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26 May 2017
Call for Congress to Address 'Sue and Settle' Abuse
US - If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called "sue and settle" abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livestock,...
25 May 2017
Tyson Teams Up with World Resources Institute on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
24 May 2017
US President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities, Says NFU
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Fall Calving Season May Yield Higher Returns for Southeastern Beef Producers
US - The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns...
Dairy Cows Serve as Surrogate Moms for Wagyu Beef Cattle
JAPAN - A start-up in Mie Prefecture is attempting to beef up the breeding of famed "wagyu" cattle through surrogate birthing by Holstein dairy cows in Hokkaido....
23 May 2017
Research Suggests Eating Beans Instead of Beef Would Sharply Reduce GHGs
US - A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump....
Dairy Development Minister: UP Govt to Focus on Popularising Cow Milk
INDIA - In a bid to revive the dairy industry in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to popularise cow milk and by-products of milk. ...
22 May 2017
IFA Puts Forward Proposals for New Protocol on Bord Bia Farm Audits
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new Protocol on Farm Audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS)....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to...
16 May 2017
Arla Opens the Door to its Future
DENMARK - The trends, technologies and products that will shape the worldwide dairy category in the future will be created hand-in-hand with chefs, scientists, consumers and customers at Arla Foods’ new state-of-the-art global innovation center, built...
15 May 2017
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
Dairy Farmers Tackling Environmental Issues, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report....
11 May 2017
OTA Opposes Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017, to allow time for further consideration by USDA....
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
Govt to Relax Import of 'Prime Beef Cuts' for Tourism
JAMAICA - With hotel rooms expected to double over the next few years, the Government is looking at reducing the duties on imported prime beef cuts to satisfy the demand from tourists....
Đà Nẵng Approves First-ever Dairy Project
VIET NAM - Đà Nẵng has approved its first-ever dairy farm on 124ha in Hòa Phong commune in Hòa Vang district....
09 May 2017
IFA Meets Canadian Cattlemen's Association on Beef
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with a delegation from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Meat Council in Dublin this week to discuss a range of issues on beef including trade, standards,...
Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies, Say Researchers
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets set out in the Paris Agreement despite shrinking...
08 May 2017
IFA Meets Teagasc on Progress Regarding IFA Proposals on Measurement of Dairy Farmers' Own Labour
IRELAND - Last week, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy, IFA’s representative on the board of Teagasc, led a delegation from the Dairy and Liquid Milk IFA Committees and Fresh Milk Producers in a an update meeting to review the significant work carried...
05 May 2017
PMK Urges Govt to Prevent Cattle Deaths
INDIA - The PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi), a political party, has urged the Tamil Nadu government to implement drought mitigation measures to prevent cattle deaths....
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
04 May 2017
Food Processing One of Canadian Manufacturing's Economic Bright Spots
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports food processing remains one of the economic bright spots within the Canadian manufacturing sector, Bruce Cochrane writes....
02 May 2017
Farmers, Cooperative Presidents Unite in Brussels; Agreement on Future of CAP
EU - European farmers and cooperative Presidents united in Brussels on Friday (28 April) and agreed on a joint position on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), underlining the need for a stronger, sustainable and more modern CAP which is more...
01 May 2017
IFA Building Support in Brussels on Brexit Negotiations
EU - Speaking from Brussels where he is attending a meeting of the European farm group COPA, IFA President Joe Healy said there is an increasing realisation among farm bodies across Europe of the potential damaging implications of a hard Brexit....
Trump Administration Improves NAFTA; Decision Pleases Farm Bureau
US - The Trump administration has decided to pursue renegotiation over its withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....
27 April 2017
IFA: Shareholders Must be Assured of Sustainability of Glanbia Ireland Model
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that a meeting of Dairy and County Chairmen in the Glanbia catchment area organised by IFA last week confirmed that, in general, Glanbia farmers are favourable towards the proposals,...
26 April 2017
Beef, Sheep Producers Urged to Use Medicines Wisely
UK - Helping beef and sheep producers understand best practice around medicine use is the focus of a new publication from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
 
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