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05 July 2017
Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
NPPC Reports Broad Support for FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
04 July 2017
CAAV Says Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
Brexit 360: Farmers Urged to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
03 July 2017
HCM City Tracing Pig, Poultry Origins
VIET NAM - After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allows consumers to check the origin of pork, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade last weekend announced a new plan to...
30 June 2017
PED Overriding Issue Facing Manitoba Pork Industry
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork has echoed the call for federal government support in addressing the recent surge in cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
AHDB Conference: Policy Makers Must Follow WTO Rule Book
UK - The UK does not have a blank sheet of paper to redesign its agricultural trade and farm support policies post Brexit....
Livestock Industry Welcomes WGA Initiative
US - The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to create a mechanism for states and stakeholders to...
29 June 2017
EPA Proposes Rule to Repeal 'WOTUS'; NPPC Welcomes Proposal
US - The National Pork Producers Council hailed the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the...
EU Urged to Give Way on Pork, Dairy Sectors in Talks with Japan
JAPAN & EU - Japanese farm minister Yuji Yamamoto urged the European Union on Tuesday to give way on its demand that Japan open its market to dairy products from the bloc....
Agency Asked to Check Stray Pigs to Prevent Further JE Outbreaks
INDIA - The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has appointed an agency to keep a check on pigs wandering on city streets....
28 June 2017
ASF Outbreak Confirmed in Wild Boar in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General at the State Veterinary Administration in Prague has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that an outbreak of African Swine Fever...
Latest Comments Related to NAFTA Cause for Optimism
CANADA, MEXICO & US - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recent comments related to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are cause for renewed optimism, according...
Pork Industry Delegation Receives Encouraging Response
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the General Manager of Manitoba Pork says members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food appear supportive of industry efforts to...
27 June 2017
Duration of Antibiotic Use Should be Left to Discretion of Veterinarian
US - The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Stakeholders Call for Govt Backing in Addressing PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programmes and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine...
26 June 2017
Chinese Authorities Push for Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture...
Experts Discuss Pork Production, Sales in Cuba
CUBA - Food deficit for pig producers, the quality and high prices of pork meat were the main topics debated on Wednesday at Mesa Redonda TV programme....
23 June 2017
Canadian, Mexican, American Ag Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane...
KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
Food Production in Sri Lanka Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday...
22 June 2017
US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying...
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this...
21 June 2017
NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the US government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Programme are now in the works, Bruce Cochrane writes....
20 June 2017
Canadian Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation
CANADA - Canada's pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers...
Implementing FDA's Guidance 213 Benefits Livestock Producers
US - The Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council says changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in the US have had a positive effect, according...
19 June 2017
NPPC Applauds US President's Stand on Environmental Regulations
US - The National Pork Producers Council is applauding the stand being taken by the Trump Administration on environmental rules that impact agriculture, reports Bruce Cochrane....
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