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29 May 2017
NZ Pork Welcomes Government Focus on Biosecurity
NEW ZEALAND - The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the country’s primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork....
26 May 2017
NPPC White Paper Details Benefits of NAFTA
US - Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the National Pork Producers Council yesterday released a...
Melaka Pig Farmers Get 1-Year Grace Period to Modernise Farming Method
MALAYSIA - Pig farmers in Paya Mengkuang have been given one year to switch from conventional to modern farming or face the risk of shutdown....
Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner...
25 May 2017
Minister Says Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
24 May 2017
NFU: President's Budget an Assault on 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....
23 May 2017
Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2017
NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
18 May 2017
Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
17 May 2017
Chinese Companies Eyeing Serbian Market
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
16 May 2017
NPPC Commends USDA's Establishment of Undersecretary for Trade
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition...
15 May 2017
CPC Addresses Trade in North America with Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week (Thursday, 11 May) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade about trade in North...
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...
Melaka Govt Insists on Seriousness in Addressing Pig Farming Pollution Crisis
MALAYSIA - Vowing to put a stop to environmental pollution caused by the pig farming industry in Paya Mengkuang will not be just a sweet election campaign promise, State Agriculture and Entrepreneurial...
11 May 2017
All Pig Farmers Should Demand Price Increase, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, said the Irish pig price remained relatively stable once again this week. ...
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,...
10 May 2017
Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned...
Report on International Market Access Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released its report on international market access for the agriculture and agri-food sector yesterday. ...
EPA’s Water Rule Outreach Commended by Farm Bureau
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of...
08 May 2017
Code Changes Impact Approach to Piglet Management
CANADA - A Research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says changes to Canada's Pig Code of Practice have resulted in changes to the timing of processing procedures for newly born piglets, writes...
05 May 2017
CPC Addresses Debt with Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa yesterday to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about debt and its effects in the...
04 May 2017
IFA: Unfair Trading Practices Costing European Farmers, Agri Co-ops
EU - Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across...
02 May 2017
Unity Among Farmers, Cooperative Presidents Brussels; Future of CAP Agreed Upon
EU - European farmers and cooperative Presidents united in Brussels on Friday (28 April) and agreed on a joint position on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), underlining the need for a stronger, sustainable...
Đồng Nai Aims to Save Pig Farming Industry
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Đồng Nai’s administration on Thursday discussed measures to rescue the southern province’s pig-farming industry following the...
01 May 2017
IFA's Support on Brexit Negotiations Building Up in Brussels
EU - Speaking from Brussels where he is attending a meeting of the European farm group COPA, IFA President Joe Healy said there is an increasing realisation among farm bodies across Europe of the potential...
Farm Bureau Welcomes Decision to Improve NAFTA
US - The Trump administration has decided to pursue renegotiation over its withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....
28 April 2017
IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum...
26 April 2017
Perdue 'Very Good' for US Agriculture, Says NPPC
US - Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Governor George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation by the US...
 
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