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Friday, October 24, 2014
USDA Moving in Right Direction on COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) recent ruling on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) clearly shows US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is headed in right direction....
Colombia Destroys Chickens Brought Illegally from Venezuela
COLOMBIA - The authorities ordered the slaughter of 150 chickens from a market in Arauquita as they clamp down on animals brought illegally from Venezuela....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues – the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee....
Russia Extends EU Food Import Ban on Safety Grounds
RUSSIA - Rosselkhoznadzor as announced the introduction of temporary restrictions on the import of some meat products from the European Union....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Australian Egg Company Fined for Misleading Claims
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Court has ordered an A$300,000 penalty after finding 'free range' egg claims to be misleading....
Friday, October 17, 2014
US Chicken Product Line Certified 'No Antibiotics Ever'
US - One of Perdue Foods' product lines has been USDA process-verified for no antibiotics ever....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Russian Trade Ban, Other Trade Issues Discussed at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy discussed the Europe 2020 strategy, international...
Ukraine Gives Crimea Temporary Ban on Animal Produce
UKRAINE - The State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service of Ukraine from 13 October will introduce a temporary ban on imports of products that are subject to veterinary controls from the territory of Crimea....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
WTO Rules in Favour of US over Indian Ban on US Poultry Imports
US & INDIA - A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled in favour of the US in a case following a ban by India in 2007 aimed at preventing imports of US chicken into the country on the grounds of preventing avian influenza....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
US Poultry Exports to Taiwan Increase Due to High Pork Prices
TAIWAN and US - US poultry exports to Taiwan increased significantly during the first half of 2014 due to exceptionally high pork prices. The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Taiwan estimates that US poultry exports to Taiwan could see a record year...
US Poultry Industry Respond to GM Crops Report
US - The paper outlined major environmental, economic, and food safety benefits which have propelled Genetically Engineered crops to being, “the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history, says the National Chicken Council....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Colombian Poultry Sector Gains Support to Stay Competitive
COLOMBIA - At a poultry event in Cartagena last week, the minister of agriculture and head of the Colombian agriculture institute (ICA) confirmed their commitment maintaining the competitiveness of the national poultry sector....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Launch of UK Animal and Plant Health Agency
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
Monday, October 06, 2014
South African Poultry Tariffs Yet to Produce Local Benefits
SOUTH AFRICA - Local chicken producers had not yet derived the benefits of the new tariffs set against poultry imports from Brazil a year ago as the levels of imports were more or less the same as last year, “which were enough to cause harm”, the...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
US - USDA has awarded more than $52 million in grants to support organic and local food economies....
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
South African Poultry Makes Concessions for US
SOUTH AFRICA - South African poultry producers are considering granting concessions on the access of US chickens into the local market in order to help secure the renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)....
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive model to increase production and that the solutions...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Continued Support to Agriculture, Food Sectors from Russian Government
RUSSIA - The government will support agro-processors until 2021, according to meat company, Cherkizovo....
Friday, September 26, 2014
Chilean Chicken Companies Fined, Association Disbanded
CHILE - The national tribunal for free market competition has found three chicken companies guilty of collusion in the domestic market, and the national poultry association is to be disbanded....
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Weekly Overview: South America Steps in to Meet Russian Food Demand
SOUTH AMERICA & RUSSIA - Delegations from Argentina and Brazil have been visiting Moscow lately to explore the opportunities to boost their trade with Russia for poultry products and other foods....
Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
SCOTLAND, UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Indian Agriculture Minister Calls for Canadian Investment
INDIA - In order to promote agriculture trade between two countries, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food in New Delhi recently....
Monday, September 22, 2014
South America Targets Russian Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Increased Concern over Latest Avian Influenza Strain in Southeast Asia
GLOBAL - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the FAO said....
 
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