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New Zealand government to cull 22 000 cattle

New Zealand government to cull more than 22 000 cattle

The New Zealand government is set to cull cattle on 28 farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis, and the farmers’ losses will be covered.

Sheep adapt readily to a drone – US study

US researchers have found that sheep mostly ignore the presence of a drone after a time, allowing the technology to be used effectively on smaller farms.
Climate change is creating a migrant crisis in Vietnam

Climate change is creating a migrant crisis in Vietnam

About 24 000 inhabitants of the low-lying Mekong Delta in Vietnam , which has an estimated population of 18 million, are forced to leave the area due to global warming...
New greening incentives for UK farmers

New greening incentives for UK farmers

The UK government is planning to introduce an agricultural policy that prioritises environmental protection and emphasises the links between food, farming and public health.
Australia aims to become top medicinal cannabis exporter

Australia aims to become top medicinal cannabis exporter

The Australian minister of health, Greg Hunt, has announced plans to make that country the world’s number one exporter of medicinal cannabis, according to a report by Reuters.
Climate change has no benefits

Climate change has no benefits

New research overturned the belief that increased CO2 global emissions had short-term benefits on plant growth.
Australia launches National Agriculture Day

Australia launches National Agriculture Day

The Australian government has expressed the hope that the introduction of the National Agriculture Day would cultivate greater appreciation for farmers and the farming sector among all Australians.
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EU approves glyphosate use for only five years

European Union farmers have expressed disappointment at a recent final decision by the European Commission to allow the use of glyphosate-based herbicides there for only a further five years.
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Canada’s livestock industry in pictures

Farmer's Weekly's journalist, Gerhard Uys recently visited Canada and got to experience its dynamic livestock industry.
US sugar industry in the dock over ill effects of sucrose

US sugar industry in the dock over ill effects of sucrose

The US sugar industry has been accused of withholding evidence of the adverse effects of sucrose for almost 50 years.
Non-browning Arctic apples now on North American shelves

Non-browning GMO Arctic apples now on North American shelves

Genetically modified (GM) non-browning apples are now available to consumers in North America. The first harvest of the Arctic variety was recently brought in by Canadian company, Okanagan Speciality Fruits...
World dairy must tackle environmental debate head-on

World dairy must tackle environmental debate head-on

The global dairy industry must address the risk of dairy being labelled a “problem protein” environmentally. This is according to Jaap Evers, International Dairy Federation (IDF) global standards leader.

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Researchers urged to get out into the field

Researchers urged to get out into the field

More than 250 delegates are attending the annual Combined Congress of soil, crop production, weed and horticultural sciences, underway at the University of the...

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