British Charolais Cattle Society Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society Hereford Cattle Society British Limousin Cattle Society British Simmental Cattle Society British Simmental Cattle Society Texel Sheep Society
Subscribe to News


Aviagen

Major Clients

News Headlines Japan News

Wednesday 03 July 2013

Japan

Problems on the farm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has included the promotion of agriculture in the “third arrow” of his economic growth strategy and envisaged the creation of agricultural villages that will produce world-class products for export.

Read More...

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Japan

Farmers and solar power

Japan’s farming sector is making the switch to solar power, with the nation’s agricultural body announcing plans to spend AU$93 million installing 30 megawatts of solar on the rooftops of livestock barns and distribution centres.

Read More...

Wednesday 05 June 2013

Japan

Problems with US grain imports

Japan has suspended some imports of grain from the US after the discovery in an Oregon field of gene-altered crops developed by Monsanto that never won approval for consumption.

Read More...

Tuesday 04 June 2013

Japan

Widow of dairy farmer sues power company

A Filipino woman whose Japanese husband committed suicide after his dairy farming business was decimated by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is suing Tokyo Electric Power Co. for about ¥126 million.

Read More...

Thursday 30 May 2013

Japan

Farm incomes

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 17 announced a second set of economic growth policy measures.

Read More...

Friday 24 May 2013

Japan

Rice farmers start again

Farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district once designated a no-go zone because of radioactive fallout ejected by the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

Read More...

Sunday 19 May 2013

Japan

Government aid for farmers

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Japan has supported Vietnam’s agriculture industry with more than 25 technical projects

Read More...

Monday 06 May 2013

Japan

Feeding poultry on soy

Soy meal that is produced in the US seems to be the favoured form of feed of Japanese poultry for the last 50 years.

Read More...

Friday 03 May 2013

Japan

Government boost for farmers

The government said Tuesday that it will take steps to bolster Japan's abating agriculture industry, such as boosting crop exports and promoting intensive farming, with an eye on the country's entry into talks on the U.S.-led tariff-cutting pact.

Read More...

Saturday 27 April 2013

Japan

Investment in meat and farming

The Jamaican Government’s efforts to attain self-sufficiency in meat consumption have been boosted, through a J$69.5 million grant to the Diversification of the Caribbean Livestock through the Production of Small Ruminants project.

Read More...

Sunday 21 April 2013

Japan

Farming without soil

Kawauchi, a farming village 30km from the site of the world’s worst atomic disaster in 25 years, feared for its future as radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant soaked into the soil.

Read More...

Japan

Non-soil farming after atomic accident

Kawauchi, a farming village 30km from the site of the world’s worst atomic disaster in 25 years, feared for its future as radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant soaked into the soil.

Read More...

Sunday 31 March 2013

Japan

Farming without soil

Takeo Endo, a Kawauchi farmer who once supplied the imperial family with rice, is spearheading a group that’s pioneering a project that aims to grow food without having to plant on soiled ground; farming in a sealed-off hydroponics factory instead.

Read More...

Saturday 30 March 2013

Japan

Taking care of farmers

Japan's compulsion to protect its politically influential and culturally iconic agricultural sector is always a serious stumbling block when Tokyo attempts to negotiate free trade agreements.

Read More...

Friday 29 March 2013

Japan

FTA talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not yet made any formal announcement, but Japan’s largest farm group has already staged a protest against the country’s impending entry into the United States-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade talks.

Read More...

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Japan

Japan and the TPP talks

JAPAN'S Prime Minister Abe has announced the country will take part in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) discussions, and reinforced the importance of Japan taking the lead of the rule making of the economic framework while possible.

Read More...

Monday 18 March 2013

Japan

Brewers grain for livestock

2012 was overall a good year for US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Korea.

Read More...

Japan

Farmers and radiation

Kawauchi, a farming village 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the site of the world’s worst atomic disaster in 25 years, feared for its future as radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant soaked into the soil.

Read More...

Friday 01 March 2013

Japan

Animal activists at it again

Environmental activists and Japanese whaling authorities have reported fresh clashes in Antarctic waters, with each side accusing the other of causing dangerous collisions between ships.

Read More...

Japan

Talking wheat

Japan increased wheat prices to flour millers by almost 10 percent, raising costs for companies including Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (2002) and Nippon Flour Mills Co. (2001) as a weaker yen made grain imports more expensive.

Read More...

Monday 04 February 2013

Japan

Marel technology lead the way

Taking the next step to support Japanese poultry processors

Read More...

Monday 28 January 2013

Japan

Rice farming

Japan has given Kenya a Sh617.6 million grant to finance two projects meant to improve farming and access to clean water.

Read More...

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Japan

Farmers and Radiation

Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by the 2011 tsunami.

Read More...

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Japan

Problems on the farm

'Tis the season for predictions, and last week Hiromasa Yonekura, the chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), told Asahi Shimbun he believed Japan will decide in 2013 to take part in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks.

Read More...

Saturday 15 December 2012

Japan

Farmers going hi-tec

Farmers can now look to the cloud for the latest updates on their crops.

Read More...

