Archive for November, 2012

  • USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D

    Friday, November 30th, 2012

    Analysis published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) in the most recent issue of the journal Science examine the relationship between public and private investments in research and development (R&D) and their importance in agricultural input industries. The Science article is drawn from a recent ERS study that provides new details on the [...]

  • Farmers Essential For Vegetation Management

    Monday, November 26th, 2012

    Australian farmers are playing a leading role in managing native vegetation to help boost production outcomes, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
    The report, Native vegetation management on agricultural land, found that 85 per cent of farmers were gaining on–farm production and/or environmental [...]

  • Germany to reduce use of antibiotics

    Thursday, November 15th, 2012

    The focus is on the finishing phase in pig and poultry production. Dr. Hans-Joachim Gotz, president of the Federal Association of Pratising Veterinarians told that the transnational objective of modern animal health policy must be to avoid illnesses by preventing measures such as vaccinations, hygiene, husbandry management, husbandry conditions etc. Nevertheless the principle of ’sick [...]

  • Estimates for future global warming narrowed down

    Thursday, November 15th, 2012

    HOW much will Earth warm this century? The best answer to this killer question remains broad, but a study has narrowed the range of likely temperatures – and comes down on the warmer side.
    As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, temperatures rise. The consensus among climatologists is that if the amount of carbon [...]

  • EU exporting more waste, including Hazardous Waste

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

    Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
    Increasingly stringent and harmonised waste policies in the EU have led countries to transport more waste material [...]

  • Business as usual is not an option

    Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

    That’s the key conclusion of a new analysis by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its latest Low Carbon Economy Index.
    The annual rate of reduction of carbon emissions per unit of GDP needed to limit global warming to 2°C has passed a critical threshold according to the new analysis. The rate of reduction now required has never been [...]

  • Warnings of Poultry Litter Botulism Risk

    Thursday, November 1st, 2012

    The use of poultry (most often broiler) litter can lead to outbreaks of botulism in bedded livestock – mostly cattle – and some farms have suffered repeated outbreaks of disease as a result of continuing this practice over several years.
    AHVLA has always advised against the use of poultry litter as bedding material because of the [...]