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13 December 2018
NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill
US - Senate and House lawmakers approved the 2018 Farm Bill, including important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. US President Trump is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days....
Farm Bureau Board Endorses USMCA Agreement
US - The board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation yesterday recommended swift passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement....
Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
US - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday....
12 December 2018
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...
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....
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
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....
10 December 2018
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. ...
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....
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...
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....
China Paves Way in Agricultural Technology
CHINA - New initiatives, farming advances and educational programs are helping to feed the developing world....
07 December 2018
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...
06 December 2018
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....
05 December 2018
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. ...
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....
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....
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...
03 December 2018
South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
27 November 2018
Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
26 November 2018
Dairy Farmers Urged to Speak Up for Fair Contract Terms
UK - On Friday (23 November), the four UK farming unions urged all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms...
Food Diversity Expresses Cultural Heritage; Key for Healthy Diets
GLOBAL - Tackling hunger and malnutrition requires investing in local agricultural production to bring greater diversity to people's diets, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said over the weekend....
23 November 2018
Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
21 November 2018
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
19 November 2018
IFA Dairy Chairman Disappointed by Aurivo October Milk Price Cut
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by the board of Aurivo to cut their October milk price by just over 1c/l is at odds with the other main milk purchasers’ call and will disappoint their suppliers in one of the most difficult...
FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
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