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15 October 2018
Department of Transportation Petitioned for Hours of Service Flexibility
US - Today, organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. ...
Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
11 October 2018
IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules
US - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday (10 October) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers....
Trade Conflicts Fill US Food Banks
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number...
10 October 2018
Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
09 October 2018
Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa....
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
Manipur CM Says BJP Never Asked to Ban Beef
INDIA - While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caders may be heard calling individually for a ban on beef-eating in the country, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh says that the party doesn't interfere with the eating habits of people....
Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
05 October 2018
IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
04 October 2018
Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
Canadian PM Defends New Trade Deal with US, Mexico
CANADA - While Canada's Liberal government said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreement is good for Canada, the main opposition party questioned whether it is an improvement....
03 October 2018
Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
01 October 2018
CMC Says Completed USMCA Critical for Continued Growth of Canadian Meat Industry
CANADA - The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), finalized late last night, is an important step in maintaining competitiveness and continuing to grow the meat industry in Canada....
NCBA 'Strongly Supports' Expanding Trade with Japan
US - Last week (Wednesday, 26 September), it was announced that the United States and Japan are to pursue a bilateral trade agreement....
Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
27 September 2018
Govt Reviews Live Cattle Export Programme
MYANMAR - The government is reviewing its year-old cattle export pilot programme, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said....
Ministry Works to Replace TB-affected Cattle
FIJI - Fiji's Ministry of Agriculture is working with the relevant stakeholder on replacement of stocks for cattle farmers affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB)....
US, Korean Presidents Sign Free Trade Pact; Groups Welcome KORUS
US - The signing of a renegotiated free-trade agreement between the US and the Republic of Korea is spurring optimism that export markets for American farm goods won't shut down and may even expand....
25 September 2018
Four FMD Outbreaks Reported in Oio Region
GUINEA-BISSAU - Dr Direcção Geral da Pecuária from the Ministry of Agriculture has reported four outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at various cattle farms in Oio region....
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
24 September 2018
French President Moves Relations Into High Gear
CHINA - French and Chinese presidents are key proponents of continued globalization and international cooperation....
21 September 2018
Qatar Charity Opens Cattle Farms in Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Qatar Charity (QC) has established two cattle farms in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide a permanent income for 20 poor families, while the third farm is expected to be opened soon....
18 September 2018
New Video Featuring Virginia Cattle Producers Rebutting State Official
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released a third video in their campaign to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA)....
17 September 2018
Cattle Deaths Spike as Wet Weather Sets in
ZIMBABWE - A combination of late, heavy rains and a shortage of cattle dip has contributed to a rise in tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe this year, a government official said....
 
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