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20 May 2019
MPs Urged to Protect Future of British Dairy
UK - Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, has urged MPs to urgently come together and agree to the shape of the UK's future relationship with the EU so that the dairy industry can adequately plan for the future....
Eastern Province Livestock Farmers Implored on Quality, Quantity of Milk
RWANDA - The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana, has told farmers in Eastern Province that dairy production in the country is still wanting both in quantity and quality....
Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
Reducing Disaster Risks in Agriculture a Win-win for Small-scale Farmers
GLOBAL - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released this week....
NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganisation of Research Agencies
US - Despite concerns about how it would affect the quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the...
16 May 2019
Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says
US - Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected...
13 May 2019
Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
10 May 2019
Maharashtra Dairy Industry Still Divided Over Packaging Alternatives
INDIA - While the state government is considering a complete ban on the use of plastic poly packs for packaging milk, key stakeholders from Maharashtra dairy industry still seem to be divided on what could be the best alternative to the plastic pouches....
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
07 May 2019
Cattle Soon to be Removed from Essential-goods List
MYANMAR - The government will soon remove cattle from the country’s list of essential goods, paving the way for the liberalisation of the trading and export of livestock, especially to China, where demand is strong....
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
01 May 2019
Chronic Oversupply, Depressed Prices Plague Dairy Industry
US - In response to sustained depressed milk prices, chronic oversupply, farm-level consolidation, and a wave of farm closures, the US House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture yesterday held a hearing on the state of the dairy economy....
30 April 2019
Russia Defies EEC Resolution on Belarusian Dairy Products
RUSSIA - Russia has refused to comply with the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission on admission of Belarusian dairy products to its market, the first deputy chief of staff at Russian government, Sergei Prikhodko, said on 28 April, "Prime" reports....
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
29 April 2019
FAO Vaccinates 120,000 Livestock in Borno
NIGERIA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has commenced the vaccination of over 120,000 livestock in Borno State....
Dairy Rules Put on Hold Pending Talks
KENYA - The dairy draft regulations will undergo a review after Kenya Dairy Board offered to open fresh talks with farmers....
25 April 2019
Bew Review Must Deliver for Scotland on Convergence
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has repeated its position that Scotland’s farm funding shortfall of almost £190 million must be addressed in the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding, being led by Lord Bew....
24 April 2019
Steps Required to Achieve Potential of Dairy Industry
BANGLADESH - Dairy industry has great potential in the country, and to realise it, steps like decreasing production cost, subsidy to farmers and raising awareness among people are needed, said speakers at a roundtable yesterday....
PM Visits Cattle Earmarks Manufacturing Factory
MONGOLIA - Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh yesterday got familiarized with activities of the first cattle earmarks manufacturing factory which locates in the 14th khoroo of Khan-Uul district....
23 April 2019
USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
18 April 2019
MPI Raises Restrictions on Farms to Stop Spread of M. Bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers will need to brace themselves for a surge in the number of properties that cannot move stock off their farms as officials grapple with controlling the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
Livestock Dept Asked to Help Treat Ailing Cattle
PAKISTAN - Farmers and cattle owners have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Livestock Department to help treat cows and buffaloes suffering from foot and mouth disease in Kheshgi Union Council, Nowshera district....
16 April 2019
Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
12 April 2019
Dairy Farmers Reject Govt Decision to Sell Milk at Old Rate
PAKISTAN - The Sindh government has rejected the new offer of the dairy farmers’ association to sell milk at Rs116 per litre....
11 April 2019
Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
10 April 2019
Dairy Farms can Hire Migrant Workers, Says MOL
TAIWAN - Dairy farms are to be allowed to hire up to 400 migrant workers in an effort to help solve the sector’s labor shortage, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Tuesday....
09 April 2019
IFA: More Reasons Why Co-ops Can and Must Hold March Milk Prices
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of yesterday's National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said the lobbying effort undertaken in recent days by IFA for March milk prices, which saw Committee members approach their local co-op board members with a...
 
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