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03 March 2015
Year Delay on Chesapeake Bay Chicken Manure Spreading Limits
US – Proposals for water protection regulations for a coastal bay in the North West US may clamp down on phosphorous, although will be delayed. ...
Call for Bird Flu Alert System for Backyard Poultry Owners
CANADA - Vancouver city authorities are to look into improving communications with backyard hen owners in case of future bird flu outbreaks following a call for action from a commercial poultry producer. ...
02 March 2015
Tough Times Ahead for South African Poultry Sector
SOUTH AFRICA – Higher production costs, chiefly a rise in maize prices, could negate any benefit South Africa’s poultry farms could see from tariffs on EU imports....
Cautious Optimism for Integrated Virginia Poultry Unit
US – Officials are “cautiously optimistic” about an integrated poultry production complex in Virginia....
Oman Bans Poultry Imports from Indian Region over Bird Flu Scares
OMAN – An imports ban has been announced by the Oman government on poultry products from a region in India following reports of an avian influenza outbreak....
27 February 2015
Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
Higher Taxes in Iraq Trouble Turkish Poultry Exporters
TURKEY - An import tax hike by Iraq is making it more difficult for Turkish poultry meat and egg producers to export to their main market....
Romanian Meat Industry Expects VAT on Meat to be Cut
ROMANIA - Following efforts by the Romanian Meat Association (ARC) which has been calling on the country’s government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on meat, the recently released new draft of the country’s Tax Code states that the VAT on meat,...
Warning of Lower Poultry Production Standards Threat in EU-US Trade Talks
EU - British poultry producers must not be left at a competitive disadvantage by lower standard imports....
26 February 2015
NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four-point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference....
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - At the NFU conference, the organisation's President called for politicians to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets, reports Chris Harris from Birmingham....
Poultry Price Plunges in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Farmers have agreed to an industry-wide discount on chicken to 29 pesos per pound....
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
24 February 2015
National Turkey Federation 2015 Officers Elected
US - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board of Directors has elected members of the 2015 Executive Committee during its February annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jihad Douglas, president of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. was elected 2015 NTF chairman....
23 February 2015
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending non-stun slaughter to promote animal welfare....
Polish Farmers March for Land Rights, GM Issues
POLAND - Around 6000 farmers marched in Warsaw recently to protest the Polish government's failure to address their long-standing demands. ...
19 February 2015
EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
16 February 2015
Philippines Restricts Poultry Imports from US, Israel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has banned imports of poultry products from Israel and the US state of Oregon on avian flu fears....
Backyard Poultry Ban in Zimbabwe's Capital
ZIMBABWE - Harare council has banned poultry in residential areas....
13 February 2015
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
 
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