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Heat Causes Millions in Damage to Israeli Crops

Regional heat wave hits Israel, with 250 notifications of agricultural damage received in a day and more predicted on the way.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/3/2015, 1:56 PM

Watch: Fish and Crops Help Each Other

Technology combining greenhouses and fishery found at the Agritech 2015 conference.Yoni Kempinski, 5/1/2015, 1:12 AM

Watch: Arutz Sheva Visits Agritech 2015

Arutz Sheva visits international exhibition for agriculture technologies taking place in Tel Aviv.Yoni Kempinski, 4/30/2015, 12:13 AM

Gaza Allowed to Sell Produce in Judea and Samaria

Ten tons of cucumbers and tons of fresh fish allowed into markets of PA-controlled areas in latest 'gesture.'Natanel Katz, Cynthia Blank, 11/6/2014, 4:20 PM

Farmers: PA Boycotting Israeli-Grown Watermelons

Vegetable growers call for retaliatory measures as PA bans Israeli watermelons - but continues to send its produce into Israel.Yaakov Levi, 6/9/2014, 3:54 PM

Award-Winning 'Basil Tree' Comes Home to Israel

After winning awards abroad, an Israeli botanical invention by Hishtil called the “Basil Tree” will be available in Israel.Yosef Berger, 4/24/2014, 4:54 PM

100 Million Shekel Boycott Damage To Jordan Valley

At upcoming agricultural conference, figures will be announced showing astronomical European boycott toll last year.Ari Yashar, 2/14/2014, 7:57 AM

Chief Rabbi Asks: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 8:27 PM

Gaza Terror Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills

Farmers warn that continuing danger along Gaza barrier damaging local economy.Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 11:02 AM

Itamar Appeals for Help After Snow Devastation

Snow storm causes millions of shekels of damage to town of Itamar's agriculture and tourism, Arutz Sheva joins appeal for donations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2013, 9:59 PM

Snowstorm Wreaks Extensive Agricultural Damage

Hundreds of dunams of Israeli land damaged by record storm over the weekend, including vegetables, Christmas tree crop.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 8:12 AM

IDF May Seize Jewish Farmers’ Land

Jewish farmers near Shilo may lose vineyard despite lack of Arab claim to the land.Maayana Miskin, 12/3/2013, 9:05 PM

Bennett: Safety, Property of Farmers 'Abandoned'

During preliminary reading of proposal for stricter punishment for agricultural offenses, Bennett states that farmers' lives now 'hellish'Tova Dvorin, 11/3/2013, 10:13 AM

Farmer Gets Chance to Rebuild after Arab Theft

A generous donor has given a Samaria farmer a chance to rebuild his life after he was targeted in a massive goat theft.Maayana Miskin, 10/27/2013, 11:18 AM

After 13 Years: Israel, PA Renew Agricultural Ties

Renewed ties to include committees, workshops for PA farmers.Maayana Miskin, 9/15/2013, 3:19 PM

Police Find 5 Stolen Tractors in PA Town

Police on the hunt for one stolen tractor, stumble across four more in the Arab town of Teysar. Two PA residents arrested.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 12:32 PM

Israeli Scientist: Virus Causing Bees to Disappear

An Israeli scientists says that he has found the answer to a burning question: Where have all the bees gone?David Lev, 6/17/2013, 1:46 AM

Despite Rain, a Hard Winter for Farmers

Dry weather toward winter’s end means farmers expect a rough year.Maayana Miskin, 3/30/2013, 9:41 PM

Israeli Farmer Invents Solution for Lemon Rot

A lemon grower from southern Israel has successfully tested a product to prevent mold that kills lemon groves.Maayana Miskin, 3/15/2013, 12:47 PM

More Farmers Taking Security into Their Own Hands

Again: desperate Jewish farmers tire of looking to police for help, create their own security group.Maayana Miskin, 3/15/2013, 10:52 AM

Rabbi: Pray that Locusts Do Not Plague Israel

Rabbi sends letter to farmers calling for prayer as locusts threaten crops.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 8:56 AM

Egypt Struck by Swarm of Locusts Ahead of Pesach

To those who thought the Passover Haggadah might have been exaggerating – think again. Millions of locusts have swooped down on to Egypt.Hana Levi Julian, 3/3/2013, 10:31 AM

Arabs and Jews Common Target for Global Warming

Global warming could devastate Middle East farming and tourism, says the World Bank.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/6/2012, 1:43 AM

Thieves Finally Succeed in Massive Goat Theft

Jewish farmer targeted in quick theft of massive herd. Arab thieves had threatened to steal the goats for years.Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 10:01 AM

Stickers Hint at Secret Arab Boycott

Warning stickers in Arabic found on Israeli-grown fruit. Signs of a secret boycott?Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2012, 9:06 AM

Food Waste in US at 40%; Is Israel Any Better?

