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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...
US Approves First Chinese Plants to Export Poultry Meat
US - Concerns have been raised in the US over possible food safety risks following an announcement earlier this week that the American authorities have named the first Chinese poultry plants that can export US-reared chicken back to the country after...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
New US Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Farm Animals
US - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture....
Environmental Bootcamp Education Program Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The Environmental Bootcamp education programme will provide an overview of the environmental regulations that commonly affect the poultry, egg and meat processing industries and discuss the importance of environmental audits and inspections....
Monday, November 03, 2014
IPPE to Host Seminar on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a one-day Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January 2015. ...
Friday, October 24, 2014
US Farmers Union Says USDA Moving in Right Direction on COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) recent ruling on Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) clearly shows US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is headed in right direction....
Friday, October 17, 2014
US Chicken Product Line Certified 'No Antibiotics Ever'
US - One of Perdue Foods' product lines has been USDA process-verified for no antibiotics ever....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
US Poultry Exports to Taiwan Increase Due to High Pork Prices
TAIWAN and US - US poultry exports to Taiwan increased significantly during the first half of 2014 due to exceptionally high pork prices. The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Taiwan estimates that US poultry exports to Taiwan could see a record year...
US Poultry Industry Respond to GM Crops Report
US - The paper outlined major environmental, economic, and food safety benefits which have propelled Genetically Engineered crops to being, “the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history, says the National Chicken Council....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
US - USDA has awarded more than $52 million in grants to support organic and local food economies....
Monday, September 22, 2014
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying that committing to combating antibiotic-resistant microbes will support patient care,...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
International Year of Family Farming 2014
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) has applauded the introduction of the Senate Resolution designating 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).” NFU has lead the US Committee for IYFF and played a key role in having the resolution...
Monday, September 15, 2014
USDA Faces Lawsuit to Stop New Poultry Inspection System
US - US action group Food and Water Watch has filed a suit in the federal court to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Farm Safety Should Be Top Priority Issue, Says Farmers Union
US - In honour of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm safety. Agriculture is consistently among the most hazardous...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Scientists Named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
US - Four scientists have been named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame for discoveries in soybean genomics, sustainable farming, poultry disease control and crop micronutrients. ARS is the chief intramural scientific research...
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