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03 August 2015
Producer-Buyer Contract Arrangements Aided by New FAO Legal Guide
GLOBAL - A new legal guide from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is designed to support more equitable contract farming arrangements, and better policy making....
31 July 2015
Germans Reduce Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has had noticeable success in reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)....
29 July 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
28 July 2015
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
Government White Paper Good News for Australian Sheep Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Several aspects of the recently released government White Paper for the Australian agriculture sector will benefit sheep producers....
27 July 2015
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
22 July 2015
Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum...
21 July 2015
Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Ties
MEXICO - Mexico and France have signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters....
20 July 2015
Irish Farmers Clash with Minister Over Live Exports Statement
IRELAND – Irish sheep farmers “urgently need” to see progress on live export options, an Irish farming leader has said in reaction to latest ministry statements....
14 July 2015
Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection,...
13 July 2015
Wool Market Escaping Greek Exit Saga
AUSTRALIA – No direct effect on wool demand can be attributed to the Greek debt crisis and negotiations with the European Union, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)....
10 July 2015
Australian Sheep Industry gets A$140,000 Boost
AUSTRALIA - A sheep industry plan to drive profitability and innovation and increase revenue by more than A$330 million, has received a A$140,000 boost from the State Government....
08 July 2015
New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19...
07 July 2015
French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
06 July 2015
BVA Promotes Farm Safety Guidance as Survey Reveals High Injury Levels
UK - Coinciding with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health...
01 July 2015
Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
30 June 2015
Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and...
Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
29 June 2015
Irish Farmer Calls for Responsible Dog Ownership
IRELAND – A sheep industry leader has called for responsible dog ownership in light of the latest dog attack on sheep....
24 June 2015
America Backs Mexican Meat Quality, Safety
MEXICO – Mexico is offering food and safety programmes that have boosted consumer confidence and certainty, a US Department of Agriculture official has said....
New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Animal Food
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, for use in human food. However,...
23 June 2015
New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
UK Will Not Introduce EU New Animal Health Law
UK - In a surprise development at last week's European Union Farm Council meeting, the United Kingdom said it would not be signing up to a new 'Animal Health Law' agreed by Brussels and the European...
MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees...
Irish Farmers Demand €20 Per Ewe Payments
IRELAND – Irish farmers are calling for direct government support payments of €20 per ewe and for a “more ambitious” approach to driving the Irish sheep sector forward. ...
19 June 2015
China, Australia Sign Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
18 June 2015
Single Issue Policy Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the...
12 June 2015
Livestock Industries Unite for Successful CCIR
UK - Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR)...
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