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29 September 2015
Farm Minister Pressured into Sheep Industry Commitments
IRELAND – Sheep industry chiefs laid out priority policy moves for the sector to agriculture ministry Simon Coveney in an impromptu meeting at a ploughing match on Friday....
New Copa President Outlines Top Priorities for Farmers
EU - Copa has elected a new President, Martin Merrild from Denmark, to lead European farmers for the next two years, with top priorities including a cut in red tape and better prices for farmers....
28 September 2015
Food Security Investment Key Part of Refugee Crisis Response
GLOBAL - The links between conflict, imperilled rural livelihoods and migration have been stressed by the Director-General of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation....
22 September 2015
Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
18 September 2015
US Sheep Farmers Hit Back in Bighorn Grazing Debate
US – A feud between US sheep farmers and land managers is raging over the threat domestic sheep pose to a natural hill breed....
17 September 2015
NFU Calls for Transparent Timeline on CAP Payments
UK - The Rural Payments Agency appears to be making good progress in processing claims but must be more transparent with its timeline for delivering BPS and agri-environment schemes as thousands...
New Grants Available to Boost Farm Productivity
UK - £5 million of funding is now available under the latest phase of European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-agri) grants to boost the productivity...
16 September 2015
British Labour Party Appoints Vegan to Deal with Farming Issues
UK - Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy has been appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under new opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn....
Infographic Sheds Light on What Food We Need
UK - A novel way of displaying food production information is hoped to get consumers thinking more about what they eat....
11 September 2015
Sheep Sector in Spotlight as UK Farming Unions Meet in Brussels
UK - Livestock board chairmen from the UK farming unions have met in Brussels to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the beef and sheep sectors. The discussions followed Monday’s...
09 September 2015
Aviation Administration Praised for Addressing Drone Challenges and Promises
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned...
National Bans on GM Food, Feed Imports Rejected
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory....
EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including...
08 September 2015
Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
Bluetongue Found in Canada
CANADA – Bluetongue disease has been confirmed in three beef cattle in Ontario, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports after serology testing....
04 September 2015
Preparations Intensify Ahead of EU Agricultural Meeting
EU - Agricultural ministers and organisations have been meeting all over the EU in preparation for an extraordinary meeting of ministers on 7 September....
US Opens Doors to Lithuanian Meat
LITHUANIA - The US has opened its market to imports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat from Lithuania....
03 September 2015
New Partnership Offers Support to Small Farm Organisations
GLOBAL - Small-scale forest and farm producers’ organisations in developing countries will be strengthened following a partnership agreement between the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Colombia Farms to Get Sheep and Goat Certification
COLOMBIA - Colombia’s small ruminant industry has met to discuss the roll out of a new farm certification scheme to ensure safe food from high welfare systems....
26 August 2015
Farms Not “High Risk” Work Places, Say Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers should be relieved that most operations will not be classed as “high risk work places”, according to New Zealand’s levy board....
Frustration Grows as US Meat Still Banned from South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - US producers are growing impatient over continued delays on market access to South Africa for meat products....
Resignation Sparks Levy Debate Over State Interference
UK – Government involvement in determining farming levy expenditure is a hot topic in the UK this week following the resignation of a senior levy board member....
24 August 2015
Swedish Farmers Call for Action on Wolf Attacks
SWEDEN – Swedish farming organisations have thrown their weight behind producer pleas for government assistance to address wolf attacks on sheep....
14 August 2015
Irish Demand Government Money for Sheep Fencing
IRELAND – European Commission grant funding to modernise farms should be, in part, streamed to sheep farmers to help subsidise fencing....
13 August 2015
Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On
EU - On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. One year on, it is clear that the EU agri-food sector...
French Trade Issue Adds to British Farmer Lamb Woes
UK - French trade disruption, poor consumer demand and the strength of the Pound are continuing to depress the sheep price for British farmers....
Training Boosts Uganda's Foot and Mouth Resilience
UGANDA - A new project run by international organisations has been initiated in Uganda, with officials receiving training in recognising and reporting animal diseases....
Early Disease Detection Protects Countries From Disaster
GLOBAL - Public health, animal health and security sectors must speak with one voice on the need to strengthen health systems, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
12 August 2015
Sheep and Goat Pox Found in Russian Village
RUSSIA - Many animals have been vaccinated after an outbreak of Sheep and Goat Pox in Russia....
04 August 2015
How We Created and Can Address the ‘Super Rat’
ANALYSIS - Sustained, prolonged and continuous rodent baiting protocols have resulted in the rapid development of ‘super rats’....
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