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13 December 2018
New research funds will allow improved disease surveillance in Canada's pork sector
Pork producers were on hand yesterday (12 December) morning to welcome the announcement by the Government of Canada of a $1.6-million-dollar investment in the Canadian pork industry. ...
US Congress passes 2018 Farm Bill
The NPPC welcomes the news that Senate and House lawmakers have approved the 2018 Farm Bill....
12 December 2018
New NFU report highlights vital role of farming in enhancing the environment
The NFU has published an important, new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London....
Conference panel approves 2018 Farm Bill
Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal...
Is the pig industry ready for a Brexit 'no deal'?
NPA producer and allied industry members are being urged to step up preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit, which could generate chaos across the farming sector from 29 March 2019....
11 December 2018
Myanmar suspends pork imports over threat of ASF
Myanmar has banned all imports of live pig and pork products from China....
06 December 2018
New food purchasing programme in DC schools to improve animal welfare
The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to pass the Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2018, which codifies into law the District’s implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program...
05 December 2018
Sino-American truce offers hope for de-escalation of trade war
A truce reached between the United States and China during last week's meeting of the G20 offers hope that an escalation of trade tensions between the two nations will be averted...
Chinese official reports ASF is under control
African swine fever outbreaks are generally under control in China as prevention and control measures have been effective reports senior agricultural official...
04 December 2018
Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock
EU - Campaigning MEP John Flack is backing a move to link farm subsidies to animal welfare across Europe...
03 December 2018
Canadian pork producers encouraged by signing of updated trade agreement
Canadian pork producers welcomed the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico-Agreement (CUSMA) in Buenos Aires prior to the G-20 summit...
Farming Minister outlines government ASF preparations
Farming Minister George Eustice has outlined the steps the Government is taking to try and keep African swine fever out of the country. ...
New UK powers could open door to ban on live exports
UK, 3 December 2018 - Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post brexit, could be used to introduce a ban on live exports, claims the RSPCA...
30 November 2018
AHDB report shows eight percent increase in cost of pig meat production
The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork...
Engaging the pig industry in gene-editing
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has created communication resources to help those researching, developing and using the technology to support an informed dialogue on gene editing...
29 November 2018
Paying it forward ham by ham this holiday season
Pig farmers across the US understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and Giving Tuesday was no different...
28 November 2018
China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
AHDB’s Pick Pork advertising campaign reaches millions
During AHDB’s latest Pick Pork campaign, sales of promoted cuts increased 16.5 percent and almost £3.2 million compared to the previous period, according to Kantar Worldpanel...
27 November 2018
Alternative market demands soften impacts of tariffs on US pork
H@ms Marketing Services reports that improved pork demand in regions South Korea and South America have helped offset lower movements of US pork into China and Mexico...
26 November 2018
Ag Ministry says ASF won't become epidemic
China has confirmed 74 outbreaks of African swine fever in 20 provincial areas, but the deadly pig virus, which is not harmful to people, won't break out into regional epidemics according to the Ministry...
Xiamen Airlines puts pork back on the menu after swine fever 'misunderstanding'
China's Xiamen Airlines has reversed a short-lived ban and resumed serving pork on flights after a "misunderstanding" about the measures being taken to tackle African swine fever, the deadly disease sweeping...
23 November 2018
China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
Sichuan bans transport of live pigs
Southwest China's Sichuan Province has prohibited the transport of live pigs from any provinces after several cases of African swine fever outbreak were reported, local authorities said Thursday....
21 November 2018
NPA urges caution on 'method of production' labelling
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged caution on calls to introduce 'method of production' labelling on meat and dairy products...
Taiwan border controls find ASF in confiscated pork from China
Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travellers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday (20 November)...
China cracks down on African swine fever reporting
Today (21 November), China has issued new rules to tighten notification of cases of African swine fever, including incentives for whistleblowers, amid concerns that outbreaks of the highly contagious disease...
20 November 2018
Phasing out pig tail docking in the EU - present state, challenges and possibilities
European researchers discuss the progress achieved so far in phasing out tail docking in EU countries...
No better Brexit deal available, EU ministers tell Britain
Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday (19 November) their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated...
 
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