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14 December 2018
Farmers from across Central and Eastern Europe march on EU Council calling for equal pay for equal work
Over 100 farmers from Central and Eastern Europe protested outside the meeting of EU leaders calling on them to keep their promise and give equal pay for equal work....
13 December 2018
US Congress passes 2018 Farm Bill
The NPPC welcomes the news that Senate and House lawmakers have approved the 2018 Farm Bill....
12 December 2018
Rural communities to receive mental health first aid training
The Do More Agriculture Foundation has named the first 12 communities across Canada that will be provided mental health first aid training....
Is the pig industry ready for a Brexit 'no deal'?
NPA producer and allied industry members are being urged to step up preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit, which could generate chaos across the farming sector from 29 March 2019....
10 December 2018
Alberta Pork introduces new pork app
Hog farmers, industry partners and members of the public have a new tool to educate and inform them on the latest issues of pork production....
05 December 2018
Lack of demand for surplus pigs a cause for concern for UK industry
Cheap imports and relatively high demand for RSPCA Assured pigs has resulted in unusually weak demand for surplus Red Tractor pigs, creating additional pressures on some farms in the run up to Christmas...
04 December 2018
Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
23 November 2018
China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
21 November 2018
Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food and farming
A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
19 November 2018
Pork producers support USMCA
Exports of US pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council testified Friday...
China reports new ASF cases
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in four provincial level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Saturday...
Pork ban poses threat to potential Taiwan-US trade deal
Taiwanese economics researchers believe that the current pork import bans between China and the US could impact the potential Taiwan-US trade agreement ...
Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
16 November 2018
Penang state govt committed to implementation of Pig Farming Enactment 2016
The Penang state government remains committed to implementing the Pig Farming Enactment 2016, aiding pig farmers in converting their farms into closed systems before the regulation is fully enforced on...
14 November 2018
Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
09 November 2018
Innovative slat anchor can be positioned without special tools
Whoever wants to fasten pig equipment to the floor knows: slat anchors are the right choice. ...
02 November 2018
Vion Pork to hire expert in face of changes in Dutch pig farming
Vion has announced that Koen van Bergen, who currently works as Sector manager Pig farming at Rabobank, will be joining Vion Pork as Director Livestock and Supply Chains as of 1 January 2019. Mr Van Bergen...
01 November 2018
Australian pork industry reaches crisis point
Australia's pork industry is facing tough times on two fronts with prices hitting new lows and production costs skyrocketing...
Canadian producers weathering market volatility
A Farm Credit Canada report on trade indicates Canadian agricultural producers are doing a good job dealing with market volatility...
31 October 2018
Union hits road to determine future agricultural policy for Scotland
NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include...
30 October 2018
Harnessing the power of livestock for a sustainable future
A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimise those contributions...
29 October 2018
Business charged in Australian pork biosecurity breach
Australian authorities charge West Australian business with deliberate biosecurity breaches that threatened the Australian pork industry...
BRI joins research to prevent US outbreak of African swine fever
African swine fever (ASF) virus is positioned to spread throughout Asia and threatens to devastate the global swine industry. The Biosecurity Research Institute have now joined the race to find answers...
Canadian pork producers celebrate Royal Assent of Trans-Pacific partnership
Canadian pork producers are pleased to learn that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) implementing legislation received Royal Assent last week...
27 October 2018
Ministry tightens control of swine fever tests
Samples cannot be taken from pigs with African swine fever without the permission of provincial animal husbandry and veterinary authorities, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday....
24 October 2018
Do more: mental health first aid training can save lives
The Do More Agriculture Foundation reports that demand for mental health first aid training has been overwhelming...
23 October 2018
New inspection system to be rolled out in US pig slaughter plants
The announcement of the new voluntary inspection system for pork processing plants received both criticism and praise from the pig industry. Now the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will...
NFU sends Budget submission to the Chancellor
With less than a week until the Budget, the NFU has written to the Chancellor to call for measures that ensure British farm businesses are in the best position to be productive, profitable and progressive...
22 October 2018
US trade deals with EU or UK must include open access for US pork
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says any new trade agreement involving the United States and the United Kingdom or the European Union must include the elimination of tariff and non-tariff trade...
19 October 2018
US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
 
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