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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening, Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan....
Ag Officer Calls for Increased Tax Rate on Poultry Imports
BARBADOS - Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, remains adamant that poultry imports should carry a heavier tax rate....
Imo Modern Poultry Begins Sale of Birds
NIGERIA - The Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu, which had remained moribund for over 20 years, has received a boost by the Governor Rochas Okorocha's government as part of its efforts to create employment opportunities, promote agriculture as well as boost the...
Farm Bureau Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that would reduce, if not eliminate, government-imposed...
Monday, September 15, 2014
CME: Does Cheap Feed Make Cheaper Meat?
US - Even as grain supplies in the US, and globally for that matter, are expected to increase significantly in the next 12 months, the amount of meat protein available to consumers will still be lower than what it was two years ago, write Steve Meyer...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Maltese Meat Production Increases in Second Quarter
MALTA - Meat production advanced by 5.5 per cent to 2,994 tonnes during the quarter under review....
McDonald's Reports Global Comparable Sales for August
GLOBAL - McDonald's Corporation today announced that global comparable sales decreased 3.7 per cent in August....
Liquid Eggs Operation Cracks Under Shortage
JAMAICA - Liquid Eggs Limited, the Montego Bay-based marketing arm of the Jamaica Egg Farmers' Association, is seeking to recover but the future of the company is uncertain because it has lost a number of customers due to its inability to maintain supply...
Association Outlines Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this great national discussion about Scotland’s place...
FAO Praises India's Agricultural Achievements
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh on 8 September 2014. ...
Summit to Celebrate for Major UK Egg Supplier
AFRICA - A nine-strong team put together by the major UK egg supplier LJ Fairburn arrived in triumph at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after a gruelling seven day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain....
FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Govt Urged to Act on 'Unjustifiable' Prices of Pork, Chicken
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture alliance Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) on Thursday called on the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to immediately act on the continuing increase in retail prices of pork and chicken products....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Scottish Chicken Shortfall on Supermarket Shelves
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish consumers face the prospect of being unable to buy Scottish chicken in their local supermarket as further cuts to Scottish producers’ contracts are announced. ...
Argentinian Broiler Production Projected to Increase
ARGENTINA - 2015 Argentine broiler production is projected to increase by 3.4 per cent, reaching a new record high of 2.15 million metric tons (MMT). This increase continues to be driven by new export opportunities and excellent sanitary conditions....
Standard Chartered Invests $35 Million in Jordanian Poultry Firm
JORDAN - Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), the investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank, will invest $35 million to acquire a minor but significant stake in Al Jazeera Agricultural Co., Jordan's only fully integrated poultry producer and distributor....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations than at the start of 2006....
High Beef, Pork Prices Provide Competitive Edge to Broiler Meat
JAPAN - Post expects high market prices for beef and pork could persist in 2014, providing a competitive edge to relatively low-priced broiler meat in Japan’s increasingly flexible animal protein market....
Thai Integrated Poultry Producers Expanding Facilities
THAILAND - The Thai broiler industry has enjoyed a profitable period since the second quarter of 2013 in its domestic and overseas markets....
Ukrainian Poultry Production Expected to Rise in 2014
UKRAINE - In 2014 poultry production in Ukraine is expected to increase by eight per cent due to new production facilities that came on line in 2013 and in the first half of 2014. The bulk of this additional growth in production will be exported, although...
Beware of Trojan Horse Labelled COOL ‘Reform’
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological front as well as in the courts, are now trying have...
CME: US Consumer-level Meat, Poultry Demand Strong in July
US - US consumer-level meat and poultry demand remained strong in July. Total real per capita expenditures on beef, pork, chicken and turkey amounted to $44.62 in July, up from June’s $45.96 and 1.2 per cent higher than last July’s $44.08, write...
Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased 203,853 of its ordinary shares at an average price of €...
 
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