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23 February 2017
Indian Poultry Farmers Concerned Over Potential for US Imports
INDIA - The Indian poultry industry has strongly opposed moves to allow import of chicken legs from the United States after India lost its case in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) last year....
21 February 2017
Farming Offers Huge Return on Investment, Report Reveals
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
13 February 2017
View from the Countryside - Farmers Showing Stoicism Amid Bird Flu Restriction Challenges
UK - The view of avian influenza from the countryside is one of stoic acceptance, writes Richard Gard, as farmers try their best to improve biosecurity and prevent the spread of disease....
06 February 2017
US Broiler Production Forecasts Increase for First Quarter of 2017
US - Preliminary broiler production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the 2016 fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered 25 million pounds, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from...
25 January 2017
Mixed Response from Agriculture as President Trump Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Chosen as New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
18 January 2017
Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
09 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
Avian Flu Confirmed in North Yorkshire Backyard Flock
UK - The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Settle in North Yorkshire....
06 January 2017
France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread
FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several...
05 January 2017
Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
04 January 2017
MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
05 December 2016
Bird Flu Hits French Farm, Disrupting Planned Move to Disease-Free Status
FRANCE - A duck farm in France is the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks....
29 November 2016
US Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining
US - The US Food and Drug Administration recently released its 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, showing 'measurable improvements' in antimicrobial resistance....
25 November 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Output Takes Knock in Southern Africa
AFRICA - Zimbabwean and South African chicken producers have seen a decline in poultry production in the past month while in west Africa, Nigeria and Ghana have continued to be affected by illegal imports that are impacting on local producers, with Ghanaian...
23 November 2016
Canada's Chicken Farmers Welcome Government Work on Illegal Imports
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada has welcomed news that the Canadian Government is conducting a consultation process to ensure that regulations are not undermining the Canadian chicken sector....
15 November 2016
Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Israeli Poultry Farm
GLOBAL - Multiple cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 have been found across Europe in recent days, and a new report suggests that wild birds migrating from Europe to Africa have spread the virus to Israeli poultry....
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
09 November 2016
Russian Poultry Producer Cherkizovo to Export to EU
RUSSIA - Russian meat processor Cherkizovo Group has been given permission to export poultry products to the EU from its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility....
07 November 2016
Pressure on Spain, Italy to Reduce Growing Animal Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain....
04 November 2016
How Did Chickens Cross from Asia to Africa?
GLOBAL - The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from...
03 November 2016
How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
24 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
11 October 2016
Post-Brexit Labour Rules a Key Concern for British Poultry Industry
UK - The British poultry meat sector faces challenges following the Brexit vote, said the newly re-elected Chairman of the British Poultry Council, John Reed, at the organisation's recent AGM....
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