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15 February 2018
Russia actively increasing the export of poultry meat
The Russian poultry industry has been developing rapidly during the last several years, leading to a significant increase in its poultry meat production and satisfaction of the country's domestic needs for this product...
FSIS issues public health alert for poultry products due to possible salmonella contamination
WASHINGTON, 14 February 2018 – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about illnesses reported in the state of Iowa that may be caused...
12 February 2018
UK food and farming sector unites to highlight impact on home-grown production
11 February 2018 - Thirty-six organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry set out what a successful Brexit means to them and to promote a unified voice to government from across the food sector in a joint statement...
09 February 2018
NFU in House of Lords discussions on Brexit and food security
A thriving domestic food and farming sector with well-developed relationships rather than a ‘trade with all-comers’ approach could help to insulate the UK from price volatility, lower standards and food fraud, NFU Director General Terry Jones told...
06 February 2018
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition, says leading organic body
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G...
31 January 2018
NFU urges Trump to make good on promises regarding trade and infrastructure
WASHINGTON – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump continued his promises to turn the page “on decades of unfair trade deals” and to rebuild the nation’s “crumbling infrastructure,” both issues of major concern for...
29 January 2018
Supporting the growth of Canada’s organic sector
Guelph, Ontario - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - The Canadian organic industry is one of Canada’s fastest growing agricultural sectors, thanks to Canada’s hardworking organic farmers and food processors who supply nutritious, sustainable, and...
Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency (EA) to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses...
24 January 2018
Canadian government outlines benefits of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
After signing the deal with eleven other countries, Canada releases statement on the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for agriculture and agri-food sectors in the midst of NAFTA renegotiations...
23 January 2018
250,000 chickens per day: what could happen if NAFTA disappears
Reuters reports on what might happen if NAFTA talks collapse between Canada, the US, and Mexico....
19 January 2018
Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval for expanded use of Safe-Guard® AquaSol in poultry
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced that Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension), the company’s highly effective dewormer, is now approved for use in laying hens and replacement...
O&T Farms announces organic feed ingredient
O&T’s organic linPRO® provides the natural way to enrich eggs or chicken with Omega-3s...
Bird flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire...
18 January 2018
Farmers Union urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
NFU board says consistency issues threaten viability of organic family farmers....
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (18 January) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures....
17 January 2018
Lawsuit filed against Walmart for claiming "cage-free" eggs
A lawsuit has been filed in the US against Walmart and Cal-Maine Foods which claims they lied to customers about access to outdoors for laying hens, reports the Modern Farmer....
16 January 2018
New and improved Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications
New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment....
Expanding employment opportunities for young Canadians in agriculture
Farmers know the importance of keeping the land, water and air healthy to sustain their farms from one generation to the next. The Government of Canada is making strategic investments to help farmers and young Canadians adopt innovative practices and...
15 January 2018
RSPCA ask supermarkets to join M&S in commitment to improve chicken welfare
The RSPCA celebrated on Saturday the news that Marks & Spencer has committed to a huge improvement in chicken welfare and is urging other supermarkets and retailers to follow suit....
11 January 2018
French Minister for Agriculture and Food visits Ceva Beijing factory
French Minister for Agriculture and Food visits the Beijing Factory of France's top veterinary pharmaceutical company during Emmanuel Macron's official visit to China....
Updated code of practice for meat chickens highlights importance of vets' involvement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, following a consultation last year....
Environmental policy and food production must go hand-in-hand
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
09 January 2018
Sovereign Foods Welcomes Lift of Prohibition at Hartbeespoort Plant
Sovereign Foods today announced that the City of Tswhane’s Health and Social Development and the Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the prohibition notice imposed on its plant in Hartbeespoort on 27 December 2017 for the Listeria bacterium. ...
05 January 2018
Azerbaijan Decided Not to Ban Poultry Meat Imports from Russia
AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan does not import poultry meat and its products from the Kostroma region of Russia, where bird flu was detected, so there is no need to impose a ban on the imports of these products, said Yolchu Khanvali, head of the press service...
 
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