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21 April 2017
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
06 April 2017
New Report Says Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released...
29 March 2017
Farming Becoming Riskier Under Climate Change
GLOBAL - Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it...
23 March 2017
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
07 March 2017
Botswana's Officials Urge Farmers to Monitor Livestock
BOTSWANA - Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock....
06 March 2017
Drought, Conflict Worsen Food Security in Africa
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts are worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
03 March 2017
Food Insecurity, Poverty Pose Challenge to Goal of Ending Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 per cent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report....
28 February 2017
Report Says World’s Future Food Security 'in Jeopardy' Due to Multiple Challenges
GLOBAL - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report released last week....
AgForce Welcomes Boost for Farm Loans Schemes
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for concessional loans for Queensland primary producers to expand their existing businesses and invest in new opportunities for growth....
24 February 2017
Researchers Suggest New Vision for Future of Agriculture
GLOBAL - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging...
NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform....
23 February 2017
Farmers Protest for Water, Fodder for Cattle
INDIA - Rajya Raitha Sangha and Namma Karnataka Rakshana Vedike workers staged a protest in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, on Wednesday demanding supply of drinking water and fodder for cattle. ...
20 February 2017
Groups Welcome Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
Cattle Dying of Starvation at Amrut Mahal Breeding Centre
INDIA - A shortage of fodder and drinking water has claimed the lives of seven cattle at Amruth Mahal Kaval sub-breeding centre at Rayasandra, Nuggehalli, in Karnataka....
17 February 2017
Climate Change May Hit India's Milk Products by 3M Tonnes/Year by 2020
INDIA - India, the world's largest milk producer, may see a loss of milk production by over 3 million tonnes (MT) per year by 2020 due to frequent climate change and it may also lead to a decline in per capita consumption, industry experts said. ...
16 February 2017
Drought Hits Dairy Farming; Milk Production Down by 40,000 L/D
INDIA - Acute shortage of water and green fodder has severely hit dairy farming in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. The prevailing drought has reduced milk production significantly. According to Chamarajanagar Milk Union Ltd (Chamul) sources, the...
15 February 2017
Drought Pushing Food Prices Up Sharply in East Africa
EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region....
13 February 2017
Investment in Cattle Sector in Province of Villa Clara
CUBA - The province of Villa Clara has begun an investment process in the cattle sector with the installation of 50 turbines to extract deep water sites with an investment process in the cattle sector which includss 86 new pumps....
02 February 2017
DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
27 January 2017
Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada this week made an announcement to contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
23 January 2017
Kleefisch Pledges Support to Wisconsin Dairy Community
US - If Wisconsin is to remain known for dairy farming and food, state government must provide farmers with tools for success, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told hundreds of farmers and others last week at a dairy conference....
12 January 2017
Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
11 January 2017
Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
30 December 2016
PFA Fails to Take Milk, Water Sample from Dairies in Rawalpindi
PAKISTAN - The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has failed to take even a single sample of milk and water from dairies in Rawalpindi, which has allowed the milk mafia to continuously play with the lives of innocent public by selling unhygienic milk....
28 December 2016
Commission to Inspect Milk, Water Companies
PAKISTAN - The Supreme Court yesterday formed a local commission to inspect different milk and water companies with directions to Punjab Food Authority to ensure completion of reports on samples taken from the local companies....
07 December 2016
Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
 
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