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25 April 2017
APHIS: New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System...
Ag Minister Submits Proposals to PM to Help Pig Farmers
VIET NAM - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has submitted a variety of proposed solutions to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to help the struggling pig-farming industry recover....
Threatened Changes to US Trade Policies Cause Market Uncertainty
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics says talk of changing US trade policy is creating uncertainty in hog markets but, as yet, has not impacted prices, Bruce Cochrane reports....
24 April 2017
IFA Campaign: Brexit Event in Goffs Starts Important Week
IRELAND - More than 600 farmers are packed into Goffs in Kildare today at the beginning of an important week for IFA’s Brexit campaign. ...
Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security
CHINA - Efforts have been started to accelerate the development of cold chain logistics, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 21 April....
21 April 2017
IFA Discusses Brexit with Minister for Foreign Affairs
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
20 April 2017
Australia, US Sign Bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety...
19 April 2017
Minister Says Lithuania Seeks to Speed Up Food Exports to China
LITHUANIA - Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas on Tuesday said he expects to speed up procedures for Lithuanian food exports to reach the Chinese market....
18 April 2017
What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
Rise in Canadian Farmland Values Slows Down
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016 but lost steam in most provinces, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Proposed Canadian Carbon Tax Offers Advantage to US Agri Exporters
CANADA & US - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board warns the imposition of a carbon tax in Canada will put Canadian agriculture at a substantial competitive disadvantage, Bruce Cochrane...
17 April 2017
Additional US Pork Processing Capacity Increases Importance of Exports
US - The Past president of Minnesota Pork says, with new pork processing capacity coming on line in the United States, American pork producers will become even more dependant on the ability to export product,...
Compliance with Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Continues to Build
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports compliance with mandatory swine movement reporting continues to build, according to Bruce Cochrane....
13 April 2017
Pork Producers Applaud Action on GIPSA Rule; Call for Withdrawal of Regulation
US - The Trump administration gave notice that it will further delay the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by the National Pork Producers Council,...
Livestock Used as Health Cover for Rural Folks
ZIMBABWE - Cabinet has approved a framework under the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme that will result in people in rural communities using livestock for health cover, a Government official has...
Fundamentals of NAFTA Important to Iowa Pork Producers
US - The CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association says Iowa pork producers want to see the fundamental foundation of the North American Free Trade Agreement remain intact, writes Bruce Cochrane....
PigTrace Canada Premises Registrations Now Over 12,000
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports well over 12,000 premises have now been registered with PigTrace across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
12 April 2017
Pork Producers Advised to Prepare for Market Uncertainties
CANADA - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to be significantly hedged for the last half of this year to protect themselves from the uncertainties of changing US trade policy and fluctuating...
KAP Applauds New Manitoba Budget
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers describes Manitoba's new budget as neutral to positive for the agriculture sector, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 April 2017
CPC Addresses Climate Change with Senate Committee
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council was in Ottawa to address the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry about its study on the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food...
Cross Border Disease Control Key Priority in Manitoba, Minnesota
CANADA & US - The Past-President of Minnesota Pork says controlling the movement of disease is among the top priorities of pork producers in both Manitoba and Minnesota, according to Bruce Cochrane....
07 April 2017
HCM City Faces Problems with City Pork Plan
VIET NAM - HCM City’s technology-based programme to control and trace the origin of pork that began recently is encountering difficulties, according to the Department of Industry and Trade....
06 April 2017
Report on Food Crisis: Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according...
Pork Council Addresses Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council were in Ottawa this week (4 April) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about amendments to Health of...
Manitoba Pork Producers Optimistic
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the mood within the province's pork industry right now is one of optimism, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Canada's Resources Likely to Get Strained Due to Multiple Trade Issues
CANADA & US - The research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says, given the new trade challenges being created by the US, Canada's ability to deal with trade issues could be stretched thin, Bruce Cochrane...
05 April 2017
UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
Health Minister Pledges to Ensure Safety of Pork Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said Monday that it was not up to him whether or not to lift a ban on imports of American pork containing ractopamine but that he was responsible for ensuring that...
City Programme to Trace Pork Origin Runs Into Headwinds
VIET NAM - HCM City’s technology-based programme to control and trace the origin of pork that began recently is encountering difficulties, according to the Department of Industry and Trade....
Russia, FAO Work Together to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & TAJIKISTAN - Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five...
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