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Gleaner, an industry-leading transverse rotary combine brand from AGCO Corp., introduced GleanerCare, an uptime assurance program for all Gleaner S8 Super Series combines. GleanerCare is an optional program that provides maximum uptime assurance during harvest to farmers who purchase a Gleaner ...
Today, a federal order is being issued which will require producers, should they be impacted and affected by an infection, to notify us of that fact,  Vilsack said. Mandatory reporting of PEDV, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which has spread to ...
People have never consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being as they do today. Did you know?  Fish is one of the most-traded food commodities worldwide, worth almost US$130 billion in 2012 – a figure ...
Striking between two planting seasons, the typhoon severely damaged ready-to-harvest, harvested and newly planted crops. Time was of the essence and FAO made supporting affected farmers a top priority, responding to a direct request for support from ...
The nursery and greenhouse doesn’t just grow a few hundred poinsettias each season – it raises more than 283,500, which all vary in variety, size and color. Tom Samuelson, the head grower at Heartland Growers, noted that the nursery grows poinsettias ...
In recent years, the amount of processed fish entering the markets from the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in southern Burundi has significantly expanded. Yet this increased production has not put greater pressure on the lake’s resources. ...
March wheat on the Paris Euronext market was unchanged at 204.50 euros at 1123 GMT. "The market is seeing some support from the weaker euro today, which is helpful for euro zone exports," said Arnaud Saulais of Starsupply Commodity Brokers. "But ...
Milk and dairy products hold huge potential to improve nutrition and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of poor people across the world, according to a new FAO publication launched today.The book, Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, says governments ...
From simple tape measures used to check a tree’s diameter to intricate satellite imagery that gives an overview image of forest cover – FAO’s National Forest Resources Monitoring and Assessment project (NAFORMA) fused traditional inventory methods ...
When conservation agriculture was introduced to Zimbabwe, rural areas became dotted with what observers called “NGO plots” – parcels of land where farmers practised the approach. However, these small plots were surrounded by other fields where ...
Yesterday, the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of forestry. The document defines the directions and mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries. Within ...
The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a ...
Since the beginning of the year farmers have receive almost 342 million UAH for the development of husbandry. Besides this support, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine wants to reduce the chain of sale. In ...
Sowing of winter wheat, barley and rye will start in a week in Ukraine. Farmers have prepared 102% of high quality winter seeds. Besides, they have almost finished the purchase of fertilizers and fuel. In general, the ...
» The FAO Food Price Index averaged 201.8 points in August 2013, nearly 4 points (1.9 percent) below its July value and 11 points (or 5.1 percent) less than in August 2012. Last month’s decline, the fourth ...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is the USDA agency responsible for making crop yield and production forecasts and estimates. NASS released the first forecasts of the size of the 2013 U.S. corn and soybean crops on ...
The global economy and agriculture are transitioning to a new market dynamics that will place a premium on management. Terry Barr, CoBank senior director of industry research, offered insight into the future structural shifts in world agricultural production and marketing at ...
Kherson machine-building plant in cooperation with German company CLAAS plans to produce about 8,000 combine harvesters by 2017. They will be produced within the Ukrainian-German investment project. It was announced by Olexander Hryhorovych, the Head of ...
Quinoa can play a significant role in the eradication of hunger due to its nutritional qualities and agronomical versatility. In this context, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru are in a privileged position to promote quinoa production ...
As Codex Alimentarius, the world's top food standard body for consumer protection and fair practices in international food trade, celebrated its 50th anniversary, the FAO and WHO Directors-General and national governments united in their praise for its ...
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