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20 January 2017
Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
19 January 2017
Australia to Export Eggs to South Korea to Lessen Bird Flu Shortage
AUSTRALIA - Help from Australian egg farmers will soon be on its way to South Korea as the country fights one of its worst avian influenza (bird flu) epidemics in recent times, according to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited....
16 January 2017
South Korea Imports US Eggs to Ease Bird Flu Shortage
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA, under Minister Kim Jae-su) has promised to 'minimise inconvenience' to the public from its largest ever avian influenza epidemic, as part of a suite of measures to grow...
13 January 2017
Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 per cent below their 2015 levels....
Eggs Associated with Better Brain Test Performance
FINLAND - A Finnish study, published in the December 2016 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has concluded that moderate egg intake may have a beneficial association with certain areas of cognitive performance, according to the British...
Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review. ...
10 January 2017
Celebrities and Pop-Up Restaurant to Promote Eggs in 2017
UK - A trio of top celebrities are spearheading a £1m recipe egg marketing campaign for 2017 promoting the culinary and health benefits of eggs....
09 January 2017
Govt Stocks Red Meat, Chicken to Alter Market Prices
IRAN - Close to 25,000 tons of red meat and 50,000 tons of chicken have been stocked to adjust prices in the domestic market, says the CEO of Livestock Affairs Support Company, affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture....
GutCare® PY1- Establishing the Balance
GLOBAL - Establishing intestinal health is all about balancing out the good and bad bacteria in the gut....
05 January 2017
UK Farmers Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness
UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world....
Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
04 January 2017
MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
03 January 2017
US Poultry Industry Provides 1.6 Million Jobs, Study Shows
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have published an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages...
WTO Rules in US's Favour Over Ag Exports to Indonesia
US - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced shortly before Christmas that a World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement panel has found in favour of the United States’ challenge to Indonesia’s wide-ranging restrictions and...
29 December 2016
Agribusiness Faces Challenges in Next Five Years, says Rabobank
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
22 December 2016
CME: US Aims for Balanced Turkey Inventories Heading into 2017
US - The turkey industry is coming into the end of the year trying to fine tune production in order to have inventories balanced with consumer demand at the start of the new year, according to a Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
21 December 2016
One of Brazil's Largest Restaurant Companies Switching to Cage-Free Eggs
BRAZIL - Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain....
Poultry Gatherings Halted Following Avian Flu Case
UK - A temporary suspension on gatherings of some species of birds will apply across England, Scotland and Wales following a case of highly pathogenic avian flu of the H5N8 strain at a farm in Lincolnshire....
20 December 2016
Poultry Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed....
UK Poultry Farm Incomes Fall for Second Year Running
UK - Poultry farm incomes fell 16 per cent in the most recent financial year, following on from a 19 per cent decline the year before, according to the latest Farm Business Survey carried out across England by a group of universities and colleges....
19 December 2016
Supply-Driven Global Meat Markets to Put Pressure on Prices, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL – Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. ...
15 December 2016
3.8 Million Dollars Released to Fund US Organic Farming Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well...
14 December 2016
Survey Shows Brits Rely on Eggs to Cure Hangovers
UK - A new survey, carried out by One Poll on 2000 British adults in September, has revealed that a full English breakfast is the fastest acting hangover cure and the preferred remedy for Brits battling the aftermath of a heavy night....
13 December 2016
Most US Farms Still Family Owned According to New Report
US - Farming is still overwhelmingly a family operation according to a new report, “America’s Diverse Family Farms 2016,” released this week by the USDA Economic Research Service....
12 December 2016
South African Government Responds to Industry Concerns Over Chicken Dumping
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has highlighted its actions to impose tariffs on poultry imports as a response to continued concerns in the country over 'dumping' of poultry products....
 
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