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04 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
02 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that...
22 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
22 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Global EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country...
10 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production...
29 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
26 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Tips for Managing Lactating Ewes
UK - Feeding the ewe appropriately in lactation is crucial. Not having enough feed to meet a ewe’s increasing requirements can lead to higher lamb losses due to starvation, poor growth rates...
30 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
02 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
23 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States El Niño Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Niño event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual...
11 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Parasite Problems Could Worsen After US Winter Warmth
US - Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert has said....
01 February 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
28 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
18 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
21 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK that doesn't think sustainability is a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more...
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
16 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
12 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Grazing Systems Produce Livestock Sustainably?
ANALYSIS - Ruminant production has a vital role to play in global food security....
11 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Protocols to be Set for UK Beef and Lamb Exports to US
ANALYSIS - Establishing sanitary protocols for the whole of the UK will be the key to re-establishing exports for both beef and lamb to the US....
09 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom China Focus for Lamb and Beef Exporters
ANALYSIS - North Asia and in particular China are becoming a major focus for New Zealand beef and lamb exports....
03 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
30 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Residue a Good Option for Supplemental Feed
US - Corn (maize) residue left over from harvest can be a great option for livestock producers wanting to extend the grazing season, but producers should watch out that cattle do not eat too...
29 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Determining Body Condition Score in Your Sheep
ANALYSIS - Optimal body condition on the ewe flock and the weaned lamb crop is important to ensure the success of the flock throughout the production cycle, writes Andrew Schafer....
23 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year,...
22 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
05 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
24 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Breeding Sheep: Starting With Your Ram
US - Changing sheep breeds has got Colorado grazier Andrew Schafer thinking about the subject of rams as autumn breeding kicks in. ...
14 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
08 September 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union 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....
02 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unravel Liver Fluke By Preventing Mud Snail Contamination
ANALYSIS – Ground could be gained in the battle against the hugely complex liver fluke parasite by focusing on a specific link in its life cycle, leading experts are suggesting....
 
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