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23 October 2017
Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor...
Manitoba Pork Producers Committed to Stiffest Environmental Regulations Anywhere
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the province's pork industry remains committed to adhering to the strictest environmental standards anywhere, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Year in a Row
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year...
20 October 2017
Announcement on Tax Changes Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - It is with much interest that the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has followed the developments surrounding the tax changes proposed by the Department of Finance Canada since the end of the consultation...
Infrared Barn Inspection Service Expected to Reduce Risk of Barn Fires
CANADA - The Manitoba Farm Safety Programme is confident a new infrared barn inspection service it's offering will help farmers uncover problems that could lead to barn fires before they occur, writes...
IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
19 October 2017
US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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...
Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed...
Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement
CANADA - Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows, reports Bruce Cochrane....
17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane...
Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants...
16 October 2017
Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 October 2017
Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress...
11 October 2017
Canadian Ag Urges Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Farmers Recognise Need to Communicate with Consumers
CANADA - An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies, Bruce...
10 October 2017
Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. Remain PED-free
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry reports swine premises in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. remain free of PED, Bruce Cochrane writes....
09 October 2017
IFA Calls for Processors to Stop Cutting Pig Price
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has called on all pig processors to stop cutting the pig price for farmers....
Direct Animal Movement Primary Cause of Spread of PED
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba Chief Veterinarian says the greatest risk factor for the spread of PED has been direct animal movement, Bruce Cochrane writes....
HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins
VIET NAM - Pork without identification rings to trace their origin will be banned from HCMC City’s Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets from 16 October, according to the city People’s Committee....
06 October 2017
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals,...
NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to...
PED Infected Swine Operations Moving Toward Presumptive Negative Status
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports just over 40 per cent of the swine operations infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea since the end of April are now shipping PED negative pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year....
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
Non-Competitive Feeding Allows Greater Range of Weight, Larger Group Size
CANADA - Research is showing the use of non-competitive feeding systems allows a greater range of sizes and ages of sows to be housed in larger groups in group sow housing systems, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Censky, McKinney Confirmations Good News for US Agriculture
US - The National Pork Producers Council congratulated Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney on their confirmations for key leadership positions with the US Department of Agriculture....
04 October 2017
IFA: Brexit Solutions Must Focus on Trading Relationship with All of UK
EU - Responding to a leaked EU Commission memo suggesting an all-island approach for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said that Ireland’s objective in the Brexit negotiations must be the...
 
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