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23 June 2017
NAFTA: Agricultural Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane writes....
USPOULTRY Foundation Accepts Applications for Industry Education Recruitment Funding
US - The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding programme. ...
Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming Urged
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
Sri Lankan Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
22 June 2017
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Al Namaa Poultry Signs Financing Deal with Meethaq
OMAN - Al Namaa Poultry Co. and Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, signed agreements on June 20, to successfully conclude long-term financing facilities of OMR50 million to finance the one of the biggest "poultry projects"...
Tyson Foods Rolls Out High-tech Chicken Welfare Programme
US - As part of its focus on sustainable food production, Tyson Foods has launched a broad, new animal well-being initiative that combines the latest technology with high-touch monitoring and training to improve the care of chickens....
Iran Allows Conditional Use of Chicken Paste; Egg Exports Slowly Resume
IRAN - The green light for the use of chicken paste in sausages and other meat products has been given after long disputes between Iranian health officials....
Zambia Reactivates Avian Influenza National Response Committee
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a notice restricting imports of live chicken and chicken products from Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)....
North-east Nigeria Receives Emergency Aid from FAO to Combat Hunger
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
Food Citizenship Report Helps Build a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
USPOULTRY’s Women’s Leadership Conference: Developing Professional Potential, Leadership Skills
US - Women from across the poultry industry will convene for USPOULTRY’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference to be held 17-18 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida....
Tyson Foods Announces Investment to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
Hens, Greenhouses and Bees Key to Restoring Livelihoods in Iraq
IRAQ - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected by conflict in northern Iraq....
Tainan Culls Chickens Amid Avian Flu Threat
TAIWAN - A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 34,072 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said. ...
20 June 2017
Poultry Vaccine to be Tested
CHINA - Poultry in two southern regions will begin receiving the first vaccine against the H7N9 bird flu virus early next month, as authorities look to control the spread of the potentially fatal disease....
Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
UK and China Team Up to Develop Better Animal Feeds
UK & CHINA - AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and feeds producer, is enhancing technological cooperation with Chinese clients by co-developing safer and more nutritious feeds....
Canada Celebrates 150th Birthday with Chicken
CANADA - One of Canada’s celebrity chefs, Ricardo Larrivée, has created a chicken sandwich recipe for the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Major’s Hill Park to celebrate Canada Day in style!...
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...
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
Canadian Farmers, Processors Committed to Animal Care
CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council maintain that the actions of employees at Elite Farm Services Ltd., portrayed in a video that was aired last week across national media, are shocking and reprehensible....
Chicken Chains Drop Prices Amid Possible BBQ Probe
SOUTH KOREA - Major chicken franchises have been lowering their prices after the country’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly started investigating possible business malpractice by restaurant chain BBQ....
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....
 
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