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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....
10 October 2016
APHIS Issues Updated Indemnity Calculator for Laying Hens
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its indemnity calculator formula for laying hens, effective October 1, 2016....
14 September 2016
American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low...
08 September 2016
Standoff over American Poultry Imports to India Continues
INDIA - The impasse over imports of poultry from the United States to India continues despite expectations that trade talks between officials of both countries would end it, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
25 August 2016
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
29 July 2016
Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making sustainable food production more effective....
13 July 2016
Poultry Industry Calls for Further Reduction in Corn Ethanol Blending
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has called for further reductions in the amounts of corn bioethanol required in transport fuels for next year, due to the effects of these rules on feed prices for chicken producers....
12 July 2016
Maryland Extends Bird Flu Emergency Orders
US - The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture has extended Emergency Orders to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza from infecting Maryland poultry flocks, citing continued threats of an outbreak....
04 July 2016
UK Food Standards Asked to Implement Runny Egg Rule Changes
UK - The draft report on UK egg safety by a specialist sub-group of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has been approved by the full ACMSF committee following a three-month consultation period....
30 June 2016
How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
08 June 2016
CME: Broiler Exports Disappointing
US - USDA-ERS released April’s monthly trade data (on a carcass weight basis) yesterday, compiled from data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 May 2016
CME: Turkey Hatchery Output on the Rise
US - The USDA-NASS released data earlier last week showing turkey hatchery output is on the upswing, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
11 May 2016
US Challenging China Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat
US - US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said that the US is mounting a challenge to China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because of the Chinese Government’s failure to bring its duties on imports of US chicken broiler products into compliance...
06 May 2016
US Turkey Industry Welcomes Bill on Pilot Programme for Legal Workers
US - The US' National Turkey Federation has welcomed the action of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to introduce a bill on foreign-born workers in the US, and said it is essential for the turkey industry to allow legal hiring of such workers....
20 April 2016
Mexico's Ban on Arkansas Poultry Products Lifted
US - Mexico has lifted its ban on poultry from the US state of Arkansas, which was imposed during the spring 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks....
18 April 2016
EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European agri-food executives representing key sectors in the EU trade...
08 April 2016
USDA Provides Millions in Funding for Animal Nutrition Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture has announced funding awards worth $6 million, in grants to institutions looking into farm animal nutrition and growth....
31 March 2016
Farming Nanotechnology Research to Benefit Poultry Industry
US - The US' Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities....
22 March 2016
FSIS to Streamline Food Safety Rules for Pork, Poultry
US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a proposed rule that would amend, consolidate and streamline existing regulations for meat and poultry products....
How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad....
15 March 2016
Information-Sharing Network Prevents Thousands of Foodborne Illnesses
US - Quickly uncovering that different people's food-related illnesses are connected can make all the difference in halting a deadly outbreak....
08 March 2016
Weather Could Have Contributed to Indiana Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a preliminary epidemiology report for the highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza cases confirmed in Indiana in January....
01 March 2016
Senators Announce Arrival of First US Poultry to South Africa in 15 Years
US - US Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), co-chairs of the Senate Chicken Caucus, have applauded the news that the first US poultry in more than 15 years has arrived in South Africa....
08 February 2016
New US Rules to Ensure Contractors Get Compensation in Bird Flu Outbreaks
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced a new rule on payouts of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
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