Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030713/problems_on_the_farm_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260613/farmers_and_solar_power.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050613/problems_with_us_grain_imports_.aspx bloomberg Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040613/widow_of_dairy_farmer_sues_power_company_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm incomes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 17 announced a second set of economic growth policy measures. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300513/farm_incomes_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/rice_farmers_start_again__.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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 http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140513/government_aid_for_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060513/feeding_poultry_on_soy_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/government_boost_for_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240413/investment_in_meat_and_farming_.aspx 5mpublishing Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160413/farming_without_soil_.aspx irishexaminer.com Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160413/non_soil_farming_after_atomic_accident_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190313/farming_without_soil_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250313/_taking_care_of_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200313/fta_talks.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260313/japan_and_the__tpp_talks_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Brewers grain for livestock 2012 was overall a good year for US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Korea. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180313/brewers_grain_for_livestock_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180313/farmers_and_radiation_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010313/animal_activists_at_it_again.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010313/talking_wheat_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Marel technology lead the way Taking the next step to support Japanese poultry processors http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010213/marel_technology_lead_the_way_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Rice farming Japan has given Kenya a Sh617.6 million grant to finance two projects meant to improve farming and access to clean water. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280113/rice_farming.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and Radiation Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by the 2011 tsunami. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230113/farmers_and_radiation_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160113/problems_on_the_farm_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers going hi-tec Farmers can now look to the cloud for the latest updates on their crops. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/121212/farmers_going_hi_tec_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/051212/drop_in_rice_production.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/051212/land_grab_problems.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/041212/lift_in_rice_prices.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/301112/rice_planting_starts_again_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/311012/contaminated_rice_fears_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Grain and cattle feed France’s grain-grower organizations set up a fund to provide financing to modernize the country’s livestock industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/311012/grain_and_cattle_feed_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/241012/cash_injection_for_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lift in beef imports Japan imported 57,315 tonnes swt of beef during August, the highest monthly volume since July 2005. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/151012/lift_in_beef_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Tesco exit Japanese market Tesco has revealed its exit plan of its loss-making Japanese business. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190612/tesco_exit_japanese_market_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140612/concerns_over_contaminated_crops_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140612/farm_minister_in_trouble_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110612/rice_farming_and_storage_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040612/a_look_at_beef_farming.aspx MLA.com Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300512/farm_trade_with_hong_kong_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Salmonella and eggs A recent publication has examined the epidemiology of Salmonella prevalence on egg-producing farms in Japan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300512/salmonella_and_eggs_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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 http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090512/buying_wheat_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170412/wheat_imports_.aspx reuters Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170412/_jump_in_cattle_feed_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200312/farmers_in_trouble_over_food_safety_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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%. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230312/petersime_poultry__equipment_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 5 million chickens lost in earthquake Japanese earthquake aftermath claimed 4.37 million chickens http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/120312/_million_chickens_lost_in_earthquake.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050312/fruit_farming_problems.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020312/isa_nominates_area_manager.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220212/the_wheat_market_.aspx bloomberg Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160212/radiation_and_milk.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT