of straw in agricultural fields in the Guandu Plain in the Taipei Basin, the Taipei City Department of Envi...

Image of Asia: Water buffaloes race before rice harvest

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Sakchai Lalit, jockeys compete during the annual water buffalo race in Chonburi province, south of Bangkok, Thailand. The annual race i...

Taiwan's Tzu Chi distributes food aid in Sierra Leone after deadly mudslide

Taiwan’s Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation is distributing 5,000 hot rice meals per day in Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide that struck the West African nation Aug. 14 killin...

Join rice harvest fun at Taipei’s Guandu Plain July 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Department of Economic Development (DED) is teaming up with Beitou Farmers’ Association to organize the “2017 Beitou Rice Harvest Fun” event on July 30 t...

Heavy rain hits southern Taiwan; evacuations in Kaohsiung

Heavy rain over the past few days has caused damage in several parts of the country, with southern Taiwan bearing the brunt, local government officials reported Monday. Kaohsiung City gover...

U-Theatre performs in eastern Taiwan rice paddy

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the serene and scenic Chihshang Township (??) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County welcomed thousands of visitors who had flocked to the rural tow...

Eco-friendly rice paddy becomes home for endangered animals

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A rice paddy in Miaoli County is using environmentally friendly planting methods to be a home not just for the crop, but for endangered animals as well. The field in Feng...

Guyana reports rice surplus, seeks new markets

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- The South American country of Guyana is reporting a record rice harvest and is seeking new markets for its surplus.The general manager of the Rice Development Board says far...

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ASIA:SRI LANKA-MUDSLIDECOLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buries scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, killing at least 10 people and leaving mor...

California drought takes bite out of rice harvest

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) -- California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.The $5 billion industry exports rice to more th...