ThePigSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Pig Industry News By Category: Farmer/Worker Health & Safety
23 July 2018
AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes $110 billion to Canada's economy, with more than $64.6 billion in exports. Agriculture risk management is important to the sector - it helps...
18 July 2018
Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
29 workers killed on farms this year
To mark the start of Farm Safety Week (16-20 July) HSE has announced its latest report Great Britain 2017/2018 showing the annual fatal injuries in agriculture...
17 July 2018
NFU members share good practice during Farm Safety Week
Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same...
16 July 2018
True dangers of farming shown in annual ag fatality figures
The agricultural industry still has the highest rate of fatal injury in Great Britain according to the latest statistics released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...
13 July 2018
Public urged to help reduce fire risk as dry weather continues
With the spell of dry weather set to continue into next week in most parts, the NFU and ramblers are urging the public to be the eyes and ears of the countryside in a bid to prevent further wild fires...
10 July 2018
NFU and Crimestoppers launch new Rural Crime Reporting Line
The NFU has today launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers...
05 July 2018
New figures show continued focus on farm safety is needed
The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from...
04 July 2018
Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
28 June 2018
Joint donation from Novus International and INEOS Nitriles funds local safety project
Novus International, Inc. and INEOS Nitriles, LLC announced donations to fully fund a proposed street safety enhancement project in Bloomington, Texas, USA. The companies made the announcement at a community...
19 June 2018
NPPC calls for expanded access to foreign workers
The National Pork Producer's Council is calling on government to expand options for filling vacant jobs in the pork sector with immigrant workers...
18 June 2018
Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers
Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products...
14 June 2018
NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage
The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1 ...
11 June 2018
NFU appreciates senate ag leadership work on Farm Bill
US Senate Agriculture Committee leadership have released the draft text of a new farm bill...
08 June 2018
New cross-border MCFA opportunity announced at World Pork Expo
USA - Broadened availability provides companies with sustained program even across borders...
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...
30 May 2018
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...
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...
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...
16 May 2018
Buoyant mood among producers at Pig & Poultry Fair
Pig and poultry producers are fit and ready to embrace change, with a bright outlook ahead despite a few Brexit clouds on the horizon...
11 May 2018
Pork Checkoff to be featured at World Meat Congress
The biennial global event is to be held in Dallas, 30 May to 1 June 2018 and will bring together the world’s major red meat industry leaders ...
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...
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...
04 May 2018
NFU applauds introduction of FARMERS FIRST Bill in Senate
FARMERS FIRST bill legislation would reauthorise and strengthen Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network...
03 May 2018
Rise in farming incomes as highest productivity ever is recorded for the sector
Total farming income and productivity are on the rise, latest estimates for 2017 show...
02 May 2018
AB Agri named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces
AB Agri Limited has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in the latest Great Place to Work survey...
30 April 2018
Eyes on the road
Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Infrastructure are encouraging farmers, drivers and agricultural equipment operators to make road safety a priority this spring....
 
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
News By Advertiser
News By Country
News By Category

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Piglet Nutrition Notes - 5m Books