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28 July 2020
Study on Fruit Flies Could Lead to New Pesticide Approaches
A group of researchers in Mexico observed sexual differences in some body parts of the Mexican fruit fly that may play a role in regurgitation, which they report in a recent study the authors...
27 July 2020
Penn State scientist visits Ukraine to learn more about their fertile soil
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape....
21 July 2020
New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
24 June 2020
New findings share how prescribed fire, no-till impact soil microbes
In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the...
22 June 2020
Farmers regularly face isolation; it's important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University...
20 June 2020
Weed’s Wily Ways Explained in Illinois Research
Like antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some herbicide-resistant weeds can’t be killed by available chemicals, writes Lauren Quinn, University of Ilinnois. ...
10 June 2020
US NFU Foundation celebrates young agricultural leaders with scholarships
The National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) has announced the 2020 recipients of the Hubert K and JoAnn Seymour and Stanley Moore Scholarships....
More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
02 June 2020
Amid Weaker Currency, Record Export of Brazilian Soy to China
Brazil's May soybean exports jumped 45% on the year to reach 15.5 million tons, the second-highest monthly soy shipment ever, the latest foreign trade department data released on June first showed,...
01 June 2020
Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian...
Government transfers credit of R$220 million to family farming
The Brazilian Federal Government wants to guarantee the income of family farmers and at the same time take food to families in situations of social vulnerability, given the economic effects of...
22 May 2020
USDA Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s...
21 May 2020
Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the US-China...
02 January 2020
Why 100% Sustainably Sourced Coffee Matters
McDonald’s USA announced a milestone for its McCafé coffee: 100% of the ground and whole bean coffee for US restaurants is sustainably sourced*. That’s one year ahead of their 2020 goal...
05 March 2019
Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million...
02 May 2018
Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
03 April 2018
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announces Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
23 March 2018
Manitoba, Canada hosts EU delegation to promote trade and investment opportunities
MANITOBA, CANADA - 22 March 2018 - The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment...
30 January 2017
NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
10 January 2017
Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture
GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion...
22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at...
21 July 2016
Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
12 July 2016
Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
09 May 2016
New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
US - Agriculture now produces more than enough calories to meet basic human dietary needs worldwide. Despite this seeming abundance, one out of eight people do not have access to sufficient food....
29 March 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
23 March 2016
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...
22 March 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
15 February 2016
El Nino Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Nino event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual...
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