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22 September 2017
FMD Outbreak in Bhutan Kills Dairy Cows, Calves
BHUTAN - Dr Tashi Samdup, Director General at the Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in a town called Samdrup Jongkhar....
Cattlemen Release Third Video in Tax Reform Campaign
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today released the third video in its month-long media campaign to promote comprehensive tax reform....
Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade alliances it will give up when it leaves the...
21 September 2017
IFA: Time to Recognise Farmers' Central Role in Food Production
IRELAND - Speaking at the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA President Joe Healy said the agri-food sector will be facing a shortage of raw material if farmers are not better rewarded....
CDC, Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk
US - People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health...
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger...
20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Taiwan Lifts Import Ban on Japanese Beef
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s food safety authority has lifted its 16-year-old import ban on Japanese beef....
19 September 2017
IFA Says Positive Change in Sterling Must be Reflected in Higher Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the positive change in sterling from 92p back to 88p must be reflected in stronger cattle prices back to farmers....
Copa and Cogeca Hit Out at Plans to Include Beef in Next Round of Trade
EU - As trade liberalsiing talks between the EU and Latin American trade bloc Mercosur intensify, Copa and Cogeca hit out at plans to include beef in a potential trade deal with Mercosur, warning it would threaten quality EU beef supplies, growth and...
New UN Report Says World Hunger on the Rise Again
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition...
Dairy Industry Urged to Make Most of Brexit Opportunities
UK - There are huge opportunities for UK dairy after leaving the EU but the industry must shape up in order to exploit them effectively....
Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
USDA Announces TRQ Reallocations for US Dairy Importers
US - The US Department of Agriculture published last week a list of licenses that were unused by US dairy importers under the 2017 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system. ...
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
18 September 2017
IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
Canadian Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans
CANADA & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture took his message of the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement to New Orleans last week, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Cattle Not Subjected to Quarantine Pose Health Risks, Say Experts
BANGLADESH - Cattle are being brought in over the borders without being put in quarantine, posing a health risk to humans and livestock for diseases that might arrive and spread undetected....
15 September 2017
FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
Turkey to Export More Fruit, Dairy Products to China
TURKEY - Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced that obstacles for exporting certain fruits and dairy products to China are to be eliminated....
14 September 2017
Factories Paying More to Get Cattle with Strong Beef Demand
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should not take lower quoted prices for cattle as factories are paying more to get stock....
Dairy UK Announces New Chairman
UK - Paul Vernon has been elected to succeed Dr David Dobbin, at the Dairy UK Annual General Meeting held today....
Surging Imports Mean Lean Times for Beef Producers in Japan
JAPAN - Japan in August raised tariffs on US beef to limit surging imports. But roughly one month on, the measure does not appear to be helping domestic producers as buyers such as restaurants switch from US products to imports from other countries....
13 September 2017
Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
Belarus Starts Exporting Beef to China
BELARUS - The first Belarusian companies have started exporting frozen beef to China, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said on Tuesday....
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September....
 
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