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05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Breakthrough Offers New Knees For Sheep
US – A new scanning technique could allow the veterinary profession to regenerate the meniscus layer in a sheep’s knee and beat arthritis....
Crop Industry News from United States 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....
02 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
Crop Industry News from United States 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
Crop Industry News from United States Free Online Tool Shows How to Reduce Odour from Manure
US - The new tool from Iowa State University evaluates options to reduce odours from livestock operations....
Crop Industry News from United States 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
Crop Industry News from United States US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire on 31 December after nearly 40 years of service in the feed industry....
22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States 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
Crop Industry News from United States 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...
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Slaughterhouses to Open in Marine
US - Two poultry processing plants and a slaughterhouse dedicated to red meat – are slated to open in Maine in the next few months....
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Foot and Mouth Vaccination Control Strategies
US - Simulation models have been developed to assess the impact of livestock herd types and vaccination on foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks using the North American Animal Disease Spread...
08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States 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....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Sheep Research Report Launched
US - A new Sheep Research Report highlights recent research conducted at North Dakota State University (NDSU) on behalf of the sheep producers of North Dakota covering wool quality to rearing...
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States 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...
Crop Industry News from United States Lambing and Kidding Season Advice From Purdue on Webinar
US - Hints on managing lambing and kidding seasons are being offered by a Purdue and Kentucky Extension on a sheep and goat webinar next month. ...
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Shearing Course at Purdue Next Month
US – Budding US sheep shearers have the chance to hone their skills at Purdue University next month....
Crop Industry News from United States New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
Crop Industry News from United States Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available...
21 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Livestock "Mini-boom"
US - Livestock producers can look forward to an economic "mini-boom" that may last for the next several years, providing opportunities for expansion of herds and flocks, Purdue University agricultural...
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
07 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges Passage of Tax Extenders Package
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has said that tax breaks important to family farmers and ranchers need to be extended before the end of the year, and that the NFU...
Crop Industry News from United States Solid US Export Figures for Lamb
US - September saw strong exports for US beef and pork while lamb also registered double-digit increases....
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Forms New Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
US - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic...
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Registration Open for NFU’s 2015 Women’s Conference
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced the opening of registration for the 2015 NFU Women’s Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. ...
30 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
24 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Moving in Right Direction on COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) recent ruling on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) clearly shows US Department of Agriculture...
Crop Industry News from United States Insect Meal Could be the Future of Animal Feed
US - As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change...
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Celebrations For Long Serving USDA Chairman
US - Many members of the market analyst community joined together Monday to honor long time USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman Dr Jerry Bange’s devoted service to US agriculture,...
21 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production....
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Direct Selling and Cooking For Strong Lamb Sales
US – The tip to being a good lamb salesman is selling your own product and knowing how to cook it, says a farmers and retailer....
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