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12 January 2018
Farmers for Free Trade comment on President Trump's farm bureau speech
Former Senators, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
05 January 2018
Safety first
Tim Papworth, a Norfolk farmer recognised for his contributions to charitable services, described the harrowing stories of UK farmers who have suffered injury whilst working. Presenting at the Oxford Farming...
02 January 2018
NFU President looks ahead to a busy 2018
In his New Year message to the UK, the NFU President, Meurig Raymond, describes the challenges and opportunities that 2018 brings to the agricultural industry....
29 December 2017
Manitoba highlights agricultural trade priorities at North American summit
Manitoba will be participating in an international summit early in the new year to advance the province’s priorities related to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and...
28 December 2017
OCM sues USDA over GIPSA rule
USDA is being sued by the Organisation for Competitive Markets for withdrawing the “Farmer Fair Practices Rule”....
26 December 2017
IOM projects give slavery victims a new start
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is giving victims of slavery a chance to hone their skills and build their own businesses through group training schemes and access to business grants....
22 December 2017
More certainty for farmers needed as mid-term business confidence goes into the red
The NFU has called for more clarity and certainty from Government to ensure farm businesses can be profitable, productive and progressive post-Brexit....
21 December 2017
NFU President speaks out against “severely flawed” Tax Reform Conference Bill
As the US Congress readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, the NFU is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because of its regressive structure and devastating implications...
The best of The Pig Site 2017: Overcoming behavioural change
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, next up......
05 December 2017
Senate passes tax cuts for the wealthy on backs of family farmers and future generations
WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...
04 December 2017
Farming industry urges EA to reconsider proposed permit charges
Farming organisations have joined forces to urge the Environment Agency to rethink proposed levels of environmental permit charge increases for the intensive pig and poultry sectors....
01 December 2017
Survey shows massive opioid impact in farm country
WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. Farm groups call for dialogue about these issues and positive...
30 November 2017
NFU says no to US Tax Reform Plan
WASHINGTON – As the US Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the...
29 November 2017
Industrial Strategy recognises importance of UK food production
On Monday (27 November), the NFU confirmed that the Industrial Strategy White Paper contains positive recognition that the British food and farming industry can play an even greater role in the country’s...
22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
16 November 2017
Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
CBO analysis: Congressional tax plans jeopardise the farm safety net
Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would jeopardise all funding for farm bill commodity safety net programs. ...
15 November 2017
NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
14 November 2017
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
10 November 2017
Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care
Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. ...
09 November 2017
Farm groups urge President Trump to implement Farmer Fair Practices rules
National Farmers Union joined a coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumers groups today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive...
08 November 2017
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
07 November 2017
Staffordshire pig producer lands major US deal for its "ground-breaking" pen
Multi-award-winning pig production firm, Midland Pig Producers (MPP), has clinched a major new deal to export its pioneering pig pen design to the US....
06 November 2017
NFU urges farmers to share best practice and reduce risk on farm
Last Wednesday (1st November) the NFU hosted a Safe and Healthy Farming for All Ages event in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to improve health and safety within the farming sector....
01 November 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
26 October 2017
IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed...
 
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