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20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
19 September 2017
New UN Report Says World Hunger on the Rise Again
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition...
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
18 September 2017
IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
Cattle Not Subjected to Quarantine Pose Health Risks, Say Experts
BANGLADESH - Cattle are being brought in over the borders without being put in quarantine, posing a health risk to humans and livestock for diseases that might arrive and spread undetected....
Canadian Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans
CANADA & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week, writes Bruce Cochrane....
13 September 2017
FeverTags Expands Team to Maximize Use of Novel Temperature Verification Technology
GLOBAL - FeverTags® LLC welcomes Jeff Baxter to its growing team of bovine professionals. Baxter joins the company as Global Sales and Marketing Manager....
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September....
12 September 2017
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
11 September 2017
Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex Professor Dave Goulson has said....
08 September 2017
Cattlemen Launch Monthlong Media Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association this week kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers....
06 September 2017
IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
04 September 2017
IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
30 August 2017
Cabinet Approves MoU Between India, Brazil for Cooperation in Cattle Production
INDIA - The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The MoU...
28 August 2017
IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
25 August 2017
USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, is cosponsoring the upcoming 2017...
23 August 2017
Successful NAFTA Renegotiation Could Enhance North American Global Competitiveness
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council suggests a successful NAFTA renegotiation could enhance the competitiveness of Canada, the United States and Mexico in international markets for meat, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 August 2017
Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane....
18 August 2017
Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered...
16 August 2017
IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation to Maximise Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
15 August 2017
Food Insecurity Soars in Conflict-ridden DRC
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World...
Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
11 August 2017
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
09 August 2017
Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record straight on what they do and why they do it....
07 August 2017
Cargill Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern United States. The transaction is expected...
 
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