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27 May 2015
New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
22 May 2015
International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
Ghana Government Promises Millions to Revamp Poultry Industry
GHANA - Ghana's government will soon hand over millions of Ghanaian cedi to help revamp the poultry industry....
21 May 2015
Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in the US, as the epidemic continues....
Hong Kong Bans Some Poultry Imports from South Dakota
HONG KONG - Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry meat and products from Moody County in South Dakota, US, after incidents of avian influenza there....
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
South Africa Seeking Solution on Trade with USA
SOUTH AFRICA - In late April, Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa, sought a solution with the United States over renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)....
19 May 2015
NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
18 May 2015
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
China-Brazil Strengthen Agricultural Relations
CHINA - China and Brazil deepened agricultural relations last week in a meeting between Vice Minister Chen Xiaohua and the Brazilian International Relations Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Tatiana Lipovetskaia Palermo....
15 May 2015
US Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
Some US Foodborne Disease Infections Down in 2014
US - Rates of infection of common Salmonella and E. coli types decreased during 2014, according to data from the US public health organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
14 May 2015
US Documentary Leads to New Poultry Recall Powers
US - After a documentary highlighted cases of preventable foodborne illnesses, the government announced new powers for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recall contaminated poultry and meat products to protect consumers....
First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct Payments this year....
13 May 2015
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed nine billion people in 2050....
Help for Canadian Poultry Sector to Recover from Impact of Avian Influenza
CANADA - The Canadian and British Columbian governments are to fund two initiatives worth up to C$1.58 million to help BC poultry producers re-establish their operations and mitigate the impact of future risks following an outbreak of notifiable avian...
12 May 2015
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers into bankruptcy....
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
11 May 2015
Ecuador Bans US Poultry on Bird Flu Fears
ECUADOR - The country has banned imports of all poultry products from the United States, reports the USDA....
More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
06 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
29 April 2015
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
 
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