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08 July 2015
View news from Global No Dairy Volatility, This Is a Crisis
GLOBAL – Rock bottom milk prices, currently hurting farmers around the world, are not the sign of volatility, they are the sign of a market in crisis, the Livestock Event heard this morning....
06 July 2015
View news from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization...
View news from Global Southern African Drought Hammers Livestock Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
03 July 2015
View news from Global Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by...
View news from Global UK, US Feed Market Prices Increasing
UK and US - UK feed wheat futures (Nov-15) closed at £132.00/t on Tuesday, up £7.60 on the week and the highest settlement price since the end of March 2015. The upward trend in price was also reflected in international grain prices....
01 July 2015
View news from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised by ANPARIO plc, Stuart Lumb reports....
29 June 2015
View news from Global Third of World Population Viable Because of Costly Nitrogen
GLOBAL - Nitrogen use in agriculture keeps two billion people alive and costs the US economy over two hundred billion dollars a year, according to a growing body of research....
View news from Global Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
25 June 2015
View news from Global OIE Approves Registration of BOVIGAM TB Kit in Diagnostics Manual, Boosting Global Effort to Manage Bovine Tuberculosis
GLOBAL - Stand-alone test designed to save producers and veterinarians time and money. ...
View news from Global New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
24 June 2015
View news from Global Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book....
23 June 2015
View news from Global Livestock Event: Reducing Threat of Mastitis and Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The blanket use of antibiotics in dry cow management to prevent mastitis and other udder problems has been common for many years....
22 June 2015
View news from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
View news from Global FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces...
19 June 2015
View news from Global Wait Until Next Year For Dairy Recovery
GLOBAL – Those waiting on dairy prices to lift shouldn’t hold their breath because the world is still producing more milk than the market currently needs....
View news from Global Feed Management Limiting Asian Dairy Producers
ANALYSIS – Tropical dairy production is expanding rapidly but key improvements in farm management are required for small holders to become more profitable....
15 June 2015
View news from Global Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
08 June 2015
View news from Global Tomato Seeds: A Novel Feed for Lactating Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Whole tomato seeds have been fed to eight Holstein cows in a trial looking at reducing food waste from California’s fruit and vegetable sector....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Near Six-Year Low
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially....
22 May 2015
View news from Global International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
21 May 2015
View news from Global Hay Makers Can Learn From Georgia Washout
GLOBAL - Farmers planning summer haymaking in America’s south are being reminded of the 2013 wash out and dire consequences thereafter....
20 May 2015
View news from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
19 May 2015
View news from Global WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
View news from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
14 May 2015
View news from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year....
View news from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
12 May 2015
View news from Global What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have unintended negative impacts by stigmatising certain communities...
11 May 2015
View news from Global Australia Still Plugging US Beef Gap
GLOBAL – The focus of Australia’s beef exports remains firmly on the US but Japan and Canada have come into the limelight recently for different reasons....
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