NEWS

  • Beef protests likely to end following votes to call off blockades 22 Sep 2019 22:02 The Irish Times Colm Keena The protests which have badly hit the beef processing sector appear to be coming to an end, with votes at the weekend to end the remaining blockades. Farmers at a meeting in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, voted to end a protest outside a Liffey Meats …
  • Trump’s Trade War Hammering Farmers, Factory Workers In Crucial Wisconsin 22 Sep 2019 10:41 Politics Daily EAST TROY, Wis. – Farm Aid musicians who over three-and-a-half decades have helped farmers cope with torrential floods, withering droughts and epidemics of bank foreclosures this year added a new calamity to their list: President Donald Trump’s trade war. …
  • Farming Minister George Eustice agrees to beef crisis meeting with union bosses 22 Sep 2019 09:25 Yorkshire Post Farming Minister George Eustice has made a commitment to meet with union bosses over concerns about the worsening crisis in the beef sector. In an attempt to reassurance farmers, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said it was …
  • Israel lagging in efforts to halt deadly ‘superbugs’ 22 Sep 2019 03:09 Jerusalem Post India’s health ministry has banned the use of a “last hope” antibiotic known as colistin in farm animals to help stop the growing spread of drug-resistant “superbugs,” a threat the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled a “global health emergency.” …
  • Limitless global opportunities 21 Sep 2019 23:00 The Sunday Mail The Sunday Mail Trade Focus Allan Majuru Without doubt, Zimbabwe is home to some of the best quality products acclaimed around the world. Products such as Mazoe Orange Crush, Tanganda Tea and many others have carved a mark in the global export market. From …
  • Very, Very Dry 21 Sep 2019 12:50 The New York Times MITZPE RAMON, Israel — In the Negev Desert, the sun beats down on a parched landscape of brown, undulating hills. But on a parcel of land here in southern Israel, trees grow in green rows, and fat bunches of grapes dangle amid lush leaves. This is not a …
  • Sean McCabe: 'Life's not black and white - consumers and producers have walked into this mess' 21 Sep 2019 03:07 Irish Independent We are living in worrying times. We know we stand on the brink of environmental catastrophe - fossil fuel- induced climate breakdown and the collapse of biodiversity confront us with an existential crisis. We know we must urgently wean our societies off …
  • Candidates display rural roots, tout farming bona fides at debate 20 Sep 2019 16:56 Shoreline Beacon About 150 people attended the two-hour all-candidates meeting in Keady’s community hall Tuesday night to size up who would be their rural and farming champion in Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound. Agriculture in the riding contributes $350 million annually to gross …
  • MEPs rebuke European Patent Office over conventional breeding copyright 20 Sep 2019 13:41 EurActiv In a new episode of the longstanding legal saga on biotech inventions, the European Parliament delivered a reprimand to the European Patent Office (EPO) reaffirming that tomatoes, broccoli and other plants obtained by essentially biological processes must …
  • Banish Roundup From the Farm? It’ll Take More Than Lawsuits 20 Sep 2019 09:22 The New York Times From his farm in northwestern Wisconsin, Andy Bensend watched as first one jury, then another and another, delivered staggering multimillion-dollar verdicts to people who argued that their use of a weedkiller sold at nearly every hardware and home- …