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10 June 2020
More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
09 June 2020
How to replenishing depleted feed inventories
After a daunting 2019 forage harvest, dairy and beef producers face low forage inventories, but opportunities abound for filling in the gaps....
08 June 2020
USDA issues first CFAP payments to farmers
The USDA and Farm Service Agency have issued the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme payments to farmers, approving more than $545 million to producers who have applied for the programme. ...
28 May 2020
#FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
27 May 2020
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
26 May 2020
New webinar on controlled environment feed production
HydroGreen, a subsidiary of CubicFarm Systems will host a webinar on 27 May exploring how controlled environment feed production can enhance sustainable dairy farming. ...
19 May 2020
Alltech ONE Virtual Experience opens to global audience, offering insights for agriculture and beyond
Alltech's ONE conference attracts a record-breaking 21,500 registrants from 126 countries. ...
China imposes a tariff on Australian barley as trade tensions escalate
China announces an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty aimed at Australia....
05 May 2020
Tyson Foods warns that coronavirus will restrict US meat supply despite Trump order
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to idle US meat plants and restrict production, Tyson Foods Inc says, signalling additional disruptions to the US food supply after President Trump ordered plants to stay open....
16 April 2020
Argentina’s grain sector braces for its first coronavirus case
Argentina is waiting for the first COVID-19 case to be confirmed among the thousands of port labourers and grains handlers who work in the country’s key agricultural export sector....
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....
03 April 2020
US agriculture, wildlife and conservation groups advocate for conservation funding support
On 2 April, 76 farm, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programmes and technical assistance for 2021....
27 March 2020
Argentina mulls port closures, signalling potential pressure on grain used in cattle feed
Argentine grains port workers have requested that exports be suspended during the pandemic....
14 March 2020
Farming Co-Op launches £400k funding bid
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has today announced the launch of a major funding round to raise £400k through the ethical investment platform Ethex....
03 March 2020
End of drought to help crop farmers, but slash beef exports
AUSTRALIA - Almost a third of Australia's broadacre farmers will endure negative incomes this year as the lingering impact of the drought drags on production, but a return of normal weather should deliver a much-needed boost for winter crops....
Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
23 February 2020
Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
19 February 2020
UK enacts new visa policy, NFU reacts
UK Government announces changes to the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme, recruiting 10,000 seasonal workers to boost the agriculture sector during the busies months. ...
18 February 2020
China grants tariff exemptions on nearly 700 US goods
In an effort to support purchases of US goods, the Chinese government will grant exemptions on 696 retaliatory tariffs, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered yet. ...
16 January 2020
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
06 December 2019
Global Food Prices Jump in November
GLOBAL - World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils....
14 October 2019
Shine Fades on US-China Trade Agreement
The shine fades on US-China trade agreement as grain trading turns mixed, writes Jim Wyckoff, market analyst. ...
27 September 2019
2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
25 September 2019
2019 US Crop Production: 17.4 Million “Lost Acres” Identified
Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states....
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for Foot-and-mouth Disease Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine to protect livestock against several serotypes of foot-and-mouth...
06 June 2019
Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
03 June 2019
Research Brief: Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production
GLOBAL - The world's top 10 crops - barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat - supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. ...
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...
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