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21 July 2017
North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
05 July 2017
Cattle Industry Seeks Rights to Clear Land in WA’s Top End
AUSTRALIA - WA’s northern cattle industry wants pastoralists to have an automatic right to clear part of their land to make it easier to develop the top end of WA....
28 June 2017
Farmers, Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday made an announcement that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
23 June 2017
Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
09 June 2017
Kenyan Dairy Farmers Told Not to Rely on Rains for Livestock Feeds
KENYA - Small holder farmers are yet to fully adopt feeding practices that are less reliant on rain, the Kenya Dairy Board has said....
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...
11 May 2017
Drought Still Hurting in Many Parts of Queensland
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north west were now entering the recovery phase, AgForce...
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...
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule Outreach
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule....
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....
03 May 2017
Raw Deal for Dairy Farmers Despite Hike in Milk Price
KENYA - Dairy farmers are worried as the prices of processed milk more than doubled in most outlets across the country, yet they are not reaping the windfall....
02 May 2017
Agency Distributes Animal Feed to Save Livestock
KENYA - The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has distributed animal feed worth Sh4 million to assist pastoralists who have migrated to Mt Kenya region due to the ongoing drought....
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....
 
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