NEWS

  • France moves to ban mass live-shredding of male chicks 29 Jan 2020 03:40 The Guardian France has said it will ban the controversial but widespread practices of live-shredding male chicks and castrating piglets without anaesthesia, in a move cautiously welcomed by animal welfare activists. Some 7bn male chicks, unwanted because they provide …
  • The U.S. wine industry really doesn't like tariffs 29 Jan 2020 02:59 Southwest Farm Press Tariffs are a dirty word these days in many sectors of agriculture, which break into loud cheers whenever a trade deal is announced that promises to eliminate at least some of the duties imposed by the U.S. and others as part of President Donald Trump’s …
  • Agriculture, Harper Basin Bid Considered Paramount to Economic Recovery 29 Jan 2020 02:30 Liberian Times Monrovia — President George Manneh Weah used his third Annual Message Monday to lay out what Senator J. Milton Teahjay (Unity Party, Sinoe) would later describe as an ambitious undertaking. "The presidential address was to some extent comprehensive, …
  • Farmers feel ‘the whole world is against them’, Fianna Fáil TD says 28 Jan 2020 23:26 Irish Times Farmers feel the whole world is against them, Fianna Fáil’s food and horticulture spokesman said. Speaking as as the party launched its agriculture proposals, Jackie Cahill said the sector needs support given challenges including the price farmers receive …
  • Dacian Cioloș: Reinventing Europe 28 Jan 2020 17:43 TheParliament.com Dacian Cioloș MEP | Photo credit: Natalie Hill As leader of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, what do you see as your group’s main priorities for the next couple of years? Our Union is at a crossroads. Brexit has shown that EU membership …
  • EU to provide EUR 26 mln to Ukraine to support agriculture, small farms – agreement signed in Brussels 28 Jan 2020 17:26 Interfax The government of Ukraine and the European Commission have signed a EUR 26 million agreement aimed at supporting the development of agriculture and small farming in Ukraine. The relevant document was signed by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro- …
  • Heal the land, secure our future | David Pocock’s 2020s vision 28 Jan 2020 16:54 News How should we stare down the challenges of a new decade? Where will we find hope and solutions? This is the first piece in a new series in which we ask prominent Australians to write about one thing they think could improve the nation in the 2020s We need …
  • French MEP calls for ‘realism’ in Farm to Fork strategy 28 Jan 2020 11:05 EurActiv The plant protection part of the upcoming Farm to Fork strategy should take a realistic and science-based approach that allows farmers to “explore all possible solutions”, French conservative MEP Anne Sander told EURACTIV. If we want to be ambitious, the …
  • LEAD Statement On Sanctions 28 Jan 2020 09:16 Zim Eye 1. What has been the major effect of these sanctions. The effects of sanctions in Zimbabwe are visible to everyone within and outside our borders. Since 2000 we have witnessed disinvestment in the country leading to closure of industries, reduced foreign …
  • Beyond the political musical chairs - Peter Agius 28 Jan 2020 08:21 Times The recent cabinet reshuffle and the government’s motives behind it must be analysed with reference to its utility or otherwise in delivering results on the challenges ahead. Public judgement on the cabinet and individual components therein will be made in …