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29 May 2017
Farmers Advised to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
25 May 2017
CME: Participants Actively Preparing for COF Report
US - The next "Cattle on Feed" report will be released during trading hours on Friday, which is a bit unusual and something that market participants likely are actively preparing for, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 May 2017
AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
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...
Farmers Urged to Keep Safety Top of Mind
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 May 2017
Livestock Industry Shines Spotlight on Use of Grazing to Prevent Wildfires
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how grazing on public lands helps to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires – the leading...
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...
09 May 2017
FAO Food Price Index Dips Again in April
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices fell in April amid expectations of ongoing robust supplies of many key staples....
Border’s Monitor Farm Focuses on Boosting Grass Production
SCOTLAND, UK - Plans to improve grassland management will be the focus of the next Borders monitor farm meeting on Wednesday, 17 May....
05 May 2017
Red Cross Delivering Hay to Prevent Cattle Deaths
ETHIOPIA - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) are delivering hay to families affected by drought who have been displaced by violence in an effort to prevent the deaths of cattle the communities...
02 May 2017
Chinese Corn Returns to Japanese Livestock Farms After 7 Years
JAPAN - Japan imported China-grown corn for livestock feed for the first time since February 2010 in March in order to ease shortages, according to the Japanese Ministry of Finance....
Cherkizovo Group Completes Acquisition of NAPKO
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group has announced its completion of the acquisition of 100 per cent of NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers....
01 May 2017
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)....
26 April 2017
Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock...
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...
12 April 2017
Cherkizovo Announces Plans to Acquire NAPKO
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announced its decision to acquire NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers....
07 April 2017
Global Food Prices Decline in March; Sugar, Vegetable Oils Slide
GLOBAL - Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests....
30 March 2017
Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
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...
28 March 2017
Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
17 March 2017
Farmers, Ranchers Ask Congress to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
15 March 2017
What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others....
Value of Red Meat Exports Shared at Commodity Classic
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity Classic in San Antonio. ...
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....
10 March 2017
Investment Key in Adapting to Climate Change in West Africa
WEST AFRICA - Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future....
07 March 2017
Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
FAO Food Price Index Edges Higher in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in February, marking its seventh consecutive monthly rise, led by increasing wheat and maize prices....
PBA Feeds to Supply Custom Feeds to PCAS Producers
AUSTRALIA - PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) more options when it comes to feeding their cattle, after being approved to provide custom feeds under the Approved supplements scheme....
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