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Friday, January 23, 2015
View news from Spain Spain Must Change “Radically” or Face “Dairy Catastrophe”
SPAIN - Spanish Farmer groups are cajoling legislators into amending dairy market agreements to ensure 12 month contracts stipulating clearly referenced prices....
View news from European Union Processed Meats Require COOL, say Food Safety MEP's
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs. ...
View news from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
View news from China China Gives Green Light to Chile Red Meat
CHINA – Trade officials have finalised a deal opening the Chinese market for Chile frozen beef and lamb, ending two and a half years of negotiations....
View news from United States Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets, writes Darrel Good....
View news from United Kingdom Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
View news from Singapore Singapore Spotlight for Quality Standard Beef
SINGAPORE - Demand from the foodservice sector in Singapore could present significant opportunities for UK beef exports to the region, according to EBLEX....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
View news from Global Paradigm Shift Required for Sustainable Food
GLOBAL - Efficient farming must take the place of input intensive agriculture in order to be sustainable, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture heard last week....
View news from Global Could EU Meat Exports to Russia Resume?
ANALYSIS - The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia....
View news from United States Farmers Praise President on Climate Change
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president to reconsider his support for trade agreements that export...
View news from China China-UK Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA - Minister Han Changfu met Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of UK last week when the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral agricultural cooperation....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
View news from India Australian Dairy Delegation Visits Gujarat
INDIA - Looking for opportunities in the dairy sector, a 25-member Australian delegation visited Gujarat's dairy farm, Dudhsagar Dairy in Mehsana district....
View news from Bangladesh Poultry, Cattle and Sheep Can End Bangladesh Hunger
BANGLADESH – Investing in livestock agriculture can meet Bangladesh’s growing food demands and stop poverty, a conference heard on Saturday....
View news from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Input intensive agricultural development as a model is no longer sustainable, says a world food spokesman....
View news from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently. ...
View news from Brazil Marfrig Appoints New Chief Executive
BRAZIL - Martin Secco Arias has been appointed CEO of Marfrig Global Foods following the resignation of his predecessor, Sergio Rial....
View news from New Zealand Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs Federated Farmers believes....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
View news from Global Lifecycle Assessment: US Beef Sustainability Improved 5 Per Cent
ANALYSIS - Kim Stackhouse, NCBA Director of Sustainability Research, explains how the NCBA Lifecycle Assessment Study shows that sustainability of US beef production has improved 5 per cent when looking at all three pillars - economics, social and environmental....
View news from Ukraine Mostly "Good" Ukrainian Winter Crops After Big Export Year
UKRAINE – Crop production and exports from Ukraine increased last year and present winter crop progress is good, reports the Ministry of Agriculture Policy and Food....
View news from Global Three in a Row as Global Dairy Index Lifts Again
GLOBAL – Whole Milk Powder lifted to leave the Global Dairy Trade index one per cent higher, the third positive result in a row....
View news from Global Calls For Government to Address Milk Crisis
ANALYSIS – Frequent, sharp and unpredictable peaks and troughs in milk price are driving UK farmers out of business every week and the government should act now....
View news from Canada Secure Winter Wheat for Feed Before Demand Spikes
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising livestock producers to secure supplies of winter wheat for feed before demand for the crop spikes, writes Bruce Cochrane....
View news from China China Boosts Financial Support to Agriculture
CHINA - China's central bank has raised its re-lending quota by 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) to boost financial support for small businesses and agriculture....
View news from United Kingdom UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
Monday, January 19, 2015
View news from Global Can Sustainable Intensification Help Feed the World?
ANALYSIS - Sustainable intensification is one way to feed our growing population, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor at University of California-Davis. ...
View news from United Kingdom Nation Hears of Rockbottom Milk Prices Again
UK - There was standing room only at a Farmers For Action (FFA) meeting on Thursday night as dairy industry players debated how to address the UK’s current milk price crisis....
View news from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Beef Calf Numbers Bounce Back
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
View news from Canada Canadians Have Help With Body Condition Scoring
CANADA – Canadian cattle producers can boost production and profit by assessing body condition score with a new online tool....
 
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