An outbreak of "avian flu" - an illness affecting birds - has swept the world. The disease has been spread by migrating birds. It moved from Asia to Europe, and has now spread to North America. The flu has led to the deaths of tens of millions of birds.
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In today's news roundup, a long, terrible drought in southern Madagascar leaves over a million people in danger of starving, Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its adults in just a week, and scientists discover that a common North American flower eats bugs.
Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting across India for two weeks, hoping to force the government to drop new laws that will affect how farmers sell their crops. The protests have been supported by many other groups in India.
A research project called Mineral has created robots that move around in farm fields, collecting information about how plants are growing. The project aims to use computers to help farmers grow more food in ways that are healthy for the environment.
Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in northwest India. Billions of the insects are moving through Rajasthan toward central India, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in over 25 years.
Asia is struggling to deal with a deadly pig disease. African Swine Fever has already killed millions of pigs in Asia and the disease is spreading rapidly.
Last week, a French court decided that a rooster named Maurice is allowed to crow when he wants. The case may seem silly, but it points out a growing conflict between groups of people in France.
Huge swarms of locusts have been attacking farms and fields on the Italian island of Sardinia. Millions of the insects have blanketed parts of the island, completely destroying farms.
As flood waters from Hurricane Florence keep rising in North Carolina, pools of dangerous hog waste, stored on large animal farms, have begun to leak pollution into the state's rivers.
A farm that opened its sunflower fields to picture takers had to close down after it got flooded by crowds of people who learned about the farm through social media.