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The unusual instruction to farmers in the border region

Farmers in the Gaza border area instructed to avoid fields adjacent to the border, due to ongoing IDF operations in Rafah, northern Gaza.

The unusual instruction to farmers in the border region

Agricultural crisis:

‘Hamas wiped out local agriculture’

Secretary of the Vegetable Growers Association and member of Sa’ad’s first response team talks about the irreparable damage that might be caused to the industry because of the Hamas attack on Oct. 7.

‘Hamas wiped out local agriculture’

Netanyahu and Dichter meet Golan farmers

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Agriculture Minister Dichter visit the Beresheet fruit company at Merom Golan.

Netanyahu and Dichter meet Golan farmers

Making salty water sweet:

New breakthrough boosts crop growth

Ariel University designs new desalination method to leave critical nutrients in the water, aiding agriculture.

New breakthrough boosts crop growth

The new owners of the Land of Israel

Jews of every origin gather in the upper Galilee region to celebrate owning their very own piece of the land of Israel.

The new owners of the Land of Israel

Just look up!

Hebrew U. team finds how plants make aerial roots

Hebrew University researchers identify gene which causes roots to grow in the air, providing key for preventing soil disease in some grafts.

Hebrew U. team finds how plants make aerial roots

Government offers free land for those moving north

Ministry presents plan to draw young people to northern Israel, agriculture industry. 'It's the only way Israeli agriculture will continue.'

Government offers free land for those moving north

Arab rioters destroy hundreds of seedlings in Binyamin region

A violent mob attacked Israeli agricultural areas in the Binyamin region this afternoon, causing tens of thousands of shekel in damages.

Arab rioters destroy hundreds of seedlings in Binyamin region

Supreme Court allows orchard to be moved after end of Sabbatical

Supreme Court agrees to grant Meshek Achiya until after shemittah year to remove and replant.

Supreme Court allows orchard to be moved after end of Sabbatical

Aryeh Deri demands urgent Knesset debate on agriculture reforms

'Farmers are our security shield; in their place, we'd need entire platoons on the borders,' says Shas head.

Aryeh Deri demands urgent Knesset debate on agriculture reforms

Gov't announces plan to allow free import of fruits & vegetables

'This will deal a death blow to Israeli agriculture, which is already fighting for its existence,' says Otzar Ha'aretz.

Gov't announces plan to allow free import of fruits & vegetables

Israel, UAE sign agricultural agreements

UAE Minister of Food and Water Security joins Israel's Agriculture Minister for signing ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Israel, UAE sign agricultural agreements

How Israel is exporting agriculture

In the Arava region, one educational program trains students from around the world in hands-on agriculture.

How Israel is exporting agriculture

Is working in Eretz Yisrael a mitzva?

Chatam Sofer series: Working the fields of Eretz Yisrael is a mitzva parallel to putting on tefilin, and one may stop learning Torah for it.

Is working in Eretz Yisrael a mitzva?

Israel joins board of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization

Israel to begin serving three-year term in board of FAO as of July 12.

Israel joins board of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization

Finance Minister trying to push down vegetable prices

Israeli farmers protest Finance Minister's plan, say it needs to allow local farmers to properly compete with imports.

Finance Minister trying to push down vegetable prices

Silver lining to COVID-19: Young Israelis rediscover agriculture

The ‘crop commandos.’ many of them just out of the IDF, are working to help farmers get the harvest in, and are beginning to love it. Op-ed.

Silver lining to COVID-19: Young Israelis rediscover agriculture

Palestinian Authority arresting Arabs working for Jewish farmers

'Securitists' movement says PA is trying to destroy Jordan Valley agriculture.

Palestinian Authority arresting Arabs working for Jewish farmers

Israeli agriculture in wake of coronavirus

Ze'ev After of Alei Bodek speaks about the blow local industries have taken and how he hopes to save his business through direct marketing.

Israeli agriculture in wake of coronavirus

Leftists: 'Shaked is pure evil'

Leftists respond to campaign to help Israeli farmers: 'Shaked is pure evil, why even pay foreign workers?'

Leftists: 'Shaked is pure evil'

Bennett stops imports of PA agricultural produce

Imports of PA agricultural products to stop as of Sunday at 6:00 a.m.

Bennett stops imports of PA agricultural produce

Israel may be in for a banana shortage

TR4, the fungus which led Colombia to declare a national emergency, presents a growing threat to Israel's banana crops.

Israel may be in for a banana shortage

Kusto group thrives in the competitive Ukrainian agro sector

Kusto Agro, the Ukrainian based agrarian firm of Kusto Group, continues its expansion.

Kusto group thrives in the competitive Ukrainian agro sector

Terror or crime? Farmer faces foreclosure after flowers poisoned

Reuven Michaeli's fields of flowers were poisoned - but it's not clear how or why.

Terror or crime? Farmer faces foreclosure after flowers poisoned

'A balloon falls out of the sky and explodes without warning'

An agricultural director in the Gaza envelope says that they were told to harvest their wheat before it ripened due to incendiary balloons.

'A balloon falls out of the sky and explodes without warning'

300 Palestinian farmers join Tel Aviv agro convention

Hundreds of Arab farmers from Judea and Samaria take part in 'Agro Mashov' agricultural convention in Tel Aviv.

300 Palestinian farmers join Tel Aviv agro convention

New report:

'PA taking control of areas in Judea and Samaria, Jordan Valley'

Report to be presented in Knesset finds PA consolidating control in areas of strategic importance via agricultural, infrastructure projects.

