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16 October 2018
Fair funding for farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia's agricultural industry
USA - Hurricane Michael has devastated Southwest and Central Georgia, right through the heart of Georgia's number one industry...
12 October 2018
China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices to reach record highs...
11 October 2018
Grants for young farmers: BFREPA announces Next Generation Programme
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is to offer grants to help young people working in the sector reach their full potential...
Restoring confidence: BFREPA launches model contract
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is to create a model supply contract for its members to use with packers to ensure fairness and confidence throughout the sector...
04 October 2018
Barn fires: chickens make up 95 percent of all animal deaths caused by fires
USA - Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to 2017...
12 September 2018
Post-Brexit Agriculture Bill to promote environmental action
UK - Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and "take back control" for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules...
25 July 2018
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
12 July 2018
Virulent Newcastle disease alert
USA - Additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease were found in backyard birds in San Bernardino County and Riverside County on 10 July 2018...
10 July 2018
NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
15 June 2018
Could your backyard flock make you sick?
USA - The CDC has been looking into recent outbreaks of Salmonella linked to poultry found in backyard flocks and offers some advice on staying safe...
Avian Influenza confirmed in a wild bird in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs today confirmed that a wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, Co Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza...
13 June 2018
New opportunity for arable farmers: Grow your business with free range chickens
UK - Traditional Norfolk Poultry, a leading producer of free range chickens in the UK, has chosen the Cereals event in Cambridgeshire this week to launch its latest project to offer arable farmers a new opportunity for diversification...
07 June 2018
EU budget: New Single Market programme to empower and protect Europeans
BRUSSELS, 7 June 2018 - For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage...
06 June 2018
Australian poultry farms undergo major shift
Move towards “super farms” drives investment...
01 June 2018
Family farmers and Trump's global trade war
WASHINGTON - In a move that has already provoked retaliatory measures, the Trump administration today announced its intention to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico,...
24 May 2018
USPOULTRY announces 2019 "Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award" competition
TUCKER, Georgia - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award...
21 May 2018
USPOULTRY: What to expect when you're inspected
TUCKER, Georgia, 21 May 2018 - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a video that demonstrates what poultry and egg farms can expect if their farms are inspected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To ensure the information...
15 May 2018
New apprenticeship launched by British poultry industry
The British poultry industry has today launched a new apprenticeship standard for poultry workers, creating a pipeline to bring skilled workers into the sector and developing existing skills and talent...
14 May 2018
Developing a UK policy Framework for farming post-Brexit
The UK Farming Roundtable has agreed a list of principles that it believes should guide policy development and implementation once the UK leaves the EU...
11 May 2018
Minister MacAulay announces three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, 10 May 2018 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)...
08 May 2018
British farmers should be the supplier of choice to the UK market, says NFU
The NFU has released its vision for a sustainable, profitable and progressive future for farm businesses in response to Defra’s consultation on a domestic agriculture policy which closes today...
03 May 2018
EU budget leaves environment in the cold, says Greenpeace EU
BRUSSELS - The European Commission has slashed funding earmarked for environmental protection in a draft seven-year EU budget released today...
Rise in farming incomes as highest productivity ever is recorded for the sector
Total farming income and productivity are on the rise, latest estimates for 2017 show...
01 May 2018
Engage with farmers to deliver change, NFU tells Defra Secretary of State
Farmers need to be at the heart of a future domestic agricultural policy with food production at its core, NFU President Minette Batters has said to the Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove today...
 
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