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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...
03 October 2013
AFBF Expresses Frustration Over Farm Bill Expiration
US - Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 per cent of the country, are frustrated with Congress, according to Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) regarding the...
NFU to Speaker: Farm Bill is in Your Hands
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to Speaker of the US House of Representatives, urging the immediate naming of conferees to the farm bill conference committee....
02 October 2013
How Does the US Health Reform Affect Farmers?
US - America’s farmers have important decisions to make – both for their families and for their employees – with the Affordable Care Act which went into effect yesterday (1 October)....
20 September 2013
Are Stricter Rules Needed for EU Organic Farming?
EU - Consumers' trust in organic products together with a demand for stricter rules at EU level, are among the main elements coming out of the report on the public consultation on the future...
19 September 2013
NFU to House: Listen to Family Farmers on Defeat HR 3012
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to US House of Representatives leadership, urging a no vote on H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act...
15 August 2013
NFU Announces Support for AWB Transition
UK - NFU members are being urged to avoid being caught out by new employment legislation by referring to a new NFU post-AWB employer information pack which was published yesterday (14 August)....
31 July 2013
Should 'Hazardous' Pesticides be Phased out in Developing Countries?
GLOBAL - The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of...
19 July 2013
NFU: Farmers Need Fair, Functional Markets
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s yesterday (17 July) held a hearing on the Commodity Exchange Act and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)....
16 July 2013
Linking Farmers to Moving Markets
GLOBAL - A report by the FAO discusses the need for policy-makers to recognise the vast diversity of 'smallholder farmers', while linking them to constantly evolving markets, in order to be able...
10 July 2013
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the organization’s Legislative Committee, voted unanimously to maintain its long-time position on keeping...
04 July 2013
NFU: Everyone Must Play Part to Reduce Farm Accidents
UK - Farming organisations including the NFU are working hard to improve the UK’s farm safety record as latest statistics show a fall in the number of fatal accidents....
13 June 2013
China to Tighten Punishment for Work Safety Crimes
CHINA - The Supreme People's Court called for courts at all levels to strongly deal with crimes related to work safety in a Wednesday (12 June) statement. ...
11 June 2013
China to Hold Nationwide Safety Overhaul
CHINA - China will carry out a three-month nationwide safety overhaul with a focus on high-risk sectors and labor-intensive factories, according to a circular released by the State Council....
07 June 2013
NFU Calls on Senate to Advance Farm Bill; Hopeful in Final Stretch
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to all members of the US Senate following Majority Leader Reid’s filing for a cloture vote on S. 954, the Agriculture,...
24 May 2013
AFBF Welcomes Senate Judiciary Passage of Immigration Reform Bill
US - According to Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a balanced immigration reform bill that includes a fair and...
17 May 2013
NFU, JA Zenchu Statement on Lima Round of TPP Negotiations
US - In advance of the Lima round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union (NFU) president, and Akira Banzai, president of Japan’s Zenchu,...
09 May 2013
NFU Joins European Coalition to Demand Fair Treatment
UK - The NFU has joined a coalition of farmers’ organisations from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Denmark to fight against CAP proposals that could result in significant...
05 May 2013
Time for Change: Sustainability Events for Businesses
GLOBAL – As companies become more focused on sustainable practices, an innovative proposition for businesses has emerged that offers unique global insight into business sustainability and hands-on...
30 April 2013
Coalition Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill
US - The Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition praised the introduction of legislation that would assist in establishing a stable workforce that can help sustain the rural communities where...
29 April 2013
New Bill Opens Way for Migrant Workers
A new bill introduced into Congress last week could ease the way for meat and food processing plants and farms to employ immigrant labour....
16 April 2013
Global Fertilizer Industry Promotes Safety, Health and Environment Management
CHILE - Top technical experts from the fertilizer industry convened last week to discuss innovative new production processes and share best practices. ...
12 April 2013
Preparation, Double-checking are Key to Spring Planting Safety
US - With planting season nearing, a Purdue Extension agricultural safety specialist warns farmers not to let their enthusiasm for spring planting lead to injuries....
01 April 2013
John Deere Gator Gets a Makeover
UK - Following customer feedback, John Deere has introduced a number of additional new features on the XUV 855D Gator 4x4 utility vehicle for 2013. These include a digital instrument cluster,...
12 March 2013
FAO Supports Transformation of Uganda's Agri Sector
UGANDA - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting...
07 March 2013
NFU Delegates Adopt Policy, Convention Adjourns
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) 111th Anniversary Convention adjourned Tuesday afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts. The four-day event concluded with the delegates considering and adopting...

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