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21 April 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock, meat markets in turmoil during W16/2020 due to COVID-19 among workforce
US - Livestock and meat markets were in turmoil last week as major cattle and hog processing plants were either idled or reduced shifts due to cases of COVID-19 in their workforce, according...
11 April 2020
Crop Industry News from United States American Sheep Industry Association Responds to COVID-19
US - Since the advent of this global pandemic, livestock markets have crashed, foodservice slowed to less than a trickle – which led to the sheep industry’s second largest packer declaring...
10 April 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Wool Loan Deficiency Payment Now Available in US
US - As the wool market struggles during the current worldwide pandemic, now might be a good time for wool producers to look into the US Farm Service Agency’s Wool Loan Deficiency Payment Program. ...
13 January 2020
Crop Industry News from United States January 2020 Sheep and Lambs Inventory Down 1 Percent
All sheep and lambs inventory in the United States on January 1, 2020 totaled 5.20 million head, down 1 percent from 2019. ...
19 April 2018
Crop Industry News from United States Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
05 April 2018
Crop Industry News from United States NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war
WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent...
26 April 2017
Crop Industry News from United States Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
01 December 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged...
25 November 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Trade, Labour Big Issues for Ag in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a...
16 November 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Exports Edge Higher in Mexico
US - September was another solid month for US red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat...
17 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Donations Work to Reduce Poverty, Improve Diets
US - Two papers co-written by a pair of University of Illinois experts in agricultural policy and international development point to the wealth of positive effects that direct livestock-transfer...
13 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New Vaccines Could Help Prevent Sheep Infections
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and potentially sheep....
07 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Farmers Expect Good Long-Term Business Prospects
US - Farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
26 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow...
14 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address...
07 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Sector Review Publishes Action Plan to Revitalise Scottish Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s sheep sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group....
30 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry....
15 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Exports Slump
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year, according to statistics released by USDA and...
04 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
02 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making...
25 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago
US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
06 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Comments Sought on US Proposal to Allow Bone-In Lamb from Uruguay
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to allow for the importation of bone-in lamb meat from Uruguay....
05 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
17 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
14 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Watch Out for Parasites and Pests in Wet Weather
US - Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock....
07 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Irish Farmers Meet Government to Discuss New Sheep Support Scheme
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has met with the Department of Agriculture on the plans for the new sheep support scheme. ...
26 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Taiwan Markets Reopen to US Lamb
US - For the first time since 2003, US lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan....
13 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing...
 
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