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26 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow...
14 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address...
07 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Sector Review Publishes Action Plan to Revitalise Scottish Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s sheep sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group....
30 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry....
15 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Exports Slump
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year, according to statistics released by USDA and...
04 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
02 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making...
25 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago
US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
06 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Comments Sought on US Proposal to Allow Bone-In Lamb from Uruguay
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to allow for the importation of bone-in lamb meat from Uruguay....
05 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
17 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
14 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Watch Out for Parasites and Pests in Wet Weather
US - Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock....
07 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Irish Farmers Meet Government to Discuss New Sheep Support Scheme
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has met with the Department of Agriculture on the plans for the new sheep support scheme. ...
26 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Taiwan Markets Reopen to US Lamb
US - For the first time since 2003, US lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan....
13 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing...
11 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Provides $16 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face...
10 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Find Molecule to Reduce Methane Emissions from Sheep
SPAIN - Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have discovered that a certain molecule can be used to reduce methane emissions from ruminants, without risks to the animals'...
Crop Industry News from United States Global Food Price Index Up in April
US - Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking its third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline....
09 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
27 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas,...
20 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United States EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European...
13 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports Record Growth In US Organic Producers
US – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector....
30 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Organisations Optimistic Over Cuba Opportunities
US - As part of a thaw in relations between the two countries, new opportunities for collaboration the US' and Cuba's agriculture sectors were announced during President Obama's historic visit...
24 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad....
04 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Meat Survey Reveals Shoppers' Preferences
US – Shoppers recognise the variety of nutrition benefits meat and poultry offer, and place a high value on convenience, variety and transparency when making purchasing decisions in the meat...
23 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States El Niño Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Niño event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual...
16 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Farm Income Forecast Suggests More Hard Times Ahead
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has predicted a decline in net cash and net farm income for the third consecutive year, in its 2016 Farm Sector Income...
11 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Parasite Problems Could Worsen After US Winter Warmth
US - Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert has said....
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