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10 February 2016
Food Insecurity in South Sudan Exacerbated by Livestock Raids
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 per cent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe,...
09 February 2016
Hungarian Poultry Processors Call for Lower VAT
HUNGARY - Hungarian poultry processors have called on the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lower the country’s value-added tax (VAT) on poultry meat following the cabinet’s move to decrease the VAT on pork meat from 27 per cent to 5 per...
08 February 2016
New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
Brazil's Chicken Meat Exports Grow 14.1 Per Cent in January
BRAZIL - In keeping with the good performance recorded in 2015, Brazilian exports of chicken meat in 2016 began at an already positive pace....
05 February 2016
No New Infected Flocks Found in Indiana Bird Flu Testing
US - No new flocks have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indiana since 16 January....
04 February 2016
New Poultry Research Facilities Get Go-Ahead in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland will receive a new, state-of-the-art poultry research centre to help scientists produce commercially-relevant work for the industry....
02 February 2016
Push for Jobs for Young People in World Agriculture
GLOBAL - Promoting decent employment opportunities for young people in agriculture and the rural economy was a key focus of the launch in New York of the UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which was welcomed by the UN's Food and Agriculture...
Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Low Risk from Runny Eggs, Report Suggests
UK - A new report by Government food safety advisors, presented on Friday, has concluded that British Lion eggs can safely be eaten runny, even by pregnant women, babies and elderly people....
European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
01 February 2016
USDA Clarifies Funding for Bird Flu Clean Up, Vaccination
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued updates to its Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Fall Plan....
29 January 2016
New Recordkeeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases, Sales
US - Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State...
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
28 January 2016
IPPE: Poultry Profitability Likely to Benefit from Low Feed Costs in 2016
US - Speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the IPPE event in Atlanta yesterday, analyst Dr Paul Aho from Poultry Perspectives described how commodity price falls had improved margins, but the possibility of recession in China could put...
Philippines to Focus on Poultry Least Affected by El Niño
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has said that to counter the negative effects of El Niño and the turbulent typhoons like the ones that wreaked havoc in the country, it will give more attention to livestock and poultry production since these...
NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
27 January 2016
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
Funding Available for Young Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
26 January 2016
Bird Flu Outbreak Found on Indian State Poultry Farm
INDIA - Thousands of birds have died on a state poultry farm after an outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza....
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
22 January 2016
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion by 2020....
21 January 2016
Chinese Firm Sets Up Poultry Farm in Nigeria
CHINA - A Chinese firm in southwest Nigeria's Ogun State has set up an integrated poultry farm, which China's Xinhua national news agency said was to focus on enhancing Nigeria's food security....
20 January 2016
US, Mexico, Canada to Work Together on Tackling Avian Flu
GLOBAL - The US, Canada and Mexico and their respective poultry and egg industries have jointly announced that they are working to enhance collaboration on avian influenza....
More Simplifying Measures for EU Farm Payments
EU - A new suite of measures to simplify the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were welcomed this week by farming organisation Copa-Cogeca....
 
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