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05 June 2018
Governments highlight funded activities for Manitoba agri-processors
Manitoba’s agri-processors are now able to access funding for activities under the Ag Action Manitoba program as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership continues to be implemented, Federal Agriculture...
Mexico to impose retaliatory tariffs on pork products
Mexico will impose equivalent measures to various products in the face of US protectionist measures...
04 June 2018
Poultry and swine production resumes in Brazil
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA) reports that 163 cold storage units throughout Brazil reported a resumption of activities on Friday 1 June 2018, after suspension of slaughter...
01 June 2018
Family farmers likely the first casualty if Trump administration provokes global trade war
WASHINGTON - In a move that has already provoked retaliatory measures, the Trump administration has announced its intention to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imports...
31 May 2018
Are you making the best use of your drone?
Drones are becoming increasingly popular in the agricultural industry and with the constantly developing technology it can be hard to keep up...
MACS-G20 brings together scientific leaders in agriculture
With the aim of building consensus for sustainable and equitable development at the agro-industrial level, representatives of the G20 countries analysed proposals on climate change, genetic editing and...
30 May 2018
Minnesota pig farmer shares perspective on gene editing in animal agriculture
The CRISPRcon event will address the role of emerging technology in gene editing on human, animal and crop health...
George Eustice promises high trade standards for British farmers
The Government will not water down food safety and animal welfare standards in the pursuit of trade deals after Brexit, according to Defra minister George Eustice...
International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today (30 May, 2018) agreed to step up joint action...
29 May 2018
UK food and farming sector unites to set Brexit objectives for government
UK – Leaders of over 100 organisations from across the nation's food supply chain have put their names to a manifesto setting out the key principles that can help ensure Brexit is a success for the supply...
Thailand urges US to stop threatening its consumer health
The Thai Swine Raisers Association are urging the US to cease trade pressure, stating that Thailand’s food safety standard is under threat...
24 May 2018
Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter
World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption of the pig welfare chapter by over 181 member countries, coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)...
State of emergency due to droughts in Argentina
Agribusiness has declared the agricultural emergency due to drought in Corrientes and Santiago del Estero...
23 May 2018
AHDB’s Pork Yearbook goes digital
A popular AHDB publication for the pig industry has for the first time entered the digital era – providing readers with greater access to a wealth of resources...
Farmers Union urges immediate action on E15 waiver
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union...
22 May 2018
Four steps to turn US-China framework into actual certainty and stability for American farmers
Farmers for Free Trade applauds progress but cautions that much work remains...
Huge opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning this summer
UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer...
PORK Academy seminars provide Producers on-farm insights
The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held 6-7 June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines...
Swine welfare game-changers
The Pig Site speaks to Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell about innovations in science within the swine welfare sector...
21 May 2018
NFU President highlights need for positive trading environment post-Brexit
The President of the NFU will today (Monday 21 May) underline the importance of an ambitious trade deal with the EU for UK agriculture...
Far East holds export hopes for pork sector
The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector – but industry must continue to work hard to ensure UK products are at the top of the list for importers...
18 May 2018
Ability to exercise benefits stall-housed gestating sows
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare says research has shown that gestating sows housed in stalls will benefit from the opportunity to exercise...
17 May 2018
Farmers Union urges USDA to proactively address farm suicide crisis
WASHINGTON - Many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should serve a critical role in providing support to farmers in crisis, according...
14 May 2018
USDA announces elimination of hog carcass cleaning regulation
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a proposal to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to repeal a redundant regulatory requirement...
11 May 2018
CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
10 May 2018
NFU holds open-house briefing for MPs on its consultation response
Just hours after Defra’s ‘Health and Harmony’ consultation closed, the NFU briefed MPs on its proposals and galvanised political support for food production, trade and the farmed environment in a...
White House agreement on Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON – The White House convened its final scheduled meeting yesterday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and future of the biofuel industry, bringing together lawmakers and stakeholders from...
Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants
The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) closed its pathogen year on June 30, 2017. Here are highlights on PRRS from the issued report...
09 May 2018
First pan-European UKAS accredited welfare standard raises the bar for pig welfare
In a first for pig welfare, UK-based continental meats supplier Winterbotham Darby gains accreditation for their Winterbotham Darby European Farm Partnership (EFP) pig module...
08 May 2018
British farmers should be the supplier of choice to the UK market, says NFU
The NFU has released its vision for a sustainable, profitable and progressive future for farm businesses in response to Defra’s consultation on a domestic agriculture policy which closes today...
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