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13 July 2018
UK Farming Unions Respond to Govt Brexit White Paper
UK - NFU Scotland, NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers’ Union have issued a statement following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU....
Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products....
12 July 2018
Canadian Beef Sector to Get $14m Federal Investment
CANADA - The Canadian beef sector is a strong economic driver, accounting for $9 billion in farm cash receipts in 2017. ...
Montana Hopes for Beef Deal with Chinese Retail Giant Despite Trump's Trade
US - Montana officials are hoping that a blockbuster deal with Chinese retail giant JD.com to export local beef will be possible despite the US Government's escalating trade war with China....
10 July 2018
NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
Myanmar Cattle Exporters Request G2G Trade with China
MYANMAR - To legalise the export of cattle such as cows and water buffalos to China, long delays in the processing of approvals between the two countries must be shortened, U Sein Aye Maung, chair of the Magwe Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry,...
09 July 2018
Factories Hijacking Drought Conditions to Cut Beef Prices, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy last week accused the factories of hijacking the drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market. ...
Trade, Tariff Concerns Pop Up in Fed Minutes
US & CHINA - While the Federal Reserve in its June meeting minutes did note a strong US stock market and low unemployment, the central bank's districts voiced some concerns about trade and tariffs....
Impact Calculator Helps Industry Prepare for Brexit
UK - A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios....
03 July 2018
Livestock Groups Urge Swift Passage of ESA Amendments of 2018
US - The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) yesterday urged swift passage of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. ...
29 June 2018
Iran, Russia to Invest in Livestock Vaccine Production
IRAN - A livestock vaccine production unit will be built in Semnan Province in cooperation with Russia, director general of the province’s veterinary organization said....
Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
China Lifts Ban on British Beef
CHINA - British beef will soon be exported to China for the first time in more than 20 years, after the Chinese government lifted an import ban it imposed in the 1990s during an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow...
28 June 2018
Zimbabwe Loses Over 3000 Cattle to Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has lost at least 3,430 cattle to tick-borne diseases between November 2017 and May 2018, with Mashonaland East recording the highest deaths....
19 June 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Tete Province
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director at the Ministry of Agriculture in Maputo has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Tete Province affecting cattle....
Meat Industry Applauds Govt for Tabling of CPTPP Before Summer Recess
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) welcomes the introduction of the legislation to implement the Comprehensive Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as tabled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ...
18 June 2018
NCBA 'Looks Forward' to Public Meeting on Fake Meat
US - According to the FDA, a public meeting will be held with the intent to provide interested parties and the public with an opportunity to comment on emerging lab-grown protein technology. The public meeting is not a formal decision and will not prevent...
14 June 2018
CFIA Efforts for Release of SFCR Commended
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) congratulates and applauds the efforts of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the historic publication of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). ...
Senate Committee Vote a 'Positive Step' for 2018 Farm Bill
US - Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a mark-up of the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Committee voted to advance the bill on a 20-1 vote....
12 June 2018
NCBA Welcomes Introduction of Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act
US - The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) ...
11 June 2018
Cattle Feed Inspection Labs Open at Jebel Ali Port
UAE - Talib Julfar, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Environment and Public Health Services Sector, recently inaugurated the veterinary laboratories for examining fodder samples and animal food shipments in Jebel Ali Port....
08 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Proposes Levies Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday launched consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies to accelerate investment in a range of key programmes....
IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
07 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Urges Tailored Approach Towards Emissions
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the government’s commitment to setting a new carbon target and considering accounting for the differing contributions of specific livestock emissions as consultation on proposed Zero Carbon legislation...
05 June 2018
CME: 'Trade War' Topic of Last Week's Agri Talks
US - The talk of the agriculture sector last week was "trade war". On Thursday, the US announced the imposition of new tariffs at the rate of 25 per cent on all steel and 10 per cent for imported aluminum, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
IFA Says Govt Must Fight Back Against CAP Budget
EU - Proposed cuts to the CAP Budget are a major threat to farming in Ireland and must be strongly resisted, IFA President Joe Healy said last week (1 June) following the launch of CAP 2020 proposals by Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels....
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries....
IFA President Addresses EU Agri Ministers on CAP Budget
EU - IFA President Joe Healy is addressing the informal EU Farm Council meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Bulgaria today (5 June) on the CAP post-2020 and the importance of an increased budget....
 
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