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13 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports Record Growth In US Organic Producers
US – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector....
30 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Organisations Optimistic Over Cuba Opportunities
US - As part of a thaw in relations between the two countries, new opportunities for collaboration the US' and Cuba's agriculture sectors were announced during President Obama's historic visit...
24 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad....
04 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Meat Survey Reveals Shoppers' Preferences
US – Shoppers recognise the variety of nutrition benefits meat and poultry offer, and place a high value on convenience, variety and transparency when making purchasing decisions in the meat...
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...
16 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Farm Income Forecast Suggests More Hard Times Ahead
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has predicted a decline in net cash and net farm income for the third consecutive year, in its 2016 Farm Sector Income...
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....
25 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Secretary on Mission to Boost Food Exports to Chile, Peru
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a trade mission March 14 to March 18 to expand export opportunities for US agriculture...
18 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Replacing Meat with Veg Worse for Planet, Study Says
US - Eating lettuce is more than three times worse for greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, a study from Carnegie Mellon University has found. ...
04 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Says
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of...
24 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Looks to Further Grow Exports to China
US - As the US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack heads to China for trade talks, the US Department of Agriculture announced considerable growth in US exports to China over the past decade....
23 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Former US Ag Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPP
US - A group of former agriculture secretaries have written an open letter saying that the opening of new markets is critical for farmers and rural communities....
16 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Food Regulators Ask: "What is Natural?"
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking consumer opinions and comments on what 'natural' should mean on a food label....
13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company that develops, manufactures...
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....
28 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Livestock Futures Trend Lower After Meat Cancer Report
US - Livestock futures were lower on Friday and then again on Monday, and this was attributed in part to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len...
23 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Pledges $87 million to Combating Global Animal Disease Threats
GLOBAL - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional...
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....
19 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Buys Surplus Lamb for Food Assistance
US - The US Department of Agriculture has purchased 600,000 pounds of surplus lamb products valued at $3.131 million....
12 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States California Passes First Law to Ban Growth Promoting Livestock Antibiotics
US -The state of California has passed a law restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock production – outlawing their use as growth promoters and feed efficiency enhancers....
Crop Industry News from United States How Will the TPP Affect the US Livestock Industry?
US - Analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner discuss the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on farming in the US....
05 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Millions of Dollars of Funding to Support US Farmers Announced
US - The US Department of Agriculture has announced $8.4 million of funding to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers....
01 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
US - The US is hosting negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Atlanta, amid concerns from Canadian farmers that it could put their popular supply management...
29 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Texas Goat and Sheep Industries in Flux
US – Texan sheep and goat producers are working in a changing sector but one that remains vibrant, a new event learned on Friday....
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. ...
18 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States 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....
14 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: US Meat Consumption to Grow
US - Annual US per capita meat consumption will grow by more than 2 pounds this year for the first time since 2004, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
09 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States 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...
01 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Farm Exports Standing Firm Despite Avian Flu
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said that US agricultural exports remain strong despite disease and weather issues this year....
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