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18 February 2019
50 UK farms selected in GrassCheckGB initiative
UK - 50 farms from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected as pilot farmers in GrassCheckGB – the new initiative aiming to help all farmers across Great Britain improve grassland productivity and pasture utilisation....
07 February 2019
Dairy Farmers Can Now Benchmark Against the Top Dairies
UK - Dairy farmers can now benchmark themselves against the top five percent of farms following an update to AHDB Dairy’s key performance indicators (KPIs) which were revealed at Dairy-Tech ....
23 January 2019
FrieslandCampina Opens Distribution Centre in Meppel
NETHERLANDS - Today is the day of the festive opening of the new distribution centre of FrieslandCampina DC Noord in Meppel, the Netherlands....
22 January 2019
US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
21 January 2019
New Energy Supply for FrieslandCampina Veghel
NETHERLANDS - Six bundles of three cables as thick as a fist and with a total length of 54 kilometres in the ground, the FrieslandCampina Ingredients location in Veghel (NL) has a new, sustainable energy supply that is fed by green electricity. The new...
18 January 2019
IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
Cargill to Grow Pakistan Business
PAKISTAN - Cargill renewed its long standing commitment to Pakistan by announcing plans to invest more than US$200 million in the next three-to-five years....
17 January 2019
Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
16 January 2019
'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
15 January 2019
More Women Returning to Management Roles in Farms
US - Knowing that women approach business with different priorities can help farm and ranch families maximize their effectiveness in management roles....
11 January 2019
Coop Netherlands to Introduce PlanetProof Label to Sustainable Dairy Products
NETHERLANDS - Dutch retailer Coop Supermarkten has announced that it will add the PlanetProof quality mark to dairy products that are sourced from sustainable resources....
10 January 2019
British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
09 January 2019
Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
03 January 2019
Mazoon Dairy Invests in Latest Technology at Buraimi Facility
OMAN - Mazoon Dairy Company is investing in the latest global dairy technology at its new facility in Buraimi, with a goal to produce 200mn litres of milk annually by 2026....
02 January 2019
Farming Family’s Commitment to Suckler Beef Production Recognised
SCOTLAND, UK - A desire to build their business has seen Aberdeenshire beef farmers Gary and Angela Christie push cow numbers in their suckler herd in readiness for their son Adam joining the business in future. ...
24 December 2018
Small Family-run Livestock Farms Stand Out in Cordoba's Dehesa
SPAIN - A dehesa is a distinctive ecosystem in the Mediterranean areas of the Iberian Peninsula labeled High Nature Value due to the value of its ecosystem services and its role in conserving biodiversity....
17 December 2018
Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
FAO Urges to Scale Up Response to Climate Change in Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told delegates at a high-level side-event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in...
14 December 2018
Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
13 December 2018
Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
US - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday....
12 December 2018
McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
NFU Urges Congress to Approve 2018 Farm Bill Before End of 2018
US - The Farm Bill conference committee conferees yesterday released the text of a compromise Farm Bill, largely the effort of House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership resolving differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm...
NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
11 December 2018
WB Approves $500 Loan for Dairy, Livestock
BANGLADESH - The World Bank (WB) on Saturday approved a $500 million loan to help improve livestock and dairy production to meet the growing demand for egg, meat and milk and raise nutritional intakes of the Bangladeshis....
First sustainable Dairy Village of Indonesia Initiated by Frisian Flag Indonesia
INDONESIA - The first Dairy Village of Indonesia was opened today as part of the Dairy Development Programme of Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI) - a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina....
10 December 2018
Innovation, Joint Action Needed to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems
GLOBAL - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Friday (7 December) in remarks to member states....
 
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