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22 March 2017
Vion Introduces New Demand-driven Approach to Pig Farming
NETHERLANDS - Vion Pork, part of the Vion Food Group, introduces Good Farming Balance. With this new demand-driven approach, the company is responding to the opportunities in the international pork markets....
17 March 2017
US Farmers, Ranchers Urge Strengthening of Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
16 March 2017
Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Options Available to Address Economic Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
13 March 2017
Canada Must Demonstrate Preparedness to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
10 March 2017
Proposal Signed to Help China Reach Goal of Green Agriculture
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green...
09 March 2017
Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit, Says NFU
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
Campaigns Launched to Help Curb Farm Pollution, Waste
CHINA - Targeted campaigns will be launched to curb pollution and animal waste on livestock and poultry farms as well as the excessive use of fertilizers in the horticultural sector in an attempt to bolster...
07 March 2017
Canadian Pork Excellence Steps Up Focus on Training
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says Canada's new pork quality assurance programme places a much greater emphasis on training, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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....
03 March 2017
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)....
01 March 2017
Report Reveals World’s Future Food Security 'in Jeopardy'
GLOBAL - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report...
27 February 2017
Widely Accepted Vision for Agriculture May be Inaccurate
US - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers...
Moon Pig Project Aims to Produce Pigs in Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Way
DENMARK - Denmark is a world leader in pig production and is always striving to improve the technologies associated with pigs. Over three years ago a small group of well known important Danish companies;...
15 February 2017
Antibiotic Free Pork - Catching on in Denmark
DENMARK - More and more people are getting alarmed that many infections are not responding to antibiotics. There is a shortage of new antibiotics and many people are also concerned that too many antibiotics...
09 February 2017
Kenya's Farmers Urged to Shield Livestock from Drought
KENYA - A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged periods of drought....
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...
07 February 2017
Weekly Overview: Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
GLOBAL - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious...
06 February 2017
Pork Industry Competitiveness and Sustainability Top Research Priorities
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc says improving the global competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry while ensuring continued environmental sustainability is a top priority of Canada's Swine...
02 February 2017
Dutch Taskforce Connects Initiatives Against Food Waste
NETHERLANDS - The Taskforce Circular Economy in Food, launched during the National Food Summit in the Netherlands, aims to prevent and reduce food waste and become an international frontrunner in the valorisation...
31 January 2017
Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada has announced that it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
25 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Soloution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that...
23 January 2017
Copper is Essential for Piglet Performance
GLOBAL - The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. ...
Feeding Sows for Successful Offspring
GLOBAL - The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits, writes...
18 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
11 January 2017
95% Pig Farmers Ready for Compliance with New Antibiotic Rules
US - US pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 per cent of pig...
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including...
04 January 2017
Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
Several Compounds Show Potential as Replacements for Antibiotics
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says several compounds are showing potential as alternatives to in-feed antibiotics to help improve the health of pigs and stimulate growth, writes...
 
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