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04 December 2019
Massive Chance for Local Dairy ­Farmers to Increase Production
JAMAICA - The local dairy industry is being prepped to ride the crest of a growing demand for fresh milk by developing countries, with a projected 22 per cent increase in global milk ­production by 2027. ...
IFA President Makes Price Increase Priority at Beef Task Force
IRELAND - The IFA President Joe Healy said IFA made an immediate and significant cattle price increase the priority issue at the Beef Task Force meeting in Dublin yesterday....
Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
03 December 2019
Govt Looks to Revive Dairy Sector
JAMAICA - The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle....
New EU Commission Must Back Agriculture, IFA Says
EU - Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU....
29 November 2019
All Dairy Plants to Have Quality Testing Units from 1 January
INDIA - The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered milk companies to set up a systematic milk sample testing system in their dairy plants. The move comes after a recent survey revealed the presence of carcinogen and other toxic substances...
28 November 2019
IFA Says Ag Minister Cannot Allow Beef Sector to be Held to Ransom
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Larry Goodman’s ABP group and the unwillingness of the Minister to take charge of the situation has resulted in farmer frustration boiling over, referring to Mr Goodman's behaviour as "petty"....
27 November 2019
Govt Approves Loan for New Smart Dairy Farm
THAILAND - The cabinet has approved a loan of Bt51.7 million to the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) from the agricultural products’ restructuring fund to establish the Thai-Denmark Smart Dairy Farm and increase Thailand’s capacity...
26 November 2019
Dairy Out of India-US Trade Talks for Now
INDIA - India and the US have identified almost 40 products like pistachios, walnuts and apples that can be considered for duty concessions. The two sides are also trying to zero in on workable concessions for medical devices....
IFA Hands in Letters of Protest Over Beef Price, Breaches of Sector Agreement
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and members of the National Council of the IFA handed in letters of protest to Meat Industry Ireland and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed yesterday over the failure of meat factories to increase beef prices...
ASA Ruling Following NFUS Complaint Sees Inaccurate Posters Withdrawn
SCOTLAND, UK - Driven by members, NFU Scotland lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) in June about a poster campaign in Scotland that erroneously claimed that 'eating animals' contributes more to climate change than transport....
22 November 2019
'Politicking' Holding Back Prosperity, Progress, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick used the annual AgriScot event, held at Ingliston this week (20 November 2019) to demand that progress replaces political stagnation and uncertainty....
19 November 2019
NFU Scotland, Minister Meet with North East Milk Producers
SCOTLAND, UK - Dairy farmers in the North East met with NFU Scotland and Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon MSP last Thursday (14 November)....
15 November 2019
Rabobank Protein Outlook 2020: Seeking Opportunities in an Uncertain World
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness published its annual global animal protein outlook. In general, African swine fever (ASF) overwhelms the outlook for 2020 – as it has done during 2019 – and will pull down overall growth, as well as bring uncertainty...
12 November 2019
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
06 November 2019
Global Food Consumption Growth, Changes in Consumer Preferences
Due to two major developments in the past two decades at a global level - income growth and changes in consumer preferences- food consumption has been growing at a faster pace than world population. ...
16 October 2019
US President Trump Addresses Farmers, Ranchers from Oval Office
US - Working with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), officials from the White House shared remarks from President Donald Trump to US farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural community amid the harvest season....
11 October 2019
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
26 September 2019
US and Japan Agree to Trade Deal
ANALYSIS - US farmers and ranchers can sleep a little better tonight. The US-Japan Trade Agreement was signed on Wednesday by US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. ...
25 September 2019
Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
18 September 2019
NFU Presidents Demand Meeting with Farming Minister Over Beef Crisis
UK - NFU and NFU Cymru have asked Farming Minister George Eustice for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in the UK beef market....
17 September 2019
NDDB Set to Launch Phase-II of National Dairy Plan
INDIA - As the phase-1 of the ambitious National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) comes to an end this November, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has initiated talks with the World Bank and the government departments concerned to go ahead with the second...
IFA Advises Farmers to Apply for BEAM as Minister Extends Deadline
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week....
16 September 2019
Farmer Unity Important in Achieving Outcome in Beef Talks
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that after a difficult weekend of negotiations, a realistic and deliverable agreement has been reached, and will be recommended by all organisations....
IFA: As Beef Talks Resume, Time for Posturing, Grandstanding to Stop
IRELAND - Last week, IFA President Joe Healy welcomed the recommencement of beef talks which took place on Saturday morning. He said it was time to stop the grandstanding and the posturing, and to get down to real talks....
12 September 2019
USMEF Arranges Meeting Between Montana Senator, Chinese Retailers
CHINA - USMEF facilitated a roundtable meeting between US Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and representatives from China’s imported beef distribution and retail sector during the legislator’s recent visit to Beijing....
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Get Tough with Factories
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is time for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to tell the meat barons to stop posturing and come forward with proposals to resolve the current impasse in the beef sector....
11 September 2019
IFA: Trade Role for EU Commissioner Vital in Context of Brexit Threat
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner comes at a critical time for the farming and food sectors in Ireland....
 
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