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20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC
Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production...
18 July 2018
Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
Minister MacAulay concludes first part of "Growing Canadian Agriculture" tour
CANADA – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, will be holding a media teleconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss the Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour...
29 workers killed on farms this year
To mark the start of Farm Safety Week (16-20 July) HSE has announced its latest report Great Britain 2017/2018 showing the annual fatal injuries in agriculture...
17 July 2018
NFU members share good practice during Farm Safety Week
Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same...
16 July 2018
African swine fever: new cases in Ghana
Reports of a new African swine fever outbreak have emerged from Ghana. Efua Okai speaks to government officials about the latest biosecurity measures being implemented in Ghana...
13 July 2018
UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
12 July 2018
Defra: Review proposes radical changes to regulation of farming
A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, chair of the farm inspection and regulation review (FIRR)...
African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread
EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important...
11 July 2018
¿Hablas español? New livestock veterinary training teaches students to communicate with their clients
Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate in “Spanish for Animal Health and Care” to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields are equipped to communicate...
10 July 2018
Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
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...
09 July 2018
APHA produces latest ASF update
The Animal Plant and Health Agency has provided their most recent update on the movement of African swine fever through Europe...
06 July 2018
Plea from Farmers for Free Trade as trade war heightens
Farmers for Free Trade today released two statements on the coming imposition of Section 301 and corresponding retaliatory tariffs between the US and China...
Bureau story triggers historic decision to cut antibiotic use in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court in Mumbai has ordered veterinary drug stores across the state to stop selling antibiotics for use on livestock unless the farmer has a prescription, to prevent the growing problem...
05 July 2018
New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
$18.5 million allocated to fund Swine Innovation Porc for next five years
Swine nutrition, health and welfare, and pork quality are among the Canadian pork sector's top research priorities for the next five years, with $18.5 million allocated by the Canadian Pork Council...
NFU President writes to Prime Minister ahead of Chequers meeting
NFU President Minette Batters has written to the Prime Minister calling for clarity and consistency across Government for a Brexit that backs British food production...
04 July 2018
Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
03 July 2018
Eight pork cuts that meet the USDA’s guidelines for ‘lean’ meat
According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk...
CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
02 July 2018
Animal health unaffected by US antibiotic use regulation changes
The Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producer's Council says fears over the potential negative impact on animal welfare resulting from changes to US regulations pertaining to antibiotic use in...
29 June 2018
Going for gold: Why one company is setting their own standard for swine welfare in Europe
The Pig Site speaks to David Houghton and Susie White, Winterbotham Darby, about creating the first pan-European UKAS accredited swine welfare standard ...
27 June 2018
British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
Room to breathe: California voters to decide whether hens, pigs and calves get more space
USA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the 6 November 2018, General Election ballot...
USDA launches outreach survey to small and very small meat and establishments
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting a survey to help enhance the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very...
More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
 
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