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03 August 2015
Vaccine Issues Raised at US House Avian Flu Committee
US - US avian flu experts were once again invited to speak at a committee on the the federal and state response to the outbreaks last week, this time in the House of Representatives....
31 July 2015
US Accused of Dumping Chicken in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Poultry producers are considering action against the US for alleged dumping of chicken parts, according to local reports....
30 July 2015
US Agriculture Officials Meet for Avian Flu Conference
US - Top agriculture officials in the US met in Iowa recently for a conference on this year's highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
29 July 2015
Ecuador Partially Lifts US Poultry Product Avian Flu Ban
ECUADOR - Ecuador's Sanitary Authority (AGROCALIDAD) has lifted restrictions on imports of US processed poultry products from highly pathogenic avian influenza-free states, regions, zones or areas....
Producer-Buyer Contract Arrangements Aided by New FAO Legal Guide
GLOBAL - A new legal guide from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is designed to support more equitable contract farming arrangements, and better policy making....
28 July 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
27 July 2015
UK Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
24 July 2015
Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
23 July 2015
China Disputes EU's Poultry Import Laws at WTO
CHINA - A panel will be set up by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to investigate certain concerns of the Chinese government over the EU's poultry import regulations....
Partnerships Needed for Successful, Sustainable UK Farming Sector
UK - Working effectively to create a sustainable farming sector is only possible if the industry, retailers and Government works together, according to National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond. ...
Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
22 July 2015
UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on membership of the European Union....
20 July 2015
Nigerian Customs Seizes Poultry Products as Anti-Smuggling Mission Gets Under Way
NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) seized frozen poultry products worth over 12 million Naira (N) during the first week of operation 'Hawk Descend' in the South Western area of the Nigeria-Benin border....
16 July 2015
Ukraine Agreement Expands Canadian Export Opportunities
CANADA - Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement talks have been successfully completed, allowing access for Canadian meat exports to a new market....
15 July 2015
Northern Irish Minister Urges Vigilance After English Avian Flu Outbreak
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today urged poultry farmers in Northern Ireland to be vigilant following confirmation of an outbreak of avian influenza in the English county of Lancashire....
US Still Waiting for Progress on South Africa Market Access
US - A recent report by the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) said that there has been little progress on exports of bone-in chicken to South Africa....
14 July 2015
Tamil Nadu Lifts Ban on Kerala Poultry Products
INDIA - The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has lifted the ban on entry of poultry products from Kerala state following a notification from the Central government. ...
10 July 2015
Suspected Avian Flu Case Found on Lancashire Farm
UK - The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is investigating a case of suspect avian flu in Lancashire and movement restrictions have been put in place....
Policy Key to India's Agricultural Growth Prospects
INDIA - As a large and fast-growing developing country, India has been generally identified as a source of growth in global agricultural demand and trade, but such growth is dependent on more investment and changing policies, according to this report...
09 July 2015
French Plans to Support Agri-Food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
US Senate Meeting Highlights Dramatic Impact of Avian Flu
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing recently on the impact of avian flu on the poultry sector, listening to a variety of witnesses and stakeholders....
08 July 2015
New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and the creation of 23,000 new jobs by 2025. ...
 
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