NEWS

  • July WASDE report fails to inspire corn gains 10 Jul 2020 23:34 Southeast Farm Press Today’s July WASDE report showed few surprises for soybeans, but eroded recent price gains in the corn and wheat complex. While new crop ending corn stocks tightened on a smaller crop thanks to 5 million fewer acres planted this spring, old crop stocks …
  • World Bank’s IFC pumped $1.8b into factory farming operations since 2010 10 Jul 2020 20:32 South Africa Today   Of the $1.8 billion of IFC investments reviewed by Mongabay, the largest share went to dairy companies ($686 million), followed by producers of pork ($563 million) and poultry products ($353 million). The remainder was lent to or invested in companies …
  • Fresh wave of farm grabs sparks outrage 10 Jul 2020 11:56 Online Nigeria A FRESH wave of farm takeovers facilitated by government has intensified under the guise of trimming farm sizes, sparking fears of a renewed assault on white farmers, who feel besieged and are now rushing to court for legal recourse.Marondera farmer David …
  • Agrifood Brief: Farm to Fork targets may not be set in stone 10 Jul 2020 08:39 EurActiv A European Commissioner has for the first time suggested the possibility of revising the ambitious targets of the new EU food policy at a later stage, if anything goes wrong and particularly if food security is threatened. Speaking before the French Senate …
  • How Israel Rescued the Promised Land 09 Jul 2020 17:47 Jewish Press Photo Credit: pixabay {Reposted from the JNS website} Last week I toured much of northern Israel, from the Jezreel Valley and the Lower and Upper Galilee regions to the Golan Heights. The natural beauty of this part of Israel, as well as the explosive …
  • European hamster now 'critically endangered' and one step away from extinction, experts warn 09 Jul 2020 17:42 Daily Mail The European hamster is now 'critically endangered' and is just one step away from extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned. Once abundant across Europe and Russia, populations of the European hamster — …
  • European hamster and caterpillar fungus on brink of extinction 09 Jul 2020 16:36 The Guardian Hamsters and fungi may not be poster species among those threatened with extinction but are no less important in ecosystems, according to an updated list of the world’s most fragile species. The European hamster once scurried across much of Europe and …
  • Policy options for resilience-enhancing farm demographics 09 Jul 2020 16:25 Phys.org European agriculture as well as the wider economy face substantial demographic changes in the upcoming decades. The baby boomer generation will retire within the next 10 to 15 years and the cohorts of the young generations, which will enter the labor …
  • Food security is not outdated topic, says Italy’s farmers chief 09 Jul 2020 15:13 EurActiv It is wrong to say that ensuring both food security and food safety in Europe is an objective that has already been achieved and can be taken off the table, the chief of Italy’s farmers’ organisation Confagricoltura told EURACTIV Italy in an interview. “ …
  • Why This Year Is Our Last, Best Chance For Saving the Oceans 09 Jul 2020 12:10 TIME Magazine For Mick Baron, the giant kelp forests of Tasmania were a playground, a school and a church. The former marine biologist runs a scuba-diving center on the Australian island’s east coast, and rhapsodizes about the wonders of the seaweed’s dense habitats. “ …