Farm Fence News

  • SmartPro NF is chosen by Wayne Farms for US hatchery renovation project

    Wayne Farms LLC, one of the top-six poultry producers in the United States, has chosen SmartPro NF incubators from NatureForm and Pas Reform for its hatchery upgrade project in Decatur, north Alabama. ...

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches a new solution: YANG

    We are pleased to introduce our new solution for livestock producers and pet food application: YANG, the yeast association new generation*. An innovation born of Lallemand research and the expertise of our various divisions — such as oenology, animal and human nutrition — YANG is a synergistic alliance of specific strains of inactivated ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Regional focussed conference programme and Hosted Farmers Programme at Agribusiness Congress East Africa in January

    The upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa taking place from 27-28 January 2016 at Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, aims to create an enabling environment for all farmers to participate. Now in its third year, more than 700 visitors and over 50 exhibitors are expected to attend the two-day conference and exhibition that is hosted by ACT – The Agricultural ...

  • Agribusiness Congress East Africa is back

    Agribusiness Congress East Africa, the two-day interactive forum and exhibition that brings together key public & private stakeholders from across the East African agricultural sector, is back for its third year. Due to its growth and expansion to include even more industry sectors, the event is set to take place at Mlimani City ...

  • Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

    West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective  regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global actors, West African ...

  • Fertiliser – From Airborne Dust To Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Much of the early fertiliser spraying across the country is now complete and spring barley is in the ground, with most coming through and growing fast. For now, farming attention focuses on fencing in preparation for turning out stock and other important activities, but it won’t be long until more fertiliser applications and it’s this on-going and high cost expendable that makes all ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Tanzanian Agriculture and Livestock ministers at opening of Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Dar es Salaam

    Tanzania’s ministers of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, Honourable Eng. Christopher Chiza,and of Livestock and Fisheries, Honourable Dr. Titus Kamani Mlengeya, will address the opening session of the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East ...

  • Farm Science Review Exhibit Celebrates Women in Agriculture

    An exhibit honoring the contributions of women in agriculture will be displayed at this year’s Farm Science Review. “Women now make up 1 out of every 3 agricultural producers across the U.S.,” said Gigi Neal, Ohio State University Extension educator in agriculture and natural resources and co-leader of OSU Extension’s Ohio Women in Agriculture team. “We want to ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they're now working with the sprayer's insurance company. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm

    In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare ...


    By Associated Press

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • Bekaert completes expansion transactions in Costa Rica and Brazil

    taking majority stake in steel wire business in Costa Rica, with ArcelorMittal as partner establishing the same shareholding structure for the Dramix greenfield in Costa Rica participation by ArcelorMittal in Bekaert’s steel wire entity in Ecuador growing Bekaert’s steel rope platform by taking full ownership of Cimaf Cabos in Brazil Bekaert and ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • Pesticide Policy Coalition Sets Priorities Post-Farm Bill

    The Pesticide Policy Coalition, made up of farm groups and industry stakeholders, met this week and agreed upon policy priorities for the year ahead. With the 2014 farm bill finally signed, attention can turn to other legislative and regulatory work. EPA has opened comment periods on both spray drift and worker protection proposed rules. The PPC will comment on both rules, as will the American ...

  • Young Farmers Remain Concerned About Land Availability

    Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified again this year in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 22 percent of respondents, followed by economic challenges, particularly profitability, which was identified by 15 percent of the ...

  • Bekaert expands in Central America and grows its Ropes platform

    Building new Dramix plant and taking majority stake in steel wire business in Costa Rica, with ArcelorMittal as partner Growing its steel ropes platform by taking full ownership of Cimaf Cabos in Brazil Building on existing partnerships in the region Bekaert, a global market and technology leader in steel wire ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • EU farm policy 2014-2020: MEPs give final blessing to greener and fairer CAP

    A deal with the Council on five legislative acts reforming EU farm policy was endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The post-2013 Common agricultural policy (CAP) will put more emphasis on environmental protection, ensure fairer distribution of EU funds and help farmers to cope better with market challenges. “The first ever reform of the EU farm policy decided jointly by ministers and ...


    By European Parliament

  • Brady offers special heavy-duty sign post discount

    Brady a global leader in safety and facility identification is offering a special discount promotion on its heavy duty 12-gauge sign posts. For a limited time, signs will be 40 percent off the list price while supplies last. Designed to withstand harsh outdoor elements, Brady’s baked enamel u-channel sign posts are ideal for facility entrances, parking lots, loading and unloading areas and ...


    By Brady Corporation

  • Bekaert further consolidates activities in Latin America

    Today, Bekaert and its Chilean partners signed an agreement to restructure the shareholding of their joint venture operations in Chile, Peru and Canada. As a consequence, Bekaert becomes the principa shareholder (52%) in the partnership, and will consolidate the results of all respective entities as of 2012 in the Group's financial statements. Bekaert and its Chilean partners . represented by ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • If you eat these eggs, you are being ripped off

    The Cornucopia Institute has released a report that exposes widespread abuses in the production of organic eggs, primarily by large factory farms. The study compares management practices employed by small organic egg farmers with those of large industrial operations that label eggs 'organic' that have been produced by chickens confined by the hundreds of thousands in industrial facilities. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Postcards of hope and success from Africa

    Highlighting Africa-led innovations that offer sustainable ways to alleviate hunger and poverty, Worldwatch Institute senior researcher Danielle Nierenberg visited her 150th site today as part of a one-year tour through Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Niger, Madagascar, and 17 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The research-driven itinerary, part of Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet project, will ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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