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  • Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding House Defeat of the Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2013 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is highly disappointed the House did not complete work on the 2013 farm bill, the ‘Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.’ It was a balanced bill that would have provided much needed risk management tools and a viable economic safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers. ...

  • Statement: Farm Bill Moves Forward With Compromise on Dairy Policy

    “We would like to thank our dairy farmer owners, supporters in Congress, the National Milk Producers Federation and other industry leaders for tirelessly working to advocate for change in dairy policy. "We are disappointed with the announcement that the new Farm Bill will not include the Dairy Security Act (DSA). The DSA was created by farmers for farmers and would have benefited dairy ...

  • Computer model helps with early prediction of mycotoxins in grain

    Increased mycotoxin contamination Climate change will likely result in increased contamination of grain with mycotoxins (toxins from fungi). Early prediction of the growth of these fungi can help farmers make effective choices regarding the use of fungicides, the best harvest time and other aspects. This strategy can reduce the risk of crop failure and help to prevent contamination of ...

  • National Farmers Union supports Senate Dairy Program

    National Farmers Union (NFU) praises the U.S. Senate version of dairy policy after a recent comparison by the Congressional Research Servicearch Service (CRS) of the House and Senate farm bills shows that the Senate’s dairy program costs less than ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • Program announced to address livestock and crop losses due to wildlife

    A new federal-provincial funding program has been announced to address ongoing concerns of farmers about livestock losses and crop damage due to wildlife. Premier David Alward made the announcement of the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program today at the annual general meeting of the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick. Farmers will be able to apply for compensation beginning in April. ...

  • Pesticides: Operator safety is paramount

    Each year in France, almost 80,000 tons of pesticides are spread over crops. Farmers are often the unintended targets. At Cemagref, innovative research is being carried out to characterise the exposure of professional personnel to pesticides on the basis of surveys and samples from the field. Farming professionals are the most exposed to pesticides. In France in 2005, they were approximately 800 ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • ASA Honors Stabenow with Soy Champion Award

    The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) with the Soy Champion Award at the annual March meeting of ASA’s board of directors in Washington, D.C. this morning. The award recognizes Chairwoman Stabenow for her outstanding leadership and advocacy on behalf of soybean farmers. ASA Michigan Director Matt Stutzman, who ...

  • Technology, Data Privacy Concern Farmers and Ranchers

    One of the most important issues related to “big data” goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Risks to privacy that farmers face are of great concern, according to Farm Bureau. “For years, farmers have used technology advances to better match varieties of seeds, ...

  • Fertiliser Helps Grower Claim Record Wheat Yield

    A Peterborough-based fertiliser tank supplier is reinforcing the importance of storing large volumes of fertiliser correctly in order to benefit from bulk-buying savings and to reduce wastage. As a Northumberland grower attributes his claimed world record wheat yield to fertiliser. Northumberland farmer, Rod Smith, claims to have achieved a world record wheat yield of 16.52t/ha and attributes his ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Pesticide Finder - Your advisor on pesticide management

    Pesticide Finder - Your advisor on pesticide management" has been selectioned by FINODEX (Future INternet Open Data EXpansion) a programm co-funded by the European Union to support SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs to develop products, services  using Open Data ...


    By Geospatiumlab, S.L.

  • Pesticide Storage Tanks and how Anglian Water is reducing metaldahyde entering water supplies

    Slugs are of course a huge problem across farming and metaldahyde is used extensively to combat them each year. Although harmless to humans, the chemical is extremely difficult to remove from water treatment works and meeting the tough EU targets on its control is a challenge. Even the equivalent of one drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool would go against EU regulations. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Iceland farmer plans closed cage expansion

    ANOTHER Icelandic salmon farming company has unveiled significant expansion plans – this time using closed cages. The latest in a series of recent aquaculture expansion moves has come from AkvaFuture, which wants to set up a facility for up to 6,000 tonnes of salmon in the fjords running alongside Ísafjarðardjúp in the Westfjords region. The company has drawn up an ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Cover Crop Workshops Featured at the Iowa Power Farming Show

    All you ever wanted to know about cover crops will be in one place next week. Whether you use cover crops or are still evaluating them, save time and money by attending the Cover Crop Workshops at this year’s Iowa Power Farming Show, January 28-30, in Des Moines, Iowa.   The Workshops will feature grain and livestock farmers with ...

  • Added bonus for grass weed control

    Certis' straight flufenacet herbicides, Sunfire and System 50 have been granted an Extension Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) on Rye and Triticale, for the control of black-grass and annual meadow grass. Already widely used in barley and wheat crops, and showing good control of black-grass and other significant grass weeds, this comes as a welcome addition for growers of Rye and Triticale as ...


    By Certis UK

  • Veolia`s Nottinghamshire composting plant plans rejected

    Veolia Environmental Services’ planning application to build a composting plant next to a fresh food supplier in Nottingham has been refused by the local authority. Despite planning officers recommending the construction of the plant, Nottinghamshire County Council unanimously refused the application because of its possible impact on ...

  • Media Advisory: EPA’s Pollinator Summit on March 5

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public meeting with key stakeholders to collaborate on activities to protect honey bees and other pollinators from pesticide risks. Bees are an important component of agricultural production and are critical to food and ecosystems. The summit will be an opportunity to advance our collective ...

  • NFU’s 2015 Women’s Conference Registration Now Available

    National Farmers Union (NFU) today (Nov 3, 2014) announced the opening of registration for the 2015 NFU Women’s Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. The national event, set for Jan. 17-21, 2015, in Clearwater, Fla., will provide participants with tools and information to confidently manage business risks on their farm or ranch operations and improve their ...

  • Validation of diet modelling including live yeast effect as rumen modifier

    During the Annual Congress on Ruminant Research organized this week in Paris (3R- Rencontres Recherches Ruminants), a study on ruminant diet modelling conducted in partnership with Toulouse Agricultural College (Toulouse, France), was presented. This innovative study aimed at integrating the effects of ruminant specific live yeast used as rumen modifier into dairy production dynamic model. Eric ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • FAO and Rabobank Foundation join forces

    The Rabobank Foundation and FAO will share knowledge, innovation and financial resources in a broad strategy to make a difference in the lives of small-holder farmers and the rural poor in Africa. An agreement signed at FAO headquarters sets out how the organizations will work together on development projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The projects will improve the income of small-holder ...

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