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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....
14 July 2016
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic trade talks (known as TTIP)....
Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
13 July 2016
Poultry Industry Calls for Further Reduction in Corn Ethanol Blending
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has called for further reductions in the amounts of corn bioethanol required in transport fuels for next year, due to the effects of these rules on feed prices for chicken producers....
12 July 2016
Maryland Extends Bird Flu Emergency Orders
US - The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has extended Emergency Orders to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza from infecting Maryland poultry flocks, citing continued threats of an outbreak....
Guyana Sends Samples to US After Sudden Poultry Deaths
GUYANA - The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has sent samples from broiler farms to the University of Georgia after farmers found sudden poultry deaths....
06 July 2016
Spain's Poultry Meat Exports Up 10 Per Cent in 2015
SPAIN - Spain increased exports of poultry meat by 10.37 per cent last year, with 227,335 tons sold....
05 July 2016
Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban
RUSSIA - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has reportedly signed a decree to extend the ban on various agri-food imports from Western countries as part of sanctions resulting from the crisis in Ukraine....
04 July 2016
UK Food Standards Asked to Implement Runny Egg Rule Changes
UK - The draft report on UK egg safety by a specialist sub-group of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has been approved by the full ACMSF committee following a three-month consultation period....
01 July 2016
How Will UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
30 June 2016
How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
27 June 2016
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
24 June 2016
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
22 June 2016
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country should stay in or leave. Here is an overview of what the...
Mexico Highlights Importance of Avian Flu Eradication Strategy
MEXICO - The Mexican government is working with producers, veterinarians and other countries in the region to eradicate avian influenza from the country....
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