Wednesday 05 December 2012

Japan

Drop in rice production

Japan's rice production for 2013 has been forecasted at 7.91 million tons, 20,000 tons less than 2012, as demand is expected to continue to fall, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as saying on Wednesday.

Read More...

Japan

Land grab problems

China's cabinet vowed on Wednesday to tighten laws on the expropriation of farmland, warning that the problem risked fuelling rural unrest and undermining the country's food security.

Read More...

Tuesday 04 December 2012

Japan

Lift in rice prices

Despite a good harvest, domestic rice prices are soaring partly because producers' efforts to develop brand rice that can be sold at higher prices are resulting in a shortage of low-priced rice in the market.

Read More...

Friday 30 November 2012

Japan

Rice planting starts again

The town government of Hirono and the village government of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture have decided to resume planting rice next year.

Read More...

Saturday 03 November 2012

Japan

Contaminated rice fears

Japan will restrict rice shipments from an area in Fukushima prefecture after a sample exceeded a new government safety standard for the first time since a stricter level was imposed, rekindling food-safety concerns.

Read More...

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Japan

Grain and cattle feed

France’s grain-grower organizations set up a fund to provide financing to modernize the country’s livestock industry.

Read More...

Saturday 27 October 2012

Japan

Cash injection for farmers

Japan's prime minister will instruct his ministers to plan for an economic stimulus of up to ¥1.0 trillion on Wednesday, reports said, as an election hovers into view.

Read More...

Monday 15 October 2012

Japan

Lift in beef imports

Japan imported 57,315 tonnes swt of beef during August, the highest monthly volume since July 2005.

Read More...

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Japan

Tesco exit Japanese market

Tesco has revealed its exit plan of its loss-making Japanese business.

Read More...

Sunday 17 June 2012

Japan

Concerns over contaminated crops

Last year’s crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings.

Read More...

Thursday 14 June 2012

Japan

Farm Minister in trouble

A spy scandal involving a Chinese diplomat working at the embassy in Tokyo looks set to cost a Japanese cabinet minister his job, a report said Thursday.

Read More...

Monday 11 June 2012

Japan

Rice farming and storage

Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings.

Read More...

Wednesday 06 June 2012

Japan

A look at beef farming

The Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation of Japan (ALIC) have released survey outcomes on beef cattle farms, with specific focus on larger scale operations (with cattle numbers greater than 200 head) during the during the Japanese financial year 2011 (JFY – April 2011 to March 2012).

Read More...

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Japan

Farm trade with Hong Kong

Japan's farm ministry signed a memorandum with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on Monday to cooperate in promoting Japanese food and agricultural exports to the Chinese territory.

Read More...

Japan

Salmonella and eggs

A recent publication has examined the epidemiology of Salmonella prevalence on egg-producing farms in Japan.

Read More...

Wednesday 09 May 2012

Japan

Buying wheat

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is looking to buy a total of 106,200 tonnes of food wheat from the United States and Canada in a weekly tender closing on Thursday.3

Read More...

Sunday 22 April 2012

Japan

Wheat imports

Japan, the world’s fifth-biggest wheat importer, plans to buy 6.5 percent less foreign food wheat in the year to March 2013 in anticipation of higher local production, helped by government initiatives to lift food self sufficiency.

Read More...

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Japan

80% jump in cattle feed imports

Japan's farm ministry said on Friday it plans to buy 77.7 percent more foreign wheat for animal feed in the year starting on April 1 than in the current year.

Read More...

Sunday 25 March 2012

Japan

Farmers in trouble over food safety

Farming is the only thing Hitoshi Onoda knows — it is what he has done for the past 35 years.

Read More...

Friday 23 March 2012

Japan

Petersime poultry equipment

As of March, the Japanese company Hytem Co. Ltd., established in Kakamigahara, Gifu, will be distributing Petersime products and services to the Japanese market. Hytem supplies automated equipment for egg farms. It is a leading supplier of layer cages in Japan with a market share of about 50%.

Read More...

Sunday 18 March 2012

Japan

5 million chickens lost in earthquake

Japanese earthquake aftermath claimed 4.37 million chickens

Read More...

Sunday 11 March 2012

Japan

Fruit farming problems

This is the first of a two-part report on the royalties certain Korean farmers are facing now, particularly Jeju citrus farmers. In the next issue of The Weekly, reporter Angela Kim will detail some suggestions experts have for farmers and explain how the government plans to minimize any negative impact. — Ed.

Read More...

Friday 02 March 2012

Japan

ISA nominates Area Manager

Institut de Sélection Animale (ISA) has reached an agreement in which Dr. Naoki Goto will become the ISA Area Manager in Japan.

Read More...

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Japan

The wheat market

Wheat prices in Japan, Asia’s second- largest importer, may decline in April by the most since October 2009, putting food makers including Yamazaki Baking Co. and Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. under pressure to cut prices.

Read More...

Thursday 16 February 2012

Japan

Radiation and milk

Major dairy companies will inspect the milk products they produce in 17 prefectures in northeastern and central Japan for radioactive contamination and disclose their findings to the public at the end of February, an industry body said Wednesday.

Read More...

Next News Section

Farming News Daily Supporting British Pig Farmers

Pigs Are Worth It