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30 March 2015
OIE Joins World Health Day Celebrations
FRANCE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April....
25 March 2015
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
24 March 2015
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration...
FDA Drafts Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
20 March 2015
EU Agriculture Council Discuss Harmonisation of Organic Farming
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council recently held a public debate on a proposal for organic farming....
19 March 2015
Chancellors 2015 Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced the 2015 final budget. One highlight of the announcement is the allowance to farmers to spread their incomes over five years,...
How to Reduce Stress to Sheep in Non-stun Slaughter
ANALYSIS - Restraining lambs individually in a V-shaped restrainer for non-stun religious slaughter is more stressful for the sheep than restraining them sequentially as a group....
18 March 2015
South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...
17 March 2015
Scottish Formalise Animal Welfare With Document
UK, SCOTLAND - Animal welfare has been prioritised in Scotland through the release of a document designed to "articulate and formalise" the red meat sector. ...
16 March 2015
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs...
13 March 2015
North Dakotans Reminded of Role of Genetics in Beating Scrapie
US – Scrapie remains an issue in the US but efforts have “dramatically” reduced its prevalence over the last fifteen years....
Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
06 March 2015
NFU and Kennel Club Team Up to Keep Dogs and Livestock Safe
UK - The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creating new footpath signs which encourage...
05 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
04 March 2015
Sheep and Goat Model to Tighten Up Colombian Health, Productivity
COLOMBIA – Farm leaders are singling out the Caribbean coast in their implementation of sheep and goat husbandry management document, intended to drive sanitation and production in Colombia....
Farms Forced to Close In Lake Tai Clean Up
CHINA – Measures to clean up China’s third biggest lake could force livestock and poultry farmers near Shanghai out of a livelihood....
02 March 2015
Industry Calls For Active Tenants to get Environmental Payments
UK – Environmental stewardship schemes should pay active farmers, not simply landowners, for assisting with producing environmental benefits on farmland, says the UK sheep industry....
27 February 2015
Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
Romanian Meat Industry Expects VAT on Meat to be Cut
ROMANIA - Following efforts by the Romanian Meat Association (ARC) which has been calling on the country’s government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on meat, the recently released new...
26 February 2015
European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
23 February 2015
Polish Farmers March for Land Rights and GM Issues
POLAND - Around 6000 farmers marched in Warsaw recently to protest the Polish government's failure to address their longstanding demands. After failed talks between Union leaders and the prime...
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