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08 May 2015
New Zealand Needs Tactics for Tight Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers across New Zealand are cautious about difficult times continuing following recent results on world auctions....
06 May 2015
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many of these people live in villages in the most vulnerable agricultural...
28 April 2015
Drought-hit Aussies Finding Heifers Earn More than Steers
AUSTRALIA - Market analysis from during and after past Australian droughts shows that heifers out-perform steers in terms of prices in the months of recovery....
27 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
20 April 2015
Small Indian Farms Get More Disaster Payments
INDIA - Farm support for losses during extreme weather events has been increased for Indian farmers. ...
14 April 2015
Research a Must For Tomorrow's Food
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed a growing global population....
09 April 2015
Turning Out? Watch the Three Leaf Rule
US - Graziers striving for developed pastures in Dakota this spring can follow the three leaf rule....
02 April 2015
Experts Monitor FMD Outbreak in Russian Cattle
RUSSIA - Experts from the Trans-Baikal Territory in the east of Russia are managing restrictive measures to prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle....
Cows Not All Equal in Grass Staggers Risk
GLOBAL - Not all cattle are at equal risk of magnesium deficiency this spring, say advisers as turn-out approaches for many northern hemisphere operations....
01 April 2015
Climate Change Adaptation May Bring Its Own Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia....
31 March 2015
Australian Cattle Liquidation Cannot Continue
AUSTRALIA – Australian cattle liquidation cannot continue and beef supplies will be tight without short term expansion, say agribusiness analysts at Rabobank....
25 March 2015
Lesser Parasites Could Hold Fever Vaccine Answer
AFRICA – East Coast Fever is far less deadly to calves if the host becomes simultaneously infected with a much less potent tick-borne infection....
24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Crops in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, said the FAO....
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global...
19 March 2015
Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction....
13 March 2015
Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in Wednesday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
10 March 2015
Look to Catch Lungworm Early at Turn-Out
UK – Controlling the most unpredictable parasite is best done through vaccination but anthelmintics work well when lungworm is caught early....
06 March 2015
Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014. ...
05 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
24 February 2015
Record Australian Beef Production in 2014
AUSTRALIA - In 2014, Australia produced 2.55 million tonnes cwt of beef, the highest level on record and 10 per cent above the previous record from 2013 according to ABS....
23 February 2015
Heat Wave Leads to Animal Care Warning
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
20 February 2015
Drought Hit Cape Verde Given Arable, Livestock Aid
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought....
18 February 2015
Brazilian Beef Quotes Almost Fifth Higher
BRAZIL - Despite decreases in January, average Brazilian beef quotes in February are 19.5 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014....
16 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
13 February 2015
Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer are diminishing....
11 February 2015
Cattlefax: A Run You Wish Your Parents Could See
US - Last year’s remarkable prices may have topped out but US beef operations should remain “solidly profitable” for the next several years....
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