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20 July 2017
View news from United States Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
13 July 2017
View news from Canada Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so happens they’re all women......
12 July 2017
View news from Germany Contaminants in Food: Identifying, Assessing Risks as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities....
10 July 2017
View news from Global Outlook Sees Slower Growth in Demand, Keeping World Food Prices Low
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according...
06 July 2017
View news from Global Wheat, Meat Push FAO Food Price Index Higher in June
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices....
04 July 2017
View news from Global Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q2 2017: Market Disruption Changing Trade Flows
GLOBAL - Political upheaval in Brazil, a new trade agreement between the US and China, and proposed bans on slaughter in India: All involve the major bovine-exporting nations of the world and have the potential to cause material shifts in global trade....
30 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public's risk of getting food poisoning....
26 June 2017
View news from China China to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday....
22 June 2017
View news from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
19 June 2017
View news from Global Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
14 June 2017
View news from Global Where Climate Change is Most Likely to Induce Food Violence
GLOBAL - While climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings....
06 June 2017
View news from Somalia FAO Reaches Milestone in Famine Prevention Campaign in Somalia
SOMALIA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than three months, protecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands...
05 June 2017
View news from Global Are You Testing Bulls for Trichomoniasis?
ANALYSIS - Trichomoniasis, also known as Trich, can be devastating to a beef operation. Diagnostic testing can help monitor bulls and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. ...
02 June 2017
View news from United States Report: Federal, State Collaboration Urged to Address Brucellosis Transmission
US - Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says...
29 May 2017
View news from Canada What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive insight into the country’s farming sector. Angela...
24 May 2017
View news from United States US President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities, Says NFU
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
15 May 2017
View news from United States 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...
09 May 2017
View news from Global 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....
05 May 2017
View news from Ethiopia 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...
04 May 2017
View news from European Union Unfair Trading Practices Costing Farmers, Agri Co-ops, Says IFA
EU - Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across Europe nearly €11bn each year....
27 April 2017
View news from United States White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents....
21 April 2017
View news from United States 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...
18 April 2017
View news from Global Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food
GLOBAL - Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported....
06 April 2017
View news from Global 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...
04 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom IFA Meets UK Farming Unions on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
30 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from Global 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
View news from Canada Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds Up
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
 
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