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17 October 2017
Pork Prices Set to Rise as Year-end Supply Dwindles
VIET NAM - As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
16 October 2017
Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 October 2017
No US Pork Deal Yet, Says Thailand PM
THAILAND - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted Tuesday that Thailand has not yet struck any deal to allow the import of pork from the United States....
11 October 2017
Canadian Ag Urges Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane....
10 October 2017
Danish Crown Wins Arbitration Case
DENMARK - Danish Crown AmbA and Tican amba have today received the award in the arbitration case to decide whether Tican was entitled to compensation of DKK 20 million following the cancelled merger between...
09 October 2017
IFA Calls for Processors to Stop Cutting Pig Price
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has called on all pig processors to stop cutting the pig price for farmers....
HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins
VIET NAM - Pork without identification rings to trace their origin will be banned from HCMC City’s Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets from 16 October, according to the city People’s Committee....
06 October 2017
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals,...
NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to...
PED Infected Swine Operations Moving Toward Presumptive Negative Status
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports just over 40 per cent of the swine operations infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea since the end of April are now shipping PED negative pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year....
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
Censky, McKinney Confirmations Good News for US Agriculture
US - The National Pork Producers Council congratulated Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney on their confirmations for key leadership positions with the US Department of Agriculture....
04 October 2017
IFA: Brexit Solutions Must Focus on Trading Relationship with All of UK
EU - Responding to a leaked EU Commission memo suggesting an all-island approach for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said that Ireland’s objective in the Brexit negotiations must be the...
NAFTA Renegotiation Expected to Get More Difficult Moving Forward
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute expects negotiations aimed at updating NAFTA to get more difficult when they move into round four next week in Washington, Bruce Cochrane...
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Meat Council Hopeful TPP will Move Forward Without US
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is hopeful the eleven remaining nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will find a way to move forward with the trade agreement without the United States,...
Pig Price Cut Totally Unwarranted, Says IFA
IRELAND - Disappointing news for all pig farmers last Friday with the announcement by pig processors of a 4c/kg reduction to be imposed on this week’s pig price. This leaves the average pig price in...
NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation
US - With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council yesterday called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new...
02 October 2017
Maryland Reports More H3N2v Flu Cases
US - In an ongoing spike in variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases linked to Maryland county fairs, state health officials reported 12 more presumed or confirmed cases on Friday, as the US Centers for Disease...
29 September 2017
Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
Researchers Target Animal Farming, Meat Intake to Avoid Post-antibiotic World
GLOBAL - A new study by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and partners analyzes and describes a comprehensive strategy for preserving antibiotic effectiveness by...
26 September 2017
Rapid Response Corps to Speed Up Reaction of Emerging Diseases
US - The Executive Director of the Swine health Information Center says the creation of a Rapid Response Corps will speed up the response to emerging diseases that pose a threat to the US swine herd, according...
25 September 2017
FAO Says More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials
GLOBAL - A stronger global effort, including larger investments and improved surveillance measures, is required to ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public...
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive...
22 September 2017
CPC Continues to Lobby for Resolution of Remaining Trade Barriers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomes the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a first step towards a commercially viable...
Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade...
21 September 2017
New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related...
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