Livestock farmers get £4million boost

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a £4million package of support for local livestock farmers. The funding, provided under the EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid, will enable livestock farmers, including milk producers, to apply for assistance to incentivise the humane destruction of BVD Persistently Infected (PI) calves within four weeks of an initial BVD test; improve […]

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Virginia Farm Business Development Grants available

The long awaited Virginia Farm Business Development (VFBD) Program is now accepting applications, announced Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Director Kimley Blanks. This program is granting awards for up to $5,000 per grantee and covers business plans, feasibility studies, marketing plans, branding and more. This new program was established to help farmers and small agribusinesses invest […]

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Cautious optimism for dairy prices moving forward

Global dairy commodity prices are expected to continue to rise in 2017 due to reduced milk supplies and improved import demand, AHDB Dairy has reported. This assertion is based on Rabobank’s latest outlook projection for the dairy market. Significantly, it predicts that producers will struggle to expand production to take advantage of rising prices until at […]

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Agriculture Drones Market to Reach $3 Million by 2024 – Increasing Technological Advancements in Equipment – Research and Markets

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Agriculture Drones Market” report to their offering. The global agriculture drone market is expected to reach USD 3,770.0 million by 2024. The increasing technological advancements in equipment and for enhancing the quality of the farming techniques have led to the increased implementation of agriculture drones […]

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La campaña del tomate se cierra en Extremadura con 1,7 millones de toneladas, un 9% menos que en 2015

La producción final de tomate para industria en Extremadura ha sido de 1.771.970 toneladas durante esta campaña 2016, de las cuales 970.748 toneladas las han producido cooperativas y OPFH asociadas a Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Extremadura, lo que representa el 55% de la producción regional tras finalizar la campaña del tomate. Esta producción en Extremadura es ligeramente […]

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California Targets Dairy Cows to Combat Global Warming

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills. Cattle and […]

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Canada approves insecticide flumethrin and fungicide pyriofenone

The Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is granting full registration for the sale and use of Bayer’s Flumethrin Technical Insecticide and Bayvarol Beehive Pest Control Strip containing the technical grade active ingredient flumethrin to control varroa mites in honeybee hives. The agency is also granting full registration for the sale and use of Ishihara […]

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