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07 March 2017
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....
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
NFUS Highlights Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
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....
01 March 2017
Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible trading relationship between the UK and EU, and...
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....
Council to Launch Rs635m Livestock Development Project in Sindh
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is planning to launch a livestock development project worth Rs 635 million to promote the livestock sector in backward areas of Sindh province....
24 February 2017
CME: Important Fed Cattle Market Innovation Under Discussion
US - In this Daily Livestock Report (DLR), we provide some discussion of an important fed cattle market innovation which began in 2016 — the Fed Cattle Exchange, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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...
23 February 2017
Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
21 February 2017
UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
CME: Minimal Number of Canadian Feeder Cattle Seen Entering US in 2017
US - USDA will publish next week the results of its feedlot inventory survey and we will cover both pre‐report estimates and the survey results as they become available, write the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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....
14 February 2017
Notable Rise in FAO's January Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. ...
06 February 2017
Sharp Drop in Korea's Self-sufficiency Rate of Grain, Beef, Seafood
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea‘s self-sufficiency rate of grain, beef and seafood sharply fell last year as imported food items appealed to consumer tastes with their lower prices and variety of flavors, according to government data on Sunday....
31 January 2017
Call for Better Roads, Rail & Land Use Laws as Cabinet Visits CQ
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet met in Rockhampton yesterday. ...
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....
26 January 2017
US Livestock, Poultry Industries Blessed with Record-setting Corn Harvest
US - The US livestock, poultry and dairy industries have been blessed (again) with a record-setting corn harvest, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
25 January 2017
Mixed Response From Ag Industry as US Gets Withdrawn from TPP
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
23 January 2017
Benue Govt Cedes Land in Agatu for Cattle Grazing
NIGERIA - Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has provided land in Agatu Local Government Area of the state for use as cattle routes....
12 January 2017
Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production
GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology". ...
China to Expand Corn Ethanol Amid Grain Surplus
CHINA - China will further encourage the use of corn to make ethanol this year amid efforts to reduce its huge grain stocks, as authorities mull adjustments to the floor prices for wheat and rice this year....
29 December 2016
Agricultural Industry Not Without Challenges, Says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
20 December 2016
Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
15 December 2016
USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
20 September 2016
Bayer, Monsanto Agree to Merge
GLOBAL - Bayer and Monsanto have announced a merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
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