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Agriculture - Articles and news items

Donald Trump picks Sonny Perdue to front Agriculture Department

Industry news  •  19 January 2017  •  New Food

The last position to be filled in his Administration, Sonny Perdue will become the first Southerner in USDA post in more than two decades…

Food security threatened by sea-level rise

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Food security to be threatened by significant seal-level rise in a report based upon findings by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research…

New pest threatens crops in West Africa

Industry news  •  16 January 2017  •  NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

A species of moth looks set to significantly threaten crops in West Africa and the future is looking increasingly uncertain…

Fonterra & Lic set to release new online farm performance system

Industry news  •  12 January 2017  •  New Food

Fonterra and LIC enter the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed specifically to help farmers improve their farm performance…

US Agriculture Secretary announces appointments to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Industry news  •  6 December 2016  •  New Food

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of six new members and the re-appointment of five members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching…

Resisting resistance: Investors take action to manage risk of antibiotic overuse in farming

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  New Food

A new investor briefing – Superbugs and Super Risks – has been released highlighting the risks to investors from the overuse of antibiotics in farming…

Nitrogen reports protect water and drives on-farm efficiency

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  New Food

Fonterra farmers to receive nitrogen reports for the 2015/16 season, a programme that enables farmers to maximise the benefits of nutrient use…

Senior medics call for immediate ban on routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  14 November 2016  •  The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

15 senior medics have written to the UK government calling for urgent action to tackle the routine misuse of antibiotics in farming…

Compost bedding good for cow claw health

Industry news  •  4 November 2016  •  University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Dairy cows kept in barns often develop claw damage because of humid and unsuitable roaming areas. The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna explore…

UK farming unions and processors unite on trade and labour issues post-brexit

Industry news  •  2 November 2016  •  New Food

During the meeting at Stoneleigh on Monday 31 October 2016, the Presidents unveiled their post-Brexit thinking on a range of policies…

France’s field-to-table agricultural approach

Blogs  •  31 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell

France has an undeniably unique approach to gastronomy with an emphasis on fresh produce and a field-to-table approach. New Food speaks to journalist Kait Bolongaro for a further insight…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #9: 10 fun French food facts

Blogs, Great British Bake Off  •  21 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Take a look at New Food’s profile of France as we try and give you an insight into some quirkier aspects of what makes French food fundamentally French…

Massive overuse of farm antibiotics continues in Europe

Industry news  •  17 October 2016  •  New Food

New data published by the EMA reveals that many European countries are failing to put an end to massive overuse of antibiotics in farming…

Small-scale agriculture threatens the rainforest

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Lund University

A study led by a researcher at Lund University in Sweden has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast Asia for the first time…

Oxfam: Solving the problem of the world’s exploitation of tea pluckers

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  5 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

New Food speak to Oxfam with regard to how the exploitation of pluckers in the tea industry is being dealt with and what progress has been made over the past few years…


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