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22 September 2017
Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade alliances it will give up when it leaves the...
21 September 2017
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger...
20 September 2017
DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
New Dairy Farms to be Among Biggest in Central Europe
SLOVAKIA - An agricultural cooperative in Bzovík (Banská Bystrica Region) will invest €6 million in constructing one of the biggest dairy farms in central Europe....
Dairy Processors Stretched by Milk Production Gains
US - Every year, US dairy farmers produce 3 billion more pounds of milk than the year before. ...
19 September 2017
New UN Report Says World Hunger on the Rise Again
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition...
Dairy Industry Urged to Make Most of Brexit Opportunities
UK - There are huge opportunities for UK dairy after leaving the EU but the industry must shape up in order to exploit them effectively....
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
18 September 2017
IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
Dairy Farms Using Same Amount of Water as 60M People, Experts Say
NEW ZEALAND - Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people....
Cattle Not Subjected to Quarantine Pose Health Risks, Say Experts
BANGLADESH - Cattle are being brought in over the borders without being put in quarantine, posing a health risk to humans and livestock for diseases that might arrive and spread undetected....
Canadian Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans
CANADA & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 September 2017
Subsidy for Manure Monofermentation at Dairy Farms
NETHERLANDS - It has been made known that Henk Kamp, the Minister of Economic Affairs, has granted €130 million SDE+ subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms. ...
14 September 2017
DFA, Third Sun Solar Unveil New Partnership
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Third Sun Solar, an Ohio-based full-service clean energy company serving homeowners, businesses, institutions and government entities across the Midwest, have teamed up...
13 September 2017
FeverTags Expands Team to Maximize Use of Novel Temperature Verification Technology
GLOBAL - FeverTags® LLC welcomes Jeff Baxter to its growing team of bovine professionals. Baxter joins the company as Global Sales and Marketing Manager....
Dairy Farmers Milk Power of Data to Improve Feed, Farm Management Practices
GLOBAL - Cargill is transforming the way its customers manage their farms through Dairy Enteligen™, a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations....
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September....
12 September 2017
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
11 September 2017
Construction Work Starts for Sustainable FrieslandCampina Distribution Centre
NETHERLANDS - On Wednesday (6 September), the construction work for the new distribution centre for dairy company FrieslandCampina in Meppel officially started by driving the first pile. ...
Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex Professor Dave Goulson has said....
08 September 2017
Cattlemen Launch Monthlong Media Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association this week kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers....
04 September 2017
IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan on Sterling Exchange Rate Crisis
IRELAND - Speaking at the farmers’ information meeting in Mullingar on Friday evening, IFA President Joe Healy said the cattle price cuts of over €100 per head in the last month were inflicting severe financial damage on the low income livestock sector...
31 August 2017
Dairy is Fit for the Future - But Only if We Seize the Moment Globally
GLOBAL - The dairy industry plays a key role in feeding the world and must respond dynamically and forcefully on a global level to those who challenge its nutritional and environmental integrity, according to Dr Judith Bryans, President of the International...
30 August 2017
Cabinet Approves MoU Between India, Brazil for Cooperation in Cattle Production
INDIA - The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The MoU...
28 August 2017
IFA Urges Govt to Provide Support to Cope with Sterling Fluctuation
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny Saturday, IFA President Joe Healy called on the Government to support farmers through the difficulties caused by Sterling fluctuation as a result of Brexit uncertainty....
25 August 2017
IFA: Brexit Solutions Needed to Maintain Essential Cross-border Agri Trade
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show this week, IFA President Joe Healy said real solutions and compromise will be required in the Brexit negotiations to safeguard the vitally important cross-border agriculture trade on the island of Ireland....
Dairy UK Supports UK Govt 'Goods on the Market' Position Paper
UK - Earlier this week, the UK Government published a position paper entitled "Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK."...
USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, is cosponsoring the upcoming 2017...
 
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