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09 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent solution on public stockholding...
Crop Industry News from Global Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA & KOREA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea...
08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
GLOBAL - Spain and Germany join the AgriCord network supporting more than 300 farmer organisations in developing countries....
04 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Scientists Find Tell-Tale Signs of Content Goats
UK – Happy goats point their ears forward and their tails up, according to new animal welfare insights....
Crop Industry News from Global OIE Urges Stronger Animal Disease Surveillance Worldwide
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health is recommending a strengthening...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
02 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Global Livestock Sector Addresses Hunger Malnutrition
GLOBAL - Key organisations representing the global livestock sector have joined forces to back the call for action to end malnutrition and sustainably feed the world....
19 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Antibiotic Use Falling But Resistance Threat Growing
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
13 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Shoppers Want Welfare Reassurance, Research Finds
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Crop Industry News from Global Animal Welfare and Sustainability Inextricably Linked
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues....
07 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding...
Crop Industry News from Global New Programme to Eradicate Peste Des Petits Ruminants by 2030
GLOBAL - A new FAO programme plans to eradicate peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a deadly viral disease of sheep and goats that affects the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of extremely poor...
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Industrialisation Should Not Come at Expense of Agriculture
GLOBAL - Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da...
Crop Industry News from Global New Guide for Better Detection of Animal Health Risks
GLOBAL - The OIE is publishing a new Guide to Terrestrial Animal Health Surveillance for national Veterinary Services and animal health experts. The Guide is intended to help them implement and...
Crop Industry News from Global Bluetongue Affects 1,151 Sheep, Goats Across Europe this Week
EUROPE - Bluetongue has continued its spread through Serbia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina this week....
03 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Animal Vaccines Market to Reach $8.6 Billion by 2018
GLOBAL - The global animal vaccines market is in its growth phase and is poised to cross the $8 billion mark by 2018. ...
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health...
20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global ADB, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions...
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Calls For Innovation For Family Farms on World Food Day
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
13 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive...
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
Crop Industry News from Global Farming Needs “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an...
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General...
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized...
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
18 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Bluetongue Update: New Outbreaks, New Science
GLOBAL - Scientists better understand how the Bluetongue virus survives winters, as farmers across southern Europe try to cope with this summer’s rapidly spreading outbreak....
15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Lamb Down, Mutton up to Middle East in August
MIDDLE EAST - Australian sheep meat exports to the Middle East were somewhat mixed during August, with lamb volumes dropping eight per cent on last year, to 4,927 tonnes, while mutton jumped...
Crop Industry News from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
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