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29 June 2017
Excessive Corn Protectionist Policy to Swell Chicken Prices
SRI LANKA - The authorities’ excessive measure to protect the corn farmers would have a devastating impact on the chicken industry in Sri Lanka, the industry specialists warn....
Church's Chicken Raises Over $350,000 in Support of 'No Kid Hungry'
US - For the second year in a row, Church's Chicken® has turned in an impressive fundraising performance on behalf of 'No Kid Hungry'. ...
CRISIL: Feast Only Just Beginning for MSMEs in Broiler Farming
INDIA - CRISIL expects the credit profiles of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in the broiler farming business to improve in fiscal 2018. ...
28 June 2017
Farm Bureau Says NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritise Ag
US - A modernised North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for US agriculture and settle remaining challenges for US farmers and ranchers in neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing...
CP Foods Suspends Operations at Chicken Plant
THAILAND - Thai agribusiness company Charoen Pokphand Foods has suspended operations of a chicken plant in Bangkok following an accident there last week in which five people died after falling into a wastewater treatment pond....
China Exports First Shipment of Cooked Poultry Meat to US
CHINA - China exported cooked poultry meat to the US for the first time, signifying that the country has reached an international standard of poultry processing and quality supervision....
Zimbabwe and Namibia Ban SA Poultry
ZIMBABWE & NAMIBIA - Namibia and Zimbabwe have banned poultry imports from South Africa after an outbreak of bird flu....
26 June 2017
Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge for Ag Employers
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
SA Poultry Sector Still Bleeding Jobs
SOUTH AFRICA - The country’s poultry sector is still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the sector, SA Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO Kevin Lovell said....
Viet Nam Gets Nod to Export Poultry to Japan
VIET NAM - Viet Nam will export processed chicken for the first time, starting with Japan, as it has got a go-ahead from the Japanese government and the department of animal health....
PFA to Bring Poultry Farms Under Licensed Network
PAKISTAN - In order to address the concerns of general public regarding the adverse effects of poultry on human health, the Punjab food Authority has decided to bring poultry farms under its licensed network....
Iran Resumes Chicken Exports to Iraq, Afghanistan
IRAN - An official, while reporting on resumption of chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan, said shipment of the product to Qatar will kick off soon....
23 June 2017
NAFTA: Agricultural Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming Urged
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
NZ Appetite for Chicken Breast Meat Soars
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders' appetite for chicken breast meat has soared, as poultry eclipses mince as the preferred protein in the supermarket meat aisle....
Iran Ships Eggs to Qatar, Afghanistan
IRAN - An official, while reporting on deployment of an egg container to Qatar, said about 1500 tons of the product have been exported to Afghanistan in the past two months....
Sri Lankan Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
22 June 2017
Al Namaa Poultry Signs Financing Deal with Meethaq
OMAN - Al Namaa Poultry Co. and Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed agreements on June 20, to successfully conclude long-term financing facilities of OMR50 million to finance the one of the biggest "poultry projects"...
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
North-east Nigeria Receives Emergency Aid from FAO to Combat Hunger
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
Food Citizenship Report Helps Build a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference: Developing Professional Potential, Leadership Skills
US - Women from across the poultry industry will convene for USPOULTRY’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held 17-18 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
Tyson Foods Announces Investment to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
Hens, Greenhouses and Bees Key to Restoring Livelihoods in Iraq
IRAQ - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected by conflict in northern Iraq....
Moy Park Put on Market by Brazilian Owner JBS
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland poultry giant Moy Park — one of the region's largest employers — is being put on the market just two years after it was bought by its current Brazilian owner....
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