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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NFU Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015...
Japan Orders Strict Measures Against PED Virus
JAPAN - The Japanese government is ordering a clamp down on the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus, which is spreading within the country....
AHVLA Reports Oedema Disease, Pleurisy and PRRS in January 2014
UK - The Animal Health and Veterinary Labratories Agency has reported Oedema disease in weaners, sudden deaths due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae on a unit with pleurisy problems, porcine reproductive...
Monday, April 07, 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organization (WTO) talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards...
Brazil Sets up Pig Quarantine Facility to Protect from PEDV
BRAZIL - In order to protect the country from the spread of high-risk diseases such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus and the economic impacts associated with them, the Ministry of Agriculture,...
PED Virus Found in Another High-traffic Pig Area in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) has reported a second set of environmental samples, collected from a high-traffic pig site in Manitoba, have tested positive for Porcine Epidemic...
German Ag Ministers Call for End to Financing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals
GERMANY - The Conference of German State Agriculture Ministers adopted a resolution calling on the German federal government to ensure that International Finance Institutions meet or exceed European Union...
Pig Movement Licence Guidance Updated in UK
UK - The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has updated its guidance on the General Licence for the Movement of Pigs....
Friday, April 04, 2014
Colorado Encourages Biosecurity Practices to Prevent PED
US - The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division has been working closely with swine producers, and organizations to encourage appropriate biosecurity measures to prevent the spread...
EU Attacks Russia in WTO over African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - The row between the European Union and Russia over a block on trade in pigs and pig meat moved to the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week....
Western Livestock Price Insurance Programme Coming to Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan's livestock producers will soon have access to a new risk management tool to help withstand volatility in the market place....
Minister Welcomes New Pig Semen Trade Opportunity with China
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed China’s agreement to allow porcine semen exports from the North....
Wild Pig Control Programme Boost in US
US - USDA has announced a $20-million effort to reduce damage caused by feral swine....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Parliament Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
Enhanced Biosecurity Credited for Success in Dealing with PED
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board credits proactive efforts over the past four years to improve biosecurity on Canadian swine farms for the success in containing the spread of Porcine...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
French Meat Sector Calls for Talks with Russia over Pig Meat Ban
ANALYSIS - The French meat industry association, SNIV SNCP has called on European government to put pressure on the European Commission to restart bilateral talks with Russia to open up the export markets...
Use of Lidocaine in Pigs for Pain Mitigation
US - The swine veterinarians' association offers its view on the use of lidocaine to relieve pain in pigs following castration and tail-docking....
Danish Pig Producers Sign up for Welfare Plan
DENMARK - Danish agriculture minister Dan Jorgensen has agreed to new pig welfare targets with producers, vets and animal welfare campaigners....
US Farm Union Leaders Attend WFO General Assembly
ARGENTINA - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson attended the fourth World Farmers Organisation (WFO) general assembly in Buenos Aires, focusing on a number of timely issues,...
Fairer Producer Returns to Test New Irish Retailer Regulations
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test...
No Link Between Antibiotic Resistance in Humans, Use in Farm Animals
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in...
Air Your Views on EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural Policy....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Call for Tighter Food Safety Standards in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
New Head of Technical for BPEX
UK - BPEX has appointed Andrew Knowles as the new Head of Technical as part of a restructuring in the organisation....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Peter Kendall New President of World Farmers Organisation
GLOBAL - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has been named the new President of the World Farmers Organisation....
Producer Groups Lose Latest Appeal over COOL in US
NORTH AMERICA - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has turned down an appeal that would have placed a block on new Country of Origin Labelling rules in the US....
Consultations over Disease Prevention Strategies Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board suggests a national approach to dealing with swine disease will put Canada in a much better position to deal with PED and the next disease threat,...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Water Abstraction Proposals Throw up Mixed Bag for Farming
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the National Farmers Union said today....
Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Agricultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years...
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