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06 January 2015
Minister Sets Out Agriculture, Fishery Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership...
Brazil Appoints First Female Minister of Agriculture
BRAZIL - In a ceremony held on Monday 5 January, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Senator Katia Abreu took over from the former minister, Neri Geller, as the Minister...
Farmland Protection Needed in China
CHINA - China must maintain its farmland above the minimum threshold of 120 million hectares at all times, a national conference heard yesterday. ...
EU Expects US Beef Sheep Goat Ban to be Lifted
EU - The US market is expected to shortly be reopened for imports of EU beef after 17 years, following the announcement that Ireland is to restart exports....
05 January 2015
Government Insemination Programme to Reach 25,000 Farms
MEXICO – A national artificial insemination programme promises to lift the quality of stock and breeding techniques in Mexico, says the agriculture ministry....
Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling...
New Vet Oversight Rules Will Affect More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
02 January 2015
New Members Appointed to US Meat and Poultry Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
31 December 2014
Farmers Need Encouragement to Invest, Says Union President
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
US Farmers Raise FMD Concerns over Meat Imports
US – US farmers have urged the US not to resume imports of meat from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)....
30 December 2014
Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
23 December 2014
Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities...
EU Supports Cambodia's Agricultural Progress
EU - The European Union (EU) has announced it has allocated EUR 410 million (around USD 510 million), under its bilateral cooperation with Cambodia over the period 2014-2020 to continue its support...
22 December 2014
New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee,...
19 December 2014
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and...
European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
18 December 2014
Indian Minister Urges Promotion of Organic Farming
INDIA - Looking at immense bio-diversity and natural resources in the country, India needs to promote organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently while underlines...
15 December 2014
Irish Farmers Welcome Sheep Grassland Payment
IRELAND - Irish farmers have welcomed an announcement from Minster Coveney on the payout of the 2014 Sheep Grassland Scheme to sheep farmers....
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
11 December 2014
Bonus on Farmers to Complete Sheep and Goat Census
IRELAND – Irish sheep and goat keepers must complete a national census or risk losing payments, Irish officials have warned. ...
09 December 2014
World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent solution on public stockholding...
08 December 2014
Shooting Wolves Wont Save Livestock
US – Killing wolves to reduce livestock losses does not work, says a study looking at 25 years of government control data....
Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
GLOBAL - Spain and Germany join the AgriCord network supporting more than 300 farmer organisations in developing countries....
05 December 2014
China Extends Tax Breaks for Farmers to Boost Agriculture
CHINA - China is to extend tax breaks to farmers to encourage banks and insurers to support agriculture....
02 December 2014
SFP Payment Start Welcomed by NFU
SCOTLAND, UK - News that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin yesterday (Monday 1 December) has been welcomed by NFU Scotland....
28 November 2014
Irrigation Could Be Cut 90 Per Cent, Says Indian Minister
INDIA – India’s irrigation capacity will increase 90 per cent after rivers are “inter-linked”....
27 November 2014
EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
26 November 2014
Disaster Assistance For Over 2000 US Food Producers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised...
24 November 2014
Farmers Back Government Draft Report
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
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