Agri Politics

UN targets 30 per cent reduction in global livestock emissions

UN targets 30 per cent reduction in global livestock emissions

WORLD VIEW: The International Dairy Federation (IDF) this morning welcomes a new report released by The Food and Agriculture Organisation...

September 30, 2013

World’s largest vertical farm is certified organic

World’s largest vertical farm is certified organic

World News: A 90,000 sq ft warehouse based 15 miles outside of Chicago is now a thriving urban garden that...

September 19, 2013

China beef continues to rise

China beef continues to rise

A recent report released by Rabobank indicates Chinese demand for beef continues to rise, heralding positive news for a number of international...

September 19, 2013

Danone hit by allegations of bribery in China

Danone hit by allegations of bribery in China

The View from China: Danone has become the latest international food giant to be hit by allegations of wrongdoing in China,...

September 17, 2013

FSAI ceo to lead Fonterra inquiry

FSAI ceo to lead Fonterra inquiry

World News: The ceo of the Food and Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is to head up the New Zealand Government’s...

September 17, 2013

Second farm hub for Fonterra in China

Second farm hub for Fonterra in China

World News: Fonterra today announced its second farming hub in China will be located at Ying County, Shanxi Province and...

September 10, 2013

World’s largest milk powder dryer kicks into gear

World’s largest milk powder dryer kicks into gear

WORLD NEWS: The world’s largest milk powder dryer at New Zealand giant Fonterra’s Darfield site kicked into gear this week...

September 2, 2013

Fonterra ‘relived about all clear from Clostridium botulinum’

Fonterra ‘relived about all clear from Clostridium botulinum’

World View: New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced today that additional independent testing has established there was no...

August 28, 2013

Fonterra ups forecast milk price 30c to $7.80

Fonterra ups forecast milk price 30c to $7.80

World View: New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has lifted its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2014  by 30 cents to...

August 28, 2013

Fonterra suspends its operations in Sri Lanka

Fonterra suspends its operations in Sri Lanka

World News: New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has suspended its operations in Sri Lanka with immediate affect. Earlier this week,...

August 24, 2013

Fonterra hails border testing system

Fonterra hails border testing system

World News: Fonterra this morning has said it fully endorses and complies with the practice of country of origin and...

August 22, 2013

Tesco fined for ‘misleading strawberry offer’

Tesco fined for ‘misleading strawberry offer’

The View from the UK: Supermarket giant Tesco Stores has been fined £300k sterling  following a prosecution by Birmingham City Council...

August 19, 2013

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

WORLD NEWS: More New Zealand dairy products sold to China have been banned after elevated levels of nitrates were found,...

August 19, 2013

Fonterra will offer compensation

Fonterra will offer compensation

World News: Fonterra will offer compensation to companies supplied with potentially contaminated whey protein concentrate. This has been reported in Fairfax...

August 16, 2013

Pressure still on for Fonterra

Pressure still on for Fonterra

World View: New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has confirmed the resignation of its milk executive in the wake of a botulism scare....

August 15, 2013

Deere profits surge with demand

Deere profits surge with demand

WORLD NEWS: Farming equipment maker John Deere has today reported a stronger than expected 26 per cent increase in third-quarter earnings...

August 14, 2013

The organic flavour of France

The organic flavour of France

The View from France: Stéphane Le Foll, the French Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, recently outlined the framework for the...

August 14, 2013

The dairy sector in Croatia

The dairy sector in Croatia

Croatia has been a member of the EU since 1 July 2013, making it the 28th EU member state. In its...

August 13, 2013