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23 January 2018
BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
USDA proposes new regulations on processing line speeds
The USDA has released a proposed rule to lift the caps on line speeds in meat processing plants, allowing individual facilities the power to determine how quickly pork can be processed on site....
19 January 2018
Progress for Manitoba in PED elimination
Manitoba Pork is pleased to report that continued efforts on PED elimination are seeing results. ...
18 January 2018
NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
17 January 2018
Germany’s farmers call for wild boar cull
The German Farmers’ Association have called for 70% of the country’s wild boar population to be culled in a strategy to halt disease escalation....
15 January 2018
New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
APHIS gives Mexico the all-clear
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is recognising Mexico as free of classical swine fever, meaning controlled import of swine and swine products...
12 January 2018
Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy...
Farmers for Free Trade comment on President Trump's farm bureau speech
Former Senators, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
11 January 2018
NFU respond to 25-year Environment Plan
Farming and the environment must go hand-in-hand and producing quality, home-grown food is critical to the future of the country, the NFU said today....
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
Wealth of information for pig producers in AHDB report
A report by AHDB Pork which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries will prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the face of Brexit....
Targeting welfare in post-CAP farming subsidies
Specially targeted farm subsidies could improve animal welfare to meet the government’s ambitions for the highest quality food standards post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA. ...
05 January 2018
AHDB seeks Strategic Farm hosts
AHDB Pork is looking for four producers to be new Strategic Farm hosts, in an exciting development for 2018. ...
Safety first
Tim Papworth, a Norfolk farmer recognised for his contributions to charitable services, described the harrowing stories of UK farmers who have suffered injury whilst working. Presenting at the Oxford Farming...
02 January 2018
NFU President looks ahead to a busy 2018
In his New Year message to the UK, the NFU President, Meurig Raymond, describes the challenges and opportunities that 2018 brings to the agricultural industry....
29 December 2017
Manitoba highlights agricultural trade priorities at North American summit
Manitoba will be participating in an international summit early in the new year to advance the province’s priorities related to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and...
28 December 2017
OCM sues USDA over GIPSA rule
USDA is being sued by the Organisation for Competitive Markets for withdrawing the “Farmer Fair Practices Rule”....
26 December 2017
IOM projects give slavery victims a new start
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is giving victims of slavery a chance to hone their skills and build their own businesses through group training schemes and access to business grants....
22 December 2017
More certainty for farmers needed as mid-term business confidence goes into the red
The NFU has called for more clarity and certainty from Government to ensure farm businesses can be profitable, productive and progressive post-Brexit....
ASF warning for catering businesses
Food businesses which supply human food repurposed as animal feed are being reminded to comply with Hygiene Regulations to prevent outbreaks of disease such as African swine fever, following the arrival...
21 December 2017
NFU President speaks out against “severely flawed” Tax Reform Conference Bill
As the US Congress readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, the NFU is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because of its regressive structure and devastating implications...
20 December 2017
China bans waste imports from Europe
Europe is struggling for non-EU options for waste treatment and recycling as China tightens regulations on imported waste....
19 December 2017
Red Tractor fresh produce standards to be recognised by Tesco and GLOBAL GAP
Fresh produce grown on Red Tractor assured farms is to be recognised as equivalent to two major food assurance schemes. ...
18 December 2017
USDA to rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Practice rule
The final rule of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices will be withdrawn, much to the dismay of the NFU....
#PigKeepers campaign to prevent spread of ASF
Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of African swine fever....
15 December 2017
Government considering controls on live animal exports
Defra confirms government ministers are looking into the issue of live export and are considering options of controlling live export of animals after Brexit. ...
Red Tractor Assurance secures new five-year biofuels authorisation for combinable crops and sugar beet
The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable Energy Directive....
14 December 2017
Manitoba modernising access to agricultural Crown lands
New regulations will update Manitoba’s approach to managing agricultural Crown lands to ensure compliance with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, with changes that will provide more transparency...
13 December 2017
Animal sentience bill greeted with praise
The BVA and Green MP Caroline Lucas are among many who have welcomed the new law that ensures animal abusers are jailed for anything up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law. ...
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