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Friday, January 30, 2015
Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated from this part of the supply chain, said the National...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
US – The National Turkey Federation has urged Congress to renew powers for trade negotiators which the body says ensure effective negotiation and conclusion of beneficial trade agreements....
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
US Senator Blasts South Africa on Poultry Block
SOUTH AFRICA – Concern has been voiced over South Africa’s use of trade and development legislation to block US poultry from the market....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Port Standstill Spells Trouble for US Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork trade....
Monday, January 26, 2015
Welfare Rule Doubles California's Egg Prices
US – Intense market debate reignited in California after the cost of eggs doubled as farms realigned to new laws limiting layer bird stocking rates....
Friday, January 23, 2015
US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety Proposal
US - The industry body, the National Chicken Council and one poultry processor have welcomed the aims of the recently announced proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts, highlighting the progress that has been made in this area...
Processed Meats Require COOL, Say EU Ministers
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
New Pack Size Rule: A Means to Protect Jordan's Poultry Sector?
US & JORDAN - Trade restrictions have been imposed by Jordan on imports of chicken leg quarters from the United States, which the US says are contrary to trading agreements and are pushing up prices for Jordanian consumers....
Tougher US Poultry Meat Measures Could Spare 50,000 Illnesses
US – Tighter standards on poultry products will prevent 50,000 illnesses each year, predicts the US Department of Agriculture’s food inspection body....
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to cut the duty on imports of poultry meat from the US....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Poultry Could Help End Bangladesh Hunger
BANGLADESH – Investing in livestock agriculture can meet Bangladesh’s growing food demands and stop poverty, a conference heard on 17 January....
NFU Urges President Obama to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the President to reconsider his support for trade agreements that export...
China, UK Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA & UK - Minister Han Changfu met Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of UK last week when the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral agricultural cooperation....
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Thailand Eyes Up New Poultry Customer
THAILAND – A new destination for Thai frozen chicken could be confirmed as South Korea moves closer to reopening its doors....
South Korea to Lift Australia Bird Flu Ban
SOUTH KOREA – Final approval is pending on South Korea’s decision to lift a two year ban on Australian chicken, imposed after the country’s avian influenza outbreak in 2013....
Monday, January 19, 2015
How Big of a Deal is China’s Ban on Imports of US Poultry and Egg Products? 
CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
More Poultry Lost to Avian Flu in Nigeria
NIGERIA - A second outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu in the country has been confirmed at Badore, near Lagos in the south-west, where 2,000 poultry have been culled. The previous outbreak was in the far north of Nigeria and the government has embarked...
Friday, January 16, 2015
US Counts the Cost of Chinese Ban on Its Poultry Exports
CHINA & US - As a result of China's ban on imports of all poultry and products from the US on the grounds of spreading avian flu, the US will be forced to send to rendering most of the huge volume of chicken paws (feet) and wing tips that it previously...
Poultry Plays Pivotal Role in Gambian Economy
THE GAMBIA - The poultry sector plays a pivotal role in the country's economy, according to a senior government official, and it is set to play a key role in future food security....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Chicken Council Urges Rethink on Lean Meat Ruling
US - The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) last month approved removal of lean meat from proposed healthy diet recommendations, prompting the National Chicken Council (NCC) to write to the committee to reinforce poultry’s role in a healthy,...
Foie Gras Ban to be Taken to Europe
EU - Expressing disappointment about the overturn of the ban on the sale of foie gras in California, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) says it will appeal against the ruling there and a ban on its production in Europe....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
USDA Offers Support for New Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers and ranchers....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
China Bans Imports of All US Poultry, Products
CHINA & US - The Chinese government has announced that it will ban all imports of US poultry and egg products because of recent detections in the US of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard poultry and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest....
Mexico Proposes Tri-National Poultry Committee to Canada, US
MEXICO – Mexico has called on Canada and the US to join forces and form a committee to “harmonise” the regional management of poultry diseases....
US Farming Groups Unite to End Cuban Embargo
US - Prominent US food and agriculture associations - including the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation - and companies have announced the formation of a coalition that seeks to advance trade relations between the United States...
 
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