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01 February 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
29 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor
GLOBAL - The inhabitants of the world’s remotest inhabited island have called on the NFU to find them a farmer to come and improve agriculture....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator....
28 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Mounting Evidence Suggests Early Farming Prevented Global Cooling
GLOBAL - A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
27 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Trapped on Snowdonia Ledge Rescued in Blizzard
WALES, UK - A sheep trapped on a ledge on the side of Tryfan Mountain in the Ogwen Valley of Snowdonia has been rescued by the RSPCA....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Smooth Start to New Sheep Movement Monitoring in Wales
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the new electronic sheep movement reporting system for Wales, EIDCymru, which went live on Monday 18 January....
26 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Investigate Cumbria Dog Attack on Sheep
UK - Police are investigating an incident of sheep worrying which has occurred on the sand dunes between Seascale and Drigg, in Cumbria....
Crop Industry News from Australia New Research to Inform Australians on Lamb Cuts from Heavier Carcases
AUSTRALIA - Australia Day lamb connoisseurs will this week be treated to an array of never before seen cuts as innovative chefs and retailers design new recipes to showcase the flavours of our...
25 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Market Analysis Shows Importance of Stimulating Lamb Demand
UK - Farmgate prices for hoggs have started 2016 on a positive note for producers by increasing slowly in recent weeks, although they are still well behind prices of a year ago, according to...
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...
22 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Ethiopia Ethiopia Faces El Niño Emergency as Livestock, Crops Lost
ETHIOPIA - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into...
Crop Industry News from European Union More Simplifying Measures for EU Farm Payments
EU - A new suite of measures to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were welcomed this week by farming organisation Copa-Cogeca....
21 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Mohair Conference to Improve NZ Goat Businesses
NEW ZEALAND - Some of the world’s leading experts in Angora goats and mohair are arriving in New Zealand to share their knowledge and expertise with the country’s Angora goat farmers....
Crop Industry News from Global Latest Bluetongue Reports: More French Cases, Brazil Finds Zoo Outbreak
GLOBAL - In the last few weeks, various countries around the world have reported bluetongue outbreaks....
20 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Videos Highlight Dangers of Dirty Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Producers are being reminded about the importance of ensuring livestock are clean when they are presented for slaughter in two videos produced by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
19 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Research Foundation in Good Shape for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - Animal research foundation Moredun Foundation is in a strong position with assets of £21m for the financial year 2014/2015, up £0.5m on the previous year, scientific director...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commits Millions to Combat Animal Diseases in 2016
EU - The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen...
18 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Aim for €20 per Ewe in Direct Support for Sheep Sector
IRELAND - At an Irish Farmers Association (IFA) briefing session with politicians in Dublin, IFA National Sheep Committee John Lynskey said IFA is seeking a targeted payment of €20 per ewe...
15 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Sheep, Goat Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ag Exports at Record Levels in 2015
BRAZIL - The amount of soybeans, corn, fresh chicken, coffee and pulp sold abroad in 2015 registered a record for Brazil's agribusiness trade....
Crop Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Bans Russian Meat Imports in Retaliation
UKRAINE - The Ukrainian government has decided to ban imports of food products, including meat, from Russia. The move is a response to the embargo placed by Moscow on Ukrainian food imports,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exports Vital for Sheep Meat Sector
UK - A two-pronged approach to developing global market opportunities will remain crucial for the sheep meat sector in 2016 and beyond, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Food Prices Fell in 2015 as Global Economy Dwindled
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015, averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, as the dwindling global economy also triggered...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows...
12 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
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