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Monday, January 26, 2015
Welfare Rule Doubles California's Egg Prices
US – Intense market debate reignited in California after the cost of eggs doubled as farms realigned to new laws limiting layer bird stocking rates....
Friday, January 23, 2015
US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety Proposal
US - The industry body, the National Chicken Council and one poultry processor have welcomed the aims of the recently announced proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts, highlighting the progress that has been made in this area...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tougher US Poultry Meat Measures Could Spare 50,000 Illnesses
US – Tighter standards on poultry products will prevent 50,000 illnesses each year, predicts the US Department of Agriculture’s food inspection body....
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to cut the duty on imports of poultry meat from the US....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
NFU Urges President Obama to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the President to reconsider his support for trade agreements that export...
Monday, January 19, 2015
How Big of a Deal is China’s Ban on Imports of US Poultry and Egg Products? 
CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Chicken Council Urges Rethink on Lean Meat Ruling
US - The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) last month approved removal of lean meat from proposed healthy diet recommendations, prompting the National Chicken Council (NCC) to write to the committee to reinforce poultry’s role in a healthy,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
USDA Offers Support for New Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers and ranchers....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
US Farming Groups Unite to End Cuban Embargo
US - Prominent US food and agriculture associations - including the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation - and companies have announced the formation of a coalition that seeks to advance trade relations between the United States...
Foie Gras Sales May Resume in California
US - A federal judge in California has overturned a two-year-old ban on the sale of foie gras in the state....
Friday, January 09, 2015
US Farmers Call for New Approach to Trade Deals
US - The National Farmers Union is calling for all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal of reducing the US trade deficit, while ensuring that the trading partner abides by the agreement and by US standards....
Friday, January 02, 2015
US Responds to Poultry Export Bans
US - The Agriculture Department has issued a statement in response to a number of countries banning poultry from the US citing fears of avian flu. USDA is pressing these countries to apply internationally recognised trade guidelines....
New Vet Oversight Rules Will Affect More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
New Members Appointed to US Poultry Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, serving as the key House authority for oversight and rule implementation...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
No AGOA for South Africa if Dumping Issue Persists
US - Senator Coons and Isakson co-signed a letter this week to South African President Jacob Zuma stating their intention to withhold the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits from South Africa unless the anti-dumping issue is resolved. ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Welfare Campaigners Urge Cage-free Eggs Sales in California
US - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is urging food retailers to sell only non-cage eggs in response to the the latest California egg law....
US Industry Responds to Demand for No Antibiotics in School Chicken Meals
US - The National Chicken Council has released a statement on a statement from the Urban School Food Alliance calling for its suppliers to provide chickens that have never received antibiotics, among other requirements....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Implications of US-EU Free Trade Negotiations to be Discussed at IPPE
US - Implications of US–EU free trade negotiations on animal agriculture are set to be discussed at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thousands of US Farmers Received Disaster Assistance
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Programme (ELAP) for losses suffered between 1 October...
Monday, November 24, 2014
US Chicken Body Reacts to Missed Deadline on Renewable Fuels
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a year, much to the disappointment of the National Chicken Council. ...
Friday, November 21, 2014
USDA Agricultural Database Can Now be Viewed by the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
OK Foods Guilty of Objectionable Conduct in Union Election
US - The US National Labour Relations Board has ordered OK Foods to set aside the result of a union election held on 1 May because it found the company “engaged in objectionable conduct” under the National Labour Relations Act....
Friday, November 07, 2014
NFU Beginning Farmers Institute Experiences Cooperatives and Local Farms
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmers Institute (BFI) participants are in Minneapolis this week to take a closer look at the cooperative business model, tour local farms and co-ops, consider legal issues and learn about bookkeeping requirements...
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