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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)....
05 February 2016
No New Infected Flocks Found in Indiana Bird Flu Testing
US - No new flocks have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza in Indiana since 16 January....
01 February 2016
USDA Clarifies Funding for Bird Flu Clean Up, Vaccination
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued updates to its Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Fall Plan....
29 January 2016
New Recordkeeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases, Sales
US - Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State...
28 January 2016
IPPE: Poultry Profitability Likely to Benefit from Low Feed Costs in 2016
US - Speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the IPPE event in Atlanta yesterday, analyst Dr Paul Aho from Poultry Perspectives described how commodity price falls had improved margins, but the possibility of recession in China could put...
20 January 2016
US Ag Secretary on Mission to Boost Food Exports to Chile, Peru
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a trade mission March 14 to March 18 to expand export opportunities for US agriculture in Chile and Peru....
18 January 2016
US Poultry Producers Outline Possible Economic Benefits of TPP
US – US poultry producers used a US International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing last week to both express support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to highlight mixed experiences with past free trade agreement negotiations....
15 January 2016
South Africa Poultry Import Deadline Set for 15 March
US - A proclamation from US President Barack Obama said this week that South Africa's duty-free access to US markets would be suspended unless the country begins to comply with US demands to import certain meat products....
04 January 2016
Bird Flu-Free Iowa Lifts Poultry Gathering Ban
US - Gatherings of birds at fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales have been reinstated in Iowa from 1 January....
07 December 2015
US Bird Flu Preparations Continue as Wild Duck Infection Confirmed
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) has confirmed the presence of avian influenza in a wild duck, discovered as part of its preparation efforts for potential outbreaks....
04 December 2015
Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Reports
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on global food security and its implications...
02 December 2015
Ethanol Decision Could Increase Feed Prices for Poultry Producers
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced rules for higher bio-ethanol volumes to be included in fuels, a move that the National Chicken Council (NCC) says will increase feed prices for livestock and poultry producers....
25 November 2015
US Collaborates on Ag Research with Ireland, Northern Ireland
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the partnership with Ireland and Northern Ireland will allow the three countries to maximise investments in research intended to help solve global agriculture-related issues....
17 November 2015
Harrisvaccines' Rapid Response Leads to Avian Influenza Contract
ANALYSIS - Harrisvaccines was recently awarded a US government stockpile contract to produce 48 million doses of avian influenza vaccine, utilising their unique rapid response SirraVax platform technology. ...
13 November 2015
US Food Regulators Ask, "What is Natural?"
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking consumer opinions and comments on what 'natural' should mean on a food label....
06 November 2015
US Ag Organisations Get Behind Trans Pacific Partnership
US - The US has released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, in the first step towards getting the deal pushed through Congress....
04 November 2015
US Authorities Launch Programme Fighting Poultry Injuries
US - Federal safety and health inspectors are to act in four Southeastern states to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic stressors affecting industry workers, in a move announced at the same time as a report by Oxfam America condemning worker...
21 October 2015
Senators Concerned as South African Poultry Markets Remain Shut
US - Several US Senators have expressed their concern after South Africa missed another key deadline on the road to implementing agreed quotas of American poultry imports....
19 October 2015
Thousands of Dollars Provided for Emergency Bird Flu Research
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has approved $550,000 in emergency funding to support further avian influenza research and communication....
13 October 2015
USDA's Double Punch: Production Up, Exports Down
ANALYSIS - USDA added to their 2015 chicken production forecast and lowered exports in Friday's World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. ...
06 October 2015
Call for FDA to Prevent Egg Waste After Avian Flu Shortage
US - The US' National Chicken Council has said the broiler industry is being forced to discard millions of eggs by the Food and Drug Administration, when the eggs could have been used to help with shortages in the wake of the avian flu outbreaks....
02 October 2015
Researchers Needed for Young Poultry Euthanasia Study
US - The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals on the euthanasia of recently hatched chicks and poultry....
01 October 2015
Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
US - The US is hosting negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Atlanta, amid concerns from Canadian farmers that it could put their popular supply management system at risk....
24 September 2015
USPOULTRY Joins Coalition Challenging Clean Water Rule
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recently joined a broad coalition, made up of agricultural and industry groups, in a lawsuit that seeks to vacate the controversial “Clean Water Rule” issued by the Environmental Protection Agency...
22 September 2015
US Bird Flu Measures Labelled “Inhumane”
US – A US government fall-back measure to eradicate bird flu from infected holdings has met strong opposition from animal welfare groups labelling the approach “miserable and protracted”....
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