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02 September 2019
View news from Global The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for Foot-and-mouth Disease Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine to protect livestock against several serotypes of foot-and-mouth...
20 August 2019
View news from Australia Experts Call for End to Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The country's experts are calling for cutting down the amounts of antibiotics being given to animals in an attempt to help address antibiotic resistance in humans....
04 July 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Steady in June
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food...
01 July 2019
View news from Global Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
21 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
19 June 2019
View news from United States 'Its Time to Reform US Dairy Industry,' Says NFU
US - June is National Dairy Month, making it a good time to highlight the important role family dairies play in the global food system, while also reflecting on the economic difficulties that America’s dairy farmers are currently facing....
06 June 2019
View news from Global Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
15 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
13 May 2019
View news from United States 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. ...
09 May 2019
View news from Global World Food Prices Rise in April
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in April to their highest level in almost a year, led up by meat and dairy prices....
03 May 2019
View news from Global Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
02 May 2019
View news from Global 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....
30 April 2019
View news from Global 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....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
08 April 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
01 April 2019
View news from Mozambique FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
11 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
08 March 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
27 February 2019
View news from European Union Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
19 February 2019
View news from Austria Supporting Australia's flood-affected producers
AUSTRALIA - While the focus during the catastrophic flooding in north-west Queensland is naturally on the current emergency situation, MLA has started to consider the longer-term impacts on businesses, families and cattle supply....
21 January 2019
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
18 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
15 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
10 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
17 December 2018
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
12 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
07 December 2018
View news from Global Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
 
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