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19 April 2018
NFU Says Current House Farm Bill Fails to Meet Family Farmers' Needs
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
NCBA, PLC Express Concerns About 'Recreation Not Red-Tape Act'
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council yesterday expressed reservations about H.R. 3400, the so-called "Recreation Not Red-Tape Act", as the US House Natural Resources Committee prepares to mark up the bill....
Two Aussie Abattoirs Permitted to Export Beef to Malaysia Again, Others Still Locked Out
AUSTRALIA - Two Australian abattoirs have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia while others remain locked out, eight months after a temporary ban was put in place....
US Farmers, Ranchers Bracing for Tough Times Amid Trade Dispute
US - From the Texas Gulf Coast to the American heartland, ranchers, farmers and petrochemical producers are expressing uneasiness over the growing US-China trade friction....
Countryside Must Not Become a ‘Soft Target’, NFU Tells Police C
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
China to Allow Irish Beef Exports; Access to Market Has to Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
CHINA - China will allow Irish farmers to export beef to China after granting approval to a number of meat processing establishments, the Irish minister for agriculture announced yesterday....
NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
12 April 2018
Govt Finally Dilutes Rules on Cattle Sale
INDIA - The Centre has finally scrapped its controversial notification on a ban on sale of animals for slaughter in livestock markets and come out with new draft rules doing away with the clause on "restrictions on sale of cattle"....
11 April 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak Affecting Free-range Beef Cattle Herd
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting free ranging beef cattle in Hazafon....
Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
10 April 2018
CME: Proposed Higher Chinese Tariffs on US Beef to Have Minimal Impact
US - The proposed higher Chinese tariffs on US beef will have a minimal immediate impact since we export very little beef into mainland China, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
KORUS FTA Causes Major Losses to Korean Red Meat, Soybean Industry
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s agriculture, livestock, and seafood industries suffered around one trillion won (about $1 billion) in production losses in the five years after the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) took effect, a report shows....
BJP Govt Dilutes Cattle Trade Laws, Modifies Key Clauses
INDIA - In a big step taken in amending the existing cattle trade rules, the Narendra Modi-led central government scrapped the clause which asked for a certification that the 'animal brought to the market for sale is not for slaughter'....
06 April 2018
Ex-US Ambassador to China, Cattlemen Comment on Tariffs on US Farm Products
US - After China announced plans to target US agricultural exports as retaliation for US tariffs, Max Baucus, a former US ambassador to China who is now co-chair of Farmers for Free Trade, released a statement expressing concern about the impact on the...
Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
05 April 2018
CME: Fear of Escalating Trade War Grips Market Participants
US - Livestock futures opened sharply lower once again yesterday as market participants remain gripped by fear of an escalating trade war between the two largest economies in the world, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
China's Latest Tariff Announcement Puts Business Relationships, Opportunities at Risk, Says USMEF
US - Yesterday, the Chinese government announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 per cent on China’s imports of agricultural and food products from the United States, including US beef....
NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
04 April 2018
Agriculture, Agri-Food Canada Announce Canadian Ag Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
27 March 2018
Uttar Pradesh Orders Probe into Illegal Beef Export
INDIA - The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the alleged connivance of the state’s health officials with meat exporters to ship cow meat illegally. ...
26 March 2018
One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
Cattlemen Applaud Final Approval of Omnibus Bill
US - President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government open Friday behind closed doors, then emerged to excoriate Congress for passing the legislation in the first place....
UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
23 March 2018
Manitoba Hosts EU Delegation to Promote Trade, Investment Opportunities
CANADA - The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment opportunities in Manitoba under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
Achieving Healthy, Climate-friendly, Affordable Diets in India
INDIA - New research led by IIASA researcher Narasimha Rao has shown how it might be possible to reduce micro-nutrient deficiencies in India in an affordable way whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
IFA Accuses EU Trade Commissioner of Naivety in Mercosur Negotiations
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is extremely naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting EU standards on...
 
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