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15 December 2016
USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension...
13 December 2016
Positive Year for Brazil's Pork Exports
BRAZIL - According to figures compiled by the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA), pork exports continued the good performance registered in early 2016....
Tom Hogan to Take Over as IFA Pig Committee Chairman
IRELAND - Following the completion of his four-year term of office, Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has congratulated Limerick farmer,...
09 December 2016
EU Weaner Prices Hold Firm
EU - Latest data from the EU Commission reports the EU average weaner price for week ended 27 November as €44.57/head. This is actually the highest figure for the year to date, a distinct contrast to...
06 December 2016
Trade Talks with Japan Key in Event TPP Fails
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership collapses, it will be important for Canada reinvigorate efforts to achieve a bilateral trade...
05 December 2016
Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU
EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed...
01 December 2016
UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to the Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable...
New UK Pork Strategy Aims to Close the Productivity Gap
UK - Closing the productivity gap between English and EU pig producers and a new focus on pork as a midweek meal solution are two underpinning themes of AHDB Pork’s three year strategy published for...
30 November 2016
Pork Checkoff Addresses Growing US Pork Supply
US - America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants. It is anticipated that this high...
Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
29 November 2016
Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
28 November 2016
Weekly Overview: Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina
ANALYSIS - Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina....
Canadian Farms Converting to Group Sow Housing Accelerates
CANADA - A scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, as Canadian Pig Code of Practice 2024 deadline for converting to group sow housing approaches, the level of interest in making the change is accelerating,...
25 November 2016
Manitoba Government Committed to Reducing Red Tape Obstructing Agricultural Development
CANADA - The Premier of Manitoba says one of his government's top priorities is reducing the red tape that is obstructing agricultural development, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 November 2016
Saskatchewan at the Start of Canadian Hog Industry Reinvestment
CANADA - A Farm Management Consultant with MNP says Saskatchewan is at a starting point in terms of looking at reinvestment in hog production capacity, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Trump Approach to Trade Creates Concern Throughout Ag Sector
CANADA - The President of Global AgriTrends remains hope that, despite the rhetoric heard during the US election campaign, that Canada will see limited change in the way the United States deals with international...
23 November 2016
Why Ivory Coast Pig Farmers Are Fed Up With their Ministry
IVORY COAST - In a letter addressed to the Minister of Animal and Fishery Resources, the Ivory Coast’s pig farmers have denounced the massive imports of pork in the country. Jean Armand Bokally Dande...
22 November 2016
Canada Commits to Restoring Pork Access to Argentina
CANADA - The Canadian meat industry has welcomed the commitment to restore access to Argentina for Canadian pork....
18 November 2016
Swine Health Must Be Priority in Next Ag Policy Framework, says Pork Council
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is calling on government to ensure swine health and disease prevention remain a priority under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Success for Canadian Pork in China
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) recently returned from a trade mission to China where it supported and promoted Canadian pork producer interests in the very important Chinese marketplace. ...
Pork Industry to Benefit from EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
17 November 2016
Senasa Runs Final Campaign Against Classical Swine Fever
PERU - The National Agrarian Health Service SENASA has entered the last stage of the campaign against classical swine fever. The aim is to have 83,520 pigs vaccinated by the end of 2016....
Trade, Labour Big Issues for Agriculture in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a report from...
16 November 2016
Regional Meetings to Elect New Pigs Committee
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee is holding regional meetings to elect the 2017/2018 Committee in the week beginning 21 November....
EU's Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
15 November 2016
Sask Pork Confident in US Acceptance of TPP
CANADA - The Chair of Sask Pork says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fails to make it to the finish line, the Government of Canada needs to be prepared to refocus its efforts on the creation...
14 November 2016
Weekly Overview: How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - Following the surprise election of Donald Trump for US presidency, some panic trading was predicted to occur....
Hog Outlook: Mexican Demand Drove September Pork Exports
US - The US exported 415.741 million pounds of pork (carcass weight equivalent) during September. That was down 0.1 per cent from August, but up 3 per cent from a year ago. Most of the increase was because...
11 November 2016
AHDB Seeking Pig Producer for AHDB Pork Board
UK - AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork....
Governments Call for Cooperation with Trump Presidency
GLOBAL - Following the election of Donald Trump as the new US president governments around the world are calling on the US to cooperate and increase trade relations....
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