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04 December 2019
Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
27 November 2019
BBC Documentary Shows Why Food Standards Must Be Upheld in Future Trade Deals, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - The four UK farming union Presidents have responded to the BBC’s documentary "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
22 November 2019
NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
21 October 2019
The 4 Biggest Benefits of 100% Australian Beef
Customers in Australia and all over the world love buying Australian-made and sourced produce. But when it comes to beef, what are the real benefits of buying 100% Australian? ...
09 October 2019
How is Blockchain Being Used in the Ag Digital Supply Chain?
Heard of blockchain, but not really sure what it is? Raja Ramachandran, CEO of Ripe.io, explained to attendees at the Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, about how blockchain is being used in the ag digital supply chain....
10 September 2019
Arla Removes 'Use-by' Dates on Branded Fresh Milk to Help Reduce Food Waste
UK - Thousands of adults across Britain admit they struggle to understand all of the labels on food and drink packaging, resulting in many binning perfectly good produce, new research* has revealed....
03 September 2019
IFA Calls for Govt Commission of Investigation into Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into the beef sector to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain....
27 August 2019
IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
22 August 2019
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912
CANADA - This week, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $120,950 in support of dairy processor La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912....
15 August 2019
Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. ...
13 August 2019
Swiss Dairy Association Launches 'Sustainable Milk' Standard
SWITZERLAND - From 1 September, milk producers can use a new "Swissmilk Green" quality label if they meet ten basic criteria, including avoiding palm oil products in animal feed....
01 August 2019
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
Summit Aims to Secure Profitable, Productive Scotch Beef Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday, 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times. ...
25 July 2019
Meat With Integrity Campaign Creatives Unveiled
SCOTLAND, UK - The creatives which are being used in a new campaign to raise the profile of the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials, were unveiled at a media launch in Perthshire yesterday (24 July)....
24 July 2019
Novel Powdered Milk Method Yields Better Frothing Agent
US - A novel method of processing - using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray - yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the discovery may lead to...
23 July 2019
Farming Unions: Measures Needed to Address Current Beef Price Crisis
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis....
19 July 2019
Levy Bodies' £2m Campaign Boosts Positive Messaging on Meat
UK - Millions more people across Great Britain are being exposed to positive messaging on meat as a result of a joint project from the levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales, now entering its second year....
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
Scottish Beef Burgers Readily Available but Not at all Supermarkets
SCOTLAND, UK - During a period of prolonged warm weather many in Scotland will be hoping to enjoy some high-quality Scotch Beef burgers....
12 July 2019
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
10 July 2019
Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems
UK - 3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight, before they are visible to the human eye....
IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
02 July 2019
China Suspends Canadian Pork, Beef Imports After Discovery of Banned Feed Additives
CHINA - Relations between China and Canada are now once again being strained as the former announced that it would no longer be accepting beef and pork imports from the latter. ...
01 July 2019
IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
26 June 2019
Vinamilk’s Organic Products Impress Global Dairy Congress
VIETNAM - Vietnamese dairy producer Vinamilk’s organic product have impressed delegates to the 13th Global Dairy Congress which is being held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 26-27 June. ...
25 June 2019
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
 
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