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29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for June Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk for June 2019 will remain unchanged, meaning Arla’s farmer-owners will continue to receive 30.23 pence for a UK manufacturing litre for conventional milk and 41.98 pence per...
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...
27 May 2019
View news from India Mother Dairy Raises Milk Rate by Up to Rs 3/litre
INDIA - Four days after market leader Amul announced a two-rupee increase in the price of milk, Mother Dairy said it has raised prices by up to Rs 3 per litre from Sunday. ...
24 May 2019
View news from United States USDA Announces Details of Trade Assistance Package; NFU Urges Adoption of Supply Management Policies
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released initial details for a trade assistance package to support family farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. ...
23 May 2019
View news from United States Farm, Food & Rural Groups Support Ag Merger Moratorium Bills
US - Yesterday, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organisations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester...
View news from Philippines Cattle, Swine Supply Enough for Market
PHILIPPINES - The country’s production of hogs and cattle rose significantly in the first quarter of the year, indicating sufficient supply for the domestic market....
22 May 2019
View news from United Arab Emirates Dubai Denies Claims of Cattle Being Injected with Milk-inducing Hormones
UAE - Dubai Municipality has denied claims that cattle are injected with milk-inducing growth hormones in order to produce more products for dairy brands Al Marai, Nadec, and Al Safi, which it said are imported from Saudi Arabia....
21 May 2019
View news from United States 150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
20 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Current Milk Season Looks Good, but Not Record Breaking
NEW ZEALAND - With just over a fortnight to go, the country's current milk season looks to have been a good - but not stellar - year for processors as dry weather at the tail end crimped production....
View news from United Kingdom 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....
View news from Rwanda 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....
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from Namibia Uphill Task for Livestock Farmers
NAMIBIA - Farmers will have to pay more to sustain their livestock until the next rainy season, the Namibia Agricultural Union said....
View news from Saudi Arabia Saudi Dairy Giant Plans $1.9bn Investments in Growth, Innovation
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi-based Almarai, the Middle East's biggest dairy producer, has approved a new five-year business plan with plans to invest SR7.1 billion ($1.89 billion)....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Increased Mental Health Support for Farmers
UK - Mental health support for rural areas will become ever more important as the farming industry comes up against some of its greatest challenges, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has said....
View news from Global 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....
View news from United States 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
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices Take a Tumble
US - Feeder cattle prices have tumbled in the last four weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India French Dairy Giant Lactalis Looking to Acquire in North India
INDIA - France's Lactalis plans acquisitions in northern India after bagging the dairy products business of Prabhat Dairy for Rs 1,700 crore and two other companies....
View news from United States 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...
View news from Finland Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
15 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weather Plays Major Role in Dressed Cattle Weights
US - Cattle dressed weights rose above a year ago for the week ending 20 April after 22 weeks straight of weights coming in below 2018’s, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India World’s First Complete Parent-wise Genome Assembly of Buffalo
INDIA - Dairy organisation, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) announced developing a new genome assembly named "NDDB_ABRO_Murrah" of riverine buffaloes....
View news from Germany Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity
GERMANY - In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas...
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be More Positive on Milk Prices
IRELAND - Commenting on Lakeland's and Glanbia's decision to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive...
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. ...
14 May 2019
View news from Kenya Rising Meat Appetite Pushes Livestock Turnover to Sh146bn
KENYA - Kenyans’ growing appetite for meat and dairy products saw the livestock sector turnover hit Sh146 billion in 2018 from Sh135.6 billion, supported by private and county government value chains....
View news from Viet Nam Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
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