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20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Chosen as New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
18 January 2017
Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
09 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire....
06 January 2017
France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread
FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several...
05 January 2017
Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
04 January 2017
MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
05 December 2016
Bird Flu Hits French Farm, Disrupting Planned Move to Disease-Free Status
FRANCE - A duck farm in France is the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks....
29 November 2016
US Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining
US - The US Food and Drug Administration recently released its 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, showing 'measurable improvements' in antimicrobial resistance....
25 November 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Output Takes Knock in Southern Africa
AFRICA - Zimbabwean and South African chicken producers have seen a decline in poultry production in the past month while in west Africa, Nigeria and Ghana have continued to be affected by illegal imports that are impacting on local producers, with Ghanaian...
23 November 2016
Canada's Chicken Farmers Welcome Government Work on Illegal Imports
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada has welcomed news that the Canadian Government is conducting a consultation process to ensure that regulations are not undermining the Canadian chicken sector....
15 November 2016
Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Israeli Poultry Farm
GLOBAL - Multiple cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 have been found across Europe in recent days, and a new report suggests that wild birds migrating from Europe to Africa have spread the virus to Israeli poultry....
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
09 November 2016
Russian Poultry Producer Cherkizovo to Export to EU
RUSSIA - Russian meat processor Cherkizovo Group has been given permission to export poultry products to the EU from its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility....
07 November 2016
Pressure on Spain, Italy to Reduce Growing Animal Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain....
04 November 2016
How Did Chickens Cross from Asia to Africa?
GLOBAL - The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from...
03 November 2016
How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
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....
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