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28 June 2017
Farmers, Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday made an announcement that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritise Ag, Says Farm Bureau
US - A modernised North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for US agriculture and settle remaining challenges for US farmers and ranchers in neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing...
TN Dairy Minister Alleges Milk Adulteration by Private Firms
TAMIL NADU - Tamil Nadu Milk and Dairy Products Developments Minister Rajendra Balaji once again stirred a controversy by alleging that the products of private milk producers are adulterated....
Viet Nam to Set Up Dairy Factory Using Belarusian Technology
BELARUS - A dairy facility employing Belarusian technologies will be set up in Vietnam, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told the media, BelTA has learned. ...
27 June 2017
IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
Rules Banning Sale of Cattle for Slaughter to be Revised
INDIA - The Union government has decided to revise the controversial livestock market regulations that banned sale of cattle for slaughter in open markets across the country. There has been confusion ever since these new rules under the Prevention of...
No Need to Ban Beef Imports from Brazil, Says Ag Minister
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda says Jamaica does not import fresh beef from Brazil and therefore does not need to consider imposing a ban....
Dairy Producers Say State Agency Not Impartial Awarding Investment
ESTONIA - Two contenders have applied for investment in the millions of euros by the Agricultural Registers and Information Board (ARIB) to be granted to large dairy producers. E-Piim made the race; competitor EstMilk are talking about a conflict of interest....
26 June 2017
NCBA Supports USDA Ban on Fresh Brazilian Beef
US - As a result of recurring safety concerns about beef products imported from Brazil, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed a ban on the products....
China to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday....
BJP's 'Beef Ban' Threatens to Derail Their North East Ambitions
INDIA - The BJP juggernaut rolls on in the North East. The party, which has been gathering momentum after its thumping election win in Assam and a less spectacular victory in Manipur, is now looking to repeat its performance in Meghalaya, the hill state...
Jamaica Broilers to Import New Cattle Varieties
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers Group is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries to import varieties of cattle that produce more milk per day than the current local stocks....
23 June 2017
Ag Leaders from Canada, Mexico & US Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Dairy Should be High Priority in Brexit Negotiations, Says Dairy UK
UK - It is vitally important that the UK dairy industry is recognised and prioritised during Brexit negotiations, Dr David Dobbin, Chairman of Dairy UK, said Wednesday....
Lifting of Ban Beefs Up China-US Two-way Trade
US & CHINA - Chinese authorities announced that the nation has lifted a 13-year import ban on some US boneless beef and beef on the bone, and industry insiders see it as a win-win result that is expected to drive the economic growth of both countries....
NZ Cattle Blood Given Green Light for China Market
NEW ZEALAND - China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
LDF Protest Against Ban on Sale of Cattle for Slaughter
INDIA - Ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) led the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, staging protest marches across the state against the Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter in animal markets....
Sindh HC Orders Status Quo on Cattle Colony Fee Collection Auction
PAKISTAN - The Sindh High Court has ordered status quo on auction of three contracts for collection of fees from cattle points in the city’s Cattle Colony and Aansoo Goth areas....
USTR Urges Japan to Make ‘Unilateral Concessions’ on Beef Imports
US - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan on Wednesday to make "unilateral concessions" on beef imports to help reduce its trade surplus with the United States....
Japan May Set Tariff-free Quota for EU Beef Under EPA
JAPAN - Japan is considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states, as requested by the EU in the two sides’ negotiations on an economic partnership agreement for free trade, informed sources told Jiji Press on...
Call for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agri Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
22 June 2017
China Gives Greenlight to US Beef Imports
CHINA - China began importing US beef on Tuesday in fulfilling its pledge on the US-China 100-day action plan to boost bilateral economic ties....
Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs; TN Waits for Courts to Decide on Trade Restrictions
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying "there was need to diversify in agriculture allied...
FAO: Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
21 June 2017
Public Justice Files Suit on Behalf of Farmers to Require COOL on Meat Products
US - Public Justice, representing the Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against the US Department of...
Court Grants Request to Halt Ads from Arla in US
US - On 15 June, a US District Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth hormone rBST....
Romania Reports Anthrax Outbreak
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Botosani....
 
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