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15 November 2013
Veterinary Services Need To Strengthen Urgently
BRAZIL – The urgent need for coordination of veterinary services to support food production and animal health will be addressed at next month’s veterinary education conference....
14 November 2013
Good Traceability Record Attracts EU Attention
CHILE – Agricultural ministers are hoping to capitalise on improvements in meat traceability by opening up trade with the European Union....
13 November 2013
Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
ANALYSIS - The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade, writes Chris Harris....
07 November 2013
Confidence US M-COOL Will Be Addressed in US Farm Bill
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is confident the US government will address concerns over Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling through negotiations aimed at finalizing a new US Farm Bill....
05 November 2013
Jamaicans Asked to Eat Local
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
22 October 2013
Small Changes in Ag Practices Could Reduce Produce-borne Illness
US - Researchers have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne pathogens....
08 October 2013
NFU's Back British Tour Gains Traction at JCB
UK - An NFU campaign which calls for the continued support of British farming and a reversals of declining self-sufficiency has gained traction in Staffordshire with a visit to JCB....
03 October 2013
Farmers Should Focus on Food When Communicating with Public
CANADA - The executive director of Farm and Food Care Ontario is encouraging farmers to focus on the food they produce when communicating with consumers....
02 October 2013
Processors and Producers Guided on Food Safety and Expansion
EL SALVADOR – Dairy industry representatives met last week to discuss hygeine in the dairy supply chain and processing control mechanisms to minimise food safety scares....
27 September 2013
What Effect Can Better Cattle Tracking Systems Have?
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Improving traceability can have a positive knock on effect on animal health and food safety, says the Department of Agriculture....
17 September 2013
Red Tractor Week Starts on 16 September
UK - Red Tractor Week launches on Monday 16 September. Fronted by Alex James it is the heart of our year round 'Trust The Tractor' campaign. ...
13 September 2013
High-welfare Programme Now Covers One Billion Farm Animals
US - The American Humane Certified™ programme ensures humane treatment of almost 10 per cent of animals on nation's farms and ranches. ...
10 September 2013
NFU Passes Unanimous Decision on Renewable Fuels, COOL and Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution indicating the obligation of Congress to provide continuing to support Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)....
15 August 2013
Texas A&M Establishes Bioinformatics, Genomics Systems Engineering Center
US - The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Aug. 8 approved establishment of the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics Systems Engineering, a joint center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research....
12 August 2013
Striving for Sustainable Consumption
ANALYSIS - Market forces alone will not be enough to deliver sustainable consumption because of commercial tensions in the supply chain, writes Chris Harris. ...
06 August 2013
Labelling Row Delays EU Free Trade Agreement
GLOBAL - The Consortium for Common Food Names has condemned the European Union’s recent decision to delay implementing free trade agreements with Costa Rica and El Salvador....
05 August 2013
Are Shoppers Driven By Provenance?
ANALYSIS - Recent advertising disputes have raged between two supermarket heavyweights - Tesco and Sainsbury - with the British Advertising Standards Authority trying to mediate. ...
15 July 2013
Study Shows Consumers Want to Know How Food is Produced
UK - An independent study shows that eight out of 10 UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. ...
11 July 2013
Meat Organisations Challenge USDA over COOL
US - A total of eight meat and livestock organisations have filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to block implementation of a mandatory country-of-origin labelling (“COOL”) rule which was finalised by the US...
28 June 2013
CAP Plans Will 'Damage Farming, Reduce Food Production'
UK - A new CAP negotiating position agreed late last night by the Agriculture Council will penalise English farmers and make it harder for them to produce food, the NFU said this week....
11 June 2013
SENASCA Holds Briefing on Grant Proposals for Ag Ministry
PARAGUAY - On Wednesday, 5 June, the National Services for Animal Quality and Health (SENACSA) held an informative session on the call for proposals for grants under the Ministry of Agriculture, under the project titled "Economic Integration to Support...
30 May 2013
Tracking System Keeps Tabs on Livestock, Poultry
CHINA - A system for keeping track of livestock and poultry will be implemented throughout Zhejiang province to prevent instances like the one in which more than 11,000 pig carcasses ended up in the Huangpu River earlier this year....
NFU Takes #buybritish Message to Millions
UK - The NFU’s #buybritish campaign is urging farmers to support the campaign at prime locations up-and-down the country....
17 May 2013
Beef and Dairy Cattle Receive More Funding Per Head
SPAIN – The Spanish Federation of Select Livestock (FEAGAS) has announced headage payment increases for cattle grown to produce premium beef and milk sold under ‘Denominación de Origen’ labelling....
14 May 2013
NFU: 2013 Farm Bill Gaining Momentum
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement regarding the release of the initial draft of the 2013 Farm Bill by the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture....
22 April 2013
NFU Hails WFO Trade Policy Adoption
JAPAN - National Farmers Union (NFU) is applauding the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) for adopting its first policy on international trade. The historic policy was adopted during the WFO’s third General Assembly in Niigata, Japan this week....
16 April 2013
NOAH Film Makes Industry Call to Reach Out to Consumers
UK - In a film released last week, high profile delegates to this year’s Food Chain Conference, organised by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), have called on the industry to engage with consumers about the important role animal medicines...
10 April 2013
Does Having Protected Geographical Status Boost Product Values?
ANALYSIS - Having protected geographical indication status for food and drink products in the EU can more than double the prices obtained on the open market, writes Chris Harris....
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