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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...
29 March 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat, Milk
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Urged to Report Any Suspicion of Sheep Scab
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep farmers are being urged to remain vigilant against sheep scab and report any suspicion of the disease....
24 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Call for Supermarkets to Back Home-Grown Lamb This Easter
UK - The NFU is calling on retailers to help sheep farmers deliver new season Red Tractor assured British lamb to consumers....
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....
Crop Industry News from Global Creativity in Agriculture Needed to Meet Hunger Goals
GLOBAL - The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda, FAO Director-General...
23 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Potential for UK Lamb to Meet Increased Polish Demand
UK - Poland has the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
22 March 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field...
Crop Industry News from Global Livestock Industry Can Deliver Food Whilst Reducing Emissions
GLOBAL - Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the...
21 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK's National Sheep Association Appoints Northern Manager
UK - At their AGM held in Hexham earlier this month, the Northern Region Committee of the National Sheep Association (NSA) announced the appointment of a well-known face in the industry as their...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted EU Payments for Sheep Explored
EU - At a high level meeting with senior Rural Development officials from DG Agri in Brussels last week, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the...
18 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sussex Police Narrow Down Timeframe of 116 Sheep Deaths
UK - Police investigating the deaths of 116 sheep at West Dean, near Chichester, have narrowed down the time of the incident to a few hours on Monday, March 7....
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Return on Investment for EIDs in Australian Sheep
AUSTRALIA - Implementing electronic identification (eID) and individual measurement has delivered both immediate and ongoing financial returns for Geurie, NSW, sheep producer, Eric Harvey....
17 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Appeal to Dog Owners to Prevent Deadly Sheep Attacks
IRELAND - Following a horrific dog attack on sheep in County Carlow, IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has warned dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times as marauding...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
16 March 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand EU Ag Council Activates New Measures to Tackle Price Crisis
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Appetite Grows for Meat Quality Masterclass
UK - Meat industry professionals have been helping to improve their technical knowledge through an education programme delivered by AHDB Beef & Lamb. ...
15 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Urged to Back Welsh Lamb Through Season
WALES, UK - As the lambing season gets under way throughout the county of Brecon and Radnor, NFU Cymru members are calling for retailers to back Welsh farmers by ensuring clearly labelled PGI...
14 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia RamSelect Breeding App Wins Award
AUSTRALIA - The popular RamSelect app, which assists sheep breeders to select superior genetics specifically matched to their flock needs, has been awarded a prestigious CRCA Excellence in Innovation...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Top Quality Tups Sought for Genetic Improvement Project
UK - Nominations are being sought for rams to take part in the second year of the ground-breaking RamCompare project, AHDB Beef & Lamb has said....
11 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thriving Sheep Sector "Important for Environment"
WALES, UK - “We cannot over-emphasise the importance of a thriving sheep sector,” said NFU Cymru Deputy President, John Davies to those present at a recent NFU Cymru Livestock board meeting....
Crop Industry News from European Union Farmer Organisations Push for Action on Crisis Ahead of EU Meeting
EU - Presidents of the UK farming unions will meet UK ministers in Brussels to discuss ways to respond to the deepening European agricultural crisis ahead of a high-profile meeting of Europe’s...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Price Cuts Emphasise Difficulties in Red Meat Sector
UK - The challenges facing the UK food retail sector are illustrated by the announcement that the Co-operative’s food division is to cut the cost of over 200 of its own-brand, British-sourced...
10 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom West Sussex Suffers UK's Worst Sheep-Worrying Incident in Living Memory
UK - More than one hundred sheep have died in the UK's worst sheep-worrying incident in living memory near Chichester in West Sussex....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...
09 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Technology Could Take Agriculture Halfway to Climate Targets
EU - Unless greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption are reduced substantially, EU climate targets will not be met, according to a new study from Swedish researchers. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Steady in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month....
08 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Sheep Keepers Reminded of Movement Rules
WALES, UK - Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep whilst animals are in transit, at a recent NFU Cymru meeting for Monmouthshire and Glamorgan members....
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