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18 February 2019
From robots to virtual fencing – what does the future hold for food and farming in Britain?
Robots, vertical farms and virtual fencing could soon be the farming of the future, according to a new report from the NFU....
MEPs want less EU money to go to intensive farming
Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s environment committee have voted for a reduction in subsidies going to intensive farming under the common agricultural policy as of 2021. ...
15 February 2019
RSPCA reveals shoppers could be buying meat from animals that were not stunned before slaughter as UK Government releases delayed figures
UK Government responds to the RSPCA and BVA's call for delayed slaughter figures to be released to the public...
13 February 2019
BVA calls for a holistic view of animal welfare during live transport
As the political appetite for improvements to live animal transport increases, the BVA urges the government to put welfare at the centre of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK...
12 February 2019
UK food and drink trade industry bodies call on government to pause non-Brexit consultations
All of the major UK food and drink trade industry bodies have written to Defra, asking for non-Brexit consultations on hold....
11 February 2019
United Arab Emirates suspends poultry imports from Kuwait due to bird flu
Birds and poultry from KUWAIT are prohibited from entering the UAE...
01 February 2019
NFU President responds to Commons votes
UK - Responding to the votes on various amendments in the House of Commons last night, NFU President Minette Batters doesn't budge...
28 January 2019
Researchers to crack poultry production health risks
AUSTRALIA - A new collaboration will help feed the world’s growing demand for poultry and eggs, while minimising the risk to international public health from animal-to-human-diseases...
25 January 2019
RUMA chairman "irritated" that DEFRA/DOH fail to realise progress already made in reducing antimicrobial use
UK - RUMA has been forced to issue a clarification following a number of misleading media reports covering the launch of the Government’s new AMR strategy published yesterday (24 January), “Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s...
23 January 2019
NFU outlines the impact of a no-deal on British food and farming
UK - The NFU stressed why a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for British food and farming and outlined the importance of recognising the strategic importance of food production to the nation...
21 January 2019
NFU Board calls for immediate end to government shutdown
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year...
18 January 2019
Are you compliant with the new permitting rules?
UK - Pig and poultry farmers will soon be able to demonstrate compliance with new permitting rules, using two new, simple calculators, free of charge...
16 January 2019
NFU agrees six principles to deliver best Brexit outcome for British farmers, growers
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers...
UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line
UK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray just 10 weeks before it is due to...
04 January 2019
Oxford Farming Conference delegates cynical about post-Brexit trade environment
UK - During the morning session of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) on 4 January 2019, the majority of attendees voted "no" in an interactive survey that asked whether participants were confident in post-Brexit export opportunities...
20 December 2018
Brazil prosecutors execute search warrants in JBS parent bribery case
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Brazil's chief federal prosecutor said on Wednesday it had search warrants for eight people involved in the case of a former minister who is alleged to have received bribes from the parent company of meatpacker JBS SA...
19 December 2018
USDA updates National Poultry Improvement Plan, Program Standards
USA, 19 December 2018 - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalise provisions for compartmentalisation of primary breeding...
EU farmers will be protected, says European Commission
EU, 19 December 2018 - The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached today a political agreement on a new set of rules that will ensure protection of 100 percent of EU farmers and of a very large majority of EU agri-food companies against...
13 December 2018
FPCCI hails PM’s poultry-based poverty alleviation move
PAKISTAN, 13 December 2018 - The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday lauded the move of Prime Minister Imran Khan to help the poor combat poverty through poultry business...
Coalition applauds animal health provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
USA, 13 December 2018 - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday...
Farm Bureau board endorses USMCA agreement
USA, 13 December 2018 - The board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation yesterday recommended swift passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
EU citizens want more transparent food safety studies
EU, 13 December 2018 - The EU is making it easier for citizens to have access to scientific studies underpinning decisions in the field of food safety on issues such as pesticides...
04 December 2018
Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock
EU - Campaigning MEP John Flack is backing a move to link farm subsidies to animal welfare across Europe...
China likely to resume US soy deals, but action on tariffs uncertain, USDA chief
China (Reuters) - China will probably resume buying American soybeans around 1st January 2019 because of limited supplies in Brazil after slashing imports from the United States due to the US-China trade war, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said...
03 December 2018
Conventional cages excluded from draft global standard by World Animal Health Organisation
GLOBAL - The World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) is proposing global standards for housing laying hens, which will now exclude conventional cages from their standard...
 
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