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22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee,...
19 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and...
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Slaughterhouses to Open in Marine
US - Two poultry processing plants and a slaughterhouse dedicated to red meat – are slated to open in Maine in the next few months....
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Foot and Mouth Vaccination Control Strategies
US - Simulation models have been developed to assess the impact of livestock herd types and vaccination on foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks using the North American Animal Disease Spread...
08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Shooting Wolves Wont Save Livestock
US – Killing wolves to reduce livestock losses does not work, says a study looking at 25 years of government control data....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Sheep Research Report Launched
US - A new Sheep Research Report highlights recent research conducted at North Dakota State University (NDSU) on behalf of the sheep producers of North Dakota covering wool quality to rearing...
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Disaster Assistance For Over 2000 US Food Producers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised...
Crop Industry News from United States Lambing and Kidding Season Advice From Purdue on Webinar
US - Hints on managing lambing and kidding seasons are being offered by a Purdue and Kentucky Extension on a sheep and goat webinar next month. ...
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Shearing Course at Purdue Next Month
US – Budding US sheep shearers have the chance to hone their skills at Purdue University next month....
Crop Industry News from United States New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
Crop Industry News from United States Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available...
21 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Livestock "Mini-boom"
US - Livestock producers can look forward to an economic "mini-boom" that may last for the next several years, providing opportunities for expansion of herds and flocks, Purdue University agricultural...
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
07 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges Passage of Tax Extenders Package
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has said that tax breaks important to family farmers and ranchers need to be extended before the end of the year, and that the NFU...
Crop Industry News from United States Solid US Export Figures for Lamb
US - September saw strong exports for US beef and pork while lamb also registered double-digit increases....
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Forms New Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
US - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic...
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Registration Open for NFU’s 2015 Women’s Conference
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced the opening of registration for the 2015 NFU Women’s Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. ...
30 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
24 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Moving in Right Direction on COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) recent ruling on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) clearly shows US Department of Agriculture...
Crop Industry News from United States Insect Meal Could be the Future of Animal Feed
US - As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change...
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Celebrations For Long Serving USDA Chairman
US - Many members of the market analyst community joined together Monday to honor long time USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chairman Dr Jerry Bange’s devoted service to US agriculture,...
21 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production....
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Direct Selling and Cooking For Strong Lamb Sales
US – The tip to being a good lamb salesman is selling your own product and knowing how to cook it, says a farmers and retailer....
15 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Funding To Assist Sheep Industry in Production and Marketing
US – A national sheep industry development facility has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to assist with production and marketing....
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November...
Crop Industry News from United States Increase in US Meat Value Despite Decrease in Export Volumes
US - For the second consecutive month, August export value for US beef and pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume....
Crop Industry News from United States New Report on Antibiotic Use in US Livestock
US - The total quantity of medically important antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals increased by 16 per cent over the period 2009-2012, according to the US Food...
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Antibiotic Use Rose Between 2009-2012
US - The total quantity of medically important antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals increased by 16 per cent over the period 2009-2012, according to the US Food...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Stewardship of New Technologies Embraced by US Meat Industry
US - For the past several months, a diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the US beef, pork and lamb industries has tackled a critical question related to global access...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Animal Production Faces Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016....
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