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Thursday, December 18, 2014
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, serving as the key House authority for oversight and rule implementation...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Kosher Slaughter Ban Withdrawn in Poland
POLAND - A court has overturned an earlier ban on kosher slaughter of animals, which was due to come into effect in 2015....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Arrests in Nigeria for Importing Frozen Poultry
NIGERIA - Two people have been arrested in Nigeria for the importation of a large quantities of frozen poultry....
New Food Labelling Regulations
UK - On 13th December, the new Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations will come into force....
Bird Flu Could Occur Anywhere, Says Japanese Official
JAPAN - An official at the animal health department has warned that avian influenza could occur anywhere in the country as the result of transmission by wild birds and there is a reminder to travellers of the ban on importing poultry products from affected...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Weisenhof Returns to GMO-free Feed
GERMANY - The largest German poultry producer, Wiesenhof, has announced that it will turn back to using GM-free animal feed because of consumer demand....
Thursday, December 11, 2014
No AGOA for South Africa if Dumping Issue Persists
US - Senator Coons and Isakson co-signed a letter this week to South African President Jacob Zuma stating their intention to withhold the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits from South Africa unless the anti-dumping issue is resolved. ...
Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate
US/CANADA/MEXICO - The president of Paragon Economics expects the U.S. Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported US products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Welfare Campaigners Urge Cage-free Eggs Sales in California
US - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging food retailers to sell only non-cage eggs in response to the the latest California egg law....
US Industry Responds to Demand for No Antibiotics in School Chicken Meals
US - The National Chicken Council has released a statement on a statement from the Urban School Food Alliance calling for its suppliers to provide chickens that have never received antibiotics, among other requirements....
Russia Places Restriction on US Poultry Imports
RUSSIA - The Russian Federation the Rosselkhoznadzor sent a letter to the FSIS in June, 2014 with a request to enhance the control of the compliance of animal products including poultry products exported to Russia with the requirements and standards of...
Monday, December 08, 2014
Implications of US-EU Free Trade Negotiations to be Discussed at IPPE
US - Implications of US–EU free trade negotiations on animal agriculture are set to be discussed at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Poultry Council Calls on Government to Help Deliver Long Term Success
UK - The British Poultry Council has launched its ‘Manifesto for the British Poultry Industry’, calling on the Government to help ensure long-term success for the British Poultry meat industry and help deliver its 2020 vision....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
UK Poultry Meat Industry Launches Manifesto for Future Success
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) is calling on Government to help the industry deliver long-term success for the UK....
Russia Restricts German Poultry Products over Bird Flu
RUSSIA - Russia has placed restrictions on imports of poultry meat and poultry products from Germany because of the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Poultry Industry Urges Exemption for Breeders from Bird Flu Bans
GLOBAL - The International Poultry Council (IPC) called on its members to work with their respective governments to ensure that ongoing influenza-related trade bans do not disrupt the distribution of vital poultry breeding stock....
India Considers Challenge to WTO over US Poultry Decision
INDIA - India is reported to be considering a challenge to the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel ruling over imports of US poultry meat....
Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament yesterday (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
US Appeals WTO Panel Reports in US-COOL Disputes
GLOBAL - The US is to appeal against the decision of the World Trade Organization over the decision on country of origin labelling....
Monday, December 01, 2014
SFP Payment Start Welcomed by NFU
SCOTLAND, UK - News that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin today (Monday 1 December) has been welcomed by NFU Scotland....
Friday, November 28, 2014
EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
New Website Launched Aimed at Tackling Campylobacter
UK - The Joint Working Group on Campylobacter has launched a web site allowing consumers to follow its progress in tackling the bacterium....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
UK Government Updates Guidance on Bird Flu Biosecurity
UK - Following the outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Yorkshire last week, the agriculture department has updated its advice on biosecurity, particularly regarding contact with wild birds....
Thousands of US Farmers Received Disaster Assistance
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Programme (ELAP) for losses suffered between 1 October...
 
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