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12 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment...
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
08 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
07 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
06 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry...
05 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and...
04 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Lamb Sales Up in Autumn
UK - Sales of lamb in October and November were up eight per cent by volume, according to the latest 12-week figures, AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
31 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union World Population Growth to Support EU Meat Exports Over Next Decade
EU - The EU has published a medium-term Agricultural Outlook for the years up to 2025....
30 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
25 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Merry Christmas to All Our Readers!
Best wishes for the holiday season to all our readers around the world....
24 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across...
23 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Pre-lamb Drenching of Ewes Risks Resistant Worms
NEW ZEALAND - New research has highlighted a previously unrecognised risk from the common practice of treating ewes with long-acting anthelminitic drenches. ...
22 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Food Safety Concern as Campylobacter Infections Still Rising in EU
EU - Human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008....
21 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK that doesn't think sustainability is a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more...
18 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Replacing Meat with Veg Worse for Planet, Study Says
US - Eating lettuce is more than three times worse for greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, a study from Carnegie Mellon University has found. ...
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Rustling a Serious Problem in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Livestock theft in Northern Ireland has become increasingly problematic in recent years, however tackling it remains a difficult issue. Melanie Jenkins reports....
16 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Extends Sheep Breeding Project
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is increasing the breadth of testing for genetic potential in New Zealand sheep by adjusting the focus of its Central Progeny Test to increase relevance...
15 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global...
14 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Officers Put Sheep Theft Training into Practice
UK - Sixteen police officers have received expert advice from farmers to help clamp down on livestock theft, as part of a pioneering new specialist training scheme....
11 December 2015
Crop Industry News from South Africa South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country,...
10 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Lamb Crop at 60-Year Low
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Lamb Crop 2015 report estimates 23.9 million lambs were tailed this spring – the smallest lamb crop since 1953....
09 December 2015
Crop Industry News from France More Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Europe
EUROPE - Several more outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France and Greece recently....
08 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Farmer Honoured for Industry Contribution
UK - Sheep farmer and former Chairman of AHDB Beef & Lamb, John Cross, has been honoured by the Royal Smithfield Club for his services to the livestock industry over the last 25 years....
03 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minister to Look Into Sheep Dip Related Illnesses
UK - Agriculture minister, George Eustice has promised the Sheep Dip Sufferers Support Group that he will look into government archives relating to illnesses that are believed to be related to...
02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
30 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Many Welsh Sheep Farmers Unprepared for Tagging Rule Change
WALES, UK - Evidence that not all Welsh sheep farmers are prepared for the January tagging rule change has been identified by an independent survey conducted on behalf of Allflex at Monmouthshire...
27 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Carcase Balance Challenges Change in Run-Up to Christmas
UK - The year-round challenge processors face in achieving carcase balance is brought sharply into focus during the run-up to the festive period....
26 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic...
25 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
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