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12 December 2018
View news from United States NFU Urges Congress to Approve 2018 Farm Bill Before End of 2018
US - The Farm Bill conference committee conferees yesterday released the text of a compromise Farm Bill, largely the effort of House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership resolving differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm...
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....
View news from United States Farm Bureau Applauds EPA's New Clean Water Rule Proposal
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. ...
11 December 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Meat Products Lead Manufacturing Fall
NEW ZEALAND - A fall in dairy and meat products pushed overall manufacturing sales down for the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ has reported....
View news from Bangladesh WB Approves $500 Loan for Dairy, Livestock
BANGLADESH - The World Bank (WB) on Saturday approved a $500 million loan to help improve livestock and dairy production to meet the growing demand for egg, meat and milk and raise nutritional intakes of the Bangladeshis....
View news from Indonesia First sustainable Dairy Village of Indonesia Initiated by Frisian Flag Indonesia
INDONESIA - The first Dairy Village of Indonesia was opened today as part of the Dairy Development Programme of Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI) - a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK, PTF Launch New Codes of Practice to Safeguard Cheese, Cream Standards
UK - Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) have launched two new industry Codes of Practice on compositional standards for cheeses and creams....
10 December 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Show Pessimism While Horticulturalists Cheer Up
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers are becoming increasingly pessimistic about economic conditions in the year ahead with government policy concerns, falling commodity prices and rising costs being key reasons, according to Rabobank’s latest survey....
View news from Canada Govt of Canada Announces Phase II of Dairy Farm Investment Programme
CANADA - Canada’s dairy sector is vital to the economy, adding over $20 billion in 2017 and directly creating over 40,000 jobs and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs indirectly, particularly in rural Canadian communities. ...
View news from Rwanda Lack of Strong Value Addition, Infrastructure Hurting Dairy Farmers
RWANDA - Dairy farmers are not sure whether their milk produce will be bought or not because of lack of enough processing facilities and infrastructure....
View news from Ireland Case for Commitment on Winter/Spring Milk Price Getting Stronger, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - On Friday (7 December), IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the...
View news from Global Innovation, Joint Action Needed to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems
GLOBAL - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Friday (7 December) in remarks to member states....
View news from United States New Cargill Protein HQ Opens Door to Future
US - With a new headquarters of its North American protein operations, Cargill is focused on inspiring the future of protein. ...
View news from China China Paves Way in Agricultural Technology
CHINA - New initiatives, farming advances and educational programs are helping to feed the developing world....
07 December 2018
View news from Ireland Ag Figures Show Increase in Feed Costs Paid by Farmers
IRELAND - The Central Statistics Office's (CSO) agricultural income figures have revealed a €450-million increase in feed costs paid by farmers....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
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. ...
View news from Global Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November
GLOBAL - Globally traded food commodity prices declined in November, led by marked drops for palm oil and other vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations said today....
View news from Pakistan Pakistan Seeks Belarusian Technology for Dairy Sector
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has sought Belarusian technologies to improve milk processing and dairy production as a next step to the bilateral agreements signed three-year back to initiate agriculture technology projects....
View news from United Kingdom Pensioners Join Dairy Industry to Celebrate Nutritional Benefits of Cheese
UK - The Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK today kicked off festive celebrations with the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses, with Dairy UK announcing innovative plans to champion the taste and nutrition of cheese....
View news from Global Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices in W48/2018 Modestly Higher
US - Cash fed cattle prices last week were modestly higher compared to the previous week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
View news from Global Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
View news from Kenya Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
View news from Australia New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
View news from United States FrieslandCampina Acquires US-based Cheese Importer
US - The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy company, yesterday announced the acquisition of US-based importer and distributor Jana Foods. ...
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