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31 August 2020
Death of migrant farm worker sparks debate about working conditions in Western Europe
Grieving relatives buried the body of Nicaraguan agricultural labourer who died of heat stroke in Spain earlier in August....
28 August 2020
Hurricane Laura largely spares the US agriculture sector
Hurricane Laura largely missed the US grains sector after making landfall, but some animals may be at risk....
24 August 2020
Pro Farmer warns that US corn harvest hit hard after storm
Advisory service Pro Farmer says that chances of a record US corn crop have been dashed after severe derecho storm....
10 July 2020
Tips on handling cattle in hot weather
As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather....
01 July 2020
Researchers measure EU farmer confidence in the early stages of COVID-19
The EU Farmers Confidence Barometer survey was carried out over the first semester of 2020 across ten EU Member States and showed a slight lift in farmers’ moods compared to that of autumn 2019. ...
29 June 2020
Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
19 June 2020
Take a proactive approach to beef and dairy heat stress
Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions each year. Proactive measures implemented before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants....
14 April 2020
Brazil and Argentina’s agricultural heartland suffer prolonged drought
Parts of South America’s farm belt are being hammered by a drought that threatens to curb harvest yields....
02 April 2020
As 35,000 badgers are culled, RSPCA urges Government to accelerate new bTB plans
As highest ever number of badgers killed in latest cull, RSPCA urges Government to end culls now and speed up introduction of new herd management plans....
26 February 2020
Zimbabwean cattle farmers face tough choices
Cattle have long been a symbol of wealth in Zimbabwe. But these days, in the chaos of the struggling economy and the increasing impact of climate change, cattle farmers face a difficult choice: sell off their herd or butcher them to sell the meat....
09 January 2020
Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
07 January 2020
Supply Shortages Loom as Aussie Dairy Industry Ravaged by Bushfires
AUSTRALIA - Authorities have warned that supplies of Australian dairy products could be significantly affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster, which has already wiped out vast numbers of livestock, Xinhua news agency reported....
03 December 2019
Cattle Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Boreholes
RWANDA - Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy....
13 November 2019
Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
01 October 2019
Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
18 September 2019
Lithuanian Farmers Sell Off Cows to Poland, Saying Dairy Farming Unsustainable
LITHUANIA - Low milk prices are pushing small and medium-sized farms to sell off their cows, mostly to Poland. Over the last year, one in eight milk farmers have closed the business. Some also struggle to source enough feed for the animals after a prolonged...
09 September 2019
Weather Delays, Brexit Uncertainty Continue to Disrupt Scotland’s Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - For many Scottish growers, a week of continuous rain has brought harvest to a halt and the volume of rain makes accessing fields with heavy harvesting equipment challenging....
29 August 2019
Positives of Climate Change? Research Shows Ag, Economic Possibilities
US - Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach....
22 July 2019
Fodder Crisis Hits Cattle Rearing in Flood-affected District
BANGLADESH - Cattle rearing in flood-affected areas of Lalmonirhat is severely affected for lack of green fodder due to rising floodwaters in Teesta and Dharla rivers for the last one week....
18 July 2019
Rising CO2, Climate Change Projected to Reduce Availability of Nutrients
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available. ...
02 July 2019
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
19 June 2019
Costs, Weather Hit Dairy Farmer Confidence and Profits
AUSTRALIA - Costs are crippling the nation's dairy farmers with only a third positive about the future of the industry....
13 June 2019
New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
05 June 2019
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
03 June 2019
Israeli Dairy School Presents Management Seminar, Tour for US Producers
Haifa, Israel — The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from January 5-11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the Seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction...
21 May 2019
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. ...
17 May 2019
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....
14 May 2019
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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