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Editorial: Highlights From G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting

Farm leaders from across the world gathered at the G20 Farm Ministers meeting this week in Paris.

At the meeting, 20 of the most powerful economies in the world have agreed an action plan to fight against the volatility of agricultural prices.

"The need for market transparency and consistency with science-based rule-making systems among our nations and the international community is stronger than ever," said US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.

"Today is a great day, we reached an historic agreement on an action plan to fight against the volatility of agricultural prices," said the French Minister of Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire.

"This is a tour de force for the international community," the French Minister of Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire added.

The European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) President, Patrick Vanden Avenne, has called on the European Commission to focus on measures allowing the increase of production and productivity for world agricultural production.

Farm groups from 66 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe adopted a joint declaration, stressing that trade policy must not be allowed to dictate domestic agricultural policies or ignore non-trade concerns - contrary to the commitments undertaken in the Uruguay Round.

Finally, MEPs have voted to keep the EU agriculture budget unchanged until 2020 so that farmers have incentives to provide secure food supplies, environmental protection, create new jobs and provide for a competitive EU farming sector.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Australia Dairy And Products Semi-Annual
Dairy production and exports are forecast to increase in 2011 as production conditions continue to improve. This represents a turnaround in the long-term decline experienced in the dairy industry since the drought began in 2002, reports the US Foreign Agricultural Service.
UK VLA Update: Fatty Liver Syndrome
Fatty liver syndrome is causing losses in dairy cattle, whilst further cases of bovine psoroptic mange have been reported, according to the Veterinary Laboratory Agency's monthly update.
Feed Outlook - June 2011
US corn production is still expected to be a record this year but the current forecast is for historically tight global coarse grain stocks, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris.
Grass To Energy And Back Again
Researchers at Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre have been looking at using waste from anaerobic digesters as a fertiliser.
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   Kazakhstan

 » FMD NEWS: Another FMD Outbreak in Kazakhstan

   United Kingdom

 » TB: Welsh Minister Urged To 'Do The Right Thing'
 » CIWF Calls For End To UK Live Exports
 » Feeds For Smallholders Now A Mouse-Click Away
 » G20: Agriculture Put At Top Of Agenda
 » Dairy Industry Backs Conference
 » Welsh Govt Delays Badger Cull
 » NFU Concerned About Changes To Organic Feed Rules
 » Working For A Milk Pricing Change
 » New Government Figures Reveal Rise In Bovine TB

   United States

 » Registration Opens For USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meeting
 » May Milk Production Up 1.5 Per Cent
 » USDA Stocks And Acreage Reports
 » CME: USDA Release Feedlot Survey Results
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Kentuckiana Exchange Tours Dairy Operations
 » CME: Daily Livestock Report
 » Insect Control Essential in Livestock Production

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   Sweden

 » Arla in Merger Talks with Milko

   Korea, South

 » Measures Announced For Improved Disease Control

   China

 » China Dairy Has Lowest Quality Standards
 » China To Import More US Soybeans

   General

 » Asia Is High-Growth Market For Feed Additives
 » Higher Commodity Prices Here To Stay
 » G20: FEFAC Focuses On Increasing Production
 » G20: Farm Groups Appeal To Ministers
 » Campaign To Stop Food From Cloned Animals
 » G20: Ministers Agree To Fight Volatility Of Ag Prices

   Mozambique

 » One New Outbreak of FMD in Mozambique

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   Ethiopia

 » Feed And Dairy Processing Expansion In Ethiopia

   Israel

 » Israel Reports Four More FMD Outbreaks

   New Zealand

 » First Year of Effluent Risk Assessment Completed
 » NZ Farmers Defend Responsible Use Of Antibiotics
 » South Island Dairy Event - Challenging The Future

   Serbia

 » Anthrax Outbreak In Serbia

   Ireland

 » Highlighting The Benefits Of Scale In Irish Dairy Sector

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   European Union

 » MEPs Vote To Maintain CAP Budget



That's all for this week!

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