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14 June 2019
Armenian Govt to Help Build Smart Cattle-breeding Farms
ARMENIA - In early April the government of Armenia approved an assistance program for construction, reconstruction and technological re-equipment of small and medium-sized "smart cattle-breeding farms"....
USDA Announces Kansas City Region as New NIFA, ERS Site; NFU Disappointed by Lack of Transparency and Public Input
US - Ten months after introducing a plan to relocate and reorganise two major agricultural research agencies, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced that it will move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic...
IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
12 June 2019
Live Cattle Exports Drop as Govt Reviews Trade
NEW ZEALAND - A 25 per cent drop in live exports of breeding cattle in the last five years means a possible ban won't have a big impact on farmers, says an agricultural company involved in the trade. ...
07 June 2019
IFA Reaction to Draft EU Regulations on €100m Brexit Beef Fund
EU - Reacting to the draft EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund circulated in Brussels yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must reject all conditionality in the draft regulation that does not relate to the actual income losses...
06 June 2019
Principles for Distribution of €100m Beef Fund Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - At IFA’s first regional information meeting in Claremorris for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund, there was backing for the six key principles that the IFA Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of the...
Ministry Unveils Plan to Boost Cattle Numbers
MYANMAR - The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department is cooperating with the private sector on a five-year plan for natural breeding, asexual breeding, development of animal feed and pasture, and control of infectious diseases to increase the nation’s...
Hearing Highlights Implications of ERS, NIFA Relocation for Agri Research
US - During a hearing held yesterday by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, key stakeholders expressed concerns about the current and potential ramifications of reorganising and relocating two major agricultural...
04 June 2019
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
03 June 2019
Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
29 May 2019
US to Invest $10m in Livestock Development in Georgia
GEORGIA - The United States Department of Agriculture launches a new project with the Farmers Association of Georgia, Land O'Lakes International Development and Michigan State University which will promote farmers to improve food safety standards and...
Govt Warning After US Recalls 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef
BAHAMAS - The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) has warned the Bahamian public that the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for over 62,000 pounds of raw beef...
IFA to Hold Meetings on €100m Beef Fund
IRELAND - IFA will be holding regional information meetings for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund recently secured from Brussels and the Government....
Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
28 May 2019
IFA Demands Beef be Taken Off EU/Mercosur Negotiations
EU - The Irish Farmers’ Association has demanded that EU Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom take beef off the table in the EU/Mercosur negotiations....
NZ Beef Exporters Recover Lost Market Share in Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef and sheepmeat exporter ANZCO says sales in the Japanese frozen beef trade are recovering, thanks to tariff reductions for New Zealand produce under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership that allows local producers...
27 May 2019
Japan Lifts Last Restrictions on Canadian Beef, 16 Years After BSE
CANADA - Japan has lifted its remaining trade restrictions on Canadian beef, 16 years after the discovery of a case of BSE in Alberta....
Coloured Beef Seized at Dhaka New Market
BANGLADESH - A mobile court conducted by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today seized around two maunds of colored beef from New Market area of Dhaka....
24 May 2019
USDA Announces Details of Trade Assistance Package; NFU Urges Adoption of Supply Management Policies
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released initial details for a trade assistance package to support family farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. ...
23 May 2019
Farm, Food & Rural Groups Support Ag Merger Moratorium Bills
US - Yesterday, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organisations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester...
22 May 2019
€100m Brexit Fund Must be Targeted, Paid Without Delay, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most. It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached....
20 May 2019
Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
Reducing Disaster Risks in Agriculture a Win-win for Small-scale Farmers
GLOBAL - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released this week....
IFA Meets EU Commission Officials on €100M Brexit Beef Package
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and IFA Brussels Director Liam MacHale met with senior officials from Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet in Brussels yesterday to discuss the details of the €100m Brexit beef package announced by Commissioner...
NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganisation of Research Agencies
US - Despite concerns about how it would affect the quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the...
16 May 2019
Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says
US - Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected...
EU Commission Support Paves Way for €100M Brexit Beef Aid Package
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said confirmation that the EU Commission has agreed a Brexit beef package of €50m for Irish beef farmers means the Irish Government is expected to provide matching funding of €50m, bringing the total package to €100m....
13 May 2019
Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
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