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10 July 2019
View news from European Union Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
04 July 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Steady in June
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food...
01 July 2019
View news from Global Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
25 June 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
24 June 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
21 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
17 June 2019
View news from European Union EU, US Reach Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Friday, the European Commission shared with Member States the successful outcome of negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU....
06 June 2019
View news from Global 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....
29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
15 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
13 May 2019
View news from United States Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
10 May 2019
View news from United States Beef Demand and Cattle Prices
Cattle prices are derived from the total value that consumers place on beef products, writes Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist. ...
09 May 2019
View news from Global World Food Prices Rise in April
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in April to their highest level in almost a year, led up by meat and dairy prices....
03 May 2019
View news from Global Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
02 May 2019
View news from Global Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
01 May 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Protest at Cabinet Meeting Start of Farmer Rebellion Against Brexit Losses
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest on Brexit losses outside the Cabinet meeting in Cork today, IFA President Joe Healy accused the Taoiseach and the Government of failing beef farmers who have suffered losses of €100m from Brexit....
30 April 2019
View news from Global For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
16 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt, EU to Compensate Farmers for Brexit Beef Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise last night, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
08 April 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
01 April 2019
View news from Mozambique FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
28 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Compensate for Brexit Losses
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must introduce an aid package for beef farmers for Brexit losses they have already incurred....
11 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
08 March 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
27 February 2019
View news from European Union Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
19 February 2019
View news from Austria Supporting Australia's flood-affected producers
AUSTRALIA - While the focus during the catastrophic flooding in north-west Queensland is naturally on the current emergency situation, MLA has started to consider the longer-term impacts on businesses, families and cattle supply....
18 February 2019
View news from Global Export skepticism not warranted as global market is key for US protein in 2019
GLOBAL — Per capita animal protein consumption in the US will climb to an all-time high in 2019, surpassing the previous record set in 2006, prior to the 2008 financial crisis and the run-up in feed costs....
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
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