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23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Announce Plans to Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend,...
Agriculture Fares Well Under New Saskatchewan Budget
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite higher costs and reduced supports, agriculture fared well under Saskatchewan's latest provincial budget, according to Bruce Cochrane....
AgForce Welcomes Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader...
22 March 2017
IFA Urges Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in...
Agriculture Victoria Urged to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary...
21 March 2017
Cambodia Warns of Contaminated Pork from Viet Nam
CAMBODIA - The public in Cambodia has been warned not to eat pork from Viet Nam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border, local media reported on Tuesday, citing an official....
20 March 2017
Pork Producers Want USTR That Prioritises Access to International Markets
US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative....
Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Programme Builds
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a programme to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building, according to Bruce...
Zhanjiang Pushes Animal Husbandry Development
CHINA - Zhanjiang's livestock farming bases have been required to develop market-oriented feature products along with quality improvements at a working conference held on 13 March....
Food Safety Regulations Tightened in Shanghai
CHINA - A new food safety regulation, said to be the most stringent ever enacted, will take effect in Shanghai on Monday....
Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 March 2017
US Farmers, Ranchers Urge Strengthening of Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
KAP Calls for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
16 March 2017
Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Options Available to Address Economic Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
China to Improve Quality of Agricultural Products
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced...
15 March 2017
Improved Surveillance Among Information Center's 2017 Priorities
US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says developing more responsive surveillance will be a key focus during 2017, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Govt Reveals Indian Milk, Egg & Meat Production Growing
INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday....
14 March 2017
ASF Outbreak Kills Fattening Pigs in Moldova
MOLDOVA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Soroca....
Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada-US Trade
CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration...
13 March 2017
Canada Must Demonstrate Preparedness to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
10 March 2017
Livestock Production Contribution to Global Warming Less than Public Led to Believe
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led...
Proposal Signed to Help China Reach Goal of Green Agriculture
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green...
09 March 2017
Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit, Says NFU
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Climate, Green Plan Survey
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is encouraging Manitoba farmers to participate in an on-line survey being conducted by the provincial government and express their opinions on...
CPC to Participate in Consultations on Free Trade with China
CANADA - The federal government has begun three months of consultations about a potential free trade agreement with China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced exploratory...
Campaigns Launched to Help Curb Farm Pollution, Waste
CHINA - Targeted campaigns will be launched to curb pollution and animal waste on livestock and poultry farms as well as the excessive use of fertilizers in the horticultural sector in an attempt to bolster...
08 March 2017
CETA Expected to Create Billion Dollar Market for Canadian Red Meat
CANADA - Despite concerns over unresolved technical issues, CETA is expected to open up a one billion dollar market for Canadian red meat products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements
US - The US pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, 1-3 March, in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board...
07 March 2017
Businesses Encouraged to Share with Govt Needs in NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says as Canada prepares for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it's important for Canadian businesses to...
 
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