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24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Crops in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, said the FAO....
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global...
19 March 2015
Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction....
10 March 2015
Look to Catch Lungworm Early at Turn-Out
UK – Controlling the most unpredictable parasite is best done through vaccination but anthelmintics work well when lungworm is caught early....
06 March 2015
Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014. ...
05 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
24 February 2015
Record Australian Beef Production in 2014
AUSTRALIA - In 2014, Australia produced 2.55 million tonnes cwt of beef, the highest level on record and 10 per cent above the previous record from 2013 according to ABS....
23 February 2015
Heat Wave Leads to Animal Care Warning
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
20 February 2015
Drought Hit Cape Verde Given Arable, Livestock Aid
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought....
18 February 2015
Brazilian Beef Quotes Almost Fifth Higher
BRAZIL - Despite decreases in January, average Brazilian beef quotes in February are 19.5 per cent higher than in the same period of 2014....
16 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
13 February 2015
Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer are diminishing....
11 February 2015
Cattlefax: A Run You Wish Your Parents Could See
US - Last year’s remarkable prices may have topped out but US beef operations should remain “solidly profitable” for the next several years....
Rapid Decline in Australian Beef Herd
ANALYSIS - Having seen an unprecedented number of cattle sent for slaughter and live exports in 2014, the Australian cattle industry is likely to see significant adjustments over the coming years....
06 February 2015
Drought Stricken California Will See Rain, Drier in Mid West
US - California’s devastating four year drought is due to come to a long awaited end, ranchers heard at the Cattle Industry Convention this week....
30 January 2015
Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
29 January 2015
Fonterra to Reduce Global Auction Offer Amid Dry Spell
GLOBAL – Fonterra has reviewed down its milk volume forecast and planned to reduce its Global Dairy Trade offering after dry weather in the New Year. ...
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
28 January 2015
Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission....
Malawi Floods Require Urgent Help
MALAWI, AFRICA - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security....
26 January 2015
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
23 January 2015
Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
20 January 2015
Mostly "Good" Ukrainian Winter Crops After Big Export Year
UKRAINE – Crop production and exports from Ukraine increased last year and present winter crop progress is good, reports the Ministry of Agriculture Policy and Food....
15 January 2015
Pneumonia Vigilance Needed as 'Wonky Weather' Grabs Headlines
UK – Respiratory disease could be on the rise after a rapid eighteen degree temperature lift early in the month....
14 January 2015
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and soybeans in storage as of December 1, 2014, writes Darrel Good....
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