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19 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Mark Foot and Mouth Anniversary by Challenging Budget Cuts
UK - On the 15th anniversary of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has emphasised the vital role of vets and veterinary surveillance in protecting...
Crop Industry News from Global Delacon Joins New Partnership to Meet Challenges in Animal Nutrition
US - Delacon announces that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses, including the new business unit, PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for...
18 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unique Orkney Sheep Producers Apply for PGI Status
SCOTLAND, UK - Applications to grant European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status to North Ronaldsay Wool and North Ronaldsay Mutton were launched last week in Kirkwall....
Crop Industry News from Global Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General...
17 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry to Work More Closely Together to Promote Beef, Lamb
UK - The supply chain must continue to find ways to work together more closely to stimulate demand for beef and lamb, an industry round table meeting agreed last week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotch Lamb Innovation Award Finalists Announced
UK - The innovation and skills of Scottish butchers shines through among the finalists of a new Scotch Lamb PGI initiative announced by Quality Meat Scotland last week....
16 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cumbrian Floods Caused Hundreds of Sheep Deaths, Survey Shows
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
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...
15 February 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU, Colombia to Increase Trade in Organic Products
EU & COLOMBIA - The Government of Colombia and the European Commission announced today the start of negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between the European...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Producers Need to Ensure Lambs are Sold at Target Spec
ANALYSIS - UK sheep meat prices over the last year have been below previous years and well below the five year average....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Warned of Bluetongue Risk as French Outbreaks Continue
UK - Farmers in the UK are being urged to monitor their stock carefully following the ongoing presence of Bluetongue Disease in France....
12 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
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....
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
10 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy, Report Warns
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Crop Industry News from Global Push for Jobs for Young People in World Agriculture
GLOBAL - Promoting decent employment opportunities for young people in agriculture and the rural economy was a key focus of the launch in New York of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for...
09 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Mild Winter Increases Fluke Risk in UK Sheep, Cattle
UK - There is a high risk chronic liver fluke burdens in livestock in western regions of the UK and especially in Scotland, according to the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast, sponsored by Merial...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Crop Sowing Figures Good News for Animal Producers
EU - New Copa and Cogeca figures show good EU cereals plantings this year due to favourable weather conditions, but grain prices remain low whilst the EU rapeseed harvest is expected to be down,...
08 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter –...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Joint Plea for Dog Owners to Act Responsibly Around Sheep
UK - With the traditional lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and RSPCA have teamed up to urge dog owners to take extra...
05 February 2016
Crop Industry News from Bolivia More Support for Llama, Alpaca Farming in Bolivia
BOLIVIA - An agreement signed recently between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Bolivia will help 30,000 poor rural families in the Bolivian High...
Crop Industry News from Global Responsible Antibiotic Use: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics,...
04 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Workshops to Highlight EID Opportunities for Sheep Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A series of free workshops highlighting how sheep farmers can benefit from the use of Electronic Identification (EID) in their flocks will be hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farm Profits Heavily Reliant on EU Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
03 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Starts New Initiative to Tackle Volatility in Agricultural Market
UK - The AHDB has embarked on an ambitious new initiative to tackle volatility in agricultural commodities markets....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Economic Cost of NZ Pasture Weeds Larger Than Thought
NEW ZEALAND - New research shows the true cost of California thistle to be close to $700 million in lost pastoral farm revenue each year and also suggests that previous estimates of the cost...
02 February 2016
Crop Industry News from Syria Calls for More Funding to Keep Syria's Farmers in Production
SYRIA - With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, so the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion...
01 February 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Top Farm Animal Welfare Report
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
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