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08 March 2017
CETA Expected to Create Billion Dollar Market for Canadian Red Meat
CANADA - Despite concerns over unresolved technical issues, CETA is expected to open up a one billion dollar market for Canadian red meat products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements
US - The US pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, 1-3 March, in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board...
07 March 2017
Businesses Encouraged to Share with Govt Needs in NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says as Canada prepares for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it's important for Canadian businesses to...
06 March 2017
Africa's Food Security Worsens Due to Conflict, Drought
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts were worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
Refocus Needed from 'Buy America' to 'Buy North America'
CANADA - The President and CEO of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg suggests Canadian business needs to focus on shifting the attitude in the United States from "Buy America" to "Buy North America," writes...
03 March 2017
China Sets Stronger Steps on Food Safety
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude toward violations of laws, the national...
Canada Must Revaluate Approach to Trade in Response to Changing US Trade Policy
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says changing US trade policy will force Canada to revaluate its approach to trade, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Food Insecurity, Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa Pose Major Challenge In Ending Hunger
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 per cent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to...
Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee Highlighted
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
02 March 2017
Ireland's Labs Gain Global Recognition as Optimum System, Must be Maintained, Says IFA
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities...
Livestock Groups Applaud President for Repealing Waters of the US Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applaud an executive order issued by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewriting...
01 March 2017
Trump Address to Congress Viewed as Possible Pivot Point for Hog Markets
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says tomorrow's address by US President Donald Trump to a joint session of Congress is being viewed as a possible pivot point for North...
Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible...
28 February 2017
EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
27 February 2017
USDA Invests $4.8 million in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant...
23 February 2017
Right Funds and Regulation are Vital for Farming’s Future, says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
22 February 2017
Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
Trade and Investment Deals Post-Brexit in the Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
21 February 2017
UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Could Delay Canadian Beef, Pork Access to Europe Under CETA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council fears unresolved technical issues could delay the movement of Canadian pork and beef into Europe under the Compensative Economic and Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Agri Groups Welcome Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection...
15 February 2017
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak...
10 February 2017
Belarus, Ecuador Unite on Agrarian, Seafood Processing Companies
BELARUS & ECUADOR - Belarus and Ecuador discussed setting up joint companies to process seafood and agricultural products. ...
09 February 2017
US President Urged to Start Pork, Beef Trade Talks with Japan
US - Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit to the US, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations...
GIPSA Rule Comment Period Extended
US - The Trump administration has extended the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council, which...
08 February 2017
EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and...
Korea Bans Livestock Movement Due to FMD Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean authority on Monday banned the movement of all livestock for 30 hours across the country as suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease infection were reported....
07 February 2017
Manitoba Pork Hopeful Farm Building Code Changes Will Stimulate Swine Barn Construction
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is hopeful planned changes to building code requirements for farm buildings will reduce construction costs and stimulate interest in new swine barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 February 2017
Hog Markets Shift Attention from Hog Supply to Pork Demand
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says, with expected higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers coming to market, attention is shifting to demand, especially export...
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