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02 November 2018
Quebec to be Compensated for Losses from USMCA Deal
CANADA - Quebec dairy farmers will be compensated for losses they might suffer in the new trade deal with the US and Mexico....
Kiwi Dairy Company Could Face Court Action in US Due to False Advertising
NEW ZEALAND - The US dairy industry has restated its view that the a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is making false claims in its advertising in the United States....
President Commissions Dairy Plant
ZIMBABWE - President Mnangagwa commissioned Innscor Africa Holdings’ Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa on Wednesday....
BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November....
MP Elections: Congress, BJP Trade Charges over Depleting Cattle Strength
INDIA - Less than a month before Madhya Pradesh goes to poll, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) traded charges over depleting strength of cows in the state and proliferation of slaughterhouses on Wednesday....
31 October 2018
Govt of Canada Announces New Working Groups for Dairy Sector
CANADA - Canada's farmers and food businesses are vital to Canada's prosperity, creating good jobs, growing the middle class, supporting rural communities, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers....
EU Parliament Vote on CAP Budget Cannot be Ignored, Says IFA President
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission. Mr Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget...
Union Hits Road to Determine Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - 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
Border Seminar Designed to Ease Export of US Red Meat to Mexico
MEXICO - With a goal of assuring smooth and consistent movement of US red meat across key border points, USMEF participated in a border seminar hosted by COMECARNE (the Mexican Meat Council) in Veracruz, Mexico....
29 October 2018
NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) highlighted the food safety and product labeling expertise of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat....
Arla Foods UK, European Farmers Unite, Call to Avoid No Brexit Deal
UK & EU - Arla Foods joined farmer organisations from the United Kingdom (UK), Denmark, The Netherlands, Re-public of Ireland, France and Germany to call for the UK government and the European Union to pull out all the stops to avoid a No Deal BREXIT....
NIFA Invests in Research to Maintain Healthy Agricultural Animals
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced support for research to help maintain healthy agricultural animals. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative...
IFA President Warns of 'Dog's Dinner' Outcome on Brexit
Speaking in Whitehall in London at an event "Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future", IFA President Joe Healy warned of the danger of a 'dog’s dinner' outcome to Brexit that would cause confusion and trade disruption....
25 October 2018
EU Bans Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics in Farming
EU - The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming....
24 October 2018
IFA: Factories Can Pay a Lot More as Cattle Prices Rise
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves...
22 October 2018
Scottish Farm on Lockdown After BSE Detected
SCOTLAND, UK - A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease" was confirmed last week at a farm in Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland....
19 October 2018
Time to Reflect on Local Govts' Efforts, Say Food Systems Planning Experts
US & CANADA - Governments across the US and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure...
18 October 2018
OIE Reports Anthrax Outbreak in Botosani
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in cattle located in Botosani....
'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
Case of BSE Confirmed at Aberdeenshire Farm
UK - A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire....
15 October 2018
Department of Transportation Petitioned for Hours of Service Flexibility
US - Today, organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. ...
Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
11 October 2018
IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules
US - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday (10 October) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers....
Trade Conflicts Fill US Food Banks
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number...
10 October 2018
Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
09 October 2018
Consumers Question Decision to Remove Manufacturing Date from Dairy Products
SAUDI ARABIA - A number of consumer protection experts believe that some dairy companies have removed production dates off perishable dairy products, the Makkah newspaper said in a recent report....
Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
 
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