'PA taking control of areas in Judea and Samaria, Jordan Valley'

Israel, China sign agricultural agreement

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel meets Chinese Deputy Agriculture Minister as Chinese Vise President visits Israel.

Israel, China sign agricultural agreement

Likud MK: Agricultural terror spreading like a brush fire

MK Sharren Haskel demands government create Shabak unit to deal with agricultural terror.

Likud MK: Agricultural terror spreading like a brush fire

Agricultural terror:

Arabs burn tens of thousands of live chickens

Arab suspects set fire to chicken coops in northern Israel, causing the death of tens of thousands of birds.

Arabs burn tens of thousands of live chickens

Israeli startups to aid India with health, agricultural tech

Six Israeli companies to launch pilot programs in India as part of 'Israel-India Bridge to Innovation' program.

Israeli startups to aid India with health, agricultural tech

They burn - we plant

Jewish National Fund will join Gaza area residents' initiative and hold planting events in surrounding communities this week.

They burn - we plant

Watch: Agricultural terror continues in Gush Etzion

Agriculture and equipment damaged by burning tire last night in kibbutz Kfar Etzion of Gush Etzion.

Watch: Agricultural terror continues in Gush Etzion

Agricultural terror: 'It's time to move from words to actions'

Shas MK Danny Saida attends conference on agricultural terrorism, vows to work to eradicate it.

Agricultural terror: 'It's time to move from words to actions'

Agricultural terror rages: Where is the government?

Head of Israel Farmers Association laments failure to act after repeated acts of vandalism against agricultural equipment and land in north.

Agricultural terror rages: Where is the government?

Have Israeli researchers discovered Israel's new cash crop?

Israeli researchers cultivate desert truffles worth more than uranium.

Have Israeli researchers discovered Israel's new cash crop?

Israel co-sponsor of agricultural resolution at UN

Israeli record at the UN: 117 co-sponsors for Agricultural Technology Resolution, only one vote in opposition.

Israel co-sponsor of agricultural resolution at UN

Texas Commissioner visits Ariel University

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller visits Samaria's Ariel University, says there is 'much to be learned from Israel.'

Texas Commissioner visits Ariel University

Farmers: Government is destroying agriculture

Hundreds of farmers gather in Jerusalem to protest government's agriculture policy.

Farmers: Government is destroying agriculture

Farmers launch tractor protests against free trade

Israeli farmers demonstrate against low consumer prices and imported produce, demand government implement protectionist policies.

Farmers launch tractor protests against free trade

Recent storm costs farmers 14 million NIS in damage

Due to frost and extreme cold during last week's storm, farmers across Israel report damage to crops as buds suffered in harsh weather.

Recent storm costs farmers 14 million NIS in damage

UN General Assembly adopts Israel's agriculture resolution

UN votes in favor of an Israeli resolution on agricultural technology for sustainable development despite efforts by Arabs to block it.

UN General Assembly adopts Israel's agriculture resolution

UN approves Israeli resolution despite Arab opposition

124 countries support Israeli resolution on agricultural technology, despite Arab pressure to prevent its passage.

UN approves Israeli resolution despite Arab opposition

Heat Wave 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.

Heat Wave Causes Millions in Damage to Israeli Crops

Watch: Fish and Crops Help Each Other

Technology combining greenhouses and fishery found at the Agritech 2015 conference.

Watch: Fish and Crops Help Each Other

Watch: Arutz Sheva Visits Agritech 2015

Arutz Sheva visits international exhibition for agriculture technologies taking place in Tel Aviv.

Watch: Arutz Sheva Visits Agritech 2015

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.'

Gaza Allowed to Sell Produce in Judea and Samaria

Israeli Farmers Say PA Boycotting Israeli-Grown Watermelons

Vegetable growers call for retaliatory measures as PA bans Israeli watermelons - but continues to send its produce into Israel.

Israeli Farmers Say PA Boycotting Israeli-Grown Watermelons

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.

Award-Winning 'Basil Tree' Comes Home to Israel

100 Million Shekel Boycott Damage To Jordan Valley

At upcoming agricultural conference, figures will be announced showing astronomical European boycott toll last year.

100 Million Shekel Boycott Damage To Jordan Valley

Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.

Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Gaza Terror Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills

Farmers warn that continuing danger along Gaza barrier damaging local economy.

Gaza Terror Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills

Samarian Community 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.

Samarian Community Appeals for Help After Snow Devastation

Snowstorm Damages Millions of Shekels in Agriculture

Hundreds of dunams of Israeli land damaged by record storm over the weekend, including vegetables, Christmas tree crop.

Snowstorm Damages Millions of Shekels in Agriculture

IDF May Seize Jewish Farmers’ Land

Jewish farmers near Shilo may lose vineyard despite lack of Arab claim to the land.

IDF May Seize Jewish Farmers’ Land

Bennett: Safety, Property of Farmers Has Been 'Abandoned'

During preliminary reading of proposal for stricter punishment for agricultural offenses, Bennett states that farmers' lives now 'hellish'

Bennett: Safety, Property of Farmers Has Been 'Abandoned'

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.

Farmer Gets Chance to Rebuild after Arab Theft

After 13 Years: Israel, PA Renew Agricultural Accords

Renewed ties to include committees, workshops for PA farmers.

After 13 Years: Israel, PA Renew Agricultural Accords

Police Find 5 Stolen Tractors in Palestinian Authority Town

Police on the hunt for one stolen tractor, stumble across four more in the Arab town of Teysar. Two PA residents arrested.

Police Find 5 Stolen Tractors in Palestinian Authority Town

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?

Israeli Scientist: Virus Causing Bees to Disappear