Farm Monitoring News

  • Federal antitrust lawsuit alleges chicken prices fixed

    Last week in Chicago, Maplevale Farms, a New York-based foodservice distribution company, filed a class action lawsuit accusing 14 poultry processors of illegally manipulating poultry supplies to maintain high prices since 2008. According to the lawsuit, broilers account for 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States, and the named defendants, Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s ...

  • Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

    To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said the European Parliament on Thursday. In a vote on draft plans to update an EU law on veterinary medicines, MEPs advocate banning collective and preventive antibiotic treatment of animals, and back measures to stimulate ...


    By European Parliament

  • SIMA 2015 show Paris

    Regarding tractors, besides the usual presence of the most established brands in the market, has drawn attention Kubota strategy, which will begin manufacturing tractors in France in spring, performing a range extending mading farm machinery (disc harrow, planters, cultivator) under the same brand. Have also seen Korean and Chinese manufacturers of tractors, although the chinese does not have a ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves the way for USDA's Risk Management Agency to make it broadly available to producers for the 2015 crop year in all counties where yield-based insurance coverage is ...

  • UK Farming Praised for Leading in Quality and Innovation

    This week’s Yorkshire Post praises UK agriculture, stating that it leads the way on quality and innovation. It mentions how supporting innovation in our food and farming sector is crucial to growing our economy and meeting future demand for food. It also correctly states that if we are to feed our population, improve its health and conserve precious resources, like water, then science is ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

    Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields collecting agriculture data. In Georgia, a group of state and federal officials - along with members of industry and academia - has been working since 2009 to develop a drone that can save a farmer's time and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Changes to TB cattle movement controls

    This measure builds on changes made in 2012 and 2013 to TB cattle controls and is consistent with the “Strategy for Achieving ‘Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free’ Status for England”. The aim of the Strategy, published on 3rd April 2014, is to achieve Official bovine TB Free (OTF) Status for England within 25 years, whilst maintaining a sustainable livestock industry. ...

  • 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

  • Lufa farms - re-inventing farming for the Urban age

    In an effort to bring attention to sustainable urban agriculture and direct-to-consumer farm relationships, Lufa Farms -- the world's first rooftop commercial greenhouse - will contribute one percent of the value of each fresh produce basket it sells to consumers to the David Suzuki Foundation. Mohamed Hage, founder and president of Lufa Farms, said Lufa also will make a small cash donation to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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