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18 October 2017
Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government's "Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act" during public hearings planned for next week, Bruce...
13 October 2017
Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually...
02 October 2017
Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly...
Risk of Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to Non-farm Dwellers Negligible
US - At a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 per cent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure....
29 September 2017
Estimates Reveal Global Methane Emissions from Ag Larger Than Reported
GLOBAL - Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due to the previous use of out-of-date data on carbon emissions generated by livestock, according to a new study....
26 September 2017
Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
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....
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
13 September 2017
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha...
01 September 2017
China Targets Farm Waste as 'Clean' Power Source
CHINA - China will pay farmers to turn animal waste into fertiliser and power, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday, as Beijing cracks down on agricultural pollution that has for years leaked...
31 August 2017
Product to Keep Pig, Poultry Farms Fly-free Developed
PHILIPPINES - With the mounting complaints of flies and bad odour from poultry farms, a Davao-basaed inventor came up with a product that neutralises odour and drives away house flies and crawling insects...
17 August 2017
Ag Ministers' Continued Support Key to Pork Industry Success
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the commitment of Canada's Agriculture Ministers to programmes that support trade will play a key role in the continued success of Canada's...
15 August 2017
Developing Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among People with Different Views
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of...
14 August 2017
World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
11 August 2017
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Slowly Paying Off
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
09 August 2017
Hygiene Check at Poultry Farms, Chicken Shops, Piggeries in Karnataka District
INDIA - A committee led by district surveillance officer will survey poultry farms, chicken shops and piggeries in Dakshina Kannada, a coastal district in the state of Karnataka....
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat,...
31 July 2017
NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and...
29 June 2017
EPA Proposes Rule to Repeal 'WOTUS'; NPPC Welcomes Proposal
US - The National Pork Producers Council hailed the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the...
23 June 2017
KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
22 June 2017
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities,...
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
19 June 2017
NPPC Applauds US President's Stand on Environmental Regulations
US - The National Pork Producers Council is applauding the stand being taken by the Trump Administration on environmental rules that impact agriculture, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Study Reveals Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake'
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
16 June 2017
China Backpedals on Pollution Curbs Leveled at Pig Breeders
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday was forced to reinterpret stringent guidelines aimed at curbing pollution from livestock breeding, after many provincial-level authorities were found to...
15 June 2017
Call for Concessions for Farmers Under Carbon Pricing System
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling on the Manitoba Government to provide certain exemptions for farmers from taxes under a carbon pricing structure and a reinvestment into agriculture...
14 June 2017
Call for Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support...
12 June 2017
Ag Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are seeking a rehearing following a recent ruling issued by the US Court of Appeals for the District of...
07 June 2017
Maple Leaf Pursuing Ambition to Become Most Sustainable Protein Company
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has announced its ambition to be the most sustainable protein company on earth, based on a sweeping set of principles and an expansive sustainability agenda that has yielded substantial...
 
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