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21 August 2017
Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane....
07 August 2017
China, US Join Hands in Kansas-based Animal Vaccine Cluster
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
01 August 2017
Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
27 July 2017
US Poultry Industry Weighs in on NAFTA Renegotiation
US - In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a "bonanza for American Agriculture."...
20 July 2017
Study: Health Insurance Costs Threat to Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag, Says AFBF
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
18 July 2017
US Prioritises Trade Deficits Key in Renegotiation of NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
13 July 2017
Ag Groups Write Letter to Trump Administration About Import Restrictions
US - The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organisations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration this week, urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on...
07 July 2017
EPA Sets '18 Ethanol Volumes at Statutory Maximum
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday (5 June) proposed once again to keep the mandated volume for conventional ethanol use for 2018 at the statutory maximum of 15 billion gallons....
30 June 2017
WGA Initiative Supported by Livestock Producers
US - The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to create a mechanism for states and stakeholders to share best practices in species management, to promote...
28 June 2017
Farm Bureau Says NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritise Ag
US - A modernised North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for US agriculture and settle remaining challenges for US farmers and ranchers in neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing...
AFB Says Farmers Cheering EPA Move to Ditch WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will propose a rule to repeal a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
19 June 2017
Cooked Chicken from China: Free Trade a Two-way Street, Says NCC
US - As a result of an authorised deal where the US can now export beef to China, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will allow imports of frozen, fully cooked and refrigerated chicken to the United States from Chinese poultry...
AFB Urges Congress to Exercise Caution Against Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
15 June 2017
Chicken Council Asks for Suspension of USDA Organic Rule
US - USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) delayed implementing the final rule for organic livestock and poultry welfare standards from 19 May to 14 November 2017, citing a federal freeze on new regulations until the administration conducts further...
14 June 2017
NAFTA a Boon for US Poultry Exports, Say Top Poultry Groups
US - In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a "bonanza for American Agriculture."...
12 June 2017
Ag Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are seeking a rehearing following a recent ruling issued by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit....
02 June 2017
Salmonella Tied to Live Poultry Sickens 372 in 47 States
US - Signaling what has become an ongoing yearly pattern, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday reported eight multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, including chicks and ducklings....
26 May 2017
Group Appeals LA Ruling Allowing Yom Kippur Chicken Rite
US - An animal rights group is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against a Southern California synagogue for holding a pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung by its legs and then slaughtered....
24 May 2017
NFU Says President Trump's Budget Assaulting Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
18 May 2017
NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the...
15 May 2017
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
11 May 2017
Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule Opposed
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017, to allow time for further consideration by USDA....
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