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First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

First marijuana farming contracts awarded in Germany

Contracts for the cultivation of marijuana in Germany has been awarded to two Canadian companies.
EU milk volumes edging up following a slump in 2018

EU milk volumes edging up following a slump in 2018

Unpredictable weather conditions and uncertainty surrounding Brexit have resulted in most of the main milk producing countries in the EU coming under pressure in terms of production in 2018. This...
200 million pigs could die in China due to swine fever

200 million pigs could die in China due to swine fever

It is expected that between 150 million and 200 million pigs could be culled or die in the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic spreading through China, according to a report...
US threatens to add US$11 billion in tariffs on EU products

US threatens to add US$11 billion in tariffs on EU products

A longstanding dispute over EU subsidies that support Airbus and Boeing has led to the US government threatening to introduce punitive tariffs against EU imports amounting to US$11 billion (about...
Spotlight on US’s proposed ‘green’ economic reform policy

Spotlight on US’s proposed ‘green’ economic reform policy

Against the backdrop of widespread flooding in several US states, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey of the Democratic Party have tabled a new economic reform policy in the...
Proposed new EU rule to ban use of veggie ‘burger’

Proposed new EU rule to ban use of veggie ‘burger’

Agriculture lawmakers in the EU voted last week to push for new definitions for meat products in upcoming negotiations with the European Commission and EU government to reform the EU’s...
Chinese demand for dairy continues to rise

Chinese demand for dairy continues to rise

The per capita consumption of dairy products has surged in China in recent years due to that country’s growing economy, which has resulted in an increase in the living standards...
Ban of chlorothalonil in fungicides a blow for EU crop farmers

Ban of chlorothalonil in fungicides a blow for EU crop farmers

EU member states have voted to ban the use of the active ingredient chlorothalonil in fungicides, a move that agricultural industry role players say will leave crops particularly vulnerable to...
Government bailout for Canadian farmers

Government bailout for Canadian farmers

Farmers in the dairy, poultry and egg industries in Canada were awarded CAD3,9 billion (about R42 billion) in income-protection funding during the country’s latest budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill...
Farmers’ woes mount as floods devastate the US Midwest

Farmers’ woes mount as floods devastate the US Midwest

Heavy rainfall across the Missouri River and Mississippi River basins has ravaged much of the US Midwest this week
Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

Top Belgian racing pigeon sold for R20 million

A top racing pigeon named Armando has been sold for 1,25 million euros (about R20,5 million) in an online auction, the highest-price ever achieved for a single pigeon in such...
China to increase pork imports due to African swine fever

China to increase pork imports due to African swine fever

China will be forced to increase pork imports as production in that country falls due to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak.

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