Keen to experience the Chinese dairy market first-hand, 14 northern Victorian dairy farmers visited the world’s largest dairy market last month. On the week-long trip, the members from the Rochester Dairy Business Network and local Rabobank operations followed the supply chain from Australia to China. Rabobank senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey said the tour was […]
By Colin Todhunter US citizens constitute 5 percent of the world’s population but consume 24 percent of global energy. On average, one person in the US consumes as much energy as two Japanese, six Mexicans, 13 Chinese, 31 Indians, 128 Bangladeshis, 307 Tanzanians and 370 Ethiopians. The US is able to consume at such a […]
With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector.
THE AUSTRALIAN APRIL 22, 2015 2:35PM Melbourne Two of Australia’s most progressive dairy companies have announced their separate purchases of parts of the financially distressed United Dairy Power empire. Victoria’s Burra Foods has bought the Gippsland assets of United Dairy Power and assured local dairy farmers of their continuing milk supply contracts. In turn, Australia’s […]
Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced that it was going into the milk business. Not just any milk, mind you: nutritious, reformulated supermilk. It also invited ridicule. “It’s like they got Frankenstein to lactate,” scoffed Stephen Colbert on his show. “If this product doesn’t work out, they can always re-introduce […]
Farming of the future: Toshiba’s ‘clean’ factory farm where three million bags of lettuce are grown without sunlight OR soil Japanese technology giant Toshiba has unveiled a huge factory farm where it is growing various types of lettuce leaves without sunlight or soil for sale in its new healthcare business. Located in disused 21,000-square foot […]
By Karen Macdonald, www.farmcreditnetwork.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced multiple financial aid programs to support agriculture and rural America in February. Among the available funds are $160 million to support food and agriculture research, education and extension, $16 million to support food production and increase food security, and $14 million to support economic growth […]
Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe are consultants with Farm Credit East, working out of the Dayville office. Rick has been with Farm Credit for 27 years, and Jon has been with the organization for 31 years.
Agriculture received mainstream media attention in March, with ABC’s “Bachelor Farmer” Chris Soules proposing to his final choice of contestants, and bringing attention to farming with his new website promoting modern agriculture.
The start of April means Earth Day is coming, a chance for us to appreciate our planet and all it offers – food, fuel, fiber and water. We can also thank the sun, which is increasingly being used to generate clean electricity.