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17 April 2018
NFU prepares to respond to government on future farm policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the...
10 April 2018
Volta Mega Pork Fair 2018
Efua Okai reports on the Volta Mega Pork Fair, based in Ho, Ghana, and explores the alternative feed supplements being used by modern-day Ghanaian farmers....
15 March 2018
NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
13 March 2018
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
16 February 2018
India’s pig farmers encouraged to go ‘commercial’
In order to encourage adoption of scientifically-backed commercial pig rearing methods by India’s pig farmers, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has embarked upon a training...
31 January 2018
Facelift for the "Controlled Environment for Livestock" handbook
Farmers could reduce their feed and energy costs while improving growth rates, thanks to an updated handbook from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)...
18 January 2018
NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
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”....
18 December 2017
USDA to rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Practice rule
The final rule of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices will be withdrawn, much to the dismay of the NFU....
06 December 2017
Organic derogation extension will provide much needed relief for pig and poultry farmers
The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide much-needed certainty for the industry, the NFU and NPA said today after successful calls to the...
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....
Are consumers wilfully ignorant about animal welfare?
New study shows some consumers avoid the issue of animal welfare to prevent feelings of guilt whilst others trust farmers....
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
Great gains for producers through Gilt Watch
Pig producers are being urged to sign up to AHDB Pork’s first Gilt Watch programme to share best practice and gain valuable insight into improving herd performance....
From suits and ties: emerging young farmers
According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating...
23 November 2017
China’s plans for mega-farms in the north-east
In a bid to stabilise pork prices and combat food inflation, China’s pork farmers are steering further away from the small-scale and making bold moves towards mega-farms in the north....
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
16 November 2017
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
ECA criticise Rural Development spending
A new process for planning EU rural development spending is too long and complex, with shortcomings that hinder both performance and results, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors....
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. ...
13 November 2017
Farm-r develops trading platform to optimise machinery and labour efficiency
Farm-r, where machinery is traded through an online platform to capitalise on machinery efficiency, is urging farmers to look ahead and plan for capital use before Brexit takes control. ...
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...
Regulation of the 'Family Farming' seal
Following confusion over the differentiation of products from Family Farming, the Ministry of Agribusiness of the Nation have regulated, through Resolution 330-E / 2017, the use of the seal "Produced by...
06 November 2017
“We’re proud to produce your food”
The message from the British farming industry will be loud and clear during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London: We’re proud to produce your food....
03 November 2017
Farm Business Income shows major growth in 2017 survey of English farms
The survey results of Farm Business Income for 2016/17 were released by DEFRA on the 26th October as a further instalment of the initiative to monitor and evaluate Government and EU policies, and to inform...
26 October 2017
U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
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...
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...
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 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...
 
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