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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
National Turkey Federation 2015 Officers Elected
US - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board of Directors has elected members of the 2015 Executive Committee during its February annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jihad Douglas, president of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. was elected 2015 NTF chairman....
Friday, February 13, 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Court Throws Out Bid to Block New Poultry Inspection Rules
US - A bid to block new poultry inspection regulations and practices in the US has been thrown out by a US district court....
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
National Farmers Union Welcomes COOL Lawsuit Dismissal
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the dismissal of the US District Court lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies to try and stop the USDA from...
Monday, February 09, 2015
Pros and Cons of Trade Agreements Explained at IPPE
US - An overview on trade agreements and key issues were given in four presentations at an education programme on the US–EU Free Trade negotiations at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). ...
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Challenge to California's Foie Gras Ruling
CALIFORNIA, US - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has said she will appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras....
USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
US Farmers Say Agriculture Has Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
US – The National Turkey Federation has urged Congress to renew powers for trade negotiators which the body says ensure effective negotiation and conclusion of beneficial trade agreements....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Port Standstill Spells Trouble for US Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork trade....
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....
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