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Monday, October 20, 2014
View news from Global ADB, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent...
Friday, October 17, 2014
View news from Global Market Analyst: How is Ebola Affecting Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - Increasing uncertainty in the spread of ebola has largely impacted livestock markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
View news from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding programme, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor....
View news from Global Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
View news from Global CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 per cent or about 150 positions. ...
View news from Global ‘Modest’ Beef Supply Drop Expected Next Year
US – Beef production in 2015 has been revised higher by the US Department of Agriculture, although output will still be 2.4 per cent under 2014 levels....
Monday, October 13, 2014
View news from Global Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies,...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
View news from Global Little Chance of Runaway Beef Markets Slowing
GLOBAL - Runaway beef markets will continue as cattle remain scarce and demand strong, say market analysts....
Monday, October 06, 2014
View news from Global Better Not Rush Trans-Pacific Beef Trade Deal
GLOBAL – Concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership between world beef’s big five remains a priority, although will not happen soon, a Beef and Lamb New Zealand executive has said....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
View news from Global No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
View news from Global Farming Must Adapt to Sustainable Farming
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. ...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
View news from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment before, reports Sarah Mikesell from near Aberdeen,...
View news from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today in a speech at the...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
View news from Global South America Targets Russian Meat Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Monday, September 22, 2014
View news from Global Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
View news from Global Chinese Fund Set to Invest in Australia's Agriculture Industry
CHINA & AUSTRALIA - The Chinese-government owned Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund has committed to spend $2.7 billion on Australian dairy, beef, lamb and aquaculture industries, local media reported Tuesday....
Friday, September 12, 2014
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
View news from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
View news from Global Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased 203,853 of its ordinary shares at an average price of €...
Friday, September 05, 2014
View news from Global West African Ebola Outbreak Puts Sends Food Prices Skyrocketing
WEST AFRICA - Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labour shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk,...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
View news from Global What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
View news from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Monday, September 01, 2014
View news from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
View news from Global Swaziland is Moving Towards Commercial Farming
GLOBAL - The government, European Union and Food Agriculture Organisation have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
View news from Global Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
View news from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
RUSSIA - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
View news from Global FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats....
View news from Global EW Nutrition Launches 'Science and Innovations' Series
PHILIPPINES & VIET NAM - EW Nutrition has taken the transfer of technical know-how and the sharing of specific scientific information to a new standard with customers. The launch of a science based course of lectures aimed to give more technical background,...
 
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