Joseph Gitler, Head of Leket Israel, responds to a discomforting Washington Post reportGideon Israel, 8/23/2012, 6:22 PM

Agricultural Theft Becoming ‘Organized Crime’

Hints of a crackdown on agricultural theft as judge warns of ‘organized crime’ targeting farmers. Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2012, 1:13 AM

Israeli Teens Compete for Intl Beekeeping Prize

Three teenage beekeepers will represent Israel in Prague, where they will compete for awards and raise awareness.Maayana Miskin, 7/8/2012, 8:02 PM

Israeli Scientist Named World Food Prize Winner

Dr. Daniel Hillel, an Israeli-American scientist who created an innovative irrigation method, named winner of the 2012 World Food Prize.Elad Benari, 6/13/2012, 4:16 AM

Israel Offers Free Agricultural Training to PA

Israeli Civil Administration organized a three-day seminar, free of charge, for PA officials, aimed at improving agricultural output.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/30/2012, 12:17 PM

South Sudan Minister Visits Israel

South Sudan’s Minister of Agriculture visits the Agritech conference in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/16/2012, 6:12 AM

‘Everything Coming up Cherries' in Israel

Israel enjoys a bounty cherry season thanks to a frigid winter that helped trees “sleep” before waking up. Yield approximately 6,500 tons.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/14/2012, 9:22 AM

Bethlehem Governor Bans Israeli Imports

The governor of Bethlehem signed an order, on Sunday, banning the entry of Israeli agricultural products into the city.Rachel Hirshfeld & Gabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 9:44 PM

Video: Let's Start Growing Exotic Fruits in Israel

The Fresh AgroMashov 2012 exhibition featured a display of exotic fruits, all of which were grown in Israel.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/8/2012, 7:16 AM

Coming Soon: The Wholesale Agricultural Market

The new government supervised wholesale Israeli agricultural market will benefit both producers as well as customers.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/7/2012, 8:26 AM

Agro Mashov Presents Israel's Innovations

The Fresh AgroMashov 2012 exhibition presented Israel's latest developments in the agricultural field and provided export opportunities.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/7/2012, 7:13 AM

Jordanian Farmers: Stop Importing Israeli Potatoes

Farmers and wholesalers in Jordan have demanded that the government stop imports of potatoes originating in Israel.Elad Benari, 12/30/2011, 6:12 AM

Researchers Discover Fungi-Bacteria Partners

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a mutually beneficial relationship between fungi and bacteria that allows both to spread.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/28/2011, 10:37 PM

Israeli Agro Tech Inspires India

A visit to Israel has inspired Haryana's Chief Minister to create 11 new centers of excellence in farming in his own state. Chana Ya'ar, 4/19/2011, 9:31 PM

Mass-Producing the Tomato Tree

Israeli scientists seek to make the 'tomato tree' available for commercial farming.Maayana Miskin, 2/23/2011, 7:34 PM

5,000 More PA Arabs to Work

Labor minister wants more Palestinian Authority Arabs to be granted permits to enter Israel and work in construction and agriculture. Chana Ya'ar, 1/5/2011, 5:51 PM

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Camp Connects Youth to Israel

Second youth agricultural work camp to take place during Chanukah.Elad Benari, 11/12/2010, 2:45 AM

Russia Chomps on Israeli Carrots

Bugs Bunny would have loved them: Russia gobbles up 9,000 tons of Israeli-grown carrots that are the twice the usual size. Don’t forget potatoes.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/10/2010, 12:03 PM

Reform Rabbi Seeks Olive Owners

Reform Rabbi Arik Asherman was in the center of a dispute– some say he caused it – regarding Jewish olive harvesting in Samaria Monday.Hillel Fendel, 10/18/2010, 9:27 PM

Israel Looks at China for Trade

Israel and China sign an agreement to cooperate in agriculture. More planned.Elad Benari, 9/15/2010, 5:06 AM

Volcano Wilts Israeli Flowers

Volcanic ash from Iceland earlier this month caused millions of dollars in damage to Israel’s growing flower industry. Farmers want compensation.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/28/2010, 8:27 PM

Apple Export to Syria Begins

Beginning March 2, apples grown by Druze citizens of Israel in the Golan will be exported into Syria. Malkah Fleisher, 3/2/2010, 10:20 PM

Israel's Dolphins Threatened

Researchers at the University of Haifa have determined that extensive commercial fishing is endangering the dolphins of the Mediterranean Sea.Malkah Fleisher, 2/8/2010, 9:33 PM

‘Spreading the Light’ with Fruit

One of Israel’s Divine missions is to “spread light to the nations.” Its new citrus fruit, “Light,” is being swallowed up in Europe and Russia.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/11/2010, 11:18 AM

Compost in the Kitchen

For the first time in Israel, a trash compactor producing organic compost from kitchen garbage will be available as a kitchen appliance.Malkah Fleisher, 12/22/2009, 8:32 AM

Israel, Russia Sign Agro-Pact

An initiative of President Shimon Peres, raised in a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, will promote global agricultural cooperation. Malkah Fleisher, 12/1/2009, 7:33 AM

'Smart Agriculture' in the Negev

Sewage water from central Israel is being creatively utilized to make the Negev bloom with orchards and vineyards.Hillel Fendel, 11/30/2009, 11:00 AM

'Hasalat' to be Worldwide Leader

The Israeli company Hasalat, producer of bug- and pesticide-free vegetables, plans to lead farmers worldwide with a new start-up.INN staff, 11/1/2009, 10:16 PM

Farmers Demand Foreign Labor

Farmers clashed with immigration police Monday and demanded foreign laborers. Fruit farmers want increased sales to Gaza.Maayana Miskin, 10/26/2009, 5:50 PM

‘Soil Dipstick’ for Planet Earth

Planet Earth has a “fever,” but Tel Aviv Univ. researchers’ “soil dipstick” may help check its temperature and help catch environmental polluters.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/7/2009, 10:57 AM

Self-Watering Desert Plant Found

Scientists discovered that a rare desert plant waters itself, enabling it to receive 16 times the amount of rainwater that falls on it each year.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/5/2009, 4:36 PM