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31 January 2014
Bullish Outlook Complicated By Dairy Steers and Other 'Minor Irritations'
US - Producers can be certain of cattle supplies remaining tight for 2014, while other factors, including the Californian dairy herd, muddy the waters on how markets will pan out....
30 January 2014
Cattlemen Voice Farm Bill Opposition
US – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced its opposition to the Agricultural Act of 2014 as it does not address ‘priority issues’....
NFU Responds to State of Union Address on Energy
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the Union address....
24 January 2014
NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has sent a letter to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible....
23 January 2014
Dairy Must Help Satisfy Nutrition Message and Food Security
ITALY – Consumer nutrition and food security is at the forefront of Europe’s dairy agenda, a leading European Commissioner has announced....
20 January 2014
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
08 January 2014
Call to Buy British
UK - British consumers, businesses and public sector organisations should buy more British food products....
03 January 2014
Panama Strengthen Cooperation on Agri-food Matters
SPAIN - The directors-general of the Agricultural and Cattle Research Institute of Panama (IDIAP), Dr Paulo Ducasa, and the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA), Dr Josep M. Monfort, have signed a bilateral agri-food collaboration...
19 December 2013
Yorkshire Cheese Gets European Protected Status
EU – Three new products from the UK, Greece and Turkey, including a traditional cow’s milk cheese, have each been granted protected status by the European Commission....
18 December 2013
Po Valley Farmers Strive for 'Good and Honest' Milk
ITALY – Producer organisations are teaming up to shorten the supply chain by producing sustainable branded milk in northern Italy....
Chinese Food Firms Look to S Korea to Improve Image
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is seen as a springboard for companies to explore the international market and win consumers' confidence on safety issues, reports Lyu Chang in Seoul....
16 December 2013
Call to Get Tough on Food Fraud
UK - The government must clamp down hard on food fraud and crime and put the needs of the consumer and food safety first....
21 November 2013
Farm Business Innovation – Growing in Different Directions
UK - Farm Business Innovation is an event in the UK designed to inspire and assist those diversifying in or out of agriculture....
Demand for Details on Food Labels Includes Good and Bad
US - It's no surprise that labels are becoming the "go to" place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds that consumers crave more information, especially for the potentially harmful ingredients...
20 November 2013
Nicaragua Lead Way in Cattle Identification
NICARAGUA – Cattle identification in Nicaragua will serve as the blueprint for Central America once the 'Harmonized Bovine Traceability programme' is implemented....
19 November 2013
Upscaling Impact of Certification Initiatives Unclear
NETHERLANDS - Sustainability certification is seen by many as an important means to make supply chains more sustainable. ...
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. ...
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