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09 July 2015
Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
06 July 2015
BVA Promotes Farm Safety Guidance as Survey Reveals High Injury Levels
UK - Coinciding with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health...
19 June 2015
New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop"...
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
20 March 2015
97 Per Cent of All US Farms are Family-Owned
US - The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry....
11 March 2015
Is Your Farm Safe Enough?
UK - To support vets and farmers to achieve better safety when working together on farms the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a package of guidance to help all parties understand...
09 March 2015
Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
04 March 2015
India Records Increase in Agricultural Employment
INDIA - India has recorded an increase in agriculture employment as per population census 2011, Indian minister of state for agriculture, Mohanbhai Kundaria said on March 3, 2015. ...
06 February 2015
USDA Grant Helps Purdue Support New Farmers
US - A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a US Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers....
23 January 2015
NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills and Guidance
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2015 Women’s Conference concluded this week, providing participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations...
22 January 2015
Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
10 December 2014
Reminder for Farmers to Stay Safe this Winter
UK - Farmers and their staff are being urged to take extra care this winter to avoid injuries....
07 November 2014
Video: A Farmer's Tribute for Remembrance Sunday
UK - More than a million men and women in agriculture did their patriotic duty by producing the nation’s food or fighting on the front line, during a time of crisis....
13 October 2014
Farm Safety First: Take Steps Now to Prevent Accidents Later
US - A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University...
06 October 2014
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
25 September 2014
Indiana Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend
US - Eighteen farm-related fatalities were documented in Indiana in 2013, down from 26 the previous year and reflecting a trend of fewer deadly accidents on the farm, a Purdue University report...
18 September 2014
National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
US - 'Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters' is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed September 21-27, 2014. ...
15 September 2014
Farm Safety Should be a Front Burner Issue
US - In honor of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm...
11 July 2014
Training in Grain Storage Rescues
US - First responders, farmers and grain elevator employees can receive training that could help save a life should someone become trapped in a grain storage structure....
04 July 2014
Female Farmers Important to Future of Farming
UK - Female farmers are becoming increasingly more important to the future of British agricultural and livestock sectors....
03 July 2014
Fatalities Fall But Cost of Serious Farm Accidents Rises
UK - As The Health & Safety Executive announces a fall in fatalities on British farms, NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is urging the farming community not to become complacent....
31 March 2014
Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Agricultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being...
10 March 2014
Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable...
16 January 2014
New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President...
15 January 2014
NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills, Guidance to Participants
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2014 Women’s Conference concluded yesterday in Clearwater Beach, Florida....
07 January 2014
National Farmers Union Celebrates International Year of Family Farming
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has declared the organizations support for the United Nations (UN) declaring 2014 the International Year of Family Farming....
16 December 2013
Renewal of Agreement to Promote Farm Health and Safety
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly to promote improved farm health and Safety adoption by farmers in Ireland....
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
04 October 2013
British Safety Council Launches Awards for Occupational Excellence
UK - The British Safety Council has formally launched its 2014 International Safety Awards, which are designed to recognise an organisation’s commitment to good health and safety management...
 
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