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16 August 2017
UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture, Says IFA
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...
Tyson Foods Announces Streamlining of Organisation; Growth Maximised
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...
15 August 2017
Food Insecurity Soaring 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...
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation 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...
11 August 2017
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Slowly Paying Off
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...
08 August 2017
Improved Pork Industry Profitability Improves Responsiveness of AgriStability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recent better economic times in Canada's pork industry have helped improve the ability of Canada's business risk management programs to...
03 August 2017
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,...
28 July 2017
CPC’s Priorities Align Closely with Priority Areas Identified in Ag Partnership Statement
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to see research and innovation, along with markets and trade highlighted in the new agriculture policy framework statement released following the agriculture...
27 July 2017
Swine Innovation Porc Prepared for Next Ag Policy Framework
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says Canada's pork industry is well positioned to move forward with research when Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework kicks in next March, reports Bruce...
24 July 2017
IFA Calls for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s...
20 July 2017
Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability, Says Study
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...
19 July 2017
FAO Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture...
13 July 2017
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...
11 July 2017
Samoa to Open Pig, Poultry Farm to Support Farmers
SAMOA - Laaulialemalietoa Leuatea Polata'ivao says the World Bank-funded farm and piggery will open in two weeks at the agriculture ministry's livestock facilities at Vailima....
07 July 2017
FAO: Sustainable Ag Can Mitigate Climate Change, Involuntary Migration
GLOBAL - Climate change poses a major risk for rural people in developing countries, often leading to distress-driven migration, and bolstering sustainable agriculture is an essential part of an effective...
04 July 2017
CAAV Says Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
Brexit 360: Farmers Urged to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
23 June 2017
Food Production in Sri Lanka Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday...
22 June 2017
Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying...
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities,...
FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this...
Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the US government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, reports Bruce Cochrane....
19 June 2017
Study Reveals Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake'
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....
Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
16 June 2017
China Backpedals on Pollution Curbs Leveled at Pig Breeders
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday was forced to reinterpret stringent guidelines aimed at curbing pollution from livestock breeding, after many provincial-level authorities were found to...
Putin Says Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry
RUSSIA - Russia is now almost completely self-sufficient in pork and poultry meat as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual "Direct Line" call-in...
14 June 2017
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....
 
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