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13 March 2015
Prices of Chinese Farm Produce Drop
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China dropped last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
12 March 2015
Producers Encouraged to Make Use of Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging the province's pork producers to take advantage of support being made available through the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme...
Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes Steve...
11 March 2015
Diverse Coalition Urges Government to Stand Strong on COOL
US - Members of a diverse coalition representing family farmers and ranchers and consumer and trade groups met with officials of the White House and the US Trade Representative to urge the administration...
10 March 2015
Mandatory Identification, Reporting Ahead for Canada's Wild Boar Farms
CANADA - Identification and reporting will become mandatory for farmed wild boars in Canada from July 2015, as is already the case for domestic pigs....
09 March 2015
EU Officially Opens Private Storage Aid for Pigmeat
EU - The European Commission has formally adopted measures providing Aid for Private Storage measures for the EU pigmeat sector. ...
06 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
Chile Close to CSF Free Status
CHILE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended that Chile is declared a country free from classical swine fever (CSF) in recognition of the work that has been done in animal health...
Western Swine Health Intelligence Network Officially Operational
CANADA - The fledgling Western Swine Health Intelligence Network, a system which allows swine veterinarians in western Canada to share swine health information, is now officially operational, writes Bruce...
Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
PEDv Outbreak Confirmed in Georgia
US - The US State of Georgia has reported its first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)....
05 March 2015
Meryl Ward Appointed New BPEX Chairman
UK - Lincolnshire pig farmer Meryl Ward has been chosen as an AHDB board member and chairman of BPEX to take over from Stewart Houston who has stepped down....
04 March 2015
Incorporation of New Pig Code Requirements Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council's Animal Care Technical Group expects the incorporation of requirements of the newly updated Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs...
Farms Forced to Close In Lake Tai Clean Up
CHINA – Measures to clean up China’s third biggest lake could force livestock and poultry farmers near Shanghai out of a livelihood....
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 March 2015
Canadian Pork Producers Support Retaliatory Tariffs on US Imports Over M-COOL
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council remains hopeful the US will address concerns over Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico are in a position to impose retaliatory...
EU Storage Scheme Welcomed by Irish Pig Farmers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has welcomed the announcement that a Private Storage Aid (PSA) will be introduced for pork....
02 March 2015
Brussels Must Match UK Pig Farmers in Professionalism
UK - The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, said the National Pig Association chairman Richard Longthorp, speaking to...
26 February 2015
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain. Chris Harris reports...
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient. Chris Harris reports from the NFU conference in Birmingham....
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
24 February 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of...
European Welfare Group Calls for Action on Pig Castration
EU - Disappointed what is sees as slow progress towards a ban on castration of male piglets, Eurogroup for Animals is calling for more action by the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament...
Commission Launches Private Storage Aid for Pig Meat
EU - A European Commission move to introduce Private Storage Aid for pig meat in order to ease pressure on the EU pig meat market will be formally opened in the next week....
23 February 2015
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending...
Polish Farmers March for Land Rights, GM Issues
POLAND - Around 6,000 farmers marched in Warsaw recently to protest the Polish government's failure to address their longstanding demands. ...
20 February 2015
US Public Wants to Avoid COOL Retaliation
US - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council says the people of America do not want retaliation in response to US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) or the discrimination it creates against Canada...
Drought-Stricken Cape Verde Receives Animal Feed
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp...
19 February 2015
EU Agriculture Commissioner to Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
Importance of Farming Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
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