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Irish beef exports to Chinese market approved
Michael CreedMonday April 16, 2018 9:43AM ET
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has announced that the Chinese market has been opened to Irish beef.
Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows
Cow sensorMonday April 16, 2018 7:55AM ET
A Dutch company has married two technologies—motion sensors and AI—with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century.
IFA says there must be no penalties for burnt Irish land unless proof can be provided
Ireland landMonday April 16, 2018 7:37AM ET
IFA Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has said the Department of Agriculture has confirmed to IFA that it is writing to farmers who have appealed the penalty imposed on hill land that was burned in 2017.
Vegetable prices in New Zealand bolt in March
Vegetables New ZealandMonday April 16, 2018 6:37AM ET
Tomato, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli prices rose sharply in March 2018, boosting vegetable prices 9.5 percent in the month after adjusting for typically seasonal changes, Stats NZ said.
Scottish gill health project lands £800,000 funding
farmed salmonMonday April 16, 2018 4:12AM ET
A new collaborative project to help accelerate understanding of gill health issues in farmed salmon and identify new approaches to overcoming these issues has been launched this week.
Indonesia seizes 26 fishing boats since January
fishing boatsSaturday April 14, 2018 6:15AM ET
Indonesia has seized 26 fishing boats allegedly used illegally in Indonesian waters since January, an official has said.
Asian hornet identified in Lancashire, UK
Asian hornetSaturday April 14, 2018 5:54AM ET
An Asian hornet has been found in Lancashire and surveillance activity is underway.
Argentina to resume imports of U.S. pork products
Sonny PerdueFriday April 13, 2018 2:52PM ET
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the government of Argentina has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. pork to be imported into Argentina for the first time since 1992.
USDA proposes new branding requirements for cattle from Mexico
cattle from MexicoFriday April 13, 2018 10:05AM ET
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to update its branding requirements for cattle entering the United States from Mexico.
Digitalisation will propel rural economies forward, says OECD
Rural areasFriday April 13, 2018 9:53AM ET
Rural areas are vital to national economies and addressing global challenges, according to the policy statement released at the 11th OECD Rural Development Conference held in Edinburgh.
Family farm sues FDA for right to say skim milk is skim milk
SowersFriday April 13, 2018 9:11AM ET
Does the government have the power to override common sense and force American businesses to lie to their consumers?
Asia-Pacific region makes great progress in agriculture sector
Fiji farmersFriday April 13, 2018 8:46AM ET
Senior officials from 46 FAO members in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed that the countries within the region have made great progress in the food and agriculture sector and reduced poverty and hunger.
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