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15 August 2019
Dairy NZ Wants GHG Emissions Decided Farm by Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Combating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally via the Emissions Trading Scheme, according to DairyNZ....
12 August 2019
Indonesia Threatens Tariff Hike on EU Dairy in Trade Spat
INDONESIA - Indonesia's trade minister on Friday threatened to impose higher tariffs on European Union dairy imports in response to the bloc's proposed move to hit biodiesel made from palm oil with anti-subsidy duties....
09 August 2019
Illegal Cattle Markets Sprouting in Sylhet Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
BANGLADESH - With Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, illegal cattle markets are being set up in various areas across Sylhet sadar upazila....
IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
Scottish Farming’s Success Story on Tackling Climate Change Lost in Global Report
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farming’s responsible approach to tackling climate change is being lost in the headlines generated by the latest report into Climate Change and Land Use from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
06 August 2019
EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
Dairy Sector to Boost Employment in J&K
INDIA - The Centre will develop the dairy and animal husbandry sector to create employment opportunities in Jammu & Kashmir....
05 August 2019
MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital
PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city....
Lack of Milk Powder Hits Dairy Factories
NEPAL - Dairy factories in the country are reducing their daily supply due to lack of milk powder in the market....
02 August 2019
Dairy Company Sentenced for Effluent Discharge
NEW ZEALAND - On 11 July 2019, Greg Cowley Limited was sentenced in the District Court on one charge of discharging dairy farm effluent onto land in circumstances where it might enter water. The charge was brought by the Otago Regional Council (ORC)....
IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
Over 7k Smallholder Farmers Empowered in Dairy Programme
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder farmers have been capacitated to venture into low cost commercial dairy farming using their ordinary cattle breeds and are now supplying milk to markets in their districts....
Minister Allays Dairy Farmers' Fears
INDIA - Agriculture and dairy must be kept out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, currently being negotiated by the Indian government with 15 other countries, Indian farmers’ unions said in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of...
31 July 2019
Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
29 July 2019
USDA Releases Details for Market Facilitation Programme; NFU Urges Long-Term Solutions for Oversupply and Low Prices
US - Two months after announcing its intentions to provide a new package to assist family farmers and ranchers coping with trade damages, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released finalised details about the timing and calculation of...
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
26 July 2019
Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty....
25 July 2019
Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
24 July 2019
IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
Focus Must Turn to Securing Best Possible Brexit Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, NFU Scotland has called on all parties to focus on the urgent matter in hand of securing the best possible outcome in the interests of Scottish agriculture in what will...
23 July 2019
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2019
CANADA - The Government of Canada yesterday released an initial list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions....
M. bovis Levy Added to Long List of Costs for Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - A levy on milk solids to pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response is another cost in a long list that farmers are having to endure, an industry leader says....
22 July 2019
Dairy Consumption Declining Among Iranians, Report Shows
IRAN - The low rate of dairy consumption in Iran has always been one of the main concerns of the health ministry during recent years. However, the rate has decreased more after cutting the government subsidy on milk, which has led to an increase in milk...
19 July 2019
NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
IFA Opposes Ag Minister's Exclusion of Dairy Farmers from €100m Fund
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday agreed with IFA President Joe Healy who stated that it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and said that this...
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