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31 March 2015
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will increase availability of medicines for animal health and welfare....
French Poultry Farmers Receive Final Exceptional CAP Payment
FRANCE - A €15-million exceptional aid package for the poultry sector has been paid out to French farmers....
US COOL Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws changing Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) until after a World Trade Organisation ruling on the matter....
30 March 2015
South Korea HPAI Cases Continue into 2015
SOUTH KOREA - The government continues with efforts to control High Pathogen Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry farms....
26 March 2015
Poultry Scrutinises Politicians Ahead of Election
UK - Stakeholders in the poultry sector met to hear politicians unveil their plans for key food sector issues earlier this month. ...
25 March 2015
Poultry Proposal Tantamount to Economy Shrinking
SOUTH AFRICA – A request to get US poultry into South Africa is practically asking the government to shrink its economy, says an industry leader....
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
24 March 2015
FDA Releases Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
23 March 2015
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Nigeria's Farmers Call for Government Help
NIGERIA - Poultry farmers in Plateau state are calling for government help to compensate them for the loss of birds and sales following recent avian influenza outbreaks....
20 March 2015
Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that farmers will be able to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility, as part of the 2015 final budget....
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration with the LiveWell for LIFE project....
EU Agriculture Council Discusses Organic Farming
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council recently held a public debate on a proposal for organic farming....
Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes bills about to be considered by the Senate which will strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
Five Countries Are Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global Food...
18 March 2015
Political Parties Commit Support to UK Poultry Sector
UK - Ahead of the general election in May, political parties have committed government support to the poultry industry....
17 March 2015
Nigerian Government Agrees Compensation for Avian Flu-Hit Farmers
NIGERIA - The federal government has voted to offer 600 million naira (NGN) to compensate the owners of poultry farms hit by avian influenza....
16 March 2015
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as...
H5N2 Virus Confirmed in Kansas Avian Influenza Outbreak
KANSAS, US - Kansas Department of Agriculture has been confirmation about last week's case of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype....
12 March 2015
American Farm Bureau Files Brief in Egg Law Case
US - A California law that regulates agricultural production in other states is unconstitutional for multiple reasons, and a lower court ruling that barred other states from bringing suit against California on behalf of their citizens should be reversed,...
Three Colleges Received $30,600 in USPOULTRY Foundation Grants
US – Louisiana State University, McNeese State University and Mississippi State University received student recruiting grants totalling $30,600 from the USPOULTRY Foundation....
11 March 2015
House of Representatives to Get Chicken Caucus
US - Congress has announced a new, bipartisan Congressional Chicken caucus to educate the House of Representatives. ...
10 March 2015
End of Avian Flu Protection Measures in British Columbia
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted its Avian Influenza Primary Control Zone in British Columbia....
04 March 2015
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 March 2015
Year Delay on Chesapeake Bay Chicken Manure Spreading Limits
US – Proposals for water protection regulations for a coastal bay in the North West US may clamp down on phosphorous, although will be delayed. ...
 
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