Farmers Plowing Their Crops in: Prices Too Low

[Picture: UDN] Farmers in Yunlin County are plowing their crops of leafy vegetables back into the ground and using them as ‘green manure’ due to a collapse in prices for cabbage, rape, bok-choi, and other leafy vegetables. Low prices have plagued farmers since the Chinese Lunar New Year when the price of cabbage fell so low that farmers invited consumers to come and pick their own cabbages for NT$10 (US$0.33) per kilogram. Recently the farm-gate price for cabbages fell to

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UAVs in Agriculture: Kaohsiung City Supports Initiatives

Photo: UDN College students in Kaohsiung County will be given the opportunity of part-time employment, and farmers will be freed from exposure to potentially dangerous pesticides in an innovative program launched in Kaohsiung City. College students will control Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to spot spray pesticides on crops.

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