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19 April 2018
NFU rejects house farm bill
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
Export opportunities in the Philippines
Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines are being explored by AHDB and QMS this week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission ...
18 April 2018
Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
Threat of extinction for British native pig breeds
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has issued its updated watchlist for 2018-19, with the British Landrace, British Lop, Large Black and Middle White continuing to feature top of the list....
17 April 2018
NFU prepares to respond to government on future farm policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the...
US pigs return to Argentina
For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption....
16 April 2018
Agri-strategies for climate change: What do the experts say?
The headquarters of the Ministry of Agribusiness, Argentina, was the scene of the 'Workshop of analysis and perspective of the process of construction of the Adaptation Plan to climate change for the agricultural...
Seminars to cure wild hog headaches
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property....
13 April 2018
Expect big winners as British agri-tech forges ahead
Britain will remain a magnet for cutting edge research in agricultural techniques, a leading MEP told farming technologists this week....
12 April 2018
ASA rejects pork medallions complaint
A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)....
Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability
Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report...
11 April 2018
What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown
WASHINGTON – As new, alternative “beef” products make their way onto grocery store shelves, National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging federal officials to establish labelling requirements that...
10 April 2018
NFSCo appoints new COO for “next era” of UK farming
NFSCo [The National Fallen Stock Company], which facilitates the efficient, safe, and cost-effective removal of fallen stock from farms across the United Kingdom, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer...
09 April 2018
Protect our producers
Farm and rural groups urge congress to address farmer suicides in farm bill...
06 April 2018
Are you using rodenticides correctly?
Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides....
Bilateral agreement signed for Canadian agricultural partnership
Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler signed a bilateral agreement to finalise and implement the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year...
05 April 2018
NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war
WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff...
04 April 2018
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announces Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for...
03 April 2018
Showcasing pork production at World Pork Expo 2018
The 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, will showcase a wealth of activities, but now there are two more to add to the list....
30 March 2018
Red Tractor Assurance to launch TV advertising campaign
Red Tractor Assurance will have its own national television advertising campaign later this year for the first time in its history....
29 March 2018
Immediate policy change needed says Organic Farmers and Growers
The government needs to take immediate action to help British agriculture reduce its impact on the environment and drive more resilient food production, according to a leading organic certifier. ...
SusPig: how sustainable is your pig feed?
SusPig, a three-year project coordinated under a European Research Area Network, looks to test the efficiency and sustainability of pig production systems with a focus on alternative pig feeds....
28 March 2018
Reviewed your farm tenancies?
Landlords and tenants should consider reviewing tenancy agreements before Brexit, to ensure they remain fit for purpose, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
Advancing women in agriculture
The Government of Canada recognises the important role women play in the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as the Canadian economy at large...
UK farming unions talk Brexit phase two
The four UK farming unions have agreed a set of priorities for achieving the best Brexit outcome for UK farming. ...
27 March 2018
Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
Financial certainty in an uncertain world
Farmers are being told to prepare for an uncertain future amid changing consumer trends, Brexit, and reducing support payments. But how can they prepare for the unknown? ...
26 March 2018
Farm Bureau concerned about possible Chinese trade retaliation
After President Trump’s recent announcement that the US would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, farm bureaus are worried that the US will now face retaliation in the form of agricultural...
Listeriosis – the biggest outbreak in history
Ian Nkala describes how the outbreak has affected thousands of people in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and how the origins of the outbreak are emerging....
 
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