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Friday, August 29, 2014
Conflict Will Not Leave Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
African Swine Fever in Smolensk Region
RUSSIA - Laboratory tests on wild boar found dead in the Ershinchskovo district of Smolensk have proved positive for African swine fever....
Farmers Issue Support Plea after Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
Swaziland Moves Towards Commercial Farming
SWAZILAND - In a major effort to revitalise agriculture in Swaziland, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect...
Irish Call for Immediate EU Response to Russian Exports Ban
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner...
Lower Than Expected PED Losses Drives Drop in Live Hog Prices
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services suggests lower than anticipated losses from PED rather than Russia's ban on North American pork is the main factor behind a substantial drop in live hog prices, writes...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pigs, Wild Boars Affected by African Swine Fever Outbreaks
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African swine fever in Smolensk Oblast and Kaluga Oblast....
African Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - The Lithuanian veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in Panevezys....
China's Pork Products Heading to Russia
CHINA & RUSSIA - Chinese pork products will replace banned pork exports from the West, which are unlikely to win back their place in the Russian market even if the present ban is lifted, according to Russia's...
Pork Industry Welcomes Call for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has welcomed calls by the RSPCA for states and territories to legislate mandatory reporting of animal cruelty....
Pig Farmers in Ellembelle District Receive Assistance
GHANA - The livestock division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture on Wednesday supplied some pig farmers affected by African Swine fever months ago within the Ellembelle District of the Western Region...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Russian Ban Hits Hungarian Pork, Poultry Sectors
HUNGARY - Russian sanctions are expected to harm USD 100 million in Hungarian agricultural exports. The Hungarian pork and poultry sector will be hit hardest by the Russian ban....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
US Pork Industry Feels Effects of China's Ban on Some Imports
US & CHINA - China's decision to bar the import of pork products from a dozen US facilities is "certainly a shock to the market", according to one analyst....
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have for the...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Copa Cogeca Welcomes EU Commission Move to Support EU Agriculture Sector
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis hitting the sector as a result of the Russian ban on...
National Pork Board to Meet in September in Des Moines
US - The National Pork Board will begin to build its 2015 marketing, research and education plans during a meeting 3-5 September in Des Moines, Iowa....
Victory in Lawsuit Challenging Massive Minnesota Gestation Crate Pig Factory
US - The Minnesota Court of Appeals has sided with The Humane Society of the United States and neighbours of a massive new gestation crate pig factory, who challenged the Minnesota Department of Natural...
Monday, August 18, 2014
India Inks Agri MoUs with 52 Nations
INDIA - To strengthen its reach in agriculture across the globe, India has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and agreements in agriculture and allied sectors with 52 countries....
Russia Approves More Brazilian Pork Establishments for Export
BRAZIL - There are now 93 Brazilian slaughterhouses able to sell meat to Russia. ...
Prospects of Pig Exports to Russia Resuming Vanishing Fast
ANALYSIS - The increase in the number of cases of African swine fever in north east Europe is making the potential for the European Union to export pork and pig meat products to Russia recede further and...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Pork Producers Calls for End to Japan Gate Price On Pork
US - The National Pork Producers Council has sent a letter to top Obama administration trade officials detailing the reasons why US negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should insist that...
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture university....
New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
UK - A combined agency is to start work this autumn in the UK to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases....
Senator Urges Justice Department to Scrutinise Tyson-Hillshire Deal
US - Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing the Justice Department to heavily scrutinise the proposed acquisition by Tyson Foods of Hillshire Brands....
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
World Nutrition Forum: Exploring Sustain:Ability and Limits to Growth
GERMANY - Author and sought-after expert in climate issues, energy and scenario modeling, Professor Jorgen Randers will set the tone for discussions on the planet’s sustainability and what this means...
VIV China and China International Summit Team Up
CHINA - An outstanding business opportunity for professionals persons and enterprises engaged in the animal protein production in China and abroad is being arranged in Beijing, from 20 – 25 September...
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