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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
View news from Global Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 per cent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
View news from Global How Much is BVD Costing Your Herd?
GLOBAL - An English Veterinarian has urged farmers to concentrate on factors they can control, such as the hugely costly bovine viral diarrhoea. ...
View news from Global Overcoming Information Gaps in Africa’s Livestock Sector Essential
AFRICA - As countries in Africa continue to grow at a fast pace, the consumption of animal protein is projected to climb rapidly. ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
View news from Global High Spring Beef Prices Forecast
GLOBAL – Strong Chinese demand for beef will maintain market fundamentals for the second quarter of 2014, say agribusiness analysts at Rabobank....
Monday, April 07, 2014
View news from Global Market for Antibiotic Alternatives in Feeds to Exceed US$3 Billion by 2019
GLOBAL - The market for eubiotics in animal feeds - a group of products including probiotics, prebiotics and acids - is set to grow at more than five per cent per year between now and 2019, according to a new market report....
Friday, April 04, 2014
View news from Global Tuberculosis in Wildlife: Lessons From Abroad
ANALYSIS - The central role wildlife plays in bovine tuberculosis has been reemphasised by a publication from Europe’s TB hotspot this week....
View news from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index up Sharply for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 212.8 points in March 2014, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 per cent, from February and the highest level since May 2013....
Monday, March 31, 2014
View news from Global Is Eating Red and Processed Meat as Harmful as Some Say?
ANALYSIS - Warnings over the potential risks concerning the consumption of red meat and processed meats and cancer have been circulating for several years....
View news from Global Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Agricultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come...
View news from Global Beer Marinade Could Reduce Levels of Harmful Substances in Grilled Meats
GLOBAL - Researchers are reporting that beer can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats when used as a marinade....
View news from Global Peter Kendall New President of World Farmers Organisation
GLOBAL - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has been named the new President of the World Farmers Organisation....
View news from Global Industry Groups Lose Latest Appeal over COOL
NORTH AMERICA - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has turned down an appeal that would have placed a block on new Country of Origin Labelling rules in the US....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
View news from Global Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
Monday, March 24, 2014
View news from Global Feed Industry Best Practice Manual Launched in Spanish
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Spanish language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”....
View news from Global Good Feed Practice Manual Launched in Spanish
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Spanish language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”....
View news from Global New Opportunities in East Africa for NGOs
GLOBAL, AFRICA - When USAID/East Africa announced the first Annual Program Statement (APS) under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM) initiative in 2012, many organizations were excited about the prospect of partnering directly with USAID....
Friday, March 21, 2014
View news from Global World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 per cent...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
View news from Global Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
View news from Global First Global Feed Sustainability Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has announced the Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) guidelines developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-led Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance...
View news from Global Feed Acid Market Estimated at US$2.6 Billion by 2018
GLOBAL - The world market for organic acids in animal feeds is rising at more than five per cent per year, strengthened by the demand to replace antibiotic growth promoters, according to a new market study....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
View news from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Invites Public Comment on Draft Principles & Criteria
GLOBAL – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. ...
Monday, March 17, 2014
View news from Global Steady Increase in Incidents of Low Levels of GM Crops in Traded Food, Feed
GLOBAL - The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said....
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
View news from Global Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems. ...
Monday, March 10, 2014
View news from Global Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell marginally compared to the previous month....
Friday, March 07, 2014
View news from Global Increasing Global Homogeneity in Food Consumption a Serious Threat
GLOBAL - The worldwide spread of a ‘standard globalized diet’ is putting more food on the dinner table, but at the expense of the cultivation and consumption of many local crops. ...
View news from Global EU-US Trade Talks to Resume Next Week
EU & US - A fourth round of EU-US trade talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will kick off in Brussels this coming Monday, 10 March 2014....
Thursday, March 06, 2014
View news from Global McDonald's Sustainable Beef Drive Meets Opposition
AUSTRALIA - Sceptical cattlemen will be ‘working hard’ to stop McDonald’s meeting its sustainable beef sourcing aspirations, the Australian Beef Association (ABA) has announced....
 
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