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24 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
11 October 2016
Post-Brexit Labour Rules a Key Concern for British Poultry Industry
UK - The British poultry meat sector faces challenges following the Brexit vote, said the newly re-elected Chairman of the British Poultry Council, John Reed, at the organisation's recent AGM....
10 October 2016
APHIS Issues Updated Indemnity Calculator for Laying Hens
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its indemnity calculator formula for laying hens, effective October 1, 2016....
26 September 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Tanzania Opens Up for Russian Imports
AFRICA - More and more African countries are opening up their poultry markets to imports from Europe and the United States, growing evidence of constrained poultry production capacity on the continent. ...
23 September 2016
Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
20 September 2016
Avian Influenza-Free India a Big Relief to its Poultry Producers
INDIA - India is free from avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu from September 5, 2016, the department of agriculture and animal husbandry has declared, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
19 September 2016
France Lifts Bird Movement Restrictions as Flu Outbreaks End
FRANCE - The French agriculture department lifted restrictions on the movement of birds in 17 south-western departments last week, saying that the outbreaks of avian influenza that began in 2015 have ended, according to EFEAGRO....
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
14 September 2016
American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low...
Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the World Wildlife Fund....
08 September 2016
Standoff over American Poultry Imports to India Continues
INDIA - The impasse over imports of poultry from the United States to India continues despite expectations that trade talks between officials of both countries would end it, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
07 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role of agriculture, has been circulated at the G20 Summit, which took place at Hangzhou, Zhejiang...
06 September 2016
Brazil Broiler Production Forecast to Increase Despite High Feed Prices
BRAZIL - Brazil's broiler production is forecast to increase by 3 per cent in 2017, to 14 million metric tons, according to the latest forecast from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)....
25 August 2016
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
15 August 2016
Lithuania Considers Tax Cut on Meat to Boost Demand
LITHUANIA - In a bid to lower the prices of meat and stimulate domestic demand, the Lithuanian government is considering reducing the value-added tax (VAT) on fresh and chilled meat....
Consultation Opened on British Farming Post-Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit....
10 August 2016
Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January. ...
05 August 2016
Brazil's 2016 Chicken Meat Exports Remain High Despite July Drop
BRAZIL - Brazil's Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) reported a record decline in poultry meat exports of 18.9 per cent in July compared to the same period the previous year....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
29 July 2016
Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking trespass laws....
Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making sustainable food production more effective....
20 July 2016
France Detects Avian Flu Outbreaks During Eradication Efforts
FRANCE - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been identified in France as part of increased monitoring efforts against the disease....
18 July 2016
Feed Shortages Impact Egg Production in Venezuela
VENEZUELA - The National Association of Egg Producers (Asoprohuevos) has reported that production in the egg sector fell 40 per cent as a result of the difficulties faced by farmers in purchasing feed and medicines for laying hens....
15 July 2016
Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
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