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04 September 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
02 September 2014
No Colombian Milk Shortage, Says Livestock Group
COLOMBIA – A farm body has played down milk shortage concerns, adding that milk production has fallen slightly amid drought conditions....
27 August 2014
Dairy Still Squeezing Sheep Sector
NEW ZEALAND – Sheep numbers are still declining in New Zealand, while beef cattle numbers have lifted as dairy and related activities grow. ...
25 August 2014
Summer Mastitis Risk Highlighted
AUSTRIA – Increased pressure from mastitis through summer months can be tackled with cow cooling equipment, Austrian dairy farmers are being advised....
19 August 2014
North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
29 July 2014
EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
18 July 2014
Worries Mount Over Fonterra Price Revision
NEW ZEALAND - Alarm bells are ringing in New Zealand over the prospects of farmers losing Fonterra’s NZ$7.00 forecast pay-out....
17 July 2014
Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
01 July 2014
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for food....
23 June 2014
Falling Agricultural Output Forecast for Australia
AUSTRALIA - A decline of between four and five per cent in agricultural output is forecast in the latest outlook from ABARES, with reductions expected in both the crop and livestock sectors. El Nino and Australia's free trade agreement with South Korea...
19 June 2014
Share-milking in New Zealand: A Changing Industry: Part Two
NEW ZEALAND - An English farming couple opted to move to New Zealand to seize their chance at farming in a country full of opportunity. ...
Invasive Weed Causing Hay Headache
US – Mild spring weather in parts of the US has led to a proliferation of crossleaf groundsel, Ohio farmers are being warned....
FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring food security and price stability in the context of challenges...
18 June 2014
Flood Funding Needs to Recognise Value of Agriculture
UK - The National Farmers Union is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across England and Wales....
12 June 2014
Maharashtra Records Agri Growth
INDIA - The Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2013-14, which was tabled in the legislature recently, said that the state recorded four per cent growth in its agriculture sector....
Be Wary of Lungworm On Pastures
UK – Cattle farmers are being advised to be watchful of lungworm this summer....
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
29 May 2014
Do We Have An Obligation to Only Milk in Temperate Climates?
ANALYSIS - Temperate climates are a prerequisite for milk production and part of our social responsibility in guiding dairying in the future, according to a global company’s development director....
28 May 2014
Philippines Agriculture, Fisheries Growth Despite Typhoon Yolanda
PHILIPPINES - Despite the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) during the latter part in 2013, Philippine agriculture still managed to grow by 0.67 percent in its output for the first quarter of this year, the Bureau...
23 May 2014
Liver Fluke Affects Nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle
uk - Liver fluke in cattle is on the rise according to the latest official data released by the Food Standards Agency....
21 May 2014
El Nino Presents a Mixed Bag For World Agriculture
ANALYSIS – While the prospect of an El Nino generally means moisture for the US Corn Belt, it could spell disaster for Australians in much need of rainfall....
20 May 2014
Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers who provide excellent care for seven million cattle,...
12 May 2014
Water Supply Challenge: Don’t Blame Dairy Farmers
US – A dairy sector group is fighting the corner for farmers on water, saying industry requirements are ‘insignificant’....
08 May 2014
Production Drop Means Higher Milk Prices For Brazilians
BRAZIL – Milk prices paid to Brazilian farmers in April leapt higher after a widespread fall in production, University of Sao Paulo data shows....
Milder Winters Cause Grassland Headache
GLOBAL – Mild winters will require extra vigilance if extensive grassland damage at the hand of pasture pests is to be avoided, farmers are being warned....
07 May 2014
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather events, which then directly impact agricultural risk, farmers'...
29 April 2014
Farmers to Receive Discount Cattle Feed As Drought Measure
COLOMBIA – An emergency initiative is offering farmers cattle feed at almost third below market value to ranchers in Colombia's drought hit regions....
24 April 2014
North Islanders Crying Out For More Rain
NEW ZEALAND - Rainfall over southern regions is now causing flooding but many north island farmers have remained in drought. ...
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