Switzerland top for animal welfare in supermarket foodApril 6, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Switzerland is leading the way as a benchmark for farm animal welfare in supermarket food.
Farmers warn of future fruit and veg supply issuesApril 2, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Farmers of fruit and vegetables are warning there could be problems with supply this year.
Village evacuated after kilo of explosives foundJan. 15, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
More than 60 people had to be evacuated from the village of Presinge in canton Geneva as the bomb squad destroyed a k...
Aargau farm looking to rehouse 700 chickensJan. 8, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
A farm in canton Aargau is looking to rehouse 700 chickens.
Servette Football Club denied new training groundNov. 26, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Geneva’s Servette Football Club, which is having a good run on the pitch at the moment, failed in the last minu...
Woman trampled by cows in VaudSept. 11, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
A woman has been seriously injured after being trampled by cows. She was walking with her dog – which was not o...
Farmer unable to plough as cars left parked on fieldJune 12, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
In farmer in canton Aargau says he won’t be so tolerant of parked cars on his field next year.
Chaos in Landquart as bull storms streetsJune 4, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
The phrase, like a bull in a china shop, conjures up images of chaos. But what about a bull in a shopping precinct.
Farmers responsible for biggest food wasteApril 30, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
New figures show we’re throwing out around a million tonnes of food every year – and about half of that c...
Organic farms contaminated by pesticidesApril 8, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
Those buying organic vegetables in Switzerland may not be getting exactly what they think they are.
Overturned truck spills liquid manure across roadMarch 21, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
25 tonnes of liquid manure was spilt when a truck overturned on its way to a farm in canton Aargau.
Pig farmer faces animal welfare chargesFeb. 19, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
A pig farmer in canton Thurgau will face criminal charges after inspectors found that over 2,000 piglets had been cas...
Over 100 pigs die in barn fireFeb. 12, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Police in canton Nidwalden say more than 100 pigs have died in a barn fire.
Drought causes farmers to slaughter cows earlyOct. 23, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Farmers are being forced to slaughter their cows early as the drought means there is not enough food for them.
Fish poisoned in Fribourg riverOct. 1, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Over 300 fish were killed after a man released a poisonous cleaning agent into a stream in canton Fribourg.
Camera trap determines how sheep diedSept. 6, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
Sheep farmers in canton Uri are angry as they say they know what’s been killing their sheep better than the sci...
Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperatureAug. 6, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Members of a fishing organization in canton Aargau are demanding the power from the Benznau nuclear plant is cut back...
Farmers call for government heatwave helpAug. 6, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Farmers are calling on the government to help as the ongoing heatwave is causing crops to fail and livestock lack water.
Initiative launched to ban factory farmingJune 13, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Animal rights activists have launched an initiative to ban all types of factory farming.
Work permit restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians to stay for another yearApril 19, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
The government is extending the restrictions on workers from Bulgaria and Romania for another year.
Firefighters rescue cows from cesspit in BernFeb. 22, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
If you think you’ve had a bad day at work – spare a thought for firefighters yesterday who had to climb i...
Government allows more apple importsFeb. 15, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The Federal Agriculture Office is making sure we won’t run out of apples. Frosts in April last year means the h...
Chickens outnumber people in SwitzerlandFeb. 7, 2018, 5:51 a.m.
Switzerland has more chickens than people. That’s the result of the latest livestock census.
8,000 chickens destroyed following disease outbreakDec. 22, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Cantonal vets were forced to destroy 8,000 chickens at a farm in Thurgau yesterday afternoon after they tested positi...