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Germany | 21 September 2017
Bayer dismisses antitrust concerns about digital farming

Bayer (BAYGn.DE) said it was unable to propose the sale of any digital farming assets to allay EU concerns about its planned $66 billion takeover of Monsanto (MON.N). The European Commission last m...


Germany | 25 August 2017
German firm bets big on future of Indian agriculture

CLAAS, the €4-billion German manufacturer of agri machinery, has been in the middle of that change and is working with thousands of farmers across the country. Their 52 dealers lease CLAAS machines to...


Germany | 11 August 2017
Germany trains 230,000 farmers in Nigeria, others

German Development Agency (GIZ) has trained 230,000 small farmers in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon. The farmers were trained under its Farmer Business School training (FBS). ...


Germany | 9 August 2017
German agriculture minister: Eggs scandal is a 'criminal' case

Germany's agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was “criminal”, as authorities in several European countries continued ...


Germany | 25 July 2017
Germans ditch pork as Vaterland goes veggie

The nation that gave the world Bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and filling its plates with more veggie concoctions instead. Germans last year consumed the small...


Germany | 24 July 2017
German milk price doesn't add up

Production costs in the German dairy sector are far outstripping what milk producers are being paid. The sector has become an economic focus for the country, as the German Office for Agriculture an...


Germany | 20 July 2017
German organisation embarks on training to boost potato production

German aid organization (GIZ) has embarked on a training program to boost potato farming in areas where climatic conditions favour the crop in Nyandarua and Bungoma Counties. Potato is Kenya’s sec...


Germany | 19 July 2017
Organic farming reaches record level in Germany

Increasing numbers of German farmers are relying on organic production, with 7.5 percent of all arable land now cultivated ecologically. The government has set its sights on an ambitious target of 20 ...


Germany | 26 April 2017
German report puts spotlight on milk supply agreements

A highly critical report on the structure of milk supply agreements (MSAs) by the German national competition authority has proposed changes that could have implications for the industry right across ...


Germany | 7 February 2017
German free-range sector hit by bird flu

Poultry farmers in Germany and the Netherlands have become the first to reach the end of a 12-week deadline allowing produce to remain ‘free-range’ when kept indoors due to disease threat. They now...


Germany | 23 January 2017
German agriculture minister discusses trade restrictions with Russian side

German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Tkachev on Sunday in the framework of G20 agriculture ministers summit in Berlin to discuss trade restrictions ...


Germany | 29 December 2016
German Agriculture Minister says 'nein' to meatless meatballs

Vegan schnitzel? Veggie würst? Soy-sauge and meatless meatballs? There's no such thing, says Germany's agricultural minister. He's crying fowl over product packaging, and is calling for a ban on us...


Germany | 19 December 2016
Poultry culled in Germany after bird flu found on two farms

About 30,000 turkeys and ducks were culled in Germany over the weekend after bird flu was found on two farms, authorities said on Monday. Some 21,600 turkeys were culled on a farm in Soest in North...


Germany | 16 December 2016
German court dismisses claims by Peruvian farmer against RWE

A regional court in Germany on Thursday dismissed damage claims brought against RWE by a Peruvian farmer, in which he accused the German utility of emitting carbon dioxide and helping raise global tem...


Germany | 15 December 2016
Bird flu found on farm in big German poultry area

A case of bird flu has been found on a small turkey farm in Lower Saxony in northern Germany, one of Europe's largest production regions, although it is not yet certain what variant of the disease it ...


Germany | 6 December 2016
German Fleckvieh herds impress

Fleckvieh enthusiasts from throughout Ireland and Scotland recently embarked on a four-day trip to Germany, writes Bayern Genetik UK and Ireland agent David Hazelton. Many of those on the trip are...


Germany | 28 November 2016
Bayer-Monsanto deal is a bet on GM crop expansion

Bayer chief executive Werner Baumann pledged to create a “global leader in agriculture” when he unveiled the company’s blockbuster takeover of Monsanto in September. Making a success of the $66bn d...


Germany | 24 November 2016
Case of H5N8 bird flu in German farm, turkeys to be culled

A case of high risk H5N8 bird flu has been confirmed in the German state of Lower Saxony and about 16,000 turkeys on the farm will now be culled, authorities said on Thursday. The case was confirme...


Germany | 24 November 2016
Farmer sues German energy giant over climate change

A German court will on Thursday hear a complaint by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to the climate change that has caused glacial melting in the Andes, threatening his h...


Germany | 22 November 2016
Germany tightens rules for poultry farms amid bird flu cases

Germany is calling on farmers to take further precautionary measures following a rash of bird flu cases in the country. Earlier this week a flock of 30,000 chickens was destroyed in the northern st...


Germany | 18 November 2016
South Africa, others impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

Several countries have placed import restrictions on German poultry following outbreaks of bird flu in the country, German authorities said on Wednesday. South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong...


Germany | 18 November 2016
Solar energy from the farm

Feeding the world's growing population requires land, especially if crops are to be grown in an environmentally friendly manner. But space for such crops is becoming increasingly limited. "Agricult...


Germany | 17 November 2016
German farmers furious over claims no more sausage meat in 20 years

The chief of Rügenwalder Mühle warned that in 20 years time Angela Merkel’s nation will only tuck into vegetarian sausages and schnitzel, despite the pork treat being a traditional family favourite. ...


Germany | 3 November 2016
German cabinet approves draft law banning GM crops

The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Germany had announced in September...


Germany | 11 October 2016
Bayer vows not to use reputation to impose Monsanto’s GM crops on Europe

Bayer’s chief said the company is not planning to take advantage of its own good reputation to forcefully introduce genetically modified crops to Europe against its inhabitants’ will after it took ove...


Germany | 10 October 2016
New Zealand hereford beef a hit in Germany

German consumers are taking a liking to New Zealand hereford beef, with demand growing in a market traditionally dominated by pork and poultry. Fuelling that demand is the cattle's grass fed diet a...


Germany | 7 October 2016
German federal government, states to decide jointly on GMO crops-draft law

Germany's federal and state governments will in future decide together whether to ban the cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are allowed in the European Union, a draf...


Germany | 16 September 2016
Bayer buys in to Monsanto's vision of high-tech agriculture

On the day last year that I visited Robb Fraley, chief scientist of Monsanto, at the company’s St. Louis headquarters, he’d just come from a meeting with some farmers. Fraley laughed when I asked w...


Germany | 18 August 2016
Monsanto gives Bayer limited access to its books

U.S. seed company Monsanto has given German suitor Bayer AG limited access to its books after turning down a sweetened $64 billion takeover offer last month, two sources familiar with the situation to...


Germany | 16 August 2016
Germany will match EU funding but Ireland still hasn't decided

Germany's government will double financial aid to farmers but the Irish Government confirmed there has been no decision made. The German government has announced it will match the European Union s...