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17 August 2017
View news from Global US, Canadian & Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernised NAFTA
US, CANADA & MEXICO - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) yesterday sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials...
07 August 2017
View news from United States Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
03 August 2017
View news from Global Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
01 August 2017
View news from Japan Japan’s Frozen Beef Safeguard Triggered in Q1 of Japanese Fiscal Year
JAPAN - The Japanese government released its June import figures for frozen beef. From this data, it now is clear that imports during the first quarter (1 April - 30 June) of Japan’s fiscal year, from the United States and other countries covered under...
28 July 2017
View news from European Union Report Reveals More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
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....
17 May 2017
View news from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, it’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 agricultural states, but what is surprising is that Indiana livestock operations, including beef cattle and dairy, are seeing significant growth...
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....
25 April 2017
View news from United States Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
 
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