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27 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
26 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Livestock Futures Focused on Asia Market Crisis
US - At this point, livestock futures are focused on the broader macro markets and threats of a brewing financial crisis in Asia, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Meat Waste Has Greater Environmental Impact
US - University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost....
18 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some areas of concern remain....
13 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
12 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Agricultural Input Costs Up in 2014
US - US farmers spent nearly $4 billion on agricultural production in 2014, up 8.3 per cent from 2013....
10 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Is US Agricultural Productivity Growth Falling?
US - Future agricultural productivity growth is expected to fall as a result of current reductions in research funding, according to a new report from teh US Department of Agriculture's Economic...
06 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Experts Honoured at Animal Science Awards
US - Livestock experts were honoured recently for their professional achievements by the American Feed Industry Association and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)....
30 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the...
Crop Industry News from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
22 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
17 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Organic Farming Needs More Direction to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
US - Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Oregon (UO) researcher has...
16 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Adaptation: What Should You Choose?
US - Fitting livestock to environmental scenarios will remain key for ruminant production in the future, although more confined systems will probably expand, writes a US rancher....
02 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Glut to Supply Food Banks, Federal Programmes
US – A 640,000 pound government lamb meat purchase has been announced after a glut of lamb has forced US lamb prices to uncomfortable levels....
24 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Animal Food
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, for use in human food. However,...
22 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How to Direct Market Your Beef and Lamb as a Producer
Increasing market volatility is seeing graziers look at ways to sell their own beef and lamb, removing middle-men out of the equation and setting the prices themselves....
15 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
12 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors....
03 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Shipments Fall But Value Rises
US - March lamb meat export from the US showed strong value but was back slightly in volume, according to industry statistics. ...
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Meat Labeling: What Does it All Really Mean?
US - Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly meat products....
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products....
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National...
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Should Differentiate From Other Red Meats
US – Trends for more natural meat rearing processes could be a shot in the arm for America’s lamb sector, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Lamb Recovering After Port Strikes
US - While still impacted by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of US beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, according to...
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
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